Obituaries

Melody Maines

Melody Maines, 57, of Kissimmee Fla., passed away on Wednesday, August 29, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Amsterdam, N.Y. to William and Betty (Graff) Maines. She was raised in Hagaman and Northville, N.Y., graduating from Northville Central School. She worked for ...

William James Mehigan Jr.

William James Mehigan Jr. of Schenectady, NY, a gifted artist and metalworker, a loving father, a larger-than-life presence and a good man, died Thursday, August 23, 2018. He was 76. William Mehigan was born October 12, 1941, in Saratoga Springs, New York, to Agnes (nee Granger) and William ...

Sylvia N. Cunniff

Mrs. Sylvia N. Cunniff, age 98, formerly of Hagaman and Gloversville, NY, died Sunday, August 26, 2018, at Good Samaritan Health Center, Kissimmee, FL. She was born January 7, 1920, in Edmeston, NY, the daughter of the late Ford and Myrtle Wright Nichols. Sylvia was a member of the Bleecker ...

Vivian E. (Eckelman) Rummler

Mrs. Vivian E. (Eckelman) Rummler, 94, joined her late husband Herbert Rummler in heaven on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at the Fulton Center, Gloversville. At the time of her passing she was comforted by her family. Vivian was born on September 19, 1923, in Amsterdam, NY. She was the daughter of ...

Ronald L. ‘Gus’ Bell

Ronald L. “Gus” Bell, age 71, formerly of Fonda, passed away Friday, August 3, 2018, at The Fulton Center, Gloversville. He was born July 4, 1947, in Gloversville, the son of the late Melvin and Pauline Eschler Bell. A graduate of Mayfield High School, he was employed as General Manager ...

John A. Kovarik

John A. Kovarik, age 89, of Spring Hill, Florida (formerly of Johnstown), passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Johnstown on April 15, 1929, the son of the late John and Anna Riska Kovarik. John was a class of 1947 graduate of Johnstown High School. He ...

Clifford P. Monfils

Clifford P. Monfils, age 91, of Mayfield, N.Y., died on August 26, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam. He was born July 8, 1927, in Luzerne, N.Y., the son of the late Clifford Sr. Monfils and Almeda Barrett Monfils. (stepfather, the late Alvin Mike Trowbridge since 1934). Cliff ...

Aldona Theresa Ruggiero

Mrs. Aldona Theresa Ruggiero, age 90, of Gloversville, passed away August 25, 2018, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born August 26, 1927, in Amsterdam, the daughter of the late Clara and Raymond Kilinski. She was employed as a nurse’s aide by Nathan Littauer Hospital for ...

Sandra L. Plew

Sandra L. Plew, 75, of Henrietta Boulevard, Amsterdam, NY, passed away Saturday morning, August 25, 2018, at home. Born in Johnstown, NY on January 1, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Arlene Rupert Miller. Sandra received her education in the Johnstown school system and ...

Alfred ‘Big Al’ Kirby

Mr. Alfred “Big Al” Kirby, 76, of State Highway 10, Canajoharie, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, August 24, 2018, in Oneonta. Born on April 24, 1942, in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Alfred Kirby and Eleanor Harrison Kirby. He attended school in New York City and Deposit. He ...

Tess Ann (Smith) Hart

Mrs.Tess Ann (Smith) Hart, age 75, of State Hwy 331 (town of Oppenheim), a lifelong St. Johnsville resident, joined her late husband, John J. Oliver, III, in heaven on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown. At the time of her passing, she was in the comfort and care of ...

John Henry [Jack] Buchanan

John Henry (Jack) Buchanan, 89, of Greene, NY formerly of Gloversville, NY, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the home of his daughter. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Beverly Belle (Wands) Buchanan. He is survived by his sister, Eleanor ...

Doris ‘Peg’ E. Galpin

Doris “Peg” E. Galpin, 89, of Meco, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, with family by her side. Born on September 11, 1928, in Flat Creek NY, she was the daughter of the late Maynard and Alma Abel Folmsbee. Peg was a proud graduate of Gloversville High School where she participated in ...

Graham John Nellis

Graham John Nellis, 81, of Hayes Road East, Hawkinsville, husband of Ramona, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018, while surrounded by his loving family at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica. John was born in Little Falls, on February 11, 1937, a son of Graham John and Ida Mae Stewart ...

Sandra J. (Suchy) Stefo

Sandra J. (Suchy) Stefo, age 75, of Mayfield, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at her residence. She was born on January 1, 1943, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late John Suchy and Eleanor Slosek Suchy. Sandra was a graduate of Johnstown High School and received her ...

Ruth Esther Sanders

Ruth Esther Sanders, age 76, of Lassellsville, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville with her loving family by her side. She was born on January 20, 1942, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Walter Shults and Anna Morford Shults Bronk. Ruth ...

Ethel M. (Simonds) Larrabee

Ethel M. (Simonds) Larrabee, age 91, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam. She was born on October 10, 1926, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Hayes) Simonds. Ethel was employed at several local glove factories for ...

Michael A. Riska

Michael A. Riska, age 76, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the Albany Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 2, 1941, in Amsterdam, a son of the late Henry Riska and Chessie Bienick Riska. Michael was a graduate of Johnstown High ...

Arlene Ann (Mayville) Cramer

Arlene Ann (Mayville) Cramer, age 47, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, with her loving and devoted family by her side. She was born on June 3, 1971, in Schenectady, New York. Arlene spent most of her early years in New York but was blessed to spend time with another family in California ...

Robert D. Grant Sr

Robert D. Grant Sr., 62, died August 22, 2018, at Mt. Valley Hospice House surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Gloversville, August 23, 1955, he was the son of his late parents, John F. and Adeline Pianelli Grant. Robert was the plant manager at Fiberglass Industry in Amsterdam, for ...