Obituaries

Edna Mae Bottisti

Edna Mae Bottisti, resident of Amsterdam, NY, died peacefully on April 22, at Albany Medical Center surrounded by her family. She is survived by her sister, MaryLou Van Muiswinkel; her five children, Robert Bellinger (Phyllis), Dawn Platt (Robert), Deborah Berlin, Anthony Bottisti Jr. (Rita) ...

Beverly Schreyer Gifford

Beverly Schreyer Gifford, 95, of Gloversville, NY, passed away peacefully, at Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown, New York. She was the daughter of Sarah and Earl Schreyer, and was of the Roman Catholic faith. Beverly was born on August 11, 1921, and was a 1939 graduate of Canajoharie High ...

Dorothy F. Sweet

Dorothy F. Sweet, age 91, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown. She was born February 1, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York. She was a daughter of the late William and Grace Sohl. Dorothy was raised in Brooklyn where she attended local ...

Pat Cain

It is with a very heavy heart that we share that Pat Cain of Sloansville, passed away on April 20, 2017. Pat’s greatest pleasure was being with Bert and the “kids” — Angel and Moosey. They were by her side daily as she slowly left them. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held ...

Karen E. (Wheeler) Foster

Karen E. (Wheeler) Foster, 59, of Gloversville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at her home after a brief illness. Born May 12, 1957, in East Greenbush, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Grace Riddle Wheeler. Karen was a graduate of Fulton-Montgomery Community ...

Patrick A. McNulty

Patrick A. McNulty, 47, of Elmer Avenue, Schenectady, died Sunday, April 23, 2107, at Ellis Hospital. Patrick was born in Glens Falls to Percilla Benson McNulty and the late Edward McNulty. Patrick attended Schalmont High School and Schenectady County Community College. He worked as a bouncer ...

Carmeta Sophie Stahler

On Monday, April 24, 2017, Carmeta Sophie Stahler, 98, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 17, 1919, to parents, Joseph and Sophie Labunski. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Plain, where she was born, raised, educated and married. She was ...

Melody Jean Miller

Melody Jean Miller, 60, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long illness. Born February 13, 1957, in Gloversville, she was the daughter of the late John and Cora Miller. Melody dedicated her life to ...

Beverly Schreyer Gifford

Beverly Schreyer Gifford, 95, of Gloversville, NY, passed away peacefully, at Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown, New York. She was the daughter of Sarah and Earl Schreyer, and of the Roman Catholic faith. Beverly was born on August 11, 1921, and was a 1939 graduate of Canajoharie High School. ...

Marilyn J. Bellinger

Mrs. Marilyn J. Bellinger, 86, of Canajoharie, New York, died Monday, April 24, 2017, at Palatine Nursing Home, with her family by her side. Born on May 4, 1930, in Gloversville, NY, she was the daughter of Arthur M. Fleming and Genevieve R. Hyde Fleming. She was a graduate of Canajoharie ...

Karen E. (Wheeler) Foster

Karen E. (Wheeler) Foster, 59, of Gloversville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at her home after a brief illness. Born May 12, 1957, in East Greenbush, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Grace Riddle Wheeler. Karen was a graduate of Fulton-Montgomery ...

Benjamin M. Rose Sr

Benjamin M. Rose Sr., 64, of Reed Hill Road, Fultonville, NY, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, NY. Born February 1, 1953, in Amsterdam, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Anna May Schichler Rose. Ben received his education in the ...

John C. Kitchen

John C. Kitchen, 54, of Johnstown, passed unexpectedly on April 18, 2017. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a calling period on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ehle and Barnett Family Funeral Home LLC, 15 N. Williams St., Johnstown, NY, 12095. A funeral service ...

John V. “Tag” Tagliaferri

John V. “Tag” Tagliaferri, age 72, of Gloversville, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville, with his family at his side. He had battled with cardiac amyloidosis for four years. He was born March 30, 1945, in Gloversville, the son of Albert and Carmela ...

Arlene R. Skaine

Arlene R. Skaine, 88, passed away April 19, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, NY. She was born on February 10, 1929, to the late Floyd and Ethel Ellsworth Rulison. Arlene was married to the late John Skaine Sr. They celebrated 52 years of marriage until his passing in 2004; together ...

Flora A. Mellis

Flora A. Mellis, 88, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017. Flora was born, December 3, 1928, and raised in Gloversville, New York, the daughter of the late Victor and Phyllis Masala. She spent over fifty years with her husband, Robert Mellis. She worked as a school crossing guard at ...

Regina (Jeannie) Bojarski

Regina (Jeannie) Bojarski, 99, of Northville, NY, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Albany Medical Center due to complications from a stroke. Born in Schenectady on June 29, 1917, Regina was the daughter of Stanley and Anna Markowski Szczepanski. She was a graduate of Mont Pleasant ...

Adelina ‘Lena’ Christiano

Adelina “Lena” Christiano, age 98, of Gloversville, died Thursday morning, April 20, 2017, at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, Gloversville, where she had resided for the past five years. She was born September 29, 1918, in Gloversville, the daughter of Joseph and Angeline DiCiero ...

Flora A. Mellis

Flora A. Mellis, 88, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017. Flora was born, December 3, 1928, and raised in Gloversville, New York, the daughter of the late Victor and Phyllis Masala. She spent over 50 years with her husband, Robert Mellis. She worked as a school crossing guard at Cayadutta ...

Arlene R. Skaine

Arlene R. Skaine, 88, passed away April 19, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, NY. She was born on February 10, 1929, to the late Floyd and Ethel Ellsworth Rulison. Arlene was married to the late John Skaine Sr. They celebrated 52 years of marriage until his passing in 2004; together ...