Robert Everett Anderson, 79
Poestenkill - Robert Everett Anderson, 79, died Saturday at Samaritan Hospital Troy, after a brief illness.
Born in New Milford, CT he was son of the late Everett G. and Elsie Meyer Anderson and beloved husband for 43 years of Carol Snyder Anderson. He had resided since 1962 in Poestenkill and was educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Anderson was a supervisor at Niagara Mohawk in North Albany and later one of the first 5 people to originate the former New York Power Pool in Rotterdam. He worked at the power company for 37 years and retired in 1987.
He was a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association, the 25 Year Club of Niagara Mohawk , Poestenkill Historical Society and was an amateur radio operator. He was an avid genealogy researcher, an avid gardener and a Navy veteran of World War II stationed on a sub chaser.
Survivors in addition to his wife include a son Neil W. Anderson and wife Laurie of Poestenkill; a daughter Christine Carol Grusczak and husband Anthony of New Milford, CT; three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Doris Anderson of New Milford, CT, Paul and Margery Rummel of Taborton and Janet Snyder of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three grandchildren Adam E. Anderson and Elizabeth and Ben Fontaine; 7 nieces and nephews; four grand nephews and several beloved cousins. He was predeceased by a brother Richard M. Anderson.
Funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Interment Oakwood Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Anderson to the Poestenkill Ambulance PO Box 93 Poestenkill, NY 12140 or American Parkinson Disease Association at Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.
William Travis Alden, 64
Averill Park - William Travis Alden, 64, of the Alps Family Campground on Route 43, died Wednesday at Albany Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Albany, he was son of the late John Henry and Margaret Wolford Alden. He was raised in Glenmont, since 1944 resided in North Greenbush and the past 8 years at Alps Family Campground. He attended Averill Park High School.
Mr. Alden drove school bus and worked in maintenance for the Averill Park School District for over 20 years, retiring 7 years ago.
He donated a portion of his farm in North Greenbush to the Classie Lassies softball organization and then proceeded to maintain the property for the last several years. He was an avid RPI hockey fan and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Sand Lake.
Survivors include a son, William Alden of Moab, UT; a daughter, Deborah of Moab, UT; a sister, Priscilla Conger of Syracuse; a sister-in-law, Bertha Alden of Schenectady;7 grandchildren; a great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother John H. Alden Jr.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00pm from the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 4392 Route 150 West Sand Lake with Rev. Bruce Benander, Pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 12-2pm prior to the service. Interment Freehold Christian Cemetery, Freehold, NY. Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Alden to Classie Lassies PO Box 429 Wynantskill, NY 12198.
Vasken (Vaskan) Bagdasarian, 75
Albany - Vasken (Vaskan) Bagdasarian, 75, of Eden Park Nursing Home Holland Avenue, died Wednesday at Albany Medical Center Hospital, after a long illness.
Born in Watervliet, he was son of the late Mesrob and Hasnig Moroukian Bagdasarian. He had resided in Watervliet until 1937, Troy until 1949 and in Albany for 52 years.
Mr. Bagdasarian was employed at Huyck Mills in Rensselaer many years ago.
He was a member of the Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church in Troy.
Survivors include his sister Margaret Bagdasarian of Albany; a sister-in-law Adrienne Kenderian of Watervliet; two nieces Suzanne J. Dickinson of Colonie and Jayne Kenderian Moore of Schenectady; a nephew Ronald V. Kenderian of Nanuet, NY and several great nieces and a great nephew. He was predeceased by two brothers Vahan and Veram Kenderian.
Funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Interment Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands. Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Bagdasarian to the Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church 101 Spring Avenue Troy, NY 12180.
Roland J. Sewell, 75
West Sand Lake - Roland J. Sewell, 75, of Overlook Drive, died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital Troy, after a long illness.
Born in Troy, he was son of the late Michael and Violet Waterbury Sewell and husband for 42 years of Beverly Wingert Sewell. He was a lifelong resident of West Sand Lake and was a graduate of Averill Park High School.
Mr. Sewell was the original owner and operator of the Laundry Basket in the 43 Mall in West Sand Lake retiring in 1989. He was also a postal clerk in the West Sand Lake Post Office for 5 years and for 17 years was a dispatcher for the Gulf Oil Corporation in Rensselaer until 1978.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veteran's; a communicant of St. Henry's Church in Averill Park and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors in addition to his wife include a daughter Robin J. Sewell of West Sand Lake; his son-in-law John Wasyluk; two brothers Irving Sewell of Averill Park and Douglas Sewell of Stephentown and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister Patricia Bernier.
Funeral service will be held Monday at 9:00am from the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 4392 Route 150 in 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 Sunday from 4-7pm. Interment Elmwood Cemetery in West Sand Lake. Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Sewell to the Sand Lake Ambulance PO Box 222 West Sand Lake, NY 12196.
Mary J. Maserian Asadorian, 87
Windsor, CT - Mary J. Maserian Asadorian, 87, died Thursday May 3, 2001at
Kimberly Hall Windsor, CT after a long illness.
Born in Aintab, Turkey she was daughter of the late Jacob and Haiganoush
Maserian and wife of the late Robert J. Asadorian. She had resided in Connecticut
for the past 6 « years and in Troy for 59 years and was educated at Arlington, MA
High School and Burdett Business College in Boston.
Prior to her retirement she was employed by the Department of Taxation and
Finance for the New York State Department of Civil Service.
She was a member of St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet,
Daughters of Vartan, Ladies Aide Society, the Red Cross and a volunteer at
Samaritan Hospital in Troy.
Survivors include a daughter Carolyn Haboian and husband John of Manchester,
CT; a brother Harry Maserian of Arlington, MA; 8 grandchildren and several great
grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Joseph R. Asadorian Sr. and a sister
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00am at St. Peter Armenian Apostolic
Church 100 Troy-Schenectady Road Watervliet with Rev. Stepanos Doudoukjian,
There will be no calling hours.
Interment Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Asadorian to St. Peter Armenian
Apostolic Church 100 Troy-Schenectady Road Watervliet 12189.
Arrangements by Bryce Funeral Home Inc. Troy.
Mrs. Curtis’ rites
TROY - Margaret S. ‘Peg’ Curtis, 80, of Eugene, OR, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009. Funeral service Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy. Calling hours are from 9 to11 a.m. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com.
Ellen I. Dimmer
ALBANY - Ellen Irene Dimmer, 57, of Spring Street, died suddenly Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Walter C. Bentley Jr. and Audrey Bentley and wife of Edward A. Dimmer for 39 years.
She was raised in Watervliet and resided in Albany since 1970. She was a graduate of Watervliet High School.
Mrs. Dimmer a homemaker and many years ago worked as an order filler for Montgomery Ward.
Ellen just completed writing and publishing a book of poetry called PICTURES, POEMS AND MONKEY PAWS.
She was an avid collector of stuffed animals, read poetry and loved shopping.
Survivors in addition to her husband include a son, Noel C. Dimmer of Albany; a sister, Donna Beth (Alex Doolittle) Bentley of Seattle, WA; a brother, Ron Bentley of Troy; two aunts, Eleanor Stowell of Wynantskill and Evelyn Palmer of Watervliet; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc., 276 Pawling Ave. in Troy, with Rev. Ronald Stockhoff officiating. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands.