Louis J. Stehle
WEST SAND LAKE - Louis J. Stehle, 86, of West Sand Lake, entered into eternal life on Monday, June 22, 2009, at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Anthony and Anna Mae Grober Stehle and the loving husband to the late Ellen Minkler Stehle.
Mr. Stehle was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Upon returning home from the military, he held a title as deputy with the Rensselaer County Sheriffs Department for several years and later accepted a position with the Norton Co. as a machine operator and retired from there.
Louis was a member of the Emerald Club as well as the Troy Elks.
Survivors include his children Judith and Richard Browe of Averill Park, Luanne and Roy Anderson of Troy and Anthony and Theresa Stehle of Suwanee, GA. He was the proud grand father of Kevin, Derek and Kelly Browe and Jennifer and Laurie Anderson and the beloved great-grandfather of Ava Ellen Rocco. Louis was pre deceased by his siblings Ruth Kewley and Anthony Stehle. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:45 a.m. from the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy, and at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Troy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be held at a later date.
Family and friends are invited and may call on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis memory may be made to the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to all the staff at the Community Hospice for their kindness and help throughout Louis illness.
E. Janet D’Agostino
MENANDS - E. Janet ‘Jan’ D’Agostino, 76, of Menands, beloved wife of Harry J. D’Agostino for over 57 years, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, June 8, 2009, after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer.
Born in Troy on May 5, 1933, to George and Dorothy Weiss, she was raised in Teaneck, NJ.
She was the loving mother of Dr. Harry J. D’Agostino Jr. and his wife Carman of Jacksonville, FL, Dee (D’Agostino) Cassidy and her husband Mike, of San Antonio, TX, and Jim D’Agostino and his wife Renee, of San Antonio, TX. She was the much loved Nanny to Caroline, Parker, Harry III, Lauren and Catherine. She is also survived by her brother John B. Weiss and his family of Saddle River, NJ; her sister-in-law, Joan (D’Agostino) Buhrmaster and her family of Latham; and many close friends and extended family.
Jan resided in Menands for 45 years and was a successful businesswoman in real estate at Coldwell-Banker for the last 20 years. She enjoyed a former career in nursing at the Veterans Hospital in Albany.
She was a past board member of both Planned Parenthood and St. Margaret’s Hospital for Children.
Jan was an active member of St. Peter’s Church and long-time chair of the Flower Guild. She was also actively involved in the Fort Orange Garden and Junior Friday Morning clubs and was a member of the Schuyler Meadows Club. She was an avid tennis and bridge player.
The family would like to give special thanks to her doctors, James Puleo Sr., John Malfetano, James Puleo Jr. and Harry Odabashian. They also thank the ICU and EMS units of Albany Memorial Hospital and Tracy Layaou, Sheila Conway, Jackie Sager and Community Hospice for their wonderful care at the end of her life.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in celebration of Jan’s life at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009, at St. Peter’s Church, 107 State St., Albany. The family will receive visitors after the service in the back of the church. A private burial is planned for immediate family. There will be no public calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, if one chooses, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Church Choir Fund, 107 State St., Albany, NY 12207, or to the Rudy A. Ciccotti Center, 30 Aviation Road, Colonie, NY 12205.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home in Latham. For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family,please visit www.dufresneandcavanaugh.com.
Richard B. Hartt
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - Richard Buthfer Hartt, 89, died peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2009, after a dignified battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in St. Augustine, FL. Among his homes was Troy.
Born in Allendale, NJ on August 25, 1919, Richard was the son of Harry Hartt and Marie Buthfer. He was the loving husband of Carmela Mele Hartt of Troy, who died in 1984 after 38 years of marriage, and June A. Albrecht Hartt, with whom he celebrated the 21st anniversary of their wedding on May 1, 2009.
He is also survived by his daughter Christine Hartt, son-in-law Bob Dvorak and granddaughters Katharine and Alexis Henschen and their father Bruce Henschen, all from Fort Wayne, IN; his son Richard M Hartt, daughter-in-law Julia MacDonald and grandsons Michael and Gregory of Troy; and his sister Harriett Hartt of Santa Barbara, CA.
He graduated from Flushing High School, where he was an honors student and a varsity track star. After attending college at NYU, his career began with the SS Kresge Co. in 1940.
He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and was in combat in the Pacific Theater and fought at Tarawa Beach. In 1944, he met his future wife Carmela Mele, also a Marine, both holding the position of staff sergeant.
After military service, he went on to a distinguished career in retail management with the SS Kresge Co., introducing the sale of motorized lawn equipment, managing one of the first ‘self-service’ stores in 1955, and opening and managing one of the first K-MART stores in the United States in 1962. He rose to the position of general merchandise manager for K-MART Corp., manager of the Fort Wayne Distribution Center and responsible for establishing the national distribution network.
His retail success was surpassed by his enjoyment of gardening; his cocker spaniels Soccie and Taffy; tinkering and managing home projects; knowing and greeting people by name; volunteering at church; traveling across the country and world; and most importantly the love of his family.
After the death of his beloved wife Carmela, five years later he married June A. Albrecht, whom he loved dearly for 21 years. Her daily devotion during the last seven months was responsible for continuing his life at the highest quality possible. Their faith was an integral part of their marriage as parishioners of the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in St. Augustine.
He took great pride in his children and grandchildren and their accomplishments: Alexis’ musicianship and academic success; Katharine’s artistic talents, wit and humor; Greg’s scientific research and African adventures; and Michael’s love of cars and prowess in international public relations.
There will be a memorial service Mass at the Rensselaer Newman Foundation Christ Sun of Justice Parish at 2125 Burdett Ave. in Troy at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 15, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate;, the Rensselaer Newman Foundation Chapel and Cultural Center at www.chapelandculturalcenter.org and Corpus Christi Catholic Church at 6175 Datil Pepper Road, St. Augustine, FL, 32086.
The family also thanks the Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehab Center of St. Augustine for the care that they provided.
William J. Kinner III
BRUNSWICK - William Joseph Kinner III, 45, beloved husband of Suzanne Markham Kinner, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at his residence.
Born in Troy, he is the son of William J. (Linda) Kinner Jr. of Defreestville and Sue Ellen (Rick Kelly) Kinner of Brunswick.
He was a graduate of La Salle Institute in Troy and attended SUNY Albany.
At the time of his death, Joe was working for Bennett Contacting in Albany. He had previously worked in his own business, J&S Designs, and earlier in life worked for the Stewart’s Corp. in Saratoga.
He enjoyed physical activity and was an avid cyclist.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his children Alissa and Adam Kinner of Brunswick and Benjamin Zahn of Utah; a sister, Christina Kinner, and a niece, Sarah Fasano, both of Cropseyville; his father-in-law John Markham of Wynantskill; and a brother-in-law Gary Markham of Colonie. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
The funeral will be from the Thomas S. Connolly Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Rd., Wynantskill, on Saturday at 8:45 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church, Wynantskill, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Salvatore Rodino, pastor. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Wynantskill.
Calling hours will be at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Contributions to the St. Jude the Apostle Church Memorial Fund, 43 Brookside Ave., Wynantskill, NY 12198; or the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 730 No. Franklin St., Suite 501,Chicago, IL. 60610-7224, in memory of Joe would be appreciated.
Michael P. Marro
TROY - Michael P. Marro, 62, died June 5, 2009. Best friend of Prof. Ron Jenkins of Maryland; confidant of Marion Field of Troy and the Rev. Douglas Grandgeorge of Patterson. He was also the companion and caregiver of renowned American composer Aaron Copland. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Troy and will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy.
Francis A. Monty
TROY - Francis A. Monty, 83, of Sixth Avenue in Troy, died at his residence Saturday, June 6, 2009, surrounded by family and friends after a long illness.
He was born in Mechanicville and was the son of the late Leo and Vera Hustler Monty.
He retired from Cohoes Department of Public Works in 1994 after 23 years of service.
He was an Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.
He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Monty Kosarovich of Troy and the late Leo Monty; grandfather of Aaliyah Edleblute and Dana Edleblute.
Funeral was held private at the convience of the family. A celebration of Francis’ life will be held at the E.T. Ruane Post, American Legion, in Cohoes on at 2 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2009. Contributions may be made in Francis’ memory to Hospice of Rensselaer County.
Arrangements by DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME INC. in Cohoes.
BRUNSWICK - Peggy Wells Quinlan passed on Monday, June 8, 2009, surrounded by her family.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 63 years, William T. Quinlan. She was predeceased by her son Billy. In addition, she leaves behind children Robert (Dianne) Quinlan of Cohoes, Margy (Russ) Jarem of Clifton Park, Marcia (Benjamin) VanDuzer of Latham and Clara (Mark) Duncan of Sycaway, as well as five of her eight sisters, 11 grandchildren and her darling quadruplet great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Friday at 8:45 a.m. from Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, and at 9:30 a.m. at the Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua on State Street in Troy. Cremation will follow at the Gardner Earl Crematory in Troy, and Peggy’s ashes will be placed in St. Mary’s Mausoleum in Troy, next to those of her son Billy.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 until 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations, in Peggy’s name, may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205; or to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY, 12211.