Obituaries

Verna M. Bicheler

Mrs. Verna M. Bicheler, 89, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at River Ridge Living Center. Verna was born on December 31, 1929, to the late Elmer and Amelia (Schoelles) Lederhouse of Williamsville, NY. On October 2, 1948, Verna was united in marriage with Norbert E. “Bert” ...

David Allen Conrad

Mr. David Allen Conrad, 73, of Shady Lane Park, Fonda, died March 15, 2019, with his loving wife by his side. He was born March 10, 1946, in Amsterdam, the son of Louis and Caroline Conrad. On August 21, 1965, David A. Conrad was united in marriage to Kay Shelp. David was a parishioner of ...

Norman Clemons Jr.

Norman Clemons Jr., 80, of Amsterdam, NY, passed away March 14, 2019, peacefully with family at his side after a sudden illness. Born on August 24, 1938, in Johnstown, NY, Norman is the son of the late Arlene (Lampman) and Norman Clemons Sr., and attended Johnstown city schools. Norman enlisted ...

Regenia Lynn (Chamberlain) Baker

Regenia Lynn (Chamberlain) Baker, age 63, of Gloversville, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, with her loving family by her side. She was born on September 11, 1955, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Earl “Sonny” Chamberlain and Beverly ...

Don Franklin Wilder

Don Franklin Wilder, born July 18, 1954, to Francis and Patricia (Gray) Wilder of Fultonville, passed away unexpectedly in Arlington, Texas, on August 9, 2018. Don was a graduate of Fonda-Fultonville Central High School and SUNY Cobleskill. He worked for 37 years with the Hyatt Regency ...

Heinz C. Krauss Sr.

Heinz C. Krauss Sr., 84, of County Highway 106, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 1, 1934, in Luxembourg, a son of Fredrich and Maria Bergmeier Krauss and grew up in ...

Robert L. Sweet

Robert L. Sweet, 68, of Johnstown, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Wells Nursing Home. Born in Gloversville on June 30,1950, he was the son of the late Charles and Dorothy Sohl Sweet. He was the head custodian at the Johnstown High School for many years. Robert was an avid fisherman and ...

Frederick James Brickner

Frederick James Brickner, 71, of Galway, NY, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Born in Amsterdam NY, on March 8, 1948, he was the son of the late Edward Leo and Jean Rae (Howitt) Brickner. Frederick was a graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School, and went on to graduate from SUNY Potsdam ...

Joanne Riccitiello

Mrs. Joanne Riccitiello, 86, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away on March 5, 2019, with her family by her side. Born on July 18, 1932, in Allentown, PA, Joanne moved to Johnstown when she was 16 years old and graduated from Johnstown High School in 1950. Joanne worked as a dental assistant for over ...

Kathleen E. ‘Kathy’ Gargiulo

Kathleen E. “Kathy” Gargiulo, age 68, of Johnstown, lost her four-year battle with cancer on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Wells Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 7, 1950, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Edward Coadney and Evelyn Antis ...

Dorothy Charlotte Hallenbeck

Dorothy Charlotte Hallenbeck, 57, of Lenoir, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born February 3, 1962, in Gloversville, NY, to the late David Briggs and late Glory Joy “Curry” Young. In addition to her parents, she was ...

Joan Maxian Nicholas

Joan Maxian Nicholas passed away on March 5, 2019, in Columbia, SC, after a brief period of hospitalization following a fall. She has been living in South Carolina for the past 10 years with her daughter, Dondi Nicholas. Dondi and her two children were at Joan’s side at the time of her ...

Joan (Gianna) Rigatti Thackrah

Mrs. Joan (Gianna) Rigatti Thackrah, 75, of Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2019, at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville. Born in Riva Del Garda, Italy, September 7, 1943, Joan was the daughter of the late Ernesto and Josephine Rigatti. At the age of seven, Joan ...

Gwendolyn J. Klena

Gwendolyn J. Klena, age 89, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, March 08, 2019, at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, Gloversville, with her family at her side. She was born December 12, 1929, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Russell and Frances Wright Dunham. Mrs. Klena was a graduate ...

William ‘Bill’ M. Davis

William M. Davis “Bill” 74, died peacefully at home, after a long illness, on Thursday March 7th, 2019 just 3 days shy of his 75th birthday. He is survived by his beloved companion of 18 years, Mary Ann Cheney, two sisters, Darla Jowett (Jack), Robin Minichino (Robert) and one brother ...

Douglas Darling

Douglas Darling, 52, of Gloversville, NY, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2019, in Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, with family by his side. He was born June 9, 1966. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Brenda; daughter, Melinda Sue (Eric) Bush; stepson, Jacob (Steve) ...

Mary Ann (Svec) Lambert

Mary Ann (Svec) Lambert passed away on March 8, 2019 at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. Born July 5, 1932 in Schenectady, New York, Mary Ann was the daughter of the late Louis and Amelia (Foltin) Svec. Mary Ann graduated from Johnstown High School in 1950. In later years, ...

Louise DiGiacomo Mazzola

Louise DiGiacomo Mazzola, 90, of Rome, NY, formerly of Gloversville, NY, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019, at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, where she had been a patient for 10 days. Louise was born November 13, 1928, in Gloversville, NY, the fifth daughter of John (Alex) ...

E. Warren Childs

E. Warren Childs, age 91, formerly of Mayfield, died Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Fulton Center, Gloversville. He was born August 24, 1927, in Mayfield, the son of the late Edward and Mary Warner Childs. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked in various capacities in the ...

Donna Louise Smith

Donna Louise Smith, age 70, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Donna loved her grandchildren and family gatherings and enjoyed working in assisted living. She loved flowers, sewing, and especially her dog, ...