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Obituaries

LeRoy J. Lane

LeRoy J. Lane, age 76, of Bleecker, N.Y., passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Rucki Hospice Care Center, Zephyrhills, Fla. with is wife and son by his side. He was born June 22, 1943, in Johnstown, N.Y., the son of Clinton W. Lane and Catherine (Spencer) Lane. He was a graduate ...

Mary Louise McSpirit-Horning

Mary Louise “Mama Duke” McSpirit-Horning, 69, of Gloversville, New York, passed away peacefully January 19, 2020, at Nathan Littauer Hospital. She was born on May 14, 1950, in Amsterdam, New York to Stanley and Florence (James) Henderson. She attended school in Johnstown, and went on to ...

Levi C. Mosher

Levi C. Mosher, 87, of South Johnsburg Road, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, NY. He died peacefully of natural causes and he remained strong willed and of sound mind right up to the end. Born on September 8, ...

Connie Sue Emrick

Connie Sue Emrick, 53, of Burr Street, Gloversville, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Utica on June 26, 1966, a daughter of George and Clara Belle Crandall Dedicke and was a 1983 graduate of Ilion High School. Connie later ...

Lillian Edith [Brown] Hayner

Lillian Edith (Brown) Hayner, 93, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2020, at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a brief illness. She was a lifelong area resident who, up until weeks ago, was still snow blowing her own driveway and mowing her own lawn in the summer. Lillian was of ...

Mary L. Wojeski

Mary L. Wojeski of Amsterdam, died Sunday, January 19, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place, Amsterdam. A Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Stanislaus Church. Burial at St. John Cemetery.

Rosa [Aesch] Vergun

Rosa (Aesch) Vergun, age 90, of Gloversville, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. She was born in Gloversville, on May 30, 1929, a daughter of the late Alex Aesch and Marie Moser Aesch. Rosa was a graduate of Mayfield Central ...

Marsha L. Jones

Marsha L. Jones was called to be with the Lord on January 15, 2020. She was born in Gloversville, NY on May 10, 1954, to Melvin and Catherine (Roberts) Walker. Marsha worked at Coleco as a machine operator for years then went on to working at Wells Nursing Home as a housekeeper. With the help ...

Dolores Elizabeth Strobeck

Mrs. Dolores Elizabeth Strobeck, age 80, of Herkimer, died Monday, January 13, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica. She was born July 26, 1939, in Blue Mountain Lake, where she resided several years. She later lived in Duanesburg for over 20 years and Herkimer for eight years. ...

Doris M. Deuel

Doris M. Deuel, 93, of North Street, Broadalbin, died Sunday afternoon, January 12, 2020, at St. Mary’s Healthcare. She was born in Broadalbin on April 30, 1926, a daughter of Raymond and Elsie Carr Mosher and was a 1944 graduate of Perth Central School. Doris was a lifelong area ...

Gerard ‘Jerry’ M. Kelleher Sr.

Gerard “Jerry” M. Kelleher Sr., 84, of Mayfield, entered into his eternal life on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New York City on June 27, 1935, a son of Maurice and Harriet Collins Kelleher and grew up in Queens. Jerry was a resident of the town ...

Salvatore ‘Sal’ Cozzolino Jr.

Salvatore “Sal” Cozzolino Jr., 38, of Schenectady, NY, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Ellis Hospital. Sal was born on May 3, 1981, to Salvatore Cozzolino Sr. and his wife, the late Carolyn Bliven. He is survived by his father; two brothers; several nieces, nephews, aunts, ...

Carole A. Miller

Carole A. Miller, 77, of Gloversville, died January15, 2020, at Nathan Littauer Hospital. Born in Gloversville, she was the daughter of the late Art and Vivian Ferrar Smith. She was a CNA for many years at Wells Nursing Home. She is survived by her sons, Bill (Lucy) Conine and Michael ...

James W. ‘Jimbo’ McGrattan

James W. “Jimbo” McGrattan, age 61, of Gloversville, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady. He was born April 2, 1958, in Schenectady, the son of Cyril and Elizabeth MacFarlane McGrattan. He was employed for 31 years with New York State OCFS. He was a ...

Karen Lee Szabo

On January 11, 2020, Ms. Karen Lee Szabo, 66, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her beloved children, at Ellis Hospital ICU in Schenectady. This followed a courageous battle with an acute cardiac condition. She fought valiantly, as she had in previous health issues, until she ...

Margaret A. ‘Peggy’ Ferguson

Margaret A. “Peggy” Ferguson of Latham, 94, entered eternal life on Sunday, January 5, 2020. A longtime resident of the Latham area, she was born January 12, 1925, in Berwyn, IL to the late Leland G. and Helen (Dawley) Alford. Peggy was predeceased by three siblings and her husband, the ...

Joan Elaine Ecker

Joan Elaine Ecker, 80, of Albany, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Albany Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Born in Gloversville on November 10, 1939, Joan was the daughter of the late Wallace and Eleanor (Slonis) Benson. Joan was raised in Gloversville, ...

Cora M. Hayes

Cora M. Hayes, age 46, of Johnstown, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville. She was born on August 21, 1973, in Cooperstown, a daughter of the late James Humphrey and Joan Millington Humphrey of St. Johnsville, who survives. Cora ...

James ‘Jim’ Belknap Sr.

James “Jim” Belknap Sr. 68 of Johnstown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on Sunday, January 12, at Mt. Sanai Hospital in New York City after receiving a liver transplant on August 27. He will be loved and missed by his family and friends. He was born on June 26, ...

Karen Lee Szabo

On January 11, 2020, Ms. Karen Lee Szabo, 66, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her beloved children, at Ellis Hospital ICU in Schenectady. This followed a courageous battle with an acute cardiac condition. She fought valiantly, as she had in previous health issues, until she ...