Obituaries

Nelson Henry ‘Niles’ Cruise

Nelson Henry “Niles” Cruise, 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Clinton, NY. Born in New London, on July 18, 1929, to Olive (Spencer) and William E. Cruise Sr., he is survived by his three children, Eric Cruise of Poland, N.Y., Jennifer Cruise of St. Paul, Minn. and Karla Cruise of South ...

Jeanette Victoria ‘Vickie’ Bornt

Jeanette Victoria “Vickie” Bornt, 54, of Gloversville, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Mountain Valley Hospice after a long battle with cancer surrounded by her family and friends. Vickie was born on May 28, 1964, to Victor and the late Jeanette Vermilyea Mosetti. Vickie met ...

William ‘Billy’ Pierce

“Well, that’s that. As I told you many times, I knew that if I stuck around long enough, something like this would happen. My life was a good one. I had virtually everything I needed and nearly everything I wanted. It doesn’t get much better than that.” – Bill Pierce. On August 24, ...

Timothy Joseph Scutt

Timothy Joseph Scutt, 45, of Fonda, New York, passed suddenly on December 1, 2018. He was born in Amsterdam, New York on May 24, 1973, to Carlton and Sandra Scutt. Timothy attended Fonda-Fultonville school followed by vocational schools after and throughout the years. Tim found his passion ...

Evangeline A. ‘Vangy’ Wilcox

Evangeline A. “Vangy” Wilcox, age 93, was called home to our Lord on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Born June 28, 1925, to Archer and Anna (Mitchell) DeVaudreuil, was a funny, caring, humble, and talented individual who touched the lives of all who knew her. A giving person, she enjoyed ...

Nelson Henry ‘Niles’ Cruise

Nelson Henry “Niles” Cruise, 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Clinton, NY. Born in New London, on July 18, 1929, to Olive (Spencer) and William E. Cruise Sr., he is survived by his three children, Eric Cruise of Poland, N.Y., Jennifer Cruise of St. Paul, Minn. and Karla Cruise of South ...

Carol M. Hladik

Carol M. Hladik, age 71, of Ephratah, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 31, 1947, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late George Blackwood and Drusilla Moore Blackwood. Carol worked for many years as a Direct ...

Gregory A. Simonson

Gregory A. Simonson, 73, of Gloversville, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 3, 2018, at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. He was born June 25, 1945, in Gloversville, the son of the late Herbert and Madeline Quant Simonson. A 1964 graduate of Gloversville High ...

Ella L. Planch

Mrs. Ella L. Planch, 70, of Union Mills Road, Broadalbin, NY died peacefully on December 3, 2018. Born in Schenectady, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and Bernice Burris Parker. Ella was a 1966 graduate of Duanesburg Central School. She was self-employed until her retirement in ...

Michael Joseph Poultney

Michael Joseph Poultney, age 35, of Nelliston, passed away December 1, 2018, in Gloversville. He was born April 2, 1983, in Albany, the son of Darryl Poultney and Karri Bunn. Mike was a self-employed IT Specialist. He enjoyed riding motorcycles with friends and family. Mike lived for ...

Brian G. Blakeslee

Brian G. Blakeslee, age 67, of Gloversville, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady. He was born on November 4, 1951, in Amsterdam, a son of Albert Blakeslee of Ballston Spa and the late Eleanor Schuyler Blakeslee. Brian was a high school graduate and ...

Mark A Coco

Mark A Coco, 52, of Gloversville, died suddenly on December 3, 2018. Born in Gloversville, May 10, 1966, the son of the late James A. and Orvetta J. Van Alstyne Trask. He was a maintenance worker at Power Pallet Co. in Amsterdam. An avid fan of NASCAR, and the New England Patriots, Mark, who ...

Nelson Henry ‘Niles’ Cruise

Nelson Henry “Niles” Cruise, 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Clinton, NY. Born in New London, on July 18, 1929, to Olive (Spencer) and William E. Cruise Sr., he is survived by his three children, Eric Cruise of Poland, N.Y., Jennifer Cruise of St. Paul, Minn. and Karla Cruise of South ...

Nelson Edward Jutras

Nelson Edward Jutras, known to most in the community as “Ed” or “Mr. Ed,” passed away at the home of his son, Peter and his wife Kristin on December 1, 2018, in Bogart, Georgia. Ed was born in 1943 in Schenectady, New York, to parents Nelson and Anna Jutras. He attended schools in ...

Nelson Henry ‘Niles’ Cruise

Nelson Henry “Niles” Cruise, 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Clinton, NY. Born in New London, on July 18, 1929, to Olive (Spencer) and William E. Cruise Sr., he is survived by his three children, Eric Cruise of Poland, N.Y., Jennifer Cruise of St. Paul, Minn. and Karla Cruise of South ...

James John Hespelt

James John Hespelt, age 84, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at his residence. He was born on November 4, 1934, in Johnstown, a son of the late William and Nora Callery Hespelt. James was predeceased by his brother, Roger; and sister-in-law, Jacqueline. James was a ...

Albert Zoraian

Mr. Albert Zoraian, age 89, of Gloversville, died December 1, 2018, at Nathan Littauer Hospital. He was born November 20, 1929, in Staten Island. Albert was a distinguished and pleasant gentleman. He loved to relax in his recliner with his feet up. He enjoyed watching people around him and so ...

Donald P. ‘Bubba’ Schmidtmann Jr.

Mr. Donald P. “Bubba” Schmidtmann Jr. of Tribes Hill, New York died peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 64. A lifelong area resident, Bubba was born on January 9, 1954, in Amsterdam, NY, the son of the late Donald P. ...

Shirley [Grace] Lavery

Shirley (Grace) Lavery transitioned to the Lord our God on December 1, 2018, to be with her husband Craig W. Lavery of 57 years. Shirley was born on November 27, 1934, in Cherry Valley, NY to Charles and Mae Dare. Born the second of four girls, Shirley had three sisters, Dorothy Bush (Art), ...

Randy R. Beck

Randy R. Beck, 53, passed away unexpectedly on November 26, 2018, at his home in Aurora, Colorado. He was born on April 15, 1965, in Gloversville, the son of Marilyn Holland and the late Clifford Beck Sr. Randy loved the outdoors. He enjoyed kayaking, fly fishing, hiking and biking. His love of ...