Obituaries

Robert F. Holzer

Robert F. Holzer, 85, of Tribes Hill, passed away October 27, 2018. He was born May 21, 1933, in Amsterdam, and is the son of the late Walter and Mildred (Parry) Holzer. He was a beloved father and grandfather and was always willing to help anyone who asked. He is survived by his daughter, ...

Mary Lou Holcombe

Mary Lou Holcombe, formerly of Perth, passed away peacefully in her New York City home on October 31, (Halloween was one of her favorite holidays). Mary Lou grew up in the home built by her grandfather on the Hagaman-Broadalbin Road with her brother Dick and parents, Josephine (Sikorski) Blacha ...

Robert C. Betler

Robert C. Betler, 84, of Gloversville, N.Y., passed peacefully on Oct. 30, 2018, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, also in Gloversville. He was of the Protestant Christian faith and will be greatly missed by all his dear family and friends. A memorial service will be held in Paris, N.Y. on ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Betler

Robert “Bob” Betler was born to Fred and Esther (Collins) Betler in 1934. Bob grew up in Mayfield, NY, with a love for family, the outdoors, and learning especially science, also geography and traveling. He imparted these same loves to his own children and grandchildren, as well as his many ...

Charmaine Dunham Miskinis

Charmaine Dunham Miskinis, R.N., 54, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 28, 2018, at her home in Wells, NY. She was born on November 30, 1963, in Gloversville, the daughter of Meredith A. Buyce and the late Charles C. Dunham. Charmaine was a 1982 graduate from Northville High School ...

Pasquale J. ‘Pucky’ Vietri

Pasquale J. “Pucky” Vietri, age 89, of Gloversville, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Fulton Center, Gloversville. He was born September 29, 1929, in Gloversville, the son of the late Joseph and Madeline Clemente Vietri. He served in the U.S. Navy and was later employed as an ...

Brian ‘Wedge’ Douglas Markert

Brian “Wedge” Douglas Markert, 64, of Johnstown, NY, has gone to his eternal rest on Saturday, October 27, 2018, in the comfort of his own home with his family by his side. Born on March 31, 1954, he was the son of the late Donald Charles Markert and Marion Elizabeth Potts. A lifelong ...

Virginia T. Baker

On October 26, 2018, Virginia T. (Tasheff) Baker (Mom, Baba, Super Baba, Ginny, Ginka), peacefully stopped breathing in her living room chair with her daughter at her side. Born September 27, 1921, at 53 Forest Street in Gloversville, she was one of the twin daughters of her Bulgarian ...

Roy Earl Warner DeCristofaro

Roy Earl Warner DeCristofaro, 46, of Gloversville, has tragically departed from this life as a result of the current opioid epidemic. He joins his beloved brother Joe, who also passed in this horrific manner only 18 months ago. Roy was a beloved son, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to ...

Louis A. Mendetta

Louis A. Mendetta, 96, of West Eighth Avenue, Gloversville, passed away on Friday afternoon, October 26, 2018, at Mountain Valley Hospice surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gloversville on August 4, 1922, a son of Crescenzo and Filomena De Gauldio Mendetta and attended local ...

Karen L. Fuelleman

Karen L. Fuelleman, 78, formerly of South Second Avenue, Broadalbin passed away Friday afternoon October 26, 2018 at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, Gloversville. She was born in Amsterdam on February 27, 1940, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Marian Seward Fuelleman and attended school in ...

Joyce E. Pettit

Joyce E. Pettit, age 73, of Meco, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown with her loving family by her side. She was born on November 30, 1944 in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Leslie L. Miller, Sr. and Edna O. Antis Miller. Mrs. Pettit attended ...

Mary R. Smith

Mary R. Smith, age 89 of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Mountain Valley Hospice of Gloversville, NY. She was born in Gloversville, NY on March 3, 1929, the daughter of the late Nick and Helen Compagnone. Mary was a graduate of Gloversville High School. She ...

Deacon Joseph S. Pagano

Deacon Joseph S. Pagano, age 73, a resident of Northville passed away on October 26, 2018 at the River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 11, 1945. The son of the late Salvatore and Gloria Tandiorio Pagano. He was a United States Marine serving from 1962 to ...

Genevieve (Jean) Compagnone Baron

Genevieve (Jean) Compagnone Baron passed away July 13, 2018. After graduating from Gloversville High School she attended Albany State Teachers College. She began teaching in Long Island and eventually opened the Long Island Business Institute (LIBI) which is still in existence today. Jean ...

Alan Brown

Mr. Alan Brown, 70, of Smith Street, Canajoharie, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, following a brief illness. Born on November 29, 1947, he was the son of Melvin Brown and the late Donna Anthony Brown. A lifelong area resident, Alan attended local schools. Alan worked hard ...

Marita L. (Gibson) DeCarlo, R.N.

Marita L. (Gibson) DeCarlo, R.N., 65, of Fort Johnson, NY passed away October 24, 2018, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady with her loving family at her side. Born in Charleston, West Virginia on June 5, 1953, the daughter of the late Ralph and Rhea Pauline (Taber) Gibson. She grew up in the ...

William ‘Bill’ Van Namee

William “Bill” Van Namee, age 72, a resident of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville. He was born at Nathan Littauer Hospital on June 18, 1946, the son of Francis and Hazel Van Namee. Bill was a 49-year ...

Victoria Irene (Mead) Michalek

Victoria Irene (Mead) Michalek, 98, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2018 after a brief illness. Vicky was born April 22, 1920, the third of five daughters of the late Quincey Mead and the late Ethel (Chapin) Mead. Vicky graduated Gloversville High School class of 1938 and the Nathan ...

Janis A. Bassett

Janis A. Bassett, 80, of Caroga Lake, NY and Englewood, Florida, formerly of Schoharie, NY, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2018 in Florida. Janis was born April 18,1938 in Johnsburgh, NY. She graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1956, Syracuse University in 1960 and later, Albany ...