Obituaries

Roberta A. Chamberlain

Roberta A. Chamberlain, age 73, a former resident of Wells, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at the St. Johnsville Nursing Home. She was born in Wells, NY on May 19, 1943, the daughter of the late John and Bertha Morehouse Wells. Roberta was employed by the Hussmann Corporation in ...

Janet B. Orr

Janet B. Orr, 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at the Warren Center, Queensbury, NY. Born May 24, 1931, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Richard A. and Katherine (Riley) Brumagim. She was a graduate of Wells Central School and Eastman Dental Hygienist ...

Hazel V. Prall

Hazel V. Prall, age 83, of Ephratah, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady with her loving family by her side. She was born on February 7, 1933 in the Town of Palatine, a daughter of the late Jacob and Vera Crider Heroth. Hazel was employed for many ...

Elizabeth Y. ‘Bunny’ Hanna

Elizabeth Y. “Bunny” Hanna, age 75, a resident of Northville, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. She was born in Gloversville, N.Y. on August 18, 1941, the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Thompson Laprairie. Bunny worked as a secretary ...

Peter Leonardi

“Peter Leonardi, Founder and president of HALO Sports, BANGERZ® and REC SPECS® passed away Saturday evening, surrounded by love in the comfort of his home as he wished. Peter was an extraordinary man, loved by many, and will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. A celebration of Peter’s ...

James G. Lewis

James G. Lewis, age 71, a resident of Wells, N.Y., died Thursday, November 10, 2016, at home after being stricken. He was born on October 1, 1945, in Saratoga, N.Y., the son of the late Ruth Pratt Howe. He was a United States Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was employed by ...

Virginia ‘Jinny’ Briggs Easterly

Virginia “Jinny” Briggs Easterly, 90, of Johnstown, N.Y., passed away on November 7, 2016, at the Mountain Valley Hospice following a short illness. She was born May 26, 1926, in Gloversville, N.Y., the daughter of Thomas R. Briggs and Dorothy Hutchens Briggs. She was predeceased by ...

Arthur James Fagant

Arthur James Fagant, 85, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at his home. Born May 8, 1931, in the town of Mohawk, he was the son of the late Ralph W. and Gertrude Jane Fagant. Arthur was a fan of any John Deere tractor model and Dodge trucks. He ...

John Richard Olendorf

John Richard Olendorf, age 78, of Johnstown, entered into his eternal rest at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, while being held in the arms of his wife. John was born on October 25, 1938, in Buffalo, NY, the youngest child of Charles Wendel and Helen Dearstyne ...

Teresa C. Ruggeri

Mrs. Teresa C. Ruggeri, 92, of Fort Johnson, NY, formerly a longtime resident of Johnstown, NY, has gone to her eternal rest on November 7, 2016, with her loving family at her side. Born on April 23, 1924, in Amsterdam, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Angelina Cermella Turo. ...

Nancy M. Autilio

Nancy M. Autilio, age 90, of Gloversville, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady. She was born May 1, 1926, in Elmhurst, Queens, the daughter of James and Nancy Patrone Autilio. A 1944 graduate of Gloversville High School, she was later employed as a bookkeeper by ...

Paul J. Nicholas

Mr. Paul J. Nicholas, 72, of Ridge Road, Broadalbin, died peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Schenectady, New York on July 23, 1944, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Theresa Racko Nicholas. A lifelong area resident, ...

Anna MacGowan

Anna MacGowan, 90, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at the Wells Nursing Home. Born October 30, 1926, in Springfield, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Mary Gentile Cristiano. A graveside service for Anna will be held on Thursday, November ...

Shirley M. Snyder

Mrs. Shirley M. Snyder, age 80, lifelong Gloversville resident, died Monday, November 7, 2016, at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, where she had resided the past two years. She had previously lived at PineView Commons in Johnstown for 11 years. She was born January 29, 1936, in ...

Mary Ellen Stuart Tallon

Mary Ellen Stuart Tallon, age 83, a former resident of Gloversville, died Sunday, November 6, 2016, at the Ellis Residential and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady. She was born on October 26, 1933, in Wells, NY, the daughter of the late John L. and Elizabeth Lashway Stuart. Mary attended ...

Jacqueline L. ‘Jackie’ Rowback

Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Rowback, age 52, of Gloversville, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. She was born on September 6, 1964, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late William C. and Leona B. Trumbley Hillman. Jackie was a class of 1982 ...

Helen J. Christman

Helen J. Christman, age 89, of Ephratah, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, Gloversville. She was born on October 1, 1927, in Rockwood, a daughter of the late Roy and Bertha Hayner Mowrey. Helen was a high school graduate and worked for ...

Joyce A. Drozinski

Joyce A. Drozinski, 75, of State Highway 30, Amsterdam, died at home Sunday morning, November 6, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Trenton, NJ on August 24, 1941, a daughter of Harold and Mabel Thomas Peterson and was a 1959 graduate of Trenton High School.  Joyce was a ...

Jack B. Green

Jack B. Green fell asleep in death on October 12, 2016, at Mountain Valley Hospice following a long illness. He was 58 years old. Jack was born in Gloversville, New York, the son of Betty Green and the late Jack A. Green. Jack received his diploma from Johnstown schools and worked as a ...

Edna O. Miller

Edna O. Miller, age 98, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. She was born in Johnstown, on October 13, 1918, a daughter of Edward and Frances Phillips Antis. She was employed at the former Swears Glove Shop and was co-owner of ...