Obituaries


David Lyon, 90, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born in Kearny, NJ on August 4, 1926, he was the son of Samuel and Margaret Lyon. He was a US Navy Seabee, serving in World War II. He married Helen Rowland in 1954 and raised his family in New Britain, Connecticut. He and his wife moved to Mystic, Connecticut in 1975.

After World War II, David attended and graduated from Dickinson College in Pa and was then employed at Rowland Products in Kensington CT. From there, he costarted, owned and operated Tectonic Industries in Berlin, Connecticut. David was a member of ROMEO in Mystic CT and a volunteer with the Gung Ho Gang at Mystic Seaport. He was an avid golfer and tennis player for many years and also enjoyed sailing.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Helen in 2013 and their son Robert, and his brothers Samuel, Archie and Crawford. David is survived by his son David Lyon (Angela) and grandchildren Stephen, Gabriel, and Peter, all of Willimantic CT; and his daughter Barbara Brower (Dennis Nye) granddaughter Jennifer and great grandchildren Derek, Amari and Kiyah, all of Saratoga, NY.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of David may be made to your favorite charity.

Audrey M. (Heritage) O’Connor, 80, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on May 24, 1936, she was the daughter of Douglas and Jane Saunders.

Audrey worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill and later at Espey Manufacturing in Saratoga Springs where she met her husband Harold. She enjoyed singing and in her younger years she sang in local country bands. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brothers Ronnie, Bob, Don and Doug. Audrey is survived by her husband Harold; her daughters Gail George of Broadalbin, Wanda Thornton (Matt) of Gansevoort and Patti Forshey (John) of Halfmoon; four grandchildren Cassandra Santiveri, Candice George, Adam Forshey and Erin Thornton; great grandson Dorien; stepchildren Scott O’Connor (Greta), Russell O’Connor (Dawn), Bonnie Noeltner, and Colleen Smith (Jim); her brother Beecher Saunders, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 18 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 6pm.

Richard C. Elmore 90, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017. Born in Walton, NY on April 23, 1926, he was the son of Ralph and Bernice Elmore. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the Destroyer Escort USS Newman.

Richard was a millwright at the Watervliet Arsenal for 35 years, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed watching baseball and football. He was a Jeff Gordon fan and attended several Nascar races with his family. Hunting and fishing was his passion. Richard was an active member of the Ballston Area Seniors.

Richard is survived by his wife of 69 years Shirley; his daughters Sherry Demers (Raymond) of Malta and Kimberly Messier (Michael) of Waterford; grandchildren Justin Demers (Jennie), Kyle Demers (Dr. Greg Fenton), Chad Halikias (Tiffany Cicarelli), Richard Halikias, and Zoe Halikias (Zach Mason); siblings Patricia O’Boyle, Judith Fisher, Rosemary Morehouse, Barry Pudney, and R. Michael Elmore; brother in law Ronald O’Dell; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Esther O’Dell.

Funeral services will be held 11am Wednesday, January 18 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 Tuesday, January 17 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in memory of Richard to the American Diabetes Association or the Saratoga County Animal Shelter.

Richard’s family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Saratoga Hospital, especially the staff on C3. They would also like to thank the entire staff at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs for their care and support.

Sharan Louise Michelfelder, 67, of Hermance Rd, Galway, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, January 12, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, following a long, hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 25, 1949, she was the daughter of Kenwood and Lillian Bills of Galway. She was a lifelong resident of Galway and attended Galway Schools. She was a graduate of Royal Barber and Beauty School in Schenectady.

A devoted wife and mother, she was a tireless worker ever ready to help others in need. In addition to her homemaking duties, she worked at Dick and Jerry’s Mini Mart in Galway as a clerk for 20 years, prior to her retirement.

She was predeceased by her father Kenwood Bills, sister Tesia Morris and nephew James Harrington.

United in marriage on September 27, 1969, Sharan leaves behind her husband of 47 years, David; three daughters Michelle Benton (Craig) of Gloversville, Rebecca Jones (Clyde) of Gloversville, and Elizabeth Michelfelder (Tom Fanning) of Fort Edward; her adoring grandchildren Austin, Brittany, David, Tyler, Thomas and Nathan; her mother Lillian Bills Derby (Gordon) of Ballston Spa; brother Richard Bills (Lois) of Galway, sister Shirley Love (Jim) of Atlanta, GA, brother in law John Morris of Ballston Spa, and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her two dogs Dash and Penny, whom she adored.

A graveside service will be held at Foster Hill Cemetery, Galway in the Spring.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Sharan to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or The Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Scotia, NY 12302.

David C. Goldfoot 85, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born in Schenectady, NY on February 20, 1931, he was the son of Chester and Frances Goldfoot. He proudly served in the US Marine Corp.

David and his wife Ramona owned and operated The Red Mill Tavern and Motel in Round Lake for many years. After retiring, they would take their daily ride on his Harley, to have lunch at The Burger Den in Cambridge. His greatest joy was his grandchildren who affectionately called him “Dude”.

He was a life member of The Old Saratoga Muzzle Loading Club and the Round Lake Fire Department.

He was predeceased by his son James, and his sister Dorothy Chamberlin.

David is survived by his wife of 67 years Ramona; his daughters Rhonda Agnew (Walter) of Round Lake, Laura Goldfoot of Malta, and Roxanne Sharp (Jim) of Clifton Park; three grandchildren James Agnew, Jessica Worobey and Kelly Volpe; four great grandchildren Hunter, Dylan, Jude and Annie; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, January 14 at the Round Lake United Methodist Church, 34 George Avenue, Round Lake. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 13 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

The family would like to thank the staff at Gateway House of Peace for the loving care and compassion given to David.

Memorial contributions in memory of David may be made to the Gateway House of Peace, 479 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Ronald A. Phelps, Sr. 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep, on Friday morning, January 6th 2017, after enduring a long illness, at the Wesley Health Care Center, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Born in Albany, NY on November 28, 1931, he was the son of Charles and Ruth Phelps. Ron served in the US Navy Reserve and the US Army.

Ron worked for SUNY – Central Administration in Albany for 25 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ballston Spa and the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #103 of Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Chapter #103, Order of Eastern Star.

Ron is survived by his beloved wife Lois, married for 47 years; children Ronald Phelps, Jr. of Waterford, Mark Phelps of Florida; and Darlynda Reilly of Virginia; sister Shirley LaBarge of Schenectady; 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 10 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. An Eastern Star service and a Masonic service will follow. The funeral service will be held at 6pm with the Rev. David Bennett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High St, Ballston Spa.

A burial will be conducted in the spring of 2017, at the Dunning Street Cemetery, Malta.

Rita M. Tash Mattison, age 97, passed into the loving arms of our Lord on January 5, 2017. She had been a resident of Baptist Health Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia for the last four years.

Born in Albany, NY on June 4, 1919, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Katherine O’Toole. In 1951, she went to work for the General Electric Co where she held many secretarial positions. After 10 years she moved to Colorado Springs for a year and worked for NORAD Air Force Base. She later returned to Schenectady and worked in the Gas Turbine Dept of General Electric until she retired in 1978.

Rita loved music and playing Bingo.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Paul Tash, second husband, Howard Mattison, and her daughter, Paula Tash Cantin.

Rita is survived by her children Kathryn Cain (William), Grayce Gibson (Woodie) and Therese Kennedy (Shayne); stepchildren Barbara Mattison (Steve Millewski) and David Mattison; 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, January 10 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 9 from 4pm to 6pm at the funeral home.

Mary A. Schelling, 95, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017. Born in Cohoes, NY on April 26, 1921, she was the daughter of Anthony and Rosalie Borysewicz.

Mary was a saleslady at Carl Co in Schenectady for many years. She enjoyed going to the Casinos.

Mary is survived by her companion of 47 years James Coleman, and her two children.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary to St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa NY 12020.

Teresa Zullo Roberts, 60, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. Born in Troy, NY on April 13, 1956, she was the daughter of Leonard and Elissa Sauer Zullo.

Teresa worked as a seamstress. She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church where she served as a warden and member of the Daughters of the King. Teresa used her seamstress skills to make prayer quilts with the church ministry which were distributed worldwide. She was very devoted to the causes she believed in and was always willing to lend a hand.

Teresa is survived by her life partner David Sutherland; sons Dan and David; parents Leonard and Elissa Zullo; sister Cynthia Zullo and brother Mark Zullo.

A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the church at 10:30am.

A celebration of her life will be held in the late spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Teresa may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Betty Jean Bennett, 69, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Wilmington, Vermont on January 27, 1947, she was the daughter of Wallace and Stella Bickford. She moved to Ballston Spa in 1976.

Betty worked in the service industry for many years. She was a lover of music and dancing especially bluegrass and country. Betty particularly enjoyed dancing while Ron and Corey performed; her dance card was always full!

She was predeceased by her sisters Joyce and Ruth and brother Alley. Betty is survived by her life partner Ron Zink “Rocky”; her children Brian Ray (Julie) of Milton, Crystel Hontz (Todd) of Gansevoort, Corey Zink (Missy) of Pittsfield; grandchildren Brandon and Tiffany Ray, Ashleigh and Carlie Hontz, Lindsey Hughes, Mason, Cooper, Molly, and Catie Zink; great grandchildren Brantley, Ashlynn, Roxy, Ramar and Alena; sisters Burdys Crawford of Readsboro, Vermont , Sandra Lackey of Wilmington, Vermont; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 30 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 6pm.

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

Sandra M. Martin, 73, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Born in Roxbury, NY on December 10, 1943, she was the daughter of Elsie Rockwell.

Sandra was a homemaker and floral designer. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed sewing and crafting of all kinds including tole painting, jewelry making, and designing with silk flowers.

She was predeceased by her mother, Elsie (Stevens) Rockwell, step-father Kenneth Rockwell Sr., two brothers, James Mattice and Kenneth Mattice, and great-granddaughter, Holly Maynard.

Sandra is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard W. Martin. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she is survived by her daughters Quincey (Edward) Dudek and Beth (Steven) Martin, and son Richard S. (Sue) Martin; grandchildren, Shayne and Conor Dudek, Rhaya (Dustin) Maynard and Alexis Martin, and Christopher and Heather Martin; great-grandchildren, Kyle LaClair Jr. and Keagan Maynard. She is also survived by her sisters, Shirley (Dick) Loucks, Ronda (Rick) Frazee, and Nancy (John) Rice, and younger brother, Ken (Sandi) Rockwell, Jr and sisters-in-law Dawn Mattice and Sue Mattice as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service at the Grand Gorge Firehouse in Grand Gorge, NY on January 6, 2017 at 1:00pm with Rev. Dottie Morris officiating. At Sandra's request there will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Gerald A. Lee 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Born in Clifton Park, NY on December 8, 1931, he was the son of Myles and Myrtle Lee. He served in the US Army.

Gerald worked at General Electric Co in Schenectady for many years. He was a member and served as past president of the Clifton Park Fire Dept. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and camping. He loved to travel, visiting Hawaii and Alaska.

He was predeceased by his nine siblings. Gerald is survived by his wife Alicia; his children Gary Lee (Tracy) of Galway, Michael Lee of Virginia, Rebecca Lee of Albany, and Deborah Miller (Clifford) of Ballston Spa; stepchildren Cynthia Durie (Paul) of Clifton Park, Sidney Belanger (Robin) of Ballston Spa and Randy Belanger (Carol) of Maine; companion Marion of Cooperstown; son in law Stan Durie of Stillwater; grandchildren Ben, Andy, Nick, Jason, Alex, Clifford, and Samantha; sister Arlene LaPlante of Clifton Park, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 9am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Gerald may be made to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or Clifton Park Fire Dept., 38 Old Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Molly E. Carson, 97, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Born in Greenfield, NY on May 19, 1919, she was the daughter of Charles and Lela Clute. During World War II, she worked at General Electric Co in Schenectady.

She was predeceased by her husband Carl Carson, Sr, son Carl Carson, Jr., daughter Mary Duell, and her siblings.

Molly is survived by her son James Carson of Malta and her grandchildren of North Carolina.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 22 from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 11am. Burial will be in Dunning Street Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Elvira Jane Lowell Cox, 95, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2016 at Wesley Health Care Center.

Born on November 25, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Frank E. Lowell and Maud E. Rand Lowell. Elvira married Henry R. Cox and they were long time residents of Ballston Spa. She worked at the JJ Newberry Store in Ballston Spa for many years.

Elvira was as an active member of the First Baptist Church in Ballston Spa and was Sunday School Superintendent for several years. She also was active in the church women’s group. She enjoyed all children and especially loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, and husband Henry, she was predeceased by her sister Dorothy McGonnigal, daughters Marylou Cox and Janet Brown, and grandson Kevin Mckenzie.

Elvira is survived by her children David Cox (Dianne) of Day, and Nancy Harrison (Donald) of Greenfield Center; 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, December 16 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday, December 17 at First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the endowment fund at First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, 202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Jay Allan Runkel, 64, passed away at home on December 9, 2016 after a short illness.

Jay worked for the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services in Albany, N.Y. as Director of Finance before retiring with over 30 years of service. In his early years, Jay enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and camping. After retiring, he was able to travel, delve into genealogy, and play tennis and golf. He also volunteered in the community at the Joan Nicole Prince Home, and at Schenectady City Schools Reading is Fun Program.

He leaves his wife of 41 years, Susan (Henry) Runkel; his daughter Jennifer Runkel (Adam McNeill); his son, Scott Runkel, and two grandchildren. He also leaves behind his dear brothers and their wives: Gregory (Jeanne), Douglas (Mary), Christopher (Elaine), Brian (companion Salina), and Philip (Pam); nine nieces and nephews; his stepmother Linda Runkel, and mother-in-law Erma Henry. Born in Longmont, Colorado, Jay was the son of loving parents James and Phyllis (Schramm) Runkel (both deceased).

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday, December 13 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A time for sharing memories will be held at 7pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Reading is Fun Program (www.thereadingisfunprogram.org) or Joan Nicole Prince Home (www.joannicoleprincehome.org)

Joan Asfoury Betor Weaver, 74, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2016, after a brief illness at Saratoga Hospital.

She was born on July 12, 1942, in Saratoga, NY. She was the daughter of the late Sarah and Fred Asfoury. Joan graduated in 1960 from Broadalbin High School, where she was the class valedictorian and participated in chorus, the senior play, cheerleading, National Honor Society and was fashion editor of the newspaper.

Joan graduated from the State College at Albany with a teaching degree. While in college, Joan wrote articles for the school newspaper, and was in the Gamma Kappa Phi sorority. She enjoyed a rewarding career teaching third and fifth grade at Skano and Tesago Elementary School in the Shenendehowa Central School District.

In June of 1964, she married Ronald A. Betor. They had two children together, and had a wonderful marriage until his death in 1981.

After Ron’s death, Joan was fortunate to meet Firm Weaver, whom she married in 1984. Joan and Firm were members of the Jonesville United Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir and they both volunteered with the food pantry.

In retirement, Joan enjoyed taking classes with the Academy for Lifelong Learning and worked on the Membership Committee. She also loved spending time at her home in Lake George with family and friends, working on crossword puzzles and playing Scrabble. Joan could often be found reading, and she participated in several book clubs with friends. She and Firm, were avid bridge players and made many cherished friendships playing bridge. Joan also loved to travel with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Firm Weaver, daughters Lisa and husband Craig Merry, Ellen and husband Tim Sinnenberg, step-daughters Nancy and husband Todd Paulauskas, and Karen and husband Josh Stratford; her brother, Fred and wife Sherry Asfoury. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren William Merry, Nicholas and Matthew Sinnenberg, Taylor and Tori Paulauskas, and Cole and Sophia Stratford.

Calling hours will be at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa on Sunday, December 11, from 3pm to 5pm.

A service will be celebrated at Jonesville United Methodist Church on Monday, December 12, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Joan Weaver to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.

Debra L. Plummer 59, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on March 23, 1957 to Frederick and Marie Barth. She was a graduate of Skidmore College and earned her Master’s Degree from SUNY Albany.

Debbie was a substitute teacher for the Ballston Spa Central Schools and the Division Street Elementary School in Saratoga Springs. She loved her cats, goats, chickens, dogs, ducks and rabbits, and was always willing to take in any stray. She was very artistic, sewing and designing clothes for her daughter’s activities.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Saratoga Springs.

Debbie was a dedicated daughter, wife, and the best mom anyone could ever ask for. She was always ready to have fun with her family and friends. She was a kind loving soul who would go out of her way for anyone.

Debbie is survived by her husband Charles; daughter Christina; parents Frederick and Marie Barth of Middle Grove; sister Carrie Barth-Grider (Dan) of Ballston Spa; brother in law Bob Plummer (Patty); sister in law Peggy Sturtevant (Mark); and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11am on Saturday, December 10 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The family will receive friends from 10-11am at the church. Burial will follow in Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Barbara E. McGuinness passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Baptist Health Center in Scotia, after a long illness. She was 90 years old.

Barbara was born in Plattsburgh, NY on February 21, 1926 to the late Whitford and Emily Dashiell. She moved to Schenectady, NY as a child and lived in the area the rest of her life. Barbara went to work at General Electric as a secretary, retiring in 1988 after 34 years of service. She later worked part time as a secretary for the Town of Malta Planning Board. She was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club and the Saratoga Lions.

Barbara enjoyed reading, skating, downhill and cross country skiing, swimming, boating, walking and spending winters in Florida with her beloved husband George. She was a true lady with a great love for her family, friends, and pets.

She was predeceased by her brother Clayton Dashiell, her previous husband Allison Greene and her son Richard Paniccia. Barbara is survived by her husband of 26 years George McGuinness; her sisters Joyce Johnson of Sun City, AZ and Gayle Agbay of Royal Oaks, MI; her daughter Carole Bailiff of Charlton; stepdaughter Patricia Wyckoff (Rick) of Germantown, TN; granddaughter April Park (Jung) of Ballston Spa, grandsons Brian Paniccia (Millie) of Baltimore, MD and John Theuner (Heather) of Ballston Spa; stepgrandsons Barry Bailiff (Laurie) of Malta, and James Bailiff (Loretta) of Phoenix, AZ; eight great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her longtime friend Jean Chartrand.

In keeping with Barbara’s wishes there will be no calling hours. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9am Wednesday, December 7 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Leeman (Lee) H. Chase, III , 69, passed away at his Clifton Park home on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was the son of Leeman H. Chase II and Dorothy Vogt Chase. Lee was a 1965 graduate of Ballston Spa High School. He received an Honorable Discharge from the US Marine Corp after serving two tours of duty in Vietnam.

Lee studied music at Syracuse University and received his RN credentials at Finger Lakes Community College. He was an RN for 30 years, including 20 years as a Psychiatric Nurse. He was an accomplished string musician and played the string bass, guitar, mandolin and banjo. He played his string bass on the first album to come out of Café Lena.

Lee was an expert marksman and was at one time in the Guinness Book of World Records for a combination skiing/shooting event.

His most recent accomplishment was to have earned his Credentials of Ministry as a Pastor and certification as a Pastoral Counselor. One of his great joys was to watch someone come to know the Lord during the Kairos Prison Ministries in which he was involved. Lee enjoyed singing and playing his many instruments in church services and at weddings.

Lee is survived by his wife Janice Orlop Chase of Clifton Park, his children Amanda Foster (Melvin) of Candor, NY, Brandon Chase of Seattle, WA, Clifton Chase (Nikki) of Dundee, NY, and Nikki Leigh Colvin (Chris) of Cocoa, FL, stepdaughter Dr. Erin Etoll of Omaha, Nebraska, along with eight grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents and his brother Charles S. Chase.

The date and time of a private memorial service is yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc., 100 DeBary Plantation Blvd., DeBary, FL 32713.

Carolyn E. Carver, 82, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Born in Schodack, NY on May 8, 1934, she was the daughter of James and Ada Bruce.

Carolyn was a Registered Nurse at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs for many years. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son Edward Cook, brothers Gary and Butch, and sister Pat. Carolyn is survived by her children Bill Cook of Porter Corners and Bonnie Irish (Dan) of Monument, Colorado; grandchildren Jimmy, Kelly, Ian and Mike; great grandchildren Aiden, Teagan and Aiofe; brother James Bruce of Altamont; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 7 from 1pm to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 3pm

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or Arthritis Foundation at www.arthritis.org

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.