Obituaries

Larry R. Benton

Larry R. Benton, 68, of Belleview, Florida, passed away September 4, 2016, at Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. He was the husband of JoAnn Benton for 32 years.Larry was born in Gloversville, New York, raised in Northville, New York, a son of the late Raymond and Mary ...

Joseph F. Jurusik

Joseph F. Jurusik, 89, of Gloversville, NY, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016, at Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville, NY. Born in Amsterdam, NY on January 29, 1927, he was the son of Jan and Marja Krzysko Jurusik. Mr. Jurusik attended local schools and was a lifelong area resident. He ...

Karl Joseph Politsch

Karl Joseph Politsch, a native of Florida, formerly of Gloversville, passed away suddenly at his home in Starke, Fla. on Sept. 2, 2016. Karl was born on May 27, 1961, to mother, Elizabeth (Bump) Politsch and father, John Politsch Sr., both of whom predeceased him.He is survived by his two ...

Larry D. Chapin

Larry D. Chapin, age 67, a resident of Northville, died on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at home unexpectedly. He was born in Waterbury, CT, on January 27, 1949. The son of Alfred P. Jr. and Dorothy Dickinson Chapin, Larry was a high school graduate and retired as a truck driver for Stephen ...

Sherwood A.H. Smith

Sherwood A.H. Smith, 94, formerly of Johnstown, died Thursday, September 1, 2016, at his home in West Melbourne, Fla. with his wife and first-born daughter close-at-hand. Per Sherwood and Betty's wishes, Sherwood's cremains will await his wife. Once they are together again, the family will take ...

Patricia A. Hillabrandt

Patricia A. Hillabrandt, 87, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, N.Y.Patricia was born on January 25, 1929, in Johnstown, N.Y. to the late Archibald and Gladys Race McClelland. She was married to the late Samuel Hillabrandt Jr., who passed away in 1975. ...

Robert H. Marshall

Robert H. Marshall, 56, of Gloversville, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, N.Y. He was born on September 16, 1959, to Robert (Saxy) and Esther Williams Marshall in Gloversville, N.Y. Robert was married to Jo-An Muscato Marshall, who survives him.Robert ...

Frank Steve Deredita

Frank Steve Deredita, 68, of Mayfield, passed away unexpectedly at home on September 5, 2016.Born in Brooklyn, NY on January 24, 1948, he is the son of the late Carmine and Mary Rose Severino Deredito.Frank worked for several years in the kitchen at a Long Island school. He enjoyed being ...

Leonard W. Lohne

Leonard W. Lohne, 92, of Coburg Village, Rexford, went home to be with his Lord on September 6, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.Born in New Haven, CT on March 21, 1924, he was the son of the late Martin S. and Helen Hansen Lohne. Len grew up in New Haven and graduated from Hillhouse High ...

Robert H. Marshall

Robert H. Marshall, 56, of Gloversville, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, NY. He was born on September 16, 1959, to Robert (Saxy) and Esther Williams Marshall in Gloversville, NY. Robert was married to Jo-An Muscato Marshall, who survives him.Robert ...

Joseph A. Leo-Pappas

Joseph A. Leo-Pappas, age 80, of Caroga Lake, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Little Falls Hospital. He was born on December 7, 1935, in Manhattan, a son of the late Lucas Torres and Lucille Wagner Torres. He grew up in Brooklyn and was a lifelong Dodgers fan, even after the team ...

Robert R. Brown

Mr. Robert R. Brown, age 79, of Caroga Lake, died Saturday, September 3, 2016, at Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, Amsterdam, NY.He was born September 2, 1937, in the town of Bleecker, the son of Lewis and Almeda Winnie Brown. A 1955 graduate of Gloversville High School, he was ...

Ella May Cosselman

Ella May Cosselman, 94, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at River Ridge Living Center.Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, ...

Edward A. Cronin

Edward A. Cronin, age 59, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2, 2016, at his home with his loving family by his side.He was born on June 5, 1957, in Gloversville, the son of the late Robert S. and Audrey J. Yorks Cronin.Ed worked for several years as a leather toggler for ...

David F. Perna

David F. Perna, 75, of Canajoharie, New York, passed away September 4, 2016, at Bassett Health Care Center in Cooperstown, NY following a brief illness.He was born on August 30, 1941, in Gloversville, New York, a son of the late Louis and Mary Helen Perrella Perna. He was raised in Gloversville ...

Alfred F. Alfini Jr.

Alfred F. Alfini Jr., 72, of Gloversville, NY, has gone to his eternal rest on Friday, September 2, 2016.Born on September 9, 1943, in Johnstown NY, he was the son of the late Christina Viscosi and Alfredo Alfini. Alfred attended Johnstown High School before marrying the love of his life, ...

Thomas M. Eagan

Thomas M. Eagan, age 98, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at Wells House Nursing Home, Johnstown with his loving family by his side.He was born on November 9, 1917, in Johnstown, a son of the late Thomas F. and Mary Lachmayer Eagan.Thomas was of the Catholic faith and a ...

Louise C. Heintze-Rector

Louise C. Heintze-Rector died April 8, 2014, in the Viera Hospital, Florida. A native of Lake George, N.Y., she came to the Barefoot Bay area in 2004 from the Niskayuna and Johnstown, N.Y. area.She was predeceased by her husband, Leon H. Heintze in 1995.Lu was involved in many activities in the ...

Melvin W. Rector

Melvin W. Rector went home to be with the Lord on May 6, 2016. He was born on a farm in the town of Florida, Montgomery County, N.Y. on January 26, 1922. At the age of six months, his parents moved to Johnstown, N.Y., where he later began attending schools and finally graduating from Johnstown ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Rue Pickering

Elizabeth "Betty" Rue Pickering, 91, formerly of Second Avenue, Broadalbin, died Saturday morning, September 3, 2016, at the home of her son in Pensacola, FL, with her loving family at her side.She was born in Ballston Spa, NY, on June 30, 1925, a daughter of Harold and Jennie Moore Rue, and ...