Obituaries

Vito ‘Gipo’ V. Tambasco

Mr. Vito “Gipo” V. Tambasco, 84, of Amsterdam, New York, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 5, 2018, with his loving family at his side. With family origins in Piscotta, Italy, Vito was born August 19, 1933, in Amsterdam, New York, a son of the late Anacleto and Rosina Di Blasi ...

Ernest Steinmann

Ernest Steinmann was born in New York City on May 7, 1927. He married Mary Ehrlich on October 15, 1949. Ernie and Mary lived in New York City until after their second child was born. Always the travelers, they moved on to Bloomfield, NJ, Morris Plains, NJ, Lake Forest, IL, Clifton Park, NY and ...

Amalia Calandra

Amalia Calandra, age 78, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 13, 1940, in Barcelona, Spain, the daughter of the late Francisco and Amalia Manrubia Martin. She lived ...

Barbara A. Homicz

Barbara A. Homicz, 67, of Caroga Lake, formerly of Colonie, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018, after a brief illness. She was born in Albany and was the daughter of the late Francis and Joann Hennings. Barbara was an animal and pet enthusiast. She enjoyed traveling and spending time at the ...

Joan M. Cangiano

Joan M. Cangiano, 91, formerly of Gloversville, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, in San Diego, California. She was born in Gloversville, NY, the youngest child of Guy and Frances (Puorto) Martorelli on July 21, 1926. Joan was educated in the Gloversville school system and graduated from ...

Gloria E. Frasier

Mrs. Gloria E. Frasier, age 73, passed away peacefully Monday evening, July 30, surrounded by her loving husband, sons, daughter and daughters-in-law. She was born in Watervliet, NY in 1944. She is the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Valchovic Skadra. She was a graduate of Shaker High ...

David H. Heise

David H. Heise, 67, of Gloversville, died Sunday evening at his home. Born in Gloversville January 12, 1951, he was the son of the late George and Catherine Frank Heise. He worked at Wood & Hyde Leather Co. for many years. David enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his ...

George B. Manchester

George B. Manchester, age 81, of Bleecker, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, with his loving family at his side, following a long battle with cancer. He was born March 14, 1937, in Gloversville, the son of the late George and Elizabeth Foss ...

Frances G. Ecker

Frances G. Ecker, age 73, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. She was born January 5, 1945, a daughter of the late Stewart and Frances Kenyon Hillman. A lifelong area resident, Frances attended local schools, and was employed at the ...

Rochina ‘Rocky’ L. Catello

Mrs. Rochina “Rocky” L. Catello, 83, of Amsterdam, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, July 28, 2018, surrounded by her family. Born in Amsterdam on February 26, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Domenica Vidulich Colidapietro Sr. A lifelong area resident, Rocky was employed ...

Birdella ‘Birdie’ Frances Owens

It is with great sadness that the family of Birdella “ Birdie” Frances (Williams-Deveans) Owens, announce her passing on Monday, July 23, 2018, at the age of 78 years young. Born on September 2, 1939, in Piseco, NY, she was the daughter of the late Jennie Spencer and Clarence Williams. ...

Shirley Marie Sanges

Shirley Marie Sanges, 87, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 26, surrounded by family. She was born July 7, 1931, the daughter of the late Arthur and Myrtle Beyer. She was united in marriage to Alfred Sanges on August 16, 1953, and would have celebrated their 65th ...

Birdelia ‘Birdie’ Frances Owens

It is with great sadness that the family of Birdelia “ Birdie” Frances (Williams-Deveans) Owens, announce her passing on Monday, July 23, 2018, at the age of 78 years young. Born on September 2, 1939, in Piseco, NY, she was the daughter of the late Jennie Spencer and Clarence Williams. ...

Marguerite DeMagistris

Marguerite DeMagistris, age 97, of Johnstown, NY, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Johnstown on May 4, 1921, in the house she lived in for 95 years. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Henrietta LaFon Goudard. Marguerite ...

Salvatore ‘Sal’ Zarrelli

Mr. Salvatore “Sal” Zarrelli, age 78, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 24, surrounded by family and close friends. He was born August 7, 1939, in Melizzano, Italy, the son of the late Antonio and Rosa DeBlasis Zarrelli. Sal was a talented brick and ...

Everett James Simek

Mr. Everett James Simek, 79, of Johnstown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 20, 2018. He was born June 7, 1939, in Gloversville, NY, the son of the late James and Emma Simmons Simek. Everett was a graduate of Johnstown High School class of 1957 and entered the U.S. Army and served ...

Sherri Lynn [Spraker] Orlosky

Sherri Lynn [Spraker] Orlosky, age 58, of Johnstown, passed away after a tragic motorcycle accident on Thursday, July 19, 2018. She was born on February 6, 1960, in Amsterdam, a daughter of the late Robert Spraker and Jerinne Morse Spraker, who survives. Sherri was a graduate of Gloversville ...

Stanley A. Watroba

Stanley A. Watroba, 63, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous fight against Multiple Myeloma. Stan was born in Gloversville on July 31, 1954 to Stanley A. Watroba and the late Beatrice (Johnson) Watroba. Stan was a man who ...

David Richard Lair

David Richard Lair, 75, of Charleston, SC, husband of Marilyn Stanley Lair, passed away on Feb. 25, 2018. David was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Gloversville, NY, son of the late Richard Franklin Lair. He served 22 years in the South Carolina Army National Guard and four years in the Navy aboard the ...

Frederick A. Williams Jr.

Frederick A. Williams Jr., age 68 of Gloversville, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. He was born on January 30, 1950 to the late Frederick Williams Sr. and Betty Dorman Williams. Frederick served in the army from July 13, 1970 to July 21, 1972. He had been stationed in Germany. He ...