Olive M. Hull Ranken, 94
Poestenkill - Olive M. Hull Ranken, 94, died Wednesday at Northwoods at Troy after a long illness.
Born in Providence, RI she was daughter of the late Ransom and Alice Mae Sawtell Hull and wife of the late Osbert C. Ranken. She was raised in the Albia section of Troy, resided 51 years in Poestenkill and was educated at Troy schools.
Mrs. Ranken was a homemaker and many years ago worked at W.T. Grants, Cluett Peabody & Company and Samaritan Hospital.
She was a member of the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church in Troy. She had a thrill driving her husband's race car many years ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Grace E. Russo of Cohoes and Alice Mae Moses of Poestenkill; a son, William O. Ranken of Sand Lake; 7 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 9:00am from the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 4392 Route 150 West Sand Lake with Rev. Peter Kelly, Pastor of the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church, officiating. 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 Mrs. Ranken to the American Diabetes Association 50 Colvin Avenue Albany, NY 12206.
James P. Quickenton Sr., 81
Troy - James P. Quickenton Sr., 81,of Mason Street, died suddenly Friday, July 9, 2004 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy.
Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Frank Quickenton and Julia (Coons) Quickenton. and husband of the late Alice M. Rockenstyre Quickenton.
He had resided the past 36 years in Troy.
Mr. Quickenton was a bus driver for CDTA for 11 years retiring in 1987 and worked for many years at the Williams Press in Menands.
He was a member and Past Commandant of the Marine Corp League O'Brien Detachment Albany and the Department of New York Marine Corp League and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific theatre.
He is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Andrew) Bockleslaugh of KY, Patricia (Philip) Boccagni of KY and Susan (Gerald) MacDougal of Troy; a son, James P. (Tina) Quickenton Jr. of Apopka, FL; a sister, Loretta (Alfred) Flynn of Albany; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30am from the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy and at 11:00am from St. William's Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-9pm. Interment Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy. Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Quickenton to the Marine Corp League O'Brien Detachment in Albany.
Doris K. Bayly Pizzuti, 85
Clifton Park - Doris K. Bayly Pizzuti, 85, of Rt 146, died Friday at her residence after a long illness.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Archer and Theresa Schumacher Bayly and wife of the late Anthony Joseph Pizzuti. She had resided in Cropseyville since 1949, in Florida for 12 years and since 1993 in Clifton Park at her daughters home. She was educated at Lansingburgh and Troy schools.
Mrs. Pizzuti was co-owner of the former A-Flowers flower shop in Cropseyville with her husband for 15 years. Prior to that, she taught classes with Rensselaer County Cooperative Extension and was active in the Home Bureau.
She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Troy and Blessed Trinity in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Kopris (Andrew) of Clifton Park; her son, Ronald Noble (Annette) of Schenectady; two sisters, Frances Liebener of Troy and Jean Ross of Troy; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Barry Noble.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30am from the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. corner of Pawling at Maple Avenues in Troy and at 11:00am from Sacred Heart Church in Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 3-5 and 7-9PM. Interment St. Jean's Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Pizzuti to the Alzheimer's Association Capital District Chapter 85 Watervliet Avenue Albany, NY 12206-2083.
Alice Clickner Sagendorf, 88
Troy - Alice Clickner Sagendorf, 88, of Tibbits Avenue, died Friday at Heritage House Nursing Center Troy, after a long illness.
Born in Poestenkill, she was daughter of the late Ward and Eva Ives Clickner and wife of the late Oden B. Sagendorf. She had resided most of her life in Poestenkill and was a graduate of Troy High School.
Mrs. Sagendorf was the private secretary for the late Clarence Dauchy, E.B. Stevenson CPA and later for J. Alan VanWie Insurance in Troy.
She was a member of the Poestenkill Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aide Society of that church, the PTA and the Poestenkill Historical Society. Alice enjoyed traveling, entertaining, working at church functions, and was known for being outgoing and helping others.
Survivors include two beloved daughters, Cathy D. and Linda A. Sagendorf and a sister, Olive Frank all of Poestenkill; a niece and four great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday January 18th at 5:00pm at the Poestenkill Evangelical Lutheran Church Route 351 Poestenkill with Rev. Stephen L. Cordes, Pastor, officiating. There will be no calling hours. Interment Elmwood Hill Cemetery Troy. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Sagendorf to the Poestenkill Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund PO Box 267 Poestenkill, NY 12140.
Beatrice Mongeon Pike, 80
North Greenbush - Beatrice Mongeon Pike, 80, died Sunday February 16, 2003 at Van Rensselaer Manor North Greenbush.
Born in Winooski, VT she was daughter of the late Rudolph and Loretta Picard Mongeon and wife for 51 years of the late Lester H. Pike Sr.
Mrs. Pike was a homemaker and enjoyed bingo and crocheting.
She was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church in Troy.
Survivors include two sons, Robert H. Pike and Lester H. (Butch) Pike Jr. both of Wynantskill; three sisters, Blanche Garvin, Theresa Perrotte both of Burlington, VT and Shirley McKnight of Charleston, SC; five brothers, Joseph and Reginald Mongeon both of Burlington, VT, Maurice and Rudolph Jr. both of Tonawanda, NY and Ronald Mongeon of Kenmore, NY and numerous nieces, nephews and great niece and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Decker, and four brothers, Edward, Omer, Leonard and Norman Mongeon.
Funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Interment Capital City Cemetery in Rensselaer.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Pike to the Third Presbyterian Church 113 Winter Street Troy, NY 12180 or The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144.
Franz L.F. Nicolay
Rexford, NY - Franz L.F. Nicolay, 90, of Coburg Village Way, died Thursday in Troy, NY. Born in Munich, Germany he was son of the late Carl and Babette Haussleigner Nicolay. He lived most of his life in Ridge, NY, moving to Clifton Park in 2002. He owned and operated, with his wife, an office machines dealership retiring in 1998. Mr. Nicolay was longtime Council President of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Ridge, founded Nicolay's Chess Club at Longwood Library and was a charter member and past president of the Middle Island Rotary Club.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years Margaret Cordes Nicolay; daughters, Tina Greenfield (James) of Rensselaer, NY and Karen Allard (Lionel III) of Rockville, MD; son, Franz Nicolay (Susan) of Center Sandwich, NH; sister Betty Dankenbring (Siegfried) of Oyster Bay, NY; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service Thursday at 10:00am at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Clifton Park. Calling at Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9PM. Contributions to the Middle Island Rotary Club-Polio Plus Fund or to St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
Edward Duncan Nicoll
Providence, RI - Edward Duncan Nicoll, of Blackstone Blvd. and formerly of Pinewoods Road Brunswick, a retired real estate and insurance broker died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Miriam Hospital in Providence.
Born in Lansingburgh, he was son of the late Edward J. and Anna Duncan Nicoll and husband of Elizabeth W. Winship Nicoll who survives. Mr. Nicoll graduated from Lansingburgh High School and attended real estate courses at Union College.
In 1926, he joined his father in the real estate and insurance business, under a partnership, Edward J. Nicoll and Son and continued to operate the business after his father's death.
In 1964, he merged his insurance business with N. Bosworth MacChesney & Marjorie MacChesney creating the firm Nicoll and MacChesney Inc., serving as president and treasurer until he sold his interest in 1974. Mr. Nicoll is a former member of Troy Area Independent Insurance Agents of NY. Inc., Insurance Federation of New York Inc., National Association of Mutual Insurance Agents of New York Inc.
Mr. Nicoll was a member and past president of the former Rensselaer County Board of Realtors Inc., New York State Association of Real Estate Boards, National Association of Real Estate Board. He was appointed to the membership National Association Committee to study real estate tax adjustment.
Mr. Nicoll was a member of the New York State Society of Real Estate appraisers. He spent sixty-two years in the real estate business in the Rensselaer County area and acted as independent appraiser, sales and management agent for the Troy Saving Bank in the 1930's, Secretary and Treasurer of the Rensselaer Improvement Co.
Active in the Boy Scouts of America, he was a charter member of Old Troop 9 (Ninth Presbyterian Church). He served as a Scout leader and was the former scout master for the boys at the Old Fairview Home in Watervliet. Mr. Nicoll was treasurer of the Uncle Sam Council Boy Scouts of America and a member of the executive board of the former Fort Orange Council.
Mr. Nicoll was a trustee and treasurer of the Rensselaer County Junior Museum as well as a former Trustee and Honorary President of the Rensselaer County Historical Society. Mr. Nicoll was president in 1976 during the first Heritage Preservation campaign, as well as a member of the Brunswick Historical Society. He was a former member and director of the Troy Club, Member of the Troy Country Club, former Member of Troy Burns Club and sixty-five year Member of Jerusalem Lodge Number 355 F&AM.
Mr. Nicoll was a charter member of the Troy Junior Chamber of Commerce and in the 1930's was named by the National President to the National Radio Committee. He was a member and former director of Troy Chamber of Commerce, member of United Community Planning Committee. He served on United Fund and Boy Scouts capital fund drives served for Minority Group Committee of Troy Housing Authority. For thirty-nine years, he served as President and Trustee on the Board of Directors for the Eagle Mills Cemetery and acquired additional acreage for future growth.
One of the oldest members of the First United Presbyterian Church of Troy, he served as trustee and acted as advisor on insurance and real estate committee and was instrumental in purchasing the present parking lot, the site of the former Trojan Hotel.
Mr. Nicoll donated his services in acquiring the first home for the Rensselaer County Junior Museum on Second Avenue in Lansingburgh and the present site for the Eagle Mills United Methodist Church. He also assisted in acquiring the present General Car house at Fifty-Seven Second Street Troy for the Rensselaer County Historical Society and the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at 2256 Burdett Avenue for the Samaritan Hospital now part of Beechwood.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Cynthia N. Scott of Foxborough, MA and Beth Kimberly Malgieri of Grafton, MA and a grandson Gregory E. Scott of Foxborough, MA.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside service which will be held Wednesday at 1:00pm at the Eagle Mills Cemetery on Garfield Road in Eagle Mills with Rev. John G. Rhinesmith, Pastor Emeritus of the Hope United Methodist Church, officiating.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Nicoll to the Hope United Methodist Church 566 Brunswick Road Troy, NY 12180 or the Rensselaer County Historical Society at 59 Second Street, Troy, NY., 12180. Arrangements by Bryce Funeral Home Inc. Troy.