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Wesley Robert 'Bob' Carr
  SARATOGA SPRINGS  -- Wesley Robert 'Bob' Carr, of Louden Road, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Wesley Health Care Center, Lawrence Street. He was 75.
  Born on Aug. 10, 1926, in Ticonderoga, he was the son of the late Clarence and Dora Carr and resided in this area since 1988.
   A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he had been employed as a manager for NAPA Auto Parts in Ticonderoga for several years. He also was a self employed auto mechanic and enjoyed reading and carpentry.
    He was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine A. Carr and a son, Clarence 'Kip' Carr.
   Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Paula (Neddo) Carr, whom he married on May 21, 1988; two sons, Marvin . Bud. Thatcher of Pensacola, Fla. and Robert Thatcher of Ticonderoga; two sisters, Nancy Carr of Ticonderoga and Norma Barry of Gloversville; one brother, Thomas J. Carr of Ticonderoga; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
   Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway (584-5373), followed by services at 8 p.m. The Rev. Donald Washburn will officiate.
   Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Capital District Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206-2083 or to the With A Heart Choose A Friend Fund at Wesley Health Care Center, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 

Edward J. LaRock
TICONDEROGA -- Edward J. LaRock, 64, of Mt. Hope Avenue, President and C.E.O. of the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Fletcher Allen Health Care Center of Burlington, Vt.
Born in Ticonderoga on Jan. 24, 1937, he was the son of the late George and Lois L. (Tucker) LaRock.
Mr. Larock was a graduate of Ticonderoga High School, Class of 1954. He also participated in a number of Credit Union leadership programs, including Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Management School, and attended various national financial management schools.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served from 1954 until 1957. Prior to the Air Force, he served in the New York State National Guard.
Mr. LaRock was employed by International Paper Co. of Ticonderoga from 1958 until 1978. From 1978 until the time of his death, Mr LaRock was the president and C.E.O. of the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, a $48 million financial cooperative that services 6,500 members in Ticonderoga and surrounding communities.
On May 31, 1958, he married the former Betty Jean Grinnell at St. Mary. s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga, where he has been a communicant.
Mr. LaRock was a past Chairman of Empire Corporate Federal Credit Union in Albany, and also served on its Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. He was a Director of the New York State Credit Union League (NYSCUL), a trade association representing more than 700 credit unions in the state, from 1979-1990, serving as Chairman from 1987 to 1989. He served the Adirondack District of NYSCUL as council member and President; served as Director of the CUC Mortgage Corporation, Trustee of the Sydney Stahl Memorial Foundation and on the CUNA Board of Directors. Prior to his employment at Ticonderoga Federal, Mr. LaRock was a volunteer for many years.
Mr. LaRock was a member of the NYSCUL, CUNA, the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU).
He held office in various community organizations, including President of the Employees Mutual Association and on its building committee; the Board of Directors of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce; the Ticonderoga Joint  Planning Committee; and the Moses-Ludington Hospital and Nursing Home boards. He was also a member of the La Chute Hydro Committee, Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga, B.P.O.E. No. 1494 of Ticonderoga, and the St. Isaac Joques Council No. 333 Knights of Columbus of Ticonderoga.
Mr. LaRock will be remembered for his dedication to his family and grandchildren; his sense of humor, commitment to the credit union movement, and his true 'Sentinel' spirit. You could always count on seeing Ed in the stand at his children's and grandchildren's sporting events.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Alice Faber and Grace Young.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean (Grinnell) LaRock; three daughters, Pamela J. Nolan and her husband Edward of Ticonderoga, Kathleen A. Woods and her husband, Steven of Crown Point, and Ann M. Siebecker and her husband Timothy of Clarks Summit, Pa.; two brothers, Douglas M. LaRock of Scottsdale, Ariz. and George LaRock of Rome, N.Y.; one sister, Linda A. LaRock of Ticonderoga; five grandchildren, Jeremy M. Fish, Jason E. Fish, Matthew E. Nolan, Molly E. Siebecker and Megan K. Siebecker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga. The Knights of Columbus members will gather at the funeral home for a Catholic Wake service on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. The Ticonderoga Elks will conduct Ritualistic services at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Ticonderoga.
The Rite of Committal will follow at the family plot of St. Mary's Parish Cemetery of Ticonderoga.

Celia Eleanor Bishop Mastrianni
QUEENSBURY -- Celia Eleanor Bishop Mastrianni,  88, wife of Dr. Michael A. Mastrianni Sr., died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital.
She was born on Oct. 22, 1913, in Saratoga, the daughter of Merton H. and Ethel Eggleston Bishop.
Mrs. Mastrianni was a 1930 graduate of Saratoga High School and took a Bachelor of Science degree from Albany State in 1934, and a Masters of Education in 1935. 
She taught in St. Johnsbury in 1935, at Salem Washington Academy from 1936 to 1940, at Cambridge Central School from 1952 to 1958, at Greenwich Central School from 1958 to 1962, at Glens Falls High School in 1962, and at Argyle Central School from 1963 to 1971. Following her retirement, Mrs. Mastrianni tutored through the Literacy Volunteers of America program in Glens Falls.
Mrs. Mastrianni was considered a master teacher, and in 1961, the Senior Class in Greenwich dedicated its yearbook to her. Her teaching touched more than a generation of her students.
She was active in the Peace Movement of the 1960's, and frequently expressed her opposition to the war in Vietnam by attending rallies both locally and in New York City and Washington, DC.
Mrs. Mastrianni was a descendant of Myles Standish of Mayflower and Plymouth Colony fame, and Roger Williams, Rhode Island founder. Her forebears, the Angells, Egglestons, Greenes and Barrows were early founders of Corinth and Greenfield Center.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Dr. Michael A. Mastrianni Sr. of Lake George; a daughter, Mary Lee 'Mandy' Kent of Bennington, Vt.; two sons, Edward M. Kent of Tennessee and Peter E. Kent of Niskayuna; a grandson, Alexander R. Kent also of Niskayuna; a step-son, Michael A. Mastrianni Jr. of Granville; a step-daughter, Susan M. DeFelice of Chappaqua; a brother-in-law, Richard Sanders Allen of Lewiston, ID; a sister-in-law, Corrie Bishop of Saratoga; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and step-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Mastrianni is predeceased by her first husband, Edward J. Kent, Postmaster of Cambridge; a sister, Doris Bishop Allen of Loudonville; and two brothers, Lawrence D. Bishop of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Richard H. Bishop of Saratoga.
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Cheryl Coalts, associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, officiating.
Interment will immediately follow the funeral services at Pine View Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. 

Sara J. Millington
CORINTH -- Sara J. Millington, 75, of Fifth Street, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Hallmark Nursing Center in Queensbury following a long illness.
Born on Nov. 10, 1925, in Emmaus, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Arlan and Etoila (Hamsher) Rice.
She married W. John 'Buster' Millington on Nov. 22, 1947, in Allentown, Pa. The couple has resided in Corinth for over 50 years.
Mrs. Millington enjoyed her dog, 'Lucky' and going to garage sales.
Besides her parents, one son, Ronald Millington, and one sister, Madelyn Rice, died before her.
Survivors besides her husband of 53 years include two sons, Robert L. Millington of Schenectady and Winfred J. 'Wimpy' Millington of Corinth;  one sister, Ernestine Simmons, and her husband, Al of Emmaus, Pa.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Densmore Funeral Home, Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth with the Rev. Danny Sears, pastor of the Victory Bible Baptist Church of South Corinth, officiating.
Burial will be at Corinth Rural Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to the Corinth Emergency Squad, 101 Sherman Ave.,  Corinth, NY 12822. 

Juliette Elise Saunders
HUDSON FALLS -- Juliette Elise Saunders, 20 months, of Main Street, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on Feb. 14, 2000, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of Andrew and April (South-Bannin) Saunders.
In addition to her parents, Andrew and April Saunders of Hudson Falls, she is survived by one sister, Trinity Cecelia Saunders of Hudson Falls; maternal grandparents, Scott and Nancy Bannin of Hudson Falls; paternal grandparents, Ed and Margie Daniels of New York City; maternal great-grandparents, C. P. and Jeraldine South of Queensbury and Arizona; maternal great-grandmother, Peggy Bannin of Glens Falls; paternal great-grandmother, Frances Saunders of Texas; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be calling hours on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Juliette's memory be made to the Hudson River Bank & Trust, 677 Upper Glen St., Queensbury, NY 12804. 

George H. Lamb Jr.
 GREENWICH -- George H. Lamb Jr., 72, a lifelong resident of Greenwich, died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at McClellan Health Service Hospital, Cambridge.
  Born in Greenwich on Aug. 10, 1929, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Barber) Lamb Sr.
   Mr. Lamb was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
   He worked for 44 years at the former S & T Paper Mill in Greenwich. 
  Mr. Lamb was a member of American Legion Post No. 515 in Greenwich.
   He was an avid Dodger fan and enjoyed the family dog and his home. He particularly enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 His loving wife, Edna (Brophy) Lamb died in 1994. He is also predeceased by a great-grandson, Casey Spiezio.
   Survivors include three sons, Tim Brophy and his wife, Stacy (Stiles) of Greenwich, with whom he resided, Randi Lamb and his wife Tonya (Goggin) of Quaker Springs, and Peter Brophy and his wife Debbie (Flynn) of Greenwich; four daughters, Susan (Brophy) Nolan and her husband Floyd of Greenwich, Luewona (Lamb) Scalard and her husband Paul of New Windsor, Joni (Lamb) Henderson and her husband Alan of Easton, and Diane (Brophy) DiSarno and her husband Joe of Saratoga Springs; three sisters, Helena Loy and Alice Spiezio of Greenwich, and Harriet Wilson of Scotia; a brother-in-law, Bill Wallace and sister-in-law, Jean Herrington, both of Hoosick Valley; 15 grandchildren, Scott, Ted and Craig Spiezio, Brady Moy, Alana and Chelsie Henderson, Jenna and James Brophy, Tawny (Jordan) Shamro, Trevor Jordan, Wendy, Tara, and Dana Nolan, Geremy and Shannon Lamb; three great-grandchildren, Connor Spiezio, Kali Nolan, and Cody Shamro; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral  Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich with the Rev. Phyllis Holzhauer, officiating.
 Burial will follow at Tomhannock United Methodist Church Cemetery, in the town of Pittstown.
   Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the Easton Greenwich Rescue Squad or the Greenwich Fire Department, Greenwich, NY 12834. 

George Louis Sacrider
SALEM  -- George Louis Sacrider, 72, died peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001.
He was born in Danbury, Conn. on May 13, 1929, the son of the late George P. and Marion (McNamee) Sacrider.
George was a former resident of New Fairfield, Conn. He and his wife, Angela moved to Salem in 1972 and established Angela's Restaurant, Tavern,  B & B.
He will be remembered as a fun loving, honest, hard worker, always ready to help someone in need. George ran a golf league and pool tournaments and for many years he was affiliated with the Fort Salem Theater Cabaret.
His memberships include the B.P.O.E. Elks for 27 years and he was former treasurer, vice president and president of the Washington County Hotel and Restaurant Association. He was also a member and officer of the New York State Hotel and Restaurant Association.
George and Angela enjoyed traveling and spent many enjoyable moments in Hawaii.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Angela of Salem; one daughter, Frieda Potok and her husband Ken of Newtown, Conn.; two sons, George Sacrider and his wife Peggy and Gary Sacrider and his wife Jeanne, all of New Fairfield, Conn.; one brother, Richard Sacrider and his wife, Jean of Danbury, Conn.; seven grandchildren, Michelle, Aaron, Kate, Liz, Andrew, Amanda and Chris; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Holy Cross Church in Salem with the Rev. Liam Condon, pastor, officiating.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Holy Cross Church, Salem, NY 12865.
Arrangements are by McClellan Funeral Service, 19 East Broadway, Salem. 

FUNERAL NOTICES

BETTE M. BURROUGHS
CORINTH -- Funeral services for Bette M. Burroughs will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brewer Funeral Home Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Brewer Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 2  p.m. Friday at Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., Little Valley.
A calling hour will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Mentley Funeral Home. 

ERIC P. CURTIS
MECHANICVILLE -- Funeral services for Eric P. Curtis, 11 a.m. today at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 South Main St., Mechanicville.

TIMOTHY W. GLEASON
SALEM -- A Funeral Mass  will be celebrated for Timothy W. Gleason at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 23, at Holy Cross Church in Salem.

LISA ANN JOSEPH
QUEENSBURY -- A memorial service for Lisa Ann Joseph, will be at 6 p.m. today at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls. 

MAX KUDAN
SUNRISE LAKES, Fla. -- Shiva for Max Kudan will be observed at the home of Norman L. Kudan, 81 Fort Amherst Road, Glens Falls today at 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8 a.m.

BRIDGET PARRINO
QUEENSBURY -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Bridget Parrino at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of Annunciation Church, Aviation Road, Queensbury.
Calling hours will be from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Radloff Funeral Home, 136 Warren St., Glens Falls.

GUYLE J. ROCK
HUDSON FALLS -- Graveside services for Guyle J. Rock will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pine View Cemetery, Queensbury.

SYLVESTER A. 'RED' SANFELICE
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Sylvester A. 'Red' SanFelice, at 10 a.m. today at The Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

ROSE ANNE YOUNG
GLENS FALLS -- Graveside services for Rose Anne Young will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall.

Muriel M. Barker
GLENS FALLS -- Muriel M. Barker, 85, formerly of Sanford Street, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Hallmark Nursing Centre in Queensbury, after a long illness.
Born Dec. 20, 1915, in Argyle, she was the daughter of the late George and Teresa Moore.
Muriel was a graduate of Greenwich High School and then attended Paxton Nursing School in Utica for three years.
After graduating as a registered nurse, she enlisted in the U.S. Army, where she served as a nurse during World War II.
On Sept. 14, 1946, Muriel married Harry S. Barker, who passed away on July 20, 1988.
After serving to her country, she continued her passion for nursing as a private duty nurse in both Fort Edward and Glens Falls. She later accepted a position as a night supervisor at Hallmark Nursing Centre in Queensbury, where she remained until retiring in 1987 to care for her ailing beloved husband. So great was her passion to be a nurse, Muriel also took care of both her and her husband’s parents until they passed away. Those who knew Muriel knew she was the "ultimate nurse."
In addition to her love of nursing, Muriel enjoyed crossword puzzles, knitting and sewing. With much love, she made many of her granddaughters infant clothing.
Her family remembers her as a wonderful mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents and husband, others who passed away before her include two sisters, Frances and Sally, and a brother, Oscar.
Survivors include two sons, Harry G. Barker of Glens Falls and Robert W. Barker and his wife, Jacqueline, of Glens Falls; four grandchildren, Heather Eggleston and her husband, Christopher, of Queensbury and Holly Barker and her fiance, Shaun Flynn, Kenneth Wood and Brittany Wood of Glens Falls; one great granddaughter, Jocelyn Eggleston; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Vernon Collier of the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church in Kingsbury, officiating.
Burial will follow at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury with military honors conducted by the Hudson Falls American Legion Post No. 574.
The family suggests that memorials in Muriel’s name be made to the American Red Cross, 74 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801. 

Dolores A. Hanlon
NORTH CREEK -- Dolores A. Hanlon, 68, of North Creek, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born June 26, 1933, in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of John Medeiros and Hermina Mallo.
She was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School and Chamberlain School of Retail in Boston.
Mrs. Hanlon was a secretary in the guidance office of Arlington schools.
She married Frederick R. Hanlon on Nov. 11, 1954, in Fall River, Mass.
Mrs. Hanlon was a member of the Holy Trinity Church in Poughkeepsie.
She lived in the Poughkeepsie area since 1957, and moved to North Creek when she retired in 1992.
A daughter, Lynne Hanlon, died on Nov. 13, 1977.
Survivors include her husband, Frederick Hanlon of North Creek; her mother, Hermina Mallo of Fall River, Mass.; two daughters, Donna M. Pecchia and her husband, Victor of LaGrange, N.Y., and Beth E. Utter and her husband, Jimmy of LaGrange; a son, Paul F. Hanlon of Pawtucket, R.I.; six grandchildren, Ryan, Brent and Anthony Pecchia, Nicole and Shane Brandt and Cameron Utter; two brothers, John Medeiros and his wife Carol of Texas and Paul Medeiros and his wife Terry of Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Holy Trinity Church, Poughkeepsie.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
No calling hours are scheduled.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to: Glens Falls Oncology Unit, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801; Hospice of Warren County, 286 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801; or Twin Towers Orphan Fund, c/o Family to Family, 900 22nd St., Bakersfield, CA 93301.
Arrangements are under the direction of Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. 

William Pelak
QUEENSBURY and VERO BEACH, Fla. -- William Pelak, 79, died peacefully Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law after a short illness.
Born on May 18, 1922, in Clifton, N.J., he was the son of Alexander and Anna (Dutka) Pelak.
William was a veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Elks and a member of the American Legion.
William began his career as a funeral director and then went into the restaurant business.
He enjoyed golf and loved his grandchildren dearly.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Agnes Pelak in 1972, his daughter, Penelope, and five brothers.
Survivors include his son, Wayne Pelak and his wife Susan; three grandchildren, Heather, Kristin and Christopher Pelak; and one brother, Joseph Pelak of Atlanta.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be at Pine View Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Those who wish may send a remembrance in his name to High Peaks Hospice of Warren County, 286 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.
Arrangements are under the direction of Regan & Denny Funeral Service, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury. 

Elsie B. (Brownell) Fuller
GREENWICH -- A memorial service for Elsie B. (Brownell) Fuller will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich, with the Rev. J. Jameson Patrick officiating.
Elsie died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Ridgeland Center in Palos Heights, Ill., days after celebrating her 103rd birthday. Interment was in the Greenwich Cemetery.
Mrs. Fuller was born Oct. 8, 1898, in Easton, N.Y., and was first married to Morris Jones, a blacksmith in Middle Falls. She had one daughter, Roberta, born in 1921. Upon Mr. Jones’ death in 1936, Mrs. Fuller moved to Albany and worked as a private registered nurse. 
When her second husband, Terry Fuller died in 1968, Elsie returned to live in Greenwich, where she enjoyed membership in the Centenary United Methodist Church. 
In 1979, Mrs. Fuller relocated to the Chicago area in order to stay with her daughter’s family.
Elsie was predeceased by her brother, Harold L. Brownell, in 1954; and her sister, Sarah Pratt, in 2000.
Survivors include her daughter, Roberta Becker of Oak Lawn, Ill., and two grandchildren, Randy Becker of New York City and Bonnie Becker of Oak Forest, Ill.; locally, nieces Helen Coffin, Ruth Lee (Ray) Fuller and Marion (Arnold) Brennan, and nephews, Kenneth Brownell, Joseph (LouAnn) Brownell, and Gilbert (Theresa) Pratt.
Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich. 

Chris W. Wheland
LANSINGBURG -- Chris W. Wheland, 77, of Fifth Avenue, died Tuesday at Samaritan Hospital Troy, after a brief illness.
Born in Troy, he was son of the late Charles W. and Nellie Babcock Wheland and husband of Julia Aird Wheland.
He had resided in the Troy area all his life and was a 1941 graduate of Lansingburgh High School.
Mr. Wheland was a self-employed general contractor in the area since 1945.
He was a very active member of the United Methodist Church of Lansingburgh, serving as trustee, chairman of finance, member of the Administrative Council, president and teasurer of the Mens Club, adviser to the Group House Chairman and Church Property, senior deacon and head usher. He also attended the local church council conference as lay leader. Mr. Wheland was a charter member of Lansingburgh Kiwanis Club, a member of the local Scouting Committee, served as chairman of Local Pack No. 19 and Scout Troop committeeman.
Mr. Wheland was also very active in Masonic circles. He was master and secretary, twice, of the Jerusalem Masonic Lodge 355 in Lansingburgh. He served on many lodge committees, was district chairman of the Brotherhood fund, president of the Lansingburgh Masonic Temple Association, was a member of Phoenix Chapter No. 133, R.A.M. Bloss Council No. 14 and Iran Grotto. He was a 32 Degree Mason, and a member of Troy Delta Bodies, the Albany Consistory, the Oriental Shrine, Troy Shrine Club, Troy Shrine Patrol, and captain of the Guard of the Rose Crois Troy Delta Degree Team, also served as Worthy Patron in the Court of the Amaranth. In 1990, he was honored to be the grand representative of Turkey to the Grand Lodge of the state of New York. 
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving 17 months in the European Theater, and received two battle stars.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, John C. Wheland and his wife Lynn of Clifton Park and Glenn C. Wheland and his wife Catherine of Troy; a brother, Richard A. Wheland and his wife Ruth A. of Troy; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Wettergren and her husband Thomas of Rhode Island, Chris (Bud) Wheland of Troy, Lori Lybert and her husband John of Cambridge, Kristi Drinkwater and her husband Scott of Malta and Lindsay Morris and her husband Seth of Charleston, S.C.; five great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
He was predeceased by a brother, Charles W. Wheland Jr.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Bryce Funeral Home Inc., corner of Pawling at Maple Avenues in Troy, with the Rev. Brian Gould, Pastor of the United Methodist Church of Lansingburgh, officiating.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Interment will be at Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Wheland to the United Methodist Church of Lansingburgh Memorial Fund, PO Box 239, Troy, NY 12182 or Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children 516 Carew Street Springfield, MA 01104. 

Robert L. Ballard Sr.
WHITEHALL -- Robert L. Ballard Sr., 74, of Elizabeth Street, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on Nov. 28, 1927, in Hampton, N.Y., he was the son of the late Sylvanus and Abbie (Shaw) Ballard.
He enjoyed the outdoors and being on the farm where he enjoyed feeding the deer.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by three brothers, Albert Ballard, Donald Ballard and Roger Ballard.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Ballard of Whitehall; his children, Robert Ballard and his wife, Donna of Ticonderoga, Gary Ballard of Hampton, Ricky Ballard of Whitehall, Ronnie Ballard and his wife, Paula of Dresden, Cindy Greenwood and her special friend, Al Fish of South Glens Falls, Tommy Ballard and his special friend, Helen Orino of Hampton, Brenda Rice and her husband, Mickey of Florida and Timmy Ballard and his wife, Cherie of Whitehall; 21 grandchildren, Vanessa Decker, Gretchen Eggleston, Alicia Sheridan, David Rathbun Jr., Scott Parker, Ricky Parker, Robert Ballard III, David Holman, Gary Joe Clark, Bobbie Pond, James Greenwood, Nicole Stone, Christine Stone, Jackie Merrill, Candice Ballard, Carey Rice, Connie Rice, Crystal Rice, Mickey Rice, Alicia Rice and Timmy Ballard Jr.; four great-grandchildren, Amber Eggleston, Jordan Eggleston, Isaiah Marino and Brandon Michael Pond; two sisters, Dorothy Smith of Hampton and June Adcock of Hampton, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall, with the Rev. C. Don Wheeler, pastor of the Whitehall United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow at Greenmount Cemetery in Whitehall.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 5, at the funeral home.
The family suggests that donations in Mr. Ballard’s name may be made to the Skenesborough Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 333, Whitehall, NY 12887. 

FUNERAL NOTICES

GALE M. BARODY
SOUTH GLENS FALLS -- Funeral services for Gale M. Barody will be at 1 p.m. today at Regan & Denny Funeral Home, 94 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls.

SUSAN BELAK
PORTER CORNERS -- Funeral services for Susan Belak will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Muriel Burch
CANASTOTA -- Funeral services for Muriel Burch will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home Inc., 300 South Peterboro St., Canastota and at noon from St. Agatha’s Church, where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

JUDITH ELLEN BUTTLING
DIAMOND POINT -- A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Judith Ellen Buttling at 10 a.m. today at the Church Of Our Lady Of The Annunciation, 448 Aviation Road, Queensbury.

THOMAS J. CULLIGAN
FORT EDWARD -- A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Thomas J. Culligan at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Church, 164 Broadway, Fort Edward.

ORLETTA MAY BOMBARD DAVIGNON
GLENS FALLS -- Funeral services for Orletta May Bombard Davignon will be at 11 a.m. today at Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.
A calling hour will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

DONALD P. ‘RED’ DONAHUE
FORT PLAIN, N.Y. -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Donald P. ‘Red’ Donahue at noon today at The Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

LOUISE E. EPIFANIO
WHITEHALL -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Skene Street, Whitehall.

ROBERT A. GENTNER SR.
ALBANY -- Funeral services for Robert A. Gentner Sr. will be at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany.
A Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

KATHLEEN HEALY
OLD WESTBURY -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Kathleen Healy at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs.

MARGARET M. ACKLEY LUKE
CLIFTON PARK -- Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Amity Reformed Church, Vischer Ferry.

DOROTHY B. ROSE
FORT EDWARD -- A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Dorothy B. Rose at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Church, 160 Broadway, Fort Edward.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at M. B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward.

LUCILLE ‘LUCY’ TREDICI
LAKE GEORGE -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Lucille "Lucy" Tredici will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, 62 Warren St., Glens Falls.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.

WANDA WALTER
SHERBORN, Mass. -- A memorial service for Wanda Walter will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, Mass. 

SHEARL DENNIS WARD
CAMBRIDGE -- Funeral services for Shearl Dennis Ward will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. There will be an American Legion service at 7 p.m.


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