Obituaries


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.

Gerald F. Stickles “Sticks” 76 of Ballston Spa, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Ballston Spa, November 22, 1935, he was the son of the late Charles and Amanda Stickles. He was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School. Jerry served his country in the Marine Corps, 2nd Battalion 9th Marines 3rd Division and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. When he returned home he married Judy McNamara on February 10, 1962.

Jerry worked for Kolakowski Builders developing the Geyser Crest area. He later was the superintendent for the Department of Public Works in Ballston Spa and retired as Highway Superintendent for the Town of Colonie in 1999. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy McNamara Stickles, his children, Mark Stickles (Denise), Jeff Stickles (Renee), Sue Stickles (Lisa Davis), and Christopher Stickles (Rebecca), his granddaughter, Ashley, his grandson and best friend, Ethan, and his “three little chickens” Adeline, Ellie and Lillian.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 13, from 4-8pm 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.

Robert E. Harrington, Jr of Ballston Spa, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012. Born in Saratoga Springs, June 24, 1938, he was the son of the late Robert and Lucy Harrington. He served in the Army. Bob worked at Saratoga State Park and later at Saratoga Racetrack. He enjoyed the horses.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Kim Harrington and two sisters, Doris Harrington and Jean Baker. Bob is survived by two sons, Robert Harrington III and Bobbie Jo Harrington, three sisters, Margaret Grabo (Don) of Galway, Sheila Watkins of Bolivar, Ohio, and Delores Prill (Tom) of Painted Post, NY, five brothers, William Harrington, Fred Harrington, Tom Harrington all of Middle Grove, Raymond Harrington (Betsy) of Cobleskill, and James Harrington of Greenfield, two grandsons and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 6, from 9-11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc, 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 11am.

A graveside service with military honors will be held 10am Friday, September 7 in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.

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

Rose M. Hitchcock 93 of Ballston Spa, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, December 18, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude Whalen.
Rose worked at the Ballston Stillwater Knitting Company and later for Espey in Saratoga Springs. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of a Herb Garden Club. She wrote poems and stories and was published in the Library of Congress.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Hitchcock, and three brothers, John, James, and Miles Patrick Whalen. Rose is survived by her brother, Wallace Whalen of Ballston Spa and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, September 4, 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 Monday evening from 6-8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211.

Douglas L. Sutherland 66 of Middle Grove, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Born in Troy, September 13, 1945, he was the son of the late Andrew and Julia Sutherland. He served in the US Navy and was a MSO minesweeper on the USS Salute. Doug was a truck driver and drove cross country for many years. He retired from the Robert J. Sweet Lumber Company in Warrensburg.

He enjoyed visiting with his friends and spending time with his dog Freddie. He was an avid Nascar fan.

Doug is survived by his daughter, Renee Harder and her husband Kevin of Gansevoort, his grandson, Kevin Harder, Jr, great granddaughter, Khloe, sister, Diane Martin of Fort Myers, FL, two brothers, Craig Sutherland (Vickie) of Gansevoort, and Richard Sutherland of Cambridge, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10:30am Friday at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Middle Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 6-8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Charles L. Perkins 83 of Ballston Spa, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, March 11, 1929, he was the son of the late Armond and Ethel Perkins. Charles was an Army veteran of the Korean War serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was raised in Trumbull, Connecticut. Then toured the East Coast with his family until settling in Ansonia, Connecticut for 15 years. He and his wife moved to Ballston Spa in 2011.

Charles retired from Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing and trapping. He also built radio controlled airplanes. He enjoyed cooking gourmet meals for his family.

He was predeceased by his sister, Constance Jean Perkins and brother, Earl Perkins. Charles is survived by his wife, Marie Gilbert Perkins, his sons, Shawne Perkins and his wife Vanessa of Middle Grove, and Reed Perkins and his girlfriend, Chastity Jerome of Ballston Spa, two grandchildren, Alexander and Lucia, his sister, Carol Lee Rich and her husband Robert of Trumbull, CT, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with military honors will be held 10:30am Friday, August 31 at the Gerald
BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 1-3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or Middle Grove Fire Dept. PO Box 117, Middle Grove, NY 12850.

Anna Fosmire, 88 of Saratoga Springs, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 peacefully in her home surrounded by those most dearest to her. Born in Olching, Germany on May 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Matthias and Maria (Fisher) Gruber.

Anna grew up in Germany and met her husband, Thomas Joseph Fosmire, while he was serving there during World War II. They were married on July 28, 1948 in Furtsenfeldbruck, Germany. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved gardening and tending to her animals.

In addition to her parents, Anna is predeceased by a sister, Kathrina Meadors of Everett, Washington. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Thomas Joseph Fosmire of Saratoga Springs; a daughter, Annamarie Frances Fosmire of Georgetown, Delaware; her grandson, Dr. Steven Thomas Fosmire and his wife, Crescentia (Senta) of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; her great-grandchildren, Crescentia Rose and Rory Fosmire of Pittsfield, Mass; and her sisters, Frieda Southern of Omaha, Texas and Rosa Osterried, Erna Schipper, and Maria all of Munich, Germany as well as multiple nieces and nephews here in the US and abroad in Germany. Also, she is survived by and forever grateful of her loving personal caregivers: Christy (Chris) Duncan, Jody Romano, and Sue Blanchard of Corinth, NY.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow at 12:30pm in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road in the town of Saratoga.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Viola May Blowers 86 of Ballston Spa, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, January 1, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William and Josephine Cook Haskell. Viola worked at Ballston Knitting Co, Rickett’s and Angelica. She loved to read and enjoyed word search puzzles and watching “House” and “Bones”.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Blowers, three sons, William, Jerry and Jesse Blowers, two daughters, Linda Hodges and Jacqueline Wagner, great grandson, Nathaniel Arpey, four brothers, Harold, Thomas, George, and William Haskell, Jr, and sister, Helen Benoit. Viola is survived by her children, Noreen Blowers of Ballston Spa, Elaine Alonzo (Joseph) of Saratoga Springs, Harold Blowers (Barbara) of Somerdale, NJ, Gary Blowers (Brenda) of Cumby, TX and Jeffrey Blowers (Joy) of Watertown, four sisters, Harriet Vaughn of Gansevoort, Beverly Haskell of Ballston Spa, Walter Haskell (Joan) of Ballston Spa, Debbie Haskell Riley of Green Island, three sister in laws, Carol Haskell of Porter Corners, Helen Haskell of Ballston Lake, and Patricia Haskell of Ballston Spa, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

A special thank you to Debbie Riley, Richie Riley and Brittney Vaughn for making Viola’s life a little easier and also to her son in law, Joe for all the comfort food.

Lillian Marie Calvert 78 of Niskayuna, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012 at Ellis Hospital after a long illness. Lillian was born in Schenectady, January 8, 1934; she was the daughter of the late Katherine McNamara Singsheim and Roy Singsheim. She was an advertising layout artist for the Schenectady Gazette and held the classified sales position.

Lillian loved music. She was the past president of the Englebert Humperdink Fan Club. She also enjoyed dancing. One of her greatest evenings was a Yanni concert this past May that she attended with her son. Lillian also took great pride in gardening. She was a devout Catholic and member of Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, formerly Our Lady of Fatima Church in Schenectady.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Harold Calvert. Lillian is survived by her son, Gari Calvert and his wife Andrea of Ballston Spa, her grandchildren, Delaney, Dayton and Donovan who brought her great joy; her brother, Frank Singsheim and his wife Norine of Scotia, several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews who were a big part of her life. She enjoyed family gatherings.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4-7pm Wednesday, August 22 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc, 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial mass will be held 9am Thursday, August 23 at Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Rosa Road, Schenectady.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, 2216 Rosa Road, Schenectady, NY 12309.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ellis Hospital and everyone for their prayers and compassion during this difficult time.

Dominic Zappone 59 of Ballston Spa, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012. Born in Italy, June 2, 1953 he was the son of the late Anthony and Luisa Zappone. He served in the US Army.

Dominic is survived by his brother, Anthony Zappone and his wife Lorrie of Kansas and their children, Anna and Joseph; his aunt Filomena Spensieri of Troy and her children, Tony Spensieri and Mary Grace Nardoia and her husband John; aunt and uncle, Antonio and Giovannina Zappone of Italy, cousin, Barbara Zappone of Ballston Spa and many additional cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held 12 noon on Friday, August 24 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home after 11:30am Friday.

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

Joseph M. Mulvaney 78, of Ballston Spa, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Born in Saratoga Springs, February 9, 1934, he was the son of the late Gerrald and Edna Mulvaney. Joe was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Tufflite Plastics in Ballston Spa for many years.

Joe was a member of Union Fire Co No 2 for 41 years. He was a member of the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Hudson Mohawk Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, and the Royal Order of the Blue Vests, serving as a delegate for many years. He was also a member of the Union Fire Co Band. Joe was a 30 year member of American Legion Post 234 of Ballston Spa.

He is survived by his children, Michael Mulvaney (Joanne) of Ballston Spa, Joseph Mulvaney, Jr of Ballston Spa, Alan Mulvaney (Mary) of Phoeniz, AZ, Kenneth Mulvaney (Tonya) of Phoenix, AZ and Joanne Isabella (Carmen) of Ballston Spa, his longtime companion, Leslie Robinson of Ballston Spa and her son Bryan Robinson (Kim) of Rexford, sister, Vivian Stanley of Stillwater, cousins, Mary Millis (Ron) and Alene Zetterstrom (Tom), dear friend Wayne Gilhorn, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services with military honors will be held 10am Friday, August 17 at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Fire Co No 2, PO Box 145, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

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

Irene C. Wozniak 93 of Ballston Spa, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012. Born in Schenectady, NY, August 28, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Downs.
Irene was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family. Her greatest joy was her beloved grandchildren who meant the world to her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Henry F. Wozniak; three brothers, John Downs, Joseph Downs and David Downs, three sisters, Alice Beauregard, Helen Ward and Frances Weiss. Irene is survived by her three children, Lynn Kindinger (Mark) of Galway, Scott Wozniak of Jacksonville, FL and Patricia Monfort (Winston) of Alpharetta, GA; six grandchildren, David Philo of Jacksonville, FL, Meghan Kindinger of Astoria, NY, Zachary Kindinger of San Francisco, CA, Tye Kindinger of Corvalis, OR, Ian Wozniak of Milwaukee, WI, and Clifford Wozniak of Milwaukee, WI, three sisters, Marion Scrafford of Queensbury, Theresa Amsynzki of California and Jeanne Devino of Malta, brother, Robert Downs of Rexford, three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 15, from 9-11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc, 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 11am. Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.

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

Online remembrances may be made at www.armerfuneralhome.com

Eric J. Johansen, 38 of Stillwater passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012. Born in Troy, NY on October 14, 1973, he was the son of Christian G. Johansen and Nancy (Barss) Johansen.

Eric worked for American Pride in Glens Falls. He is survived by his children, Michael and Corey; His mother, Nancy Johansen and her companion George; his father, Chris Johansen and his wife, Sandy; and his brothers, Tom, Kevin, Keith and Dave Johansen.

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at North Milton Cemetery on the corner of State Route 29 and North Milton Road in the town of Milton.

William B. Perkins 66, on August 6, 2012, our beloved husband, father, brother, and son was called home by the Lord. He leaves this earth with many who will grieve for him but more that will celebrate his life. Bill was a man who touched many hearts. He was a kind soul that was always willing to lend a helping hand. He had a great sense of humor and those that knew it cherished it.

He was a devoted husband to his wife of 38 years and a caring father to his daughter. He was a simple man who never bothered with the small stuff but only focused on the important. He loved nothing more than spending his days outside with his best friend Gueritto. His absence leaves a big whole in those that loved him.

He was predeceased by his parents Orville and Mildred Perkins, his son, William Perkins, Jr and his brother Marvin Perkins. Bill is survived by his wife, Ruth Perkins, his daughter, Corina Perkins, four sisters, Regina Lee, Holly Staulters, Barbara Funk and Nancy Fitzgerald, and two brothers, Roger Perkins and Richard Perkins.

Services were held in El Paso. Texas.

Millard H. Rue 88, of Ballston Spa, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012, with his family and friends by his side. Born in the Town of Ballston, March 3, 1924, he was the son of the late Jennie and Harold Rue.

Millard proudly served his country in World War II as a member of the US Army 9th Infantry division, nicknamed the “Old Reliables”. He traveled to eight countries and participated in battles and campaigns in Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Sicily and Tunisia. Millard received two Purple Hearts, The Bronze Star, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.

He worked for Curtis Lumber Company for twenty-five years and later retired from Burhmaster Fuel.

Millard loved the outdoors, hunting, camping, working in the woods, boating on Lake George and watching Nascar. He especially enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. In later years, Millard enjoyed visiting with family and friends, telling war stories, and going out to breakfast.

Millard was predeceased by his wife Mary, and his sons, Alden and Allen. He is survived by his daughter in law, Kathleen Frodey of Clifton Park, his grandchildren, Thomas Belisario and Tara Belisario, his sisters, Betty Pickering of Broadalbin and Esther Cook of Ballston Spa, his brother, Wilbur Rue of Ballston Spa, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 14, from 1-3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A graveside service with military honors will follow at 3pm in Briggs Cemetery, Brookline Road, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

Nancy A. Palumbo 76, of Ballston Spa, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bennington, Vermont, May 29, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Lange and Georgianna Cushing Lange.

Nancy was the bravest of souls and faced life’s challenges with strength and determination. She shall never be forgotten.

She is survived by her children, Donna Palumbo of Florida, Robert Palumbo and his wife Beth of Colonie and Joseph Palumbo and his wife Kathleen of Ballston Spa; her grandchildren whom she adored, Nicole Palumbo and Michael Palumbo; two sisters, Christina Diluzio and her husband John, and Georgianna LaFlame; brother, Clifford Lange and his wife Diane; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 7:30pm Friday, August 10, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A calling hour will precede the service from 6:30-7:30pm Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Laura Jane Benscoter, 85, of Ballston Spa passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 at her home. Born in July 5, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Maude Millard.

Laura graduated from Nathan Littauer School of Nursing and continued her education through clinical work at Johns Hopkins. She began a career as a Registered Nurse working at Benedict Memorial Hospital in Ballston Spa. She also assisted Dr. Han Schein with house calls and worked in the Saratoga Hospital operating room. In 1968 she went to work at Saratoga County Maplewood Manor where she retired in 1990 as Director of Nurses.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Benscoter. Laura is survived by her children, Phillip Benscoter and Ruthanne Kilburn (Paul) all of Ballston Spa; her grandchildren, Shane Kilburn and Shannon Johnson (Joey) all of Ballston Spa; a great granddaughter, Reese Johnson; her sister, Marion Capasso of Ballston Spa; her brother, John Millard of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday, August 10, 2012 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 184 East Line Road, Malta. Burial will follow at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road in the Town of Saratoga.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Ronald L. Agnew, 77, of Ballston Spa, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, December 9, 1934, he was the son of the late John and Catherine Agnew. Ron worked at General Electric for many years.

He is survived by his children, Bambi Nichols (James Beckwith) of Old Orchard Beach, Maine
and Ronald Agnew (Lori) of Perth, brother, John Agnew of Galway, two sisters, Niki Agnew of Galway and Rose Shaft of Saratoga Springs, two grandchildren, Michael Polsinelli and Ashley Connon, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 6pm Wednesday, August 1, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Audrey G. Fitzgerald 83, of Ballston Spa passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Born in Washingtonville, NY, April 20, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Iris Graf.

Audrey was an avid Yankee fan and enjoyed traveling. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa.

She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Fitzgerald, Jr and her brother, Robert Graf. Audrey is survived by her children, Michael Fitzgerald (Jill) of Colorado and Carol Dowen (Wayne) of Ballston Spa, grandchildren, Ryan Fitzgerald, Sean Fitzgerald, Meghan Hart, and Brian Hart, stepgrandchildren, Christopher Dowen and Michael Dowen, sister, Irene Melander of Ballston Spa, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held11am Thursday, August 2 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. A calling hour will precede the service from 9:30-10:30am Thursday at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will be in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary’s Haven, 35 New Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.