STAMFORD — Rita Raso, 77, formerly of Bethany Village and Freehold, passed away at Robinson Terrace in Stamford on Friday, Sept. 26, 2003.
She was born in New York City on May 28, 1926, daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Piettro.
Rita Raso was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.
Her husband, George Raso, predeceased her.
Her pleasure in life was spoiling her granddaughters with her Italian food, homemade spaghetti sauce and tender love. Her focus in life was on her family, her love of cooking and shopping.
Surviving are two sons, Daniel Raso and his wife, Annette of Greenville, and Michael Raso and his wife, Marianne of Stamford; four grandchildren, Katie, Anne, Valerie and Diane Raso; a brother, Daniel Piettro of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by a brother, Sebastian Piettro; and a sister, Lucy Vignola.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.
The family thanks the Catskill Area Hospice and staff at Robinson Terrace for their loving care and concern.
Those who desire may contribute in her memory to the Catskill Area Hospice, the Robinson Terrace Auxiliary, Stamford, NY 12167 or to the Greenville Rescue Squad, Greenville, NY 12083.
Bruce R. Williams
YARDLEY, Pa. — Bruce R. Williams, 44, of Yardley, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.
Bruce has resided in Yardley for 10 years after living in Schenevus for three years from 1995 through 1998.
Bruce worked as operations manager at Caring People Alliance (CPA), a not-for-profit organization in Philadelphia.
Bruce was the loving husband for 21 years of Anne-Marie Williams; the loving father of daughter, Jannette K. Williams, and son, Christopher K. Williams. He was the beloved son of Robert and Judith Williams of Gloucester, Mass. He is also survived by his sister, Donna A. Williams of Columbia, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Anja Kiraly, Schenevus; his brother-in-law, Richard Kiraly, owner of Chief Schenevus Restaurant, Schenevus; and his sister-in-law, Linda Kiraly of Philadelphia, Pa.
We love and miss you Bruce, you and your laugh!
Memorial contributions can be made to: CPA/Bruce Williams Memorial Fund, Attn.: Arlene Bell, 230 S. Broad St., Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
John W. Barlow
BOVINA — Memorial services for John Wilbur Barlow, who died on Sept. 9, 2003, will be conducted by the Rev. Bert More at the Bovina United Presbyterian Church, Bovina Center, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at 1 p.m.
The family requests that donations be made to Delaware Opportunities, in the absence of flowers.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home of Delhi.
Elvire Mac Lachlan
ONEONTA — Elvire Layton Mac Lachlan, 322 Bliss Gulf Road, formerly of 7 Cherry St., Oneonta, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, after suffering a heart attack.
She was born Sept. 10, 1919, in New Glasow, Nova Scotia, Canada.
She married Thomas Robin Mac Lachlan on Sept. 10, 1937, in Great Village, Nova Scotia, Canada. Thomas predeceased her on Jan. 2, 1999.
Elvire was the daughter of Burbee and Bernice (Newcomb) Layton, and attended schools in Canada and Pennsylvania. She also attended SUCO.
Elvire was a member of the First Methodist Church in Oneonta. Elvire and Thomas left Flushing, and moved to Mount Vision in 1946, to raise their family. In 1957, the family moved to Oneonta, where Elvire taught piano lessons. Both she and Thomas influenced many generations with their instruction and appreciation of music.
Elvire was a member of the Delhi Artists Group, and she displayed her paintings at many local establishments. She also participated in various art shows.
Elvire was an avid animal lover, and was "mother" to approximately 100 animals during her lifetime.
Elvire is survived by a son, Al and Judy Mac Lachlan of Oneonta; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shelby Mac Lachlan of El Segundo, Calif., Sandy and George Ackerman of Amherst, and Ruth and Scott Nimelstein of Mandeville, La. and Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Scott Mac Lachlan of Sidney, Mark and Deb Mac Lachlan of Holbrook, Lisa Nimelstein of Philadelphia, Pa., Lauren of Mandeville, La., Thomas, and Christa Ponticelli of Amherst; two great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Matthew Mac Lachlan. Also survived by two sisters-in-law, Donalda Nelson and Helen Mac Lachlan; and brother-in-law, Malcom and Josephine Mac Lachlan of Canada; nephew, Arthur Harrigan and wife Kathy, their children; and several other nieces and nephews.
Elvire was predeceased by brother Frank; sisters Virginia Marietta Wallace, Elizabeth Caroline Bentley and Margaret Newcomb Harrigan.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
A service and memorial service will be held at Great Village, Nova Scotia, Canada, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a remembrance to Oneonta Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 1083, Oneonta, NY 13820 for a musical or art scholarship in memory of Elvire Mac Lachlan to be awarded to an Oneonta High School graduate or to the Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 4845 Route 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Cards with special thoughts or remembrances may be sent to 322 Bliss Gulf Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements are by the Lewis-Hurley Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
Mary A. Serdy
WORCESTER — Mary A. Serdy, 76, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
She was born March 7, 1927, in Dubrovka, Slovakia, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Serdy) Tkac.
She married Edward J. Serdy on June 7, 1947, in Montreal, Canada.
In September 1999, Mrs. Serdy moved to Worcester from Stamford, Conn. In Stamford, she was a member of Jednota, the First Catholic Slovak Union and the Altar Rosary Society of St. Benedict's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Edward J. Serdy, of Worcester; a daughter, Barbara and her husband, Bob Kersman of Worcester; two sons, Edward F. and his wife, Linda Serdy of Worcester, and Robert J. and his wife, Karen Serdy of Sandwich, Mass.; seven grandchildren, Desiree and her husband, Kevin Bennison, Zachary Kersman, Edward W. and Andrew Serdy, Sara, Matthew and Lauren Serdy; a sister, Anna Ragan of Montreal, Canada; a brother, Michael and his wife, Anne Tkac of Montreal, Canada; and several nieces, nephews and a grandniece.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the E.J. Skinner Co. Funeral Chapel in Worcester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, in Worcester, celebrated by the Rev. Edward Golding. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Worcester Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 191, Worcester, NY 12197 or the Alzheimer's Association, Capital District Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206.
Funeral arrangements are by the E.J. Skinner Co., 155 Main St., Worcester.
Mable L. Perry
HERKIMER — Memorial services for Mrs. Mable L. Perry, 85, formerly of Cherry Valley, who passed away on Aug. 25, 2003, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at the United Methodist Church, Main Street, Cherry Valley, with the Rev. Lyman Johnson officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Albert E. Fudger
Thursday, April 29, 2004
Albert E. Fudger, 88, of S. Melcher St., Johnstown, died Wednesday, April 28, at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.
Born Oct. 16, 1915 in Amsterdam, the son of Fred and Martha Philpot Fudger. He attended Johnstown schools, then served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific 1943-46.
Mr. Fudger started Fudger Decorators in the 1950s, then he worked as a clerk for the U.S. Postal service until 1976.
He was of the Protestant faith. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Fudger owned and operated Fudgers Pool Hall with his father-in-law, Clarence Beem.
He was married to Caroline Beem Fudger on Oct. 7, 1939, who survives.
He is also survived by two brothers, Fred Fudger of Santa Ana, CA and James Fudger of Northampton; grandchildren, alan Fudger, Daniel Fudger, Betsey Saltsman, Jennifer Spellman, Thomas Fudger, Albert Fudger; four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Henry Fudger; four brothers and three sisters.
A funeral will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown with the Rev. R.W. Williams, chaplain of Mt. Valley Hospice. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda. Calling hours will be Friday 4-7 pm. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boston Childrens Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
Robert F. Young
Mr. Robert F. Young, 47, of St. Hwy. 309, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 25, 2006. He was born February 8, 1959 in Gloversville, the son of Frank and Marlene Woodcock Young. He was educated in Gloversville schools and employed as a mechanic in the family business, Frank Young Used Cars. Rick was devoted to helping his parents, especially since his father's illness. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, mostly at Black Lake. He was also a stock car enthusiast and often worked on the cars. He was also a member of the Bleecker Fish and Game Club. In addition to his parents of Bleecker, he is survived by a daughter, Joanna Christman and her husband John of Cabot, Vermont; two sons, Richard Young and his companion, Jen of N. Carolina and James Young and his companion, Magon of Sheffield, Vermont. He is also survived by two sisters, Cindy Spraker and her husband Ed of Bleecker and Terry Jones and her husband Fred of Nelliston; one brother, Mark A. Young and his wife Brenda of Bleecker. Additional survivors include three grandchildren, Lyndsay, James Jr. and Brittney. Surviving nieces and nephews are Mark Young Jr., Edward Spraker II, Alisha Young, Amber Jones and Jolene Young. He dearly loved his dog, Lucky. Richard was predeceased by a brother, Frank Young Jr. Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Friday from the Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon prior to the service. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.
William V. 'Buster' Andrews
Mr. William V. "Buster" Andrews, 86, of Gloversville, formerly of Park Street, entered heaven on March 31, 2003, surrounded by his family. William was born May 13, 1916 in Burlington, Vt., moving as a young child to Gloversville.
He was an Army veteran of WW II, serving as a medic in Saipan. William worked for Spanish American Skin Co. and Derma Trading in Gloversville. He was a member of VFW Post 2077 and DAV Chapter 122, both in Gloversville. Awaiting Williams' arrival are his mother, Mary A. Corley Maddock; his brothers, Roy Corley and James. Also his long time companion, Marjorie Van Dusen. Among those who have the privilege of carrying on William's spirit are his five children, MaryAnn Jensen of Amsterdam, Bill B. Andrews and Jane Cirillo and husband Joe of Gloversville, Barbara Fetter and husband Roy of Mariaville Lake and Martin Andrews of Gloversville. He has nine grandchildren, Garth, Jolyn, Todd, Cindy, Lee, Danielle, Christina, Kyle and Paul. Also seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville in the new section. The family will receive friends today 6 to 8 p.m. at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker Street, Gloversville.
Doris M. Dunham
Thursday, April 03, 2003
Doris M. Dunham, 73, of Gloversville, died Wednesday at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady after a short illness. Born April 18, 1929 in Gloversville, NY, she was the daughter of Joseph L. and Bessie M. Dallman Meher. She was a graduate of Gloversville High School and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Dunham was employed for 38 years by the former Decca Records of Gloversville as a press operator and also was employed as a school bus aid for the Gloversville School District. She was a member of the Johnstown D.A.V. Auxiliary.
On February 26, 1949 she married her husband, Carl G. Dunham. He predeceased her on August 24, 1996. She was also predeceased by one sister, Emma Meher; and four brothers, Delbert, Albert, Joseph and John Meher.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth Dunham of Gloversville; two daughters, Sharon Brasure of Gloversville and Deborah Purcell of Johnstown; one brother, Marvin Meher of Northville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Roy W. Schoolcraft
Mr. Roy W. Schoolcraft, 88, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at St. Petersburg Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida after a short illness.
He was born in Gloversville May 24, 1914, the son of the late Charles and Emma Taylor Schoolcraft.
Roy was a 1932 graduate of Gloversville High School.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II throughout Northern France and England. Roy served as a staff sergeant in General Eisenhower's Headquarter Detachment SAHFE for the European Theater of Operations. He was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Service medal, WW II Victory medal and the Armed Forces Good Conduct medal.
After the war, he returned to the Gloversville area and resumed his employment at General Electric, Schenectady, until his retirement in 1974.
Roy will be remembered as a well-liked and respected member of the community and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mildred Ort Schoolcraft; son, Larry; daughter, Linda; two grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Fort Worth, Texas. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 East Main, Johnstown.
Friends and family may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the NYPD Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, 40 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038. His grandson is a patrolman with the New York City Police Department.
Antoinette (Ambrose) M. Brooks
Monday, April 03, 2006
Antoinette (Ambrose) M. Brooks, 74, a resident for 26 years at the Fulton Co. Residential Healthcare Facility, died Sunday at Nathan Littauer Hospital. Born in Gloversville, November 27, 1931, the daughter of Alessio and Anna Olivia Ambrose. She was a receptionist at Frank Ambrose Photography Studio many years ago. She was of the Catholic faith. On October 15, 1955 she married Robert Brooks who survives. Also survived by her son, Jay Brooks of South Carolina, brother, Frank (Betty) Ambrose and sister, Mary Palkovic, both of Gloversville. There will be no funeral services. Cremation will be at Leatherstocking Crematory, Cherry Valley. Arrangements are being handled by Amico Funeral Home, 150 South Main, Gloversville.
Daniel A. Alter
Daniel A. Alter of 212 Reed Street, Northville, New York, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 2, 2003. At the age of 92, Dan accepted Jesus as his Savior and Lord.
Dan was born on November 1, 1910, the son of the late Erving M. Alter and Lavinia Wittenbeck Alter. He graduated from the Northville Central School; and as a young man, worked with his father at the former A & P store in Northville. He ended his work career with over 35 years as a dedicated postal clerk at the U.S. Post Office in Northville, retiring in 1976.
On January 7, 1940, he married the former Nancy Benson, who predeceased him in 1969. Nancy was the love of his life, and he cherished his years of marriage with her.
Dan is survived by his son, Dennis Alter, Dennis' daughter, Heather Alter and her son, Dan's beloved great-grandson, Brandon Heroth, all of Gloversville. He is also survived by his son, Michael Alter and his wife Judy, their children, Molly and Rob Whittaker and their daughter, Dan's precious princess, Madison, his great-granddaughter, all of Northville; and Matthew Alter and his finance´e, Dorothea Suitor of Burlington, Vermont; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews and many friends. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were all the joy of his life.
Dan was predeceased by three sisters, Edna, Elnora and Ethel and one brother, William Alter.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, April 4th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge Street, Northville, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 11:30 a.m. with the Reverend George Hopper, associate pastor of the Baptist Church of Northville officiating. Burial will be in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Church of Northville Youth Fund or to the American Cancer Society.