John W. Houser Sr., 82
North Greenbush - John W. Houser Sr., 82, of Van Rensselaer Manor, died
Thursday at the home after a long illness.
Born in Poestenkill, he was son of the late Harry M. and Mary Claren Houser and
husband of the late Helen V. Butler Houser, who died in September 2000. He had
resided in Eagle Mills for 20 years and the past several years in Troy and attended
Troy High School.
Mr. Houser was tool assistant and mechanic for Bumstead Chevrolet in Troy for
He was a member of the Eagle Mills Fire Company.
Survivors include a son John W. Houser Jr. of Troy; three sisters Marguerite Hewitt
of Troy, Alice Rogers of Eagle Mills and Ruth Swenor of New Jersey; two brothers
Donald Houser of Eagle Mills and George Houser of Albany and several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters Marietta Bonesteel, Hazel Snyder
and Mary Arnold and two brothers Harry Houser and in March of this year, Carl
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 12noon from the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
corner of Pawling at Maple Avenues in Troy with Rev. C. Joseph Ingraham, Pastor
Emeritus of Christ Church United Methodist, officiating.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-8pm.
Interment Eagle Mills Cemetery in Eagle Mills.
Edna M. Pascoe Giamis, 83
Cohoes - Edna M. Pascoe Giamis, 83, of Lancaster Street, died suddenly Friday at
St. Mary's Hospital Troy.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Clark B. and Edna Carlisle Pascoe. She
had resided in Cohoes for the past 22 years and prior to that many years in Troy and
was educated at Watervliet schools and Watervliet High School.
Mrs. Giamis was waitress at the former Hendrick Hudson Hotel in Troy many years
ago and later a nurses aide at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, retiring in 1984.
She was a communicant of St. Brigid's Church in Watervliet.
Survivors include three daughters Frances White and husband Charles of
Lansingburgh, Patricia Jacques of Cohoes and Mary Repp and husband Edward of
Lansingburgh; a son Anthony Giamis and wife Karen of Ballston Spa; a sister
Naomi Halbohn of Mahopac, NY; a son-in-law Edward Conway of Brunswick;
10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by a daughter Linda Louise Conway; five sisters Ida DeLaTorre, B.
Louise Pascoe, Dorothy Quigley, Ruth Corbin and Frances Pascoe; a brother John
Pascoe and a son-in-law David Jacques.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 9:30am from the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
corner of Pawling at Maple Avenues in Troy and at 10:00am from St. Brigid's
Church in Watervliet where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5-8pm.
Interment St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy.
Flora Cooper Fisher, 65
West Sand Lake - Flora Cooper Fisher, 65, of Route 351, died Tuesday January 1, 2002 at Samaritan Hospital Troy, after a brief illness.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late James F. Cooper Sr. and Mary Cecielia Tufts Cooper. She had resided in West Sand Lake most of her life and graduated in 1991 from E.O.C. in Troy.
Mrs. Fisher was a homemaker and mother and several years ago worked at Pacamore Bearings in North Greenbush.
She was an active volunteer in the Samaritan Hospital cancer center fund raisers and a communicant of St. Henry's Church in Averill Park.
Survivors include five daughters Rebecca Sousa of West Sand Lake, Kathy Sousa of West Sand Lake, Kimberly S. Fisher of East Nassau, Erin E. Fisher of Wynantskill and Nicole J. Wagner of West Sand Lake; two sons John R. Fisher Jr. of Wynantskill and Michael J. Fisher of Troy; four brothers James F. Cooper Jr. of Poestenkill, Richard F. Cooper of Florida, William E. Cooper of Menands and Peter J. Cooper of Wynantskill; a Sister Mary Agnes Cooper of Troy; 15 grandchildren; a great granddaughter and many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 9:00am from the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 4392 Route 150 West Sand Lake, and at 9:30am from St. Henry's Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 3-5 and 7-9pm. Interment Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Flora Fisher to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Upstate New York 6 Automation Lane Albany, NY 12205.
William G. Everton III, 55
Albany - William G. Everton III, 55, of Julie Blair and formerly of Troy, died Saturday at Albany Memorial Hospital Albany, after a long illness.
Born in Troy, he was son of the late William G. Everton Jr. and Ruth H. Fabricius Everton. He had resided in Troy most of his life and was a graduate of Heatly School in Green Island.
He was a Army veteran of the Vietnam War era.
Survivors include several cousins.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00am from the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. corner of Pawling at Maple Avenues Troy with Rev. Dr. James C. Mosher, Pastor of Woodside Presbyterian Church, officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 10-11am prior to the service. Interment Oakwood Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Bill to the Woodside Presbyterian Church Mill and Erie Streets Troy, NY 12180.
Sharon Fern Anderson Ernst, 60
Brunswick - Sharon Fern Anderson Ernst, 60, of Ethier Drive, died Monday at her residence after an illness.
Born in Ballston Spa, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Wilson and Myrtle Vera Laine Anderson and wife of Dr. William Dennis Ernst. She had resided in Brunswick since 1981 and was educated at Draper High School class of 1954, attended Hudson Valley Community College and was a student and teacher at the Ramsey School of Ballet until 1966.
Mrs. Ernst was a secretary at the Schenectady Savings and Loan Association, General Electric Company Small Motors Division, Woods Express, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and was a Sales Associate for Welbourne and Purdy Realtors for 15 years. She was the proprietor of Sharon Fern's Bed & Breakfast for 10 years.
She was a volunteer for the Leukemia Society. She was an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church on Hamburg Street in Schenectady and St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in North Greenbush, where she served in many capacities including church council, teacher, and Chairperson of the Social Outreach and Building Committees. Sharon contributed significant gifts to her community including the complete redesign of the lyrics and art for the yearly Union College Carol Sing.
Survivors in addition to her husband include a daughter Robin Dawn Liam Russell Truffa and husband Michael of California; a step daughter Denise Andrea Curtis of Oregon; two grandchildren Zachariah and Aharon Curtis, as well as a niece and two nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Lorelei Rose Parslow and two brothers Arthur and Russell Walker and two sisters Betty DiSalvatore and Rose Lupton.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 10:00am from St. Timothy's Lutheran Church 470 Winter Street Extension North Greenbush with Rev. LeRoy Dyer, Pastor, officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. corner of Pawling at Maple Avenues in Troy on Thursday from 4-6 and 7-9pm. Interment Eagle Mills Cemetery in Eagle Mills.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Ernst to St. Timothy Lutheran Church 470 Winter Street Extension Troy, NY 12180.
Joseph F. Doughney, 80
Troy - Joseph F. Doughney, 80, of the Vermont Veteran's Home in Bennington and formerly of Troy, died Thursday at the home after a long illness.
Born in Troy, he was son of the late Edward J. and Catherine Kilkenny Doughney. He had resided in Troy most of his life and was educated at Troy Public School 14 and attended Troy High School.
Mr. Doughney was a partner with his brothers in Doughney's Market Inc. at the intersection of Congress Street and Pawling Avenue, a food store started by his father in 1927. A modern super market was constructed in 1950 and operated successfully until 1977, when it was sold, 50 years after its beginning. He later worked in the maintenance department for Rensselaer County and the Troy School District.
He was a member of the Emerald Athletic Club, a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church in Troy and an Army veteran of World War II from 1942-1946 as a Staff Sergeant.
Survivors include a sister Mary Scholan of North Greenbush; a sister-in-law Vivian Burleigh of Brunswick; a niece Alice Fisher of Altamont and a nephew Edward Doughney of North Greenbush. He was predeceased by two brothers John F. and Edward Doughney.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00am from the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. corner of Pawling at Maple Avenues in Troy and at 11:30am from St. Francis de Sales Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Doughney to the Alzheimer's Association Capital District Chapter 85 Watervliet Avenue Albany, NY 12206-2083.
MARIE CLAIRE DUMOND DERBY, 87
Wynantskill, NY - Marie Claire Dumond Derby, 87, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy,
after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Thomas Derby.
Born in Lawrence, MA, she was daughter of the late Octave and Angelina Levesque Dumont.
She was a direct descendant of Jacques Gueret-Dumont and Robert Levesque of Normandie, FR.
Marie was educated at Sacred Heart School in South Lawrence and studied piano with a protege
of a student of the great Paderewsky. She was an accomplished pianist.
Mrs. Derby was employed many years ago by the Pemberton, Washington and Shawsheen Textile
Mills in the Lawrence and North Andover area. She has been a resident of the Troy area since
1947. Mrs. Derby served as cafeteria manager for the Wynantskill School District until her
retirement in 1974.
Survivors include 2 daughters: Janet T. Derby of North Greenbush and Mrs. Gregory
(Theresa-"Terry") Seleman of Loudonville; one sister Isabelle LaRo5e of Lawrence, 2 cherished
grandchildren Jonathan and Casey Seleman and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was
predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters: Alma Houle, Alice Boains, Ann Buckley; Rene, Wilfrid,
Arthur, George and Octave Dumond Jr.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 9 am from the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. corner of
Pawling & Maple Avenues, Troy, and at 9:30 from St. Michael the Archangel Church, Williams
Rd. Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visiting hours Monday from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home.
Those desiring may make contributions in memory of Marie C. Derby to St. Mary's Hospital
Hospice 1300 Massachusetts Ave. Troy, NY 12180.