Obituaries


Harvey J. Froschauer, 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Born in Schenectady, NY on October 25, 1942, he was the son of Howard and Gustava Froschauer. He served in the Army National Guard.

Harvey started his career at A. B. Dick Company and later was a technical representative for A. M. Multigraphics for many years. After his retirement, Harvey cared for his wife until she passed away in 2013. He was a man of great faith and was devoted to his family.

He was predeceased by his father Howard and his wife Karyl. Harvey is survived by his children Dana Wiley (John) of Binghamton and Clint Froschauer (Colleen) of Ballston Spa; his grandchildren Coulter, Brad and Reece Wiley, Riley and Tabor Froschauer; mother Gustava Froschauer of Colonie; sister Carolyn Gabriel of Colonie; brother Bruce Froschauer of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 5 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A prayer service will follow at 8pm.

Memorial contributions in memory of Harvey may be made to St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Florence R. St. Amour 90, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on April 9, 1926, she was the daughter of Myron and Mabel Brown.

Florence worked in the Personnel Department at the Navy Depot in Scotia for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph and her sister Alice Utter. Florence is survived by her children Vernon St. Amour of Ballston Spa and Cheryl St. Amour (John Gervasio) of Ballston Spa; nephews Dave and Tom; niece Carolyn; great nieces Bethany, McKenzie and Lindsie; and many additional nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Florence may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Timothy 4:6-8

Vincent’s race ended on Friday, November 25, 2016, surrounded by immense love and caring. Born December 6th, 1915, he died two weeks shy of his 101st birthday.

As Patriarch of a branch of the Cerniglia family tree, Vincent leaves his legacy. He was born in Schenectady where he spent the first half of his life before moving his home to Glenville. He was very active in both communities. Vincent married June Fitzpatrick in January of 1941. That union lasted 72 years until her death in 2013.

Vincent was a veteran of World War II where he served for 3 years. He stormed the shores of Normandy during D-Day, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and was involved in the liberation of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He was a soldier and a patriot throughout his life saluting even in his final days. Vincent was a life member of the VFW.

After the war, Vincent found employment at General Electric. He began as a machinist and retired as an Engineer. He was a gunsmith, a master woodworker, and could fix anything you put in front of him. In the early 1950’s he established the Civil Defense Auxiliary Police in Schenectady and was their Chief for many years. The volunteer agency continues to this day. After retiring from GE, Vincent worked 8 years part-time as a Schenectady County Deputy Sheriff.

Vincent was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Glenville and was one of their devoted ushers. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and very proud to be a 4th Degree Knight. He was also a member of the Holiday Ramblers, traveling throughout the United States and making so many friends along the way. For many, many years he was part of the Schenectady County Conservation Council. A long, good life devoted to his country, his family and his God.

Vincent was predeceased by six siblings, Salvatore, Joseph, Connie, Rose, Eleanor and Nathan. His legacy includes daughters, Janet Shave (Andrew), Marilyn Chew (widow of Kristopher); Grandchildren, Christopher Shave (Meegan), Donnelle Huck (Timothy), Garth Riccio (Kate), Kirstin Vivacqua (Michael) Andrew Shave (Kate), Toria English (Blake) and Bryanne Brandt (Erich); Great-Grandchildren, Cosette and Macey Shave, Shana, Vincent, Thomas Vivacqua, Cruz and Augustine English and Michael Shave; Son-in-Law, Donald Riccio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 2, from 9am to 10am at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville. A mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 10am. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

The family of Vincent wishes to thank Glendale Home staff of Erie Crossing and Hospice of Schenectady County for their kindness, care and love bestowed on Vincent. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leatherstocking Honor Flight, P.O.Box 621, Cobleskill, NY 12043, who gave to Vincent and his family the experience of a lifetime, or Hospice of Schenectady County.

Frederick C. Travis 73, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 24, 1942, he was the son of Richard and Helen Travis. He served in the US Army.

Fred worked for the Saratoga County Department of Public Works for 20 years, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed bowling, outdoor activities, and in his younger years, playing baseball. He was an avid NY Giants fan. Fred was a member of VFW Post 420 in Saratoga Springs.

He was predeceased by his sister Mary Pratt and brother William Travis. Fred is survived by his wife of 44 years, Donna; daughter Michelle Miner (Joseph) of Greenfield Center; grandchildren Justin, Stephanie and Kaila; sisters Sarah Sanders (James) of Schuylerville, Rose Travis of Saratoga Springs, and Ethel Pregent of Saratoga Springs; brothers Richard Travis (Loretta) of Georgia, Robert Travis (Mary) of Wilton, Arthur Travis (Annette) of Greenfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, November 28 at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 27 from 4pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Fred may be made to the charity of your choice.

Nancy V. Desadora 90, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016. She was born in Schenectady, NY on July 17, 1926.

Nancy and her husband owned and operated Leo’s Diner in Ballston Spa for 40 years. Her specialty was Leo’s famous apple pie. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her beloved great grandchildren. Nancy’s great grandson Brandon lovingly cared for her.

She was predeceased by her husband Leo and grandson Thomas Sharp, Jr. Nancy is survived by her children Gail Sharp (Thomas) of Galway and William Desadora of Fort Lauderdale, FL; granddaughter Danielle Maiello (Kevin); great grandchildren Vincent, Dominic, Alexandra and Brandon; brother Albert Squillo; dear friend Loretta Barnes; four sisters in law; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 15 from 9am to 10am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 10am. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

Memorial contributions in memory of Nancy may be made to the Wesley Foundation, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Walter Schneidmuller, 77 passed away Thursday November 10, 2016 at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY on May 2, 1939, he was the son of the late Herman and Martha (Colvin) Schneidmuller.

Walter worked for the Port Authority in customs at JFK Airport for many years. After retiring he moved to upstate New York to be closer to his family. Walter was a generous and kind hearted man. He loved old movies, the oldies music from the 50’s, horse racing, and football. He enjoyed many sunsets at Saratoga Lake with his family and good friends, Richie, Artie, Mighty Quinn, Jennie and all of his friends from Rosedale, NY. Wally will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Walter is predeceased by his sister Lorraine Mattner. He is survived by his brother, George Schneidmuller (Erma) of Green Island, NY; his sister Karen Joyce (John) of Malta, NY; Dorothy Schneidmuller of Hudson, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm at The Moore Funeral Home, 54 West Jamaica Ave, Valley Stream, NY. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.

The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at the Saratoga Hospital ICCU for their care and support. A special thank you to Walter’s niece Michelle and brother in law John for their love and kindness.

Memorial donations may be made to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, designated to ICCU, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Linda Nutting 72, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016. Born in Saratoga Springs on October 12, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Hans and Anita Rogner.

Linda loved dogs. She was a Newfoundland Dog Breeder for many years. Linda was a long time member of the Northland Newfoundland Dog Club. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, attending dog shows and photographing dogs.

She is predeceased by her brother Fred Rogner. Linda is survived by her husband Thomas; son Daryl Nutting (Alicia); brothers Jim Rogner (Anna Marie) and Tom Rogner; sisters in law Sharon Rogner, Denise Rogner, Caryl Bosart, June Piero (Andre), and many nieces and nephews

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service 10am Wednesday, November 9 at the Malta West Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Linda may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Lucinda R. Storm “Cindy” 63, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on July 3, 1953, she was the daughter of Warren and Beatrice (Barber) Barnes. She attended Ballston Spa Schools and graduated in 1971. Cindy was a health aide at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta and also worked locally as a housekeeper.

Cindy loved baking, birdwatching, working on crafts, gardening and traveling to Maine with her friend/niece Pamela Almy. She will be remembered for her kind and loving heart. Cindy will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Cindy is survived by her beloved husband of 43 years David; sons Christopher Storm (Erin) of Round Lake and Jeffrey Storm (Dara) of Ballston Spa; her grandson Nathan Brower and her treasured granddaughter Naliccia Storm; siblings Nancy Welch, Kenneth Barnes (Regina), Timothy Barnes, Chester Barnes (Jackie), Deborah Fitzgerald (Lawrence), Melinda Reid (Joe) and Lori Barnes; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cindy is predeceased by her brother Richard Barnes, sister Jeanne Harris, and nephews Jacob Perring and Edward Welch, Jr.

Services will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of Cindy may be made to Community Emergency Corp, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Troy J. Grenier 47, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Born in Huntington, NY on December 7, 1968, he was the son of Gerald and Carole Grenier. During his high school years, he was a strong competitor participating and excelling in wrestling, lacrosse and soccer- being a strong leader for each of these sports.

Troy worked in retail for 25 years and was currently the store manager of the Children’s Place in Colonie Center.

Troy was a sports enthusiast and went to almost all Scotties events, and most local events. He was his sons’ biggest supporter and attended all their games.

He was predeceased by his father Gerald Grenier and his grandfather Raymond Newcomb. Troy is survived by his sons Noah and Nevin; his mother Carole Grenier; grandmother Eileen Newcomb; brothers Thor Grenier (Kelly) and Abel Grenier; Uncle Barney, Aunt Joanne, Uncle Ray and Aunt Bonnie, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 4 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Jacob C. Perring 32, passed away on October 30. 2016. He was born on January 18, 1984 in Schenectady, NY. Jake attended Ballston Spa High School graduating in 2002. He played football there and was known as the "Gentle Giant". After graduation he attended St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM where he studied Liberal Arts.

Jake began working at Ecobelli's Restaurant at the age of 14, thus beginning his career in the restaurant business. He worked at many local establishments in Saratoga County and was well known as a hard worker.

Jake loved nature, animals, photography, reading, writing, playing paintball with his Bridgewater crew, his family and most of all his friends.

Jake will be remembered best for his sharp wit and sense of humor. He lived life on his own terms, never trying to please others or live up to their expectations. He had the ability to create chaos or laughter wherever he went and could spot a jackass from a mile away. He will live on in the hearts and memories of his family and friends.

Jake is survived by his mother Lori Barnes of Phenix City, AL, his brothers Ben (Sarah) of Phenix City, AL, and Nick (Nadine) of Olympia, WA, his father Francis W. Perring of Jacksonville, FL, his beloved niece and nephew Mary Jane and Logan Perring, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 6pm on Thursday, November 3 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 6pm.

There will be a celebration of Jake's life on Saturday at 10am in Saratoga Spa State Park.

Contributions can be made through the gofundme page or by contacting his brother Ben at 360-470-3450.

Welna J. (Smith) Stephenson left this world on October 24, 2016 with her family at her side into the loving embrace of her husband, Karl. She was born May 24, 1931 at Benedict Memorial Hospital, Ballston Spa, N.Y. to Wellington and Natalia Smith. She married her teenage sweetheart on November 11, 1951. They built their home on Middleline Road where they enjoyed 61 years of marriage together.

Welna graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 1948 and went to work at GE in Schenectady. Welna also worked at Sherman Tile Co. and then for Saratoga County in the Dept of Social Services, retiring in 1994. Welna enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, camping, and playing games, (Scrabble was her favorite), yet her family remained the center of her life.

Welna was predeceased by her husband Karl; brother, Douglas Smith; sister, Arlene (Smith) Haeseler. She is survived by her children Cynthia (Mike) Reese and Mark (Mary) Stephenson, and her grandchildren Jeffrey and Sarah Reese, David Stephenson and Melanie (Joe) Masi.

Welna served her entire adult life at Simpson United Methodist Church in Rock City Falls. She served in many capacities during that time including teaching and directing Sunday School for 18 years. Welna also served her community by volunteering at ECHO Food Pantry and the Milton Grange. She was also a member of the Thymly Herb Group.

Welna is reunited with the love of her life in the house of the Lord. Shed your tears, and then rejoice.

While Welna loved gardening and flowers yet her wish would be to have donations made to the Simpson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 79, Rock City Falls, NY. 12863

Friends and relatives may call at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 am to Noon. A service to celebrate Welna’s life will be at Noon.

Beatrice J. La Rue, 87, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Schenectady, NY on January 11, 1929, she was the daughter of Nelson and Minnie Heckeler. She graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 1945.

Bea worked at the NYS Department of Labor for many years, retiring as senior accountant.

She was predeceased by her sisters Clara Williams, Carolyn Heckleler and Ruth Anne Dreschsel. Bea is survived by her sons Alan, Glen, Brad, Karl and Eric La Rue, daughter Betsy Dotson (Mike), grandchildren Jennifer, Jeremy, Brandi, Jason, Matthew and Ryan; six great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Tuesday, October 25 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Sweetman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bea to Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Anita Rogner 100, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Bremerhaven, Germany on July 21, 1916 she was the daughter of Julius and Emma Kneip.

Anita came to the United States in 1932. She settled in New Jersey where she met and married her husband, Hans. They relocated to upstate New York in Porter Corners, then moving to Ballston Spa where they established a family farm in 1948. They enjoyed traveling and spent many nights square dancing in the local dance halls. Anita loved animals especially her cats.

She was predeceased by her husband, Hans and son, Fred. Anita is survived by her children, Linda Nutting (Tom), Jim Rogner (Anna Marie), and Tom Rogner; daughters in law, Sharon Rogner and Denise Rogner; five grandchildren, Darryl Nutting (Alicia), Kevin Rogner (Kristen), Chad Rogner, Marc Rogner (Amanda) and Michelle Rogner.

Relatives are invited to a private graveside service 10am Saturday, October 29 at the Malta West Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Anita may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Brenda J. Costa Wolf DeLong 70, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on December 17, 1945, she was the daughter of Joseph and Rose Costa.

Brenda was a phlebotomist at Saratoga Hospital. She managed Meals on Wheels for the Red Cross and volunteered for the Saratoga Hospital Guild and American Heart Association. Brenda was a member of VFW Post 358 Ladies Auxiliary.

Brenda was an avid tennis player. She enjoyed playing golf and walking.

She was predeceased by her parents Rose and Joseph Costa, and her nephew Brendan Horan. Brenda is survived by her husband Charles DeLong; her daughters Amber Annino of Round Lake, Sandra Metivier (Kerry) of Fort Edward and Kariann Morris of Charlton; grandchildren Marcus Michel of Waterford, Cassandra Michel of San Diego, CA, Rosetta Annino of Round Lake, Joseph Annino of Round Lake, Irena Morris of Charlton and Noella Morris of Charlton; sister Sandy Donagher (Tom) of Newington, CT; nieces and nephews Rosemary Roy, Thomas Donagher, Sean Donagher and Kimberly Malloy; great nieces and nephews Christopher, Kayla, Morgan, Thomas III and Dana.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 24 from 5pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral service will be held 10am Tuesday, October 25 at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be held at 1pm Wednesday, October 26 at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Edward W. Vedder, 88, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Malta, NY on March 9, 1928, he was the son of George and Elizabeth Vedder. He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War.

Ed worked for General Electric Co in Schenectady for 40 years. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and working in his garden. Ed was a member of VFW Post 358 and American Legion Post 234 in Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his brothers Art and Carl, and his sisters Marilyn and Beatrice. Ed is survived by his wife Sandra; his sons Jason Vedder (Lisa) of Ballston Spa and Kirk Vedder of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Hannah and Wesley; brothers Donald Vedder of Jonesville and Howard Vedder of Ballston Spa; sister Margaret Regis of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 24 at 9am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 23 from 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Ed may be made to the charity of your choice.

Jennie M. Dunn 91, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on June 23, 1925, she was the daughter of Walter and Frances Arnold.

Jennie worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill for many years. She was an avid BINGO player. She enjoyed outdoor activities and cookouts with her family. Jennie was known for her great sense of humor and was quick to laugh at a joke.

She was predeceased by her husband William; her daughter Ellen Gardiner and sister Dorothy Bargovic. Jennie is survived by her daughters Anna Salisbury of Ballston Spa and Karen Adams of Greenfield Center; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 1 niece and 1 nephew.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 19, from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in Factory Village Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Joseph F. Conlon, 89, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta, where he resided for the past three years. Born in New York, NY on April 2, 1927, he was the son of John and Delia Conlon. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Joe worked for Con Ed for many years. He was a man of great faith and his family was his pride and joy.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Delia, and his siblings John, Edward, Theresa and Gerald. Joe is survived by his daughter Patricia Barno; grandchildren Elizabeth, Michael, Katherine, Emily and James; sister in law Elizabeth Conlon, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville, NY. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30am Friday, October 14 at the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart, 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, NY 10703.

Richard T. Smith 75, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on March 1, 1941. Smitty was a lineman for Asplundh for many years.

He was predeceased by his wife Sandra. Smitty is survived by his grandchildren Samantha Haskell (Brandon) and Jonathan Smith; great granddaughter Rosalee; sister Linda Derr; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Greezy.

At Smitty’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the ASPCA.

David C. Lord 88, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Born in Washington, DC on December 13, 1927, he was the son of Howard and Dorothy Lord. He served in the US Army.

David was a lab technician for General Electric Research and Development Center in Niskayuna for 33 years. His passion was music. He was the choir director at the Presbyterian Church in Ballston Spa for many years and played in the Ballston Community Orchestra.

David is survived by his wife Betty; his children Valerie Lord of Malta and David Lord (Inez) of Queensbury; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

At David’s request there will be no service. Memorial contributions in memory of David may be made to the charity of your choice.

Andrew J. Sickinger 69, passed away on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. Born on March 18, 1947, in Cohoes, NY he was the son of George and Dolores O’Toole Sickinger. After graduating from Cohoes High School, Andy enlisted and served honorably in the United States Army as an Armored Crewman with 3rd Squadron, 8th Calvary.

After his service in the Army, Andy worked for General Electric in Schenectady for 40 years, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed snowmobiling and vacationing on cruise ships. His greatest joy was spending time with his beloved grandchildren.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his beloved wife Victoria; a sister, Anne Grimes of Moneta, VA; two brothers, William Sickinger (AnnMarie) of Clifton Park and George Sickinger (Phyllis) of Fayetteville; his daughter, Andrea Sickinger of South Carolina; and his stepchildren, Tonya Pirrone of Mechanicville, Nicole Duke (Jason) of Ballston Spa, Anthony Pirrone of Malta, Dylan Roe (Ashley) of Ballston Spa and; grandchildren Lola, Austin, Sarah, Jacob, Jason, and Madison. He is also survived by seven nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 13th from 11am to 1pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services with military honors will follow at 2pm at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Gary W. Nicol, Sr. 64, passed away on October 5, 2016. Born in Schenectady, NY on December 25, 1951, he was the son of John and Mary Nicol. He was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and served in the US Army.

Gary was a union steamfitter for Local 7 in Albany. Hunting and fishing were his passion. His greatest joy was spending time with his family playing cards and being together.

Gary is survived by his children Gary Nicol, Jr of Rotterdam, Christa Chiacchiaretti (Aaron) of Schenectady, and Alex Nicol of Ballston Lake; grandchildren Alyssa, Amber, Ashley, Aaron Jr., Seth, Kassandra, and Colin; great grandchildren Sophie and Hayden; brother Dennis Nicol of Esperance; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 9 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 4pm. Burial with military honors will be at 9am Monday, October 10 at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Gary may be made to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Joan Elaine (Stoddard) Hallenbeck passed away peacefully on October 2, 2016 at Saratoga Hospital. Born on August 7, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Forrest and Charlotte (Reynolds) Stoddard. She graduated from Gloversville High School in 1955 where she met her one true love, the late Al Hallenbeck whom she married in 1957. Joan and Al were married until his death in 2011.

Joan stayed at home to raise her children but eventually returned to work, first at Sunnyview Hospital followed by 25 years with Schenectady United Cerebral Palsy. She was very active in her husband’s band parents club at Mont Pleasant High School and often accompanied the band on numerous competitions making many close friends over the years.

After retiring, Joan and Al moved to Ballston Spa where they enjoyed close relationships with many of their neighbors. Joan enjoyed music, gardening and was an avid dog lover especially her beloved Lexi.

A loving wife and mother she will be deeply missed by her surviving family which includes two sons, Jeffrey Hallenbeck and his husband Domingo Almonte of Albany, James Hallenbeck and his wife Elizabeth of Saratoga Springs, three grandsons, Gabriel Almonte and his life partner Yessenia Serrano, Ismael Almonte and Eliezer Almonte, and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Everett Hallenbeck and his wife Jean of Danville CA, her brother-in-law Robert Hallenbeck of Gloversville, her niece Daphne Colbert of Houston, and nephew Raymond Hagan of Gloversville. Joan was predeceased by her life long friend and sister Joanne Burke.

A celebration of her life will be held at 6pm on Thursday October 6, 2016 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street in Ballston Spa followed by a reception at Henry's on the Green, 1366 Amsterdam Road, Rt. 67 in Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 6pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Albany Damien Center, 646 State Street, Albany, NY, 12203.

Winifred B. Baldwin 86, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on April 14, 1930, she was the daughter of Colburn and Winifred (Senecal) Boyce. She married the love of her life, Robert Baldwin on April 30, 1948.

Winifred was a nurse’s aide at Maplewood Manor and other nursing homes in the Ballston Spa area for many years. She and her husband Bob, were active in the Grange at local, county, and state levels. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and participating in family music sessions and was an avid bingo player. Winifred spent many years camping the east coast and especially spending winters in south west Florida.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bob; two brothers, Jack and Bill Boyce, niece, Ida Barry, and nephew, Frank Boyce.

Winifred is survived by her children Robert Baldwin, Jr. (Cathleen) of Porter Corners, William Baldwin (Janice) of Northville and Barry Baldwin (Kim) of Greenfield Center; Grandchildren Melanie, Jessica, Zachary, Joshua, Courtney, Jeremy and Nicki; many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her family, her many beloved dogs were her biggest joy.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10am to 11am on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144 or to the charity of your choice.

Perry L. Orapello 55, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Born in Amsterdam, NY on October 8, 1960, he was the son of Frank and Antoinette Orapello. He was a graduate of Galway High School and Fulton Montgomery Community College, earning a degree in electrical engineering. He served in the US Air Force.

Perry was an industrial electrician working at Quad Graphics in Saratoga Springs for 30 years. He enjoyed golfing and playing cards with his buddies. He was an avid fan of the NY Jets and Fantasy Football. Perry helped his cousins make pizzas for their business Orapello Wood Fire Pizza.

Perry met his wife Suzan in Great Falls, Montana and they were married on April 21, 1985. He was known for his great sense of humor and could make anyone laugh.

Perry is survived by his wife Suzan; his children Erica Maree (James) of Rock City Falls, Ryan Orapello (Jennifer) of Cohoes and Mikaela Orapello (Robert DeFrancis) of Johnstown; grandchildren Ethan, Evelyn, Colin, Lillian, Adalynn, Grace and Jordan; siblings Christine Vandepas (Chris) of Ballston Spa, Frank Orapello of Kingston, Laura Wells (Harry) of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11am Tuesday, October 4 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 3 from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

Larry Northrup 65, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Born in Bronx, NY on September 1, 1951, he was the son of John and Frances Northrop.

Larry worked for the Ballston Spa Central Schools and Hannaford in Wilton. He later drove taxi for Capitaland Taxi.

Larry enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He was a Buffalo Bills fan and loved watching the WWE.

He was predeceased by his father John and sister Marcell Fralick. Larry is survived by his daughters Nicole Northrop and Ashley Northrop; his mother Frances Northrop; sisters Susan Goldman and Beverly Tenwold; 1 niece and 4 nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to graveside service at 10am Thursday, September 29 at Sweetman Cemetery, Sweetman Road, Charlton. A celebration of his life will follow at the Barkersville Christian Church, 7200 Barkersville Road, Middle Grove.

Lillian J. Kester, 87, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2016. Born in Orchard Park, NY, April 11,1929 to Gladys and Weston Stroup. She married George (Jim) Kester in 1949 and lived in Delevan, NY for over 50 years. Lillian worked for Marriott Corp. as the Motorola cafeteria manager in Arcade for 30 years. She was a member of the Arcade United Methodist church. Lillian served as a volunteer at the Arcade Historical Society for 15 years. She has lived in Saratoga Springs, NY since 2009.

Lillian was predeceased by her husband George, three brothers, Wilfred, Clyde, Leslie and sister Eunice.

Lillian is survived by her sister, Lois Anderson (Irving) of Orchard Park, her daughters, Jane Ellen Bailey of Victor, NY and Jill Bednarek (John) of Greenfield Center, NY, three grand children, Annette Day (James), Peter Bednarek (Rebecca)and David Bednarek(Kristy), and 5 great grandchildren, Alexa, Austin, Luke, John and Anne.

A memorial service will be held at the Arcade United Methodist Church on October 15, 2016 at 1:30PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arcade Historical Society, Arcade, NY.

Geronimo A. Castanos “Jerry”, 80, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Born in the Dominican Republic on December 4, 1935, he came to the United States as a young boy. He lived in New York City for many years, before moving to Ballston Spa.

Jerry worked at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa for several years and later worked as a bus monitor for Shenendehowa Schools.

Jerry is survived by his wife Patricia; children Dawn, Frank and Michele; brother Anselmo; sister Gilda; 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

At Jerry’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Fay Elizabeth Neet, 73 a longtime resident of Ballston Spa, NY, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on August 10, 1943, in Saratoga Springs, NY she was the daughter of Joseph and Stephanie Lupul.

Fay graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 1962. She won the best dressed teenage girl award in the Saratoga Easter Parade. Fay worked in the meat department at Central Markets where she met John. After a short romance they were united in marriage on October 2, 1965. They have been happily married for over 50 years.

Fay was a member of the Southern Saratoga Herb Society. In her spare time she loved to be outside planting her garden and tending to her flowers. Her other hobbies included cooking, canning, sewing, camping and bowling. She adored her two grandchildren, Mallory and Ryan, and hosted many sleepovers for them.

Fay is lovingly remembered by her husband John; her children Richard Neet (Kim Turney) of Ballston Spa and Carolyn Czimbal (John) of Malta; grandchildren Mallory and Ryan Czimbal; sister Susan Anderson of Charleston, SC; brother Joe Lupul of Saratoga Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, September 26, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 25 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Fay to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Joyce A. Moore 75, left this world on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

She was born Joyce Ann Neddo in Waterford on September 9, 1941 in the humble home of Charles Neddo and Mary Margaret Wyhowanyas Neddo. On September 9, 1961 she married the love of her life Francis J. Moore.

Joyce found joy and pride in yard work, her flowers, and she sure loved her animals.

Joyce was predeceased by her father Charles Neddo and her husband Francis J. Moore. Joyce is survived by her daughters Christine Moore and her husband Brian VanCouyghen, and Jeannine Moore and her companion Ronald Miller; her mother Mary Margaret Neddo; her sister Cynthia Quantock and her husband Neil; her beloved grandchildren whom she loved spending time with, Brenna Dolan, Michaeleen VanCouyghen, Maeve VanCouyghen and Frankie Martino, who was named after his grandfather. She is also survived by her loving sidekick Cagney.

Funeral services will be held 11am Thursday, September 22 at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rottie Empire Rescue, 47 Union Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. www.rottieempirerescue.com

The family would like to thank Dr. Liebers and staff of Saratoga Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Frank and staff of Saratoga Radiology, The Visiting Nurses of South County and South County Hospital.

Harry E. Coonradt, 86, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on July 20, 1930, he was the son of Harry and Mary Coonradt.

Harry was a heavy equipment operator for over 65 years for several contractors and Local Union 106, working until he was 82 years old. With safety being the most important, he had pride in his work and a perfect safety record. In 1954, he worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway constructing a Hydropower Dam. From 1957 to 1965, he worked on the Albany South Mall and was also part of Great Lakes Dredging on the Albany Riverfront. In 1994, Harry set the Comet and Bobsled rides at Great Escape in Lake George as well as built new shopping centers and other buildings for Site Contractors of New England, Da Elia, Seward, Schultz, SAVAN, All Steel, Bast Hatfield, and Alpine.

Harry raced stock cars at many local race tracks including Albany Saratoga Speedway, Fonda and Whites Beach. His son Darryle and his grandchildren carried on the racing tradition and Harry was there to cheer them on.

He was predeceased by his wife Catherine, two sons Jeff and Darryle and siblings Mary, William, Noah, Jimmy, JoAnne and John. Harry is survived by his life partner Judy Maloney; children Ronald Coonradt, Sr. (Debbie) of Schenectady, Diane Ostrander (Michael) of Ballston Spa, Yvonne Harbers (Hans) of Delanson, and Jacquelyn Beaty (Don) of South Glens Falls; siblings Shirley Coonradt (Bill), Patricia Brooks and Chris Coonradt (Edith); 17 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, September 19 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in West Milton Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 18 from 1pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Harry may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org

The family would like to thank Saratoga Center A3B Unit and Staff, Saratoga Hospital Staff on A-3, Dr. Kevin Rosas and Dr. Joseph LaRosa.