Obituaries

Donald Melendez

Mr. Donald Melendez, 56 of Bleeker Street in Gloversville passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 8, 2016 at his home.Donald was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He resided in Troy, NY for many years and was proud of working as a Self Employed Contractor.There will be no formal calling ...

Jean Elizabeth Luft Wrobel

Mrs. Jean Elizabeth Luft Wrobel, 77, of Little Falls, formerly of Fort Plain, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.Born on December 11, 1938 in Fort Plain, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Alberta Sparks Luft. Jean was a life-long ...

Shirley A. Anderson

Shirley A. Anderson, of Mayfield, NY passed away peacefully at her home on July7, 2016. Born October 4, 1937, in Lynn, MA, she is the daughter of the late, Ellsworth and Louise Patten Scranton.Survivors include, sons Roger (Ellen) Bergman of Gloversville, Donald (Diane) Bergman of Chester, NH ...

Harold G. Elmendorf

Harold G. Elmendorf, 94 of Naples, Fl. passed away July 7, 2016. He was born November 23, 1921 in Gloversville.He was a WWII Veteran served in the Air Force as a pilot and mechanic.He worked many years for the Ford Dealership. In 1959 he started his own business, H.G. Elmendorf Auto Trim. He ...

Antoinette ‘Toni’ Francisco

Antoinette "Toni" Francisco, 75, of Amsterdam passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by her loving family.Born on September 16, 1940 in Hamtramck, Michigan, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Wojick Ziemianski. Once Toni moved to the area, ...

Loretta Welke

Loretta Welke, of McKay Road Amsterdam, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7th, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was 78 years old.Born on November 1st, 1937, in Amsterdam, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis Bartosik and ...

Florence T. Benjes

Florence T. Benjes, age 67, of Hudson, passed away on June 30, 2016 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, Following a long illness.Born September 24, 1948 in Gloversville she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Theresa Ozabal Benjes.She was a graduate of Johnstown High School and ...

Janette E. Maxian-Willsey

Janette E. Maxian-Willsey, age 73, of Gloversville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday July 6, 2016, at Albany Medical Center, with her family at her side.Born on December 10, 1942 in Gloversville, NY, she was known as "Snooky". Janette was the only daughter of six children born to the ...

Arlene J. Agerter

Arlene J. Agerter, age 71, of Mayfield, passed away on Sunday July 10, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.Born on February 10, 1945 in Gloversville she was the daughter of the late John R. and Iva Handy Dutcher.Arlene was employed at the former Continental Knit and Coleco.She was united in ...

Mary K. Dingman

Mary K. Dingman, 98, of 54 James St. Gloversville, N.Y., passed away Sunday July 10, 2016 at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 9, 1917 in Plymouth, Conn. the daughter of Joseph and Frances Checevotes Kucel. She was united in marriage to Claude Dingman in 1945 and he passed away ...

Dorothy Palmateer Lewis

Dorothy Palmateer Lewis passed away on March 21, 2016.She was born July 21, 1946, in Gloversville, N.Y., the daughter of Charles Palmateer and Gretta Hanson Palmateer Groves, both deceased. She graduated from Gloversville High School in 1964, State University of New York at Cortland with a BSE ...

Francis Edward Plew

Francis Edward Plew, 77, of Henrietta Boulevard, Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully Thursday evening July 7, 2016 with his loving family by his side.Born in Albany, NY, on August 14, 1938, he was the son of the late Frank Edward and Ann Paluba Plew.Fran was a graduate of Colonie Central High ...

Lawrence W. Hogan Jr.

Lawrence W. Hogan Jr., 87, of Edinburg, NY, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2016, following a brief illness. He died surrounded by his loving family at his home on the Great Sacandaga Lake.Born in Warren, PA on January 16, 1929, he was the son of the late Lawrence W. and Mary Gallagher Hogan. ...

Dominick Joseph ‘Dom’ LaFountain

Dominick Joseph "Dom" LaFountain, 12, of Northville, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, after a tragic accident.He was born on August 10, 2003, in Gloversville, New York, son of Robert Eugene Potter and Tabitha Lynn (Filkins) Potter and was currently a student at Northville Central School in ...

Richard D. Boyd

Richard D. Boyd, 73, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 06, 2016, at his home surrounded by his beloved family.Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. ...

Albert Corbin Higgins

Albert Corbin Higgins was born in New York City on November 1, 1930. He died of cancer on May 5, 2016, in Johnstown, where he had lived for more than 40 years. He received a BS and an MA from Fordham University, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina.In 1957 he married ...

Viola Bucci

Miss Viola Bucci, 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2016, after a brief illness. She was a lifetime resident of the city of Gloversville. Viola was the daughter of the late Nick and Jennie DiCiero Bucci. She was a glove worker for most of her life and after retiring, she was the ...

Florence O. Kuebaugh

Florence O. Kuebaugh, age 83, of Gloversville, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, at Wilkinson Resident Health Care Facility.Born on September 12, 1932, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late James and Olive Fredenburg Peets.Florence was a graduate of Johnstown High School, class of ...

Louise Moses

Louise Moses of Marlborough, MA, formerly of Gloversville, retired accountant, passed away on June 26. Louise was predeceased by her husband, Ralph.Louise was a longtime member of Pine Brook Country Club and a Master bridge player. She was an active volunteer for the hospital auxiliary, the ...

Ruth E. Klohck

Ruth E. Klohck, in her 100th year, died Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Teresian House, Albany. She was born in Gloversville on September 16, 1916, the daughter of Ruth (Robinson) Andrist and Jerome L. Andrist.She was a graduate of Gloversville High School and Gloversville Business School. Ruth ...