Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996
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December 2, 1996
John Salerno, 85, formerly of Florida Avenue, Amsterdam, died Monday at Mount Loretto Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born Oct. 31, 1911 in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of Giovanni and Marianna Salerno. He moved to Italy, was educated there and moved back to the United States at the age of 18. He settled in Amsterdam in 1929 and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Salerno was employed as a machinist helper in the large steam turbine generator department of the General Electric Co. in Schenectady, retiring in 1971.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Salerno of Amsterdam; two daughters, Marianne Micozzi of Selkirk and Dolores McClune of Schenectady; a brother, Gennaro Salerno and a sister Maria Rovelli, both of Italy; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the DeStefano Funeral Home, Route 5S, Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to GAVAC or to the American Diabetes
Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany 12206.
Ruth L. Murphy, 76, formerly of Stewart Street, Amsterdam, died Sunday at the Mount Loretto Nursing Home.
Born March 18, 1920 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Thomas and Lillian Morley Smith, and was a lifelong city resident. She was a graduate of the Wilbur H. Lynch High School Class of 1938 and also the former Amsterdam School of Commerce.
She was employed by the Amsterdam Memorial Hospital as a medical records supervisor, retiring in 1985.
Mrs. Murphy was a member of St. Ann's Episcopal Church and also the Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Horace J. Inman Senior Citizens Center.
Her husband, George M. Murphy, died in 1977.
She is survived by a son, George T. Murphy, of Amsterdam; a daughter, Lynn Ann Aparo of Newington, Conn.; two grandsons, Shawn T. Murphy of Santa Ana, Calif., and Christopher Gilbert of Newington Conn.; a granddaughter, Kellie Gilbert of Newington, Conn.; also nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A committal service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Cemetery Chapel in Fort Johnson with the Rev. Christopher A. Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amsterdam, 40 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam.
Local arrangements are by the Riley Mortuary.
Marjorie "Marge" John
Marjorie "Marge" Burke John, 64, of Patrick Court, Schenectady, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Cohoes, she was a lifelong area resident.
She attended the Vincentian Institute Catholic High School in Albany and Flushing Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse. She worked as a nurse at Schenectady Pediatrics for 26 years until the onset of illness. Prior to that, she was a public health nurse for the state Department of Health for a number of years.
She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church and its Rosary Society.
She married J. Edward John in 1955.
In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Susan Brown of Jacksonville, Fla., Margie Kenney of Torrington, Conn. and Karen Puglisi of Amsterdam; a son, Kevin John of Glenville; a sister, Ellen Newport of Latham, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m.today at the funeral home. The Rosary Society will meet at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Crosstown
Plaza, 2330 Watt St., Schenectady, 12304.
Mrs. Barbara "Mabel" Blass Scheuer, 95, of Route 146, Delanson, died Sunday at Eden Park Nursing Home, Cobleskill, where she resided since 1993.
Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. Scheuer attended a one-room school in the Levittown area and lived in Plainview most of her life before moving to Delanson in 1971.
In her early years, she and her husband operated a tollgate on the Long Island Motor Parkway, which was owned by W.K. Vanderbilt, until it closed in 1934.
Mrs. Scheuer was a former communicant of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Mineola. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Schoharie.
She also was a member of the Gallupville Gals Club and the Gallupville Senior Citizens.
Her husband, James "Carl " Scheuer, whom she married June 1, 1921, died in 1971.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Godligkeit of Delanson; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Cemetery, Pinelawn.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Langan Funeral Home, 227 Main St., Schoharie, during which a service will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gallupville Evangelical Lutheran
Church, the Scho-Wright Ambulance Service or to charity.
Services were conducted in England for Mrs. Harriet Franko Loveys, 86, of Isle of Palms, formerly of Johnstown, who died Nov. 22 at the home of her daughter in England.
Born in Johnstown, Mrs. Loveys graduated from Johnstown High School and the Nathan Littauer Hospital School of Nursing in Gloversville.
Mrs. Loveys was the widow of Donald C. Loveys.
Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Donna Christensenn of Falmouth, England; two sisters, Mary Keavney of Johnstown and Evelyn Marshall of Summerville, S.C., a brother, Frederick M. Franko of Johnstown; and two grandchildren.
Spring burial will be in Fern Dale Cemetery.
Mark T. O'Hara, 91, of Vley Road, Scotia, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a short illness.
Born in West Carthage, Mr. O'Hara was a resident of Schenectady for the past 65 years.
He was the proprietor of Merican Systems in Schenectady for 40 years, retiring at the age of 62.
Mr. O'Hara is survived by his wife, Gladys Kopfstedt O'Hara; a daughter, Maureen L. Phillips of Amsterdam; and two grandchildren.
A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the White Funeral Home,264 N. Ballston Ave., Route 50. Burial will be in Park Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union
St., Schenectady, 12308.
Martha M. Sargalis, 88, of Wall Street, Amsterdam, died early this morning at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements, by the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, are incomplete
and will be announced.
Helen Arlene Scutt, 64, of the Montgomery Meadows in Amsterdam and formerly of West Main Street, Nelliston, died Monday after a long illness.
Born Nov. 13, 1932 in Nelliston, she was the daughter of Delbert Marshall and Katherine Bray. She graduated from Fort Plain High School.
At one time, she was a nurses aid at the former Canajoharie Nursing Home and later worked as a meat packer at the former Fort Plain Packing Co. in Fort Plain.
Mrs. Scutt lived at the Montgomery Meadows since 1977. She was a longtime Nelliston resident.
She was of the Reformed faith.
She married Graham Scutt on Sept. 28, 1963, in Fort Plain.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Kathleen M. Mykel of Fort Plain; three grandchildren, Rodney Summerfield and Scott Summerfield both of Gloversville, and Jeremy Mykel of Fort Plain; one nephew and two nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center St., Fort Plain, with the Rev. Jeff Thibodeau officiating. Burial will be in Fort Plain Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society, 324 Broadway, Albany, 12207.
Marie A. Dandreano DeSieno, 68, of 69 River Road, Agawam, Mass., died Monday at Health South in Ludlow, Mass.
Born Dec. 29, 1927 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Luigi and Orsolina Tambasco Dandreano and settled in Agawam in 1957.
Mrs. DeSieno was an office worker for the former John H. Breck Corp. of Springfield, Mass., for 29 years, retiring in 1988.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Agawam and a member of the women's division of the Sons of Italy Lodge 379 in Springfield. She was a graduate of the Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam.
Her husband the late Louis A. DeSieno died in 1980.
Survivors include a son, Louis, with whom she lived; two brothers, Anthony "Hank" and Vito Dandreano, both of Amsterdam; two sisters, Nellie Aragona of Schenectady and Ethel Poremba of Amsterdam; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 a.m.Thursday at the Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust St., Springfield, Mass., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m at St. John The Evangelist Church. Burial will be in Agawam Center Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
813 Williams St. P. O. Box 61210, Longmeadow, Mass., 01116.
Mrs. Martha Baister Sargalis, 88, formerly of the High Rise Apartments, Amsterdam, died Tuesday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 28, 1908 in Richfield Springs, she was the daughter of John and Marion Simmons Baister. Mrs. Sargalis moved to Amsterdam in 1927.
She worked for Consolidated Novelty Co. until retiring in 1973.
Mrs. Sargalis was a communicant of St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Parish.
She also was a member of Sterling Care at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Leo T. Sargalis of Amsterdam, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family and there will be no calling hours. Burial will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Casimir's Memorial Fund or to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk
Joseph T. Ferrara, 84, of Kingsboro Towers, formerly of South McNab Avenue, Gloversville, died Tuesday at his daughter's home after being stricken.
A lifelong Gloversville resident, Mr. Ferrara worked for Perrella Glove Co., retiring in 1988.
He was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church.
Mr. Ferrara was also a member of the Widows and Widowers support group at St. Mary's Hospital.
His wife, Lillian Cavaliere Ferrara, whom he married Sept. 30, 1934, died in 1993.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Lanphere and Mrs. Cecile Zajaceskowski, both of Gloversville; a brother, Dominic Ferrara of Johnstown; three sisters, Katherine Pino, Anna Marotta and Geraldine Mullins, all of Gloversville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Spring burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association
or to charity.
Barbara Van Voast
Mrs. Barbara Simpson Van Voast, 74, of West Third Avenue, Johnstown, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, after being stricken at home.
Born in Louisville, Kent., Mrs. Van Voast graduated from high school there and later, graduated from Hollins College in Roanoke, Va.
Mrs. Van Voast was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.
She was also a member of the Aldines Study Club and served on the board of managers of the Willing Helpers Home for Women.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert Van Voast II; and a son, R. Lyle Van Voast of Johnstown.
A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to charity.
Arrangements are by the Ehle Funeral Home.
Mrs. Neva S. Foss, 86, of South Hollywood Avenue, Gloversville, died Tuesday at home after being stricken.
Born in Providence, Mrs. Foss attended Galway schools and resided in Broadalbin most of her life before moving to Gloversville in 1973.
For 12 years, she worked for Broadalbin Knitting Mills and later for more than 15 years, she worked for Gloversville Knitting Mills before retiring.
Survivors include three brothers, Cecil Sherman of Providence, Howard Sherman of Galway and Alfred Sherman of Melbourne, Fla.; and four sisters, Mrs. Julia Sanford and Pearl Howe, both of Broadalbin, Josie Salak of Gloversville and Mrs. Winifred Jones of Meco.
There will be no calling hours or services. Burial will be in Broadalbin Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by the Hollenbeck Funeral Home.
Madeline May Wilmot, 85, of East Main Street, Fonda, died Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a short illness.
Born Aug. 9, 1911 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Edward and Cora Nolan Brennen. She was educated in Amsterdam schools and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Wilmot was a member of the Fonda Reformed Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Women's Guild a junior choir instructor for 15 years. She was the first Woman Elder at the Church, and a founding member of the Glen Mohawk Seniors, where she was the chaplain and treasurer for several years.
She played piano for many years at the church and at many area nursing homes.
Her husband, William Milton Wilmot, whom she married Aug. 29, 1931, died Aug 2 1970. She was predeceased by a son, Robert E. Wilmot, in 1984.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald R. Wilmot of Fonda and Roger M. Wilmot of Fort Johnson. She is also survived by three daughters, Roberta Jane Cuozzo of Amsterdam, Kathleen Vrooman of Amityville, and Madeline M. Wiedman of Warrensburg; a sister, Anna Bishop of Cohoes; a half sister, Geraldine Cremen of Fort Johnson; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, one aunt and one cousin.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at the Fonda Reformed Church Broadway, Fonda; with the Pastor Karen Patterson officiating.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville.
Burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Fonda.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fonda Reformed Church or to
Jean Mielcasz, 83, of 52 Van Derveer St., Amsterdam, died this morning at St. Mary's Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born Dec. 1, 1913 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bernice Stepien Halgas and was educated in local schools. She was a lifelong Amsterdam resident.
Mrs. Mielcasz was employed at one time as a setter with the former Bigelow Sanford Carpet Mills and later, she worked at the former Mohasco Industries in Amsterdam. Later, she worked as an assembler at the former Consolidated Industries, retiring in 1978. Upon retiring, she participated in the Green Thumb Program as an aide at the Clara S. Bacon Elementary School in Amsterdam.
Mrs. Mielcasz was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and a member of its Ladies Rosary Society. She was also a member of the church choir. She was one of the Pierogi Ladies at St. John's Church.
Mrs. Mielcasz was a member of the Polonaise Society and a member of the Club 60 of St. Mary's Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Zumbolo of Amsterdam and Dolores Blonkowski of Ballston Spa; three sisters, Mary Zaklukiewicz, Monica Cichy and Eleanor Swierzowski of Amsterdam; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Riley Mortuary, 110 Division St., Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at The Church of St. John The Baptist, Vanderveer Street.
Interment will take place in St. John's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. John The Baptist or to the Cemetery Fund at the church.
Arrangements are by the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Broadalbin.