Obituaries


John D. Womer “Jack”, 61, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Albany, New York on December 4, 1954.

Jack was the President of Adirondack Cabling and Security, which he co-owned with his brother Bob. He was a member of the Galway Lions Club where he served as treasurer. Jack was an avid gardener. He liked to travel and enjoyed being in the outdoors. Jack brewed his own beer and hard cider for his family and friends.

His quick witted humor and positive outlook on life will never fade from our memories.

He was predeceased by his parents John “Bill” and Dorothy (Irish) Womer. Jack is survived by his wife Cathy (Dolan) Womer; his sons David Womer and his wife Dana of Amsterdam, and Jeremy Womer and his wife Raquel Rozdolski of Saratoga Springs; grandchildren Mason and Jackson Womer; siblings Bill Womer (Linda) of Latham, Nancy Turner (Bill) of Glens Falls and Bob Womer (Kathy) of Broadalbin; his beloved dog Bailey and grandpuppy Winston; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, May 26 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 1pm at Jack’s home, 1094 Westline Road, Amsterdam.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jack may be made to Galway Lions Club, PO Box 244, Galway, NY 12074.

Gary C. Weaver, 64, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at The Community Hospice Inn after a long illness.

Born in Amsterdam, NY on October 20, 1951, he was the son of Claire Weaver and the late Howard Weaver. He grew up in Ballston Spa and was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School. He worked for Ballston Spa Central Schools for 10 years and later for Advance Auto in Saratoga Springs.
Gary and his father were very active in the Boy Scouts and shared many adventures together. He loved anything to do with cars and music. He had a love for dogs and throughout his life he had a steady companion by his side.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Patti (Haskell) Weaver, sons James and Jason Weaver, mother Claire Weaver, siblings Kathy Hanley and Kevin Weaver. He was the proud grandpa of Hailey, Molly and Travis. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 19 from 6pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will be held at 7pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s memory to The Community Hospice Inn, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 or SPCA of Upstate NY, PO Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Thomas P. Deveno, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Born in West Springfield, Massachusetts on September 21, 1922, he was the son of Michael and Mary Deveno. Tom served in the US Army during World War II, working with the Army Corps of Engineers during and after the war.

Tom was a successful land developer in Saratoga County for many years.
He was a self-made man who appreciated nature and its beauty. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the horse races at Saratoga.

He was predeceased by his first wife Theresa, and his siblings Fran, Neal, Connie, Mike, Al and Angie. Tom is survived by his beloved wife Jeanne; his daughters Mary and Nancy (Rich Pagano); siblings George (Ann), Nancy (Norm Scott) and Ann; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 19 from 11am to 1pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 1pm. Burial will follow in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the NHT Tree Planting Fund, c/o Director of Management and Budget Services, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5010 or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Dr. Nolan, Dr. Tonneau and the staff at Ellis Hospital for their care and compassion.

Joseph P. Gatzendorfer, 88, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born in Cohoes, NY on January 3, 1928, he was the son of Michael and Albina Gatzendorfer. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Joe was a tinsmith for Knolls Atomic Power Lab in Niskayuna for 36 years, retiring in 1988. In his younger years he liked to bowl. Joe enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and playing horseshoes. His greatest joy was his children, grandchildren, and his beloved dog Petey.

He was predeceased by his sister Mary Ormsby. Joe is survived by his wife D. Jean Gatzendorfer; children Theresa Nicosia (Louis) of Ballston Spa, Joseph Gatzendorfer, Jr (Kathy) of Ballston Spa, Paul Gatzendorfer (Melissa) of Ballston Spa, Catherine Wilson (Keith) of Carolina Beach, NC, William Gatzendorfer of Carolina Beach, NC; stepchildren Shirley Matthews (Charles) of Accord, Lee Hudson (Kathy) of Ballston Spa, Kathy Ebert (Jim) of Ballston Spa, Cindy Burke (David) of Broadalbin, and James Hudson (Ellen) of Tennessee; 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11am Tuesday, May 10 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Sweetman Cemetery, Charlton. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, May 9 from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Joe may be made to the American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Saratoga Hospital for their care and compassion.

Marget D. McGrath 73, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Born in Hudson, NY on October 16, 1942, she was the daughter of William and Phyllis Dodds. She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and Nathan Littauer Nursing School in Gloversville.

Marget was dedicated to her profession. She traveled and worked in many different cities during her career. She started at Saratoga Hospital, and worked in Boston, New Orleans, Las Vegas, New York City and Fort Myers.

She was predeceased by her husband James McGrath. Marget is survived by her sisters Carol DiPasquale (John), and Kathy Hawley (David); nieces and nephews Michelle MacEsker (Joe), Michael DiPasquale (Jackie), Kristen Hawley, and Jeffrey Hawley (Maegan); great nieces Katelyn MacEsker, Anna DiPasquale and Laura DiPasquale.

A private service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Marget may be made to the Terisian House Foundation, 200 Washington Ave Ext., Albany, NY 12203.

Harry M. Bliss, 97 passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, he was a life-long resident and son of the late William C. and Edna Irene (Booth) Bliss.

Harry was a US Army veteran, serving during World War II. He worked for the General Electric Company as a lathe operator for 39 years. He enjoyed being involved with 4-H, helping out with the For Nature’s Sake Shooting Sports Club.

Harry and his late wife, Lucy owned Bliss Glad Farm for over 40 years and received an award from the North American Gladiolus Society for their many years of service promoting the gladiolus industry. They were instrumental in reestablishing the Eastern NY Gladiolus and were inducted into the National Gladiolus Hall of Fame in Colorado.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife of 74 years, Lucy M. Bliss and a brother, Clyde W. Bliss. He is survived by his children, Anna Mae Clark (Kenneth) of Ballston Spa, Margaret Palmer of Ballston Spa, W. George Bliss (Gaynell) of Burnt Hills and Harold O. Bliss of Saratoga; 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AIM Services, Saratoga Bridges or the 4-H Training Center.

Joseph F. Gleason 93, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa on October 27, 1922, he was the son of George and Corinne Gleason. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Joe worked at the Watervliet Arsenal for 27 years, retiring in 1977. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa. Joe enjoyed golfing and riding his Harley with his wife “Mare.” Joe and Mare loved to go out to dinner at their favorite places, Saratoga Diner, Manna’s, Shirley’s and the Burnt Hills Cafe. He enjoyed music and loved to sing.

He was predeceased by his first wife Mildred, son Lenny, second wife Mary and sister Corinne Hickey. Joe is survived by his nieces Julia and Cissy; nephews Jim, Joe, and Dick; and many great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 15 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 St. Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

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

Richard D. Grice 84, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016. Born in Schenectady, NY on January 27, 1932, he was the son of Harold and Hazel Grice. He served in the US Army. Richard was the owner of Northway Process Service.

He is survived by his wife Sara; two children; brothers Robert and Roger; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 16 from 11am to 1pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 1pm. Burial will follow in the Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Richard to the The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

Kathleen M. Lince 74, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Born in Albany, NY on June 12, 1941, she was the daughter of James and Irene Kelly. She worked for Reserve America in Ballston Spa for the past 15 years.

Kathy enjoyed playing Bingo and bowling. She was a prolific baker and made wedding cakes for many friends and family members. She enjoyed arts and crafts and became an expert in whatever craft she chose, often making flower arrangements out of silk, putting them together skillfully petal by petal. Kathy was an avid shopper, finding many bargains on QVC.

She was predeceased by her brother John and sister Patricia. Kathleen is survived by her husband of 57 years Paul; children Mark Lince of Ballston Spa and Jaclynn Cocker of Ballston Spa; grandson Larry Steven Fritts; granddaughter Kadylee Cocker; sister Lola Norfleet of Oklahoma; brothers Wayne Kelly of Malta; James Kelly of Schenectady, Richard Kelly of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Monday, April 11 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 10 from 3pm to 5pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

George D. Goodrich 68, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Amesbury, Massachusetts on October 19, 1947, he was the son of George and Lois Goodrich.

George worked for General Electric Co for several years and retired from Xerox in 2010. He enjoyed stock car racing and was the crew mechanic, racing at many local tracks. He also enjoyed hunting.

He was predeceased by his mother Lois. George is survived by his wife Ruth Ann; his children Lisa Rougier (Josh) of Middle Grove and Wayne Goodrich (Jennifer) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Logan, Larisa and Gavin; father George Goodrich; siblings Gene Goodrich (Michelle), Gaylynn Cartier (Mark) and Gregg Goodrich (Diane); and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 7 from 10am to 12 noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A graveside service will follow in the Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Arthur F. Brown, 68, passed away on March 31st, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Born on May 12, 1947 in Plattsburgh, NY later in his youth moving to Round Lake, NY where he officially became a “Round Laker" in a town that he loved and formed many lifelong friendships. He attended Shenendehowa Central School until he enlisted in the US Army in 1964 where he proudly served and fought for his country in Vietnam from 1966-1967. In recent years he would always be seen wearing his black leather jacket that proudly displayed his Army and status as a Vietnam Veteran.

Upon returning from the military Artie began his music career as a vocalist in bands such as Justus, Mantraz, Legend, and EB JEB where he formed a brotherhood with his band-mates and a bond that would never be broken, not even by death. He had music in his soul and a passion that radiated on stage as he sang and connected with his loyal fans like no other. Some of his proudest moments were sharing the stage with bands such as the Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels, Greg Allman, 38 Special, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet, and the Outlaws to name a few. His proudest moment was being inducted to the NY Blues Hall of Fame on August 11, 2013. He was commonly referred to as a legend in the area and he truly was.

Artie had a personality that was kind, loving, and funny. Everyone he met became his friend. He was a devoted family man who loved his family more than anything.

He was predeceased by his father James A. Brown and brother Ronald J. Brown. Survivors include his mother Rita Brown, fiancée Pamela Palmateer, daughters Nicole Bilka, Teresa Miller (Michael), Fawn Fajen (Michael), and Taylor Boone, son Zachary Brown, sisters Harriet Naushahi, Carol Mercier, and Janice Sawicki. He is also survived by many beloved grandchildren, nieces, nephews, lifelong friend Patricia Brown and son Kevin Stokes, and his brothers of EB JEB.

There will be a proudly earned military service on Friday April 8th at 2:30 PM at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. There will also be a celebration of life on April 23rd at the American Legion Post 91 in Mechanicville, NY at 3:00 PM, all are welcome to attend.

The family would like to thank the SICU staff at Albany Medical Center for their tireless efforts and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vet/Guardian house, make payable to Vet Help, 1214 Saratoga Rd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 a cause dear to his and his families heart.

Shirley A. Mundell 64, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016. Born in Cohoes, NY on November 11, 1951, she was the daughter of Daniel and Gabrielle Maloney.

Shirley was a licensed practical nurse for 23 years, working at Wesley Health Care Center, Saratoga Hospital and retiring from Sunnyview Hospital. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa. Shirley was a Cub Scout Leader for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brothers Daniel, Michael and Larry Maloney. Shirley is survived by her husband Philip; sons Philip Mundell, Jr. (Sylvia) of Virginia, Brian Mundell (Robin) of Ballston Spa and Eric Mundell (Lisa) of Ballston Spa; sister Lorraine Gorham of Cohoes; 10 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 1 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, April 2 at the funeral home.

A committal service will be held 10am Monday, April 4 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

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

Mames J. Albertin 67, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on January 24, 1949, he was the son of Martin and Alice Albertin.

Mames worked at Saratoga Golf Course for several years. He enjoyed playing golf and was a talented
drummer.

He is survived by his sister Dawn Payne; niece Lisa Payne; great nephews and niece Shane, Corey and Britnee; great great nieces and nephew Kristina, Ariana and Iziah.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, April 21 at 1pm in the Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Michael S. D’Agostino 65, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016. Born in Naples, Italy on February 5, 1951, he was the son of Gennaro and Tina D’Agostino. He came to the United States in 1971. He earned a master’s degree from Syracuse University.

Michael worked in Sales at AT&T for many years. He later worked for the NYS Department of Education retiring in 2015. Michael was at Professor at Hudson Valley Community College, where he taught Italian.

He was passionate about soccer and enjoyed chess and horse racing. His greatest joy was his family especially his beloved grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother Gianni D’Agostino. Michael is survived by his wife Diane; sons David D’Agostino (Sharon) of Ballston Spa and Christopher D’Agostino (Monica) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Isabella, Alyssa, Gianluca, Michael and Jacob; siblings Enzo D’Agostino of Italy, Angelo D’Agostino of Syracuse and Silvana D’Agostino of Italy; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11am on Friday, April 1 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 31 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Online remembrances may be made at www.armerfuneralhome.com

Esther V. Thompson, 95, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Born in Detroit, Michigan on July 31, 1920, she was the daughter of Clifton and Harriet Clower.

Esther worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill for many years, and later retired from the Saratoga County Infirmary in Ballston Spa as a nurse’s aide. After her retirement, she worked part time as a bus monitor for Stanski Transportation.

Esther was a devoted mother and grandmother, and loved spending time with her family. She was an active member of the Community Emergency Corp in Ballston Spa for 30 years.

She was predeceased by her sister Margaret Clower, son Clifford Thompson, daughter and son in law Mary and James Dimock, grandson Scott Thompson, great grandson Jamie Coleman and son in law Roy Coleman.

Esther is survived by her children Frank Thompson of Ballston Spa, Sharon Coleman of Saratoga Springs, and Debbie Grady (Jim) of Saratoga Springs; 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2
great great grandsons; and dear friend and “other son” Rick Mattrazzo of Ballston Spa.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 29 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions in memory of Esther may be made to the Community Emergency Corp, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Donald Roy Hauprich, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the Saratoga Center for Rehab and Skilled Nursing Care in Ballston Spa on Good Friday, March 25, 2016.

Born in Albany, NY on August 23, 1927 to Herman Carl Hauprich and Hazel (Foster) Hauprich, Donald served with distinction in the US Army between World War II and the Korean War, waiting until his honorable discharge from the military to complete his education at Albany High School.

Following his 1949 marriage to the love of his life, Mary Jean (DeVogel), Donald graduated from Morrisville College in 1950. He was employed as a watchmaker at John J. DeVogel's Jewelry Store prior to embarking upon a long career at Knoll’s Atomic Power Lab (KAPL) in Niskayuna from which he retired in 1987. Affiliations included being Past President of the Christian Brothers Academy Fathers Association and memberships in American Legion Joseph E. Zaloga Post 1520 and the American Welding Society. The First Lutheran Church of Albany also played an important part in his life.

Donald, whose witty and outgoing personality earned him the nickname “Mr. Ambassador” while residing in the nursing care center, will long be remembered for his devotion to family and friends as well as his patriotism and his passion for adventures in the great outdoors. Camping, boating, fishing, golfing, gardening, and doting on grandchildren, were but a few of the activities that kept him youthful into his early 80s.

Donald is survived by his devoted wife Mary Jean of Colonie, NY and their three children, Donna J. Hauprich of Alexandria,Virginia; USAF Ret. MSgt Kenneth P. Hauprich, Sr. (USAF Ret. Lorri D.) of Wilmington, Ohio; and Donald Roy, Hauprich, Jr., of Ballston Spa, NY as well as cherished grandchildren USAF Elizabeth Hauprich of Little Rock, Arkansas; USAF Christina (Cook) Hauprich of Beale AFB, California; Ronald Hauprich of Wilmington, Ohio; and Brittany M. Hauprich and Nickolas R. Hauprich of Ballston Spa, NY. Donald’s passing is also being mourned by many cousins and friends who were with him throughout his earthly journey.

Donald was predeceased by siblings Herman Carl Hauprich, Jr. and Rita (Roney) Hauprich as well as by beloved grandson USAF SrA Kenneth P. Hauprich, Jr.

A celebration of Donald’s life will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services with full military honors will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31 in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s and/or Parkinson’s research foundations.

On March 10, 2016, Janet A. McAvoy passed away peacefully at Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, NY from severe peripheral vascular disease.

Born in Albany, NY on March 5, 1933, she was predeceased by her parents Lloyd S. and Ann B. (Winters) Creifelds, infant brother William Creifelds and husband Howard W. McAvoy.

Having lived in Virginia from 1958-1963, Janet came to be a lifelong resident of Saratoga County for the next 53 years. With unwavering purpose, she raised her family along with her mother Ann in Ballston Spa. Janet retired from Saratoga County Real Property Tax after 15 years of service in 1988.

The Adirondack Mountains served as her home for 38 years, specifically Town of Wilton. Most gratifying at this time were her endless hunts for antique treasures this region held. Her passion surfaced from that as a young child, making wondrous discoveries in her grandmother’s attic trunks. She cultivated this respect of “the old” into a business; yielding countless miles traveled and hours of camaraderie visits with dear friends who shared her quest.

Janet’s yard attracted and cared for many of the Lord’s woodland creatures. Birds found sanctuary in the numerous feeders she erected, safeguarding their survival during long winters. The flower bed that marked her home’s entrance reflected the quaintness inside.

Janet is survived by her sons William R. Davis and Joel P. Davis; daughter Elizabeth D. Connell (Chris); brother Robert J. Creifelds; granddaughters Melanie A. Galbraith and Angela H. Johnson; grandson William G. Galbraith; nieces Donna L. Thomas and Jacqueline A. Harvey (Gary); and several great nieces and nephews.

Janet will be laid to rest alongside her late husband Howard McAvoy at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12 noon. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Mary E. Sankowski “Molly”, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 21, 2016. Born in Milton, NY on January 30, 1926, she was the daughter of Charles and Grace Mitchell.

Molly worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill for many years. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa. Molly was an active member of the Ballston Area Seniors and went on many trips with her friends from the seniors. She enjoyed traveling and crafts. Her greatest joy was her family especially her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Stanley and her brothers Horace, Robert, Vernon and Floyd. Molly is survived by her sons Robert Sankowski (Susan) of Greenville, NC and James Sankowski (Terri) of Yulee, FL; grandchildren Steven Sankowski (Kristen), Kaleigh Hadley (Sean), Lauren Sankowski and Butch Fleming (Anna); and her beloved longtime companion Augie Carbone.

Funeral services will be held 9am Wednesday, March 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 22 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gateway House of Peace, 479 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Joseph M. Aufiero “Dixie” 99, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on February 7, 1917, he was the son of Joseph and Ida Aufiero. He served as a staff sergeant in the US Army, during World War II.

Dixie was the ground superintendent at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds for 26 years. He was also a Systems Operator at the Knolls Atomic Power Lab in West Milton for many years, before retiring in 1981. Dixie was the oldest member of American Legion Post 234 in Ballston Spa.

His greatest joy was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking.

He was predeceased by his wife Favorita, brother Nicholas and sister Virginia. Dixie is survived by his son Joseph Aufiero (Candace) of Middle Grove; grandchildren Desiree Martin (Daniel) of Ballston Lake and Michael Aufiero of Charlton; great grandchildren Emmett, Riley and Aidan.

Funeral services will be held 9am Tuesday, March 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. 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, March 21 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Levi Tristan Coulter, beloved infant son of Eric and Amber Coulter, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. In addition to his parents, Levi is survived by his brother Gavin, sister Delaney; grandparents Gilbert and Rosemary VanGuilder, and Richard and Jo-Ann Coulter; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother Kaiden.

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

Memorial contributions in memory of Levi may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208

Richard A. Foy 56, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on January 3, 1960, he was the son of Edward and Catherine Foy.

He served in the US Navy. Richard worked construction for many years.

He was predeceased by his mother Catherine Foy and sister Margaret Cesare. Richard is survived by his father Edward Foy, Jr. of Lake Desolation; brothers Edward Foy, Sr. of Lake Desolation and James Foy (Lori) of Clifton Park; nieces and nephews, Melissa, Edward, Lucas and Meghan.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on a later date.

Madeline Murdock, 91, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Born in North Bergen, New Jersey on March 22, 1924, she was the daughter of Frank and Apoloma Kavcic. She grew up in Schuyler Lake, New York and lived in Rensselaer for 23 years, before moving to Saratoga Lake.

Madeline loved to travel. She was an adventurer and lover of life. At the age of 86, she swam with the dolphins in Hawaii. She loved lighthouses and visited many of them.

She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Stanley and her siblings, Mary, Sofie, Betty, Veronica and Frank. Madeline is survived by her children Nancy Murdock of Waterford and David Murdock of Saratoga Lake; granddaughters Lisa Murdock and Jarina Crump; great grandchildren Jaelyn Jackson, Saris Bishop and Javviean Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2pm on Monday, March 21 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Timothy S. Truett 25, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was born in Port Charlotte, Florida on May 16, 1990. He was a graduate of Galway High School.

Tim enjoyed his job and his co-workers at Hannaford in Wilton. He was an avid long boarder and had many adventures with his best friends Michael Nuckles and Drew Buckner. Tim was a loving and caring person who was loved by all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his grandfather Homer Truett. Tim is survived by his mother Kimberly Truett of Ballston Spa; father James Truett of Punta Gorda, Florida; brother Tyler Truett (Marissa) of Punta Gorda, Florida; nephew Justin; grandparents Alfred and Sally Loya of Ballston Spa, Lenoir and Ed Loya of Punta Gorda, Florida; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, March 15 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm.

Memorial contributions in memory of Tim may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Madeline Gibbins 85, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016. She was born on June 29, 1930 in West Milton, NY to the late Guy and Violet (Welch) Heritage. Madeline graduated from Galway High School in 1947. On December 4, 1948, she married Kenneth L. Gibbins and together they had one son, Raymond.

Madeline worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill for many years, while being a devoted wife and mother. She had a passion for sewing and gardening, but her biggest passion was caring for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years Ken and all of her five siblings. Madeline is survived by her son Raymond Gibbins (Marybeth); two granddaughters Jill Miller (Paul) and Tammy Anderson (Dan); five great grandchildren Michaela Miller, Colin Anderson, Eva Anderson, Matthias Miller and Connor Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, March 14 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 13 from 3pm to 5pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Madeline may be made to Union Fire Co #2, PO Box 145, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Home of the Good Shepherd for the care and compassion given to Madeline.

Jonathan David Wood, 27, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was born on May 22, 1988 in Schenectady, NY and grew up in West Charlton on Eildon Tweed Farm.

Jonathan attended Brown School from K-8th grade and graduated with honors from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School in 2007. He attended Skidmore College. He played varsity golf and soccer while in high school. A gifted artist and actor, he participated in several musicals as well as Mock Trial.

He suffered for several years from Paranoid Schizophrenia and worked very hard to control its effects. He died of natural causes.

Jonathan is survived by his parents David and Connie Wood of West Charlton; sisters Rebecca A. Wood of Malta and Dr. Elizabeth Wood Pustolka (Robert E. Jr.) of Ballston Spa; two adored nephews Bryan and Thomas Pustolka; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, March 15 at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 14 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Thomas J. Maguire Scholarship Fund c/o Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School, 2600 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY 12304. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a career in the teaching profession.

Patricia A. Flint 80, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016. Born in Whitehall, NY, on June 6, 1935, she as the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Tormey) Mullady. She grew up in Menands.

Patricia is a graduate of the former Vincentian Institute of Albany and the Albany Conservatory of Music Art. A classically trained pianist, she preformed her first concert at Fisher Hall in New York City at the age of 12. After being offered multiple scholarships from schools such as Juilliard, she chose to pursue both a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the College of Saint Rose. During this time, she also worked for the NYS Department of Education and taught French and Latin at the College of Saint Rose, allowing her to remain close to her family and the love of her life Francis “Bud” Flint. After meeting in kindergarten, they were childhood sweethearts. They married on February 15, 1958 and remained inseparable, for a total of 75 years, until Francis’ recent passing on February 18, 2016.

Patricia and Bud started a family in North Albany and would eventually move to Charlton. It was there they continued to raise nine children on their small gentlemen’s farm. Patricia was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals for the entire family. It was often at large Sunday gatherings that the family would play music together, Patricia on the piano, Bud with his guitar, while the children sang and accompanied them.

As her children grew older, Patricia worked as a substitute teacher at the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake School District and taught 7th and 8th grade English at St. Mary’s Catholic School. In her later years, she enjoyed her work as a church organist for St. Stanislaus, and teaching music class at St. Stanislaus Catholic School. Patricia was a member of the Schenectady County Etude Club where she served as treasurer. In recent years, she was a member of St. Mary’s Church Choir and enjoyed tap dancing at the Clifton Commons Center in Clifton Park.

A thoughtful, selfless, caring and stoic woman, always putting the needs of others first, she will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to her beloved husband Francis, she was predeceased by her parents Charles and Margaret (Tormey) Mullady and great granddaughter Gwyneth Hernandez.

Patricia is survived by her children Edmund Flint (Natasha) of Cambridge; Joseph Flint (Deborah) of Amsterdam, Francis Flint (Laurie) of Charlton, Nora Bennett (Douglas) of Milton, George Flint (Jennifer) of Milton, Shane Flint (Laura) of Milton, Justin Flint of Charlton, Mary Jo Flint (Jim David) of Texas and Megan Venditti (Timothy) of Charlton; sister Margaret Bonville (Joseph) of Rotterdam; 37 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9am Saturday, March 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in Sweetman Cemetery in the spring. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, March 4 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Patricia may be made to St Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

The family would like to thank Dr. Liebers and the staff at Saratoga Hospital for their care and compassion.

Myrtle D. South 89, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016. Born in Charlton, NY on June 11, 1926, she was the daughter of Abner and Hazel Brown.

Myrtle was a homemaker, taking care of her family and helping on the farm. She was a skilled seamstress, sewing for many of her family and friends.

Myrtle joined the Malta Ridge Grange in 1948, when it closed she joined Milton Grange #685, for a total of 65 years of membership. She was a member of the Harmony Corners Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church.

She was predeceased by her husband Lester, son David South, sisters Elberta Gore and Winifred Gardner, and brother Abner “Sonny” Brown. Myrtle is survived by her children Claudia Shea of Charlton, Barbara Reynolds (William) of Charlton and Bud South (Kathy) of Charlton; grandchildren Lisa, Dave, Jim, Amy and Emily; great grandchildren Nick, Brianna, Andrew, Sean and Mickayla; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 2 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm

Memorial contributions in memory of Myrtle may be made to the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton, NY 12010 or Alzheimer’s Association, Pine West Plaza, Building 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

Anne C. Sherwood 86, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on August 22, 1929, she was the daughter of Francis and Catherine Griffin. She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School.

Anne was a secretary at St. Mary’s School in Ballston Spa for over 20 years, retiring in 2012. She enjoyed helping all the school children and often worked at home on school projects.

Anne is a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents Francis and Catherine Griffin, her husband Gerald and brother Robert. Anne is survived by her sons Gerald Sherwood of Middle Grove and Robert Sherwood (Janet) of Cambridge; brother James Griffin of Ballston Spa, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9am Wednesday, March 2 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 1, from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Anne may be made to St Mary’s School, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org

George R. Earl 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2016. He was born in Broadalbin, NY on March 11, 1925. He served in the US Army during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart.

George was a crane operator at General Electric Co for 27 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed being outside cutting wood, gardening or mowing the lawn. George was an avid bowler, bowling in multiple leagues at once.

George was known to be tough as nails. He was loved fondly and will be missed dearly.

He was predeceased by his brothers Howard and Bill, his grandson George and stepsons Keith and Kevin. George is survived by his wife Donna; his children Donald Earl of Florida, Linda Hoyt ( George) of Florida, Rick Earl of Ballston Spa, and Mike Earl (Tammi) of Rexford; stepchildren Jeff Stangle of Galway and Lisa Northup of Ballston Spa; sister Hazel Lynaugh of Johnstown; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 1 from 10:30am to 11:30am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11:30am. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of George may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The family would like to thank the staff of Saratoga Center, especially Linda, Jane and Tracy for their care and compassion.

Charles Hewitt (CH) Grose, 85, died Feb 24, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, IA. A resident of Cedar Rapids since February 2011, he resided most of his life in Ballston Spa, NY. The son of the late Charles Hewitt Grose Jr and Katharine Hollister Grose, he was born in Ballston Spa, Sept 2, 1930.

A graduate of Ballston Spa High School and St Lawrence University, he joined the family businesses, which included the Ballston Journal, February 1954. In 1958 he became publisher of the Journal, a weekly newspaper that traced its history back to 1798. He also served as publisher of several other weekly newspapers belonging to Journal Newspapers, including a newspaper in Johnstown, NY, which he started in 1962 and where he lived for several years in the 1960’s before selling that paper.

In 1983 he sold the newspaper company to his step-son, Charles Hogan, and retired from active participation in a newspaper that had been in his family since 1860. In July 1985, he began 14 months as a consultant to the Ballston Spa National Bank, establishing their first in-house marketing department.

Active in the community for many years, he served as an Explorer Scout Assistant Advisor, was public relations chairman for a local Red Cross chapter, and served on the committee that oversaw the building of the current library in 1959. He also was on the library board in Johnstown while living there. He served as an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Ballston Spa and in Johnstown for many years. He was also a former member of Rotary Clubs in Ballston Spa and Johnstown and served a year as president of the Johnstown Chamber of Commerce.

He enjoyed gardening and golfing and, for nearly 15 years, had a second home in Pinehurst, NC, where he was a member of the Pinehurst Country Club. He was also a former member of the Ballston Spa Country Club.

He is survived by two sons, Lawrence (Kathryn) Grose of St Louis Park, MN and Peter (Raylene) Grose of Cedar Rapids, IA; a daughter, Susan Grose of Webster, MA; a step-son, Charles (Lori) Hogan of Ballston Spa; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Pauline) Grose of Culpeper, VA and Richard (Cinda) Grose of Venice, FL; plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and step-grandchildren.

His first wife, Julia Jorgensen Grose, died in 1971. His second wife, Edith (Kate) Geertsen Grose, died in 2008. A step-son, David Hogan, also predeceased him.

A memorial service will be held Sat, Apr 2, at noon at the First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High St, Ballston Spa. Interment will follow in the village cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name should be made to the Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Avenue and/or Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, both in Ballston Spa, NY 12020.