Obituaries

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 ...

Margaret Theresa Flint

Margaret Theresa Flint, 88, of Fonda, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam with her loving family at her side. Born in Amsterdam, NY on June 26, 1930, a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret V. Haeley Knowlton. She was a lifelong area resident ...

Zorka I. Bekerus

Dr. Zorka I. Bekerus, age 90, of Johnstown, died August 2, 2018, at the Fulton Center, Gloversville, NY. She was born December 3, 1927, in Yugoslavia, the daughter of the late Jovan and Danka Petcovic Ivanovic. Zorka was of Yugoslavian (Serbian) decent and a dual citizen of England and the ...

Mary Rose Polenski

Mary Rose Polenski, 70, of Gloversville, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Rose; they were her loving caregivers. Mary Rose was born on April 28, 1948, to the late Peter and Lena Javarone Polenski. She lived her life in the family ...

Milton ‘Milt’ Zoellner

Milton “Milt” Zoellner, age 94, of Johnstown, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam. He was born on April 18, 1924, in Scotia, a son of the late Edward M. and Edna Herron Zoellner. Milt graduated from Scotia High School in 1942. He honorably served ...

Charleen H. Smith

Charleen H. Smith, 78, of South Second Avenue, Broadalbin, passed away on Sunday morning, October 14, 2018, at Albany Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gloversville on July 31, 1940, a daughter of Charles and Emma Lou Pavlicheck Brooks and was a 1958 graduate of ...

Marie L. Steenburg

Marie L. Steenburg, 66, of Gloversville, died October 12, 2018, at Albany Medical Center. Born in Gloversville, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Myrna Pettit Christiano. She is survived by her daughter, LuciJo (Armand) Schrader; grandchildren, Armand Jr. and Dylan Schrader; ...

Donald E. Backus

Donald E. Backus, age 64 of St. Johnsville, passed away after his courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville with his loving family by his side. He was born on May 12, 1954 in Port Jefferson, a son of the late Albert E. ...

Alan Keith Murray

Alan Keith Murray, 49, of Flippin, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was born November 24, 1968, to James and Marjorie Murray in Gloversville, New York. Alan loved hunting, fishing and classic country music. He was preceded in death by his mother, ...

Donald C. Parslow

Donald C. Parslow, age 85, a resident of Lake Pleasant, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. He was born on September 27, 1933, in Lake Pleasant, NY, the son of the late Chancy T. and Phoebe O. Lawrence Parslow. He served in the Army from 1954 and was ...

Dr. Zorka I. Bekerus

Dr. Zorka I. Bekerus, age 90, of Johnstown, died August 2, 2018, at the Fulton Center, Gloversville, NY. She was born December 3, 1927, in Yugoslavia, the daughter of the late Jovan and Danka Petcovic Ivanovic. Zorka was of Yugoslavian (Serbian) decent and a dual citizen of England and the ...

Dorothy Leonard

Dorothy Leonard, age 87, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Amsterdam on July 5, 1931, a daughter of the late Melvin Leonard and Leocardia Motyl Gyurica. Dorothy was a graduate of Johnstown High School. She worked for many years as an ...

Margaret ‘Peggy’ A. Crews

Mrs. Margaret “Peggy” A. Crews, 79, formerly of Route 163, Fort Plain, New York, passed away, Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Arkell Hall in Canajoharie. Born on January 20, 1939, in Johnstown, NY, she was the daughter of Edward Lachmayer and Bertha McGivern Lachmayer. She was a graduate ...

Joyce Bennett Scheer

Joyce Bennett Scheer, age 87, of Amsterdam, passed away September 8, 2018, at the Wilkinson Residential Nursing Home after a long battle with dementia. Born in Warsaw, NY, spending her childhood in Gainesville, NY, she lived in the Fulton County area since the mid-1950s. Having earned both a ...

Kathleen Lamphear

Kathleen Lamphear, a life long resident of Gloversville, NY died unexpectedly on October 11, 2018 at the age of 68 at her home. Kathy was born in Gloversville on September 8,1950 to Frank and Kathleen Pettit. She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother, and a fun-filled Mimi to her ...

Mary Hoettels

Lt. Col. USAR (Ret.) Mary Hoettels of Wauwatosa, WI, born March 3, 1950, found peace on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Age 68. Beloved wife of William R. Hoettels, R.N., Major USAR (Ret.), for 45 years. Mother of Major Elizabeth Anne L. Hoettels, USAF, Petty Officer Rebecca Ann Marie (Damir) ...

Dawn Eileen Landers

Dawn Eileen Landers [Webb], 62, of Mayfield, NY passed away suddenly on Tuesday October 9th. Dawn first moved to the Village of Mayfield from her hometown of Hartford, NY in Washington County in 1976 after being married. Dawn had worked for Coleco many years ago before starting a 30 year ...