January 31, 2000
Raymond Arthur Joslin, 86, of DiGiorgi Lane, Fonda, died Monday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.
He was born Nov. 29, 1913, in Booneville, the son of Arthur and Rachel Brown Joslin. He was a graduate of the former Booneville High School. Mr. Joslin received a teaching certificate from Teacher's Training in Lowville. He moved to Fonda six years ago from Port Leyden.
For many years, he was a salesman for Fred Lee Publications, Palatine Bridge, retiring several years ago.
Mr. Joslin was a member of the Fonda Reformed Church and a 3rd Degree member of Masonic Lodge 531, Fultonville.
His wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Susan Simser Joslin, died Jan. 10, 1993. He married Grace E. Davis Aug. 27, 1995.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Richard Joslin Sr. of Gloversville; a daughter, Barbara Kanyock of Mystic, Conn.; a sister, Dorothy Shortt of Sauquoit; two step-sons, Charles Faulknor of Hilton and Harry Faulknor of Port Jefferson; two step-daughters, Cindi Mitchell of Fonda and Mary Heil of Marcellus; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral is 4 p.m. Saturday at Fonda Reformed Church, 5 Broadway, Fonda, with the Rev. Karen Patterson officiating.
Spring burial will be in Port Leyden Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany 12205.
Arrangements are by the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville.
February 2, 2000
Scott J. Retersdorf, 17, of 169 McGregor Road, Gloversville, died Wednesday at home after an acute illness.
He was born March 15, 1982, in Gloversville, the son of J. Scott and Dodie R. Hoyt Retersdorf, and was a lifelong Gloversville resident. He attended Gloversville High School with a grade point average of 3.5 and at the time of his death was senior class president.
Mr. Retersdorf was a pool lifeguard at Gloversville Middle School since 1998. This past summer, he was a lifeguard at the state campsite in Northampton. He was class president during his junior and senior years, where he conducted monthly meetings and organized a 5-K race/walk. He was a DARE role model, where he communicated with students in grade 5 about the consequences of drug use; he was a student government representative for all four years; involved the student leadership program in peer training since his sophomore year; he was on the executive board of youth court and class sergeant-at-arms as a sophomore; and he attended Siena leadership camp as a freshman and St. Rose as a junior.
Mr. Retersdorf was a member of the Boys Indoor Track New York State Scholar Athlete team as a freshman; All-County Symphonic Band and semi-finalist in New York Wired scholarship as a sophomore; the National Honor Society, Boys State representative, Who's Who Among American High School Students, was a Section II honorable mention on the 200 free relay swim team as a junior; the All-County Jazz Band since his sophomore year; Class B Section II soccer all-star and first team Foothills Council soccer all-star since his junior year; a national band award winner and New York East HOBY ambassador as a sophomore and junior. His extracurricular activities included jazz band, band club and soccer since his freshman year; choir club since his sophomore year; swimming and select choir since his junior year; spring track as a freshman and sophomore, indoor track as a freshman and sophomore, and all-state regional choir in his senior year.
Mr. Retersdorf was an active member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, where he was a substitute faith formation instructor, occasional choir member, and former alter server. He also played the trumpet at special masses and ceremonies.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, of Gloversville, include three sisters, Robyn M. Morrell of Newark, Del., Debra L. Wells of Schenectady and Jaime D. Retersdorf, who is attending the State University of New York at Plattsburgh; two brothers, Alan F. Retersdorf and Brian C. Retersdorf, both of Gloversville; paternal grandparents, James M. and Rita Gargiulo Retersdorf of Gloversville; maternal grandmother, Marion Vignuli Hoyt of Gloversville; two nieces; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church with the Rev. Donald Czelusniak officiating.
Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, in the spring.
Calling hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott J. Retersdorf Memorial Scholarship Fund, City National Bank, 10 N. Main St., Gloversville 12078.
February 3, 2000
Dominick Albino, 47, of Voorhees Street, Amsterdam, died Thursday at home after a long illness.
He was born July 1, 1952, in New York City, the son of Domingo and Rosario Carmona Albino. He was a graduate of Westside High School, Manhattan.
Mr. Albino worked for several years at the Toyota Auto Factory in Jamaica. He delivered cars to auto dealerships in the area. He later moved to Amsterdam in 1989 and worked for the Adirondack Knitting Mills.
He was of the Roman Catholic faith.
Survivors include a son, Dominick Albino Jr. of New York City; two daughters, Elizabeth and Rosa Albino, both of New York City; two brothers, Alex Robles of Amsterdam and Raymond Albino of New York City; two sisters, Maria and Migdalia Albino of New York City; and two grandchildren.
The funeral is 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, followed at 9:15 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.
Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church Memorial Fund.
February 1, 2000
Stewart I. Hillman Jr., 74, of Caroga Lake, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.
He was born in Argyle, Washington County.
Mr. Hillman was a truck driver for 26 years with Asphalt Stone Products, Schenectady. He then worked for Freeman Enterprises of Fultonville.
He was a member of Johnstown Reformed Church, Gloversville; the Moose Lodge; and Bleecker Fish and Game Club.
He married Jeannine Bedell Jan. 19, 1947.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Marie Ruby of Gloversville and Kathleen Walker of Mayfield; four sisters, Patricia Bender, Lena Paro and Frances Ecker, all of Johnstown, and Connie Simonds of Gloversville; six brothers, William Hillman and Joseph and Frank Cirillo, all of Gloversville, Daryl Hillman and Peter Cirillo of Johnstown, and Wilbur Banning of Greenfield Center; his mother, Dorothy Cirillo of Gloversville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown.
Burial will be in Fern Dale Cemetery, Johnstown.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
January 31, 2000
Dorothy Grzywacz, 74, of Beaumont, Texas, died Monday at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.
She was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Amsterdam.
Mrs. Grzywacz was a retired legal secretary.
Survivors include her husband, Stephen Grzywacz; a son, Stephen Grayson of Beaumont, Texas; a daughter, Deborah Studer of Milford, Conn.; a brother, B. Andrew Bogdan of Schenectady; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was Thursday at the Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home, Beaumont. Cremation was at Beaumont Haven of Rest Crematory in Beaumont.
February 3, 2000
Thomas L. VanKleeck, 79, of County Route 126, Broadalbin, died Thursday at home.
Arrangements by the the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, are incomplete and will be announced.
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February 3, 2000
H. Maria Battistini, 43, of Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements by the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, are incomplete and will be announced.
January 18, 2000
William Howe Harrison, 73, died January 18 at the Glendale Home, Glenville, after a short illness.
Born in Amsterdam, he was the son of Robert and Katherine Schuyler Vought Harrison.
Mr. Harrison was employed by Union Carbide for 23 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4660 and the East Glenville Volunteer Fire Dept.
He served with the U.S. Merchant Marine from 1943 to 1954.
Survivors include two daughters, Tracy Pahl of Burnt Hills and Patti Faulkner of Schenectady; a son, William Faulkner of Schenectady; a stepdaughter, Dusty Ifflander of San Antonio, Texas; two stepsons, Richard and Michael Henry, both of Schenectady, a brother, Robert Harrison of Palo Alto, Calif. and five grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenridge Road, East Glenville.
Arrangements are by the Glenville Funeral Home of Scotia-Glensville.
February 6, 2000
Thurman C. Rice, 81, of Maple Terrace, Gloversville, died Saturday at St. Clare's Hospital, Schenectady.
Born in Marshville, Maine on Oct. 29, 1918, he was the son of Thurman and Mabel Hat Rice. He attended schools in Maine and moved to Gloversville in 1995.
Mr. Rice was employed by General Dynamics, Groton, Conn. until his retirement. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7097, Johnstown and a former member of the American Legion Post No. 337, Broadalbin.
He served with the U.S. Marines during World War II.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Grace Tratton, whom he married on March 17, 1957. She died in 1988.
Survivors include three sons, Craig Rice of Gloversville, Roger Rice of Willimatic, Conn. and Clyde Rive of Suffield, Conn.; four daughters, Elizabeth Rice of Schenectady, Jacqueline Dutko of Windsor, Conn., Brenda Colburn of Amston, Conn. and Patricia Stewart of Mobile, Ala.; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A ritual will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7097 at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc., 28 W. Main St., Broadalbin. Spring burial will be in Union Mills Cemetery, Broadalbin.
Calling hours are 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
February 3, 2000
Alfred W. Parry, 83, of Mayfield, died Thursday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, Gloversville.
He was born in Bridgewater, the son of Richard and Margaret Humphries Parry.
Mr. Parry was the owner and operator of the Mayfield Grill for 20 years. He was a member of the New Port Masonic Lodge No. 455 for nearly 60 years.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jennie Butler, whom he married on April 30, 1940.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jean Buyce of Mayfield; a brother, George Weaver of Utica and two grandchildren.
A spring graveside service will be conducted at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Infirmary or to the New Port Masonic Lodge, Box 452, Newport, 12416.
Arrangements are by the Northville Funeral Service, Inc., 401 Bridge St., Northville.
February 2, 2000
Paul Pronsky, 82, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died Wednesday morning at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach.
He lived in Florida since 1988, after moving from from Ramsey, N.J.
He was an engineer and manager with Mohasco Industries for many years before moving on to executive positions at companies in Boston and Bergen County, New Jersey.
He was married for 42 years to the former Hula Aulagrocky, who died in 1982.
Survivors include a daughter, Paula Joan Pronsky of Manhattan; a son, Paul Pronsky Jr. of Shrewsbury, Mass.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral is 9 a.m. Monday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., Amsterdam, with the Rev. Edward Sipperly officiating.
Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.
February 5, 2000
Julia Cardillo, 79, of Yale Street, Amsterdam, died Saturday at her home.
Born in Amsterdam on Oct. 1, 1920, she was the daughter of Frank and Sally Zukas Miskinis. She was a graduate of the former Lynch High School and a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Cardillo was employed for many years by Collette's Manufacturing. She was a communicant of St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church.
She married Carmen Cardillo on Jan. 31, 1942.
Besides her husband, survivors include a son, Lawrence Cardillo of Amsterdam; a daughter, Barbara Bianchi of Hagaman; three brothers, William and Peter Miskinis, both of Amsterdam and Richard Miskinis of Lee, Mass.; two sisters, Frances Tamayo of Amsterdam and Lorraine Miskinis of Scotia; three grandchildren; aunts; uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, followed at 9:15 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Casimir's Church. Burial will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery.
Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Casimir's Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.