Obituaries


Oswald V. Blow “Ozzie” 79, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born at home in Sciota, New York on December 23, 1935, the son of Edward and Lena Blow. He graduated from Canton College and was drafted into the Army twice during the Berlin Crisis.

After receiving an honorable discharge, he was employed by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets as a Dairy Products Inspector. In 1964 he married Dolores Tolcser and they have been residents of Malta for 51 years.

Ozzie loved to garden and gave most of his produce away. He enjoyed bowling and golfing with his friends. He was a 4H leader and served as Esquire for the Ballston Spa Elks for many years.

Ozzie was an active member of the Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Co for 49 years and currently served as the Fire Co. Historian. He was the treasurer of the Dunning Street Cemetery and was instrumental in the restoration of the cemetery. Ozzie participated in the Town of Malta Historical Group and wrote several articles for the Malta Memories Book.

He was predeceased by his sisters Rhea Grass and Corrine Blow, and brothers Lloyd and Hillard Blow.

Ozzie is survived by his wife Dolores; son Victor DeBeau (Nancy) of Austin, Texas, and daughter Kathleen Schinella-Lizewski (Ted) of Poughkeepsie; grandchildren Dayna and Camryn DeBeau, Dawn and Rialee Schinella; sister Joanne Green (Henry) of Plattsburgh; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Saturday, December 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Dunning St Cemetery, Malta. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 4 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dunning Street Rural Cemetery Association, 150 Van Aernem Road, Malta, NY 12020.

Robert Vernon Voorhies 88, of Malta, passed away after a short bout with cancer on Sunday, November 29, 2015 with his family by his side. Robert was born in Syracuse, NY on June 18, 1927.

His number one goal and priority was his family, as he took great pride in his treasured wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Robert’s secondary passion was fishing, especially on his beloved St. Lawrence River.

Robert is predeceased by his parents, John and Katherine Voorhies, his wife Shirley Mae Voorhies, and daughter, Beverly June (Voorhies) Dilgard. Survivors include sons James Voorhies (Judy) of Saratoga Springs, and Donald Voorhies (Desiree) of Rochester, grandchildren Chris Andrews (Rick), Daniel Voorhies (Becky), Lee Voorhies (Lucia), Katherine Pettrey (Jason), Mary Idrissi (Aissam) and Jacob Voorhies, and his 10 dear great grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Diabetes Association.

Leanne A. (Howe) Ball, 66, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on August 29, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Margaret Howe.

Leanne grew up in Factory Village and worked most of her life in the Ballston Spa and West Milton area. She was a secretary for the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, a bartender at Danny’s Rodeo Inn, and a homecare worker. She also worked as a Saratoga County Corrections Officer and a counselor for the Charlton Girls School.

She touched many lives and was a friend to all. Loving, caring and courageous, she persevered through tough times; never complaining while always putting others needs before her own. A humble woman who truly stored her riches up in Heaven.

Leanne is survived by her daughters Debbie Costanzo and Cheri Melucci (Michael); her grandsons, “who filled her heart with love” Derek and Dillon Costanzo, and Jacob Melucci; brothers Raymond Howe (Kimiko), Dustin Howe, and Wayne Howe (Brenda); sister Susan Talmadge (Walter); uncle Daniel Murray; stepchildren Norman, Bonnie, and Vickey Allen, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 1pm Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Factory Village Cemetery, Northline Road, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Leanne may be made to the Rubin Dialysis Center, 59 Myrtle Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, to have her name placed on the tree of life.

The family would like to thank Dr. Hogan, Dr. Daoui, Dr. Austro and their staff for their care and compassion.

Henny M. (Dieber) Gebel 93, affectionately known as Oma to family and friends, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at her home. Born in Lauingen, Germany on July 3, 1922, she was the daughter of Friederich and Friede (Opperman) Dieber.

Henny mastered in German Cooking until immigrating with her family to Ballston Spa in 1958. She worked at Tufflite and the Ballston Knitting Mill where she was a seamstress for many years. She loved to knit, crochet, sing, dance, and spend time with her family. She was caretaker of the German-American Hall in Albany for several years.

She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years Ewald F. Gebel, her son Rolf, her parents and five sisters, and her loving companion Karl Seitz. Henny is survived by her daughters Helga Skidmore of Saratoga Springs, Dorothea Hupe (Ronald) of Norton, MA and Monika Milkiewicz (David) of East Greenbush; her grandchildren Kristie Dietz, Jennifer Newman, Jeffrey Hupe, James Skidmore, Tammy Morrissey, Shawn Skidmore, Marissa Cornell, Joshua Cornell, Charles Milkiewicz, Amy Solchenberger, and 22 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10am Wednesday, December 2, 2015 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 Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eddy Visiting Nurse Association, 433 River Street, Troy, NY 12180.

Mark A. Older, 59-years-old, was called to God on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 after his lifelong valiant fight with heart disease. His strong will to live, unwavering love of family and friends, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and especially his wife, Cindy carried him through years of this disease. Yet even throughout his own struggle, he rarely discussed it, always having a willing and helping hand for anyone who needed advice, his skills in the garage or a laugh.

Mark was born on March 13, 1956 in Ballston Spa, NY to Francis and Edith Boice Older and is one of 12 loving siblings - John, James, Dale, Darrell, Gary, Francis Jr., Linda, Sharon, Jeffrey, Daniel, and Christine.

Throughout Mark's life he maintained a dependable and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by his witness of constant nurturing love and faith. His signature gift of joy, shown through his smile was none more distinguishable than when he spoke of his wife, children and grandchildren.

After graduating from Ballston Spa High School, he had already met the love of his life, Cindy. The couple was married July 5, 1975 at Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa. Mark spent his career as an accomplished ASE Certified Master mechanic.

Married for 40 years this past July, Mark and Cindy raised their 3 children, Mark Jr. (Sonia), Elizabeth (Ryan), and Sara (Brian). He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Austin, Christopher, Natalie, Alanis and Samantha.

Mark, a man of perseverance and dedication lived life to the fullest until the end. His surviving family members are numerous and include many close friends and of course his two precious cats Stella and Smoke

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, November 30 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mark may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mary A. Quillan, 90 passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Ellis Hospital after a short illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 9, 1925, she was the daughter of Peter and Tessie Malacynski.

Mary was a seamstress working at a dress factory in Brooklyn and during World War II she worked at the Mohawk Carpet Mills. After moving to Ballston Spa, she cooked at the Ballston Spa Central Schools for 14 years, retiring in 1985. She loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Burton, and her siblings, Pauline Cuipryk, Joe Malacynski, Martin Malacynski, Stanley Malacynski and Charlie Malacynski.

Mary is survived by her children Patrick Quillan of Ballston Spa and Karen Robinson and her husband Jerry of Saratoga Springs; grandson Devin Robinson; sister Jennie Malacynski and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Monday, November 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Broadalbin. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 29 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

The family would like to thank the staff from A-3, C-4, C-6 and the ICU at Ellis Hospital for their care and compassion.

Marjorie “Marge” Ann (Johnson) Shaw 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was also loved and known to many as “Grandma Shaw”.

Marge was born on September 20, 1932 in Schenectady, the daughter of Clyde and Mae (Clark) Johnson.

She was a 1950 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, where she was a member of several interscholastic sports teams. She was also a proud alumnus of Howe & Oneida Elementary Schools and reminisced with many former alumni over this. Marge attended Keuka College and Franklin School of the Arts where she graduated in 1952 with a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.

Marge was employed over the years as a Medical Laboratory Technician at several medical facilities including; St. Clare’s Hospital, Samaritan Hospital, Benedict Memorial Hospital, Dr. Moraveck’s office, Saratoga County Laboratory and Saratoga Hospital, where she was Employee of the Month in March of 1994.

Her volunteer spirit will be remembered by all for her many hours of selfless giving. Some of the many organizations she was actively involved in are: Malta Ridge Fire Auxiliary, Special Olympics, 4-H, Korean War Vets, Dunning Street Cemetery, Malta Seniors, Malta Presbyterian Church, White’s Beach Speedway, and Clover Patch Camp. She was also a long time Board Member and officer for Saratoga Bridges. Marge was a member of the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Church where she was actively involved with VBS, choir, Shoebox Project, Clothing Drive and playing the piano.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, William, in May of this year, son Timothy, and her parents.

Marjorie is survived by her beloved children Kathy Shaw (Dan Rossignol) of Malta, Wendy Elliott (Robert) of Newfield, ME, Robin Reardon (Peter) of Newcomb, Peter Shaw (Kristin) and Stephen Shaw all of Malta; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Ruth Kelin (Daniel) of Springfield, VT and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 24 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will be at 9:30am on Wednesday, November 25 in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Funeral services will follow at 11am on Wednesday at the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa.

All are invited to a luncheon at the church following the service.

Memorial contributions in memory of Marjorie may be made to Saratoga Bridges, 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Malta, NY 12020 or the Malta Ridge Fire Auxiliary, 5 Hearn Road, Malta, NY 12020.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Saratoga Hospital, with special thanks to Dr. Leibers of Saratoga Oncology/Hematology, for their exceptional care.

Alan R. Pinkerton 52, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015. Born in Schenectady, NY on October 25, 1963, he was a graduate of Linton High School. Alan was an electrician and member of IBEW Local 236.

Alan was a sports fan. His favorite teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed going to the racetrack in Saratoga, bowling, golfing and playing baseball.

He was predeceased by his father Lewis Pinkerton. Alan is survived by his children Kiera Pinkerton of Florida, Elizabeth Pinkerton of Northville and Robert Pinkerton of Northville; mother Ida Pinkerton of Schenectady; brothers Lewis Pinkerton (Susan) of Scotia and Michael Pinkerton (Kristin) of Clifton Park; sister Karleen Hale (Bob) of Ballston Spa; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, November 28 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 nurses on the C Wing at Ellis Hospital and Hospice for their care and compassion.

Susan H. Hagen 57, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015. Born in Albany, NY on July 31, 1958, she was the daughter of Francis and Colleen Hagen. Susan enjoyed Lifetime movies, coffee and good music.

Susan is survived by her sons David Hagen and Shamar Smith; and her brother Peter McIntyre.

A memorial service will be held 10am Friday, November 27 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.






Steven P. Timosevich 55, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on October 10, 1960, he was the son of Jack and Mary Timosevich. He served in the US Navy.

Steven worked for the Center for Disability Services. He was a member of American Legion Post #234 in Ballston Spa and served on the Firing Squad.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Gail Moon. Steven is survived by his fiancée Kathy Howard and her son Christopher; sisters Lorelei Rodrigue (Ronald) of Las Vegas, NV and Patricia Kaiser (Jerry) of Tampa, FL; brothers Jack Timosevich (Karen) of Punta Gorda, Florida and Robert Timosevich (Sharon) of Punta Gorda, FL; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 20 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 E. High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 12:30 pm.

Anita M. Whelan 78, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Born in Watervliet, NY on October 31, 1937 she was the daughter of Vincent and Margaret Hennessy Graber.

Anita was a nurse and started her career at Samaritan Hospital in Troy and during the Vietnam War Era (1969-74) she worked for the Veterans Administration training nurses. In 1975, she went to work at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa, retiring in 1999 as Director of Nursing.

She enjoyed traveling. Her favorite places to visit were Fort Myers, Florida and the Jersey Shore. She also liked spending time at her camp on Sacandaga Lake. Anita volunteered at Prestwick Chase and was a Past President of the Ballston Spa Elks Lodge Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Michael Whelan, Sr., son Michael Whelan, Jr., and special friend Ted Older. Anita is survived by her children Sheila Thorne (Timothy) of Malta, Matthew Whelan (Renee) of Fort Myers, Florida and Jason Whelan (Laura Neander) of Ballston Spa; granddaughters, Morgan Thorne, Sarah Whelan, and Corrina Whelan; sister Peggy Urban of Rock Hills, SC and brother Vince Graber of Brigantine, NJ.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, November 14 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Anita may be made to the Sugarfree Gang, c/o Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 950 New Loudon Road, Suite 330, Latham, NY 12110.

The family would like to thank Dr. Strader, Dr. Laddis, and Anita’s aunt, Sister Kay Graber for their care and compassion.

William H. Halfacre, 68, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015 with his family by his side. Born in Troy, NY on February 3, 1947, he was the son of the late Florence (Lolly) & Frederick Halfacre. Bill was raised in England from the age of 2 ½. He played football his whole life, and could be seen dribbling a ball around everywhere he went. He played for the Charlton Royals, nicknamed the “Gunners” where he was scouted by Chelsea FC. He spent all his working life in the printing industry, traveling all over Europe in this profession, spending several years in Saudi Arabia, training them on high speed web-offset machines.

Bill, affectionately known by many as “Limey”, moved back to the United States in April 1981 where he met and married his wife of 24yrs Monica Quick with stepson Herman. He enjoyed playing golf, watching European football which he was a staunch supporter of Chelsea FC., and the NY Giants. Bill also enjoyed spending time with his family and going to support them in all their activities. Bill was a fantastic cook and enjoyed entertaining friends poolside with drinks or having them over for his meals.

Bill is survived by his wife Monica; Children, Sharon (Graham) Middlewood of Redruth, Cornwall, United Kingdom, Shaun (Beth) Halfacre of Ballston Spa and Herman (Danielle) Niedhammer, Jr. of Ballston Spa; Grandchildren, Chelsey, Kieran, Natalie, Hanna, Chloe and Mikaela; Great Grandchildren Archie and Charlie; Sisters; Irene (Jack) North of Andover, England, Rosemary (Colin) Flux of Oroklini, Larnaca, Cyprus; His Peer, Carl Rivenburg, Sr., along with several nieces and nephews both here and the U.K.

Bill left this final saying “ Follow your dreams and live life to the fullest, but always listen to your parents for guidance and support because when they’re gone, you’re on your own and you will miss them for those talks and rare meetings as you get on in years.”

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 6pm on Monday, November 16 at Daly Funeral Home, Inc., 242 McClellan Street, Schenectady. A service will follow at 6pm. The Limey would expect everyone that had the good fortune to have met him to meet at Pinhead Susan’s, where he called home and family, for refreshments following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Assoc. or the charity of one’s choice.

Mary “Grace” Moore, 88 of Malta, NY, passed peacefully Saturday, November 7, 2015. Born in Millbrook NY, November 30, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mariann Spagnola. Grace was a graduate of Millbrook High School and attended the Crane School of Music at Potsdam State Teachers College where she graduated with a degree in Music Education in 1948. She later acquired her certification in Elementary Education. She moved to Rockland County in 1950 where she began teaching. There she met and married her husband and settled in New City, where they raised their three daughters. She was an active member of St Augustine’s Catholic Church, where she enjoyed directing the choir and the music in many of the parish musicals. Her faith was an integral part of the beloved person she was.

She moved to Malta in 1991, after retiring from a teaching career with the Clarkstown Central School District. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends, and was active in the Academy of Lifelong Learning through the Empire State College until Spring of 2015.

She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Robert J. Moore, her daughter, Lisa J. Breda, son in law, Frank Zimmerman, and brothers, Michael (Mildred) Spagnola and Joseph (Nancy) Spagnola. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen (Glen) Greco of Malta and Terry-Ann Zimmerman of Hampstead, NC, son in law Daryl Breda of Clifton Park, grandchildren, Glen, Alaina, Nicole, Joseph (Samantha), Daniel, Patrick, and Molly, great grandchild, Giovanni, brother Louis (Carolyn) Spagnola of Millbrook and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Funeral services will be held 10 am Thursday, November 12, 2015 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 Wednesday, November 11, from 5pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 High Street, Ballston Spa.

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

Steven L. Eggleston, 82, of Royal Loop, Malta passed away November 5, 2015.
A private family service will be held.

Anthony D. Festa “Tony” 58, passed away Saturday, October 31 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Troy, NY on September 9, 1957. Tony was a Building and Grounds Foreman at Knolls Atomic Power Lab in West Milton for 40 years. He served as Business Agent for Local 301.

Tony was actively involved in the Ballston Area Recreation Center. He coached soccer, lined the fields and helped out with whatever needed to be done. He was the past president of the Ballston Spa Soccer Club and coached the Girls Raiders Travel Soccer Team. Tony also coached the Ballston Spa Modified Boys Soccer Team during their undefeated seasons of 2000 and 2001.

Tony was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa.

Tony was an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing with his wife Mary Lou. He loved horseracing and was an excellent handicapper. He shared many winning tips with his friends.

He was predeceased by his mother Rita Lyons Festa. Tony is survived by his wife Mary Lou; children Lisa Festa Dorman (William II) of Ballston Spa and Anthony L. Festa of Astoria; father Sylvester Festa, Jr of Mechanicville; brother Louis Festa (Kathleen) of Mechanicville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Wednesday, November 4 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. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 3 from 4pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Tony may be made to BARC (Ballston Area Recreation Center) 61 Eastern Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Patricia A. Allen 58, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on October 10, 1957.

Patti worked at the Country Drive-In of Halfmoon. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her precious grandchildren and her constant companion Gizmo, her beloved Papillon.

Patti was predeceased by her mother Ocil Wells and sister Joyce Zakrzewski. Patti is survived by her daughters Elacia Harple (Don) of Clifton Park and Lisa Palmateer of Clifton Park; beloved grandchildren Gavin and Chelsea; father Henry Wells of Schenectady; sisters Dorothy Pollack (William) of Colonie and Judy Rappold of Schodack; brother Arthur Cornell (Suzann) of Altamont; aunts, Joan Clark and Joyce Kugler (Don) both of Saratoga Springs; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Memorial contributions in memory of Patricia may be made to The LAM Foundation at www.thelamfoundation.org

Mary A. Bush 72, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at her home. Born in Schenectady, NY on July 2, 1943, she was the daughter of James and Ruth Bates.

After many years as a homemaker and raising her three children, she worked for the Ballston Spa Central School District. She and her husband owned and operated the Poodle Bush Pet Supply and Grooming Center and also Daizies, Dolls and Miniatures in Ballston Spa.

Mary enjoyed many hobbies including sewing, knitting, gardening, reading, bird watching and spending time with the many dogs, cats, and birds she owned over the years.

She was predeceased by her parents James and Ruth Bates, sister Patricia Kenyon and sister in law Theresa Bates. Mary is survived by her husband Thomas Bush; children Colleen Hadley (John) of Ballston Spa, William Welch of Ballston Spa and Michael Welch (Michele) of Ballston Lake; stepchildren Janice Harris (Fred) of Ballston Spa, Stephen Bush (Deborah) of Sebastian, FL, David Bush of Ballston Spa, and Cynthia Washburn (Richard) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Kendra Hennessy (Adam), Sean Hadley (Kaleigh), Shannon Tucceri (Vinny), Kyle Welch (Colleen), and Chelsea Welch (Kris Deuel); stepgrandchildren Brittney Harris, Josh Bush (Ashley), Maverick Bush, Gary Washburn, and Tricia Washburn (Megan); sister Beverly Cunningham (Bernard) of Burnt Hills; brother James Bates of Binghamton; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

At Mary’s request there will be no service. Memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Home for Orphaned Animals Exist (HOPE) at www.hopeanimalrescue.org or North Country Wildcare at www.northcountrywildcare.org

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

Constance J. McHugh passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of Richard and Anna Lorer.

Constance was a dialysis technician at Albany Medical Center for many years. She loved to travel. Connie was a caregiver at heart, caring for children and many stray animals including raccoons, cats, dogs and birds.

She was predeceased by her husband George, son Thomas, and her brothers and sisters. Constance is survived by her children Viola Wagner of Indiana, Frank McHugh of California, Leonard McHugh of Greenfield Center, Sharon Clements of Saratoga Springs, Georgeann Boerenko of Galway and George McHugh of Greenfield Center; and her many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 24 from 10am to 12 noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Constance may be made to Estherville Animal Shelter, 100 Russell Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833.

Theresa F. Rose, 87, of Ballston Spa, NY, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning October 20th at the Saratoga Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born on May 28, 1928 in Saratoga Springs, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Rose (Capone) Mangona. She attended Saratoga Central High School and was a partner with her husband at their restaurant in downtown Ballston Spa on Milton Avenue. With the birth of her first child, she became a full time home maker, mother, grandmother and great-grand mother. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa, the ITAM Post #35 Auxiliary in Saratoga; as well as the Principessa Elena Society.

She devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will all dearly miss her. She loved attending her grandchildren’s soccer, basketball and baseball games and treasured her many days of babysitting her grandchildren. She loved putting together complex puzzles as well as enjoyed crocheting.

Theresa was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, James P. Rose. In addition to her husband, Theresa was predeceased by her four brothers Carl, John, Frank and Santo Mangona and two sisters Gertrude Rodeno and Virginia Vernoy. Survivors include three sisters Rose Crawford of Saugerties, Anna Thompson of Mechanicville, and Diane Batton (Danny) of Hernando, Florida; her son Robert Rose (Donna) of Clay, 2 daughters Jane Dearbeck of Scotia and Kathy Sherman (Bill) of Ballston Spa. She is also survived by her 9 loving grandchildren Jason Dearbeck (Carrie), Amy Hill (Chuck), James Rose (Rebecca), Clifford Dearbeck; Michael Rose (Amanda), Peter Rose (Jessica), Josh Wilkins (Bettie), Christina Rose and Adam Wilkins and her 7 precious great-grandchildren Kaelyn Jo Rose, Deacon Dearbeck, James Hill, Connor Rose, Evan Rose, Dax Rose and Emmitt Rose.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Monday, October 26 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 25 from 2pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rescue Mission PO Box 11122 Syracuse, New York 13218 or the Community Emergency Corps, Inc. Thompson Street Ballston Spa, New York 12020.

Jonathan L. Rogers 34, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014. He was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on September 8, 1979. Jon was outgoing and loved to make people laugh. He was a people person and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Jon is survived by his children Jaden and Hailee; mother and stepfather Susan Miller and James Keech; father and stepmother Daniel Rogers, Sr and Kathy Lowery; brothers Daniel Rogers, Jr., James Keech, Daniel Lowery, Donnie Lowery and Richard Dworakowski, Jr., sisters Melodie Hayes, Jennifer Bombard, Kristina Weaver and Elisa Towne; grandmothers Marilyn Wagoner, Albertina Dillenbeck and Theresa Keech; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, sisters in law and brothers in law.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 9 from 3-6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 6pm.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jon to MADD, 790 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.

Donnie E. Gamache 67, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015. Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on November 24, 1947, he was the son of Homer and Anna Gamache. He served in the US Navy.

Donnie worked for Campbell Plastics in Schenectady for 25 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Donnie is survived by his wife Celeste; sons Michael Gamache (Erica) of Ballston Spa, and David Gamache (Dana) of Southlake, Texas; grandchildren Justin, Jason and Madelyn; mother in law Mary Gauvin; sister in law Sharon Earls (Lynn); and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 22 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A private service with military honors will be held at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Donnie may be made to the Rubin Dialysis Center or the American Diabetes Association.

Louis E. Beaton, Jr. 76, passed away Friday, October 16, 2015. Born in Albany, NY on October 16, 1939, he was the son of Louis and Maybelle Beaton, Sr.

Lou was a truck driver for many years. He drove for Spector Freight System and later was a car transporter for Dodge World and Lia Nissan.

Lou enjoyed fishing and boating. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his family, having picnics and camping.

He was predeceased by his sisters Daisy, Joan, and Shirley and his brother William. Lou is survived by his wife of 56 years Diane; his children Kevin Beaton (Jean) of West Milton, Tammy Eriole (James) of Mechanicville, Brian Beaton of Ballston Spa, and Rebecca Beaton of Saratoga Springs; grandchildren Kevin Jr., Samantha, Jeremy, Michael, Jozlyn, Felisha and Sylvia; great grandchildren Zachery, T.J., Michael, Brook, Brett, Madison, Mason, Leighton, Lucas, Kyra, Ian, MacKenzie, Tiernan and Jace; sisters Bertha Adamczack, Gloria Hunt and Barbara Rickson all of Schenectady; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 21 from 6pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm.

Philip H. Komp, Jr., 65, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015 after a long illness. Born in Schenectady, NY on April 14, 1950, he was the son of Philip Sr. and Gladys Kapelle Komp. A graduate of Niskayuna High School, Phil was an aviation mechanic in the US Navy serving in Vietnam. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Phil worked at the Charlton Tavern and was part of the restoration team that worked on the tavern after the fire. He was a member of Clifton Park Halfmoon VFW Post 1498 and served on their Color Guard. Phil played softball on several local leagues and was also a member of the Bell’s Boys Golf League.

He was predeceased by his parents Philip and Gladys Komp, brother William H. Komp and brother in law David Bennett. Phil is survived by his sisters Debrah DeLuke (Robert) of Schenectady, Sheree Komp (Bob Mahoney) of Ballston Lake, and Michele Ryan (Paul) of Glenville; nieces and nephews Sloane, Michael, Melissa, Matthew, Eric and Christopher; great nieces and nephews Gianna, Kendall, Benson and Alex; and many cousins and close friends.

Funeral services with military honors will be held 10am Friday, October 23, at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.com

Shirley Mae (Hoeppner) Voorhies 88, of Malta, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at home. Shirley was born in Rochester, NY on October 6, 1927.

Her number one goal and priority was her family and she surpassed her goal by being a dearly beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Family gatherings will never be the same without Gramma Sweetie’s love and cookies.

Shirley is predeceased by her parents, Harry and Edith (Ginegaw) Hoeppner and daughter, Beverly June (Voorhies) Dilgard. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Robert Voorhies, sons James Voorhies (Judy) of Saratoga Springs, and Donald Voorhies (Desiree) of Rochester, grandchildren Chris Andrews (Rick), Daniel Voorhies (Becky), Lee Voorhies (Lucia), Katherine Pettrey (Jason), Mary Iddrissi (Aissam) and Jacob Voorhies, and her 10 dear great grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Diabetes Association.

Mary passed away suddenly on October 8, 2015 at the tender age of 31. She was born on November 2, 1983. Mary enjoyed music, dancing, writing, and cooking, but mostly enjoyed spending time with her two beautiful little girls. She was a loving and compassionate young lady and will be deeply missed by all.

She is survived by her two daughters, Cassandra and Mackenzie McGonigle, her mother, Janet Donato; her father, Steven LaFleur; her stepmother, Lisa Kowalski-Watts; her stepfather Lloyd Miller, Jr.; two brothers, Sean Mahoney and Alec LaFleur, her husband, Jack McGonigle, her grandmother, Ann Halpin; her grandfather, William LaFleur, her aunt, Christina Fellehner, and cousin Sara Fellehner-Endres, her niece, Addison LaFleur and nephew, Noah LaFleur and her best friend, Marissaann White.

She is preceded in death by grandparents, Sam and Mary Donato.

Friends may call at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa, on Thursday, October 15th between the hours of 4-6PM. Per her wishes, there will be no burial and a remembrance service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to benefit the children can be left in care of the family.

Rufus H. Allen 90, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Born on September 17, 1925, in Wylliesburg, Virginia, he was the son of Henry and Ruth Jones Allen. He graduated from Randolph Henry High School and attended the College of William and Mary. During World War II, he was an aviation cadet serving in the Army Air Force.

He taught Agriculture at Randolph Henry for 12 years. In 1963, he moved to Ballston Spa, NY and was one of the founders of Uni-Cell Products. After the company was sold, Rufus worked for the NY Racing Association in Saratoga Springs, until he retired.

Rufus was predeceased by his brother James R. Allen of Delaware and his sister Gladys Nelson of Ohio.

A private service with military honors will be held at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Salvatore Verdichizzi 74, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, NY on September 12, 1941, he was the son of Nicholas and Rose Verdichizzi. Sal was a men’s hairstylist at Alex’s Hairstyling in Loudonville, NY for 25 years, retiring in 2005.

Sal was an avid cook. He enjoyed photography and was a movie buff. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Phillip, Vincent and Joseph. Sal is survived by his wife Anna; children Michael Verdichizzi (Mary Jo) of Glenmont and Donna Cox (Allen) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Michael, Anthony, Nicholas, Amanda, Mallory and Tyler, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesday, October 7 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, October 8 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation www.kidney.org

Susan M. Haenel 65, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015. She lost a long battle with cancer but won her victory with Christ. She was born in Niskayuna, NY on May 23, 1950, she was the daughter of Glen and Martha Crandell.

Susan was a teacher’s assistant for Ballston Spa Central Schools for almost 40 years. She tutored Math and was instrumental in running the Banana Splits Program which helped children of divorced parents.

Susan was a lifelong member of the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. She served the church in many capacities, teaching Sunday School, Youth Group Leader, Clown Troupe and co-director of the Daily Vacation Bible School. She was committed to serving God.

Susan loved flowers (Canna Lilies), working with her hands, classic cars and auto racing.

Susan is survived by her husband Al; cherished family Brenda and Kristina Mills; brother Richard Crandell (Nancy) of Galway; sister Linda Arnold (Roy) of Ballston Lake; sister in law Trudy Legnante; nieces and nephews Mark Eldred (Kolbrun), Darnae Bazydlo (Daryl), Christopher Arnold, Beth Silvestri (Dave), Sally Wellinger (Wayne), and Sheri Collins (Bill); and her beloved cat Corky.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, October 10 at the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Dunning Street Cemetery, Malta. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 9 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Susan may be made to the Ballston Center ARP Church, Schenectady City Mission or the ASPCA.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her Ballston Center Church Family, Chuck and Ellie Cinney, Diane Solotruck, Dr. Thomas Goodman and the staff of Upstate Hematology and Onocology, and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for all their love and support throughout this difficult time.

Mary M. Diven 91, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Born in Ballston Lake, NY on September 5, 1924, she was the daughter of Frederick and Harriet Kadel.

In her early days, Mary worked at the Ballston Spa National Bank. She married Roscoe Diven and lived at 184 Milton Avenue for 65 years, where she ran what was called The Milton Guest Home. She was a deacon at her beloved Old Stone Church. At 90, she was still driving herself to church, shopping and the hairdresser.

On her 91st birthday Mary was given the key to the Village of Ballston Spa by Mayor John Romano.

Her passion was working in her beautiful garden. She was loved by all who had the fortune to meet her.

Mary is survived by her son Gregg W. Diven of Ballston Spa.

Funeral services will be held 11am Wednesday, October 7 at the Old Stone Church, 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, October 6 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Old Stone Church.

Ellen F. Gardiner 57, passed away Friday, October 2, 2015. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY on December 12, 1957 and was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School.

Ellen enjoyed doing body work on cars and playing BINGO.

She is survived by her sons John Gardiner of Clifton Park and James Gardiner of Little Falls; her mother Jennie Dunn of Ballston Spa; and her sisters Anna Salisbury of Ballston Spa and Karen Adams of Greenfield Center.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 8 from 3pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 4pm.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ellen to the American Cancer Society.