Obituaries

Edward ‘Ottawa’ Vertucci Sr.

Edward “Ottawa” Vertucci Sr. of Amsterdam, NY, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. He was 101 years young. Born in Gloversville on March 1, 1917, he was the son of Dominic Vertucci and Clarinda (Clara) Nikoli Vertucci. In 1946 Ed married his great love Angelina (Angie) and they shared ...

Dona Elizabeth Dise

Dona Elizabeth Dise, 88, of Caroga Lake, passed away Monday afternoon, May 14, 2018, at Wells Nursing Home. She was born June 28, 1929, in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of George R. and Elizabeth Bellinger Dise, both of Little Falls. Dona was a graduate of Hiram College and taught elementary school ...

Richard M. Kwak

Richard M. Kwak, 65, of Kingsboro Avenue, Gloversville died unexpectedly on Friday, May 25, 2018 at home. Born in Schenectady, NY on March 17, 1953 he was the son of the late Richard and Eva Kwak. A lifelong area resident, Richard grew up in Schenectady and was a graduate of Linton High ...

Joanne Catherine Crispin Fabozzi

Joanne Catherine Crispin Fabozzi, 80, of Union Street, Broadalbin, NY; passed away at home Thursday evening May 24, 2018. Born in Gloversville, NY, on March 11, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Catherine McGivern Crispin Sr. Joanne received her education in the ...

Ina Nicole Hayes

Ina Nicole Hayes, 24, passed away and went home to Jesus on May 21, 2018. She attended Shining Light Academy starting in kindergarten until she graduated Valedictorian in 2012. Ina was attending college in pursuit of her medical degree. She wanted to be a surgeon to save the lives of others. ...

Lois J. Edwards

Mrs. Lois J. Edwards, 85, of the town of Johnstown, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, following a brief illness. Born in Gloversville on March 4, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Flora Tiedeman. A lifelong area resident, she attended local schools. On August 14, ...

Ina Nicole Hayes

Ina Nicole Hayes, 24, passed away and went home to Jesus on May 21, 2018. She attended Shining Light Academy starting in kindergarten until she graduated Valedictorian in 2012. Ina was attending college in pursuit of her medical degree. She wanted to be a surgeon to save the lives of others. ...

Charles D. Kenyon

Charles D. Kenyon, 83, formerly of Broadalbin, died Wednesday morning, May 23, 2018, at River Ridge Living Center, Amsterdam. He was born in Broadalbin on November 21, 1934, a son of Dewey and Elsie Deming Kenyon and was a lifelong area resident. Charles was a 1952 graduate of Broadalbin High ...

Ruth T. Brownell

Ruth T. Brownell, age 82, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, Gloversville. She was born on February 6, 1936, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Brownell. Ruth was a graduate of local schools and worked for ...

Jeff ‘Opie’ Hurst

Jeff “Opie” Hurst, age 59, died unexpectedly in his home on May 20, 2018, in Edinburg, NY. Jeff is survived by his life companion, Susan Mannix of Edinburg, NY and her children whom he loved and treated as his own, Megan Auriemma of Mayfield, NY, Grace VanAlstyne of Gloversville, NY, and ...

Brian K. Hanaburgh

Brian K. Hanaburgh passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, May 23, 2018, after a lengthy illness. He was well-known in the community, reaching people in a special way. He was born August 16, 1949, in Rhinebeck NY to Joan Wiley and James “Howie” Hanaburgh. He was raised on a small ...

Frederick R. Almy

Frederick R. Almy, 83, of Mayfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on Monday, May 21, 2018. Born March 26, 1935, in Gloversville, New York, he was the son of the late Gordon and Mary Sullivan Almy Sr. He was one of 12 children. On April 9, 1960, Fred married ...

William F. Dambrosi

William F. Dambrosi, 70, of Gloversville passed away peacefully on May 17, 2018 at the Fulton Center. Bill was born on July 11, 1947 to Caroline Myers (Eugene Sullivan) and David Dambrosi. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his sisters, Jackie and Connie Sullivan and Patricia ...

Jerelyn A. Edwards

Jerelyn A. Edwards, age 83, a resident of Mayfield, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville following a long illness. She was born in Fergus Falls, MN on May 19, 1935, the daughter of the late Oscar and Violet Westby Sholberg. She was a homemaker and lifetime ...

John W. McDonough

John W. McDonough, 75, of Mayfield, NY, passed away on October 6, 2017, in Elk Grove, CA. John was born on September 17, 1942, in Washington, D.C. to Jean and Lydia McDonough. He graduated from Pennsville High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania Military College. John ...

David V. Young Sr.

David V. Young Sr. peacefully passed away at home Monday, May 21, 2018, at the age of 81 with his loving family and his two dogs by his side. He will be dearly missed by his son, Jeffrey Young (Brenda); his daughter, Robin Green (Mark); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a ...

James ‘Jimmy’ Bounds

Mr. James “Jimmy” Bounds passed away peacefully after a short illness on May 19, 2018. He was born in Troy, NY on June 8, 1957. He attended Troy High School. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and James Bounds; and is survived by his guardian and family friend, Joan Courture and ...

Richard J. Roberts

Richard J. Roberts, age 82, of Gloversville, peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 17. He was a lifelong resident of Gloversville. Richard was born August 21, 1935, in Amsterdam, NY, the son of Raymond Roberts and Mary Hayes. He was a graduate of Rochester School for the Deaf and was ...

Mollie A. Ralbovsky

Mollie A. Ralbovsky, died May 19, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 25, 1938 in Hope Falls, New York, the daughter of Charles Williams and Genevieve Travis Williams. Mollie was a graduate of Mayfield Central School. She worked as a secretary ...

David H. Polgreen

David H. Polgreen, 52, of Lowell, MA and formerly of Broadalbin, died unexpectedly on Saturday April 28, 2018 in Detroit, MI. A memorial service will be held on Friday May 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church on Golf Course Road, Amsterdam with Rev. Judy Humphrey-Fox, ...