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New York Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 5

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Date: Thursday, 5 July 2012, at 9:59 a.m.

George Reynolds, was executive of bank, active with Baptists
TROY - George Bartholomew Reynolds, 85, of Euclid Avenue, died Saturday at the Heritage House Nursing Center after a long illness.
Born in Troy, Mr. Reynolds lived here all his life and was educated at Lansingburgh High School and Troy Business College.

He was employed at the Troy Cooperative Savings and Loan Association, where he became president. After several mergers, the bank became Trustco Bank, and Mr. Reynolds served as vice president there until his retirement 24 years ago.

For 70 years, he was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir and was a member of the trustees and the diaconate board.

Mr. Reynolds was a member of the Troy Kiwanis Club, the Brunswick Elks Lodge, the Phoenix Masonic Lodge, the Troy American Legion Post, the Greater Capital Association of Realtors, the Troy Vocal Society, the Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus, and the former Bethesda Home board.

He was a Samaritan Hospital volunteer for 20 years.

An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Reynolds served with the Army's 705th Ordnance Company in Europe.

Survivors include his wife, Edwena Loffts Reynolds; a daughter, Nancy R. Stocking of Yardley, Pa.; a son, Phillip W. Reynolds of Troy; a brother, Charles E. Reynolds of Troy; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at the First Baptist Church, 82 Third St. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Reynolds may be made to the First Baptist Church, 82 Third St., Troy 12180, or to the Alzheimer's Association, Capital District Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany 12206.

Arrangements are by the Bryce Funeral Home.

Dr. Elliott Sweetser, psychiatrist, worked in children's mental health
NISKAYUNA - Dr. Elliott H. Sweetser, a psychiatrist in the area for many years, died Sunday at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.
Dr. Sweetser was born in Malden, Mass., Aug. 12, 1917.

He received his bachelor's degree from Tufts University in 1939; he was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude. He received is M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine in 1943.

Dr. Sweetser was inducted into the Army Medical Corps in 1943 and served as a captain in England, France and Germany during World War II. During that time he married Aileene Brazeal of Indianapolis, who was serving in the American Red Cross in Europe.

After the war Dr. Sweetser served residencies in psychiatry in the Boston, Bedford and Cushing Veterans Administration hospitals, and Boston State Hospital. After gaining certification in psychiatry in 1950, he joined the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital, James Jackson Putnam Children's Center, and the Children's Hospital of Boston. He taught child psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School prior to moving to Schenectady in 1958 as director of the Schenectady County Mental Health Board.

Dr. Sweetser taught at Albany Medical College and was staff psychiatrist at the Schenectady Child Guidance Center until 1978. He taught at Albany Medical Center and consulted at St. Clare's Hospital, Schenectady Family & Child Services, Catholic Charities, Amsterdam Memorial Hospital, and Ellis Hospital prior to retirement in 1991.

He was on the staff of St. Mary's Hospital and Montgomery County Mental Health Center. He was a life member of the medical societies of Massachusetts, New York state, and Schenectady County and the American Psychiatric Association.

He traveled and did photography in his retirement.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years; one son, Elliott T. Sweetser of Highland Lakes, N.J.; a daughter, Kate Sweetser McConaghy of Sherman, Conn.; and grandchildren.

Services will be private.

A memorial celebration of his life is scheduled at the Unitarian Society on Wendell Avenue, Schenectady, at 4 p.m. June 30. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Community Hospice Foundation at 1411 Union St., Schenectady, or the Ellis Hospital Foundation.

Local arrangements are by Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road.

Antoinette McNeary, owner of DeGregory's Restaurant
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Antoinette M. McNeary, 87, of Benten Drive, died Sunday at Saratoga Hospital.
Born in New York City, Mrs. McNeary was a lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs, where she owned and operated DeGregory's Restaurant for many years.

She was a member of St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church.

Her husband, Frederick McNeary, died in January 1942.

Survivors include two sons, Frederick McNeary and William McNeary, both of Saratoga Springs; a brother, Andrew DeGregorio of Saratoga Springs; a sister, Eva Viscusi of Saratoga Springs; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Clement's Church, 231 Lake Ave. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs 12866, in memory of Mrs. McNeary.

Arrangements are by the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway.

Michael D. Jordan, 50, owned Jordan Iron Works in Albany
ALBANY - Michael D. Jordan, 50, of Albany, died unexpectedly Sunday at St. Peter's Hospital.
Mr. Jordan was born in Albany.

He was a longtime member of the Ironworkers Union and the owner of Jordan Iron Works, Albany.

A designer and manufacturer of custom iron work, Mr. Jordan created designs for the city of Albany, the state of New York and many private customers.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet Obodov Jordan; his parents, John M. and Dorothy Marlo Jordan of Clifton Park; two brothers, John M. Jordan Jr. of West Sand Lake and Mark Jordan of Saratoga Springs; and three sisters, Mary Jo Cutty of Tampa, Fla., Sharon Hasselberger of New Jersey and Nancie Pendleton of Nashua, N.H.

Services will be held Wednesday at a time to be announced at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Contributions in Mr. Jordan's memory may be made to Animal Lovers or other animal causes.

Clarisy P. Archer, 75, owned, operated former Archer's Grove
BROADALBIN - Mrs. Clarisy P. Archer, 75, of Archer Road, died at home Saturday after a long illness.
Mrs. Archer was born in Sumter, S.C., and attended Bracey School there. She moved to Baltimore and then to New York City in 1946 and was a resident of Brooklyn and Queens before coming to Broadalbin in 1971.

With her husband, Mrs. Archer owned and operated Archer's Grove in Broadalbin from 1970 until retiring due to illness in 1985.

She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Sumter and received an award for service to the People's A.M.E. Zion Church in Gloversville and to the community.

Survivors include her husband, Odion Archer, whom she married in February 1947; two daughters, Dolores Archer Patterson of Raleigh, N.C., and Lillian Archer Johnson of Broadalbin; five brothers, Murray Hastie of Broadalbin, Frank Hastie Jr., Wilson Hastie and Calvin Hastie, all of Sumter, and John Henry Hastie of Philadelphia, Pa.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the New Bethel Baptist Church, 623 Manning Ave., Sumter. Burial will be in Haynesworth Cemetery, Sumter.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 38 W. Main St., Broadalbin.

Contributions in Mrs. Archer's memory may be made to the Kidney Donor Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Lena Armstrong, choral singer, active in civic, garden groups
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mrs. Lena S. Armstrong, 87, of Vichy Drive, formerly of Roberts Lane, died Saturday at Saratoga Hospital.
Mrs. Armstrong was born in Hoosick Falls and graduated from Hoosick Falls High School as valedictorian of the class of 1931. She attended Troy Business College.

She worked for Specialty Insulation Manufacturing in Hoosick Falls as a payroll accountant for five years.

Mrs. Armstrong was active in the Hoosick Falls Home Bureau, the Red Cross and the Boy Scouts and was a former PTA officer.

She sang with the Northeastern District Chorus and was a former member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and its altar guild in Greenwich, where she was past president of the church's women's group.

Mrs. Armstrong was a former vice president of the Katrina Trask Club, a former corresponding secretary of the Heritage Garden Club, and a member of the Wednesday afternoon Women's Bowling League and Bethesda Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school.

Her husband, L. Carlton Armstrong, died in 1996.

Survivors include a daughter, Jerilyn Towner of Saratoga Springs; a sister, Marie Graae of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A service is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Episcopal Church, 20 Washington St. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

A calling hour will precede the service at the church.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Armstrong may be made to the church or to Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., or to the Saratoga Emergency Corps, P.O. Box 4456, both Saratoga Springs 12866.

Arrangements are by the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway.

Clifford Hayes, Sr.
FULTONVILLE - Clifford D. Hayes Sr., 97, of Union Street, died Saturday at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in Amsterdam, where he had been a resident for the last three months.
Mr. Hayes was born in Fords Bush in the town of Minden. A lifelong area resident, he moved to Fultonville as a young man.

He was employed by the Glen and Mohawk Milk Association for 42 years, retiring in 1967.

Mr. Hayes was a lifetime member of the Aetna Volunteer Fire Department.

He was married to Elsie Vrooman Hayes, who died in 1938.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Putman Hayes, whom he married in 1939; two sons, R. Seymour Hayes of Fultonville and Clifford D. Hayes Jr. of Fonda; three daughters, Betty J. Moore of Fultonville, and Yvetta J. Tryon and Loretta J. DaBiere, both of Tribes Hill; four brothers, Albert J. Hayes of Johnstown, Charles Y. Hayes of Palatine Bridge, Willard D. Hayes of Canajoharie and Leonard Hayes of Amelia, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

A service is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St. Burial will be in Maple Avenue Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Contributions in Mr. Hayes's memory may be made to the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in care of the funeral home.

Domenica Cannavo
SCHENECTADY - Mrs. Domenica Cannavo, 90, of Cullen Avenue, died Saturday at her home after a short illness.
Mrs. Cannavo was born in New York City and raised and educated in Limina, province of Messina, Sicily. She came to Schenectady in 1949.

She was employed at American Laundry on Barrett Street for more than 10 years.

Mrs. Cannavo was a communicant of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church and a member of the former Madonna Della Liberia Society.

She married Giuseppe Cannavo on July 24, 1930. He died Sept. 16, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Benny Cannavo of Schenectady and Carmen Cannavo of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Carmela Cannavo of Schenectady; a brother, Giuseppe Saglimbeni of Limina; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, Union and North Jay streets, and at 9 at St. Anthony's Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.

Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Church Memorial Fund, 331 Seward Place, Schenectady 12305, or to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady 12308, in memory of Mrs. Cannavo.

Edward Caiazzo
CENTRAL BRIDGE - Edward J. Caiazzo Jr., 50, of Church Street, died Friday at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Mr. Caiazzo was born in Schenectady and lived there before moving to Central Bridge in 1978.

A 1969 graduate of South Colonie High School, he served in the Navy from 1969 to 1973.

In 1974, Mr. Caiazzo began his career with the General Electric Co. in Schenectady, where he was employed at the time of his death.

He had also worked for a short time for Kintz Plastics in Howes Cave.

Mr. Caiazzo served as assistant water superintendent for the Central Bridge Water District and was a member of the Central Bridge Fire Department and the International Union of Electrical Workers Local 301 of Schenectady.

He was a member and longtime sexton at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Abel Caiazzo, whom he married March 8, 1975; a daughter, Janet R. Caiazzo of Central Bridge; a son, Timothy J. Caiazzo of Central Bridge; and a sister, Diane F. Caiazzo of Sloansville.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Church Street. Burial will be private.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Bridge Fire Department, South Main Street, Central Bridge 12035, or to the Schoharie Free Library in care of the Mary Beatrice Cushing Memorial Library, P.O. Box 519, Schoharie 12157.

Arrangements are by the Langan Funeral Home, 21 N. Main St., Central Bridge, and 227 Main St., Schoharie.

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