Obituaries

John S. Miller

John S. Miller of Gloversville, NY, a retired Tractor Trailer Driver for K & H, Walden, NY and a longtime  resident of the area passed away  Monday, December 19, 2016, in Gloversville, NY.  He was 84. The son of the late Fraley Robert Miller and Mary Louise Miller, he was born June ...

Bonnie Jo Howard

Bonnie Jo Howard, 70, of Broadalbin passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born June 16, 1946, in Proctor, VT, she was the daughter of the late Jack J. and Theresa Champine Howard. Bonnie ...

Petar Vidoje Bjelica

Petar Vidoje Bjelica, age 79, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville. Petar was born on January 14, 1937, in Beograd, Jugoslavija (now Serbia) to Vidoje Bjelica and Jelena Loncarevic-Bjelica and was the second of ...

Betty Jean Elmendorf

Betty Jean Elmendorf, age 87, of Caroga Lake, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville. She was born on December 4, 1929, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Henry E. Gunsel and Ada Durey Gunsel. Betty was a graduate of Wheelerville ...

Anne C. Sullivan

Anne C. Sullivan, 82 of Streeter Road, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville with her loving family at her side. Born November 3, 1934 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, she was the daughter of the late John and Grace Martin ...

Mildred Malik

Mildred Malik, age 92, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville, with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 19, 1924 in Little Falls, a daughter of the late Paul Ferjanec and Mary Kostial Ferjanec. Mildred ...

Hugo G. Orloff

Mr. Hugo G. Orloff, age 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning December 21, 2016 at The St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center with his loving children at his side. The family is grateful for their care extended by the staff of the facility as well as Dr. Gregory ...

Betty Jean Elmendorf

Betty Jean Elmendorf, age 87, of Caroga Lake, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville. He was born on December 4, 1929, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Henry E. Gunsel and Ada Durey Gunsel. Betty was a graduate of Wheelerville ...

Brenda J. Foster

Brenda J. Foster, 65, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2016, at Nathan Littauer Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born December 18, 1951, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Florence James Henderson. Brenda and her husband Alfred ...

Eldon M. Claire

Eldon M. Claire, age 80, a resident of Northville, died Monday, December 19, 2016, at the St. Johnsville Nursing Home, where he had been a patient since December 2, 2106. He was born in Edinburg, NY on October 7, 1936, The son of the late James and Ethel Mureal Stone Claire. He was employed by ...

Robert James Pendl

Robert James Pendl, age 63, died unexpectedly on Saturday evening, December 17, 2016, at his Gloversville home. He was born September 26, 1953, in Niskayuna, the son of the late Oscar and Wanda Burnako Pendl. He served in the U.S. Army from 1982 to 1985. Since the age of twelve he worked in ...

Frank A. ‘Poppy’ Van Skiver

Frank A. “Poppy’ Van Skiver, age 89, of Gloversville (Meco), passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2016, at his home. Born February 24, 1927, in El Centro, California, he was the son of the late Morgan Van Skiver and Dorothy Van Skiver Sleezer. Frank graduated from high school ...

Charles R. Farrar

Charles R. Farrar passed away on December, 18 2016, at the age of 94. He was born on February, 14, 1922, to Jesse and Lela Countryman Farrar and lived his early life in North Bush and Newkirks, town of Caroga. Later he transferred from Wheelerville School to Johnstown High School for his senior ...

Frank A. ‘Poppy’ Van Skiver

Frank A. “Poppy” Van Skiver, age 89, of Gloversville (Meco), passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2016, at his home. Born February 24, 1927, in El Centro, California, he was the son of the late Morgan Van Skiver and Dorothy Van Skiver Sleezer. Frank graduated from high school ...

Estelle Brace

Estelle Brace died peacefully on December 17, 2016, at her home in Park Ridge, NJ. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1917, the daughter of Herman and Ida Kerbel. Her family moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey, where she graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1935 . Then they ...

Jane Ann Marie Lebel

Jane Ann Marie Lebel, 26, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Albany Medical Center following a lifelong illness. Born January 5, 1990, in Manhasset, New York, Jane Ann was the daughter of Richard G. and Mary Jane Gyves Lebel. Jane Ann had a profound ...

Mary Lou Smith

Mary Lou Smith, 75, of Amsterdam, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at St. Mary’s Hospital. Born on May 12, 1941, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Hanna Struensee. A lifelong resident of the area, Mary Lou graduated from ...

Kevin M. Kane

Kevin M. Kane, 42, of Schenectady, New York, passed away peacefully after a long illness with his family by his side on December 11, 2016. He was an avid outdoor enthusiast who loved hunting and fishing. He attended school in Johnstown, N.Y. He was a certified small engine mechanic and ...

Albert E. Slade

Albert E. Slade (1923-2016) Albert E. Slade, husband, father, soldier, engineer, mentor and friend to all who came to know him died peacefully December 5, 2016, at a hospital in Mountain View, California. He was 93 years old. He died after a brief hospitalization following a year-long and ...

David E. Hornidge

David E. Hornidge, age 49, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at his residence. He was born on September 27, 1967, in Gloversville, a son of Edward K. Hornidge of Johnstown, who survives and the late Joanne B. Brennan Hornidge. David, also known as “Harv,” ...