Ann 'Sadie' Knapik
Ann "Sadie" Knapik, 93, a resident of the Wells Nursing Home of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002 after a short illness.
She was born Sept. 7, 1909 in Amsterdam, the daughter of Marion and Mary Adamowski Sikorski. She attended Amsterdam schools and was employed by the Esquire Novelty Co. of Amsterdam.
Mrs. Knapik was a Gloversville resident the last several years. She was of the Catholic faith.
She was married on Nov. 21, 1925 to William S. Knapik and he died Jan. 10, 1975.
Mrs. Knapik is survived by two daughters, Irene Towne and her husband, Richard of Gloversville and Carol Greene of St. Johnsville; ane sister, Eugenia Knapik of Amsterdam; 13 grandchildren: William Towne of New York City, Daniel Towne of Mayfield, N.Y., Richard Towne Jr. , Eric Towne, David Towne, Linda Insognia, Mark Towne and Susan Dorman, all of Gloversville, Dawn Reich of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Mary Kelly Pinkans of Vermont, Joseph Green Jr. of Little Falls, Christopher Green of New Jersey and Valerie Eagan of Ballston Spa; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville where a prayer service will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church of Gloversville with the Rev. David L. Tressic, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment will take place at St. John's Cemetery, Amsterdam, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, Tenn. 38103, or to a charity of your choice.
Jeremy J. Stahl
Jeremy J. Stahl, 23, of Johnstown, went home with the Lord on Sunday, December 21, 2003, from injuries he received in an automobile accident that morning. Jeremy was deeply loved by his family and will be greatly missed.
He was born June 20, 1980, in Gloversville.
Jeremy was a 1999 graduate of Johnstown High School.
He attended the First Baptist Church, Johnstown, was an avid hunter and enjoyed hiking and riding his motorcycle.
Jeremy was employed at the Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown.
Survivors include his parents, Richard and Dolores Pyne Stahl of Johnstown; maternal grandmother Olive Pyne of Meco; four sisters, Constance Stahl, Debra Phillips and husband Brian of Johnstown, Sherri and husband Randy Van Dersluys and Penny and husband John Anadio, all of Gloversville; two brothers, Richard Stahl of Johnstown and Randy Stahl of Little Falls; nieces Rebekah, Dawn and Linda Van Dersluys, Samantha and Hali Anadio and Ashley Phillips; one nephew, John Stahl; uncles Delbert (Claudia) Pyne of Johnstown, Howard (Doris) Stahl of Gloversville; and one aunt, Joyce (Carl) Frisch of Mayfield.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 325 South Comrie Avenue, Johnstown, with Pastor Bruce Hoose officiating.
Friends and family may call on Friday, December 26, 2003, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 East Main Street, Johnstown.
Interment will be in the spring.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to First Baptist Church Missions.
Richard 'Dick' True
Richard (Dick) True passed away peacefully at his home in Edinburg on Dec. 21, 2002. He leaves to mourn, his wife Verona of Edinburg; one son, Aaron of Florida; and two daughters, Rachel of California and Noel of New York City; as well as many friends and colleagues.
Kathryn Motz, 63, of Whitmore Ave., Johnstown, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, after a long illness.
Born Oct. 9, 1939 in Bethel, Conn., the daughter of Vincent and Catherine Johnson Libonti. She moved to Johnstown in 1970, where she attended the nursing program at FMCC obtaining her associate degree in nursing.
She was last employed with the Visiting Nurses Home Care out of Johnstown.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She was married to the late Leonard Motz, who died July 9, 1996.
There are no known survivors.
She will be remembered by her close friends, Nancy Leach and Patricia Mullarkey.
A memorial service will be held at a future time at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home.
Thursday, December 26, 2002
Mrs. Paula Scribner, 48, of Fonda, died suddenly Tuesday at Albany Medical Center Hospital, after being stricken at home. Born in Wellsville, N.Y., Sept. 26, 1954, she was the foster daughter of Robert and Cecile Gallaway of Guilderland. She was a graduate of Guilderland High School and attended Albany College of Pharmacy. Mrs. Scribner was a health care supervisor for Liberty Enterprises in Amsterdam and also worked part time at Duncan Donuts in Amsterdam. She and her husband were members of the Mr. & Mrs. America Bowling League in Amsterdam and was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her husband, Garry Scribner, whom she married July 7, 1990; a son, Aaron Scribner of Fonda; a stepdaughter, Audra Scribner of Gloversville; sister, Barbara Gallaway of Guilderland; brother, Mark and his wife Lisa Gallaway of Guilderland; her foster parents several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 4 p.m. from Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville. The family will receive friends Friday 1 to 4 p.m. prior to the service.
Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady. Interment of remains will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Lillian M. Handy
Thursday, December 26, 2002
Lillian M. Handy, 88, formerly of Gloversville, died early this morning at the Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, Guilderland, N.Y. Born Nov. 19, 1914 in Glvoersville, she was the daughter of Karl and Mary Chalou[ecky Blaha. She graduated from Gloversville High School, class of 1934 and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Handy was employed by the J. Rubin Glove Co. for more than 15 years as a glove worker and later worked for Halo Optical of Johnstown until retiring in 1973. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Gloversville and Johnstown, and was a member of the Ida McGinnis Senior Citizens Center of Gloversville.
On May 30, 1940, she married C. Ford Handy. He predeceased her on July 18, 2000.
Mrs. Handy is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lana Mae Reynolds of Clarksville, N.Y., and Mrs. Sandra Jean Shumsky of Hudson, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Wendy Kelly of Lafayette, Colo., Glen Reynolds of Delmar, N.Y., Daniel Shumsky of Hudson, N.Y., and Jennifer Covert of Biddeford, Maine.
The family will receive friends 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. R.W. Williams officiating. Interment will take place at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ida McGinnis Senior Citizens Center.
Archie R. Stewart
Mr. Archie R. Stewart, 69, of Chestnut Street, Johnstown, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002 at the Wells Nursing Home Inc., Johnstown, after a long illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 2002 in Nelliston, the son of Charles and Marie Smith Stewart.
Mr. Stewart was a 1950 graduate of Ft. Plain High School, and received an A.A.S. from Utica Technical School in 1952.
He was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Stewart operated the former Stewart & Bergen Hardware that is now Stewart & Bergen Locksmith. He was a certified scuba instructor at the YMCA for over forty years. An avid woodworker, he created Archie's Rocking Friends, creating over 30 figures. he was a voting machine custodian for the city of Johnstown and county of Fulton. He was an artist and writer.
Survivors include his son, Alex Stewart of Johnstown; one brother, Walter Stewart of Florence, Kentucky; two sisters, Cynthia Stewart of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Helen Stewart Friderici of Schenectady; nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc., 215 East Main Street, Johnstown with the Rev. R.W. Williams officiating.
Friends may call prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
It was Archie's request to make an anatomical donation to Albany Medical College.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wells Nursing Home Inc., 201 West Madison Ave.,
Mitzi Blowers, 78, of South Market Street, Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a short illness.
She was born July 20, 1924 in Gloversville, N.Y., the daughter of Albert and Lovina Wells Portolano.
She worked as a sewing machine operator for the Johnstown Knitting Mill.
Mrs. Blowers interest included camping, fishing and boating.
She was married to the late Emory C. Blowers in 1979 and he died November 2001.
She is survived by two sons, George Kenyon Jr. of Fonda and Albert Kenyon of Saratoga; one daughter, Patricia VanHeusen of Gloversville; one niece, Linda Hollenbeck of Johnstown; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren; several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Private graveside services will be at Ferndale Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one' choice.
Arrangements are by the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home.
Joseph D. Drozinski
Joseph D. Drozinski, 48, of Rte. 30, Vail Mills, NY, died Sunday, December 29, 2002 after being stricken. Born April 26, 1954 in Amsterdam, NY. He was the son of Edward and Beverly Drozinski.
He was employed by School House Warehouse in Gloversville, NY.
Survivors include his former wife, Sharon Drozinski of Mayfield; his son, Jeremy Drozinski of Mayfield and his daughter, Heather Drozinski of Mayfield; three brothers, Paul Drozinski of Perth, Robert Drozinski of Schenectady and John Drozinski of Amsterdam; four sisters, Linda Lampkin of Perth, Beverly Teliha of Gloversville, Angie Hamm of Maine and Sue Drozinski of Rockwood; one granddaughter, Julia Drozinski of Mayfield; several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Friends may call Wednesday, January 1, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Northville Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Thursday, January 2, 2003 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice.
Caesar Rappa, 78, formerly of the Utica area, died Sunday morning, Dec. 1, 2002 at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.
Born Nov. 3, 1924 in Flat Creek, N.Y., the son of Peter and Anna Rappa. He attended Flat Creek schools.
He worked for Beechnut several years, then worked as a janitor for Mohawk Data, retiring in 1986.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by one sister, Mary Ann Edick and her husband Jesse, Johnstown; two brothers, John Rappa of Fultonville and Salvatore "Sammy" Rappa and his wife Bertha; uncle, Salvatore Zeke Rappa and aunt, Margaret Salamone; nieces and nephews, Jesse Edick and Janet of Clarksbrough, N.J., Nancy and Bret Collins of Tribes Hill, Dianna and John Graziano of Amherst, N.Y.; four great nieces and six great nephews; and cousins.
A memorial Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Church, Fonda with the Rev. Patrick Gallagher, pastor, officiating. Cremation will be in Parkview Crematory, Schenectady. There will be no calling hours. Cremains will be interred in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, Johnstown.
Wednesday, December 04, 2002
Stephen Benkovic, 40, proprietor of the Outlet Restaurant in Caroga Lake, died early Tuesday morning at Ellis Hospital after being stricken Monday evening at the restaurant.
He was born Jan. 19, 1962, the son of Robert L. and Rose M. Pochily Benkovic. He graduated from Johnstown High School in 1980. Mr. Benkovic became the proprietor of the restaurant in 1987 along with his parents. He was a member of the Johnstown Eagles Aerie 1575. He was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his mother, Rose M. Benkovic of Johnstown; two aunts, Helen King of Johnstown and Emily Stahl of Ballston Spa. He was predeceased by his father, Robert L. Benkovic in 1991; and his uncle, Anthony Pochily in August 2002.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at Saint Anthony's Church with the Rev. Donald Czelusniak as celebrant. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, corner of Main and Melcher streets, Johnstown. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Dept., 1805 State Hwy. 10, Caroga Lake, N.Y. 12032.
Pauline B. Finkle
Wednesday, December 04, 2002
Pauline B. Finkle, 90, formerly of Gloversville, died Tuesday morning at the Wells House Nursing Home, Johnstown. Born June 18, 1912 in New York City, she was the daughter of Nathan and Minnie Mackler Berger. She attended N.Y. City schools and has lived in Gloversville for over 50 years.
Mrs. Finkle was a member of the Knesseth Israel Synagogue and it's Sisterhood.
On June 19, 1932, she married her husband, Charles H. Finkle. He predeceased her on Dec. 26, 1982.
Mrs. Finkle is survived by three sons, Norman and his wife Susan Finkle of Paramus, NJ, Robert Finkle of Charlotte, NC and David Finkle of Johnstown, NY; a sister, Faye Silverman of Suffern, NY; four grandchildren, Risa and her husband Adam, Bradley, Stacey and Marci; two great grandchildren, Gabrielle and Alana; one niece and cousins.
A service will be held on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Knesseth Israel Synagogue, 34 East Fulton St., Gloversville with the Rabbi Martin Gordon officiating. Interment will take place in Knesseth Israel Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Knesseth Israel Synagogue or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by the Hollenbeck Funeral Home Inc.
Lori A. Danise
Lori A. Danise, 37, of Fonda, NY, died unexpectedly, Thursday, December 02, 2004 at her residence. Born in Danbury, CT, she was the beloved daughter of Ferdinand L. and Irene C. Demarse Danise of Fultonville, NY.
Lori received her education in the Fonda-Fultonville schools where she was a life long resident of that area. Lori possessed a warm heart and a spirited personality. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Fultonville.
Besides her parents, Lori is survived by loving brothers and sisters: Gary (Karen) Danise and Fred (Marisa) Danise, both of Amsterdam, Randy (Ann) of Gloversville, Darlene (Stephen) Monk of Fultonville and Diane (Michael) El Younsi of Latham. Also surviving are cherished nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by her dear friend Tina Ritacco.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, NY Saturday from 4-8 p.m.
Interment is private and at the convenience of the family.
Those wishing to remember Lori in a special way may make contributions in her memory to the American Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Northeast NY.
Mary L. Jordan
Saturday, December 04, 2004
Mrs. Mary L. Jordan, 70, of Gloversville, died Monday at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. She was born November 17, 1934 in Johnstown, daughter of the late Raymond J. and Marion L. Tuttle Waffle. Mary was educated in Gloversville schools and was a homemaker. A very devoted family person, she took great joy in her children and family. She is survived by her husband, Albert H. Jordan, whom she married June 30, 1956 of Gloversville. Her children, Michael J. Jordan and his fiancee Kathleen of Gloversville, Debbie L. Stewart and her husband Joseph of Gloversville, Kelly A. Sawitzki and her husband John of Amsterdam, Jennifer J. Jordan and her companion Shawn of Gloversville, and Randy A. Jordan and his financee Laura of Gloversville. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Betty Chapman of Ft. Plain and Mrs. Shirley Handy of Gloversville; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Edith Miller of Pine, Arizona; ten grandchildren; one great grandchild, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Waffle. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 11 a.m. from the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, with Reverend Wayne Jones, pastor of Fremont Street United Methodist Church, officiating. There will be no public calling hours. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Mt. Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville, N.Y. 12078 or to a charity of choice.
Mae W. Reed
Mae W. Reed, 79, of Timberline Drive, Speculator, NY, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, NY. She was born February 21, 1925 in Newburgh, NY. The daughter of Charles and Martha Crawford Ward.
She was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and the Spencer Secretarial School in Newburgh. She had been a resident of Speculator for the last thirty-four years.
At one time she operated a restaurant called "Lazy Susan" in Keystone Heights, Fla. She was secretary and registrar at Camp of the Woods in Speculator for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth A. Reed, whom she married June 17, 1951. Two sisters, Miriam and her husband Richard Armstrong of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Barbara and her husband Darryl Larson of Oakdale, California. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at the North Country Bible Fellowship (the old Lake Pleasant School) at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Klueg officiating. Burial will be in Grandin, Florida at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Speculator Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 282, Speculator, NY 12164 or the Speculator Fire Department, P.O. Box 371, Speculator, NY 12164 or to Camp of the Woods, Speculator. Arrangements are by the Northville Funeral Home.
Winifred Ellen Adams
Winifred Ellen Adams, born June 3, 1915, in Gloversville, New York, passed away on November 23, 2002, at the San Tomas Convalescent Home in San Jose, California.
Winifred, the daughter of Charles and Agnes W. Gunn, grew up in Gloversville and attended Gloversville High School. Later, she was employed by General Electric in Schenectady for 14 years. She was the widow of Stanley S. Adams, also a resident of Gloversville.
Winifred is survived by two sons, Charles J. Adams of San Jose, CA, and William B. Adams of Kandersteg, Switzerland.
Stuart M. Cotton
Mr. Stuart M. Cotton, 91, of Lafayette St., Palatine Bridge, died early Wednesday morning, December 4, 2002, at Palatine Nursing Home after a long illness.
He was born in Springfield, NY, on October 29, 1911, the son of Lester and Cornelia Ostrander Cotton. Mr. Cotton was educated in Canajoharie schools.
Mr. Cotton was employed in the maintenance department at Beech-Nut Corp., Canajoharie, for 20 years, retiring in 1969.
He had been a resident of Palatine Bridge since 1997; the Fonda area (1992-1997), residing with his beloved friends, Lula and Ronald Wilmot and family; and previously resided in Johnstown, Florida, Canajoharie and Ames.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WW II 66th Division-Panther, corporal-dispatcher in the motor vehicle.
He was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of American Legion Post 222 Smith-Schultz; 32nd Degree Mason, Ziyara Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Utica; Hamilton Lodge No. 79 F&AM, Canajoharie; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Chapter Consistory Valley of Utica.
On August 3, 1934, in Gloversville, NY, he married Marie Winsman Cotton, who died March 14, 1990.
He was predeceased by one brother, George Cotton; one sister, Mary Wicks; and one nephew, Jim Hayes.
He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Margaret Cotton of S.C.; one niece, Joyce Hayes of S.C.; one beloved sister-in-law, Iva Zajicek of Johnstown; family friends, Lula and Ronald Wilmot and family of Fonda; several cousins and friends.
A 4 p.m. funeral service will be held on Friday, December 6, 2002, at the Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, N.Y., with Rev. Chris Degraff, pastor of Fonda Reformed Church, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, N.Y., at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, December 6, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Dorothy Elizabeth Myers Smith
Dorothy Elizabeth Myers Smith, 91, a resident of Seneca Lake Terrace, Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, since April, died Dec. 4, 2002, at Geneva General Hospital after a heart attack.
Born May 1, 1911, in Geneva, she was the daughter of Kitt Sears Burr and Frank DeWitt Myers. Her husband, Orlo E. Smith, to whom she was married Sept. 17, 1938, died Sept. 25, 1975.
She was a lifelong resident of Geneva.
Prior to her marriage, she taught piano with Mrs. V. V. Rogers and was a one-time member of the former First Presbyterian Church.
Her family held in highest esteem her chocolate chip and molasses cookies and (sometimes without the raisins) oatmeal cookies.
Surviving are her son, Barry E. Smith and Cathy Roe of Newark, Ontario County, N.Y., and a daughter, Eileen S. Broyles and her husband, Brad, of Hagaman, Montgomery County, N.Y.; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Palmisano Funeral Home Inc., 28 Genesee St., Geneva. A calling hour will begin at noon. Burial in Whitney Cemetery, town of Geneva, will follow the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Geneva Free Library or to the Montgomery County Office for the Aging, PO Box 52, Amsterdam, NY 12010.