Obituaries

Merry ‘April’ Ellis

Miss Merry “April” Ellis, 46, of Albany, passed away on October 22, 2018 at her home. April was born on April 22, 1972 in Rochester, NY. She was a graduate of Gloversville High School and went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in ...

Allen Walrath

Allen Walrath, a longtime resident of the town of Perth, succumbed to cancer on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, after battling the disease for more than a year. Mr. Walrath spent most of the first half of his life in western Montgomery County. He was born on August 4, 1943, the son of Leo and Ruth ...

Violet M. O’Neill

Violet M. O’Neill, 75, of Pineview Commons of Johnstown, died October 20, 2018, at St Mary’s Hospital. Born in Northville, she was the daughter of the late Lial and Madeline Madison Burton. She is survived by her daughter, Shanne (Ben Fishman) O’Neill; siblings, Martha Van Alstyne, ...

Dora (Dodie) Harrison

Dora (Dodie) Harrison, formerly of Lake Pleasant, NY, passed away peacefully at River Ridge Living Center, Amsterdam, NY, on October 20, 2018. She was born September 30, 1927, an only daughter to Robert and Nina (White) Morrison. She was predeceased by all of her siblings; her husband, Glenn; ...

George E. Bevington

George E. Bevington, age 89, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at his residence with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Gloversville on December 1, 1928, a son of the late John Bevington and Kathryn Spengler Bevington. George was a graduate of Johnstown High ...

Larry B. Yost Sr.

Larry B. Yost Sr., age 86, of Mayfield, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018, at the Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown. He was born on October 27, 1931, a son of the late Arthur Yost Sr. and Mildred Sweet Yost. Larry was a class of 1949 graduate of Mayfield High School. He was a career ...

Edward Gustav Wessendorf

Mr. Edward Gustav “The Great One” Wessendorf, 83, died September 25, 2018, at Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, Florida. He was born in Gloversville, New York and lived in Sebastian, Florida since 1977 coming from Gloversville, New York. Ed was a U.S. Army veteran who was ...

Lt. Col. Mary Cooper-Hoettels

Lt. Col. Mary Cooper-Hoettels, age 68, of Wauwatosa, Wis., passed away after a lengthly illness on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She was a daughter of the late George G. and Dorothy Slowakiewicz (Snowden) Cooper, and will be forever loved and missed by all her family and friends. Mary was a ...

Margaret Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Insonia

Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Insonia of Gloversville, died Friday evening, October 19, 2018. She was 98. She was born August 23, 1920, in Clearfield, PA, the daughter of William and Eleanor Haag Ackernecht. She worked with her husband at the family owned Insonia’s Market. She enjoyed ...

Mildred A. Ellithorpe

Mildred A. Ellithorpe, 93, formerly of Birch Lane, Gloversville, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Pineview Commons, Johnstown. She was born in Riceville on September 18, 1925, a daughter of Ivan and Florence VanAvery Wemple and was a 1942 graduate of Mayfield High School. Mildred ...

Margaret Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Insonia

Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Insonia of Gloversville, died Friday evening, October 19, 2018. She was 98. She was born August 23, 1920, in Clearfield, PA, the daughter of William and Eleanor Haag Ackernecht. She worked with her husband at the family owned Insonia’s Market. She enjoyed ...

Carl M. Johnson, Jr.

Carl M. Johnson, Jr; age 62, of Gloversville, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at his home. He was born July 8, 1956 in South Glens Falls, the son of the late Carl Sr. and Rita Potvin Johnson. He served in the US Army and was later employed as a self-employed contractor in the Fulton ...

Kathryn Joan Phillips Spira

Kathryn Joan Phillips Spira, age 58, of Caroga Lake, passed away after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Wednesday, October 17, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, with her life partner, Richard Nilsen at her side. She was born April 12, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late ...

Genevieve 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 ...

Denise Ellen Wohlford

Denise Ellen Wohlford, age 54, of Gloversville, went to be with her mother whom she deeply loved on October 13, 2018. She was born September 25, 1964 in Gloversville. She loved being with her family and friends. She is predeceased by her father, William Brasure and her mother, Sharen Dunlop, ...

Elizabeth Albin

Elizabeth Albin, 70, of Valley Springs, California, passed away October 3, 2018, with family by her side. Elizabeth (Liz) was born in Brooklyn, New York to Catherine and Milton Albin. She was one of 12 children and enjoyed growing up in a large family. Liz raised a large family of her own, ...

Richard T. Kowalczyk

Richard T. Kowalczyk, 80, of Amsterdam, NY, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam with his family by his side. Born on September 22, 1938, in Amsterdam, NY, he was the son of the late Leo and Julia (Kryczak) Kowalczyk. Richard was a truck driver ...

James E. Aesch

James E. Aesch passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at his home in Coila with his wife, Megon, and brother-in-law, Michael, at his bedside. Jim was born in Gloversville on Sept. 28,1954. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army. Upon discharge, he attended FMCC for two years and then Cornell ...

Paula J. MacFarland

Paula J. MacFarland, 91, formerly of Route 30, Amsterdam, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the Wilkinson RHCF surrounded by the love of her family. She was born at home on a dairy farm near Madrid, NY on May 30, 1927, a daughter of John and Frances Quigley Casey and was the ...

Beverly Jean Rogers

Miss Beverly Jean Rogers, 87, died October 10 2018, at John Hopkins Bayview Hospital. She was born in Gloversville, NY Dec. 21, 1930, the daughter of Harvey and Jeanette La Quay Rogers. She was predeceased by two sisters, Marion Zambri of Gloversville, Joan Rogers of Gloversville; and two ...