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Anthony " Tony" L. Celeste
NORTH GREENBUSH -- Anthony "Tony" L. Celeste, a resident of North Greenbush for many years and loving husband of Frances Sepe Celeste, passed away at home on Friday, June 1, 2001.
Anthony was a native of Glens Falls, and was the son of the late Louis and Adeline Celeste.
Tony graduated from St. Mary' s Academy in Glens Falls, Archmere Academy in Claymont, Del., Mr. St. Mary' s College in Emmitsburg, Md., and Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., where he earned his MBA. While attending Mr. St. Mary' s College, Tony was a four-sport letterman, earning All-American Honorable Mention in 1940 as the captain of the football team.
Tony served his country as a master sergeant in the 5th Armored Division from 1940 to 1945. From 1947 to 1990, Anthony served in many capacities at Tougher Industries including Secretary/Treasurer and Comptroller. Tony' s professional memberships included a lifelong member of Northeast Subcontractors Association (NESCA), National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), St. Michael' s Men' s Club and the Italian Community Center. Tony was an avid golfer and friend to all.
In addition to his beloved wife, Frances, Tony is survived by his loving sister-in-law, Mary Sepe Valente; his sons and best friends, Richard and Joseph, proud father-in-law of Kimberly and Delores respectively. A loving grandfather to Anthony and Nicole of California, Brittany of East Greenbush, Olivia of Chardon, Ohio, and Joseph of North Greenbush; brothers, John and Panfilo of Glens Falls, Guy of Sun Valley, Nev., and his sister, Mary Culler of High Point, North Carolina. Survivors also include many nieces and nephews. Brothers who predeceased Tony were Phillip, James, Alfred and Frank and sisters, Philomena, Regina and Eva.
His funeral will be Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church, North Greenbush, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Interment will follow in St. Patrick' s Cemetery, Watervliet.
Family and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Monday, June 4, from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m.
For those who wish contributions may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Church, 175 Williams Road, Troy, NY 12180 in memory of Anthony L. Celeste.
The family of Tony Celeste would like to extend a special thanks to the North Greenbush Police Department, Paramedics, Ambulance and St. Mary' s Hospital Nursing Staff for all the special help and support they provided.

Alice A. Priester
CORINTH -- Alice A. Priester, 85, of West Mechanic Street, entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital, following a brief illness.
Born on Sept. 4, 1915, in Porter Corners, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice (Kennedy) LaMora.
Mrs. Priester attended school in Corinth.
She married Walter J. "Tink" Priester on Sept. 27, 1934 in Corinth. The couple resided in Corinth for many years. He died April 28, 1990 following 55 years of marriage.
Mrs. Priester was employed for the Arrow Company at the Cluett-Peabody Shirt Factory in Corinth in the Quality Control Department for 25 years.
She was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Corinth for many years and was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Her greatest enjoyments were her family, flowers, reading and gardening.
Besides her husband and her parents, one sister, Agnes Knowlton, and one brother, John LaMora, died before her.
Survivors include one son, David W. Priester and his wife, Jill of Shrewsbury, Mass.; one daughter, Dawn M. Sutliff and her husband, Donald of Lake Luzerne; one sister, Blanche Taylor of Rochester; three grandchildren, Paige Priester of Brookfield, Mass., Tracey Priester Bush and her husband, Steven of North Conway, N.H., and Dean David Priester of Dallas, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Kelsey Priester Bush of North Conway, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are private and at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in St. Mary' s Cemetery, Corinth.
The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to the Corinth Emergency Squad, 101 Sherman Ave., Corinth, NY 12822.
Arrangements are under the direction of Densmore Funeral Home, Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.
"There is no greater love than that of a mothers love." 

Douglas D. Christman
GLENS FALLS -- Douglas D. Christman, 48, a resident of Union Street. Passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on March 29, 1953, in Glens Falls, he was the son o Byron and Lelia (Harris) Christman.
Douglas was employed by Tri County Cab for ten years. He loved cars and hunting.
He was predeceased by his mother Lelia Christman in 1998.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years Michelle (Bisaillon) Christman of Glens Falls; his children, Douglas Lee Christman, Michael Douglas Christman, Alicia Lyn Christman, Felicia Ann Christman, Jeremy Adam Christman, Nancy Lee Wemmitt all of Glens Falls; three grandchildren, Leeann Elizabeth Christman, Jamie Lee Christman and John Edward Sawn IV of Glens Falls; two sisters, Gloria Wells of Hudson Falls and Dawn Leach of Gloversville; two brothers, Dorian Christman of Granville and Jonathan Christman of Troy. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Regan and Denny Funeral Home, 94 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls with the Reverend Flossie Gage Bates officiating.
Cremation will follow at Pine View Crematory.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at the funeral home. 

Ann J. Morgan
HUDSON FALLS -- Ann J. Morgan, 85, of Martindale Avenue, went into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on Aug. 8, 1915, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Gabra and Malakay Hafz.
Ann became the wife of Benjamin A. Morgan in 1932. He passed away in 1995.
She was employed by the Hudson Falls Central School System as a teacher' s aide for many years.
Ann was a very active member of the Hudson Falls Chapter 632 Order of the Eastern Star and the Fort Edward/Hudson Falls Senior Center.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, tending her gardens, knitting, sewing, traveling and ethnic cooking.
Survivors include four children, Marjorie A. Wood and her husband, Lester, of Morrisonville, N.Y., Nancy J. Kever and her husband, William, of LaQuinta, Calif., Stephen B. Morgan and his wife, Judy, of Manlius, N.Y. and Sue M. Sabin and her husband, Guy, of DePere, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Jeff Wood, Julie Evoy, Stephen Woodward, Scott Woodward, Jill Morgan, Brian Morgan, Zack Sabin and Alex Sabin; five great-granddaughters; two sisters, Sue Accardi and her husband, Peter and Irene Deets; two brothers, George Hoffis and Louis Hoffis and his wife, Beverly; several nieces and nephews; and a longtime friend and companion, Garner Tripp.
At Ann' s request, there will be no calling hours.
Friends are welcome to a memorial service which will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, June 5, 2001, at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls, with the Reverend C. Michael Abraham, pastor of the Chapel of the Archangel Gabriel in South Glens Falls, officiating.
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Ann "Ma" Morgan Memorial Fund, C/O Hudson Falls Central School, ATT: Linda Burch, P. O. Box 710, Hudson Falls, NY 12839. 

Donald John Curtis
Hartford -- Donald John Curtis, 74 of Woodell Road, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He had fought a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Born Dec. 20, 1926, in Glens Falls, he was a son of Frank W. and Nora Monty Curtis.
A graduate of Hudson Falls High School, he served two years in the United States Navy during World War II.
In 1949 he married Elsie Woodell. They were married 44 years when she died in 1993.
Don worked thirty-two years for Specialty Insulation Manufacturing Company in Hoosick Falls.
For many years the family lived on St. Luke's Place in Cambridge.
An active member of the Cambridge community, he was a member of the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department, played the trombone in the Cambridge Band and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Coila.
In 1973, Don and Elsie moved to her family farm in Hartford and he helped his son Lloyd who currently runs the farm.
Don enjoyed traveling and loved music.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd D. and Cynthia Curtis of Hartford; his daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis N. and James Hoover of Cambridge; his brother, Frank Curtis, Jr. of Gibsonia, Pa.; his sister, Harriet Burdick of Bennington, Vt; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private graveside service will be held at the family's convenience at Morning Side Cemetery, Hartford.
The family requests memorial donations be made to either the Cambridge Band, % Tink Parrish, 6 Grove St., Cambridge, NY 12816 or Hospice of Washington County, 415 Lower Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, Cambridge. 

Judith A. Eisenhart
QUEENSBURY -- Judith A. Eisenhart, 90, a resident of Bay Road, passed away at her home Friday, June 1, 2001.
Born on Feb. 20, 1911, in Windsor, N.Y., she was the daughter of Brainard and Josephine (King) Russell.
Judith was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Glens Falls Hospital Guild. An accomplished pianist, in her youth Judith played for silent films, and throughout her life accompanied weddings, funerals, and civic events. She played for Sunday services at Comstock prison for a number of years. Some of her other many interests included voracious reading, playing bridge, solving word puzzles, knitting, quilting, and needlepoint. This past week she was pleased to witness the arrival of the first ducklings at her Bay Road duck pond.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Charles Eisenhart, President Emeritus of Adirondack Community College, on Feb. 16, 1991.
Survivors include her three children, Charles R. Eisenhart Jr. of Middletown, N.Y., Judith E. Smullen of Bethlehem, Pa., and John B. Eisenhart of Queensbury; and one grandson, Karl J. Eisenhart of Emmaus, Pa. She is also survived by one sister, Minerva George, 97, of Johnson City, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, and many others for whom she was a friend, mentor, and confidante.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2001 at the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls with the Reverend John Barclay officiating.
Burial took place at the Riverside Cemetery, Windsor, N.Y.
Those who wish may send a remembrance in Judith' s name to The Glens Falls Hospital Guild, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.
Arrangements are by Regan & Denny Funeral Service, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury. 

Alice Donigian
QUEENSBURY -- Alice Donigian, 76, of Queensbury, passed away Friday, June 1, 2001, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Donigian was born March 6, 1925, in the Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Mary (Chourian) Baroutjian.
Mrs. Donigian is a member of St. Peter' s Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet, N.Y.
She married her husband Leon on June 15, 1947 in New York City.
Mrs. Donigian is predeceased by her parents and one brother, Edward Baroutjian.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Leon Donigian of Queensbury; one daughter, Lorraine and her husband Peter Lewin of Cleverdale; one son, Douglas Donigian of Queensbury; four granddaughters, Christine Lewin and Jacqueline Lewin of Cleverdale, Jennifer Donigian and Lauren Donigian of Queensbury; and one sister, Madaline Karakashian of New Jersey.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2001 at Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
There will be no calling hours.
Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Warren County, 286 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or St. Peter' s Armenian Apostolic Church, Watervliet, NY 12189. 

FUNERAL NOTICES

FLOYD W. COOLEY 
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Funeral services for Floyd W. Cooley, 11 a.m. today, June 4, at Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs.

LULU (MCCULLOUGH) DOUGHERTY 
HYANNIS, Mass. -- Funeral services for Lulu (McCullough) Dougherty, 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Methodist Church of Waltham.

INA L. GRAY 
HUDSON FALLS -- Funeral services for Ina L. Gray, 11 a.m. today at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

MARY HASKELL 
BALLSTON SPA -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mary Haskell, 9:30 a.m. today, June 4 at St. Mary. s Catholic Church, Milton Ave., Ballston Spa.

TONY " AL"  JOSEPH 
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Funeral services for Tony "Al" Joseph, 11 a.m. today, June 4, 2001, at Sullivan-Minahan & Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.

THOMAS " MOE" JOSEPH MARTINEZ 
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Thomas "Moe" Joseph Martinez, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the Church of St. Peter, 241 South Broadway.
Calling hours, from 6 to 9 p.m. today, June 4 at Simone Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs.

DOROTHY M. MOSHER 
CHANDLER, ARIZ. and CORINTH -- Graveside services for Dorothy M. Mosher, who died Jan. 3, 2001, shall be conducted at 2 p.m. today, June 4, at Corinth Rural Cemetery, Rt. 9N, Corinth with the Rev. Edward Elliott, officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Densmore Funeral Home Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.

WINIFRED CRONKHITE NEWMAN 
ALBANY -- Funeral services for Winifred Cronkhite Newman, 9:15 a.m. today from Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., thence to St. Teresa of Avila Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

JAMES F. PURCELL 
DELMAR -- Funeral services for James F. Purcell, 8:15 a.m. Tuesday from McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany thence to Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany at 9 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours, from 4 to 8 p.m.today at the funeral home.

JAMES T. QUINN SR .
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for James T. Quinn Sr., 10 a.m. today, June 4, 2001, at St. Clement' s Roman Catholic Church, 231 Lake Ave.

CHRISTINE (HARRINGTON) REARDON 
SOUTH GLENS FALLS -- A Funeral will be celebrated for Christine (Harrington) Reardon, 9 a.m. today, June 4, 2001 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, South Glens Falls.

RICHARD T. TURNER 
TICONDEROGA -- A graveside service for Richard T. Turner, who passed away Jan. 17, 2001, will take place at 10 a.m. on today, June 4, 2001 at the family plot of the Barrett Cemetery of Dresden. The Rev. Michael Putzke will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

HOWARD WEAVER 
BALLSTON SPA -- Funeral services for Howard Weaver, 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa.
Calling hours, from 6 to 9 p.m. today, June 4 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St., Ballston Spa. The Community Emergency Corp will hold a service at 7 p.m. The American Legion at 7:15 and the VFW service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

ALMA WHITE 
SOUTH DENNIS, Mass. -- Funeral services for Alma White, 1:30 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church, Route 28, Harwich Port, Mass.
Calling hours, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. today at the Church prior to the services.

LORETTA (GALUSHA) WILLITTS 
BURLINGTON, N.J. -- Funeral services for Loretta (Galusha) Willitts, 10 a.m. today at Densmore Funeral Home Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.

MARGARET WOODARD 
WILTON -- Funeral services for Margaret Woodard, 10 a.m. today at Brewer Funeral Home Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne.

Claire K. Edwards
CORINTH -- The family of Claire K. Edwards, 83, of Hamilton Avenue is saddened to announce her death. She died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on March 16, 1918, in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Kessel) Kelley.
Mrs. Edwards graduated from Blessed Sacrament Academy in Yonkers in 1935 and from Good Counsel College in White Plains in 1939 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In her senior year, she was chosen president of the Student Council, and at graduation, she received the Religion Award from the college president.’
She married Herbert J. Edwards on Sept. 5, 1942, in Yonkers. The couple resided in Yonkers for a few years, before moving to Glens Falls in 1945. They then moved to Corinth in 1949, and have resided there for 52 years.
Mrs. Edwards was first employed at the Miller Secretary School in Manhattan for a few years until 1945. She then accepted employment as the mill manager’s secretary at the International Paper Co. in Corinth from 1959 until her retirement in 1977.
She also was the bookkeeper for Brookhaven Golf Club from 1979 to 1991. She learned to play golf at age 52, and continued playing into retirement.
Mrs. Edwards was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Corinth for many years, was active in the church Bazaars, and was an active member of the Altar Rosary Society, serving as an officer. She was instrumental in establishing a Catholic Daughters Society at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and served as Grand Regent for many years.
She enjoyed sewing, golf, gardening, church activities, and most of all, her family.
Besides her parents, one granddaughter, Heather M. Schoeck; three brothers, Rev. Raymond J. Kelley, Joseph A. Kelley, and Kevin J. Kelley; and three sisters, Rose M. Foley, M. Joan Kelley and Constance Killeen, all died before her.
Survivors besides her husband of 58 years include two sons, Michael J. Edwards and his wife, Shiela of Georgetown, S.C. and Dr. Gerald P. Edwards and his fiancee, Wendy Bono of Cazenovia; two daughters, Teresa P. Schoeck of Portland, Ore. and Colette P. Podeszwa and her husband, Peter of Somerset, N.J.; three sisters, Marie Schultz of Schenorock, Colette Logigian of Levittown, Pa., and Patricia FitzPatrick and her husband, Edward of Lake Hurst, N.J.; one brother, Donald Kelley of Leesburg, Fla.; four grandchildren, Lisa K. Johnson and her husband, Christopher of Marietta, Ga., Michael J. Edwards Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Daniel P. Edwards of Athens, Ga., and Brian J. Schoeck of Portland, Ore.; one step-grandson, Joseph D. Bono III of Cazenovia, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Corinth, 403 Palmer Ave., Corinth with the Rev. Owen Shanley, pastor, officiating.
A Rite of Committal shall be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corinth.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Densmore Funeral Home, Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.
The Rosary shall be recited at 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home by member of the Altar Rosary Society of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials take the form of donations to the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Corinth, 403 Palmer Ave., Corinth, NY 12822 or the Heather Schoeck Memorial Fund, Outdoor School Foundation, P.O. Box 301039, Portland, OR 97294.

Barbara Ellen Hart Young
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Barbara Ellen Hart Young, 63, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Mt. Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, Va., after a short illness. 
Born Jan. 17, 1938, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth C. (Dougan) Hart and Leonard J. "Zeke" Hart.
She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1955 and Albany Medical School of Nursing in 1958.
Barbara worked at Albany Medical Center from 1958-1959, Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco from 1959-1963, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. from 1963-1964, and Mt. Alto Veterans Hospital in Washington, DC in 1964.
Mrs. Young had a long distinguished career at the Library of Congress from 1964 until her retirement in 1995. Her last position being Staff Relations Officer in the Personnel and Labor Relations Office. She previously served as the coordinator of Health Related Services in the Personnel Relations Offices, and also served as Health Services Supervisor and Supervisor of Nursing and Support staff.
She was a parishioner of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Vernon, Va.
Mrs. Young was a supporter of the Smithsonian Institute, a member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC and Kennedy Center of Performing Arts. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Yacht Club and the Yankee Point Yacht Club in Virginia.
Her hobbies included travel, reading, art history and collecting fine works of art.
Survivors include her husband, James L. Young of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, James L. Hart of St. Louis, Missouri; two sisters, Mary E. Hagin of Granville and Carol A. Zervas of South Glens Falls; two nephews, James P. Hart of Albany and Gary D. Zervas Jr. of Estero, Fla.; five nieces, Deborah A. Zervas of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Johanna Bradley of Manassus, Va., Mary Ellen Kavanaugh of Albany, Helen Squillace of Albany, and Margo Palmer of Albany; a stepson, Colin Young of Woodbridge, Va.; a stepdaughter, Leslie Wayment of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and two grandsons, Jeremy Young of Virginia Beach, Va. and Kenneth Wayment of Cocoa Beach, Fla. 
Services were held Wednesday, July 25, at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Va.
Memorials in her memory may be made to Multiple Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607-3421.

Ernest J. Tarantino
ALBANY and SALEM -- Ernest J. Tarantino, 80, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Teresian House in Albany.
He was born in Fenimore on Nov. 13, 1920, the son of the late Angelo and Mary (Vacca) Tarantino.
Ernie was an Army veteran of World War II, where he served on the China, Burma, India Front.
He and his wife, Mary, operated a toy and grocery store in Salem from 1942 to 1972. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 20 years of service.
Ernie was a communicant of Holy Cross Church, Salem, a former member of the Salem Fire Department, the Knights of Columbus, a member and former commander of the Francis J. Clark American Legion Post 812, Salem and a member of the Greenwich Elks.
He was an avid golfer and was an honorary member of the Battenkill Country Club. He also was an avid bowler.
Besides his parents he is predeceased by five brothers, Joseph, Frank, Pat, Mike and Leonard Tarantino and two sisters, Florence Tarantino and Mary Caccavo Duffany.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary (Fallacaro) Tarantino of Colonie; two sons, Angelo Tarantino and his wife Gail of Schenectady and Jim Tarantino and his wife Sue of Albany; one sister, Ramsey Walter of Riverhead; five granddaughters, Anjanette Schwartz, Amanda, Alicia, Juliet and Maura Tarantino; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Holy Cross Church, Salem with the Rev. Liam Condon, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hudson Falls.
No calling hours are scheduled.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in his memory to Bright Horizons Adult Day Services, Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Colonie, NY 12205 or Teresian House, Washington Ave., Extension, Albany, NY 12203.
Arrangements are by McClellan Funeral Service, 19 East Broadway, Salem.

Beatrice Cassie LaPier
BEEKMANTOWN -- Beatrice Cassie LaPier, 85, of Adrian/Gonyo Apartments, on the O’Neil Road, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
She was born on June 7, 1916, in Starksboro, Vt., the daughter of Alfred and Cassie (Hallock) Jimmo.
Beatrice married Raymond J. LaPier on Oct. 9, 1934. He died on April 12, 1982. 
In 1943, they moved to the family farm in West Chazy, where she lived until moving to Mooers in 1979. In September of 1987, she moved to Roderick Rock Apartments in Morrisonville, and then in October of 1995, she resided at the Adrian/Gonyo Apartments.
She was a seamstress and maple sugar maker for over 50 years.
Mrs. LaPier enjoyed working in her flower garden. She was a loving generous mother.
Beatrice attended St. Joseph’s Church in West Chazy and was a past member of the Senior Citizens.
She was predeceased by two sons, one that died at birth in 1948, and Wendell LaPier in October of 1993; a sister, Bertha Remick in 1964, and one half brother, Lionel Jimmo.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Stanley LaPier of West Chazy, Elwood and Carol LaPier of West Chazy, and Wayne and Kim LaPier of West Chazy; three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Henry Gooley of Champlain, Donna and Gerald Filion of Champlain, and Arlene and Gerald Jabaut of Brant Lake; one half brother, Andrew Jimmo of Bristol, Vt.; 30 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Beatrice’s request was that her remains be donated to UVM Medical College.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at St. Joseph’s Church in West Chazy with the Rev. Harry Giroux, pastor, celebrant.
Donations in her memory may be made to Beekmantown Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements are with the R. W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.

James Louis Spiezio
SCHUYLERVILLE -- James Louis Spiezio, 84, of Route 29 Schuylerville, died Monday, July 30, 2001, after a long illness.
Born Aug. 31, 1916, in Middle Falls, he was the son of the late Philip and Mary (Cofrancisco) Spiezio.
Mr. Spiezio had been employed by the Stevens and Thompson Paper Co. in Middle Falls and the General Electric Co. in Hudson Falls.
He was an auto mechanic in Saratoga Springs for several years and in 1958 he built Jim Spiezio’s TV Shop on Route 29 and was a well respected television technician for 47 years.
Jim enjoyed his family, his friends, playing the guitar, flying, and flower gardening at his home.
He was a communicant of Notre Dame-Visitation Church in Schuylerville.
Jim was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret (McGowan ) Spiezio, who he married in 1947; three sons, James M. Spiezio and his wife Ann of Lunenburg, Mass., Kim E. Spiezio and his wife Janice of Allentown, Pa., and Timmie J. Spiezio and his wife Mary Anne of Wilton; one brother, Harold Spiezio of Middle Falls; one sister, Patricia Ivanoff of Greenwich, six grandchildren, Michael, Brian, Sarah, Nicholas, Samantha, and Anthony Spiezio; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday Aug. 6, at Notre Dame-Visitation Church with the Rev. William Turnbull, pastor, officiating.
The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery Schuylerville.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorials in his name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn Bros., Inc. Funeral Home 13 Gates Ave. Schuylerville.

Carl H. Rose
INDIAN LAKE -- Carl H. Rose, 67, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born April 28, 1933, in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Arthur and Laura Jensen Rose.
Mr. Rose was employed by Foothill Motors, Beacon, for 44 years, retiring in 1984.
He lived in Wappingers Falls all his life until his retirement, when he moved to Indian Lake.
Mr. Rose served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Dutch Reformed Church in New Hackensack.
In 1958, he married Julia Keebler, in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie Mrs. Rose died in 1984.
Survivors include a sister, Esther Pepper of Fishkill; a brother, Holger Rose of Poughkeepsie; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill.
Arrangements are under the direction of Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes in Fishkill.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Brewer Funeral Home, Lake Luzerne.

Carmella L. Sloan
SALEM -- Carmella L. Sloan, 77, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Infirmary in Argyle where she had been a resident since May 2, 2001.
She was born in Granville on May 2, 1924, the daughter of the late Peter C. and Elvira (Ianelli).
Carmella attended Granville Central School.
She had been employed for 25 years at Gotham Tissue Corp of Salem and was an 11-year employee of Sheridan Catheter in Argyle, retiring in 1980.
Her hobbies were jigsaw puzzles, cooking, word scrambles and she enjoyed her retirement, especially being with her grandchildren.
Besides her parents she is predeceased by two brothers, John and Peter Ross, and four sisters, Marguerite Gonyea, Violet Capuano, Lucille Dillon, and Mary Burke.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Harold Sloan of Salem; one son, Harold P. Sloan and his wife, Kathleen of Castleton; one brother, Al Ross and his wife Marie of Chestertown; two grandchildren, Melanie and Brad Sloan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at McClellan Funeral Home, 19 East Broadway, Salem, with the Rev. Liam Condon, pastor of the Holy Cross Church, officiating.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Salem.
There will be no calling hours.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Pleasant Valley Infirmary, Route 40, Argyle, NY 12809.

Elizabeth A. Sanford
QUEENSBURY -- Elizabeth A. Sanford, 18, of Queensbury, died Monday, July 30, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral arrangements are pending and under the direction of Regan & Denny Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury.

John J. McCloskey 
GLENS FALLS -- John J. McCloskey, 80, passed away Monday, July 30, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital.
A full obituary will appear in Thursday’s Post-Star.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan-Minahan & Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.

FUNERAL NOTICES

JOHN F. DONALDSON III
SCHROON LAKE -- A memorial service for John F. Donaldson III will be at the Donaldson residence, 1094 Trout Brook Road, Schroon Lake, this evening, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.

ARTHUR T. FOLEY
CHESTERTOWN -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Arthur T. Foley at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Olmstedville.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Alexander Funeral Home, Inc., 4479 State Route 28, North River.

MARK R. KASSON
ESPERANCE -- Funeral services for Mark R. Kasson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 5216 Western Turnpike, Guilderland.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

RUPERT B. LANPHEAR
INDIAN LAKE -- Funeral services for Rupert B. Lanphear will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Indian Lake.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

KLAN R. MCLEAN
SOUTH GLENS FALLS -- A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael’s Church, 80 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at M. B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main St., South Glens Falls.

AMERICUS ‘JACK’ PALMER
MECHANICVILLE -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Assumption-St. Paul Church, William Street, Mechanicville.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. tonight at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 South Main St., Mechanicville.

CLAUDIA E. PETERSON
GLENS FALLS -- Calling hours for Claudia E. Peterson, who died July 17, 2001, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.

ELIZABETH THEILEMANN
BALLSTON SPA -- Funeral services for Elizabeth Theilemann will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St., Ballston Spa.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

ASA WATKINS
MORRISTOWN, N.J. and TURTLE BAY, LAKE GEORGE -- A memorial service for Asa Watkins, will be held at 7 p.m. today at The Church of Saint Sacrament in Bolton Landing. 

BETTY J. WRIGHT
SMITHS BASIN -- A funeral service for Betty J. Wright will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mason Funeral Home, 18 George St., Fort Ann.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.


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