- 2003 - 7
Mary Catherine Wustefeld
June 1, 2003
Mary Catherine Wustefeld, 76, formerly of Troy, current resident of State Highway 30A in Fultonville, died early Sunday morning at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam.
Born on February 20, 1928 in Troy, NY she was the daughter of William and Mary Houser Wustefeld. She was a lifelong area resident and attended the Liberty Day Treatment Program.
Ms. Wustefeld was a consistent participant in the Fulton-Mongtomery Special Olympics, this year taking home two silver medals and one gold. She enjoyed children, pets, baking, bingo, reading stories, and she loved singing songs.
Mary Catherine is survived by two cousins, Joan Jensan of Troy and Janet Lowman of Latham. She is also survived by her housemates, friends, and caregivers of Liberty.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by to uncles, Charles and William Houser.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m. at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville. Burial will take place on Monday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy.
A calling hour will precede the funeral service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Montgomery County S.P.C.A. , Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Raymond J. Sinda
June 1, 2003
Mr. Raymond J. Sinda, 77, of State Highway 30, Amsterdam, died after being stricken Sunday at his home.
Born in Amsterdam on July 24, 1925 he was the son of Anthony and Victoria Knapik Sinda.
He was a 1943 graduate of the Wilbur H. Lynch High School and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Sinda was a World War II Navy Veteran.
In May of 1955 he joined the New York Life Insurance Company as a field agent. He received the Coveted Award of Charter Life Underwriter by the American College of Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania. He was also a life member of the Million Dollar Roundtable.
Mr. Sinda was very active in local community affairs. He was one of the founders of the Amsterdam Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1964-65 he served as president for the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Sinda was a communicant of St. Stephen's Church in Hagaman.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Irene Knapp Sinda whom he married on September 28, 1952; his son, Richard J. Sinda of Scarborough, Maine; his daughter, Gretchen M. Fodor and her husband, George of Derry, New Hampshire; two grandsons, Albert W. Franzheim, III and Andrew J. Franzheim both of Derry, New Hampshire; his sister, Phyllis Korona and her husband, Leonard of Amsterdam; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Sinda was predeceased by his sister, Lottie Sitterly and his brother, Edmund Sinda.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place with the Reverend Ronald Matulewicz officiating.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the evening at the funeral chapel.
Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Sinda's memory to the Perth Volunteer Fire Department or to St. Stephen's Church.
Mary A. Kenworthy
June 2, 2003
Mary A. Kenworthy, 71, of Clifton Park, NY died Monday, June 2, 2003 at Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home after a long illness.
Mary was born October 31, 1931 in Tomahawk, WI, a daughter of the late Archie T. and Mary C. Shea Conant.
She was the wife of the late John H. Kenworthy who died in 1989.
Mary was a 1st lieutenant in the US Army as a RN in France from 1954 to 1956.
She had been a resident of Clifton Park for the past 25 years.
Mary was employed as a RN at Ellis and St. Clare's in the 50's and Annapolis, MD in the 70's.
She was a member of St. Edward's the Confessor Church in Clifton Park, a founding member of Provide at St. Edward's Church, Captain of Clifton Park; Shenedehowa Senior Citizens; American Legion Post 1450 of Clifton Park; American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Tomahawk, WI; Volunteer Career Counselor at Shenendahowa High School from 1972 to 1982; and was active in numerous organizations.
Mary is survived by three sons, Paul and Katherine (Roddy) Kenworthy of Amsterdam, NY, Mark and Carolyn Kenworthy of Arnold, MD, and Robert and Cheryl Kenworthy of Clifton Park; one daughter, Margaret and Cyntha of Clifton Park; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Conant of Tomahawk, WI. and Anne Conant of Falls Church, VA.; four grandchildren, Christopher, John II, Neil and Russ; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park.
Calling hours will be Wednesday 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Catricala Funeral Home, Inc., 1597 Rte. 9, Clifton Park, NY.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Provide at St. Edward's Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
Arrangements are by the Catricala Funeral Home, Inc., 1597 Route Nine, Clifton Park, NY.
Sophie Gralewska Hamilton
May 26, 2003
Mrs. Sophie Gralewska Hamilton, 88, of 104 Pinehurst Avenue, Albany, New York, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2003 at The Edgewood Centre, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The oldest of five siblings, she was born May 15, 1915 in Amsterdam, New York, the daughter of the late Violet and Boniface Gralewski.
She was a graduate of Amsterdam High School, class of 1934 and Syracuse University; Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1937. She worked as a school nurse teacher in the Guilderland Central School System, and Fabius Central Schools retiring in 1971. Following this, she worked for the Albany County Chapter, American Red Cross as Director of Nursing and Health Programs, Eastern Division; also many volunteer hours at the Albany Veterans Administration Hospital. She was also active in the Fort Orange Chapter, OES as Matron and District Deputy Grand Matron. She was also active in Untied Methodist Women of the Emmanus United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons; Winston C. and his wife Maureen of Albany, New York and William M. of Elliot, Maine; one sister, Aurelia Eagle of Amsterdam, New York; one brother, Raymond Gralweski and his wife Ramona of Amsterdam, New York; a sister-in-law, Jean Gralewski of Warrensburgh, New York; another sister-in-law, Avis Cook of Horseshoe, North Carolina; one brother-in-law, Harold Hodson of Schenectady, New York; three grandchildren, Cynthia Hamilton of Eliot, Maine, Clayton Hamilton of Otego, New York and Dean Youngblood of Frederick, Maryland; two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Her husband 2nd Lt. William M. Hamilton; a brother, Norbert Gralweski; a sister, Regina Hodson; a brother-in-law, Stephen Eagle; and a granddaughter, Catherine W. Hamilton predeceased her.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanus United Methodist Church, 715 Morris Street, Albany. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Fabius, New York at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. in the reception hall of Emmanus United Methodist Church, 715 Morris Street, Albany. You are requested to please use the Yates Street or Morris Street entrances of the church.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Sophie are asked to consider donations in her memory to the Building Fund of the Emmanus United Methodist Church or the Albany County Chapter, American Red Cross, 33 Everett Road, Albany, New York 12206.
Gerald A. Hazzard
May 29, 2003
Gerald A. Hazzard, 63, a former Amsterdam resident died May 29, 2003 at his home in Staten Island, NY of cardiac arrest.
He was born in Amsterdam and grew up in Amsterdam and Gloversville.
Active in the theater, "Jerry" was a popular performer in the Amsterdam Recreation Department summer shows in the 50's and 60's. He was a co-founder of the Adirondack Players in Amsterdam and acted in plays with the Colonial Little Theater in Johnstown.
In 1968 he married the former Nancy Mack, an Amsterdam teacher. The Hazzards moved to Staten Island, NY in 1969 where Gerald continued to be active in the theater. He was a charter member of the Staten Island Civic Theater and acted in other local theater groups. He also performed in several off-off Broadway shows and two movies.
Mr. Hazzard owned and operated the Star Music Center on Staten Island, selling sheet music, instruction books and pianos. He retired in 1990.
Mr. Hazzard was a gourmet cook and especially enjoyed baking. His family and friends always looked forward to his elegant and tasty Christmas baked goods.
He was an avid reader and enjoyed movies.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, a brother Frank and two sisters Roseann Auriemma and Dolores Bozek.
A private funeral Mass and interment of ashes will take place on Wednesday.
Arrangements are by the Kobuski-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker Street, Gloversville.
June 3, 2003
Mrs. Ella Browski, 87, of Sunset Road, Amsterdam, passed away Tuesday evening at St. Mary's Hospital following a short illness.
She was born December 4, 1905 in Perth, NY a daughter of the late John and Nellie Drozinski. She was educated in Perth schools and was a lifelong area resident.
At one time, she was employed by the former Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company. She worked for Fownes Brothers Glove Company and Mohawk Sportswear before retiring.
She loved the outdoors and gardening. She has a deep love of her family and neighbors and willingly lent a helping hand to everyone.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Browski in 1980. She was also predeceased by a sister Helen Urbielewicz and her brothers, Edward and Leo Drozinski..
She is survived by two sisters, Jessie Anderson, Amsterdam, NY and Jeannie Holm, Dearborn Heights, Michigan; nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be held 12:30 Friday afternoon at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church Street, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church.
Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours are 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church or School.
June 2, 2003
Mrs. Vivian Lohmeyer, 90, formerly of Auriesville Road, Town of Glen, passed away Monday morning at Montgomery Meadows, Amsterdam.
She was born May 21, 1913 in the Town of Johnstown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo F. and Elizabeth B. Frances Wright. She was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Fonda Public School.
On August 17, 1932 Vivian married William Lohmeyer, he died on August 2, 1973.
Mrs. Lohmeyer was a glovemaker in various area glove shops and also worked for the Montgomery County Office of the Aging. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren, also babysitting and caring for the elderly.
Survivors include two sons, William H. Lohmeyer of Zephyrhills, FL and Ernest Lohmeyer of Amsterdam; one sister, Iva Blatchford of Ocola, FL; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, Thomas Lohmeyer in 1966.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Chris DeGraaf officiating at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville, NY.
Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.
Calling hours are Saturday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
June 2, 2003
Mr. Casimir Krysik, 77, of Harrison Avenue died Monday evening at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness.
Born on September 19, 1925 in Amsterdam he was the son of Joseph and Mary Ciulik Krysik.
He attended Amsterdam Schools and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Krysik was a World War II Army Veteran. He served in the European Theatre.
He was employed by Mohawk Finishing Products until retiring in 1988.
Mr. Krysik is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Szkowski Krysik, whom he married on May 4, 1947 at St. Mary's Church in Schenectady; one sister, Helen Czech of Amsterdam; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his son, Robert Krysik; his sister, Florence Zeloznicki and three brothers-in-law.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Church.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Krysik's memory to St. Stanislaus Church.
Arrangements are by the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place, Amsterdam.
Richard J. Liszewski
June 2, 2003
Richard J. Liszewski, 52, of Rockton Street, Amsterdam, passed away Monday morning at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Amsterdam on November 19, 1950 a son of Richard A. and Katherine C. Collins Liszewski. He was a lifelong Amsterdam resident and was a 1968 graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam. Mr. Liszewski had worked at various jobs throughout his life in Amsterdam.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam. He was also a member at one time of the Ukrainian Club in Amsterdam. He played softball for the Ukrainian Club and also enjoyed bowling in various leagues in Amsterdam.
He is survived by one brother, Dr. Timothy P.Liszewski of Amsterdam; two sisters, Carol Eckert of Clifton Park, NY and Karen Liszewski of Amsterdam; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:15 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc., 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Amsterdam.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson, NY.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cal Ripken Baseball League of Amsterdam c/o the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc., 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010.