Obituaries


Kathleen Snyder Jarvis, 67, of Ballston Spa, NY passed away on July 28th, 2015 from Leukemia.

Kathy was full of pizzazz and living her life with passion and enthusiasm, enabled her to be such a loving wife and caring mother. She is survived by her husband, Richard Jarvis, and two daughters, Samantha Jarvis and Alexandra Jarvis.

Kathy served on the Ballston Spa School District Board of Education for 19 years, was a founding member of the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, and also was on the Board of Directors for the Northeast March of Dimes Organization. Kathy started her career as a teacher then later in life, she turned her attention to the arts and served as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Proctors Theater in Schenectady. Kathy and Rick were just shy of their 45th wedding anniversary.

Kathy will be remembered as a community focused, stylish, intelligent woman who was determined to do all things with elegance, class and a hint of Motown where possible. She was a great friend, a terrific cook, and had an infectious laugh. We’re confident that it won’t be long before Kathy will be serving on the board of directors in heaven, pink nails perfect, smiling down on her friends and family below.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or please consider becoming an organ, bone marrow, or blood donor. At Kathy’s request, no services will be held.

Bernie Smith 68, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. For several years he had major health issues and lost his courageous battle with small cell cancer.

Born on September 8, 1946 in Schenectady, NY, Bernie graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 1965. He was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. In 1968, he began work at the Wilton Developmental Center. Bernie became Director of the first ICF Home in 1982 and served 30 years until his retirement.

Bernie’s joy was fishing. He was an avid fisherman and his best times were fishing and fishing trips with his grandchildren, family and friends.

He was predeceased by his mother Margaret Malone Smith, father Charles R. Smith and great granddaughter Chloe May Monaco.

Bernie is survived by his loving and dedicated wife Donna Levine Smith, his daughters Cherie Mangini (Patrick), and Marlena Smith; grandchildren Kristen, Jacob and Lucas Mangini, Jared and Tyler Rogers, Alexis Rogers and her fiancé Travis; great grandchildren Kile, Zayne and Giovonnie Monaco, and Hailey Taylor; and his loving cousin Thomas Smith and his wife Beverly.

Bernie wishes to express his love and friendship to the Levine family. He will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren

A private graveside service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Bernie may be made to Union Fire Co. #2, PO Box 145, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Bernie would like thank Dr. Card, Dr. Ying, and Dr. Mastrianni and staff for their compassionate care and Rabbi Anna Sugarman for her kindness and compassion.

Roger O. Perkins 70, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Born in Ballston Spa, New York on August 22, 1944, he was the son of Orville and Mildred Perkins. He served in the US Navy.

Roger was a truck driver for Big John’s in Clifton Park and later for Pompa Bros. Together with his wife Gladys, Roger owned and operated the Mill Rock Restaurant and Bar in West Milton where he was the founder of the Dart, Horseshoe and Softball Leagues.

Roger was a longtime member of the Professional Rodeo and Cowboy Association. He was also a member of the Galway Snowmobile Club, NRA, VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, camping, watching Nascar and his big blue tractor.

He was predeceased by his parents Orville and Mildred, brothers Marvin Perkins and William Perkins, son Edward Perkins and stepson Robert Trevethan. Roger is survived by his beloved wife Gladys; son Donald Perkins (Brenda) of Ballston Spa; stepdaughters Cheryl Woodcock of Porter Corners and Cathy Engels of Palmetto, Florida; siblings Barbara Funk (Harold) of Gloversville, Regina Lee of Broadalbin, Richard Perkins (Donna) of Ballston Spa, Holly Staulters (James) of Ballston Spa and Nancy Fitzgerald of Ballston Spa; sister in law Ruth Perkins of Texas; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, August 1, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Factory Village Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Roger may be made to the American Heart Association or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Anthony F. Legnante, Jr., "Pete" 75, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015. A private service will be held.

William J. Young 90, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015. He was born in Crown Point, New York on February 3, 1925. He was a decorated veteran of the US Marine Corp serving in the Philippines under General MacArthur during World War II as a fighter plane mechanic.

After the war he traveled with Western Electric until 1952 when he went to work at the Malta Test Station. Much of his work there was classified and highly guarded. He worked on the Hermes Project which was the development of the rocket engine and also worked closely with Wernher Van Braun, a lead scientist who came over from Germany after the war. In 1972, Bill and his co-workers bought the facility and it became the Wright Malta Test Station which is currently the site of Global Foundries. They continued military research, weapons development and a liquid propellant program. He retired in 2005 after 53 years of service, at the age of 79.

He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years Janet Kelly Young, sons Steven and Frank, and brothers Frank and Larry. Bill is survived by his children Edward Young of Mechanicville, Patrick Young (Colleen) of Round Lake, and Barbara Coryer (Stephen) of Round Lake; sisters Bonnie Music of Glens Falls and Jean Versocki of Schenectady; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9am Wednesday, July 29 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 28 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Rosmarie L. Harrington, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Manhattan, New York on February 5, 1934, she was the daughter of Jacob and Rose Marie (Kunzmann) Brandt.

Rosmarie was a top Avon sales person in the country earning several awards for her achievements. She enjoyed camping with her family on Lake Champlain, playing cards, feeding the wildlife in her backyard, knitting, crocheting and making floral arrangements which she would give to family and friends throughout the year. She was a great cook and always made sure someone had something to eat. She enjoyed telling people “Smile, Jesus Loves You” and sharing how to get to heaven through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

She volunteered with her husband for many years at the Schenectady City Mission, and was an active member of the Hope Church in Ballston Spa and the Ballston Area Seniors.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Edward Harrington, son Paul Bello, brother Fred Ihsleib, and stepdaughter Charlotte Johnson. She is survived by her daughter Monica Hogan and her husband Robert of Ballston Spa, her stepchildren, Christine Harrington of Salem, NY and Edward Harrington (Barbara) of Livonia, NY and her granddaughters, Tiffany and Trisha Randall and many other nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A service will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, July 28 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in the Gerald B. H. Solomon National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 7pm Monday, July 27 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Church or Schenectady City Mission

Charlene E. Stangle 69, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Born in Tupper Lake, New York on December 7, 1945, she was the daughter of Charles and Erma Jones.

Charlene was a homemaker and loved her family. She enjoyed crafts and ran CJ’s Craft Shop on Front Street in Ballston Spa for several years. She liked to play Bingo. Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard Stangle; her parents Charles and Erma Jones, her brothers Roger, Charles, James, Eugene and Floyd, and her sister Sandra. Charlene is survived by her children Eric Stangle (Theresa) of Ballston Spa, John Lee (Debbie) of Illinois, and Audrey Czmyr (John) of Connecticut; stepdaughter Susan Sowle (Richard) of Galway; her beloved grandchildren Courtney, Jacob, Tucker, Lucas, Taylor and Ryan; sister Patty Dosztan, sisters in law Joanne Russell of Tupper Lake and Gail Carmichael of Blue Mountain Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 26 from 3pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 4pm.

The family would like to thank the staff of A-3 at Saratoga Hospital for their loving care and compassion.

Marcia M. Barss, 66, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on October 4, 1948, she was the daughter of Stanley and Edith (Cottrell) Barss.

Marcia worked at Cottrell Paper Co. for many years, retiring in 2011. She was a member of the Old Stone Church and secretary of the North Milton Cemetery. Marcia was a dog breeder and board member of the Saratoga Kennel Club. She was an accomplished artist specializing in pet portraits and working with polymer clay. She loved her garden and was an avid cyclist.

She was predeceased by her parents Stanley and Edith Barss, and her nephew Eric Johansen. Marcia is survived by her longtime companion Ted Cavotta; sisters Judy Zanella (Anthony) of Saratoga Springs, Nancy Johansen (George Young) of Greenville, and Linda McConnell (David) of Saratoga Springs; brother Edward Barss (Rita) of Saratoga Springs; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, July 25 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in North Milton Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 24 from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Marcia may be made to the Old Stone Church, 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, Saratoga Co. Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or North Milton Cemetery.

Edgar H. Carter 86, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015. Born in Moriah, New York on October 2, 1928, he was the son of Hersel and Mabel Carter. He served in the US Air Force. Ed was a machine operator at Cottrell Paper Co for 43 years.

Ed was an avid sportsman. Fishing was his passion and he went as often as he could. He enjoyed watching Nascar and boxing.

He was predeceased by his wife Alice and his brother Lawrence. Ed is survived by his children Keith Carter (Melody) of Schenectady, Debra Nimmo (David) of Avondale, Arizona, and E. Wade Carter (Randy) of Rock City Falls; grandchildren Carrie Otis (Ryan), Jeffrey Carter (Amber) and Elise Mercer (Justin); brothers Howard Carter of Gansevoort, Elliery Carter of Ballston Spa and Ralph Carter of California; longtime companion Mary Burlingame; 6 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, July 23 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Factory Village Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 6pm to 8pm Wednesday, July 22 at the funeral home.

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

Joy A. Fitzgerald, lovingly known as “Gabby”, 59, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015. Born in Ballston Spa, New York on June 24, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Geraldine Fitzgerald.

Joy enjoyed gambling, her card games-especially rummy, and was an avid Yahtzee player. Joy loved spending time with her family as well as watching the rabbits and birds that filled her back yard.

Joy is survived by her siblings Roy Fitzgerald (Sandy) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Joseph Fitzgerald of Orlando, Florida, Lawrence Fitzgerald of Ballston Spa, Thomas Fitzgerald (Carol) of Perth, Garry Fitzgerald (Sandra) of Greenfield, Jack “Bubba” Fitzgerald (Peggy) of Ballston Spa and Sally Jones (Dave) of Middle Grove; many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as good friend Bill Kolberg of Rock City Falls.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 am Tuesday, July 21 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11 am. Burial will follow at Powell Wiswall Cemetery.

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

The Fitzgerald family would like to thank the entire staff of A-3 at Saratoga Hospital for their exceptional and compassionate care of their beloved Joy.

Paul Weinman, 75, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, leaving a space in the universe that only he could fill. Born in Albany, NY on April 11, 1940, he was the son of Philip and Jessie Weinman. A life-long resident of Albany, he graduated from Vincentian Institute and then earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Harpur College, now SUNY Binghamton.

Paul lived an incredible life. With a heart as big as the ocean and eyes that wanted to see the best in others, he was passionate and enthusiastic in everything he did. Paul was the Director of Education for the NYS Museum in Albany for almost 40 years, retiring in 2002. He was an enthusiastic gatherer and sharer of knowledge and an amazing story-teller. He was a natural born teacher. Paul especially loved teaching about Native Americans, animals, and archaeology. Rebel and activist, Paul fought for social justice in his teaching, political action, and poetry. From the 1960s through the 1990s, Paul was all over the Albany poetry scene in many incarnations, perhaps best known for his “White Boy” poems and readings. He shocked us, made us laugh, and always made us think. Paul was an archaeologist and participated in many digs of Native American and Colonial Dutch sites. He was an avid softball pitcher and Yankees fan. A nature lover, Paul enjoyed hiking, camping, and canoeing. He loved building things and made and gave away Adirondack Stick Furniture and “Orphan Chairs.” He loved music and dancing. Paul grabbed each day with both hands and charged in at full speed to find the joy in it. Authentic, vibrant and fearless, strong and vulnerable, raw and inquisitive, loving, witty, funny, generous, encouraging, wild and gentle, playful, and real, Paul was a legend and a force of nature. He will be missed by so many, but will live on in the lives of everyone who was lucky enough to have their life touched by his.

Paul is survived by his wife Vicki; his children Erika Weinman of Albany, Heidi Weinman (Kevin McDonald) of Albany, Stefan Weinman (Janice) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Meadow Braun (Jenn) of New York City and Jessica Mucilli (Tony) of Ballston Spa; grandson Nolan Mucilli (who Paul called “Little Puppy”); brothers Thomas Weinman (Gladys) of Syracuse, James Weinman (Linda) of Clifton Park and Mark Weinman (Sue) of Albany; several nieces, nephews and great-nephews and a great-niece; and many cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 1pm to 2pm Saturday, July 18 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A Celebration of Paul’s life will follow at 2pm.

Memorial contributions in memory of Paul made be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Pine West Plaza Building 4 Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

Charles H. “Bud” Diggins, 85, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY, on August 15, 1929, he was the son of John and Ethel Diggins. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Bud worked for and retired from the NYS Department of Transportation in the highway maintenance department. He was a member of VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa and avid supporter of disabled veterans.

He was predeceased by his wife Stella Wojtowecz Diggins and son Charles Diggins, Jr. Bud is survived by his children Philip Diggins of Las Vegas, NV, Mark Diggins of Porter Corners, Daniel Diggins (Barbara) of Glenville and Julie Maliszewski (Geoff) of Saratoga Springs; grandchildren Laura, Tiffany, Kaylynn, Brook, Ethan, Marleigh and Amelia; great grandsons Ryder and Wyatt; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 16 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bud may be made to the Geyser Road Elementary PTO Playground Fund, c/o Geyser Road Elementary, 61 Geyser Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Molly M. Duell 91, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. Born Bretamanda Dragonette in Mechanicville, NY on September 9, 1923, she was the daughter of Angelo and Anna Dragonette.

Molly was a bookkeeper for the Saratoga Harness Track for 33 years. During World War II, she was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary in Mechanicville. She loved her family and friends deeply especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Holidays and family get togethers were her greatest joy.

She was predeceased by her siblings Peter Dragonette, Nancy Esposito, Joe Dragonette, Mary Genevic, Mickalena Policino, Rose Gooley, Earl Dragonette and Yolanda Schiavone. Molly is survived by her husband of 60 years Gordon; sons A. Gordon Duell (Carol) of Ballston Spa, and Kim Duell (Denice) of Porter Corners; grandchildren Stephanie Duell of Ballston Spa, Scott Duell of Ballston Spa, Angela Duell of Ballston Spa, Dianna Duell of South Carolina, Darian Lee Duell of Porter Corners, Madison Duell of Porter Corners, Michael Gray (Carrie) of Saratoga Springs; great grandchildren Haylie Gray, Ethan Gray, Isabela Cherry, Dakota Cherry, Avery White and Konrad Wine; brothers Benny Dragonette (Joan) of Albany and Julius Dragonette (Agnes) of Latham; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Wednesday, July 8 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 7 from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Molly may be made to Community Emergency Corp., Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer, NY 12144.

John Griffin, 80, a lifelong resident of Ballston Spa, NY died early Wednesday morning, July 1, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital.

A graduate of Ballston Spa High School, John served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the 1950’s. He later was employed by I.B.E.W. Local Union 1249 until his retirement.

He was a member of the VFW Post 358 and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa.

John was predeceased by his parents Gerald and Mary Griffin, his sisters Mary Ahrendtsen and Jean Doherty. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Diane (Baumgartner) Griffin; his children John Robert Griffin and Thomas Patrick Griffin (Kristine); grandchildren, Jack and Will; and several nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30am Monday, July 6, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 4 to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Joan M. Cronen, 63, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Born December 5, 1951 in Paterson, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Anthony J. and Claire (Curran) Janssen.

A long time New Jersey resident, Joan had been employed at West Milford Pharmacy, an advisor for the LaLeche League, a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, and the trustee and secretary for the West Milford Library Association. Joan was also Past President and Treasurer for the Big Rock Cove Property Owners Association and a member of the West Milford Band Parents. She and her husband, Jack, moved to Ballston Lake in 2010. Most recently, she was a volunteer with the J. McKenna Military Courtesy Room Staff at the Albany Airport.

Joan enjoyed participating in water color art classes at the Malta Community Center. She was a trivia master, a crossword puzzle whiz, a voracious reader, but most of all, an adoring wife, mom, and grandma.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a brother, James Janssen, who died while serving in the United States Navy. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jack Cronen, who she married October 2, 1971; her son, James Cronen and his wife, Robin Thomas of Troy; her daughter, Katie Montembeault and her husband, Avery of Niskayuna; grandchildren, Iain Cronen and Declan Cronen; brothers, Dennis Janssen and his wife, Gudrun of Sykesville, MD, Christopher Janssen of Plant City, FL and Kenneth Janssen of Vernon, CT; step mother, Daisy Janssen of Hercules, CA; step sister, Jenny Chu of Oakland, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8pm on Thursday July 2, 2015 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will be held at a later date in West Milford, NJ.

The family would like to thank Dr. Madhavi Kambam and the staff at NYOH, Dr. Susan Gibbons and the staff at Albany Medical Radiation Oncology as well as the staff and nurses at the Community Hospice of Saratoga for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice, Foundation and Central Offices, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144

Wilbur A. “Pete” Rue 80, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on October 30, 1934, he was the son of Harold and Jennie Moore.

Pete was a technician for Verizon for many years. He was a volunteer for the Saratoga County Office for the Aging, delivering Meals on Wheels and driving seniors to their various appointments. He loved camping, boating, old car shows, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and making Sunday dinners.

He was predeceased by his daughter Carol Ann Rue and his brother Millard Rue. Pete is survived by his wife Joan; his children Robert Rue (Beth) of Galway, Stacey Lloyd of Porter Corners, Cathy Ludbrook (David) of Belton, SC, Jeanette Van Allen (Steven) of Mayfield, William Rue of Hudson Falls and Jody Dennison of Ballston Spa; sisters Esther Cook of Ballston Spa and Elizabeth Pickering of Broadalbin; 20 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Pete may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Emily R. Smith 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Saratoga Center in Ballston Spa. Born in Albany, NY on August 29, 1926, she was the daughter of the late August and Emily (Bremm) Belau.

Emily graduated from St. Simon Stock High School, Bronx, NY in 1944. She later went on to earn a degree in Sociology from Siena College, graduating in 1973. Emily was the Deputy Commissioner of Saratoga County Social Services for many years, retiring in 1995.

Emily was a member of several German American Clubs and was very proud of her German heritage. She enjoyed antiques and ran Emily Smith Shows. She was the founder of the Round Lake Antique Festival which she managed for 17 years. She loved to dance and was an avid lighthouse lover and Volksport walker participant.

She was predeceased by her companion of 44 years, Herman Wolfersheim and her sister Betty Brusca. Emily is survived by her children Elizabeth Yager (Donald) of Malta, John Uebrick (Mary Ann) of Limassol, Cyprus, Stephen Uebrick of Malta and Barbara Rouse (Barry) of Schenectady; sister Jeanne Ratliff of Greenville, Georgia; eleven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 29 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, June 30 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in North Milton Cemetery.

Friends are invited to a luncheon at the American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa following the service at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Emily may be made to The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144 or H.O.P.E. for Animals, PO Box 2427, Wilton, NY 12831.

The family would like to thank the nurses and CNA’s at Saratoga Center and the staff of Community Hospice of Saratoga for their care and compassion.

James T. Hennigan, 88, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on December 19, 1926. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Jim was the office manager for Service Liquor Industries in Schenectady for many years, retiring in 1989. He was an active member of VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa serving as Commander and Quartermaster.

Jim was a lifelong Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtic fan. He enjoyed vacationing in Newport and visiting with his family in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Sara, daughter Kathleen Cuddahee and brother Jack Hennigan. Jim is survived by his children James Hennigan, Jr of Saratoga Lake, Mary Heidorn (Steve) of Gansevoort, Marty Neveu (Fred) of Saratoga Springs and John Hennigan of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Ashley Budd (Sandy), Patrick Neveu, Brian Neveu, Jocelyn Neveu, Christina Heidorn, Kathryn Heidorn, and Sara Cuddahee; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9am Monday, June 29 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 in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jim may be made to VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa.

Arthur A. DeScisciolo, Sr., 80, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015. Born in Norwich, Connecticut on July 27, 1934, he was the son of John and Matilda DeScisciolo. He served in the US Air Force.

Arthur worked in the Submarine Division of General Dynamics in Groton, Connecticut for 15 years. He then transferred to New York working for General Dynamics at the Kesselring Site in West Milton, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed woodworking. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his sisters Francis Bohara and Tina Greene, and his brother Joseph DeScisciolo. Arthur is survived by his wife of 59 years Lorraine; his children Karen Riemenschneider (David) of Ballston Spa, Kim Baldwin (Barry) of Greenfield Center, Arthur DeScisciolo, Jr. (Terri) of Middle Grove, Luanne Sansiveri (Tony) of Saratoga Springs and Christopher DeScisciolo (Susan) of Waterford, Connecticut; 10 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:30am Friday, June 26 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, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 25 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Arthur to the Arthritis Foundation.

Helen McCabe Eisenhauer, long-time Kindergarten teacher in the Ballston Spa Schools, died June 19th a few weeks short of her 106th birthday.

Mrs. Eisenhauer lived a full life. Born in the Edwardian Era when women were devalued as members of society, she was a firm believer in the notion that girls were just as talented and capable as boys. She found kindred spirits in a newly-formed organization which she joined as a young girl becoming one of the first Girl Scouts in America. Baking her own cookies for a fundraiser, she sold these early Girl Scout cookies to Thomas Edison.

As a young college student Mrs. Eisenhauer worked her way through Columbia University waiting on tables. When the University planned a commemorative celebration on the 100th anniversary of the author Lewis Carroll’s birth, Mrs. Eisenhauer was asked to get to know and care for an elderly English widow who was to be honored at that celebration. The woman was Alice Liddell Hargreaves who as child was the model for Alice in Carroll’s story of Alice in Wonderland.

In a teaching career that spanned 61 years Mrs. Eisenhauer taught students from nursery school through college. For 35 years she taught generations of Kindergarteners in Ballston Spa.

Always an eager lifelong learner, when she retired from teaching Kindergarten at the age of 81, Mrs. Eisenhauer and her husband attended Skidmore College as full-time students and spent the summers attending classes at Christ Church, Oxford University in England for 10 more years.

The Eisenhauers supported many local educational and cultural activities and enriched the lives of thousands of students.

Mrs. Eisenhauer is survived by her husband of 61 years, Albert Eisenhauer, her daughter Dagne Sollid and her husband Jon of Los Alamos, NM, her granddaughter Dahr Prince and great granddaughter Miranda Hansen of Tucson, Arizona and her brother Douglas McCabe of West Caldwell, New Jersey.

Visitation will be held at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, June 24th. Funeral services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa at 10 am on Thursday, June 25 with burial to follow at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Girl Scouts of America or a charity of personal choice.

Shirley Kenyon Ure 85, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on June 11, 1930, she was the daughter of Delbert and Lelia Kenyon.

Shirley worked at the Saratoga County Infirmary for many years. She also helped her daughters with their business Victoria’s Corner in Ballston Spa. She enjoyed square dancing and country music.

She was predeceased by her husband Donald Ure, Jr., grandson Jason Sherman, brothers, Vincent, Dorr and Harold Kenyon, and sister Gertrude Chamberlin. Shirley is survived by her daughters Sharon Hudson (Richard) of Niskayuna, Pamela Laskey (Billy Betts) of Halfmoon, and Vicki Ure (Sam Capuano) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Bradley Laskey, Kimberly Rose, Andrew Laskey, Benjamin Sherman, Anthony Potente III, Devin Moseman and Spencer Moseman; great grandchildren Ethan and Sophia, Cameron and Arlo, Leila and Gunnar; brother Sanford Kenyon of California, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 22 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa, NY. Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, June 23 at the funeral home.

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

The family would like to thank the staff from Community Hospice of Saratoga for their care and compassion.

Harold R. Emigh “Red” 98, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015. He was born on February 15, 1917 at home in Rock City Falls, to Richard W. and Lillian E. Woodward Emigh.

He graduated from Saratoga Springs High School. He was a Master Sergeant serving in the US Army during World War II. He served in the supply service branch of the 7th Armored Division in the European Theatre.

Harold worked at Hide’s Franklin, Cottrell Paper Company, General Electric and Thomas Oil. He retired in 1981 from General Foods as a Quality Control Inspector.

He was a Charter Member of the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Harold was an actively involved member of the Greenfield Center Baptist Church for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends in the back yard.

He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years Moira and his siblings Lloyd, Roland, Elsie, Dorothea and William. Harold is survived by his children David Emigh (Debbie) of NJ, Beth Riegler (Randy) of MI, Abbi Galish (Steve) of Rock City Falls, NY and Robin Emigh (Leo Voytko) of Lima, Peru, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many church brothers and sisters.

A graveside service will be held 9:30am Thursday, June 18 at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 12pm to 1pm Thursday, June 18 at the Greenfield Center Baptist Church, 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center. A service will follow at 1pm. All are invited to a luncheon in the church hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to City Mission of Schenectady, PO Box 760, Schenectady, NY 12301 or Youth for Christ, PO Box 443, Halfmoon, NY 12065 or Spa Christian School 206 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Norman C. Everson 72, of Galway passed away peacefully on June 13, 2015 at Ellis Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born on October 16, 1942 in Ballston Spa, NY to Charles and Clarice Everson.

Norman was a lifelong resident of Galway and worked at Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa for 34 years, retiring in 2000. He was a Veteran who served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post 337 in Broadalbin and the Rugmakers Trail Riding Club. Norman enjoyed bowling, horseback riding, attending rodeos and cheering on his favorite sports teams, the NY Mets and the Dallas Cowboys. But most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his father Charles Everson, mother and stepfather Clarice and George Reynolds, brother Phil Everson and great granddaughter Kailyn Faith Douglass.

Norman is survived by his son Scott Everson (Valerie), his daughter Tammy Coupas (Joe Pitt); 7 grandchildren Scott, Jr. (Heather Cheney), Sierra, Sean and Steven Everson, Brittany Everson (Casey Douglass), Josh and Courtney Coupas; great grandson Kaysan Douglass; sisters Donna Earl and Karen Sherman; brothers Alan Reynolds and Randy Reynolds; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 18 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A private graveside service will be in Sweetman Cemetery.

Charles (Ike) F. Cooney, 84, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side, Friday, June 12, 2015. Born in Troy, New York on May 7, 1931, he was the son of Edward and Mary Cooney. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corps for 3 years. After his service, he worked as a machinist for Allied Signal-Bendix in Green Island, NY for 25 years, retiring in 1990.

Charles married his beloved wife, Veronica Cooney, in September of 1959. She was the girl of his dreams and they cherished 55 years of unconditional love. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with family. He was a skilled dart and horseshoe player. He loved to sing the blues, especially when he was with his family at the campfire at his beloved camp in Lake Luzerne, NY.

He was a phenomenal man, friend, husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He was predeceased by his son Peter Cooney, brothers Edward and Robert Cooney and sister Mary Farron. Charles is survived by his wife of 55 years Veronica Cooney; children Cathleen Barrows (Greg) of Westford, Vermont and Chris Cooney (Michelle) of Skaneateles, NY; grandchildren Sean Cooney, Jacob Cooney, Andrew Barrows, Rosemary Barrows and Peter Barrows; sisters Elizabeth Pater of Cohoes and Esther Glogowski of Rochester; sister in-law Katherine Cooney and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 17 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

A private burial service will be held at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Noah’s Attic c/o Christ Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Leonard J. Snyder, 96, of Ballston Spa, NY, passed away peacefully Friday, June 5, 2015, after a short illness at Baptist Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia.

Born on October 21, 1918, in Schenectady, NY, Leonard was the son of the late Martin and Bella Snyder. He was predeceased by his four brothers John, Martin, Edward, Peter and his sister Mary.

Leonard wed Yvonne (Bonnie) Fortin in 1940 and enjoyed 71 years of marriage before her death in 2011.

Leonard was employed by A.L.C.O. and General Electric in Schenectady. He was a machinist and metal worker and worked on locomotives and tanks. He was part of the “Greatest Generation” serving in the Army in Europe during WWII. He served with the 8th Armored Division in the 80 tank battalion C.O.D. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

Leonard was a tool man and part-time carpenter who painted all his tools bright yellow. He could always be counted on to help his neighbors. His hobbies included wood crafting and gardening. With his wife Bonnie, they enjoyed square dancing with the Hicks and Chicks and traveling with the square dancing groups the Merry Mixers and the Rolling Squares. He was an avid Lawrence Welk fan and danced to the music. Leonard was a cheering fan of the NY Yankees and the NY Giants.

Husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Leonard will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.

Leonard is survived by his children Leonard A. Snyder (Mary) of Glenville, Cliff Snyder of Clifton Park, Bonnie J. Snyder of Kennesaw, GA; grandchildren Mark (Tracy), Lori (Scott), Jamie (Veronica), Traci, and Eric (Melanie); great grandchildren Alex, Tess, Ellie, Jack and Kelsey.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in a celebration of Leonard’s life on Monday, June 22 from 9:30am to 10:30am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 10:30am. Burial will follow at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 85 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY 12206. Leonard’s wife Bonnie struggled with Alzheimer’s for many years.

Susan J. Neville 76, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Born in Rotterdam, New York on June 5, 1939, she was the daughter of William and Iris “Lil” Knapp. Susan graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor Degree in Education.

Sue was a teacher for the Ballston Spa Central Schools, teaching at Malta Avenue and Milton Terrace Elementary Schools. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, most recently cruising to Alaska with her dialysis group. Sue loved to go out to lunch with her dear friend Marie and occasionally they would go to the Racino.

Sue was predeceased by her husband Edward “Cubby” Neville, her sisters Marilyn and Lois, and her sister in law Ann Kelley. She is survived by her brother in law Dr. William Kelley; her beloved nieces and nephews; her devoted friend Marlene and her precious cat Sophie.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 9am to 10am Saturday, June 13 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 10am. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Sue may be made to the Rubin Dialysis Center, 59 Myrtle Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Grace I. Knapp 89, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Born in Round Lake, New York on July 14, 1925, she was the daughter of Henry and Viola O’Keefe. Grace worked for the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance for many years.

She was a member of the Old Stone Church in Ballston Spa.

She was predeceased by her husbands, son Carlton Brackett, two sisters and a brother. Grace is survived by her daughters Carol Leger, Pamila Melander and Starr Clarke; son Ricky Knapp; special daughter in law Roberta Brackett; sister Katherine Thames; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held.

Thomas E. Chillemi 41, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015. He was born in Albany, NY on June 16, 1973. Tom worked in sales for Snapple for several years.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Eagles Club. Tom had a passion and talent for bowling, and a flare for entertaining. He enjoyed hanging out with his furbabies.

He was predeceased by his grandfather Edward Valet. Tom is survived by his wife Danette; mother Linda Hurley of Watervliet; sister Catherine Chillemi of Watervliet; brother Jason Hurley of Watervliet; nephew Daniel John Uber of Waterford; mother in law and father in law Debbie and Dan Uber of Clifton Park.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 12 from 5pm 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 Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Sophie Bunte 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the home of her daughter with her family and J-lo by her side.

Born in Bayonne, New Jersey on October 8, 1919 she was one of six children of the late Stephan and Stephanie Ribachonek. The family moved to Manhattan in 1920 and Sophie contracted polio during the epidemic of that time. She spent a good part of her early years, during the Depression in the appropriately named Hell’s Kitchen, later discovered to be near Ground Zero for the worst epidemic of that type, then or since. Sophie survived, persevered, and eventually returned to a normal life and gainful employment, doing her part for the war effort in the early 40’s.

After the war, Sophie met the love of her life, Carl, and they were married in 1950. Carol, her only child, was born a few years later and the family moved to what is now known as the South Bronx. Carl died suddenly when Carol was 10 years old and Sophie became a single mom long before it became fashionable. Not to be defeated by the cards dealt her, she overcame that situation too; escaping from the Bronx, beginning a career with MetLife, and successfully raising her daughter in the (then) wilds of Staten Island.

After Carol married in 1972, Sophie lived independently in New York City for 34 years until retirement and age led to residency with Carol in Charlton and Malta, NY. There she spent her last years in the company of her immediate family, to whom she gave more than she took. Despite suffering from the aftereffects of her bout with polio, she never complained.

Among her many interests, Sophie loved classic movies, cooking for family and friends, visiting the nearby Racino, and spending summer days at the beach. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church.

Sophie is survived by her daughter and son in law Carol and Michael Blyskal of Malta; two adoring grandchildren Laura Bliskell of Malta and Michael Bliskell of Bound Brook, NJ; niece Eileen Shea of Fort Myers, FL and nephew William Shea of Pawleys Island, SC both of whom contributed greatly to her care and comfort throughout her life.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 9:30am, Thursday, June 11 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. A later internment with Carl will be in Long Island National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144 or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

Eva T. Stanislowsky, 92, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015. Born in Bolden, Vermont on August 1, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Evelyn May LaFountain.

Eva worked at VanRaalte’s for several years before owning and operating George’s Taxi in Ballston Spa with her late husband John for over 35 years. She enjoyed her family, bowling and Bingo.

She was predeceased by her husband John, her son Henry, her dear friend Tom Weeks, brother Lawrence LaFountain, sisters Viola Dushensky and Evelyn Quackenbush. Eva is survived by her sons John Jr. (Beverly), Jerry, Joseph (Ellen), daughter Carol Lawrence Moll (William), sisters Lucy Redmond, Marie Schmidt, Edna Beers, and Jean Peters; brother William LaFountain; stepson and caregiver Ron Weeks; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 11 from 4pm to 6:30pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 6:30pm

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