Alyssa Lauren Canam, Infant Daughter
Troy Alyssa Lauren Canam, infant daughter of Christina L. Bradley and Joseph Patrick Canam of Troy, died Friday at Samaritan Hospital Troy. Survivors in addition to her parents include a brother, Joseph Patrick Canam of Troy; her maternal grandparents Julia Bradley of Troy and the late Millard L. Bradley; her paternal grandmother Cathy Canam of Rensselaer and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside service which will be held Tuesday at 1:00pm at Memory's Garden in Colonie. Those wishing to attend may gather at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue in Troy at 12:30pm on Tuesday.
Arthur L. Matusie, 83
Troy - Troy Arthur L. Matusie, 83, of O'Neil Street, died Sunday at Samaritan Hospital
Troy, after a brief illness.
Born in Troy, he was son of the late Louis and Elizabeth Cavanaugh Matusie and
husband of Janet McDonald Matusie. He had resided in the Troy area all his life
and was educated at Troy Public School 2 and attended Troy High School.
Mr. Matusie was a truck driver for Colony Liquor in Menands for 38 years retiring
27 years ago. He previously worked for the Ford Motor Company.
He was an avid Yankee baseball fan; a communicant of St. Williams Church in
Troy and an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons Arthur Matusie of Troy and
Thomas Matusie of NC; two grandchildren Thomas and Daniel Matusie of Troy;
two great-grandchildren Thomas and Nicholas Matusie of Troy and several
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters Anna (Dolly) Hasslinger
and Irene Dwyer.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 9:00am from the Bryce Funeral Home,
Inc. corner of Pawling at Maple Avenues in Troy and at 9:30am from St. Williams
Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7pm.
Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery in Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Matusie to the
Samaritan Hospital Foundation for the Cancer Treatment Center 2224 Burdett
Avenue Troy, NY 12180 or St. William's Church Memorial Fund Madison
Avenue Troy, NY 12180.
Craig Francis Miller, 45
East Nassau - Craig Francis Miller, 45, of East Nassau, NY, entered into eternal life, Friday, April 26, 2002. Craig died at Albany Medical Center Hospital from diabetic complications while awaiting a transplant.
He was born in Troy, NY on March 10th, to the late Francis W. and Evelyn Culver Miller. He was a 1976 graduate of Averill Park High School and B.O.C.E.S. as a mechanic.
Craig worked as a mechanic for many years in Albany. He also owned and operated Miller's Towing in East Nassau.
In his youth, he served as an altar server at St. Henry's Church in Averill Park. Craig was most happy when involved with stock cars and bikes. He loved building and racing cars and bikes at Lebanon Valley Speedway. He was an avid collector of Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR memorabilia. He was an active volunteer fire fighter for the Tsatsawassa Fire Company and a social member of the Wynantskill Fire Department. Craig was on numerous fire company related committees including the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and the Rensselaer County Fire Chiefs Association.
Survivors include his twin brother Kevin C. Miller Sr. and wife Marjorie of Wynantskill; nephew and Godson Kevin C. Miller Jr.; three nephews Corey F. and Kyle J. Miller and Jay Kreutziger; a grand nephew Nathaniel Michael Miller; two aunts Florence Teal and Elsie Rathbun and an uncle Harry Culver and wife Thelma.
Funeral service will be held Monday 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 Sunday from 4-8PM. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery in Nassau.
Those wishing to remember Craig in a special way may do so with contributions to The National Kidney Foundation of Northeast NY, 23 Computer Drive, Albany, NY 12205 or call 458-9697.
Ruth E. Severance Pfeiffer
Troy - Ruth E. Severance Pfeiffer, formerly of Gardner Road Wynantskill, died Friday at Van Rensselaer Manor North Greenbush, after a long illness.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late George A. and Elizabeth Libby Severance and wife of the late Frederick C. (Chet) Pfeiffer. She had resided in the Troy area all her life, living in Wynantskill for 30 years and was educated at Troy schools.
Mrs. Pfeiffer was employed at Tek-Hughes in Watervliet for 7 years and during World War II.
She was a member of the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church and a member of the East Side Senior Citizens. She enjoyed bowling.
Survivors include her niece Doris E. Vickers of Troy and a grandnephew Eric E. Vickers of Troy. She was predeceased by a sister Alice H. Manning just one year ago.
Funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00am from the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. corner of Pawling at Maple Avenue Troy with Rev. Peter Kelly, Pastor of the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church, officiating.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3-5pm. Interment Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Pfeiffer to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144.
Todd M. LaClair, 39
Averill Park - Todd M. LaClair, 39, of Meadow Road, died Sunday in Old Forge, NY due to injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident.
Born in Malone, NY he was son of Christina Miller Groves and Robert of Waterford and Richard P. LaClair and Barbara of Wynantskill and fiancé of Brenda J. Mahar. He had resided in Churubusco, NY for 4 years and most of his life in Averill Park and was educated at Averill Park High School and Modern School of Welding in Schenectady. While in high school, he was a member of the wrestling team.
Mr. LaClair was a pipe fitter for Lydall Manning in Green Island for the past 13 years.
He loved race cars and snowmobiles and was an avid race fan.
Survivors in addition to his parents and fiancé include two sons Branden Michael LaClair and Bradley Todd LaClair both of Averill Park; a step son William Mahar of Averill Park, a sister Penny Malone and friend James Chenette of Schodack; two step brothers Robert Scott Groves of Nassau and Darren W. Groves of Averill Park and a nephew Jon Malone of Schodack and several additional nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 9:30am from St. Henry's Church in Averill Park where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. corner of Pawling at Maple Avenues in Troy Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment St. Henry's Cemetery in Averill Park. Contributions may be made in memory of Todd LaClair to the Averill Park Wrestling Club c/o Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy.
Agnes E. Groesbeck Jones, 90
Delmar Agnes E. Groesbeck Jones, 90, of Rockefeller Road Good Samaritan Home, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at the home after a long illness.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Gates and Ella Fitzpatrick Groesbeck and wife of the late Harold L. Jones Sr. She had resided in Troy most of her life and was educated at Lansingburgh schools.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and worked as a manager of the north dock of Montgomery Wards in Menands for 15 years.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lansingburgh.
Survivors include her son Gary L. Jones of Duanesburg; a step daughter Elizabeth Reynolds of Troy; a step son Harold L. Jones Jr. of West End, NC; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 9:00am from the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. corner of Pawling at Maple Avenues in Troy with Rev. Alfred Siegel, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Lansingburgh, officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3-7pm. Interment Oakwood Cemetery in Troy. Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Jones to the First Presbyterian Church of Lansingburgh 115th and Third Avenue Troy, NY 12182.
Marian Griffin Hunt, 101
East Greenbush - Marian Griffin Hunt, 101, formerly of Forbes Avenue Rensselaer, died Friday, January 11, 2002, after a brief illness.
Born in Stephentown, NY she was daughter of the late Elford H. and Susan Weller Griffin and wife of the late Arbie J. Hunt. She was raised in Stephentown, later resided on Burden Lake Road in Averill Park for 54 years and since 1991 in Rensselaer and East Greenbush. She was educated in Stephentown schools.
Mrs. Hunt was a homemaker.
She was a former member of the Church of the Covenant in Averill Park and attended the West Stephentown Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son Jerome Griffin Hunt of West Sand Lake; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two daughters Gloria Marian Hunt and Beverly Jane Ackner and a step daughter Irene Leonard.
Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:00pm from West Stephentown Baptist Church 1672 NY 43 West Stephentown with Rev. Trygve C. Tomlinson, Pastor, officiating. There will be no calling hours. Interment Hillside Cemetery in West Stephentown in the spring.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Hunt to the Myasthenia Gravis Upstate NY Chapter, 202 Maple Avenue Ext., Altamont, NY 12009.
Arrangements by DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home Inc. West Sand Lake.