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Adonis Selwyn Antoine
Schenectady -- Adonis Selwyn Antoine died Monday, April 1, 2002 at St. Clare's Hospital shortly after birth. He was the son of Adonis Selwyn Antoine and Georgianna Thomas Antoine. Survivors include his godparents, Roberto and Rosalyn Mendez of Schenectady; his maternal grandparents, Edna Young of Schenectady and George Thomas, Jr. of Albany; his paternal grandparents, Skeet and Beatrice Antoine of Grenada; three brothers Rehla, Quaylond, and Quinyan Thomas all of Schenectady; two sisters, T'Asia and Saysha Thomas both of Schenectady. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Parkview Cemetery, Schenectady.

Michalena Stasieczko Bradshaw
Schenectady -- Michalena Stasieczko Bradshaw, 76, of Rynex Corners Road, Princetown, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at St. Clare's Hospital. Born in Danby, Vermont, she was a 1943 graduate of Mt. St. Joseph's Academy in Rutland. After graduation, she moved to Schenectady to work at General Electric. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Schenectady and was a past member of the church choir. Her husband, the late Alton T. Bradshaw, died in 1997. Survivors include eight children, Paul Bradshaw and Thomas Bradshaw of Schenectady, Lorraine Sturges of Burnt Hills, LTC Ramona Decker of Altamont, Curtis Bradshaw of Schenectady, Brian Bradshaw of Amsterdam, Joan Chiwiwi of Albuquerque, NM and Alton M. Bradshaw of Scottsdale, AZ; 14 grandchildren; one great–granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. She is the sister of Grace Smith of Arlington, VT, the late John Stasieczko, Anthony Stasieczko, Joseph Stasieczko and Frank Stasieczko. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:15 from the DeMarco–Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., followed at 9 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church. Calling hours will be this evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Mausoleum, Niskayuna. The family would prefer memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150–1160.

Emanuella Chapleau
Gloversville -- Mrs. Emanuella “Midge” Chapleau, 78, of Gloversville, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after being stricken. She was born in Gloversville, November 23, 1923, a daughter of the late Vincent and Mary Caputo De Santis. She was educated in Gloversville schools, graduating from Gloversville High School. Mrs. Chapleau was a glove maker all her life, working at home much of her career. She was also employed by the former Myers Glove Co. and Alexette Glove Co. She retired from Gates Mills several years ago. Mrs. Chapleau was a member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church. Survivors include her husband, Alfred “Bud” Chapleau, whom she married June 14, 1952; a daughter, Mary Hamm and her husband Allan of Johnstown; a son, Alfred “Chap” Chapleau of Schenectady; one sister, Julia Di Mezza of Gloversville; one brother, Ralph De Santis of Boca Raton, FL; two granddaughters, Alyssa Stewart of Johnstown and Nicola Chapleau of Niskayuna; one grandson, Michael Stewart of Johnstown; and three step–grandchildren, Melanie, Bradley and Christopher Hamm, all of Johnstown. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by one sister, Evelyn De Santis, and two brothers, Jerry and Pasquale De Santis. A prayer service will be held on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. from Kobuskie–Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker Street, and at 11 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, with the Rev. Donald Czelusniak, Pastor, as celebrant. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Donald D. De Angelo
Scotia -- Donald “Donnie” D. De Angelo, 62, of Pleasantview Ave., died Wednesday at St. Peter's Hospital after a long illness. Donnie was born September 26, 1939 to the late Patrick and Jenny De Angelo. Mr. De Angelo was educated in Amsterdam. Donnie served in the U.S. Army in Fort Benning, GA from 1962 until 1964. For 27 years, Mr. De Angelo was employed by General Electric Company in Schenectady as a sheet metal worker, retiring in 1994. Donnie was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church in Schenectady. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn Curcio De Angelo, whom he married May 13, 1967. He was the loving father of Donlyn A. De Angelo of Scotia and Dean T. De Angelo of Dover Plains. Brother to Thomas De Angelo of Hudson, Patrick De Angelo, Jr. of Amsterdam, Deborah Valek of Guilderland, and the late George Politano. Brother–in–law to James Paul Curcio of Malta and Thomas and his wife Penny Curcio of Baltimore, MD. He is also survived by several cherished nieces, nephews and great friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, Union at N. Jay Streets, and then to St. John the Baptist Church, Franklin Street, where a Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 o'clock at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watervliet. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, 315 South Manning Boulevard, Albany, NY 12208; St. John the Baptist Church, 427 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 or to the Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Offices, Rt. 22, Wassaic, NY 12592.

Aureliano DeRossi
Amsterdam -- Aureliano DeRossi, 90, of McKay Road, formerly of Division St., passed away early Thursday morning at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. Born on November 19, 1911, he was the son of Clodomiro and Luigina Lorelli DeRossi. He was educated locally and lived in Amsterdam for his entire life. Mr. DeRossi was employed as a crane and elevator repairman for General Electric in Schenectady for 31 years, retiring in 1973. He was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. His beloved wife, the former Lucille Romano, preceded him in death on March 15, 1974. Mr. DeRossi leaves his loving children, Raymond and his wife Phyllis Catello DeRossi of Amsterdam, with whom he resided, and Diana and her husband Robert Seeley of Broadalbin; his sisters Rose DaBiere of Amsterdam and Jean Eliseo of Schenectady; his step–sisters, Rose, Josephine and Amelia Bombardatore and Assunta “Susie” Gambardella, all of Amsterdam; Carmella Kazlauskas of Schenectady; five grandchildren, Dawn Jones, Tammy Rigo, Jason Seeley, Kristen Culnan and Anthony DeRossi; six great–grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Rolando and Edmund DeRossi, and a sister, Louise Machold. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 8:15 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc., 171 Guy Park Avenue, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church with Fr. Pascal A. Iannotti, celebrant. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. Michael's Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Michael's Memorial Fund or to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation.

John Dzierga
Amsterdam -- John Dzierga, 88, of County Highway 132, Hagaman, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital. Born on September 23, 1913 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Joseph and Mary Pikor Dzierga. He attended local schools and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Dzierga was a self–employed dairy farmer. He was a member of St. Stephen's Church in Hagaman. He was also a life member of the Perth Volunteer Fire Department since 1954. He held various offices and attained the rank of assistant chief. Mr. Dzierga enjoyed raising white–faced beef cows and making maple syrup as hobbies. He is survived by one sister, Elaine Kapusta and her husband Kasimer of Niskayuna; one sister–in–law, Jeanena “Jennie” Dzierga of Galway; two nephews, Mark Dzierga of Guilderland and David Kapusta of West Glenville; one niece Joyce Kapusta of Niskayuna; and cousins. Mr. Dzierga was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Dzierga and Matthew Dzierga. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place, followed at 11:15 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stephen's Church in Hagaman. Calling hours will be Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Dzierga's memory to the Perth Volunteer Fire Department or to St. Stephen's Church, both in care of the funeral chapel.

Ruth Rulison Gagnon
Concord, NH -- Ruth Rulison Gagnon, is with the Lord. She died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at the Harris Hill Nursing Home in Concord, NH. Born February 22, 1917, Mrs. Gagnon was the daughter of the late Earl and Anna Larson Rulison. She grew up in Scotch Bush and worked in the New York City area after college. She married in 1943 and resided in Clinton, IA until the end of World War II, when she settled in the Schenectady area. She moved to Warner, NH in 1995. Mrs. Gagnon was a graduate of Amsterdam High School. She received a bachelors degree from Syracuse University and a masters degree from Columbia University. She was a homemaker and dietician. Mrs. Gagnon was employed by the New York State Dairy Council and local nursing homes. She was a member of the American Dietetic Association and was active in the ministries of the Bellevue Gospel Chapel in Schenectady. Her late husband, L. Eldred Gagnon, died April 19, 1985. Mrs. Gagnon is survived by three sons, Dale Gagnon of Bow, NH, Dean Gagnon of Essex Junction, VT, and Nels Gagnon of Globe, AZ; one daughter, Joy Gagnon Pasquerillo of Fort Mill, SC; three brothers, Howard Rulison of Amsterdam, Donald Rulison, missionary in Thailand, and Richard Rulison of Medfield, MA; nine grandchildren; four great–grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, John Rulison. A memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Bellevue Gospel Chapel, 2702 Guilderland Ave., Schenectady. A graveside service will follow on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Grove Cemetery, Quaker Street. There will be no calling hours. Contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to Gospel Recordings, 122 Glendale Blvd., Los Angles, CA 90026.

Kevin Edward Grinnell, Sr.
Amsterdam -- Kevin Edward Grinnell, Sr., 45, of Ridge Road, Amsterdam, passed away Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, and will be announced.

Howard S. Harrington
Gloversville -- Howard S. Harrington, 83, of Oakland Avenue, died Friday, March 29, 2002 at home. Mr. Harrington was predeceased by his wife and children. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. today at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.

Thomas V. Kalament
Rotterdam -- Thomas V. Kalament, 89, of Rotterdam, died Wednesday at Glendale Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Piermont, New York, he worked as a machinist at the General Electric Company in Schenectady for over 43 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the G.E. Quarter Century Club, a former member of Civil Conservation Corp., a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol, and a member of the former St. Cyril's Church. Mr. Kalament was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, who died in 1995, and a granddaughter, Kimberly Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Betty V. Johnson of Scotia; a brother, John Kalament of Schenectady; a grandson, Thomas Kalament III of Amsterdam; two great–grandchildren, Thomas Kalament IV and Carlynn Kalament; and a brother–in–law, Ronald Olszewski of Rotterdam. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at noon at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave., Schenectady. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service. Interment will be at St. Cyril's Cemetery, Rotterdam. Contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1411 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308 in his memory.

Helen Irene Bowers Lachtrupp
West Charlton -- Mrs. Helen Irene Bowers Lachtrupp, 88, of Sacandaga Road, West Charlton, died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Ellis Hospital. Mr. Lachtrupp was born in Schenectady and was a graduate of the former Schenectady High School and Spencer Business College. She was employed by the Carl Company of Mayfair. Mrs. Lachtrupp was a member of the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, serving on many committees, including the Turkey Supper and Ladies Auxiliary of the West Charlton Fire Department. She was the widow of Christian (Dutch) Lachtrupp; mother of Frederick G. Lachtrupp of West Charlton and the late Ronald L. Lachtrupp; mother-in-law of Ann Lachtrupp of West Charlton; sister of Dorothy Morack of West Charlton; grandmother of David and his wife Bonnie Lachtrupp of Waterbury, VT and Diane Lachtrupp Martinez and her husband Johnny Martinez of Brooklyn, NY; and great-grandmother of Jeremy, Gregory, Cara Lachtrupp and Joey Martinez. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday 11:30 a.m. at the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, corner of Rt. 147 and Rt. 67. Calling hours will start this morning at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at West Charlton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to West Charlton Presbyterian Church or West Charlton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Arrangements are under the direction of Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home Inc., Galway.

Barbara A. (Hilts) LaGalles
Ballston Spa -- Barbara A. (Hilts) LaGalles, 55, of Court Street, Ballston Spa, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Syracuse on March 1, 1947, she moved to Burnt Hills in 1964 and graduated from Burnt Hills–Ballston Lake High School. She moved to Ballston Spa in 1968. She was the owner and operator of United Hairlines in Ballston Spa for 23 years. She was a member of TOPS #898 and Saratoga County After the Fire. Barb was always there to help anyone in need. She loved the ocean and visited every summer. Survivors include her husband, Paul LaGalles; daughter, Erika Mattrazzo of Ballston Spa and best friends Betty MacMillan, Carol Hannah, Kathy Hedgeman and Jennifer Hersh, all of Ballston Spa. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Calling hours will precede the service from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Eagle Matt Lee Fire Co. No. 1, Washington Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or After the Fire, P.O. Box 4188, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Edith Martin
Rotterdam -- Edith (Grabowski) Martin, 82, of Sixth St., Scotia, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at the Hallmark Nursing Centre, Rotterdam, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Mrs. Martin was born on October 31, 1919 to Walter and Stella (Shaluga) Grabowski of Amsterdam and was a lifetime resident of Scotia after her marriage to Frank “Pepper” Martin, who predeceased her in December 1987. She was the sole survivor of her family. Edith was a homemaker and a 25 year employee of the Lower Mohawk Club in Schenectady. She was a member of the Scotia–Glenville Seniors, as well as the St. Joseph's Leisure Club, of which she held the office of secretary. In earlier years, she was an active member of the Scotia Little League Auxilary and a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Scotia. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Anthony and Barbara Martin of Yaphank, NY and James and Helene Martin of Rotterdam; one daughter, Susan Shannon of Key West, FL; granddaughters Erica Martin of Pennsylvania and Meeghan Martin of Cocoa Beach, FL; grandson Nicholas Shannon of Key West, FL; nieces Carol Vanderwerken of Schenectady, Carole, Jeanette and Marie Wekzner of Schenectady and Scotia and nephews Michael Polozie of Rochester, Tim and Michael Weirzbicki of Schenectady and Michael Wekzner of Pattersonville. Funeral services, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday from the Bekkering–Ellis Funeral Home, Inc., Scotia, then to St. Joseph's Church, First Street, Scotia, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. The funeral home will be open today from 7 to 9 p.m. for those who wish to call. Interment will be at Park Cemetery, Sacandaga Road, Scotia. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to The Community Hospice of Schenectady and Amsterdam County, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308 or to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211.

Scott M. Murray
Winter Park, FL -- Scott M. Murray, 27, formerly of Niskayuna, NY died Tuesday evening, April 2, 2002, when struck by a car outside his home in Winter Park. Scott was born March 7, 1975 in Niskayuna. He graduated from Niskayuna High School in 1994 and earned a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from Beacon College in Leesburg, FL in 1998. Scott had been an usher at the Regal Cinema in Winter Park for three years, and he was an avid movie enthusiast. Disabled as a result of a childhood brain tumor, he strove to live independently. He accomplished his dream, living in Winter Park. His family wishes to thank all who befriended him. Scott is survived by his parents, Jill and Scott Murray, and sisters Alissa and Sarah Murray. He also leaves behind loving grandparents, Elizabeth and David Murray of Yarmouthport, MA and Guy and Doris Purdy of Lakeland, FL. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the First Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady. The family requests that donations be made to the Albany Ronald McDonald House Charities, 139 South Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.

Frances A. O'Brien
Schenectady -- Frances A. O'Brien, 78, of Schenectady, died Wednesday at Ellis Hospital after a long illness. Born in Schenectady, she was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School. Mrs. O'Brien worked as a cashier for J. M. Fields, Woolworth's and Caldor, from which she retired after many years of service. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Mrs. O'Brien's husband of 37 years, Garrett M. O'Brien, Sr., died in 1980. Survivors include two sons, Garrett M. O'Brien, Jr. and his wife Sandi of Sunnyvale, CA, and Kenneth R. O'Brien and his wife Lorena of Glenville; two sisters, Antoinette Czubryt of Adams, MA and Sister Athanasia C.R. of Castleton, NY; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two sisters, Helen Wantlezies and Irene Mahar. A funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m. at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady, followed at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Bradt St., Schenectady, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. There will be no calling hours by request. Interment will be in Schenectady Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ellis Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1015, Schenectady, NY 12301–1015

Merle E. Ostrander
Guilderland -- Merle E. (Emory) Ostrander, 91, died April 4, 2002. She was the wife of the late William Ostrander, who died in 1977. Survivors include a stepson, William Ostrander, Jr. of Albany, and her nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m. in the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road (just off Route 50), East Glenville.

Marie Molnar Pawlak
Rotterdam -- Marie Molnar Pawlak, 51, of Palmer Ave., Rotterdam, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, unexpectedly, at her residence. Born on February 1, 1951, in Albany, New York, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. Molnar and Anna Rusinovich Molnar of Rotterdam. She lived all her life in the Capital District and was a graduate of Mohonason High School. She was also a graduate of Schenectady Community College. Marie was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church and the Polish American Veterans of Schenectady. She was a loving wife and mother who very much enjoyed her life with her family. Survivors include her husband, John M. Pawlak, Sr. of Rotterdam, whom she married on July 10, 1976; a son, John M. Pawlak, Jr. of Rotterdam; two daughters, Katie Croote of Schenectady and Melissa Pawlak of Rotterdam; two brothers, John J. Molnar of Maine and Frank Molnar of Schenectady; two sisters, Ann Marie Gravell and Marian Morris, both of Schenectady; three grandchildren, Mark Croote of Burnt Hills and Jehthyus and Dreniah Chandler, both of Schenectady; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held today at 8:15 a.m. at the Light's Funeral Home, followed at 9 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Church, corner of Albany St. and King's Road, Schenectady, NY 12304.

Grace A. Prest
West Grove, PA -- Grace A. Prest, 84, died peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community, West Grove, PA, surrounded by family and friends. She was a native of Pennsylvania, but lived in Bear, DE for nearly 50 years prior to coming to Jenner's Pond. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Prest; a son–in–law, Alan Krieger; a grandson, Jon Krieger of Dunaesburg; a brother, Richard W. Arnold of Norfolk, VA; and by a large circle of dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband, John H. Prest, in 1983. A lifelong birder and environmentalist, she was active in the Wildlife Federation, Delmarva Ornithological Society, Delaware Wild Lands, and Delaware Nature Education Society. She was active in protecting wetlands along the Delaware River and in the movement to preserve White Clay Creek as a natural area. She shared her lifelong love of nature with all who knew her. A memorial service and celebration of Grace's life will be held on Wednesday at the Unitarian Fellowship of Newark, DE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Wild Lands, 315 E. Main St., Odessa, DE or to Jennersville Regional Hospice, 2217 Old Baltimore Pike, Oxford, PA 19363.

Peter M. Slover, Jr.
Los Angeles, CA -- Peter M. Slover, Jr., 24, died suddenly in Los Angeles on April 1, 2002. Pete was born in Amsterdam, on January 29, 1978. He graduated from Niskayuna High School, then served in the U.S. Army as an artilleryman (forward observer in Korea). Pete also was a member of the “C” Company in the 104th Infantry in the Army National Guard in Massachusetts. Peter had lived in Albany prior to moving to L.A. recently. He is survived by his parents, Peter M. Slover, Sr. and Andrea Dworkin Slover of Scotia; his stepbrother, Arthur Tracy of West Babylon, NY; two stepsisters, Karen Santa Barbara of Glenville and Kim DiCamillo of West Newbury, MA; his maternal grandmother, Doris Dworkin of Worcester, MA; his paternal grandmother, Nellie Mae Coulson of Naples, FL. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, East Glenville, with Rev. Janice Rowell officiating. Calling hours will be held Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Peter will be laid to rest with full military honors on Monday at the Gerald Solomon National Cemetery. Contributions in Peter Slover, Jr.'s memory may be made to the Neonatal Unit at Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY.

Marie M. Taylor
Hudson -- Marie M. Taylor, 75, of Coxsackie, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, after a long illness. Born in Mechanicville on June 27, 1926, she was the daughter of Gus and Anna Gonley Olin. She resided on Richard Drive in Colonie for many years and attended high school in Mechanicville. She was a homemaker and was very active in various groups that her late husband, Stanley, was also active in. She was the wife of Stanley George Taylor, whom she married September 13, 1945. He died on December 16, 1999. Survivors include a daughter, Bonita L. Hunt of Catskill; two sisters, Alice DePaul of Mechanicville and Agnes Olin of Cohoes; and one grandson, Scott Collins of Colonie; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday at the Baxter–Andrew Funeral Home, 1867 State St., Schenectady, with the Rev. George Brucker officiating. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memory's Garden, Colonie. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Childrens Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104. Arrangements are by the Baxter–Andrew Funeral Home.

Robert Strong Tisdale
Halfmoon -- Robert Strong Tisdale, 63, of Vosburgh Trailer Park, died at home Tuesday, April 2, 2002. Survivors include his sister, Mrs. Mildred Tisdale Ambuhl, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Williamsburg Funeral Chapel in Kingstree, SC. Burial will be at the Tisdale Cemetery. Arrangements are by Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Mary Anne Vageline
Larimore, ND -- Mary Anne Vageline, 85, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2001 at the Deaconess Health Center of Northwood, ND. She was born October 27, 1916 in Amsterdam, the daughter of Carl and Anna Mary (Charnakas) Pranys. She was raised and grew to womanhood in Amsterdam, where she also received her public education. Mary was united in marriage to John Vageline, Jr. on January 9, 1944 in Schenectady. After their marriage, the couple lived and worked on a dairy farm in Schenectady. Mr. Vageline preceded her in death in 1991, at which time she moved to Larimore. Mary became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center in Larimore in November, 2000, where she had lived since. Surviving members of her family include three sons, Robert Vageline and his wife Ramona and Peter Vageline, all of Larimore, and Thomas Vageline of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three grandchildren and two great–grandchildren; and two sisters, Vera Joralemon and Lee Zakarka, both of Amsterdam. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Carol and brother Peter. Services will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. from the Second Reformed Church in Rotterdam. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The Bakke Funeral Home of Larimore, ND, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Wilson
Schenectady -- Joseph Wilson, 70, of Albany St., Schenectady, died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Ellis Hospital. Mr. Wilson was born on February 8, 1932 in Albany, New York and was a lifelong area resident. He was educated in Albany schools and was self–employed in various types of employment. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, MaryBeth Wilson; a daughter, Kimberly Parisella of Albany; four nieces, Bernice Gilmore, Lola Thomas, Jennette Brown and Lori Akbar, all of Albany; two nephews, Lewis and Tony Brown, also of Albany; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and extended family members. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Parkview Cemetery in Schenectady. There will be no calling hours. Memorials in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Eleanor B. Winfield
Rotterdam -- Eleanor B. Winfield, 79, of Fayette Drive, passed away Wednesday at Ellis Hospital after a short illness. Born in Schenectady, she was a 1940 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. She was an employee of the Marriott Corporation at the General Electric Research and Development Center for more than ten years before retiring. She was a member of the George Hope Chapter #271 Order of Eastern Star, a former active volunteer with the Rotterdam Boys Club, and an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her mother, Delina Bouck, who died January 19 of this year, and her husband of 48 years, Richard R. Winfield, who died in July of 1989. Survivors include a son, Gary Winfield of Rotterdam; two sisters–in–law, Pauline Winfield of Rotterdam and Elsie Lewis of Scotia; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home today from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 550 Ontario St., Schenectady, NY 12306 in her memory.

Loys Vivian Veronica Wright
Marsden, TN -- Loys Vivian Veronica Wright, 88, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 after a brief illness. She was born on September 26, 1913, in Schenectady, where she raised her two daughters while her husband worked for General Electric Company as a research chemist. A graduate of McGill University in Quebec, Canada, Loys was a community volunteer with the girls' schools and the public library. She was a lifelong gardener, reader and viewer of public television. She and her husband moved to Nashville 25 years ago to be with their family. Loys was actively involved with Meade Valley Garden Club, Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee, Cheekwood, NPT Channel 8 and the Harding House Condominium Association. Survivors include her daughters, Molly (Richard) Schneider of Nashville, TN and Jen (Brian) Hamilton of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada; her grandchildren, Claire Schneider, Deborah (David) Lank, Julie Schneider, Megan Hamilton and Christopher Hamilton; and a brother, Noel Wright of Tallahassee, FL. She was predeceased by her mother, Mary Wilson Wright, her father, J. Gilbert Wright (also the father of “Silly Putty“), her husband of 50 years, James Marsden, and a brother, L.M. Wright. Her body was donated to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Visitation at the home of her daughter, Molly Schneider, will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nashville Public Library, Richland Park Branch, 4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209, or to the charity of your choice.


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