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Montgomery County, New York Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Montgomery County, New York Obituary Collection - 1997 - 28

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Date: Thursday, 9 September 2010, at 10:17 a.m.

Mary Filkins
April 10, 1997
Mary Filkins, 88, of Jay Street, Amsterdam, died Thursday afternoon at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
Born April 22, 1908 in Amsterdam, she was a daughter of Andrew and Sophie Wolska Gomula. She attended St. Stanislaus School and was a lifelong resident.
For 20 years, she was a setter at the former Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Co. Later, she worked for Brookshire Shirt Co. for 10 years. She also worked for other apparel manufacturing firms such as Mohawk Sportswear and White Stag before retiring.
Mrs. Filkins was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.
She was married to Irvin A. Filkins. He died May 7, 1993.
Survivors include a son, Ronald Filkins of Amsterdam; a sister, Adeline Rafalik, of Amsterdam; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home, 200 Church St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clarence Glindmyer
April 5, 1997
Clarence Glindmyer, 74, of Erie Street, Rotterdam Junction, died Saturday at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota, Fla., after a short illness.
Born in Charlton, Mr. Glindmyer lived in the Schenectady area since 1971.
During World War II, he served with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Mr. Glindmyer was a foreman for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady for about 14 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member and a past chief of the Rotterdam Junction Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Glindmyer was also a member of the Rotterdam Junction United Methodist Church.
His wife, Doris Glindmyer, died in 1988.
Survivors include a son, Glen Glindmyer of Rotterdam Junction; five daughters, Gail Beall of Austin, Texas, Donna Mikus of Esperance, Peggy Proulx of Florida, Leslie Glindmyer of Abiline, Texas, and Shawn Glindmyer of Rotterdam Junction; a brother, Mitchell Glindmyer of Williston, Vt.; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Griswold Funeral Home, 1867 State St. Burial will be in Woestina Cemetery at a later date.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 6 Greenwood Drive, East Greenbush, 12801.

Mildred Russo
April 5, 1997
Mildred Dwyer Russo, 80, formerly of Gloversville, died Saturday at Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown after a long illness.
Born June 1, 1916 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Francis and Amille Styker Dwyer. She was educated in local schools.
Mrs. Russo worked as a glove worker for Bachner Glove Co., and other glove manufacturers.
She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Gloversville and a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters.
She was married to the late Matthew Russo.
Mrs. Russo is survived by three brothers, Melvin Dwyer of Esperance, Charles Dwyer of Johnstown and Paul Dwyer of Gloversville; three sisters, Genevieve Pileggi of New Smyra Beach, Fla., Marion Hanson of Tribes Hill and Elizabeth Tyrell of Gloversville and several nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Johnstown.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association or to St. James Lutheran Church, 521 N. Main St., Gloversville.

Linda Giovannone
April 6, 1997
Linda Giovannone, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday at National Health Care in Port Charlotte, Fla., after a long illness.
Born May 21, 1907 in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of C. Augusto DePaolis and Rosangela Verdoni Fogliettas. She was a Canajoharie resident for 60 years before moving to Florida in 1985.
She was employed by Arkell and Smith for 30 years, and then in the payroll department of Beech-Nut Inc. for nine years, retiring in 1969.
Mrs. Giovannone was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Court Catherine Esther 1264.
Her husband, Anselmo Giovannone, died in 1980.
Survivors include two daughters, Esther Canja of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Rosa Lee Bain of DePew; a brother, Bessell Evangelisti of Altamont; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego St., Canajoharie, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Canajoharie. Burial will take place at a later date in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m Thursday at the funeral home, where the Catholic Daughters will conduct a service at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made for Parkinson's Research to Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 90089-0191.

Agnes May Surnear
April 6, 1997
Mrs. Agnes May Surnear, 70, of Bunker Hill Road, Mayfield, died Sunday at her home.
Born Dec. 29, 1926 in Richfield Springs, she was the daughter of Bolesas Stefanski and Frances Kurkowski. She was educated in the Richfield Springs schools.
Mrs. Surnear was employed at the former Canajoharie Manufacturing Co. and also at Coleco Industries in Amsterdam.
She lived in Mayfield since 1973 and previously lived in Canajoharie.
She married William H. Surnear Sr. on April 18, 1943 in Canajoharie.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, William H. Surnear Jr. of Amsterdam; a niece, a nephew and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie. The Rev. Kenneth Dingman will officiate. Burial will be in Canajoharie Falls Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie, 13317.

Raymond Dufel
April 10, 1997
Raymond F. Dufel, 78, of Parry Boulevard, Tribes Hill, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness.
Born April 16, 1918 in Tribes Hill, he was the son of Henry and Josephine Sleasman Dufel. Mr. Dufel was a lifelong resident of Tribes Hill and a graduate of St. Mary's Institute in Amsterdam.
During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in Australia and the South Pacific.
After the war, he worked for the New York State Department of Transportation and later for Adirondack Power and Light Co. He retired in 1980 as a supervisor after 30 years with the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
Mr. Dufel was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.
He was also a former chief of the Tribes Hill Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Iroquois Senior Citizens, the Niagara Mohawk Pension Club and the Fort Hunter Canal Society.
He married Juanita "Joan" Vernon Dufel on Sept. 1, 1945.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Neal Dufel of Tribes Hill and Vernon Dufel of Fonda; five daughters, Coral Bowe of Ballston Spa, Dawn Geddis and Delphine Bramer, both of Hagaman, Linda Yelich of Malone, and Vivian Kellogg of Amsterdam; two brothers, Earl Dufel of Tribes Hill and Robert Dufel of Amsterdam; two sisters, Henriette Brownell of Tribes Hill and Jean Rohde of Paradise, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, and at 9 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, Tribes Hill, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tribes Hill Volunteer Fire Department, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Jean Killeen
April 9, 1997
Mrs. Jean L. Killeen, 86, of Alexander Road, Galway, died Wednesday at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness.
Born in North Adams, Mass., Mrs. Killeen was raised in Rotterdam Junction and resided in Schenectady before moving to Galway in 1979.
In 1982, she won a prize at the New York State Fair for her quilting entry.
Her husband, Tracy R. Killeen Sr., died in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Tracy Killeen of Galway; a brother, Hollis Bascom of Dolgeville, and a sister, Pauline Bascom of Ballston Spa.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woestina Reformed Cemetery, Rotterdam Junction. Cremation will be in Vale Crematorium, Schenectady.
Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen residence following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
Arrangements are by the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home.

Richard Mochrie
April 10, 1997
Richard H. Mochrie, 55, of 40 E. Main St., Nelliston, formerly of Grove Street, Amsterdam, died Thursday at his home.
Born Oct. 30, 1941 in Amsterdam, he was the son Everett D. and Gloria Ann Mochrie. He was a graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School.
Mr. Mochrie served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was employed as a machine operator for 25 years at Longview Fibre, retiring in 1995 due to illness.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Mochrie was a member of Post 701 and the AARP.
Survivors include a daughter, Holly-Lynn Mochrie of Amsterdam; two brothers, John Mochrie of San Antonio, Texas, and Everett Mochrie of Amsterdam; a sister, Linda Mochrie of Amsterdam; two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc. , 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill, at the convenience of the family.
Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday before the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Anthony Quackenbush Sr.
April 8, 1997
Anthony Joseph Quackenbush Sr., 37, of Alligator Road, Florence, S.C., died Tuesday as a result of a shooting.
Born in Amsterdam on Feb. 24, 1960, he was the son of Jesse L. Quackenbush and Deanna P. Pellegrini. He was educated at the Canajoharie High School.
Mr. Quackenbush was a self-employed painting contractor for many years.
He lived in Florence, S.C., for six years. He previously lived in Florida and also Canajoharie.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He married Rhonda Renée Smith on Feb. 23, 1979 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Other survivors including his wife, are one son, Alexander J. Quackenbush of Florence, S.C.; five daughters, Elizabeth D., Kristen M., Stacey L., Jessica L., and Stephanie R. Quackenbush, all of Florence, S.C.; his parents, Jesse L. Quackenbush of Palatine Bridge, and Deanna Pellegrini DeWitt of Fort Plain; three brothers, Jesse L. Quackenbush of Amarillo, Texas, Christopher J. Quackenbush of Fort Plain, Thomas L. Quackenbush of Fort Plain; one sister, Andrea L. Quackenbush of Fort Plain; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie.
Funeral services will be conducted 9 a.m. Monday at the chapel of funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Reid Street, Fort Plain, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Father Kenneth Swain will officiate.
Burial will be in Fort Plain Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Quackenbush Children Trust Fund, in care of Central National Bank, 41 Canal St., Fort Plain, 13339 or any other branch of Central National.

Anthony Quackenbush Jr.
April 8, 1997
Anthony Joseph "T.J." Quackenbush Jr., 14, of Alligator Road, Florence, S.C., died Tuesday at Carolina's Hospital System, Florence, S.C., as a result of a shooting.
Born in Nashville, Tenn., on March 3, 1983, he was the son of Anthony J. Quackenbush Sr. and Rhonda Renée Smith. He was currently in the seventh grade at Sneed Middle School in Florence, S.C.
He occasionally assisted his father in the painting business.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He played in the Florence Little League.
Survivors include his mother, Rhonda Renée Quackenbush of Florence, S.C., one brother, Alexander J. Quackenbush; five sisters, Elizabeth D., Kristen M., Stacey L., Jessica L., and Stephanie R. Quackenbush, all of Florence, S.C.; his maternal grandparents, William and Debbie Smith of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.; his paternal grandparent, Deanne Pellegrini DeWitt of Fort Plain; Jesse Quackenbush and Debra Quackenbush of Palatine Bridge; and his maternal great-grandparents, Theodore and Emma Furman of Keystone, Fla.
Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie.
Funeral services will be conducted 9 a.m. Monday at the chapel of funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Reid Street, Fort Plain, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Father Kenneth Swain will officiate.
Burial will be in Fort Plain Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Quackenbush Children Trust Fund, in care of Central National Bank, 41 Canal St., Fort Plain, 13339 or any other branch of Central National.

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