February 4, 2003
Anna Downes passed away February 4, 2003 after a brief illness, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.
Born in the town of Amsterdam the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Wainwright) Cochrane.
She was married first to John J. Loadwick Sr. (deceased) and then married Robert Downes of Stone Arabia, Fort Plain, NY.
Mrs. Downes is survived by her three children, John Loadwick Jr., Paul Loadwick and JoAnne Baldwin and their spouses; a niece, Audrey Flagler; nephew, William Cochrane Jr and their spouses and children; four grandchildren, Paul Scott and Monica Loadwick; Alison Wallace and Jennifer Cechnicki and their spouses and children, two nieces, Holly Becker and Susan Schreiber and their children.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Sidney and William Cochrane and a sister Irene.
Anna lived in the area most of her adult life and was a member of the Fort Plain Methodist Church and was active in many church activities. She loved the homeless animals and often feed and cared for them. It would gratefully appreciated that in lieu of flowers contributions be sent to the Ayres Animal Shelter, Sprakers, NY in her memory.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on February 14, 2003 at the Fort Plain methodist Church at 11:00 a.m.
Frances L. Cook
April 7, 2003
Frances L. Cook, 73, of Route 30, Perth, passed away Monday morning at the home of her son following a brief illness.
Born in Cleveland, OH, on October 22, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Elizabeth M. Dunn LaPier.
Mrs. Cook received her education at Miles Avenue Elementary School, Holy Name Junior and Senior High School and Charity Hospital School of Nursing, all in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mrs. Cook was employed as a bookkeeper in the business office at Perth Central School, in the personnel office of Coleco Industries, Amsterdam, and the processing department of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany, NY.
Mrs. Cook was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, Broadalbin, NY.
Mrs. Cook is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Cook, to whom she was married on October 19, 1957, her son, Edward L. and his wife Rosa Cook of Imperial Beach-San Diego, CA; two daughters, Susan Kuchis and her husband Frank of Hagaman, NY, Lisa Wilczak and her husband William of Amsterdam, NY; her sister Mary Louise Sisto of Schenectady, NY; five grandchildren, William T. Wilczak and Casey Cook Wilczak, both of Amsterdam, NY, Emily Kuchis of Hagaman, NY, and Kassandra Cook and Francesca Cook, both of Imperial Beach-San Diego, CA; one niece, two nephews and three great nieces.
Mrs. Cook was also predeceased by a brother, Richard LaPier.
Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church, 7 North Street, Broadalbin, NY.
Interment will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schenectady, NY.
Calling hours are Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the mortuary.
Memorial gifts in Mrs. Cook's name may be made to St. Joseph's Church, 7 North Street, Broadalbin, NY 12025.
Anne A. Case
April 8, 2003
Anne A. Case, 87, of 5 Church Street, Apt. 5, St. Johnsville passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, NY.
She was born September 18, 1915 in Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Edward and Frances (Valdina) Root, and was educated in Utica and St. Johnsville schools.
Her first marriage to Robert Perry took place on November 20, 1934 at St. Patrick's Church in St. Johnsville. Mr. Perry passed away March of 1988.
She was later married to Alfred Case. The couple lived in Washington where Mr. Case preceded her in death.
Anne was last employed at the former Palatine Dye Co. in St. Johnsville, where she held a position in the office.
Mrs. Case was a member of St. John's Reformed Church in St. Johnsville.
Survivors include two daughters, Lee Johnson of St. Johnsville, and Diane Robbins and husband Warren of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Emma Washcoe.
In keeping with Anne's wishes, there are no calling hours.
Graveside services will be held later in the spring at West St. Johnsville Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Smith-Woody and Enea Funeral Home, 9 Center Street, St. Johnsville, NY.
Helen Lee Motyka
April 5, 2003
Helen Lee Motyka, 71, of Denver, Colorado, formerly of Amsterdam, NY passed away at the Lutheran Medical Center in Wheatridge, Colorado on Saturday April 5.
She was born February 11, 1932 in Amsterdam, NY a daughter of the late Stanislaus and Catherine Drzal Motyka. She attended local schools residing in Amsterdam and Albany, NY for several years before moving to Denver six years ago.
Helen was a homemaker.
In Amsterdam, she was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Veronica Myers, Denver, Colorado, Lisa Irish, Atlanta, Georgia, and Brenda Laurita, Golden, Colorado; one son, Richard Myers, Schenectady, NY; two sisters, Stasia Dopp and Mary Keosaian, both of Amsterdam, NY; one brother, William Motyka, Pattersonville, NY; five grandchildren, Conor, Kevin, Nicholas, Monique and Makayla; one aunt, Anna Dukett, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Church, Amsterdam, NY.
Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Arrangements are by the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY.
Edith Mockry Evasuk
April 9, 2003
Edith Mockry Evasuk, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the HCR Manor Care Health Service in Potomac, MD, at the age of 100.
Born in the Ukraine on March 8, 1903, she was the daughter of Anthony and Theodora Mockry. She emigrated to the US at the age of five with her mother and two brothers, to join their father in New York City. The family moved to Broadalbin in 1920. Edith returned to New York City in 1922 where she learned the art of embroidery and needlepoint which was to become her career for many years.
She married Louis Evasuk in 1925. Following his death in 1981, she moved to Maryland to be with her daughter and son-in-law Marian and Longen Chuchman in 1983.
Edith was the oldest living communicant of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Amsterdam.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, John and Michael Mockry.
Her loving family includes her daughters, Dorothy Burban of Brookville, Fla., and Marian Chuchman of Rockville, Md; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren and six nephews.
Services are Monday at 8:45 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Avenue, followed by the Divine Requiem Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. Father Marian Kostyk, celebrant.
Interment is in St. Nicholas Cemetery.
Calling hours are Sunday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home where the Panachyda Service will take place at 6:00 p.m.
Contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 24 Pulaski Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Donald (Timmy) Carl Rose
April 13, 2003
Mr. Donald C. Rose, 65, of Union Street, Fultonville, died Sunday morning at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam.
Born May 26, 1937 in the Town of Root, he was the son of Charles and Ruth VanDerVeer Rose Sr. He was a life long Fultonville resident.
Mr. Rose was employed by Glen Mohawk for seventeen years. He later worked as a custodian for the Fonda-Fultonville School District for the past eleven years. Over the years he was the former; Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Fultonville, Flood Control Officer and for twenty five years served as the Animal Control Officer for the Town of Glen.
He loved NASCAR and was very active over the years with the Fonda Speedway; driving the pace car and helping with the daily activities of the track. Mr. Rose received the 2002 Dedication Award for the Fonda Speedway, which is an award voted on by all the drivers. The driver Jack Johnson was his favorite driver.
Mr. Rose was a member of the Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church and the ETNA Engine Company for thirty years.
He was married to the former Donna Lee James Rose.
Beside his wife, he is survived by; four sons, Alan Michael Rose of Fonda, Donald M. Rose of Indian Trial, NC, Patrick M. Rose and William P. Rose both of Fultonville; three daughters, Tracy E. Kocjan of Johnstown, Robin E. Rose of Fultonville, and Kelly J. Rose of Coconut Creek, FL; four brothers, Charles Rose Jr. of NC, Robert C. Rose Sr. and Leland Rose both of Fultonville and Benjamin Rose of Fonda; two sisters Dorothy Kilmartin of Randall and Ruth Marie Stevens of Fultonville; three grandchildren, Meghann Kocjan, Alex Kocjan and Connor Rose; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
It is the request of Mr. Rose that there be no funeral service or calling hours.
Cremation will take place at the Vale Crematory in Schenectady.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville.
Barbara A. Crockett
April 14, 2003
Barbara A. Crockett of Randall, NY died on Monday April 14, 2003 after a long illness, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on the family farm in the Town of Palatine on September 22, 1941, she was the daughter of Leon and M. Elizabeth Carpenter and was a graduate of the Ft. Plain Central School, class of 1959.
Mrs. Crockett was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She married Perley "Skip" G. Crockett, Jr., on July 22, 1972. In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Larraina A. Carpenter and her husband Thomas of Johnstown, and Michele A. Wiltey and her husband John of Fonda; a son, Vincent G. Crockett and his fiance Raylene Sanders of Fonda; a step son, David L. Crockett and his wife Janet of Fultonville; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kayla and Bradly Wiltey of Fonda and Robert "Bo" Smith of Johnstown; two sisters Mary VanMuiswinkel of Ft. Plain and Edna Bottisti of Amsterdam; and several nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held for the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter, 133 Hilltop Road, Sprakers, NY 12166, or a charity of ones choice. Arrangements are by the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, NY 12072.
Donald W. Lott
April 12, 2003
Donald W. Lott, 72, of Windham, NY, died on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, NY.
Born on January 21, 1931 in Amsterdam, NY, he was the son of the late Robert and Lorena Osenfort Lott.
He is survived by Frances Mazzeo, a daughter Kathleen Howell of Indialantic, FL, a brother Stewart Lott of Stuart FL and a sister Yvonne Gutowski of Amsterdam, NY. Grandchild Cassidy Joy Howell, 15 nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents he was predeceased by two brothers Harold and Robert Lott.
Mr. Lott graduated Amsterdam High School and served as a CPL in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict.
He attended N.Y.S. Police Academy and retired as a Sergeant with the New York State Police in Oneonta, N.Y.
He was employed by the United States Marshall's Office of Albany, NY.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside services will be Saturday, May 3, 2002 at 1:00 pm. at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill, NY.
Donations in his memory may be made to Windham Rescue Squad Administration Bldg Rt 296, Hennsonville, NY 12439 or Windham Fire Department, Main Street, Windham, NY, 12496.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Decker Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Windham, NY 12496.
Frank S. Michalski Jr.
April 14, 2003
Mr. Frank S. Michalski., Jr., 84, of Gorski Street died Monday at home.
He was born February 20, 1919 in Amsterdam, New York, a son of the late Frank S. and Mary Pukawka Michalski Sr. He attended local schools and always resided here.
Mr. Michalski was a salesman for Miles Shoes and later Thom McCann's for many years before retiring.
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.
He enjoyed gardening and was extremely proud of his orchid collection.
Mr. Michalski is survived by several cousins.
The services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church Street, Amsterdam, New York. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
Elwin G. Eddy
April 14. 2003
Elwin G. "Red" Eddy, 82, of Travers Street, Amsterdam, died Monday afternoon at his home. Born on May 9, 1920 in the Town of Providence, he was the son of George and Sepha Gifford Eddy.
He attended school in Hagadorn Mills. Mr. Eddy has resided in the Cranesville area since 1954.
He was employed by Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation for 27 years, retiring on October 13, 1978. He was a member of the Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department for over 37 years where he served as Fire Policeman; he was also a member of the Johnstown Moose Lodge #1185; the Cherry Valley Fish and Game Club and he bowled for several area leagues. Mr Eddy was known as the "Atomic Fire Ball Candyman".
He was of the Lutheran faith.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Ellen Adams Eddy whom he married on August 26, 1944; two daughters, Barbara J. Frolke and her husband, Jim and Betty Jean Overrocker and her companion, John Catricks all of Amsterdam; one sister, Myra Catell and her husband, Walt of Hagadorn Mills and Okeechobee, Florida; three granddaughters, Heather and Brianne Frolke and Rosalynne Overrocker all of Amsterdam; four great grandchildren, Tyler and Ryan Frolke, Sheridan Cable and Hailey Lazier all of Amsterdam; nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service will be held at 8:00 PM Wednesday at the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place. Calling hours will be Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 until 4:00 PM and in the evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Tribes Hill, at a later date. Donations may be made in Mr. Eddy's memory to the Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department, 167 Riverview Drive, Amsterdam, New York 12010.