Obituaries


Caroline H. St. Onge 94 passed away peacefully Monday, December 10, 2012 at Schuyler Ridge Nursing Facility. Born in Detroit, Michigan, October 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Ryer. She moved to Schenectady and later to Saratoga Springs before her last months at Schuyler Ridge. Carol worked for many years in a Schenectady pharmacy and then served families in the Saratoga region in the care of their homes.

Carol was predeceased by her first husband Freemont Weatherwax, her second husband Paul St. Onge, her grandson Robert Weatherwax Jr, her sister Delphine Bullis, and her beloved sister Isabel Ryer. Carol is survived by her son Robert Weatherwax (JoAnn), her grandson Scott Weatherwax, her great granddaughter Colleen Weatherwax, and her dear friends Vivian and Jim Tortorici.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1pm Wednesday, December 12, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc, 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Interment will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204.

Thank you to the caregivers at Seton Health at Schuyler Ridge and very special appreciation to Jane and Jim, whose activities, especially music, delighted Carol.

Mary H. Crawford 90 of Ballston Spa, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012. Born in Milton, NY, May 29, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Hazel Pettit. Mary worked for the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles for many years. She enjoyed gardening, knitting and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years, Donald “Pop” Crawford. Mary is survived by her children, Sharon Bassett and her husband Robert, and William Crawford and his wife Joyce, grandchildren, Mark Bassett, Deanna Rohloff (Brian), Tammy Townsend (Sean), Scott Crawford (Jennifer), and Dan Palmateer, great grandchildren, Brianna, Niaomi and Milan, sister, Marjorie Palmatier (Harold), brothers, Dale Pettit (Lois) and Kenneth Pettit (Dorothy), and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga County Fair, c/o Saratoga County Agricultural Society, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to her extended family at Maplewood Manor for the wonderful care given to Mary.

Jeanette G. Pratt 82 of Ballston Lake, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Born in Berlin, NH, October 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Grace White. She attended Castleton Teachers College and received her bachelor’s degree from the College of St Rose. Jeanette taught first and third grade at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Ballston Spa, until her retirement in 1992. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Earle, son, Daniel, brother, Kenneth White and sister, Mary Jane Barone. She is survived by her children, Stephen Pratt (Laura) of Richmond, VA, David Pratt (Sandy) of Cleveland, GA, Tina McQuiston (William) of Ballston Lake and Michele Lawson (Michael) of Ballston Spa, two brothers, Arthur White of California and Ernest White of Massachusetts, 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Monday, December 10, 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 from 5-7pm Sunday, December 9, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or St Mary’s School, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

William P. Heritage 60 of Ballston Spa, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, February 16, 1952, he was the son of Margaret Wojtowecz Heritage and the late William Heritage. He served in the US Marine Corp. Billy worked for General Electric. He later was a self employed contractor and worked for several local contractors. Billy enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his father William J. Heritage and his brother Wayne Heritage. Billy is survived by his wife Brenda, his son, William J. Heritage of Ballston Spa, stepchildren, Lenore Bellinger of Ballston Spa, Jennifer Wachunas of Washington, DC and Nicholas Wachunas of Ballston Spa, grandson, Isaac Wachunas, mother, Margaret Heritage of Ballston Spa, brothers, John Heritage of Galway, and Randy Heritage of Ballston Spa, sisters, Vicki Heritage of Ballston Spa, and Cindy DeLancey of Corinth, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 5 from 5-7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc, 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm. Burial with military honors will be held 10:30am Thursday, December 6 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211 or the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

Lois D. Ramsey 55 of Greenfield Center, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, July 9, 1957, she was the daughter of Wilfred R. Jones and the late Dorothy Knowlton Jones. Lois enjoyed spending time with her family.

Lois is survived by her daughters, Eugenia Ramsey (Rodney Bodenstab) of Greenfield Center, Sherry Harrington (Michael) of Saratoga Springs, two grandchildren, Derek Harrington and Kaitlin Harrington, father, Wilfred Jones of Greenfield Center, two sisters, Marilyn Krutsinger (Brian) of Greenfield Center and Dorothy Turner (Dale) of Orlando, Florida, brother, Donald King of Corinth and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 3 from 1-2pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 2pm.

Edward T. Chase 81 of Saratoga Springs passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Wesley Community. Born in Rotterdam, September 13, 1931 he was the son of the late Francis and Helen Chase. Ed worked as a welder for the General Electric Company for over 25 years. He was a member of the Kayaderosseras Fish and Game Club and the NRA. He enjoyed gardening, canning pickles and salsa. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter.

Ed was predeceased by his great grandson Bentley Miner, 4 brothers John, Leon, Frank and Joseph, and sister, Helen Gibson.

Ed is survived by his wife of 59 years, Naomi Chase, his children Thomas Chase of Ballston Spa, Sharon Davidson (Mike Nelson) of Wilton and Mark Chase (Toni) of Wilton, grandchildren, Kristen Chase, Kyle Flannery, Dustin Flannery, Britnie Minor (John), Tiffanie Chase, and Courtnie Chase.

In accordance with Ed’s wishes there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Ave, Albany NY 12208 www.rmhcofalbany.org/lend-a-hand/donate.cfm

Fred L. Tedesco Sr “Butch” 54 of Ballston Spa, passed away peacefully Monday, November 19 surrounded by his family. Born in Schenectady, May 11, 1958, he was the son of the late Fred and Beverly Tedesco. He attended Mont Pleasant High School. Butch enjoyed camping, golfing, hunting, fishing, picnics and spending time with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his beloved son, Steven Tedesco, Sr, his sister, Tina Tedesco, niece, Jamie Poteet and father in law, Wayne VanValkenburgh, Sr. Butch is survived by his sons, Fred Tedesco (Leslie) and Scott Tedesco (Tara) both of Ballston Spa, and their mother Wendy VanValkenburgh, his grandchildren, Tia, Steven, Shane, Shawn, Seth, Paige, Dominic, Drake, Danielle, Destiny, Kyleigh and Mariah, his mother in law, June VanValkenburgh and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 23 from 2-4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5 Computer Drive West, Albany, NY 12205.

Richard E. Davis 71 of Malta, passed away Friday, November 16, 2012, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Albany, NY, July 28, 1941, and lived in the Round Lake Malta area since 1970. He served in the US Army.

At age 16, Dick joined the East Greenbush Fire Department and became a member of the Round Lake Fire Department in 1970. He served many years as Chief and then lastly as Safety Officer.
He enjoyed camping, hunting, cooking and spent many hours watching the Food Network.

He was predeceased by his father, F. Norton Davis and his mother, Harriet “Evelyn” Egner.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Catherine Davis, his beautiful children, Laura Williams (Russ) of Mount Victory, Ohio, Richard E. Davis, Jr of Castleton, Shirley Seefeld (Ray) of Burnt Hills, Curtis Davis of Ballston Spa, Wendy Hamill of Vernon, Connecticut, Lisa Ross (Michael) of England, Taralee McGrath (Evan) of Ballston Lake and Monique Davis of Malta; his beloved grandchildren, Nicole, Christina, Alicia, Bambi, Josh, RJ, Nick, Tommy, Joshua, Jordan, Alexa, Aleyna, Kyla, Kelsey and Carter; his brother Norton “Sonny” Davis (Barbara) of Ballston Spa, many great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, November 19 at St Peter Lutheran Church, 2776 Route 9, Malta. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 18 from 4-8pm at St Peter Lutheran Church. The firemen will hold a service at 6pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

The family would like to thank Dick’s Hospice nurses Dixie and Carole, and all the Hospice staff for their care and compassion.

Jerre H. Crouch, 71 of Ballston Lake passed away Friday, November 9, 2012. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 8, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Rebecca (Sackett) Miller.

Jerre was a 1959 graduate of Baldwin High School in Whitehall, PA. She worked in Real Estate for over 20 years and operated her business, Fair Acres Realty in Ballston Spa for many years. After retiring, she worked in the sales department of several area hotels, a second career that tied in well with her love of traveling with family. Jerre was a member of the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. She enjoyed reading and jigsaw puzzles, loved board games and playing cards and was an avid tennis fan.

Jerre was community minded, a former Parent Teacher Association President who was also involved in charity work throughout her life. At various times she worked with the March of Dimes, Fresh Air Kids, The Cancer Society, Equinox and for many years contributed to the Southern Saratoga County Chamber Angels Program, a program that donates Christmas gifts to children and families in financial hardship.

She is survived by her children, Timothy Crouch and his wife, Rosemary of Adams, MA, Terri O’Connor and her husband, Brenden of Phoenix, AZ, Traci McGinness and her husband, James of Wilmington, NC, and Todd Crouch of Ballston Spa; sisters, Joan Desmuke and family of Pittsburgh, PA and Janet Wojnovich and her husband James and family of Baldwinsville, NY; brother, Kenneth Miller; grandchildren, Justin, Courtney, Jeffrey, Ryan, Steven, Kyle and Erin; and two great grandchildren. “We love you!”

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 5-7 pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Angels, 15 Park Avenue #7B, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Jean Murphy 69, of Gansevoort, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012. Born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, January 23, 1943, she was the daughter of the late David and Frances Miller. Jean was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading and a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee.

Jean is survived by her husband Jack Murphy, her daughters, Lisa Hebert and her husband Tom of Fort Worth, Texas and Michelle Louden and her husband Bill of Malta, two granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Michayla Hebert and her sister, Violet Green of Florida.

A graveside service will be held 1pm Tuesday November 13 at Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Knolls Alliance Church, 614 Gansevoort Road, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.

A memorial service will be held at the Pine Knolls Alliance Church at a later date.

Mark M. Rider, age 64, of Ballston Spa, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Oneonta on December 21, 1947, he was the son of the late Charles and Eleanor Rider. He was a sergeant in the United States Army during the Vietnam era.

Mark was an attorney in private practice from 1975-1998. He worked for the County of Saratoga and the Saratoga County Attorney’s Office for over 25 years, being first appointed Assistant County Attorney, then promoted to First Assistant County Attorney and appointed to County Attorney on May 1, 1998. He retired on December 28, 2010.

His distinguished legal and public service careers have included serving as President of the Saratoga County Bar Association in 1993, member of the NYS Bar Association’s House of Delegates, member of the Committee on Professional Standards, Chair of the Ballston Spa Educational Foundation and President of the NYS County Attorney’s Association. He was a member and past president of the Ballston Spa Lions Club and a long time member of the Ballston Spa Country Club.

Mark was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York in 1992 and the NYS Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Service Award in 1996. His loyalty and dedication to his work earned him the respect of his colleagues, County department staff and members of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors

Mark was a passionate golfer and an avid fan of the Yankees and Irish music. Over the years he coached T-ball, baseball, soccer and basketball. He could often be seen out running with his faithful dog Mac by his side. Mark was a beloved husband, father, Pop-Pop and friend.

Mark is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Mandy Rider, his children, Heather Hammond (John) of Fayston, VT, Tara Galovski (Jim) of St. Louis, MO, and Robert Rider (Bridget) of Niskayuna, grandchildren, Ellie, Maddie, Saige, Hope, Sammy, Abigail, Morgan and Cassady, sister, Carolyn Chase (Jack) of Utah, brother, James Rider (Lisa) of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30am Saturday, November 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ballston Spa Lions Club, PO Box 242, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

John J. Rubinski 90 of Galway, passed away November 6, 2012. Born in Hagaman, NY, July 12, 1922, he was the son of the late Albert and Bernice Rubinski. John was a Navy veteran of World War II serving in the VP81 Black Cats as an Airman 1st Class.

John worked for Mohasco Rug Mill in Amsterdam and later for the Fort Miller Service Corp. He was fond of picking apples at Knights Orchard in Burnt Hills. He enjoyed working on the family farm splitting wood and feeding his deer, raccoons and many wildlife friends.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Edward and Walter and his sister Cecilia Kulpa. John is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Helen Jaworsky Rubinski, his grandson, Michael Kennedy and his wife Kellie and their children Justin and Lexi; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, November 10 from 12:30-1:30pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 1:30pm. Burial will be in St Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galway Emergency Medical Services, PO Box 52, Galway, NY 12074.

William M. Gaba 75 of Middle Grove, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 5, 2012. Born in New York, New York, September 22, 1937. He was the son of the late John and Milly Gaba. Bill worked at Cottrell Paper Company in Rock City Falls, NY from November 12, 1956 until August 14, 1965 and also owned and operated his own business Gaba’s Towing and Auto Parts full-time from 1959 until present.

Bill was an icon in his community. His generosity and willingness to help others went above and beyond and his dedication was felt by all. He was an avid Nascar and Local Stock Car racing fan, sponsoring many of the local drivers. He provided towing service to many of the local race tracks, including Albany-Saratoga, Fonda, Utica-Rome and Devils Bowl in Vermont.

Over the years, Bill donated many cars to the local fire departments for their training purposes. He enjoyed classic cars and you could always look for his classic car in the annual Memorial Day Parade in Rock City Falls.

Bill was predeceased by his brothers John and Joseph and his Aunt Mary Belstak. Bill is survived by his wife Sara Garrison Gaba, his children James Gaba (Debra) of Greenfield, and Lori Gaba of West Sand Lake, his grandson Andrew W. Blair, Jimmy’s two stepchildren Benjamin and Danielle. His cats Punkin and Callie, several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, November 9 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Rock City Falls Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 4-8pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your local fire department.

The family would like to thank the Saratoga Springs Fire Department, Matt’s Towing Service, Saratoga Hospital Staff and all of Bill’s friends for their care and compassion.

Linda L. Collins 67 of Ballston Spa, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ballston Spa, July 9, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Helen Thompson. Linda was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School. She worked in the print room at the Ballston Journal for many years and later was a nutritionist for the Ballston Spa Central School Head Start Program.

Linda enjoyed crafts, working in her garden and being outdoors. When her children were younger she worked with horses and they attended rodeos together. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her daughter Malinda and her brother Philip. Linda is survived by her husband William Collins, her children, Tammie Schott of Ballston Spa and Michael Green (Stacy) of Ballston Spa, stepchildren, Sarah TenEyck of Ballston Spa, Kathleen Currier (Steve) of Ballston Spa, Marisa Collins of Wilton and William Collins, Jr of Stillwater, three brothers, Edwin Thompson of Poughkeepsie, George Thompson (Beverly) of Ballston Spa and Kenneth Thompson (Deborah) of Graham, NC, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 10am Wednesday, November 7, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Rock City Falls Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 6-8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Milton Eagles Fire Dept, PO Box 72, Rock City Falls, NY 12863.

John J. LaGalles 59 of Ballston Spa, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, September 19, 1953, he was the son of the late Joseph and Beatrice LaGalles. He was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and Saratoga BOCES auto mechanic and advanced welding program. He attended General Motors Training School in Terrytown, NY. John was a construction foreman at Carver Construction for over 20 years.

John was a life member of Eagle Matt Lee Fire Co No 1 where he served as Captain in 1978-79 and 1987-1988, Chief from 1985-87 and President from 2006-2007. He took numerous courses at the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls, NY. He enjoyed fishing, boating and watching Nascar.

John was loved dearly by his family and admired by his many friends. He will be missed beyond measure. He was a big man with an even bigger heart.

He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia and his brother, Paul LaGalles. John is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Abel LaGalles, his children, Laura Stark and her husband Jake, Gregory LaGalles, and Allison LaGalles, all of Ballston Spa, his sisters, Betty McCullough and her husband Joseph of Ballston Spa, and Nancy Kardash and her husband David of Remsen, sister in laws, Elizabeth Abel of White Bear Lake, MN, Jacqueline Ristau and her husband John of Sydney, Australia, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 4, from 12-2pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 2pm. Burial will be in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Matt Lee Fire Co No 1, PO Box 4, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to John’s dear friend, Carver Laraway.

Gretchen Geib Lally 67 formerly of Dater Hill, Brunswick, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012. Born in Amherst, NY, June 29, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Irene Lally. Gretchen was a dietician working for NYS for many years, retiring in 1992.

She was an animal activist and member of many organizations which support animals. She enjoyed cats and took in many neighborhood strays.

Gretchen is survived by her brothers, Michael Lally of Deep River, Iowa, Mark Lally of Missoula, Montana, her nieces and nephews, Jessie, Patrick, Joseph, Thomas, Mark, Nicole and Daniel, and great nieces and nephews, Samantha, Alexandra, Connor, Brooklyn, Miles, Gertie, Saya and Roanya.

Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204

Edward R. Shiffert 64 of Ballston Lake, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Born in Mechanicville, December 28. 1947, he was the son of the late Otto and Elizabeth Shiffert. He was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam. After the war, he worked for Saratoga Hospital for ten years. Ed joined the Army National Guard, retiring after 30 years of service.

Ed was a life member of VFW Post 420 in Saratoga Springs. He enjoyed camping and hunting in Speculator, New York.

He was predeceased by his sister, Frances DuFore. Ed is survived by his wife, Helen, daughter, Darcy Bennett, son, Gregory Shiffert, stepdaughters, Debra Walker, Linda Welch, Kathy Myer and Tina Ahl, sister, Florence DeLaRosa, brothers, John Baker, Otto Shiffert and Brian Shiffert, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 12 noon Monday, October 22, at Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. Relatives and friends are invited to meet at the cemetery at 11:45am.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 43250.

Jessie E. Smith 73 of Ballston Spa, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012. Born in Saratoga Springs, July 3, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Niles and Olga King. Jessie was a bus driver for Ballston Spa Central Schools for 20 years, retiring in 1994. She enjoyed Bingo and word search puzzles. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Jessie is survived by her children, Olin Smith (Robin) of Irvington, NJ, Corlasta Brees (Jon) of Pemberton, NJ, and Louis Smith (Dawn) of Ballston Spa, her grandchildren, Amber and Stephanie Smith, three sisters, Patricia Merrill of Watertown, Georgette Smith of Ballston Spa, Carol-Sue Todd of Saratoga Springs, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 20 from 10am to 12noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ballston Lake Emergency Squad, PO Box 1005, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.

Phillip W. Marshall, Sr 82 of Corinth, passed away Monday, October 8, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, November 6, 1929, he was the son of the late Roy and Bessie Marshall. He served in the United States Army and moved to the Ballston Spa area in 1953. Phil was a sales representative for Glen Mohawk Dairy in Fultonville, which became Nedco, then Dairylea, and later H.P. Hood. He retired in 1994.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, golfing and being in the great outdoors. He was an avid Red Sox and Giants fan. Phil was a great story teller and told many jokes too.

Phil is survived by his wife Carol Marshall, children, Phillip W. Marshall, Jr (Tammy) of Greenfield, and Jacqueline Haas (Mark) of Port Huron, Michigan, stepchildren, Amy Yacobucci (Greg) of Canajoharie, and Ronnie Bever of Corinth, grandchildren, Lindsay Tyler, Jerrid Marshall, Kaelyn Marshall, Andrew Yacobucci, and Taya Yacobucci, brothers, Robert Marshall of New Jersey and Craig Marshall of Gardner, Maine, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 12, from 6-7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 7pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Radiation and Oncology Department at Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Anna M. Bohme 77 of Malta, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, July 7, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lillian Gledhill. Anna worked for Ballston Spa Central Schools for 25 years, retiring as administrative assistant for the superintendent. She then became office manager for her son’s business, Capital Computer Services in Latham. Anna enjoyed traveling, cooking, baking and working in her flower garden. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Anna is survived by her husband of 59 years, Raymond Bohme, her children, Raymond Bohme of Malta, David Bohme and his girlfriend Kelly Meek of Stillwater, and Cheri Amsden and her husband Michael of Mechanicville and her granddaughter, Melanie Bohme.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, October 6, 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 Friday from 4-7pm at the funeral home.

Frederick J. Morris Sr, 77 of Ballston Spa, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012. Born in Albany, February 8, 1935, he was the son of the late Alva and Anna Morris. Fred worked at Mack Drugs, Hall Drugs and retired as store manager of CVS in 1998. He enjoyed playing tennis, camping on Lake George and the Racino in Saratoga Springs.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Arthur Morris, and his stepgrandson, Christopher Northrup. Fred is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sylvia Morris, his children, Frederick J. Morris, Jr and his wife Karen of Ballston Spa, Debra Northrup and her husband Robert of Albany, granddaughter, Elizabeth Morris, stepgrandchildren, Cory Northrup, Timothy, Ryan and Kevin Garabedian, sister, Lorraine Morris Stern of Middle Grove and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Moira Beverly Emigh, 90, died Friday morning, September 28, 2012 at her home. She was born Moira Beverly Baugh on February 2, 1922 in Scranton, PA, the daughter of John A. Baugh Sr. and Jeanette Moir Davis.

She graduated from Saratoga Springs High School at age 14 and from the Oneonta Normal School (now SUNY Oneonta) at age 17. She worked at General Electric during World War II and taught school for several years before raising her family. Moira was a member of the Greenfield Center Baptist Church for 59 years. Her desire was to know Jesus more, and to make him known to all those who God brought into her life.

She was predeceased by her 4 siblings, John A. Baugh Jr. of Middle Grove, NY, Robert Baugh of Mexico, Lois Hika of Middle Grove, NY and Eugene (Pete) Baugh of Middle Grove, NY.

Moira is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold R. Emigh, her children, David Emigh (Debbie) of NJ, Beth Riegler (Randy) of MI, Abbi Galish (Steve) of Rock City Falls, NY, and Robin Emigh, (Leo) of Costa Rica,10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many church brothers and sisters.

A graveside service will be held 10am Tuesday, October 2, at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. A memorial service will follow at 11:30am at the Greenfield Center Baptist Church, 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center. All are invited to a luncheon in the church hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the City Mission of Schenectady, P.O. Box 760, Schenectady, NY 12301, or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Kathleen G. Dennis 97 of Ballston Spa, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Born in Dowra, Ireland, February 14, 1915, she was the daughter of the late James and Jane Convey. She came to the United States in 1939, settling in New York City. She was a single mom and worked hard to raise her family and keep them together.

Kathleen was predeceased by 15 brothers and sisters, her son, Vincent Kevin and son in law, Jack Herrick. She is survived by her loving daughters, Elizabeth Howley and her husband Kenneth of Reno, Nevada, and Deborah Herrick of Ballston Spa, her granddaughters, Ann Marie Bennett and her husband Robert of Montgomery, Donna Herrick of Portland, Oregon, Kimberly Herrick of Ballston Spa and Laura Herrick of Ballston Spa.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Friday, September 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Maplewood Manor Resident Fund, 149 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Donald R. Ure Jr, 85 of Ballston Spa, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012. Born in Saratoga Springs, September 3, 1927, he was the son of the late Donald and Beatrice Ure, Sr. Don worked for General Foods in Saratoga Springs for over 30 years, retiring in the late 80’s. He enjoyed square dancing. He was an antique car enthusiast and mechanic and restored many cars. Don was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Jason Sherman. Don is survived by his wife, Shirley Kenyon Ure, his daughters, Sharon Hudson and her husband Rick of Niskayuna, Pamela Laskey of Clifton Park and Vicki Marie Ure of Ballston Spa, seven grandchildren, Ben Sherman, Bradley Laskey, Andrew Laskey, Kimberly Laskey Rose, Anthony Potente III, Devin Moseman and Spencer Moseman, three great grandchildren, Leila, Cameron and Ethan, two brothers, Leon Ure of Glens Falls and Carl Ure of Saratoga Springs, three sisters, Fannie Whitney of Maine, Carol Irwin of Ballston Spa and Alice Pillsbury of Virginia, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Wednesday, September 26, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc, 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday evening from 5-7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Saratoga County, 142 Regent Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Virginia C. Burmester passed away peacefully at her home on September 22, 2012. Virginia was born in Schenectady March 31, 1913 and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was active in the business community for many years in various capacities including landlord, real estate, and car sales. Virginia and her husband Herb were proprietors of Milton Terrace Grocery. Virginia was the "Idea Person", Herb the "Worker Bee".

Virginia was a charter member of the Malta Ridge Grange; a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir, and enjoyed the Ladies Aid. She was a member of Eastern Star, Friends of the BH/BL Library, and the General Federation of Women's Club Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake Chapter where she held offices at local and state levels. She served as President and was an enthusiastic member of "Formers". She also sang with the Octavos and loved Bridge, especially duplicate.

She was predeceased by husband Herbert, parents Patrick Curran and Minnie Hogan Curran Bender, her stepfather Henry Bender, and granddaughter Megan Stange. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Stange and her husband Gary, grandson Todd Stange and his wife Jill, granddaughter Erin Armand and her husband Dean, great grandchildren Carly, Christian, and Aaron Stange, Weston and Michael Armand, and Kevin Patrick Knight.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday October 9, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High St., Ballston Spa. Burial will follow at the Ballston Spa Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11am at the church prior to the services.

Following the services, please join the family at the church for a luncheon and fellowship.

Memorial contributions may be made in Virginia's memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa, 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or to a charity of your choice.

Charles Lowell Collins Sr, 77 of Hadley, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Born in Wellsville, Missouri, April 14, 1935, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Marie McCaslin. He served in the US Air Force in Alaska and Massachusetts. He left the Air Force in 1957 and moved to Schenectady, NY. Charles joined the NY Air National Guard where he was a loadmaster flying all over the world. He retired from the Air National Guard in 1994 as Senior Master Sergeant and received the Meritorious Service Award.

He and his wife Ellie were avid volunteers at various state and national parks throughout the United States. Charles was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and High Priest in the Church. He served as a Temple Ordinance Worker in the St Louis Temple and Orlando Temple. Charles enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fly.

Charles is survived by his wife, Eleanor Ann Bennett Collins, his children, Charles Collins Jr (Doreen) of Middle Grove, Sherrie Collins of Corinth, and Erin Lowery (Paul) of Schenectady, stepchildren; Stephen B. Tinney (Wanda) of South Carolina, Matthew B. Tinney of Mayfield, Wendy Ann B. Tinney of Saratoga Springs and Mark B. Tinney of Columbus, GA; brother, James D. McCaslin of Buffalo, Missouri, step brothers, Edward P. Bennett (Lorraine) of Ballston Lake and Robert A. Bennett (Cheryl) of Northville. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:30am Saturday, September 22, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Glenmore Avenue, Saratoga Springs. A calling hour will precede the service from 10:30-11:30am at the church. Burial with military honors will follow in the Batchellerville Cemetery in Edinburg.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Humanitarian Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, c/o Bishop Garth M. Nelson, 2 Huntington Parkway, Ballston Lake, NY 12019; Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, or the charity of your choice.

Carol Slater 68 of Ballston Spa, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012. She worked at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa for several years. Carol is survived by her brothers and many friends. There are no services scheduled at this time.

Doris Bertha Colby 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at her home in Maplewood Manor, Ballston Spa, after a long illness. Born in Staten Island, New York on September 2, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Helen Lewis and Frank Bruno Mendizza. Doris was employed for many years by Proctor and Gamble as a Product Analyst. When she retired, she spent many happy years in Florida, before making her home at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa, where she was cared for with respect and dignity by the staff and found happiness there.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Frank, two sisters, Helen Aiello, and Marion Mangiapia, and a brother William Mendizza. Doris is survived by two sons, Frank W. Colby, Jr. and his wife, Mary of Ballston Spa and George G. Colby and his wife Donna of Staten Island, a sister, Marie Clarke of Kansas City, Missouri, a brother, Jackie Mendizza of Old Bridge, New Jersey, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend her memorial service 11am Wednesday, September 26 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions may be made to Maplewood Manor, A3 Unit, Activity Fund, 149 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Richard D. Seymour III of Ballston Spa, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012, surrounded by his family. Born in Albany, September 5, 1940, he was the son of the late Richard and Virginia Seymour, Jr. He was a graduate of Shenendehowa High School. Richard worked for ICI Glidden in Latham for 37 years.

He was a member of the Old Stone Church and served as a trustee. Richard was very creative and made puppets, props, and scenery for many shows at the church.

He was predeceased by his brother, Paul Seymour. Richard is survived by his wife Ann Smith Seymour, whom he married on August 26, 1961, his sons, Michael Seymour of Ballston Spa and Scott Seymour of New Hampshire, four grandchildren, Haylie, Hunter, Elizabeth and Jeffrey, and two brothers, David Seymour and Donald Seymour, both of Florida.

A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Old Stone Church, 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to Old Stone Church, 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Jean Paul Morel “JP” “Little Man” “Monk” 76 of Saratoga Springs, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Born in St. Theodore D’Acton, Quebec, Canada, March 30, 1936, the eighth child of a loving and caring family of twelve, he was the son of the late Cleophas Morel and Appolina Lavallee. At age of 16, he left home to devote his life to his forever passion, the horses and the horse racing world. He worked in Drummondville, Quebec and Montreal. JP was not more than 18 years old when he got the opportunity to go and work in the United States. As soon as he stepped on the ground, he knew this land was his.

JP was the leading driver at Saratoga for the first time in1972 and by 1978 had won six driving titles. When he won for the 3000th time, he said that winning that amount of races was great but what made it so special was that about 2,700 of the wins came at Saratoga. When he retired, JP had more than 3,500 wins and was not only ranked 34th on the all time list but was the winningest driver in Saratoga Harness history.

He enjoyed old westerns with John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, Little Joe on Bonanza, and being outdoors enjoying nature. JP was a member of the Eagles Club.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 29 years Kati, brothers, Roger and Rolland; and his sister, Annette. JP is survived by his brothers and sisters, Romeo, Pierre, Bernadette, Marie, Laurette, Georgette, Janine and Yvette all of Canada, his companion, Nancy Ernst of Ballston Spa; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held 4pm September 19, 2012 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Calling hours will precede the service from 2-4pm at the funeral home. A celebration of his life will follow at The Eagles Club, Crescent Avenue, Lake Lonely, Saratoga Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary’s Haven, 35 New Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or your local animal shelter.

Nancy would like to thank the staff of Mary’s Haven especially Ann and Robin, the staff on D1 at Saratoga Hospital, Dr. Daoul, Serge Perez, Joan and Lynn Anderson, Glenn Raia and Donna Blowers for their care and compassion.