Obituaries

Shirley Bouck

Shirley Z. Bouck

Mrs. Shirley Z. Bouck, 76, of State Highway 80, Fort Plain, New York passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Albany Medical Center Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on September 6, 1941, she was the daughter of Lester E. Zoller and Evelyn O. Snyder Zoller. She was a graduate of ...

Richard E. ‘Smitty’ Smith

Richard E. “Smitty” Smith, age 78, of Mayfield, died Thursday morning, October 19, 2017, at his home. He was born October 24, 1938, in Saugerties, the son of Everett and Hilda Jarman Smith. He was employed as a salesman by Arnoff Moving and Storage of Poughkeepsie. Smitty and his wife, ...

Marion Smith

Marion F. Merrill Smith

Marion F. Merrill Smith, age 92, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, Amsterdam surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 8, 1925, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Myron James and Florence Frederick ...

Samuel Pettit

Samuel Richard Pettit Sr.

Samuel Richard Pettit Sr., age 57, of Gloversville, died Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, following a long illness. He was born December 8, 1959, in Amsterdam, the son of William and Hope Hayes Pettit. He was employed for about ten years Elton Leather ...

Ken Van Wie

Kenneth John Van Wie

Kenneth John Van Wie, 82, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017, following a day spent with his family watching his favorite football team, The New England Patriots, win yet another game. Ken was born on September 27, 1935, in Amsterdam, NY to Martha Arndt and Alfred Van Wie. He graduated from ...

Edward LaPorte

Edward P. LaPorte

Edward P. LaPorte age 34 years, passed away October 17, 2017, from injuries from a motorcycle accident. He was born March 17, 1983, and is the son of Janet L. (Hamm) LaPorte and the late Edward M. LaPorte. Besides his mother, he is survived by a sister, Melissa M. Weller of Gloversville; and ...

Susan J. Race

Susan J. Race, 60, of St. Johnsville, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2017, at home with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 15, 1957, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Richard K. and Barbara L. ( Hoffert) Snell and ...

Eleanor A. Richards

Eleanor A. Richards

Eleanor A. Richards, 84, of County Highway 107, Amsterdam, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at St. Mary’s Healthcare. She was born in Broadalbin on June 7, 1933, a daughter of Bert and Lucy Brown Close and attended local schools. Eleanor was a lifelong area ...

Alfred W. Morse

Alfred W. Morse, age 79, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville with his family by his side. Mr. Morse was born in Johnstown on April 12, 1938, a son of the late Alfred David and Louise Cady Morse. Alfred honorably served ...

Edward David Vincent

Edward David Vincent

Edward David Vincent, 94, of Johnstown, NY, has gone to his eternal rest on Monday, October 9, 2017. Born on March 7, 1923, in Amsterdam, NY, he was the son of the late Polly Jane Fitzgerald and David Anthony Vincent. Edward was a graduate of Fonda High School, class of 1941. He married the ...

Edith M. Richards

Edith M. Richards, 91, formerly of West Galway, died Thursday evening October 12, 2017 in Virginia Beach, VA. She was born in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. on June 3, 1926 a daughter of Arthur and Mary Harvey Larkin and spent much of her youth in Westerly, RI. Edith was a Civil Phone Operator in ...

David R. Morrison

David R. Morrison

David R. Morrison, age 82, of Mayfield, died Friday morning, October 13, 2017, at Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Gloversville. He was born May 7, 1935, in the town of Northampton, the son of Roscoe and Lillias Hunter Morrison. He served in the U.S. Army and was later ...

David Morrison

David R. Morrison

David R. Morrison, age 82, of Mayfield, died Friday morning, October 13, 2017, at Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Gloversville. He was born May 7, 1935, in the town of Northampton, the son of Roscoe and Lillias Hunter Morrison. He served in the U.S. Army and was later ...

James D. Cheney

James D. Cheney, 55, of Cape Coral, Florida, passed away on October 5, 2017. Jim was born in Gloversville, New York. He moved with his family to North Fort Myers, Florida, in 1974 before settling in Cape Coral. Jim worked in magazine distribution for many years. Jim loved sports, especially his ...

Ronald A. Butez

Ronald A. Butez

Ronald A. Butez, age 79, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, with his loving family by his side. He was born October 6, 1938, in Johnstown, the son of the late Nicholas and Edith VanEvera Butez. Mr. Butez honorably served his country ...

Francisco J. “Frank” Silveira

Francisco J. “Frank” Silveira

Francisco J. “Frank” Silveira, age 52, of Gloversville, died Friday, October 6, 2017, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. He was born July 13, 1965, in Pico, Portugal, the son of Jose and Maria Silva Silveira. He came with his family to this country at the age 12, settling in ...

Mark D. King

Mark D. King

Mark D. King, age 61, a resident of Broadalbin, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady with his loving family by his side. He was born on July 2, 1956, in Gloversville, NY, the son of the late Virgil and Kathleen Steele King. He was a graduate of Gloversville High School ...

Wayne Tornatore

Wayne Alan Tornatore

Wayne Alan Tornatore, 41, formerly of Cocoa, Florida, died unexpectedly in his Gloversville home on October 7, 2017, on what would have been his late father’s 63rd birthday. Survived by his mother, Diana (Dale) Klock of Gloversville; sisters, Diamanta Tornatore (Bert Wilkins) of Washington, ...

Rosemary Buggeln

Rosemary Ringle Buggeln

Rosemary Ringle Buggeln, 91, of Greenville, SC, formerly of Johnstown, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Rosemary was born in Gloversville, N.Y. on July 28, 1926, to Martha Dowling Ringle and William McKinley Ringle. She graduated from GHS in 1943 and then from the College of ...

Donald Garber

Donald M. ‘Jake’ Garber

Donald M. “Jake” Garber, age 69, of Gloversville, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Gloversville. He was born July 10, 1948, in Gloversville, the son of Martin and Blanche King Garber. He retired from the NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance in ...