HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - Mrs. Lorraine Kelly Maynard, who held many volunteer positions with the Hudson Valley Girl Scout Council in Albany, died Tuesday at Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, N.J., after a long illness. Mrs. Maynard, of Hackettstown, N.J., was 89.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Maynard had lived in Albany before moving to Colombia, South America. In 1963, she moved to Allendale, N.J., and in 1980 to Hackettstown, where she had lived with her daughter.
She was a graduate of Ellis Hospital School of Nursing and was a registered nurse.
Mrs. Maynard was a member of St. Helen's Church in Niskayuna.
Her husband, Dudley E. Maynard, died in 1994.
Survivors include two daughters, Marianne Maynard of Allendale, N.J., and Lorraine Maynard of Hackettstown, N.J.
A service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St., Schenectady, followed at 9 a.m. at St. Helen's CHurch, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 3 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
JOHNSTOWN - Mrs. Marcia Dibble, 81, of Prospect Street, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Extension Health Care Facility after a long illness.
Born and educated in Cobleskill, Mrs. Dibble was a homemaker.
She was a Protestant.
Mrs. Dibble was a member of the Johnstown 50 Plus Senior Citizen Center.
Her husband, Floyd Dibble, whom she married in 1941, died in 1983.
Survivors include two sons, Wesley and Lloyd Dibble, both of St. Johnsville; a daughter, Maryann Butler of Johnstown; two brothers, Robert Borest of Florida and Stanley Borest of Cobleskill; two sisters, Beatrice Winnie of Albany and Irene Snyder of Cobleskill; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or to charity.
WARWICK, R.I. - Mrs. Mary Mollica Cuoco, 86, formerly of Schenectady, died Saturday at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J.
Born and educated in Schenectady, Mrs. Cuoco was a graduate of the old Schenectady High School. She moved to Warwick in 1995.
She worked with her husband for many years in the family business, Artic Freeze Co. She was also a homemaker.
Mrs. Cuoco was a member of the Senior Citizens Center in Rotterdam.
She was a communicant of St. Madeleine-Sophie Roman Catholic Church in Rotterdam.
Michael J. Cuoco, whom she married Sept. 11, 1938, died in 1995.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane J. Considine of Bridgewater, N.J., and Joan E. DeMarco of Warwick, R.I.; a sister, Thomasina Ferrucci of Charlton; and two grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Madeleine-Sophie Roman Catholic Church, Carman Road, Rotterdam.
Entombment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Central Avenue, Colonie.
Contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, Schenectady.
BROADALBIN - Mrs. Pearl L. Canfield, who worked at the Nathan Littauer Hospital for 29 years, died Monday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a short illness. Mrs. Canfield, of Spring Street, was 64.
Born in Schenectady, Mrs. Canfield attended schools in Ballston Spa. She lived in Broadalbin since 1955.
Mrs. Canfield began as a nursing assistant and later became a ward clerk at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. She retired in 1999.
She was a former member of the Broadalbin United Methodist Church and its Miriam Class.
Mrs. Canfield was also a former member of the Kennyetto Fire Company Women's Auxiliary. She was a member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8690 auxiliary; and a member of the American Legion Post 337 auxiliary.
Mrs. Canfield was a member of several area bowling leagues including the Busy Bees and the Rolling Twenties.
She was a member of the 1976 Sisters of the Brush.
Her husband, Clarence W. Canfield Jr., whom she married Feb. 11, 1955, died this past February.
Survivors include two daughters, Joy C. Canfield of Amsterdam and Judy A. Akers of Latham; a brother, William Coon of Saratoga Springs; a sister, Joan Marie Coon of Broadalbin; and a granddaughter.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 38 W. Main St.
Burial will be in Briggs Cemetery, Ballston Spa.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Sarah Jane Wagner
BRUNSWICK - Mrs. Sarah Jane Holland Wagner, 81, of McChesney Avenue Extension, died Tuesday at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a short illness.
Born in Troy, Mrs. Wagner was a lifelong area resident and was a graduate of Troy High School.
She retired from Quality Food Management in Troy after 15 years.
Mrs. Wagner was a member of Brunswick Seniors.
She was the widow of Clarence Joseph Wagner.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Ann Horton of Melrose; two sons, Joseph Edward Wagner of Melrose and William Francis Wagner of Center Brunswick; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bryce Funeral Home, corner of Pawling at Maple Avenue, Troy.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Troy.
COLONIE - William A. Macmillan, 65, of Ahl Avenue, died Tuesday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a long illness.
Born in North Adams, Mass., Mr. Macmillan had lived in Colonie for more than 25 years.
He was an Air Force veteran, serving from 1952 to 1955.
Mr. Macmillan was a member of Laborers Local 190 in Albany.
Survivors include a son, Daniel W. Macmillan of Albany; his mother, Gerildean Neubauer of Albany; a brother, Oscar Neubauer of Albany; two sisters, Jeri Wilcox and Louisa Neubauer of Albany; four stepchildren; 10 grandchildren; and his companion, Dorothy Murphy of Schenectady.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road.
A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Saratoga National Cemetery.
Rev. Jasper Steele, pastor at Methodist churches, 83
SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Rev. Jasper A. Steele, who served as pastor at several Methodist churches, died Tuesday at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness. Rev. Steele, of the Embury Apartments, was 83.
Born in Gloversville, Rev. Steele was a 1935 graduate of Gloversville High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Brothers College of Drew University in 1939 and a master of divinity degree from Boston University's School of Theology in 1942. He earned a doctor of ministry degree in 1976 from Drew Theological Seminary. He lived in Saratoga Springs for the past seven years.
Rev. Steele served as pastor of the United Methodist churches in North Ferrisburg, Vt., from 1942 to 1945, in Averill Park from 1945 to 1949, Granville from 1949 to 1955, Ticonderoga from 1955 to 1961, Montpelier, Vt., from 1961 to 1965, Brooklyn from 1965 to 1974, and in Newtonville from 1974 to 1979. He also served as Albany district superintendent of the United Methodist Church from 1979 until his retirement in 1985. After his retirement, Rev. Steele was pastor emeritus for the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Troy Conference and had attended the Saratoga United Methodist Church.
Rev. Steele was a charter member of the Glenville Rotary Club and served as its first secretary. He was a charter member of the Albany Airport Rotary Club and its first secretary. He also received the Paul Harris Award.
Rev. Steele was a former president of the Embury Residence Association and a member of the executive board of Drew Theological Alumni Association.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ann Hoefeld Steele; two daughters, Ruth A. Kuchinad of Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, and Katherine E. Hargis of Stillwater; two sons, David A. Steele of Batavia and John W. Steele of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Saratoga United Methodist Church, Henning Road, with a reception to follow the service.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jasper and Anna Steele Prize, Drew University Theological School, Developmental Department, Madison, NJ 07940; or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.
Anne P. Houghmaster, 89, owned book, antiques store
LANSINGBURGH - Private services will be held for Mrs. Anne P. Houghmaster, who owned and operated Houghmaster Books and Antiques. Mrs. Houghmaster, 89, formerly of Fourth Avenue, died Monday at the Rosewood Gardens in East Greenbush after a long illness.
She started the book and antiques store in 1963 on Second Avenue. She relocated the business to Fourth Avenue in 1983.
Mrs. Houghmaster was the founder of the First and Second Avenue Association of Lansingburgh. She was co-founder of the Lansingburgh Historical Society and a member of the Rensselaer County Historical Society. She was a member and former president of the board of directors of the Rensselaer County Junior Museum. She was an adult member of the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club.
She was the widow of John E. Houghmaster.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
Arrangements are by the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home.
Frank Brott, 86, a founder of Stillwater Rescue Squad
STILLWATER - Frank W. Brott, who was a founder and former captain of the Stillwater Rescue Squad, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy. Mr. Brott, of North Hudson Avenue, was 86.
Mr. Brott was born and educated in Stillwater.
He worked in signal maintenance for the New York state Department of Transportation in Waterford, retiring in 1977. He also worked at the former National Cash Register Co. in Mechanicville and Ballston-Stillwater knitting mills.
He was a member of the Newland Wood Fire Department.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving during the Normandy Invasion. He was also a hospital corpsman.
Mr. Brott was a member of American Legion Post 490.
His wife, Nora Fordham Brott, whom he married June 17, 1938, died on March 30.
Survivors include a sister, Alta Humphrey of Pasco, Wash.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dunn Funeral Home, 121 N. Hudson Ave.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Stillwater Ambulance Fund, Box 584, Stillwater, NY 12170; or to the Newland Wood Fire Department, P.O. Box 411, Stillwater, NY 12170.
ITHACA - Private services will be held for Albert T. "Big Al" Schriner, who worked at various hotels and restaurants during the Depression in the Fulton County area, including Pedrick's Restaurant in Gloversville. Mr. Schriner, of Titus Towers, died Tuesday at Cayuga Medical Center.
Born in the town of Deerfield, Oneida County, Mr. Schriner lived in Gloversville during the 1920s and 1930s.
He worked on the construction of military bomber bases and for the Tennessee Valley Authority atomic projects. He retired as an operating engineer from Local 545 in Syracuse.
Mr. Schriner was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Survivors include a niece, Fay L. Lock of Gloversville; and a nephew, Edward J. Lock of Gloversville.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity or the Cayuga Medical Center, 101 Dates Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850.
Arrangements are by the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.