Gerald E. ‘Jerry’ Dayhaw
GRAFTON - Gerald E. ‘Jerry’ Dayhaw, 58, died Sunday, February 14, 2010, at his home in Grafton of lung cancer. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Grafton Volunteer Rescue Squad and/or Fire Co., Grafton, NY 12082, in memory of Jerry. Private funeral arrangements are being handled by the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home Inc. in Troy.
Margaret G. Harley
NORTH GREENBUSH - Our mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, Margaret G. Harley, 90,joined her husband, family and friends in eternal rest on Monday, February 15, 2010. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid’s Church in Watervliet. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mitoaction.org, 14 Pembroke St., Medford, MA 02155.
Milford E. Bornt
RAYMERTOWN - Milford E. Bornt, 79, of Mason Lane, died peacefully, Sunday, February 14, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy following a long illness.
Born in Raymertown March 16, 1930, Mr. Bornt was the son of the late Milford and Ruth (Cushman) Bornt and the husband for over 58 years of Dorothy A. (Remington) Bornt of Raymertown who survives. Dot and Mil were married on September 25, 1953.
Mr. Bornt attended the Raymertown District School and was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School, class of 1948.
As a young man, he worked for a time on the family farm and for several years as a clerk and meat cutter at the former Spruk’s Grocery in Raymertown.
In 1951 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Midway. He was honorably discharged in November 1954 as a commissaryman 2nd class.
After returning home from the Navy, he was employed by the former Behr Manning Corp. in Watervliet. More recently he was employed as a rural mail carrier by the U.S. Post Office in Lansingburgh. After more than 30 years of service he retired in 1986.
For many years, even before his retirement, Mr. Bornt owned and operated a small farm and roadside vegetable stand in Raymertown. Throughout the summer months he could be found each day selling fresh vegetables, fruit and sweet corn and visiting with his customers. Every fall his front yard would transform into a pumpkin patch, where he would sell pumpkins to many local folks and tourist passing through town.
Mr. Bornt was a lifelong member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Raymertown, serving for many years as treasurer and was a member of the U.S. Postal Employees Association.
In his limited quiet time, he enjoyed the hobbies of playing pinochle and solving crossword puzzles.
In addition to his wife Dorothy, Mr. Bornt is survived by six sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Mary Louise Bornt of Raymertown, William and Karen Bornt Sr. of Brunswick, Milford “Homer” and Cindy Bornt of Raymertown, Edward and Christine Bornt of Brunswick, James and Joanne Bornt of Pittstown, and Charles and Meghan Bornt of Speigletown; eight brothers and sisters, Shirley Borter, Harry Bornt, Carolyn Surdam, Ruth Bornt, Roy Bornt, Raymond Bornt, Kenneth Bornt and Emily Bornt; a sister-in-law, Margaret Remington; three brothers-in-law, Alex Remington, Charles Remington and Robert Remington; nine grandchildren, Amy Pratt, Kenny Bornt, William Bornt Jr., Jake Bornt, Kelsey Bornt, Amber Bornt, Hannah Bornt, Jackie Bornt and Mackenzie Bornt; a great-grandson, Edward Pratt; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, two brothers, Carl and Robert Bornt, and three sisters-in-law, Grace Bubie, Minnie Piskutz and Edith Derrick, predeceased him.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2010, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 27 Mason Lane in Raymertown. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
Family members and friends are invited to call at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY Route 7 in Raymertown, on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to either the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Raymertown, 27 Mason Lane, Raymertown, NY 12180; or to the Pittstown Volunteer Emergency Corps, 60 Parker School Road, Johnsonville, NY 12094, in memory of Milford E. Bornt.
GRAFTON - Hilda Gundrum Goyer, 77, of County Route 85, died on Sunday evening at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Grafton on June 12, 1932, she was the daughter of Charlotte Coonradt Momrow of Troy and the late George Gundrum. She was the loving wife of Robert G. Goyer Sr., whom she married on October 23, 1982, in the Grafton United Methodist Church.
A lifelong resident of Grafton, Hilda graduated in 1950 from Berlin Central High School. She married and started her family after graduation.
In 1960 she began her career as a secretary at the Grafton Elementary School. She then worked at Legenbauer Gas and Oil in Averill Park for over 10 years, at Prudential Insurance in Troy, and for over 20 years she was employed at Capital Mutual Insurance of West Sand Lake, retiring in 1998 as vice-president of claims.
She was a member of the Grafton Historical Society, the Grafton Cemetery Association and various committees within the Grafton United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the PTA of the Berlin School District and was the town historian for the town of Grafton.
In 2007, Hilda received an honor from the Rensselaer County Legislature for her Service to the Community.
Her hobbies included quilting, sewing and gardening.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Robert G. Goyer Sr.; her children Tonya L. (Warren) Kuchenbecker of Poestenkill, Terry L. (Nancy) Lamphere of Petersburgh, Bradley L. Lamphere of Washington County and Robert (late Bertha), Bruce (Delinda) and Brian Goyer, all of Grafton; siblings Virginia (George) Horne of Greenwich, Rynard (Lois) Gundrum of Grafton, Gordon (Joan) Gundrum of Petersburgh, Rita (James) Smyth of Burden Lake, George Gundrum of Florida, Peter and Jerry Gundrum of Grafton, Susan (Wayne) Dayton of Cropseyville, Sally Moon of Stephentown and Chuck and John (Suzanne) Momrow of Taborton; grandchildren Derek and Jayson Fulton, Rebekah L. Hartman, Kyle, Eliza and Nora Lamphere, Dorian and Nascha Lamphere, Andrew, Marlinda and Zachary Goyer, Heather Snyder, Bridget Maxon and Jesse Goyer; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson Jacob Lamphere, former husband Lawrence E. Lamphere and siblings Bertha Rathbun, Jan Ward and Elizabeth Esposito.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 20, at the Grafton United Methodist Church, where Rev. Kim Kie and Rev. Trygve Tomlinson will officiate. Spring interment will be in the Grafton Center Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. for visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Grafton United Methodist Church or the Grafton Historical Society in loving memory of Hilda G. Goyer.
AVERILL PARK — Christopher Faure, 53, of Cayuga Court, died Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Memorial service Saturday at 2 p.m. at the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home Inc., 4392 Route 150, West Sand Lake. Calling at the funeral home on Saturday from 12-2 p.m. Contributions to Caringbridge.org.
Frank A. Freihofer
LAKE GEORGE — Frank A. Freihofer, 55, of Lake George and formerly of Menands, died Monday, October 12, 2009, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, following a brief illness.
Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Nancy Gulick Freihofer Jr. He was raised and educated at schools in both the United States and Germany, graduating from Niskayuna High School and then from SUNY Cobleskill, where he earned a bachelors degree in culinary arts.
Following his education, Frank went to work in the family business, the Freihofer Baking Company. In 1987, the business was sold to General Foods. At that time, he opened Altair Audio on Central Avenue in Albany, which he operated until his retirement in 1998.
He was married to Elizabeth “Liz” Freihofer in 1986, when they made their home in Menands. Several years following his retirement, they moved to their current home in Lake George. Frank and Liz wintered at the camp at Big Moose where they were active in snowmobiling, and also at their lot at the Motorhome Resort in Labelle, FL.
Frank and Liz were members of the Loudonville Community Church and have attended Ridge Road Wesleyan Church in Glens Falls, since moving to Lake George. He oversaw the soundboard operations in both churches, assisting the worship teams and pastoral staff.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of Camp Pinnacle in the Helderberg Mountains of Albany County since 1991, and Houghton Academy in Houghton, NY, since 1992. He was a member of the Saratoga Automobile Club, and he and Liz were members of the Lake George Club.
Frank is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Freihofer; a step-son, Shayne Renza and his wife, Chela, and their son, Nicholas, all of Rye, NY; four sisters and spouses, Sally and Bob Stewart of Wolfeboro, NH, Sue Freihofer of Boston, MA, Raingard and Kevin Thornton of Portland, OR, and Sigrid and Philippe Seramaud of Washington, DC; a brother and his wife, Henning and Kirsten Freihofer of Hamburg, Germany. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Loudonville Community Church, 374 Loudon Road (corner of Route 9 and Crumitie Road), Loudonville, NY 12052 on Sunday, October 18, 2009, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dean Brown, Pastor of Ridge Road Wesleyan Church, and the Rev. Stanley Key, Pastor of the Loudonville Community Church, officiating. The interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family desires that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in memory of Frank A. Freihofer III, to: the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick St., Troy, NY 12180. Phone: 518-272-3930 - 272-5802.
TOMHANNOCK — Esther M. Gary Gerwin, 81, of Tomhannock Road, died Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late George D. Gary and Charlotte A. Chippendale Gary and wife of the late Joseph J. Gerwin Sr. She had resided in the Troy and Tomhannock areas all her life and was a graduate of Catholic Central High School class of 1945 and a 1950 graduate of Russell Sage College.
Mrs. Gerwin was head registered dietician at Mount McGregor and Samaritan Hospital many years ago and later was a homemaker.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed sports including watching baseball, the Olympics and horse racing.
Survivors include three sons, Joseph J. (Melody) Gerwin Jr. of Valley Falls, John P. (Demaris) Gerwin of Valley Falls and Christopher M. Gerwin of Manhattan Beach, CA; a sister, Sally G. Seymour of Rochester; a sister-in-law, Helene Gary of Saratoga Springs; her grandchildren, Sarah, Katherine, Edward, Emily, Margaret, Anna, Jacob, Brigitte and Juliet Gerwin and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, David Kline and George Gary and two sisters, Dorothea Philipps and Claire R. Conmee. Funeral service will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy, and at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Schaghticoke, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. George Fleming.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery Schaghticoke.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Esther M. Gerwin to the Holy Trinity Church, 175 S. Main St., Schaghticoke, NY 12154.