Obituaries

Byron T. Alling

Byron T. Alling , 52, formerly of Dolgeville, Stratford and more recent of Yorkville, NY, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, at Faxton-St. Luke's Medical Center, New Harford following a brief illness.He was born on February 27, 1964, in Little Falls, NY, the son of Thomas F. Alling and Juanita ...

Steven P. Nellis

Steven P. Nellis, age 59, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam with his loving family by his side.He was born on July 10, 1956, in Gloversville, a son of the late Herbert H. and Virginia R. Deer Nellis.Steven attended Gloversville schools and ...

Dianne L. Kirby

Dianne L. Kirby, 69, of Broadalbin, NY, has passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.Born on October 11, 1947, in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Gertrude Knowak and Malcolm Barrett. Dianne graduated from Nazareth High School in Rochester, NY. She went on to obtain an ...

Henry J. ‘Hank’ Minery Jr.

Henry J. "Hank" Minery Jr., 67, of Washington Street, Gloversville, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 14, 2016, at the Albany Medical Center.Born March 25, 1948, in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Henry and Mildred Harrington Minery. He was raised in Broadalbin where he ...

Brian Szmal

Brian Szmal died suddenly with his wife, Emily, by his side on March 7, 2016. He was eagerly awaiting the birth of their son in July.Brian is survived by his parents, Mark and Linda Szmal; brother, Jason Szmal; grandmother, Marion Taylor; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. ...

Gary VanValkenburg

Gary VanValkenburg, age 61, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the Wells House Nursing Home after a long illness.He was born on May 17, 1954, in Amsterdam, NY, to the late George and Corabelle (Putman) VanValkenburg. He went to local schools and graduated from Johnstown ...

James B. Bornt

James B. Bornt, 69, of Elmwood Avenue Extension, Gloversville, died Monday morning, March 14, 2016, at Nathan Littauer Hospital.He was born in Gloversville on December 18, 1946, a son of Arthur and Helen Lake Bornt and was a 1965 graduate of Broadalbin High School. Jim was a lifelong area ...

Joan H. Autilio

Joan H. Autilio, 82, of Delmar, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2016, at her home.Born on March 14, 1933, in Amsterdam, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Mary Brownell Higier. She attended local schools, graduating from Gloversville High School in 1950. After high school, Joan went on ...

Linda L. Bennett

Linda L. Bennett, 67, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady on March 12, 2016.Born in East Chicago, Illinois on May 17, 1948, she is the daughter of the late Sylvan E. and Florence Serifin Harrell.She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John R. Bennett in ...

John R. ‘Bobby’ Mazur

John R. "Bobby" Mazur, age 64, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after a long illness.Born on October 10, 1951, in Uniondale, Long Island, he was a son of the late John S. and Bernice Gruenewald Mazur.He was a 1969 graduate of Northport High ...

George Alexander Oliver

George Alexander Oliver, 77, died in his home surrounded by family on March 11, 2016.George is survived by his wife, Kay Oliver; siblings, William Oliver and Nancy Godfrey; son, Gregory Oliver and daughter-in-law Amy Oliver; daughter, Deborah Chan and son-in-law, Keola Chan; and two ...

Edward J. Simek Jr.

Mr. Edward J. Simek Jr., 83, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 11, 2016, at Mountain Valley Hospice.Born on August 6, 1932, in Sammonsville, a son of the late Edward Sr. and Antonia Polacek Simek. He was a graduate of the 1950 class of Johnstown High School. Mr. Simek was a ...

Gloria Jean Cheney

Gloria Jean Cheney, 69, of Saratoga Avenue, Broadalbin, died Friday morning March 11, 2016 at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility after a long battle with cancer with loving family at her side.She was born in Gloversville on December 6, 1946 a daughter of Harold and Emma King ...

Paul J. Karabin

Paul J. Karabin, 58, of Crane Street, Amsterdam, died Wednesday March 9, 2016 at home.He was born in Amsterdam on October 14, 1957 a son of Richard and Jean Sparks Karabin and was a 1975 graduate of Bishop Scully High School. Paul was a lifelong area resident.He was employed as a sales ...

Frances D. Smith

Frances D. Smith, 82, formerly of Fonda, passed away February 17, 2016, after a long illness at Albany Medical Center Hospital surrounded by her family.She was born in Baylis, Illinois and was the daughter of Harvey and Eva Daigh. she was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and was ...

Eva C. Tyrrell

Mrs. Eva C. Tyrrell, age 87, of Gloversville, died Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Fulton Center, Gloversville, following a lengthy illness. She had resided there for over six years.She was born November 18, 1928, in Fort Plain, one of 14 children to the late Oliver and Phoebe Scott Horning. She ...

Eva Marion Chase

Eva Marion Chase, 95, of Petoff Garden Apartments, Gloversville, died Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home.She was born in Gloversville on November 21, 1920, a daughter of Harry and Edith Dence Fairchild and moved to Broadalbin at age twelve. Eva attended school in ...

Steven Mastropaolo

Steak lover, master griller, fishing aficionado and Seinfeld enthusiast Major Steven Mastropaolo USAF of Fulton County, passed away peacefully at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home on Thursday, March 3, 2016. He was the husband of the extraordinarily compassionate and generous Theresa Mastropaolo, a ...

Raymond F. ‘Fred’ McCaffrey

Raymond F. "Fred" McCaffrey, 71, of Edinburg, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2016, at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville, NY.He was born in Manhattan, NY, on August 19, 1944, the son of the late Raymond W. and Frieda Ludemann McCaffrey. He was raised in the Bronx, then attended college ...

Piotr Zoldak

Piotr Zoldak, age 58 of Amsterdam, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016.He was born on July 27, 1957, in Poland, a son of the late Juzef and Aniela Laszczak Zoldak.Mr. Zoldak was employed at Taylor Made in Gloversville.He is survived by three brothers, Jan Zoldak of New Jersey, Tadeusz Zoldak ...