Obituaries

Sally VanAlstyne

Sally Beninati VanAlstyne

Sally Beninati VanAlstyne, 69, of Fultonville, New York, passed peacefully December 7, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, with her devoted family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Sally was born on September 22, 1948, in Ballston Spa, New York, the daughter of Jessie Edwards ...

Jeanne M. Allan

Jeanne M. Allan

Mrs. Jeanne M. Allan, 84, of East State Street Extension, Gloversville died peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Born in Gloversville, NY she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Orvetta Ettlemyer. A lifelong area resident, Jeanne attended local schools. She was employed as a bank ...

Harris R. Stearns

Harris R. Stearns, age 87, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 13, 1930 in Rockwood, a son of the late Louis Anthony and Olive Deming Stearns. Mr. Stearns was a 1947 graduate of Johnstown High School ...

Maire “Molly” Kearney Wagner

Maire “Molly” Kearney Wagner

Maire (pronounced Moy-rah) “Molly” Kearney Wagner, RN of Southern Pines, NC, died on December 5th at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst, NC. Before she lost her battle with cancer, Molly lived with no regrets and packed a lifetime of love and adventure into her 53 trips around the sun. Born ...

WIlliam Sohl

William ‘Bill’ G. Sohl

Mr. William “Bill” G. Sohl, age 82, of Gloversville, died peacefully Tuesday morning, December 5, 2017, in his home, surrounded by loved ones. Bill was born on October 4, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of William and Grace Sohl. He attended St. Michael’s School in Brooklyn before he and ...

Dennis Elmore

Dennis Elmore passed away Dec. 3, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Kristine; stepson, John; sister, Patty of Mesa, Arizona; a brother, Douglas of Syracuse, N.Y. He was predeceased by his mother, Leona Slater and father, Clarence. He was a Canajoharie High School graduate and ...

Raymond Farhart

Raymond Farhart

Raymond Farhart, age 81, a former Gloversville resident, died Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Stockton, California, where he had resided for many years. He was born June 2, 1936, in Gloversville, the son of Joseph and Eveline Khabbaz Farhart. He was a 1955 graduate of Gloversville High School, ...

Raymond Farhart

Raymond Farhart

Raymond Farhart, age 81, a former Gloversville resident, died Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Stockton, California, where he had resided for many years. He was born June 2, 1936, in Gloversville, the son of Joseph and Eveline Khabbaz Farhart. He was a graduate of Gloversville High School where ...

Nicholas J. Maphia Sr.

Nicholas J. Maphia Sr.

Nicholas J. Maphia Sr., 38, of Midline Road, Amsterdam, died at home on Tuesday, December 4, 2017. He was born in Amsterdam on July 13, 1979, a son of Frank and Carol Czelusniak Maphia and was a 1997 graduate of Ballston Spa High School. Nick later attended SUNY at Canton where he played ...

John V. Pianelli

John V. Pianelli

John V. Pianelli passed away December 3, 2017, following a sudden and unexpected stroke. The first-born son of Jim and Eva Pianelli, he was named in honor of his grandfather whom he adored. John grew up on Third Avenue in Gloversville during a time of great promise and opportunity. He was ...

Michael A. DeLuke

Michael A. DeLuke

Michael A. DeLuke, 29, of Magnolia, TX, formerly of Gloversville, N.Y., has passed away tragically on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born on April 24, 1988, he was the son of Lynn M. Posson and Robert J. DeLuke Jr. A graduate of Gloversville High School class of 2006, Michael went on to attend ...

Dr. David V. Clough

David V. Clough

Dr. David V. Clough died peacefully on December 2, surrounded by his loving family. David Clough was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1931 to Wilson and Laura (Bowman) Clough. He grew up in Wyoming and enjoyed the wide-open spaces. He completed an undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University ...

Richard Bernard Liddle

Richard Bernard Liddle

Richard Bernard Liddle, 85, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his home in DeWitt, New York. Richard was born June 29, 1932, to Clarence and Margaret (Conlan) Liddle in Johnstown, New York, the youngest of three children. As a graduate of Syracuse University, Richard worked for Key Bank ...

Velma R. Davis

Velma R. Davis, 91, of West Main Street, Broadalbin, died Sunday morning, December 3, 2017, at Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, Amsterdam. She was born in Wells on September 3, 1926, a daughter of Henry and Esther Ryan Schuyler and was a graduate of Wells High School. Velma lived ...

Susan M. (Blackwood) Cole

Susan M. (Blackwood) Cole, age 72 yrs., of Fultonville, NY, passed away December 4, 2017, at Saratoga Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born March 2, 1945, in Amsterdam, NY and is the daughter of the late Peter and Winifred (Busse) Slovick. A graveside service will take ...

Ruth A. Westfall

Ruth A. Westfall, 86, of Ext. North Main Street, Broadalbin, died Sunday afternoon, December 3, 2017 at St. Mary’s Healthcare, Amsterdam with her family at her side. She was born in Keck Center on February 6, 1931, a daughter of Harry and Ann Keck and was educated in Gloversville. Ruth moved ...

Joseph A. Gunnison

Joseph A. Gunnison

Joseph A. Gunnison passed away at Nathan Littauer Hospital November 27, at 2 p.m. He was born July 25, 1933 in Ephratah, N.Y. and resided in Meco, N.Y. He worked for several years in the textile industry for Lee Dyeing Company of Johnstown, N.Y. and was an avid hunter. He leaves behind his ...

Warren G. Dennie

Warren G. Dennie

Warren G. Dennie died peacefully in West Chester, PA, on November 12, 2017, at 90 years of age. Warren was born March 20, 1927. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Grace Dennie. He graduated from Gloversville High School in 1944, Choate-Rosemary Hall in 1945 and Principia College in 1951. ...

Alton “Butch” Poyfair

Alton “Butch” Poyfair, age 67, of Mayfield, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at his residence. He was born on August 18, 1950, in Amsterdam, a son of the late Alton Blanchard and Ilene Cook. Mr. Poyfair worked for many years in the leather mill of F. Rulison & Sons in ...

Walter R. Braemer

Walter R. Braemer, 85, a longtime Johnstown resident, passed away on Wednesday November 29, 2017 at St. Mary’s Healthcare. He was born in Gloversville on January 6, 1932 a son of Walter and Blossom Braemer and a 1949 graduate of Johnstown High School. In addition, Walter graduated from ...