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Obituaries

Bill Higgins

When you surround yourself with successful people, you succeed. —Bill Higgins 1993 We can talk about the accolades and we can talk about the honors, of which there were many... But, at the end of the day, short of hanging them on the wall in his “Hall of Fame,” Bill Higgins ultimately ...

Kenneth A. Ward Jr.

Kenneth (a.k.a. Pete or Kenny) A. Ward Jr., age 54, of Gloversville, died Monday, February 17, 2020, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. He was born December 18, 1965, in Gloversville, the son of the late Kenneth and Wilma May Ward. He had worked at Taylor Made Systems in the past, ...

Irene Bertha Blackwood Becker

Irene Bertha Blackwood Becker, 93, of Johnstown, and formerly of Fultonville, was reunited in death with her loved ones on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. She was born in the town of Florida on July 26, 1926, a daughter of Sherman and Lucy Anderson Blackwood and was a 1944 graduate of Wilbur H. ...

Thomas E. Sise

Thomas E. Sise, 65, of Mocksville, NC, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2020, at home with his wife at his side. Tom was born in Amsterdam, NY on August 26, 1954. He graduated from Bishop Scully High School and Siena College where he earned his B.S. degree in biology. During his college ...

Brian Raymond Belknap

Brian Raymond Belknap, 44, passed unexpectedly while doing what he loved, fishing and being outdoors. He will be dearly missed by his entire family and network of great friends. Brian was born June 18, 1975, in Gloversville NY, to Brian M. Belknap and Mary L. Clemons. He went on to graduate ...

Noreen M. Muscato

Noreen M. Muscato passed away peacefully on February 16, 2020, at Fulton Center for Rehabilitation at the age of 77. She was born in Gloversville on September 9, 1942, to the late Carlton and Beverly Staley. She graduated from the Gloversville High School, class of 1960. She married John ...

Betty Lou Christman Nelson

Mrs. Betty Lou Christman Nelson, age 89, recently of the Palatine Nursing Home, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on February 6, 2020. She was the daughter of JW and Edna Christman, born on May 1, 1930. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Stone Arabia. She ...

Doris M. Smith

Doris M. Smith, 82, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center with her family by her side. She was born in Poughkeepsie on March 19, 1937, a daughter of the late Emerson and Marion Fisher Miles. Doris worked for many ...

Beatrice I. [Quinn] Simek

Beatrice I. (Quinn) Simek, age 97, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Gloversville. She was born in Gloversville on May 18, 1922, the daughter of the late Louis William Quinn and Margaret May Elliot ...

Leon H. Foss Sr.

Leon H. Foss Sr., 77, of State Highway 29, Broadalbin, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at home. He was born in Amsterdam on May 22, 1942, a son of Homer and Blanche Lathrop Foss and was educated in Broadalbin. Leon was a lifelong resident of Broadalbin. Mr. Foss was employed with ...

Judith “Judy” Lynn Samson

Mrs. Judith “Judy” Lynn Samson, age 72, previously of Johnstown, passed away February 10, 2020, after a long health battle. She was born April 20, 1947, in Albany, the daughter of the late Herman and Susan Sala Peterson. She was employed for many years as a Graphic Designer by Noteworthy ...

Sue White

Sue White, born March 29, 1949, daughter of the late Alvan and Nancy White, passed at her home in Gloversville, NY February 3, 2020. Sue was a graduate of Gloversville, High School and Bauder Fashion College. Sue is survived by her brother, Don White; and his two sons. Sue was an employee at ...

Zackary Daniel Brownell

Zackary Daniel Brownell, 40, of Amsterdam, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020, following a long illness at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Born in Amsterdam on February 18, 1979. He was a 1997 graduate of Fonda-Fultonville High School. He is survived by a daughter, Emma Brownell of ...

Marjorie V. Frasier

Mrs. Marjorie V. Frasier, 91, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at home with her loving sons by her side. A private service for her family was held at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. Friends and relatives are invited to pay their respects ...

Joseph Yacano

Joseph Yacano, 79, born June 6, 1940, in Norwich, New York, passed away on February 9, 2020, at home. He was the son of the late Cony Yacano and Nancy (Spinella) Yacano. On June 4, 1966, he married his wife of 53 years, RoseEllen (Smith) Yacano, who he is survived by. Also surviving is his ...

Arthur O. Hellander

Arthur O. Hellander, 93, died February 7, 2020. Mr. Hellander was born February 10, 1926, in Fargo, North Dakota and graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo. He enlisted in the Navy in January 1944, and served in the South Pacific. He was discharged in February 1946. He joined ...

Kathryn Lois Schick Munson

Kathryn Lois Schick Munson, 87, of St. Johnsville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 8, 2020. She was born in Kingston, NY on January, 4, 1933, the daughter of the late Frank and Ella Mae Freer Schick. Lois worked as a secretary for the Transportation Department at Johnstown ...

Anthony F. Christman

Mr. Anthony F. Christman, age 89, of Gloversville, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Nathan Littauer Hospital to be with his love, Alma J. Cannizzo Christman and his fur friends. He was born June 3, 1930, in Ephratah, the son of the late Anthony and Beatrice Cromer Christman. He ...

Charles G. Funk Jr.

Mr. Charles G. Funk Jr. of Gloversville, a loving husband and father of four, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at the age of 78. Charlie was born on October 8, 1941, to the late Loretta Funk and Charles Funk Sr. of Queens. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy proudly ...

Zaccaria R. Crankshaw

Zaccaria R. Crankshaw, age 24, of Broadalbin, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. He was born on June 15, 1995, in Gloversville, a son of Richard Crankshaw and Janene Bouck. Zaccaria was a class of 2013 graduate of Broadalbin-Perth High School where most of the students knew him as ...