Obituaries

Winifred Grace Shepard

Winifred Grace Shepard, age 81, of Perth, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, at her home. She was born February 11, 1938, in Gloversville, the daughter of the late Brace and Leona Eastman Shepard. She has been a part of the Lexington Family since the age of 25. Winnie loved animals, ...

Zane William Peterson Sr.

Mr. Zane William Peterson Sr., age 80, of Gloversville, passed away suddenly, Saturday, August 31, 2019, with his loving family at his side at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. He was born August 29, 1939, in Dunkirk, the son of the late William and Pearl Shellgren Peterson. He was a ...

Capt. Herbert L. Dudley

Capt. Herbert L. Dudley, 88, of Edinburg, NY, made his final flight west, to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, August 28. Herb passed peacefully at home after a very long illness. He was born January 27, 1931, in Schenectady, NY, the son of George William Dudley and Olive Mae Neverman. He ...

Robert T. Osborne Jr.

Robert T. Osborne Jr. of Johnstown, NY, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, from complications due to pneumonia. He was 80 years old. “Bob” was born January 9, 1939, and raised in Speculator, NY. He was the youngest child of Robert T. Osborne Sr. ...

Ret. Brigadier General Donald A. DeVito

Ret. Brigadier General Donald A. DeVito, 84, of Amsterdam, NY, died peacefully on Friday, August 30, 2019, surrounded by his family. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Anthony and Joan Santomauro DeVito. He grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from the former Manual Training High ...

Evelyn M. Casler

Evelyn M. Casler passed away at The Grand in Guilderland, NY, on August 26, 2019 at age 95. Born in Fort Plain, NY, daughter of Carlton and Lillian Coursen, she was a graduate of Fort Plain High School. She was married to Varnum N. Casler for over 70 years. As a “town girl”, she ...

James F. Servello

James F. Servello, 81, of West Fulton Street, Gloversville, passed away Thursday morning, August 29, 2019. He was born in Herkimer on July 23, 1938, a son of Nicholas and Agnes Farouche Servello and was a 1955 graduate of Herkimer High School. Jim lived in Herkimer before moving to ...

Evelyn M. Warner

Evelyn M. Warner, 96, of Union Street, Broadalbin, NY, passed away Thursday morning August 29, 2019, at St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, St. Johnsville, NY. Born in Mayfield, NY on February 3, 1923, she was the daughter of the late William and Maggie House Whitman. Evelyn ...

Rosario Licciardi

Rosario Licciardi (“Rosie,” “Sato”), age 98, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the River Ridge Living Center, Amsterdam, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 24, 1921, in Johnstown, a son of the late Salvatore and Carmela Mannino ...

Rosario Licciardi

Rosario Licciardi (“Rosie,” “Sato”), age 98, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the River Ridge Living Center, Amsterdam, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 24, 1921, in Johnstown, a son of the late Salvatore and Carmela Mannino ...

John ‘Tommy’ Hinkle Sr.

Mr. John “Tommy” Hinkle Sr., 79, of Mocksville, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 12, 1940, to Vernon and Lovina (Lawrence) Hinkle, he attended Fort Plain High School. After school, he took over the family dairy farm on ...

Florence Virginia ‘Ginny’ Ferri

Mrs. Florence Virginia “Ginny” Ferri, age 91, of Gloversville, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in the comfort of her home in Gloversville. She was born May 25, 1928, in Cobleskill, the daughter of the late Raymond and Lulu Duncan Fancher. She was the proud owner and operator of ...

Nicholas W. Lewis Sr.

Nicholas W. Lewis Sr. went to be with his eternal father in heaven on August 27, 2019. He was 71 years old. He was born April 11, 1948, in the Bronx, NY to John P. Lewis, later to become the son of Nancy Altisi. Nick was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served overseas in Korea. ...

David M. Draffen

With great sadness, we announce the loss of David M. Draffen, 47, of Northville, N.Y. David could not find peace here and left us on August 24. David was born on February 17, 1972, in Gloversville, N.Y., attending schools throughout Fulton County. David worked as a painter on his own and for ...

Helen J. Buanno

Helen J. Buanno, 70, of Opalka Road in Fort Johnson, passed away on August 23, 2019, at Wilkinson Residential Healthcare Facility after a long courageous battle with cancer. Helen was born on January 24, 1949, to the late William and Stella Opalka. She graduated salutatorian of her senior ...

David M. Draffen

With great sadness, we announce the loss of David M. Draffen, 47, of Northville, N.Y. David could not find peace here and left us on August 24. David was born on February 17, 1972, in Gloversville, N.Y., attending schools throughout Fulton County. David worked as a painter on his own and for ...

JoAnn Dingman

Mrs. JoAnn Dingman, 66, of Palatine Bridge, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. Born on August 28, 1952, she was the daughter of Jean C. Labonte and the late Joseph Labonte. A lifelong area resident, JoAnn attended local schools and was a ...

Mark ‘The Shark’ Stegel

Mark “The Shark” Stegel, age 63, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully, Friday, August 23, 2019 at the home of his daughter Marcia, after a long illness where he was surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Joseph and Jennie Panalone Stegel. He was born in Niskayuna, NY on ...

Mark ‘The Shark’ Stegel

Mark “The Shark” Stegel, age 63, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully, Friday August 23, 2019 at the home of his daughter Marcia, after a long illness where he was surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Joseph and Jennie Pantalone Stegel. He was born in Niskayuna, NY on ...

Joseph Raymond Roy Jr.

Joseph Raymond Roy Jr., 75, of Meredith passed away peacefully at his home on August 22nd, 2019. Joe was born in Gloversville, New York on January 16th, 1944 to the late Lucia May (D’Errico) Roy and Joseph Raymond Roy Sr. Joe grew up in the West End of Gloversville and graduated from ...