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Obituaries

Alfred ‘Big Al’ Kirby

Mr. Alfred “Big Al” Kirby, 76, of State Highway 10, Canajoharie, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, August 24, 2018, in Oneonta. Born on April 24, 1942, in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Alfred Kirby and Eleanor Harrison Kirby. He attended school in New York City and Deposit. He ...

Tess Ann (Smith) Hart

Mrs.Tess Ann (Smith) Hart, age 75, of State Hwy 331 (town of Oppenheim), a lifelong St. Johnsville resident, joined her late husband, John J. Oliver, III, in heaven on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown. At the time of her passing, she was in the comfort and care of ...

John Henry [Jack] Buchanan

John Henry (Jack) Buchanan, 89, of Greene, NY formerly of Gloversville, NY, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the home of his daughter. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Beverly Belle (Wands) Buchanan. He is survived by his sister, Eleanor ...

Doris ‘Peg’ E. Galpin

Doris “Peg” E. Galpin, 89, of Meco, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, with family by her side. Born on September 11, 1928, in Flat Creek NY, she was the daughter of the late Maynard and Alma Abel Folmsbee. Peg was a proud graduate of Gloversville High School where she participated in ...

Graham John Nellis

Graham John Nellis, 81, of Hayes Road East, Hawkinsville, husband of Ramona, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018, while surrounded by his loving family at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica. John was born in Little Falls, on February 11, 1937, a son of Graham John and Ida Mae Stewart ...

Sandra J. (Suchy) Stefo

Sandra J. (Suchy) Stefo, age 75, of Mayfield, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at her residence. She was born on January 1, 1943, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late John Suchy and Eleanor Slosek Suchy. Sandra was a graduate of Johnstown High School and received her ...

Ruth Esther Sanders

Ruth Esther Sanders, age 76, of Lassellsville, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville with her loving family by her side. She was born on January 20, 1942, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Walter Shults and Anna Morford Shults Bronk. Ruth ...

Ethel M. (Simonds) Larrabee

Ethel M. (Simonds) Larrabee, age 91, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam. She was born on October 10, 1926, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Hayes) Simonds. Ethel was employed at several local glove factories for ...

Michael A. Riska

Michael A. Riska, age 76, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the Albany Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 2, 1941, in Amsterdam, a son of the late Henry Riska and Chessie Bienick Riska. Michael was a graduate of Johnstown High ...

Arlene Ann (Mayville) Cramer

Arlene Ann (Mayville) Cramer, age 47, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, with her loving and devoted family by her side. She was born on June 3, 1971, in Schenectady, New York. Arlene spent most of her early years in New York but was blessed to spend time with another family in California ...

Robert D. Grant Sr

Robert D. Grant Sr., 62, died August 22, 2018, at Mt. Valley Hospice House surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Gloversville, August 23, 1955, he was the son of his late parents, John F. and Adeline Pianelli Grant. Robert was the plant manager at Fiberglass Industry in Amsterdam, for ...

Larry A. Hill

Mr. Larry A. Hill, age 77, of Mayfield, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2018, at the Fulton Center for Rehab in Gloversville, NY. Larry was born in Ephratah, NY, on April 14, 1941, the son of the late Arthur Hill and Gladys Heroth Hill. Larry is a graduate of Oppenheim-Ephratah Central ...

John Henry ‘Jack’ Buchanan

John Henry (Jack) Buchanan, 89, of Greene, NY formerly of Gloversville, NY, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the home of his daughter. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Beverly Belle (Wands) Buchanan. He is survived by his sister, Eleanor ...

George E. Betor Jr.

George E. Betor Jr., 70, formerly of Gloversville, NY, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018. Born in Gloversville November 10, 1947, he was the son of the late George and Rose Betor. He owned and co-owned a few small businesses in his lifetime including the Four Point Tavern in Mayfield and Meco ...

Dennis C. ‘Denny’ Ostrander,

Dennis C. “Denny” Ostrander, age 73, of Mayfield, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018, at Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany with his loving family by his side. He was born on October 10, 1944, in Amsterdam, a son of the late Leon Ostrander and Gladys Frasier Ostrander. Dennis ...

Anita Walker

Anita Walker passed away peacefully in the morning hours of August 18. Born at home in Johnstown on July 23, 1924, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Baum) Dovey. She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Dorothy (Greenfield), Esther (Aguilera) and Ruth (Finch); and her ...

Brenda M. Allen

Brenda M. Allen, age 66, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 12, 1951, in Amsterdam, a daughter of the late Richard G. and Frances Calhoun Pedrick. Brenda was a ...

Anita Walker

Anita Walker passed away peacefully in the morning hours of August 18. Born at home in Johnstown on July 23, 1924, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Baum) Dovey. She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Dorothy (Greenfield), Esther (Aguilera) and Ruth (Finch); and her ...

William Robert ‘Bill’ Holland Jr.

Mr. William Robert “Bill” Holland Jr., 84, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, at his residence in Salisbury, NC. Born August 3, 1934, in Amsterdam, NY, he was the son of the late William Robert Holland Sr. and Blanche Bell Becker Holland. Mr. Holland was educated in the Amsterdam, NY ...

Keith A. Dufresne

Mr. Keith A. Dufresne, 58, of Burtonville Road, Fultonville, passed away peacefully on Friday August 17, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving children. Born on July 10, 1960 in Cortland, NY a son of Eugene and Joan (Dunn) Dufresne, he was a graduate of Herkimer High School in 1978, ...