Obituaries

James F. Canfield

James F. Canfield, 82, of County Highway 107, Fort Johnson, died Sunday afternoon, December 10, 2017, at Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville with his loving family by his side. He was born in Northville to Vernon and Martha Atherton Canfield and was a 1953 graduate of Northville High ...

R. Frances VanBuren Franko

R. Frances VanBuren Franko, age 99, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Wells Nursing Home with her loving family by her side. She was born June 20, 1918, in Gloversville (C4C), the daughter of the late Otho and Julia Perine Conover. Frances was a graduate of ...

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Marie L. Pratt

Mrs. Marie L. Pratt, 95, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Heritage Village Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility, Gerry, NY. She was born April 22, 1922, in Elton, NY, the daughter of Benjamin and Blanche (Barney) Leonard. Marie worked in the administrative field for a ...

Joan Z. Kessler

Joan Z. Kessler, age 91 yrs., of Gloversville, passed away December, 9 2017, at the Fulton Center with her loving family by her side. She was born in Troy, NY on February 28, 1926, and is the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Dupre) Harrat. Joan is survived by three daughters, Judith ...

Joseph W. Bezio

Joseph W. Bezio, 58, formerly of Broadalbin, died Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Florida. He was born in Amsterdam on May 28, 1959, a son of Walter and Carol Sharp Bezio and was a 1979 graduate of Broadalbin High School. Joe lived in Dover, Florida for more than 25 years. He was employed at ...

Paul Thompson

Paul W. Thompson

Paul W. Thompson, age 68, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017, at Albany Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born on February 24, 1949, in Gloversville, a son of the late George and Frances Russelle Thompson. Paul was a Class of 1967 graduate of ...

Molly Wagner

Maire ‘Molly’ Kearney Wagner

Maire (pronounced Moy-rah) “Molly” Kearney Wagner, RN of Southern Pines, NC, died on December 5th at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst, NC. Before she lost her battle with cancer, Molly lived with no regrets and packed a lifetime of love and adventure into her 53 trips around the sun. Born ...

Sally VanAlstyne

Sally Beninati VanAlstyne

Sally Beninati VanAlstyne, 69, of Fultonville, New York, passed peacefully December 7, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, with her devoted family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Sally was born on September 22, 1948, in Ballston Spa, New York, the daughter of Jessie Edwards ...

Jeanne M. Allan

Jeanne M. Allan

Mrs. Jeanne M. Allan, 84, of East State Street Extension, Gloversville died peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Born in Gloversville, NY she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Orvetta Ettlemyer. A lifelong area resident, Jeanne attended local schools. She was employed as a bank ...

Harris R. Stearns

Harris R. Stearns, age 87, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 13, 1930 in Rockwood, a son of the late Louis Anthony and Olive Deming Stearns. Mr. Stearns was a 1947 graduate of Johnstown High School ...

Maire “Molly” Kearney Wagner

Maire “Molly” Kearney Wagner

Maire (pronounced Moy-rah) “Molly” Kearney Wagner, RN of Southern Pines, NC, died on December 5th at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst, NC. Before she lost her battle with cancer, Molly lived with no regrets and packed a lifetime of love and adventure into her 53 trips around the sun. Born ...

WIlliam Sohl

William ‘Bill’ G. Sohl

Mr. William “Bill” G. Sohl, age 82, of Gloversville, died peacefully Tuesday morning, December 5, 2017, in his home, surrounded by loved ones. Bill was born on October 4, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of William and Grace Sohl. He attended St. Michael’s School in Brooklyn before he and ...

Dennis Elmore

Dennis Elmore passed away Dec. 3, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Kristine; stepson, John; sister, Patty of Mesa, Arizona; a brother, Douglas of Syracuse, N.Y. He was predeceased by his mother, Leona Slater and father, Clarence. He was a Canajoharie High School graduate and ...

Raymond Farhart

Raymond Farhart

Raymond Farhart, age 81, a former Gloversville resident, died Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Stockton, California, where he had resided for many years. He was born June 2, 1936, in Gloversville, the son of Joseph and Eveline Khabbaz Farhart. He was a 1955 graduate of Gloversville High School, ...

Raymond Farhart

Raymond Farhart

Raymond Farhart, age 81, a former Gloversville resident, died Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Stockton, California, where he had resided for many years. He was born June 2, 1936, in Gloversville, the son of Joseph and Eveline Khabbaz Farhart. He was a graduate of Gloversville High School where ...

Nicholas J. Maphia Sr.

Nicholas J. Maphia Sr.

Nicholas J. Maphia Sr., 38, of Midline Road, Amsterdam, died at home on Tuesday, December 4, 2017. He was born in Amsterdam on July 13, 1979, a son of Frank and Carol Czelusniak Maphia and was a 1997 graduate of Ballston Spa High School. Nick later attended SUNY at Canton where he played ...

John V. Pianelli

John V. Pianelli

John V. Pianelli passed away December 3, 2017, following a sudden and unexpected stroke. The first-born son of Jim and Eva Pianelli, he was named in honor of his grandfather whom he adored. John grew up on Third Avenue in Gloversville during a time of great promise and opportunity. He was ...

Michael A. DeLuke

Michael A. DeLuke

Michael A. DeLuke, 29, of Magnolia, TX, formerly of Gloversville, N.Y., has passed away tragically on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born on April 24, 1988, he was the son of Lynn M. Posson and Robert J. DeLuke Jr. A graduate of Gloversville High School class of 2006, Michael went on to attend ...

Dr. David V. Clough

David V. Clough

Dr. David V. Clough died peacefully on December 2, surrounded by his loving family. David Clough was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1931 to Wilson and Laura (Bowman) Clough. He grew up in Wyoming and enjoyed the wide-open spaces. He completed an undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University ...

Richard Bernard Liddle

Richard Bernard Liddle

Richard Bernard Liddle, 85, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his home in DeWitt, New York. Richard was born June 29, 1932, to Clarence and Margaret (Conlan) Liddle in Johnstown, New York, the youngest of three children. As a graduate of Syracuse University, Richard worked for Key Bank ...