Obituaries

Rose Ruggiero

Mrs. Rose Ruggiero, 103, a lifelong Gloversville resident, died Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown. She was born June 15, 1913, in Gloversville, the daughter of Joseph and Carmela Mulone Catania. She was employed as a glove worker by Mario Papa and Sons for 29 ...

Thomas J. Fioravanti ‘Tommy Joe’

Thomas J. Fioravanti “Tommy Joe”, age 73, of Johnstown, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at home after a long illness. He was born on October 30, 1943 in Gloversville, New York, a son of the late William V. and Mary R. Ruggeri Fioravanti. He graduated from Johnstown High ...

Thomas J. Fioravanti ‘Tommy Joe’

Thomas J. Fioravanti “Tommy Joe”, age 73, of Johnstown, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at home after a long illness. He was born on October 30, 1943 in Gloversville, New York, a son of the late William V. and Mary R. Ruggeri Fioravanti. He graduated from Johnstown High ...

Stephenie Ralston

October 30, 2016, the family of Stephenie Ralston mourns with the deepest sadness the death of their beloved mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. The manager of Marketing and Publications at the Lotos Club of New York City since 1991, Stephenie started her career at Doubleday Publishing, later ...

Francis C. Town

Francis C. Town, age 86, a resident of the Town Of Ephratah went home to be with the Lord Sunday October 23, 2016 at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany NY. He was born in Johnstown, NY on July 21, 1930, the son of the late Glenn and Jane Peck Town. He was employed by the City of ...

Francis C. Town

Francis C. Town, age 86, a resident of the Town Of Ephratah went home to be with the Lord Sunday October 23, 2016 at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany NY. He was born in Johnstown, NY on July 21, 1930, the son of the late Glenn and Jane Peck Town. He was employed by the City of ...

Lila Zinter

Lila Zinter, of Sacramento, California, passed away on, September 30, 2016. Born on January 24, 1942, in Gloversville, she was the daughter of the late Carl G. and Genevieve Seward Zinter. Lila was employed in international sales with Meadows Games and Exidy Games. She also owned her own ...

Elizabeth ‘Elaine’ Balzano

Mrs. Elizabeth “Elaine” Balzano, age 89, of Gloversville, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the Getman Home in Gloversville, with her loving family at her side. She had been a resident there since June of 2014. She was born January 14, 1927, in Amsterdam, the daughter of ...

Verna M. Osterhout

Verna M. Osterhout, age 92, a lifelong resident and musical pillar of Northville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. She was born in Amsterdam, NY on September 14, 1924, and was the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Elsie Sarno ...

Joseph A. Plumadore

Joseph A. Plumadore, 68, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare surrounded by his loving family. Born November 19, 1947, in Gloversville, he was the son of the late Richard Oliver and Mary Margaret ...

William S. ‘Bud’ Keefe

William S. “Bud” Keefe, 54, of Mayfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Born December 28, 1961, in Pomona, CA, he was the son of Geraldine Willis Keefe and the late John Keefe. William worked in the culinary industry for over 30 years as a sous chef at the C ...

Robert L. Posson Sr.

Robert L. Posson Sr., 92, of Guilderland, passed away October 31, 2016, following a late-life battle with Parkinson’s. Born in Schenectady on December 15, 1923, he was the son of the late Claude and Anna (Reaney) Posson.  Robert (Bob) was married to the late Ruth H. (Hauser) Posson for 68 ...

David Ralph Rubino, Jr.

David Ralph Rubino Jr., age 83, of Johnstown, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016, at River Ridge Living Center, Amsterdam. He was born on April 24, 1933, in Jamaica, Queens, the son of the late David Ralph and Anna Funk Rubino. Mr. Rubino was a graduate of Agawam High School in Agawam, ...

Oscar W. Breitenstein Jr.

Oscar W. Breitenstein Jr., 86, of Sunset Acres Road, Broadalbin, died at home on Saturday morning, October 29, 2016.He was born in Schenectady on April 17, 1930, a son of Oscar W. and Margaret Cleiss Breitenstein and was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. Mr. Breitenstein was a lifelong ...

Nakiyta Rose Passino

JOHNSTOWN-Nakiyta Rose Passino, age 18, of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.She was born on August 14, 1998, in Gloversville, a daughter of Harold Joe Passino of Johnstown and April Bovee of Johnstown.Nakiyta was a Class of 2016 ...

Guy R. ‘Bucky’ Wood

SPECULATOR- Guy R. (Bucky) Wood, 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at his home in Speculator.Born July 24, 1940, in Saranac Lake, he was the adored son of the late Guy H. and Lucille (Willey) Wood. Guy was a lifelong resident of Speculator.He was a retired ...

Edmund H. Drozinski

Mr. Edmund H. Drozinski, 88, of Perth, New York, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 27, 2016, at his residence after a short battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his daughters, Lorraine and Dorene, and his wife Joyce.He was born June 2, 1928, in Perth, New York, a son of the late ...

Glenn R. Crowley

Glenn R. Crowley, 84, of Petoff Garden Apartments, Vail Mills, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville with his loving family by his side. The son of the late Ralph and Edith Smith was born on June 25, 1932, in Mechanicville, N.Y.Glenn attended ...

Paul E. Osborne

Paul E. Osborne, 70, of Gloversville, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, after a brief illness.Born in Gloversville and a graduate of Fonda High School, he was the beloved son of Betty (Bates) Osborne and the late Elton Osborne. Paul served his ...

Glenn R. Crowley

Glenn R. Crowley, 84, of Petoff Garden Apartments, Vail Mills, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville with his loving family by his side. The son of the late Ralph and Edith Smith, was born on June 25, 1932, in Mechanicville, N.Y.Glenn attended ...