Obituaries

Agnes Z. Sahut

Agnes Z. Sahut, age 84, formerly of Johnstown, NY, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Agnes was born in Johnstown on November 11, 1934, a daughter of the late Augustine Zayicek and Terezia Burda Zayicek, the youngest of ten children. She was a graduate of ...

Walter W. Kowalczyk

Walter W. Kowalczyk, 88, of County Highway 107, Perth, passed suddenly on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital, after being stricken at home. He was born on the family farm in Perth on June 7, 1930, a son of Vincent and Antonia (Edna) Niemiec Kowalczyk and was educated locally at ...

Jeffrey M. Whitehouse

Jeffrey M. Whitehouse, age 58, of Gloversville, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was born April 1, 1961, in Gloversville, the son of Gary Whitehouse and Rosalind Bornt Whitehouse. He was a 1979 graduate of Gloversville High School. Jeff joined the United States Army where he ...

James ‘Mickey’ O’Rourke

James “Mickey” O’Rourke passed away at the age of 93. He was born in the Bronx on November 6, 1925, the son of James and Elizabeth Schneider O’Rourke. Mickey served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific. He worked as a control operator for the Long Island Lighting Company, ...

Rosemary Valero Musgrave

Rosemary Valero Musgrave, 73, of Galway, N.Y., passed away May 11, 2019. She was the devoted wife of Louis Musgrave of which they spent time enjoying each other’s company at the casinos and Saratoga race track as well as many times down the Cape where she enjoyed the ocean. She was ...

Jacqueline Swatt

A funeral Mass for Jacqueline Swatt will be held May 25, at 11 a.m. at Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine, Route 5, Fonda. Reception to follow at Union Hall, Johnstown.

Richard Clark Veghte

Richard Clark Veghte, 87, died peacefully of natural causes in his Clearwater, Florida home on May 9, 2019. He is survived by his two brothers, Jack (Barbara) and Bruce. Known as “Uncle Dick” to Jack’s four children, Melissa Jones (Michael), John (Susan), Richard (Leigh) and David ...

Jack ‘Boomer’ Allen

Jack “Boomer” Allen of Meco, passed away suddenly Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Nathan Littauer Hospital emergency room. He was born in Johnstown on May 7, 1932, the son of the late Frank Allen Sr. and Rose Hesek Allen. He was employed at Gillmore Oil Co. until serving in the U.S. Army ...

Patricia Komorny

Patricia Komorny of Middle Grove, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday May 12, at Albany Medical Center. She was 71 years old. Born on October 5, 1947, in Gloversville, NY, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale Lauritano and Immaculata “Jennie” ...

Beverly Ann Buyce Williams

Beverly Ann Buyce Williams passed away on Monday, May 14, 2019, after a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Wells, NY on August 14, 1934, she was the daughter of Orra and Mary (Hosley) Buyce. On March 31, 1956, she was married to Donald Ross Williams of Northville and they enjoyed ...

Mary Louise ‘MaryLou’ Rubino

Mary Louise “MaryLou” Rubino, age 84, passed away early Sunday morning on May 12, 2019, in her beloved home in Johnstown, New York. MaryLou was born on August 8, 1934, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and was raised in South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts. She is the youngest daughter of the late ...

R. Seymour Hayes

R. Seymour Hayes, 87, was called by the Lord on Monday, May 13, 2019, at home. He was diagnosed with ALS in January 2016. Seymour was born in Fultonville, New York on January 26, 1932, to Clifford D. and Elsie Vrooman Hayes and raised by stepmother, Lena Putman Hayes. Seymour attended ...

Timothy D. Byrns

Timothy D. Byrns, age 55, passed away unexpectedly at home in Clifton Park. He was born on August 7, 1963, in Johnstown, a son of the late Daniel Byrns and Diane M. Grenier Byrns. Tim was a graduate of Johnstown High School and graduated from the University of Rochester and continued his ...

Diane M. Byrns

Diane M. Byrns, age 76, of Johnstown, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Diane is survived by two children, Todd Byrns (Trisha) of Gloversville and Kathy True (Matt) of Fairfield, CT; grandchildren, Sydney Byrns of Clifton Park, Zachary and Aubrey Byrns of Gloversville and Ashlyn and ...

Harold J. Tubbs

Harold J. Tubbs, age 72, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2019, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. Harold was born in Gloversville, NY on June 2, 1946, the son of the late James and Mary Louise Damphear Tubbs. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, ...

John F. Rygelski

John F. Rygelski, 79, of Perth, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville. Born January 30, 1940, in Amsterdam, NY, John was the son of the late Victor J. and Mary E. Briskie Rygelski. He attended Perth Central School and graduated from St. ...

Leslie J. Seligman

Leslie J. Seligman, age 50, of Mayfield, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. She was born on May 19, 1968, in Gloversville, the daughter of James and Vivian Gray VanDerwerker. Leslie graduated from Mayfield High School, then went on ...

John S. Kucel Sr.

John S. Kucel Sr., age 85, of Gloversville, passed away Friday morning, May 10, 2019, at his home after a brief illness. He was born May 29, 1933, in Gloversville, the son of the late Joseph Kucel and Frances Checovetes Kucel. He faithfully served in the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1955. He ...

John M. Brooks

John M. Brooks, 62, passed away following a long illness on May 3, 2019, at his home in Rexford, with his loving wife and mother by his side. The son of Milton and Eleanor (Bleyl) Brooks of Bleecker, John was born in Gloversville on April 27, 1957. He graduated from Gloversville High School, ...

Gary W. Bogdan

Gary W. Bogdan, 55, of Hadley Hill Road, Hadley, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Born on November 7, 1963 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Edward A. Bogdan and the late Julia (Roberts) Bogdan. He was a graduate of Broadalbin Central School. On September 12, 1987 he married Patti Duell ...