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Antin ‘Tony’ Szmul
SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Antin "Tony" Szmul, 76, of South Glens Falls, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at his home after a short battle with cancer.
Tony was born May 21, 1924, in Poland and came to America in 1949.
He married Monica Stankiewicz on Nov. 20, 1954.
Tony worked many years as a machine parts designer in Stamford, Conn. In 1972, the family moved to Lake George where they owned and operated Kathy’s Motel. In 1986, Tony sold the motel, retired and moved to Queensbury.
He enjoyed working around the house, reading books on World War II and being with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Monica, of South Glens Falls; two sons, Edward and his wife Noreen of Queensbury and Joseph and his wife Monika of Flemington, N.J.; four grandchildren, Anthony "AJ" and Nora of Queensbury and Anne and Emily of Flemington, N.J.; one brother, Steven of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.
At Tony’s request, there will be no calling hours or services.
Memorial donations may be made in Tony’s memory to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Arrangements are under the direction of Regan & Denny Funeral Home, 94 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls. 

Rose Marie Gregory
HUDSON FALLS — Rose Marie Gregory, 68, of Melbourne Avenue, passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at her home.
Born on Sept. 18, 1932, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Leona (Lareau) Buckley.
On Sept. 15, 1956, she married Lyle E. Gregory at the Church of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s in Hudson Falls.
She was elected for two terms of office as Washington County clerk, retiring in 1995.
Mrs. Gregory was a communicant of the Church of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s in Hudson Falls.
She served as president of the Washington County Republican Women’s Club and held other offices within the organization. Mrs. Gregory was past chairman of the Washington County Republican Committee and was chairman of the Kingsbury Republican Town Committee for many years. Most recently she was a trustee and board secretary of the Hudson Falls Free Library.
In 1996, Mrs. Gregory received the Liberty Bell Award at the annual Law Day Ceremonies of the Washington County Bar Association.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Lyle E. Gregory of Hudson Falls; and a daughter, Karin A. Gregory and her husband, Donald Furman, of Boston; and several cousins.
At Mrs. Gregory’s request there will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at the Church of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s on the park in Hudson Falls, with the Rev. Barry Lonergan, pastor, officiating.
The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, 11 Wall St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or the Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or Hospice of Washington County, 1 Myrtle Ave., Cambridge, NY 12816.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls. 

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MARY REED MACOMBER ANGEL
FORT EDWARD — A graveside service for Mary Reed MacOmber Angel will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at 46 Center St., Fort Edward.

JOAN MARIE CONSTANTINE
GLENS FALLS — A prayer service for Joan Marie Constantine will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

LUCY M. GOODNOE
CORINTH — A memorial service for Lucy M. Goodnoe will be at 5 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church of Corinth, 243 Main St., Corinth.
Members of the Corinth Grange No. 823 will conduct a service at the church shortly before the memorial service.

JOHN ‘JACK’ GRAHAM JR.
GLENS FALLS — A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for John "Jack" Graham Jr. at 1 p.m. today at St. Patrick’s Church in Catskill.

EDWARD P. O’CONNOR
GLENS FALLS — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Edward P. O’Connor at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Mary’s Church, Glens Falls.

HERBERT S. RICHARDSON
QUEENSBURY — A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today at Regan & Denny Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury.

ELIZABETH ‘LIZ’ STEUER
GANSEVOORT — A memorial service for Elizabeth "Liz" Steuer will be at 11 a.m. today at the Church of the Messiah, 296 Glen St., Glens Falls.
Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at the parish house of the Church of the Messiah.

LILLIAN SWIRSKY
QUEENSBURY — Shiva will be observed for Lillian Swirsky at the family home today and Monday evening.

RUTH RHODES WALIZER
CAMBRIDGE — Funeral services for Ruth Rhodes Walizer will be at 11 a.m. today at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge.

Deacon Herbert J. Howley

GREENWICH --Deacon Herbert J. Howley 85, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at the McClellan Health Systems Hospital in Cambridge after a long illness.
Born Nov. 7, 1915, in Ozone Park, NY, he was the son of the late Clarence P. and Nina (Strype) Howley.
Deacon Howley lived in Amityville, Massapequa, and Yorktown Heights before retiring to Greenwich in 1979. 
He had worked as a New York City surveyor and photographer, and as a field engineer for Perkins and Will Architects, and Fordham University in the city. He was also employed by Sheridan Catheter in Argyle.
Deacon Howley was ordained in 1973, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in the first class of permanent deacons. His first assignment was at St. Patrick’s in Yorktown Heights from 1973-1979. From 1979 until the present, he had been assigned to St. Joseph’s in Greenwich.
He had many interests from photography, to sketching famous people, to mathematics. Since his retirement, he has worked for the church, family, and the community.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by one brother, Richard Howley.
Deacon Howley was the beloved husband of Margaret Howley; father of Maureen Miner and Michael Howley; and grandfather of Jennifer M. Guedes.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich with the Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, Bishop of Albany, presiding.
The Rite of Committal will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich. Rev. Thomas Konopka, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church will conduct a vigil service at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in his memory to St. Joseph’s Church, Hill Street, Greenwich, NY 12834. 

Howard R. Chapin
WEST GRANVILLE --Howard R. Chapin, 82, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Hallmark Nursing Centre following a long illness.
Born Jan. 6, 1918, in Fort Ann, he was the son of George and Estella (McMore) Chapin.
Mr. Chapin spent his working years on the family farm. 
He enjoyed his children and grandchildren and had a great love for horses.
A member of the Truthville Baptist Church, he was a former Deacon and Sunday School Treasurer and a member of Gideon International.
Two brothers, Stanley and Herman Chapin died before him.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty (Taylor) Chapin; one son, Dan Chapin and his wife, Kate of Fort Ann; two daughters, Ann Marie VanGuilder of Barstow, Calif. and Donna Lee Bardin and her husband, Bill of Brockport; one brother, Gordon Chapin of Walla Walla, Wash.; his nephew, Raymond Chapin and his wife, Sharon of Hartford; his niece, Evelyn Barber of Saratoga; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other nieces and nephews and cousins, Mildred Lloyd of Glens Falls, Ann Leahy of Queensbury, Clarence McMore and his wife, Pauline of Whitehall and Helen Root of Fair Haven, Vt.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Truthville Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Aubrey, officiating.
Burial will be at Bethany Cemetery in Truthville.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville.
The family has suggested memorials be in the form of contributions to Truthville Baptist Church, Gideon International or Hospice of Washington County. 

Ira J. Mayes
EVERETT, Mass. -- Ira J. Mayes of Everett and formerly of North Cambridge and Schenectady, N.Y. died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Mass. after a short illness.
Mr. Mayes is a retired 50 year member of Carpenter’s Union Local No. 40.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korean Conflict. While Ira was on the Navy ship, Nicholas, shelling the island of Iwo Jima, his brother, George, landed on the island with the 4th Marine Division. Ira and George were over 9,000 miles from home but only 4 miles from each other. 
He was the beloved husband of the late T. Doris (Delaney) Mayes; devoted father of Ira J. Mayes Jr., Lea Mayes, Dan Mayes and Sue Arbogast, all of Everett, Mass.; brother of George "Mickey" Mayes, and Edna Dawson, both of New York, and the late Victor Mayes, Olive Dawson and Anna Porter. He is also survived by four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 9:10 a.m. today, Dec. 6, from the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, 329 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown, Mass.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. John The Evangelist Church, North Cambridge, Mass.
Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Mass. 

Myrtle (Terhune) Barr
NORTH CREEK u Myrtle (Terhune) Barr, 96, formerly of Lakewood, N.J., passed away Monday Dec. 4, 2000, at Adirondack Tri-County Health Care Facility in North Creek.
Mrs. Barr was the daughter of the late John and Nellie Terhune of Astoria, NY and the wife of the late Robert Barr.
Before moving to Lakewood, N.J., Mrs. Barr was active in the Astoria Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Larry Nixon of Palm Beach, Fla.; a nephew, Carl H. Eiser Jr. and his wife, Gladys, of Blue Mountain Lake; a grandnephew, William Eiser, and his wife, Dana, and their children, Alyssa and Bryant, of Summerville, S.C.
Interment will be at the Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, NY.
Arrangements are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home, Inc., North River. 

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JANINA (STOLLE) ALMASI
NISKAYUNA --A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Janina (Stolle) Almasi at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Helen’s Church, Union Street, Schenectady.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rodger J. Ash
GREENWICH --Services for Rodger J. Ash will be at 10 a.m. today at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich.

BETTY W. DECKER
MINERVA -- Funeral services for Betty W. Decker will be at 11 a.m. today at Alexander Funeral Home Inc., 4479 State Route 28, North River.

DAVID DUKET
HOOSICK FALLS -- A memorial service for David Duket will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St., Hoosick Falls.

ARLINE HANNA
SCHUYLERVILLE -- Funeral services for Arline Hanna will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Flynn Bros Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville.

KATHERINE (KATIE) WILMARTH HOLDING
QUEENSBURY -- Memorial services for Katherine (Katie) Wilmarth Holding will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Sullivan-Minahan & Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.

HELEN N. PELKEY
DALTON, Mass. -- A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Helen N. Pelkey at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary’s Church in Cheshire.

Alma G. Black
INDIAN LAKE - Alma G. Black, 86, a former resident of Crow Hill Road, died Monday evening, Feb. 12, 2001, at the Eastern Star Home in Oriskany, N.Y.
Born on April 24, 1914, in Long Lake, one of eight children, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary (Gordon) Gregory.
She was a 1933 graduate of Long Lake Union School.
On July 15, 1933, she married William J. Black in Long Lake. Mr. Black died on Aug. 28, 1993.
In 1945, Alma and her husband purchased the Village Inn in Long Lake and sold it in the 1950s. They then owned and operated housekeeping camps on Long Lake before retiring and moving to Indian Lake in the late 1960. s. They spent winters in Tucson, Ariz.
She was a very active member of Abenaque Chapter No. 745 Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as matron in 1971 and in 1996 became a 50-year member. She was a member of Calvary Methodist Church of Long Lake where she taught Sunday school and served as Sunday school superintendent before transferring her membership to the United Methodist Church of Indian Lake where she was also very active in the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school.
Mrs. Black enjoyed skiing at Gore Mountain in North Creek as well as in the Alps. She enjoyed several cruises in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. She was an avid reader and she enjoyed golf, crocheting and playing Scrabble and Aggravation.
Survivors include two daughters, Wilma Joseph and her husband Philip of Indian Lake and Margaret "Peg" Pfordte and her husband Karl of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There are no calling hours scheduled.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Indian Lake with members of the Abenaque Chapter No. 745 Order of the Eastern Star and the Rev. Judith Muller, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be at Long Lake Cemetery, Long Lake.
Contributions in Mrs. Black. s memory may be directed to the Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Indian Lake, NY 12842 or to the United Methodist Church of Indian Lake, Indian Lake, NY 12842.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brewer Funeral Home Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne. 

Colleen " Connie" J. Johnson
FORT ANN - Colleen "Connie" J. Johnson, 57, of 1502 county Route 17, died peacefully, Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at her residence.
Born Nov. 7, 1943, in Rutland, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Leonard A. Breault Sr. and Anna (Maycon) Breault Ray. 
Mrs. Johnson enjoyed cooking. She owned Art and Connie. s Diner in West Fort Ann and also worked in several restaurants in the area.
Her enjoyments included doing arts and crafts and painting, as well as spending time with her grandchildren.
Besides her parents, a brother, Duane E. Breault Sr., died before her.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur M. Johnson of Fort Ann; a son, Scott A. Johnson Sr. of Glens Falls; a daughter, Tracy L. Monahan of West Fort Ann; six brothers, Kenneth Breault of West Granville, Leonard Breault of Seoul, Korea, Stephen Breault of Mississippi, Arthur Breault of Willimantic, Conn., Dale Breault of Hartford, and Malcolm Breault of Hudson Falls; three sisters, Betty Winchell of Hudson Falls, Vivian Hoag of Hartford, Mary Joseph of Hudson Falls; one aunt and six grandchildren, Scott Johnson Jr., Alixandra and Kassandra Johnson of Glens Falls, Kindra and Shane Monahan of West Fort Ann, and Keri-Sue Barody of Glens Falls. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. today, Feb. 14, at Mason Funeral Home, 18 George St., Fort Ann with Pastor Nelson Waters, officiating.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Spring burial will be at Fort Ann Cemetery.
The family has suggested that memorials be made to the Fort Ann Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 237, Fort Ann, NY 12827. 

C. V. Latimer, M.D.
ALBANY - C. V. Latimer, M.D., died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at St. Peter. s Hospital, Albany.
Born Nov. 16, 1918, in Deposit, N.Y., he was the son of the late C. V. Latimer, M.D., and Mabel Greer.
He graduated from Deposit High School in 1936. He was a graduate of Duke University in 1940, a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity, played trombone in the Duke Marching Band and violin in Duke. s Concert Orchestra.
Dr. Latimer graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in December 1943. He was a member and president of Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity. He interned at the University of Maryland Hospital from January thru October 1944.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, October 1944-November 1946. He was involved in the Italian Apennine and Po Valley campaigns as medical officer for the Battalion Aid Station . 10th Mountain Division.
He married Henrietta Hubbard of Hurlock, Md. on Aug. 1, 1946, having met at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore.
Dr. Latimer had his medical residency at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, in 1947.
He settled in Hudson Falls in family practice from 1948-1975. He was the Hudson Falls School physician for 30 years. He worked as a physician at Wilton Developmental Center, Wilton from 1975-1983 when he retired.
In 1977, he was awarded "Employee of the Year" from Wilton. In 1976, he and his wife, Henrietta, received "Flowers to the Living Award" from the Hudson Falls Chamber of Commerce.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls for 50 years and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Albany.
Dr. Latimer was a member of several medical societies, community organizations, past president of Hudson Falls Rotary Club, a member of Boy Scout Troupe of Deposit, attended International Boy Scout Jamboree in Hungary, 1933, later was active in Mohigan Council, BSA Warren-Washington Counties, a past member of Sandy Hill Lodge No. 372 Free and Accepted Masons, Sandy Hill Royal Arch Masons No. 69, and Sandy Hill Knights Templar.
His passions and loves besides his family and friends include: Big Band Jazz music, collecting air mail stamps, playing bridge, reading, woodworking and model railroading.
He hunted and fished all his life in the Cold River and Blue Mountain Lake regions of the Adirondacks.
A brother, George Latimer and a son, Lawrence Latimer died before him.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Henrietta; a daughter, Andasia (William) Soens of Farmington Hills, Mich.; a son, Chris (Patricia) of Medfield, Mass.; three grandsons, Jordan and Jonathan Soens and Jay Latimer; two brothers, Greer Latimer of Deposit and Donald J. Latimer Sr. of Fayetteville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at his home, 10 Hickory Drive, Slingerlands. (Beverwick Retirement Community).
At the request of the family, gifts may be made to St. Peter. s Hospital Foundation, for Emergency Room Building Fund, 317 S. Manning Blvd., Suite 160, Albany, NY 12208. 

Marion M. Mosher Graves
LAKE GEORGE - Marion M. Mosher Graves, 87, of Big Hollow Road, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Fort Hudson Nursing Home in Fort Edward, following a long illness.
Born Jan. 29, 1914, in the town of Easton, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Fannie (Dawley) Mosher.
Her husband of 25 years, Gordon N. Graves Sr., passed away on Nov. 30, 1960.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She joyfully served on a mission at the Washington, D.C. temple for two years.
Mrs. Graves enjoyed raising her family and cherished each and every one of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her three daughters and her two sons; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call on the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Alexander Funeral Home Inc. 3809 Main St., Warrensburg.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Bishop John Hales of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Queensbury and Pastor Vincent Iorio, of the Warrensburg Assembly of God, officiating.
Interment services will be at the Caldwell Cemetery, Lake George, in the spring.
Marion. s family would like to invite all to gather with them for food and fellowship following the funeral service at the Fellowship Hall of the Assembly of God Church, Upper Main St., Warrensburg.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandson' s-in-law. 

Everett F. Olin
SOUTH GLENS FALLS - Everett F. Olin, 85, formerly of Midtown Apartments, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Indian River Nursing Home, Granville.
Born on April 5, 1915 in Utica, he was the son of Frank and Catherine (Ecker) Olin.
Mr. Olin was a former employee for Queensbury Motors.
He was a member of the Adirondack Friends Meeting and the Moreau Community Center. For 50 years he was known as the one-man band playing the banjo, bass drum and mouth organ. He entertained on radio stations such as WBZA and had never taken music lessons.
Mr. Olin was a World War II Army veteran and a military policeman. At Mr. Olin's request his flag will be donated to and flown at the Moreau Community Center.
His wife, Florence Olin, died in 1974. A brother, Raymond Olin also died before him.
There are no know survivors, but he has many friends.
Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main St., South Glens Falls, with David Henerdeen of the Adirondack Friends Meeting, officiating.
Burial will be in the spring at Southside Cemetery, Town of Moreau.
Friends may call from 10:30 am until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Moreau Community Center, 144 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803. 

Charles " Len" Armer
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Charles "Len" Armer, 80, formerly of Spier Falls Road, Greenfield Center, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Saratoga Hospital Nursing Home.
Born April 16, 1920, in the town of Saratoga, he was the son of Archie and Eva Armer.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was in the battles at Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. He was awarded a purple heart.
Mr. Armer was an industrial engineer at the Watervliet Arsenal for 35 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member and past commander of VFW Post 420 of Saratoga Springs. He was also a member of American Legion Post 70 of Saratoga Springs and past commander of Capital District Disabled American Veterans.
A sister, Muriel Sutton died before him.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Flanagan Armer of Saratoga Springs; two sons, Chris Armer of Ballston Spa and Leonard Armer of Clifton Park; two daughters, Charlynn Tryon of Charlton and Teri DeSorbo of Ridgewood, N.J.; devoted brother, Archie Armer of Ballston Spa; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Armer Funeral Home Inc., 39 East High St., Ballston Spa.
Burial will be at Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Saratoga.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans National Headquarters, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. 

Helen S. Andrews
QUEENSBURY - Helen S. Andrews, 94, of Queensbury and formerly of Keeseville, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born May 27, 1906, in Rouses Point, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Bonville) Gladu.
She was a member of both St. Mary. s Church in Glens Falls and St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville. She was also a member of the Altar Society at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Andrews, who died in 1958; two sisters, Priscilla Gladu and Margaret LeJeune.
Survivors include her daughter, Christine Sawyer and her husband, Ken of Queensbury; her grandson, Kevin Sawyer; a sister, Loretta Carpenter and her husband, Clarence of Amsterdam; her brother, Charles Gladu; nieces, Janet Gadway and Susan Thielking; and several other nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at St. Mary. s Church in Glens Falls.
Spring burial will be at St. John. s Cemetery in Keeseville.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 14, at Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.
Donations may be made to Bay Ridge Rescue Squad, 1109 Ridge Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. 

Kenneth R. Blackmar
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Kenneth R. Blackmar, 69, of Mays Landing, N.J., formerly of Queensbury, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Blackmar was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Brooklyn and lived in Jamaica, N.Y., before moving to Long Island in 1952. He moved to Queensbury in 1986, and recently moved to Mays Landing, N.J.
Ken was a customer service representative for the Long Island Lighting Co. for 22 years until his retirement in 1986.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.
Ken is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy C. (Gostkowski) Blackmar. He was the devoted father of five children, Robert M. Blackmar of South River, N.J., Kathleen M. Farley and her companion Bill of Fort Edward, John R. Blackmar and his wife Deborah of Hudson Falls, Mary Frances Mellon and her husband Fred of Washington Twp., N.J., and Christopher J. and his wife Penny of Inola, Okla. He was the devoted grandfather of; Brian, Jennifer, John, Timothy, Matthew, Christopher, Kierra, Paul, Gregory and Patricia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Route 50 and 2nd Street, Mays Landing, N.J.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening and Friday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St., Mays Landing.
Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery of Mays Landing, N.J. 

Margaret Speare Benedict
VENICE, Fla. - Margaret Speare Benedict, 96, of Venice, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001.
She was born Feb. 8, 1905, in Yonkers, and moved to Venice, Fla. area in 1972 from White Plains.
Mrs. Benedict was the director of Religious Education in New Jersey before becoming a homemaker when she married her husband, the late Rev. Walter J. Benedict on Sept. 7, 1929.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.
Survivors include her son, David Benedict of Williamsburg, Va.; two daughters, Barbara Bunker of Buffalo and Patricia Jurgens of Evergreen, Colo.; a sister, Elizabeth Speare of Medford, N.J.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 14, at the Village on the Isle in the Esther Lounge, Venice, Fla.
Arrangements are under the direction of Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, Fla. 

Louise C. Moore
TICONDEROGA - Louise C. Moore, 100, of Mt. Hope Avenue, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Moses-Ludington Nursing Home of Ticonderoga.
Born Sept. 6, 1900, in Port Henry, she was the daughter of Oscar R. and Emilie (Knauer) Ceasar.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, Ticonderoga. 

FUNERAL NOTICES

ALICE M. ARTHUR
TICONDEROGA - A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Alice M. Arthur at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary. s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga.

RUTH W. BOWLER
GLENS FALLS - Calling hours for Ruth W. Bowler will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at M. B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main St., South Glens Falls.

ELMER LAFOUNTAIN SR. 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Funeral services for Elmer LaFountain Sr. will be at 10 a.m. today at Simone Funeral Home, Inc., 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs.

JOHN P. MCGUIRE
AMSTERDAM - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for John P. McGuire at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary. s Church, 156 East Main St., Amsterdam.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Mortuary.


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