Mrs. Euphemia Rubinski
November 28, 2002
Mrs. Euphemia Rubinski, 85, of Chuctanunda St., Hagaman died early Thursday morning at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam.
Born on August 26, 1917 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James and Martha Krom VanKleeck. She was a lifelong area resident and attended local schools.
Mrs. Rubinski was a homemaker.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hagaman.
She was predeceased on December 9, 1995 by her husband Stefan Rubinski, whom she married on November 23, 1939.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Rubinski of Hagaman; a sister, Helen Kerr of Hagaman; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. Burial will take place in Hagaman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to GAVAC, P.O. Box 11, Amsterdam, N.Y. 12010 or to the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department.
Eileen Rukstinat Fedullo
November 30, 2002
Eileen Rukstinat Fedullo, 71, of Van Dyke Avenue, passed away Saturday morning at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.
Born in Amsterdam, NY, on August 9, 1931, she was the daughter of Louis and Carmela Romano Rukstinat.
Mrs. Fedullo received her education in the Amsterdam school system, and was a graduate of Mildred Elley Business School, Albany. She was employed by the General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY and Siena College, Loudonville, NY.
Mrs. Fedullo contributed countless hours of community service to the Sarah Jane Sanford Home for the Elderly, Amsterdam Community Volunteers; St. Michael's Youth Group and Meals for the Elderly all of Amsterdam, NY and St. Anne Institute, Albany, NY. In 1933, she was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by then Governor of Kentucky, Brereton Chandler Jones.
Her husband, Ralph F. Fedullo to whom she was married on June 15, 1952, passed away April 1, 2001.
Mrs. Fedullo is survived by her children, Dr. John Fedullo and his wife Angela, Louis Fedullo and his wife Aimee, Christopher Fedullo and his wife Suzanne all of Amsterdam, NY, and Angela C. Fedullo of Albany, NY; her mother, Carmela Rukstinat of Amsterdam, NY; her grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, Sarah, Catie, Matthew, Nina, Louis, Christina, Elena and Emily all of Amsterdam, NY; her aunt Carmella Romano of Morristown, NJ; nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, 156 East Main Street, Amsterdam, NY.
Interment will be at St. Michael's Cemetery, Amsterdam, NY.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 9 at the Chapel of St. Mary's Church, 156 East Main Street, Amsterdam, NY.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Fedullo's name may be made to the Ralph Fedullo Fund c/o St. Anne Institute, 160 North Main Avenue, Albany, NY or to St. Mary's Church, 156 East Main Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Arrangements are by the Riley Mortuary, Inc., 110 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Robert S. Nichols
November 30, 2002
Mr. Robert S. Nichols, 77, died Saturday at Montgomery Meadows where he was a resident. He was born on July 22, 1925 and was the son of Stanley and Anna Dybowski Nichols. He was a 1943 graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Nichols had been employed by Mohasco until retiring.
He was married to Helen Kotyniak Nichols. She died in 1980.
He is survived by one son, Donald Nichols of Amsterdam; and one brother, James Nichols of Amsterdam.
A Service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel at St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place.
John J. Luciano
November 30, 2002
John J. Luciano, 69 of Benson Road Northville died Saturday, November 30, 2002 at Nathan Littauer Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born May 28, 1933 in Fonda he was the son of Jerome and Mary Zazzero Luciano.
Mr. Luciano was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the Marine Corp from 1951 to 1954. He was employed as a construction worker for many years last employed by Quay Construction of Schenectady, NY retiring in 1990.
Memberships included Local Labor Union 157 Schenectady. He also loved to hunt and fish and was a member of St. Francis of Assis Church, Northville.
He is survived by his wife Carole Finn Luciano whom he married April 19, 1956; his mother, Mary Tamoliunas of Tribes Hill, NY and a sister Anna LaVoie of Tribes Hill, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Northville.
Friends may call Tuesday, December 3, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge Street, Northville.
Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Fonda.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Edwin G. Hubbard
November 25, 2002
Edwin G. Hubbard, died November 25, 2002. He was born October 4, 1918 in Montclair, NJ a son of Dr. E. Elmore and Harriet Stillwell Hubbard.
His wife, Grace Elizabeth Hubbard, died in 1997.
He was an Army Veteran of World War II.
He was employed as a grocery manager for Food Fair Stores, Inc., retiring in 1980.
He was a lifelong resident of Montclair, NJ until moving to Palatine Bridge in 1983.
He is survived by his children, Ruth Ann Higgins, Lake Hiawatha, NJ, Philip Hubbard, Fort Plain, NY, and Edith Antinou, Washington, NJ; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Sophie V. Rokitowski
December 3, 2002
Mrs. Sophie V. Rokitowski, 92, most recently of Montgomery Meadows died Tuesday. She had previously resided at County Highway 132 in Hagaman.
Born on February 24, 1910 in Brooklyn she was the daughter of Josef and Ann Puk Regula.
As a child she had moved with her family to Poland and was educated in Europe and later returned to this area. In 1946 she relocated to the Hagaman area. At one time was a seamstress and later was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Church of St. John the Baptist. She enjoyed gardening and sewing.
Mrs. Rokitowski was married to Victor J. Rokitowski on September 29, 1946. He died on June 23, 1986.
Mrs. Rokitowski is survived by one son, Anthony V. Rokitowski and his wife Claudia of Amsterdam; two granddaughters, Rebecca and Dianna Rokitowski both of Amsterdam. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
She is the remaining sibling of six children.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place, followed at 11:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. John the Baptist.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Friday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Donations may be made in Mrs. Rokitowski's memory to Church of St. John the Baptist.
December 1, 2002
Caesar Rappa, 78, formerly of the Utica area died Sunday morning at Nathan Littauer hospital after a long illness.
He was born November 3, 1924 in Flat Creek, NY the son of Peter and Anna Rappa. He attended Flat Creek Schools.
Mr. Rappa worked for BeechNut for several years and then worked as a janitor for Mohawk Data retiring in 1986.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Ann Edick and her husband Jesse of Johnstown; two brothers, John Rappa of Fultonville and Salvatore "Sammy" Rappa and his wife Bertha; one uncle, Zeke Rappa; one aunt, Margaret Salamone; nieces and nephews, Jesse Edick and Janet, Clarksbrough, NJ, Nancy and Bret Collins of Tribes Hill, and Dianna and John Graziano of Amherst, NY; four great nieces, six great nephews and cousins survive.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, December 6, 2002 at 10;30 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Church, Fonda with the Rev. Patrick Gallagher, Pastor officiating.
Cremation will be in Parkview Crematory, Schenectady.
There will be no calling hours.
Cremains will be interned in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, Johnstown.
December 2, 2002
Mildred Vesely Kellam, 79 of Ravena, died Monday, December 2, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital after a brief illness.
Mildred was born in Minnesota and has lived in Ravena for 50 years. She was a member of the South Bethlehem Methodist Church and the Coeymans Hollow Fire Co. Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband Everett Kellam of Ravena; children, June Bowen of Ravena and Carol Jordan of Amsterdam; brothers, Al Vesely of Arizona, Frank Vesely of Colonie, and Jerome Vesely of Illinois; sister, Vlasta Alger of Schenectady; many grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Mildred was predeceased by her husband Frank Cistin and brother Joseph Vesely.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 Thursday morning, December 5 at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.
Burial will be in Schenectady Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday prior to the service starting at 9:30 a.m.
Contributions in memory of Mildred may be made to Hillside House of Coeymans, PO Box 399, Ravena, NY 12143.