Brian K. Moshier Jr.
February 4, 2002
Brian K. Moshier Jr., of Mohawk Street, Canajoharie died Monday, February 4, 2002 .
He was born in Amsterdam September 4, 2001 the son of Brian K. Moshier and Valeen Dingman.
Brian is survived by his parents and also his paternal grandparents Harlan Moshier of Canajoharie and Joan Moak of Canajoharie; his maternal grandmother Diane Hogan of Canajoharie and his paternal great grandparents Hal and Patricia Foland of Ames, NY. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie with the Rev. Wayne Cole officiating. Burial will be in Fort Plain Cemetery in the spring. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mid County Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie, NY 13317 in memory of Brian K. Moshier Jr.
Mary Alma Moore
January 28, 2002
Mary Alma Moore, 89, passed away at her home in Santa Barbara, CA, on January 28, 2002.
She was the daughter of Anson G. Moore and Florence M. Edwards Moore. She resided in the village of Glen, Montgomery County, NY, where she was born November 2, 1912, until permanently moving to the West Coast in 1968. For a number of years she was employed by the Montgomery County Laboratories in Amsterdam, and in Santa Barbara established a gardening and consulting business.
Her parents and three brothers, Robert, Chester, and her twin brother John, all predeceased her. Her only surviving immediate relatives are her nephew James Moore, of San Jose, CA, and niece Mary Ellen Moore Frederick of Hartland, NJ.
Her ashes will be placed in the Moore family plot in the Auriesville, NY, cemetery later this year, with a memorial service at that time.
Jackson & Betz Funeral Home of Fultonville will handle arrangements then.
James Herbert Dence
February 6, 2002
Mr. James Herbert Dence, 82, of Ellsworth Street, Amsterdam died Wednesday morning at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital, Amsterdam.
He was born on August 17, 1919 in Gloversville, NY the son of George and Ida Gifford Dence. Mr. Dence was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Johnstown High School class of 1939.
During World War II Mr. Dence served with the United States Army-Air Corps.
Mr. Dence was employed by Sears & Roebuck Co., Colonie as a mechanical technician for 27 years until his retirement.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing, camping, hiking and spending time at his summer home in Wells, NY with his family.
Mr. Dence was a member of the United Methodist Church, Amsterdam.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marjorie A. Murtlow whom he married on October 15, 1942; two sons and daughter-in-law, James R. and Dolores Dence of Amsterdam, and Robert Dence of Fonda; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and David Jinks of Champlin, MN, and Donna and Anthony Vergona of Amsterdam; seven grandchildren, Leigh Haberek of Amsterdam, Sara Kuehfus of Buffalo, Ian Jinks of Champlin, MN, Katie Bowler of Hagaman, and Michael, Michelle, and Marie Vergona all of Amsterdam; four great grandchildren, Jayde Jinks of MN, Matthew Bowler of Hagaman, and James "JD" and Matthew Haberek both of Amsterdam; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Golf Course Road, Amsterdam with the Rev. Cal Briggs-Harris officiating. The burial will take place in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill in the spring. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc., 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the United Methodist Church, Amsterdam in care of the funeral home.
Winifred G. Newland
February 7, 2002
Winifred G. Newland, 72, of Swart Hill Road passed away Thursday afternoon at Mount Loretto Nursing Home.
Born in Amsterdam on October 8, 1929 a daughter of William and Genevieve Lamanski Hughes, she was educated locally and lived here all her life.
Winifred was employed as a cashier for the former Mohegan Market and later as a machine operator for Breton Industries until she retired. She also volunteered as a dispatcher and bookkeeper for GAVAC.
Mrs. Newland was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Rosary Society. She was also active at one time with the Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Country Cousins Cranesville Seniors.
Winifred loved to crochet, making many treasured items for family and friends.
Her loving family includes her sons: David and his wife Tina Newland of Gloversville, and Richard and his wife Lisa Newland of Amsterdam; her daughter: Judith A. Newland of Amsterdam; her brother William Hughes Jr. of Rhode Island; her sister: Gertrude Wyzykowski of Queensbury; her two grandchildren: Laci and Matthew Newland and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc., 171 Guy Park Avenue, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, the Very Rev. James Gulley celebrant. Interment is in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in her name to Mount Loretto Nursing Home, GAVAC, St. Mary's Church, Cranesville Fire Dept., or St. Stanislaus School all in care of the funeral home.
Mrs. Helen K. Marek
February 7, 2002
Mrs. Helen K. Marek, 87, of Kreisel Terrace died Thursday morning at Montgomery Meadows Residential Health Care Facility.
She was born December 26, 1914 in Amsterdam, New York a daughter of the late Frank and Helen Dlugosz Turowski. She was educated locally and always resided here.
For several years, Mrs. Marek worked for Barlow Manufacturing Company.
She was also a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and its Rosary Society.
She was married to Joseph W. Marek on May 21, 1932. He died December 8, 1994. She was predeceased by a son, Leonard Marek, in 1965.
She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Evelyn Karabin and husband Robert of Amsterdam; one grandson Leonard Karabin of Lutz, Florida; one granddaughter Valerie Hagadorn of Amsterdam; three great grandchildren Alyssa and Evan Hagadorn of Amsterdam and Sloan Karabin of Lutz, Florida.
The funeral will be held 8:30 Monday morning at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church Street, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 o'clock at St. Stanislaus Church. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call 5-8 Sunday with Recitation of the Rosary at 5:15 p.m.
Rose Clara Wood
February 7, 2002
Rose Clara Wood, 78, of Logtown Road, passed away Thursday morning at her home after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Jackson and Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in Fonda, NY. Interment will be in the spring in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Fonda.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grandchildren's Education Fund in care of the Jackson and Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, NY 12072.
James Lionel Grisham
February 4, 2002
James Lionel Grisham of Apartment 208B, 8015 NW 28th Place, Gainesville, FL, 32606, a long time Fonda resident, died on February 4, 2002. He was 85.
Mr. Grisham was born in Plattsburgh, New York and lived in Fonda for over 75 years before moving to Gainesville, Florida in September 2000.
He was a rural carrier and attended the Fonda Reformed Church. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in North Africa and Italy. He was a member of the Johnstown Moose Lodge and enjoyed bowling and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Lois H. Grisham, and a son, James S. Grisham, both of Gainesville, Florida.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda in the spring and will be announced.
Richard A. Rzesos
February 16, 2002
Richard A. Rzesos, 59, of County Highway 110, Broadalbin, died suddenly Saturday evening at home after being stricken.
Born in Amsterdam on May 4, 1942, he was the son of John and Bernice Kraus Rzesos. He was a graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School Class of 1960 and was a lifelong area resident.
He was employed with the Schenectady GE and later with Local 7 of Albany as a steam fitter/plumber for 32 years until the present. He served the Army National Guard and was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his wife the former Rose E. DaBiere, whom he married on January 24, 1970; one sister, Mary Ann Baker of Ballston Lake; one aunt and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a sister, Jeanette Rzesos; three half brothers and three half sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday from the DeStefano Funeral Home, Rt. 5S, Amsterdam followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Veronica A. Stratton
February 17, 2002
Veronica A. Stratton, 81, of Rockton Street, Amsterdam, passed away Sunday morning at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility.
Born in Amsterdam on November 4, 1920 a daughter of Stephen and Veronica Bakuzonis. She was a lifelong resident and attended Amsterdam schools.
She worked as an assembler for Ward Products Co. in Amsterdam retiring in 1987 after 30 years of service.
Mrs. Stratton was a communicant of St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam.
She was also a member of the Amsterdam YMCA and the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Casimir's Church.
She enjoyed her home. She loved cooking, gardening, swimming and animals, especially her cat.
She married Clifford G. Stratton in 1950. He died in 1980.
Survivors include two sons: Clifford G. Stratton Jr. of Englewood, Florida and David J. Stratton of Amsterdam. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church, East Main Street, Amsterdam. Interment of cremains will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County S.P.C.A., State Highway 5S, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc., 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam.
February 16, 2002
Mr. Martin J. Kazala, 82, of West Main Street, Amsterdam, died Saturday morning on arrival at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born September. 15, 1919 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Joseph and Petronella Paragas Kazala. He was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Kazala was employed by Mohawk Finishing Co. in Amsterdam for a number of years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 1st Division. He served in the North African campaign, Normandy, the European Theatre and the Battle of the Bulge. He was a prisoner of war and was awarded the Purple Heart twice.
Mr. Kazala was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam and was a member and past commander of the Disabled American Veterans.
He was married on September. 30, 1940 to Florence Stark.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, George Kazala, Keith Kazala and Timothy Kazala, all of Amsterdam and Richard M. Kazala of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Lee Ann Kazala of Amsterdam; a sister, Helen Belanger of Amsterdam; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a son, Larry Kazala, who died in 2001.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, East Main Street, Amsterdam. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson., NY with full Military Honors. The family will receive relatives and friends on today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The D.A.V. will stand Honor Guard and give a service at 7:00 p.m. this evening with a Legacy Candle Ceremony to follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church Memorial Fund, East Main St., Amsterdam, 12010 or to G.A.V.A.C., P.O. Box 11, Amsterdam, 12010.
Ralph E. Carp Sr.
February 15, 2002
Mr. Ralph E. Carp Sr., passed away on Friday, February 15, 2002 in Titusville, Florida where he resided with his wife, Audrey Willis Carp.
He was born in Rochester, NY on November 3, 1929. He was the son of the late Stanley Carp and Catherine Jaracz. All his growing up years were spent in Amsterdam, NY where he was a graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School - Class of 1947.
Mr. Carp is survived by his wife and three children, Cheryl Ludwig, Trenton, NJ, Ralph E. Jr., Perkasie, PA, and Richard E. Carp of Berlin, NJ; also seven grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Carp's long time interest in life was music. He belonged to the Mohawk Chorus while living in Amsterdam. Since then, there have been several choirs and glee clubs all over the country that he sang with. At the time of his death, he was the founder and director of the North Brevard Singing Seniors of Titusville. He served on the North Brevard Senior Center and was the President of the Swan Lake Home Owners Association where he lived in Titusville.
He was president of his company RRR Associates for many years. This was a company that wrote motivational programs for major industry. He retired in 1990 from the company.
He was a member of St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church in Titusville and sang in their choir.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY wi Rev. Christopher A. Smith of St. Ann's Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam. Calling hours are 6-8 Monday evening, February 25. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Gabriel's Memorial Fund, 414 Pine Street, Titusville, FL 32796 or in care of the funeral home.
Columbia M. Burgey
February 18, 2002
Columbia M. Burgey, 92, resident of the Stratton Apartments for more than 25 years died Monday at the Edward L. Wilkinson Extended Care Facility after a brief illness.
Born in Amsterdam on March 11, 1909, she was the daughter of Joseph and Maria Zanella Stradone. She was a lifelong area resident and attended local schools.
Mrs. Burgey was employed for many years with Mohawk Carpet Mills, Bigelow Sanford Carpet Mills, Amsterdam Glove Co., and later with Consolidated Novelty Co., retiring in 1974.
She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church and was married to Harold Burgey. He died in June 1979.
Survivors include one son, Douglas Burgey of Amsterdam and three nieces, Mary Hoyt of Amsterdam, Jacqueline Foust of Hagaman and Irene Stradone of Burnt Hills; three nephews, George Stradone of Silver Springs, MD, Raymond Stradone of Scotia and Joseph Stradone of Amsterdam.
Funeral services will be held 8:30 a.m. Friday from the DeStefano Funeral Home, Rt. 5S, Amsterdam followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson, NY. Calling hours will be Thursday 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus or St. Mary's Institute c/o the funeral home.