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Obituaries

H. Stanley Becker

H. Stanley Becker, age 91, a resident of Mayfield, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home in Gloversville following a long illness. He was born in Mayfield, NY, on January 28, 1926. He attended school in Mayfield and was self-employed. He worked in logging and ...

Tressa Hopkins

Tressa V. Hopkins

Tressa V. Hopkins, age 89, of Edinburg, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam. She was born at home in Edinburg, NY, on October 21, 1927, to the late Walter and Ethel Wilbur Edwards. She attended Edinburg Common School and graduated in the class of ...

Kenneth S. Sponable Jr.

Kenneth S. Sponable Jr., 46, of Broadalbin, NY, died suddenly on Friday, July 21, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in Amsterdam, NY, on July 24, 1970, he was the son of Deborah Shelmandine Rogers and the late Kenneth S. Sponable Sr. A lifelong area resident, Ken was employed as a truck ...

Gary Dennie

Gary R. Dennie Sr.

Mr. Gary R. Dennie Sr., 76, of Gloversville, NY, entered eternal rest on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, NY, with his loving family at his bedside. Born in Gloversville on April 11, 1941, he was the son of the late Russell C. Dennie and Betty E. Lehman. He ...

Mary Weaver

Mary L. Weaver

Mary L. Weaver, 68, a longtime St. Johnsville resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the St. Johnsville Nursing Home, with her loving family by her side. She was born January 2, 1949, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, the daughter of Ruthe L. (Jones) (Yunk) Myers and the late ...

Audra Richardson

Audra S. Richardson

Audra S. Richardson, age 50, of Gloversville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 21, 2017, at her residence. She was born February 21, 1967, in Glens Falls, the daughter of Marjorie E. Wilson Bean of Gloversville and the late John H. Doak. She worked for many years as a waitress. ...

Glen Sanders

Glen P. Sanders

Glen P. Sanders, age 74, of Gloversville, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, following a short illness. He was born January 17, 1943, in Gloversville, the son of Eseck and Kathleen Deming Sanders. He served in the U.S. Air Force in England, France and Germany until ...

Michael Spinak

Michael D. Spinak

Michael D. Spinak, aged 69, passed away on June 23 in Chicago, IL, after a long battle with kidney disease. He was the son of Jay and Betty Spinak, who for many years owned Fair Meadows Farm on the Caroga Lake Road. Michael attended the Meco, McNab and Estee schools and graduated from ...

John Rulison

John P. Rulison

John P. Rulison, age 78, of Cambridge (formerly of Johnstown), passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, at The Mansion at South Union in Cambridge. He was born on August 17, 1938, in Amsterdam, son of the late Arthur M. Rulison and Gertrude Fennell Rulison. Mr. Rulison was a graduate of ...

Dr. Charles Mills

Charles D. Mills

Charles D. Mills, Ph.D., age 66, of Marine on St. Croix, MN and formerly of Gloversville, NY, passed away after a tenacious battle with an unrelenting cancer on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Charlie earned his Doctorate in Immunology from the University of Chicago and went on to research macrophage ...

Sondra L. Yates-DeThomasis

Sondra L. ‘Sam’ Yates-DeThomasis

Sondra L. “Sam” Yates-DeThomasis, age 45, of Rensselaer, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at her residence. She was born on October 13, 1971, in Gloversville, a daughter of the Brian Yates of Caroga Lake and the late Darlene Hayes Yates. Sondra was a Johnstown High School graduate ...

Charles Ashelman

Charles R. ‘Chuck’ Ashelman

Charles R. “Chuck” Ashelman, 79, of Mayfield, NY, died on July 20, 2017, at Mountain Valley Hospice following a difficult battle with cancer. Born on August 19, 1937, he was the son of the late Lyman and Nora Jane Ashelman. Chuck married Dianna T. Lemmey in 1959. They were happily married ...

Richard Simpson

Richard G. Simpson

Mr. Richard G. Simpson, 70, of Gloversville, passed away at Albany Medical Center with his loving son by his side. Born on April 19, 1947, he was the son of the late Willard and Hazel LaPort Simpson. A lifelong area resident, Richard was employed as an auto body mechanic. Richard spent ...

Richard Kucel

Richard D. Kucel

Richard D. Kucel, age 76 years, of Johnstown, NY, passed away on July 17, 2017, with his loving family by his side at Albany Medical Center. He was born December 18, 1940, in Gloversville, NY, and is the son of the late Lawrence Kucel and Betty (Merrill) Kucel. A private cremation took ...

Margaret Steltmann

Margaret Gilmour Steltmann

Margaret Gilmour Steltmann, age 96, of Irondequoit, N.Y., died Tuesday, July 18, at St. Ann’s Home in Rochester, N.Y. She was born Margaret Emma Gilmour on August 14, 1920, in Oswego, N.Y., to Mary Louise and John Gilmour. Margaret was a 1939 graduate of Oswego High School and a 1942 graduate ...

James Tracy Tate

James Tracy Tate, age 55, of Amsterdam, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam. He was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina, on May 27, 1962, a son of the late Lonnie and Bessie Tate. James was a high school graduate and was a career truck driver. Mr. ...

Kenneth J. ‘Jack’ Holliday

Kenneth J. “Jack” Holliday, age 81, of Caroga Lake, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born on June 14, 1936, in Amsterdam, a son of the late Arthur and Beatrice Metzner Holliday. Kenneth attended Wheelerville schools. He ...

Barbara Remington

Barbara Remington, 86, of Gloversville, NY, passed away on July 7, 2017, in Venice, Florida. Loving mother, grandmother and friend, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Barbara was born in Albany, NY, on October 17, 1930, and grew up on the family farm in East Greenbush. ...

Roger J. Elzenbeck

Roger J. Elzenbeck, 70, of Gloversville, passed away on March 1, 2017. Born in Gloversville, NY, on July 23, 1946, he was the son of the late Joseph and Sophia Bloss Elzenbeck. He is a graduate of Gloversville High School and worked as a machinist for many years at Curtin-Hebert Company of ...

Roberta Nellis

Roberta D. Nellis

Roberta D. Nellis, age 93, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home. Her loving family was by her side. Born in Milton, VT on February 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William and Belle Blake Sweeney. Roberta was raised ...