- 2002 - 17
Charles L. Howard
April 16, 2002
Charles L. Howard, 58, of 206 Monk Road, Sprakers, NY, formerly of Grand Gorge, NY died April 16, 2002.
Mr. Howard was born December 16, 1943 in Prattsville, NY the son of Orlin L. Howard and Florence Irene Buhl.
He was married to Linda Harris on August 13, 1966 in Portlandville, NY.
Mr. Howard was a graduate from Grand Gorge Central School. He worked at the Lifesaver Plant in Canajoharie, NY and later worked at the Buddy L Toy Factory in Gloversville, NY.
Charles enjoyed going to antique car auctions.
Survivors include his wife Linda Howard of Sprakers, NY; sister, Barbara Howard of Atlanta, GA; brother-in-law, David Harris, one nephew, one uncle, two aunts and cousins.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2002 at Miller Funeral Home, Main Street, Roxbury, NY with the Rev. Richard Dykstra officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Prattsville, NY.
Calling hours will be Friday 7-9 p.m. April 19, 2002 at the Miller Funeral Home.
Frances A. McCoski
April 16, 2002
Frances A. McCoski, 71, of 8806 South Street, Weedsport, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at Auburn Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. McCoski was born in Amsterdam, NY on April 25, 1930, the daughter of Sylvester and Nellie Polinski Alisauski.
She was employed as a factory worker at General Electric for 22 years, at both the Syracuse and Auburn facilities. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and was very active in church activities. Frances was also a member of the American Business Women's Association. In her spare time she enjoyed making arts and crafts items.
She is survived by her loving family, her husband of 52 years, Bernard of Weedsport; her two daughters, Susan Jordan of Auburn and Gloria Preston and her husband Patrick of New Smyrna Beach, FL; her son Gregory McCoski of Weedsport; her four grandchildren, Julie Jordan, Patrick, Matthew, and Hayley Preston; her sisters, Theresa Kerbelis and her husband Valentine, Edna Tarnowski, Amelia Jablonski and Bernice Vitus all of Amsterdam; her brother, Sylvester (John) Alisauski and his wife Helen also of Amsterdam; several nieces and nephews.
Frances was predeceased by her brother, Francis Alisanski and two sisters Martha Barejka and Florence Eaton.
Friends may visit with her family Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the White Chapel Funeral Home, 2719 Erie Drive, Weedsport. A family prayer service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:15 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. William Leone as celebrant.
Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fleming.
Thomas Wilbur Baker
April 16, 2002
Thomas Wilbur Baker, 72, of Tribes Hill, NY died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 as a result of a farming accident. He was born July 7, 1929 in Neversink, NY the son of Arthur and Edith (Parish) Baker.
He was married to Ethelyn Baker of Garrattsville, NY. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and worked all his life as a dairy farmer. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Denise Lewis of Mt. Upton, NY, Timothy Baker of Gilbertsville, NY, John Baker, Richard and (Amanda) Baker and a daughter-in-law Chastidy Baker all of Garratsville, NY and a son James Baker of Ames, NY. He is also survived by his brothers, Ralph, and (Melba) Baker of Amsterdam, NY, Cecil and (Carol) Baker of Tribes Hill, NY, John and (Caroline) Baker and Virgil Baker of Florida, NY, Robert and (Cheryl) Baker of Amsterdam, NY, a sister, Mary and (Gene) McGinnis of Amsterdam, NY. He was blessed by his grandchildren, James Baker Jr. of Amsterdam, NY, Robert, Sarah, Courtney, Andrew, Tara and Thomas Baker Jr. all of Garrattsville, NY, Kris Baker of Mohawk, NY, Rebecca and Stefnie Baker of Gloversville, NY, Jesscia Lewis and Ashley Hill of Mt. Upton, NY along with several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Thomas J. Baker, a sister-in-law, Beverly I. Monk, a granddaughter, Katlin Hill and his brothers Harry and Floyd Baker.
Calling hours will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 22, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, NY with the Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Hillington Cemetery in Morris, NY. Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris, NY.
Thomas G. Wood
April 18, 2002
Thomas G. Wood, 86, formerly of Midline Road, Amsterdam, passed away Thursday evening at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility.
Born in Amsterdam on March 27, 1916, a son of Charles F. and Elida Smith Wood, he was educated locally. Mr. Wood was first employed as a loom fixer and weaver for Mohasco and by Dr. Moore's veterinarian office for a number of years. He retired in 1978 from the General Electric Co. in Schenectady from the turbine division.
During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army as a corporal in France, Germany and Yugoslavia in the 633rd Armored Tank Division.
Mr. Wood was a member of Welcome Lodge 829 F&AM.
He is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.
A service will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, with Fr. Stanislaus J. Swierzowski officiating. Interment will take place in the G.R. Solomon National Cemetery in Schuylerville with full military honors.
Calling hours will be Friday evening, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the Welcome Lodge will conduct a Masonic ritual at 7:30 p.m.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the activities fund of the Wilkinson Center, Route 30 N., Amsterdam.
Harry W. (Bill) Snyder
April 20, 2002
Harry W. (Bill) Snyder, 91 of 35 W. Gansevoort Street, Little Falls passed away Saturday, April 20, 2002 at Albany Medical Center, Albany.
He was born on August 28, 1910 in Amsterdam the son of the late Harry L. and Lucy (Bodmer) Snyder. He was a graduate of Amsterdam High School Class of 1928 and of Harvard University Class of 1932.
He was united in marriage to the former Justa H. Murphy on October 5, 1935 at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York City. Mrs. Snyder predeceased him on March 22, 1999.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Little Falls. He was also a member of the Little Falls Masonic Lodge #181 F&AM, The Bicycle Institute of America where he served a term as president, a member of the founding Board of Trustees of Herkimer County Community College, former Trustee of the Little Falls National Bank, Camp Outlet (Red Camp), Sprite Club, Salisbury Ridge Runners, a life member of the National Rifle Association and the Little Falls Civic Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and recreational shooter.
Mr. Snyder was employed by the former H.P. Snyder Mfg. Co., Little Falls from 1935 until his retirement as company President in 1975.
He is survived by his son Peter H. Snyder and his wife Bridget, Ilion, his daughter Elizabeth A. Snyder, Canastota, his sister Helen Barton, Amsterdam, two grandchildren, James Snyder, Lockport and Mary Near and her husband Scott, Greenfield, NY, a great granddaughter Madison J. Near, Greenfield. He was predeceased by three sisters, Irene Rutherford, Marie Goetz and Florence Fox.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls with the Rev. Jon. A Noble, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2002
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 5-8 p.m and to attend the funeral services Thursday morning.
In lieu of flowers it is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mr. Snyder be considered to the Little Falls Hospital, 140 Burwell Street, Little Falls, NY 13365. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for this purpose.
April 20, 2002
Robert Tryon, 64, of Tribes Hill, died Saturday, April 20, 2002 at Ellis Hospital.
Born in Tribes Hill on July 30, 1937 a son to John F. and Katherine (Currie) Tryon. He attended local schools and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Tryon was first employed for the Montgomery County Highway Department and then for State Equipment of Albany as a mechanic for both. Mr. Tryon was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former member of the Tribes Hill Volunteer Fire Department. His wife Janet Schafer passed away in 1998.
Survivors include two brothers; Eugene F. Tryon and his wife Yvetta, Norton F. Tryon both of Tribes Hill, an aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins and a special friend Hazel Newport.
He was predeceased by his sister Janet T. Frascatore who died in 2000.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2002 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA Animal Shelter, 1007 Route 5S, Amsterdam, NY 12010 or Tribes Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements by the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc., 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY.
William D. Bayes
April 21, 2002
William D. Bayes, age 71, of Gloversville, died Sunday at his daughters home after a long illness. Born on November 19, 1930 in Amsterdam, he was the son of William and Thresa Swart Bayes. He was a graduate of Fultonville High School and later attended Amsterdam Business School. He was a life long area resident.
Mr. Bates served in the US Army during the Korean War.
He was employed by the Lane Construction Company of Fultonville and later was a self-employed contractor and master plumber for over 40 years before retiring in 1989. He was of the Methodist faith.
Mr. Bayes is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Kenyon of Gloversville, whom he married on August 4, 1964; a son, David and his wife Debora of Amsterdam; four daughters, Lisa A. and her husband Harry Hewitt of Gloversville, Cheryl and her husband John Baumes of Nelliston, NY, Candice and her husband Frank Colvin of Fort Plain, NY and Karen and her husband Jeff Usner of Schenectady, NY; a sister Lyna and her husband Jaddua Bennett of Georgia; two aunts, Alice Sheldon and Barbara Bayes, both of Amsterdam; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Avenue, Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. R.W. Williams officiating. Interment will take place at the Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions can be made to the Mountain Valley Hospice.
Marilyn A. Ficano Zambella
April 19, 2002
Mrs. Marilyn A. Ficano Zambella, age 67 of Gloversville, NY died suddenly on Friday, April 19, 2002 at her winter home in Valrico, Florida.
She was born October 12, 1934 in Utica, the daughter of Joseph and Frances Lograsso Ficano.
She was a graduate of Plattsburgh State College and the Albany School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse, employed by the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville for five years, and later by the Gloversville Enlarged School District at its Park Terrace and Kingsboro schools for ten years.
Mrs. Zambella was a member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church and Pine Brook Golf Club, both of Gloversville, the North East Women's Golf Association, and the River Hills Country Club of Valrico, Florida.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred J. Zambella; daughter Cheryle Podgorski and her husband Thomas of Granby, CT; son Michael Zambella of Mayfield; daughter Teresa Kroll and her husband Dean of Buffalo, NY; mother Frances Ficano of Utica, NY; brother, Joseph Ficano and his wife Patricia of New Hartford, NY; sister Anita Inman and her husband, John of New Hartford; four grandchildren, Lauren Podgorski, Michael Podgorski, Anthony "AJ" Zambella, and Adrien Zambella, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Tuesday at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville, where a prayer service will be conducted 8:45 AM Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church. The Rev. Donald Czelusniak will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main Street, Gloversville, NY 12078.
Annabelle M. Talbot
January 1, 2002
Relative and friends are invited to attend graveside services for Annabelle M. Talbot, 69, of 44 Petrie Street, Little Falls who passed away on January 1, 2002 to be held on Friday, April 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Rural Park Cemetery, Inghams Mills.
Arrangements are by the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls, NY.
Esther Siegel Hoffman
April 21, 2002
Esther Siegel Hoffman, age 86, of the Beverwyck Community on Autumn Drive in Slingerlands, NY died Sunday evening April 21, 2002 at her residence. Mrs. Hoffman was born in Amsterdam, NY and resided in Albany for many years. She was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast and at the age of 12 Esther was the only girl who caddied at the golf course. She wanted to learn more about golf and at the same time earn some pocket money. She developed a lifelong love for golf.
At an early age, Esther's desire to be more involved in something greater than herself led her to put on plays to raise money for the victims of the devastating Mississippi floods in the late 1920's. During the time she also rescued two swimmers from drowning in Sacandaga Lake. By the time Esther went away to Keuka College in the Finger Lakes District of New York, she was an accomplished sportswoman and musician, earning seven varsity letters in college, and playing three musical instruments. She also won prizes in literature and language, all while waiting on tables in the college dining hall at Keuka. The prolonged depression forced Esther to transfer to Teacher's College of Albany where she completed a Bachelor's degree in History and Latin in 1937, and continued on to receive a Master's degree in Arts and Education in 1940.
Esther's excellence in sports led naturally to her working in summer camps in the Adirondacks, where she taught athletic skills to many youngsters. There she met the director of the camp, Harold "Butch" Hoffman, when he was playing taps at the evening flag ceremony. Harold was also very athletic, having been on the Cornell University football team, as well as holding the New York State 100 yard-dash speed record. She married Harold Hoffman in 1937. Mr. Hoffman was a promising Albany accountant.
Immediately after receiving her Master's degree in 1940, Esther taught history, Latin, and the philosophy of education at the Teacher's College of Albany. Following her daughter Barbara's arrival, Esther began her volunteer work, notably with the Hudson Valley Girl Scouts' Council from 1946 to the present, and later with the American Red Cross, from 1957 to the present. With her sunny and positive attitude, Esther became president of the Hudson Valley Girl Scout Council several times throughout the years, and was on the Girl Scouts' National Regional Committee from 1962 to 1977. Esther and Barbara had many bonding experiences with activities in the local Girl Scout troop and camp activities, and at National Girl Scout Round-Ups throughout the country. With Esther's love for the outdoor and sports, she initiated many new activities for the Girl Scout Troops, which have become elemental for them. Throughout the years, Esther was a staunch supporter of Harold's volunteer activities, which included the Boy Scouts.
Simultaneously, Esther was deeply involved with the Red Cross. From 1968 to 1976, she was the Chairman of Volunteers for the Albany Red Cross Chapter. She next assumed the Chairmanship of the Albany Chapter for three years. Because of her experience, the following six years saw Esther traveling throughout the country as a Red Cross National Consultant for planning. From 1980 to 1990, Governor Mario Cuomo appointed Mrs. Hoffman as the public representative on the New York State Board of Nursing. To the year 2000, she continued to serve on the Board as a Member at Large.
In 1989, Mayor Erastus Corning and the New York State Legislature proclaimed March 7th Esther Hoffman Day for the City of Albany and the State of New York. Her numerous honors include: Community Service Awards for the Red Cross, Girl Scouts of America, Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis Club, Keuka College, Four Chaplains Award of the City of Albany, Jewish War Veterans, Albany PTA and the YMCA; and the Dedicated Alumni Award, SUNYA. Since 1978, Esther has been an active member of Zonta International, through the Zonta Club of Albany.
Esther's lifelong involvement in volunteer activities continued to this day. In 1997 she played a pivotal role as a founding member of the Voluntary Action Center where she coordinated all volunteer activities in the tri-city area. In 1998 she organized the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for Albany. Esther chaired the United Service Effort of Albany, and served on the Council of Community Services for the United Way. In her most recent volunteer effort, she worked in the Inter Generational Program in the Guilderland kindergarten. Esther continued her golfing until recently.
Esther Hoffman was intelligent, kind and gentle. She was a woman of great wisdom who was devoted to her family, her faith and service to others. Esther spent her entire life helping others.
She was married to Harold Hoffman until his passing in 1989. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Mow and her husband Dr. Van Mow of Briarcliff Manor, New York and two grandsons, Jonathan and his wife Diana and Kevin Mow. She also leaves her twin great grandchildren Rachael and Alexander and innumerable cousins, nieces and nephews throughout the United States.
Services were held on Tuesday at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue, Albany. Interment was in the Temple Israel Cemetery in Guilderland, NY. The period of mourning will be observed at the Hoffman residence, 40 Autumn Drive, Slingerlands, NY on Wednesday from 2-5 pm commencing again at 7:00 pm, on Thursday from 2-5 pm commencing again at 7:00 pm and on Friday from 2-5 pm. A minyan service will be held at the residence on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Girl Scouts Hudson Valley Council, 8 Mountainview Avenue, Albany, NY 12205, the American Red Cross, 33 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12205, Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 or Congregation Sons of Israel, 355 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Frank K. Intelisano Sr.
December 4, 2001
A graveside service for Frank K. Intelisano Sr., will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Mount Carmel Cemetery,Johnstown. Mr. Instelisano died on December 4, 2001. Arrangements are by the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc., Broadalbin.
Josephine Palombo Lucas
April 23, 2002
Josephine Palombo Lucas, 84, formerly of Woodridge Road passed away Tuesday evening at the Montgomery Meadows after a lengthy illness.
Born in Amsterdam on December 12, 1917 she was the daughter of Carlo and Angelina Sperduto Palombo, she was a 1935 graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School.
Mrs. Lucas was employed by Fownes Brothers Glove Co., and General Electric in Schenectady. Later, she worked as a clerk for the New York State Department of Labor, Unemployment Division in Amsterdam until she retired.
A homemaker, she was an excellent cook and was known for her sense of humor.
She was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.
Her beloved husband, Harold D. Lucas, whom she married on July 19, 1942, passed away this past December 23.
Surviving are her devoted son: Alan F. Lucas of Amsterdam, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9:15 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church. Father Pascal A. Iannotti, celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to the Mass. There are no calling hours. Interment is in St. Michael's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to GAVAC, P.O. Box 11, or the Montgomery Meadows Activities Fund, Sandy Drive.
The family has entrusted the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Inc., 171 Guy Park Avenue, with the arrangements.