Obituaries

Donald L. Rubsha

Donald L. Rubsha, age 80, a resident of Northville, passed on Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Albany Medical Center in Albany. He was born in Johnstown, NY on March 22, 1936, the son of the late Louis J. and Eva Rubsha. He was a graduate of Rhinebeck High School, class of 1954 and then went ...

Clifford Eugene LaFountain

Mr. Clifford Eugene LaFountain, 80, of North Street, Gloversville, died peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2017, at Ellis Hospital. A lifelong area resident, Clifford attended local schools and served proudly with the United States Army. He worked for MCA Universal and Lee Dye companies until ...

David P. Acker Sr.

David P. Acker Sr. of Scotia, NY, passed away at home on the morning of February 27, 2017. Born in Johnstown, NY, Mr. Acker was 81 years old. He was the elder son of the late Adolph and Elizabeth Acker (Elizabeth Sedivy) and had been predeceased by a brother, Paul D. Acker. He is survived by ...

Frances Elizabeth Gifford

Frances Elizabeth Gifford, 93, of Northville, died Monday, February 27, 2017. Frances Gifford, born May 5, 1923, of parents Chester Knoll and Frances (Merkle) Knoll, was preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter Gifford (1920-1995); and her five siblings, Ernest Knoll, Marvin Knoll, ...

Pastor Richard A. ‘Dick’ Hoff

Pastor Richard A. “Dick” Hoff, 67, of the Brainards Forge Road, Westport, died peacefully, Thursday, February 23, 2017, at his home, under the loving care of his family and High Peaks Hospice. He was born in Gloversville, September 18, 1949, the son of Albert and Shirley (Tyrrell) Hoff. ...

Evelyn E. Trippodo

Evelyn E. Trippodo, 89, of Gloversville, went home in the arms of the Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 4, 1927, in Haywarden, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Deanna McCormick Walker. Once ...

Esther Kucel

Esther Kucel, 93, of Gloversville, rested peacefully on February 27, 2017, at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home. She was the daughter of Peter and Frieda Parker. She married Stanley Kucel on February 4, 1945; he predeceased her on February 12, 2017. Esther and Stanley met while roller ...

Mary J. Osusky

Mary J. Osusky, age 68, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville with her family, friends, and loving son by her side. She was born on August 30, 1948, in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Lewis and Lena Rizzio Valachovic. Mary was ...

Charles ‘Charlie’ Robert Fox

Charles “Charlie” Robert Fox, 47, of Gloversville passed away peacefully on Friday, February 24, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 8, 1969 in Gloversville, he was the son of Ellen Rulison Johnson and the late Harold Fox, ...

Charles “Charlie” Schadow Sr.

Charles “Charlie” Schadow Sr., 69, of Hope, NY, passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side on February 24, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Gloversville, NY, he is the son of the late William Schadow and Doris (Hindes) Schadow. He is also predeceased by his ...

Nellie F. Greenfield

Nellie F. Greenfield, age 87 of Gloversville passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Albany Medical Center. She was born on February 25, 1929 in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Raymond Chester and Ruth Emma Snyder Ferguson. Nellie worked for several years at Woolworth’s in ...

Jeffrey G. ‘Froie’ Van Nostrand, Sr.

Jeffrey G. “Froie” Van Nostrand, Sr., 53, of Beech Street, Mayfield died Thursday February 23, 2017 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Amsterdam on November 5, 1963 and was a 1981 graduate of Mayfield Central School. Jeff lived in the Mayfield ...

Ethel A. Klena

Ethel A. Klena, age 87, a resident of Mayfield passed away at home on Thursday February 23, 2017. She was born in Gloversville, NY on September 23, 1929. The daughter of the late; Albert and Carrie Bowen Briggs. She was employed for many years at MCA Universal in Gloversville. Ethel was ...

Maryelizabeth Habla

Maryelizabeth Habla, 57 of Tribes Hill, NY; passed away Thursday evening February 23, 2017 at Albany Medical Center after a brief and courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Troy, NY on January 11, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Howard Betts, Sr. and Elizabeth DeVoe Betts. ...

Nellie F. Greenfield

Nellie F. Greenfield, age 87 of Gloversville passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Albany Medical Center. She was born on February 25, 1929 in Gloversville, a daughter of the late Raymond Chester and Ruth Emma Snyder Ferguson. Nellie worked for several years at Woolworth’s in ...

Margaret L. ‘Peg’ Zoellner

Margaret L. “Peg” Zoellner, of Johnstown, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center from complications relating to Alzheimers. Having lived in Glens Falls, Amsterdam, Johnstown and Northampton, she and her husband returned to ...

Eleanor Mogensen Adams

Eleanor Mogensen Adams, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. Eleanor was born and educated in Johnstown, the daughter of Lena and Harry Mogensen. She graduated from Johnstown High School and the Gloversville Business ...

Maryelizabeth Habla

Maryelizabeth Habla, 57, of Tribes Hill, NY, passed away Thursday evening, February 23, 2017, at Albany Medical Center after a brief and courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Troy, NY on January 11, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Howard Betts Sr. and Elizabeth DeVoe Betts who ...

Melody L. Frasier

Melody L. Frasier, 46, born April 20, 1970, passed away February 3, 2017. A celebration of her life will be held February 25, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gloversville American Legion.

Michael J. Gancarz

Michael J. Gancarz, 86, of Prospect Avenue, Gloversville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC. He was born on July 22, 1930, in Hackensack, NJ, a son of Michael and Minnie Bochenek Gancarz and was a 1948 graduate of Hackensack ...