Obituaries

Richard Eric Hammond

Richard Eric Hammond, age 68, of Johnstown, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 18,1950, in Johnstown, the son of the late Rex and Dorothy Hammond. Richard was a 1967 graduate of Bishop Burke High School. He worked for a ...

Esther Shoup VanVranken

Esther Shoup VanVranken, formerly of Johnstown, NY, died on January 8, 2019, at Elderwood Nursing Home in Hornell, NY. Esther, the daughter of Ernest N. Shoup and Doris Scott Shoup, was born on April 7, 1922, in Fonda, NY. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Douglas VanVranken; ...

Elizabeth M. (Betty) Lamond

Elizabeth M. (Betty) Lamond, formerly of Lake Pleasant, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, after a long illness. She was born in Bethel, CT on February 4, 1934, the youngest child of Thomas Melody Sr. and Marguerite Emilia Melody. She graduated from Bethel High School in 1951. After ...

Carmelina (Carmelia) M. DiSpirito

Carmelina (Carmelia) M. DiSpirito, 88, died Sunday, December 16, 2018, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County, Middleburg, Florida. She was born on June 26, 1930, in Johnstown, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph DeBella and Mary Grasso. She was a communicant of the former Immaculate ...

Robert P. Johnson

Robert P. Johnson, age 75, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Albany Medical Center following a brief illness. He had recently resided with his son and family in Wells, NY. He was born December 6, 1943, in Gloversville, the son of the late Howard and Jane Galway ...

Frank J. Van Skiver

Frank J. Van Skiver, age 88, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2019, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home. He was a lifelong resident. Frank was born June 8, 1930, the son of Claude and Jennie Scafariello Van Skiver. He attended Gloversville schools. He was a ...

Lori Monge

Mrs. Lori Monge, of Kimball Street, Amsterdam, died peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, January 12, 2019, surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Amsterdam, NY on March 23, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Anna Russo ...

Paul A. Downing

Paul A. Downing, age 88, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Wesley’s Health Care Center in Saratoga, NY, with his loving family by his side. Paul was born March 18, 1930, to the late Sherley Downing and Elise (Dunn) Downing in Vermont (later moving to New York. Paul also has five ...

Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams, age 80, of Fonda, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2019, at the Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown after a brief illness. Born in Amsterdam, NY on March 24, 1938, the son of the late Alfred and Christine Wicenciuk. Matt was most proud of being a member of the Teamsters ...

Trevor Mark Snyder

Trevor Mark Snyder, 32, Pensacola, FL, originally of Johnstown, NY, passed away January 8, 2019. Born in Amsterdam, NY on Aug. 12, 1986, Trevor is the only son of Mark and Kathy (Minkler) Snyder and the baby brother to his overprotective, indulgent and tormenting sisters, Stacy “Stachu” ...

Joseph Gentile Jr.

Joseph Gentile Jr. passed away peacefully on January 12, 2019, at the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home with his loving family by his side. Born in Gloversville on February 18, 1935, he was the youngest child of the late Joseph and Jennie Russo Gentile. After high school, Joe attended Utica ...

Karen A. D’Amore

Karen A. D’Amore, 72, of Stevers Mill Road, Broadalbin, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, at St. Mary’s Healthcare, Amsterdam. She was born in Amsterdam on July 25, 1946 and was a 1964 graduate of Broadalbin Central School. Karen was a lifelong area resident. Ms. D’Amore was ...

Fred L. Stewart

Fred L. Stewart, 65, of Providence, NY, died Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, NY. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Park Cemetery, Scotia, New York. Arrangements are by the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place, ...

James (Jimmy) Mathias

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, the Lord in his infinite wisdom called home from labor to reward, My Daddy, James (Jimmy) Mathias. He was the eldest son of the late John and Rena Hall Mathias. He was predeceased by Brother Scott and Sister Cindy Mathias. He spent his final days resting ...

Sharon Patricia (O’Brien) Jackson

Sharon Patricia (O’Brien) Jackson, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on December 31, 2018, after a long, courageous battle with vasculitis. In her 72 years, she loved immensely and will be greatly missed. She was lucky enough to find the love of her life early on and share 53 ...

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson of Manhattan and Gloversville, New York, died at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan on December 31, 2018. She was born in Gloversville in 1940, the daughter of Richard and Neale Parkhurst. After graduating from the Emma Willard School and Mount Holyoke ...

Sally Ann Ropeter

Sally Ann Ropeter, age 76, of Bleecker, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany following a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 2, 1942, in Gloversville, the daughter of the late Albert Waffle and Lillian Ayers ...

Kelley Jean Kubas

Kelley Jean Kubas was granted her angel wings on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Kelley had deeply touched throughout her short, yet very memorable life. Kelley’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her ...

Paul A. Frye

Paul A. Frye, of Fox Hill Road in Edinburg, loving husband and father, went home with the Lord on Monday, January 7, 2018, at the age of 70. Paul was the son of Wesley Frye and Dorkis Muddle of Gloversville, New York. He worked most of his life as a carpenter, although he was skilled in many ...

James ‘Jim’ Edward Plumadore

Mr. James “Jim” Edward Plumadore, age 65, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully after a long illness January 7, 2019, at the Mountain Valley Hospice house, Gloversville. James was a lifelong resident of Gloversville. He was born August 10, 1953, in Lansing, Michigan, the son of the late ...