Zoey P. Sandercox
TROY - Zoey P. Sandercox, 3, of Fourth Street, died on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Samaritan Hospital.
Zoey is the beloved daughter of Gloria Sandercox of Troy and Peter J. Deluke III of Albany; loving sister of Jocelyn and Alexia Sandercox, Michael Briggs Jr. and Ethan Tinkler, all of Troy. Loving maternal granddaughter of John Sandercox of Waterford. Cherished maternal great-granddaughter of John and Marilyn Sandercox of Waterford and the late Russell Hayter; paternal granddaughter of Peter J. Deluke Jr. of Albany and Cathy Gagliardi of Menands. Dear niece of John (Kelly) Sandercox of Mechanicville, Shannon LaValley of Albany, Jacqueline (Kevin) Green of Alaska and Summer Sandercox of Schuylerville. Also survived by several cousins.
The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There are no public calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zoey Sandercox Memorial Fund, c/o Key Bank, 130 Fourth St., Troy, NY 12180, or by making a deposit into the fund at any Key Bank branch.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065. 518 371-5454.
George B. Sherman Jr.
TROY - George B. Sherman Jr., 88, died on Thursday, June 4, 2009, after a brief illness at Samaritan Hospital.
Born in Troy, he was the son of the late George and Edna Sherman.
He was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School and a corporal in the Marine Corps from 1943-1951.
George worked for American Locomotive in Schenectady and Colonial Finance in Albany, retiring 26 years ago.
He resided in North Greenbush for the past 42 years and was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Lansingburgh.
George was married for 55 years to the late Gertrude B. Sherman. Father of Richard (Marian) Sherman of Cohoes, and the late Lee Sherman. Brother of the late Eugene (Maureen) Sherman of Brunswick, Francis (Catherine) Sherman of Alabama and sister Keitha (Michael) Prendergast of Cohoes. Grandfather to Kevin Sherman, Lisa Pucci, Maria Sherman, Sandi Pecchio, Ricki Whaley, Leeann Sherman, Kelley Sherman and Stephen Sherman. Great-grandfather of 19 children. George was also a loving uncle to Michael, Daniel, and Susan Prendergast.
George was a member of the Elks Club in Troy, Masonic Temple in Rensselaer and the VFW in Wynantskill.
Mr. Sherman donated his body to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical College. A memorial service will take place at a future time.
Raymond C. Wright
TROY - Raymond C Wright, 40, of Federal Street, died Saturday at Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Holy Serenity Church of God in Christ, 131 Fifth Ave. in Troy. Calling will be at the CHURCH on Friday from 1-3 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Ethel Raufman Dorfman, 95, of the Manor of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, died on Wednesday morning, December 30, 2009.
Ethel was born in Troy and resided there for many years. She later moved to Pembroke Pines, FL, in 1969, and then moved to Philadelphia in 2003.
Ethel was a member of the Beth Tephilah Synagogue in Troy and a former member of Temple Beth El in Troy.
She was employed for many years by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Ethel volunteered her time at Memorial West Hospital in Florida. She was the President of Talking Books at Century Village in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Ethel was a life member of Hadassah, a member of B’nai B’rith and Women’s American ORT. She was married to Herman Dorfman until his passing in 1997.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Marsha ( Robert) Snyder of Baldwinsville, NY, Rosalyn Dorfman (Dieter Bueckert) of Orlando, FL, and Sandra ( Robert) Thomas of Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia). She was the cherished grandmother of Caitlyn Thomas Kennedy and her husband Terry and Lesley Snyder. She is also survived by a sister, Frieda Huppert of Schenectady, and Sudbury, MA. Ethel was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur and Seymour Raufman, and a sister, Sylvia Maurer.
Services will be held at the Beth Tephilah Cemetery, Spring Avenue, Troy, NY, on Sunday January 10, 2010, at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 12, at 2 p.m. at the Manor of Chestnut Hill, 495 East Abington Ave. Philadelphia, PA.
Those wishing to remember Ethel in a special way may make a memorial contribution to Life Choice Hospice, 200 Dryden Road, Suite 3300, Dresher, PA. 19025, or the Beth Tephilah Synagogue, 82 River St., Troy, NY 12180. For directions or to sign the online family guest book, please visit www.levinememorialchapel.com.
BRUNSWICK — Margaret M. Patton, 84, of Brunswick, died December 29, 2009, at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by her family.
Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late James and Julia Roos Mason and the wife of 62 years of Donald R. Patton. She attended Catholic Central High School and became a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.
She had been employed by and retired from Emma Willard School. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Margaret and Don enjoyed their camp at Indian Lake, gardening and being surrounded by their family, particularly at Sunday breakfast.
Survivors include four children, Ron (Marie) Patton, Denise (Bob) Patton-Cole, Rick (Lynne) Patton and Tom (Kathy) Patton; 12 grandchildren, Eric and Ryan (Jen) Patton, Justin Jude Devane, Bob (Michelle), Tina and Tara Patton, Maribeth (Tim) Livingston, Tommy (Jen) Patton and Jackie (Dan) Lindemann and John (Vickie), Steve and Donald (Shelby) Danish; and eight great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Jim and Anne (Suzie) Mason, the late Alex “Bud” (Mary Leah) Mason, the late Letty (Earl) Willis, Emma (late Bill) Ashe and their daughter Diane, Ray (late Joan) Mason and Frank (Dorothy) Mason, and all their families. She was predeceased by two daughters, Jo-Ann Danish and infant Denise.
The funeral will be on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Troy, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy.
A private viewing for relatives will be held on Saturday from 7:30 until 9 a.m. at the Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home. Donations, in Margaret’s memory, may be made to the Albany Medical Center Children’s Center.
Mary Lou Bonesteel
TROY - Born in Troy, November 7, 1946, Mary Lou Bonesteel died peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Van Rensselaer Manor in North Greenbush.
She was the daughter of the late William L. Manning and Marjorie (Snow) Manning of Troy.
Mary Lou was a lifelong resident of Troy. She graduated from Catholic Central High School, class of 1964.
Survivors include three children, Merry Mazzotti, Michael Bonesteel and Matthew Bonesteel (Christine Fuda); three grandchildren, Brian Stanley and Samantha and Anthony Bonesteel; two brothers, William Manning and John (Betsy) Manning; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, including Jacqueline Christian. She was predeceased by her husband James Bonesteel, daughter Darcy Semler and grandson Zachary Semler.
Mary Lou donated her body to the Anatomical Gift Program of Albany Medical Center. There will be no calling hours.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Edward F. Canfield
TROY - Edward F. Canfield, 83, of Lansingburgh, died on May 26, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Troy, he was the son of the late John and Margaret McKeown Canfield and the devoted husband of 60 years to the late Mary McCloskey Canfield who died on June 17, 2005.
Mr. Canfield was a lifelong resident of Lansingburgh and graduated from Lansingburgh High School.
He was a retired machinist for McKeeney Steel in Albany.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1942 to 1945.
He enjoyed fishing and woodworking and will be missed for his kindness, friendliness and keen sense of humor.
Survivors include his sons Gary Canfield of Lansingburgh, Greg Canfield of Ansonia, CT, Bob Canfield of Troy and Tom Canfield of Brooklyn; nieces Karen McCloskey, Peggy LaFrance, Colleen Lozo and Sally Anderson; daughter-in-law Nancy Olsen Canfield of Troy; and brother-in-law Robert McCloskey of Rochester. Mr. Canfield was predeceased by his son Edward Michael Canfield.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Internment will be in Memory’s Garden in Colonie.
Friends are invited and may call at the Frank P. McDonald & Son Funeral Home, 870 Second Ave. between 124th and 125th streets in Lansingburgh, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
If desired, contributions may be made to the St. Augustine’s Restoration Fund, 25 115th St., Troy, NY 12182.