Obituaries


Matilda Klencheski “Tillie” 95, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016. Born in Yonkers, New York on November 28, 1920, she was the daughter of John and Julia Felenchak.

Tillie was a librarian assistant at St. John’s Riverside Nursing Hospital in Yonkers for many years and moved to this area in 1993. Tillie was a master at knitting and crocheting. She was very creative, designing lampshades and upholstering furniture. In her younger years, she enjoyed traveling with her husband. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years Theodore Klencheski, her sister Helen and brother Michael. Tillie is survived by her children Karen Damico of Milton and Gary Klencheski (Beth) of Needham, Massachusetts; grandchildren Gary Damico (Renee), Sandra Damico (Everett Doten), Katie Klencheski and Laura Gargalowitz (Michael); great grandchildren Tanner Damico, Tierra Damico and Kaitlyn Staulters.

Funeral services will be held 1pm Friday, January 8 at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

Funeral services will be held 9am Monday, June 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

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

Eugene N. Johansen 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Pittstown, NY on August 8, 1934, he was the son of Albert and Camilla Johansen. He was a 1954 graduate of Lansingburgh High School and served proudly in the United States Navy.

Gene worked for General Electric for many years, retiring in 1992. He later owned and operated a video store on Geyser Road in Ballston Spa. Gene was a Boy Scout Leader of Troop 5 in Galway for many years and was also a member of the Galway Fire Department, eventually becoming Vice President. Gene enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting.

He was predeceased by his brother Warren and sister Ruth. Gene is survived by his wife Sandra of Ballston Spa; children Edward Johansen (Laverne) of Arroyo Grande, California, Amy Hatchet of Smithville, Tennessee and Jennifer Miller of St. Mary’s, Georgia. Stepchildren include Brian Companion (Suzanne) of Ballston Spa, Michael Companion (Samantha) of Ballston Spa, stepson and best friend, Thomas Companion of Ballston Spa and Steven Companion (Tracie) of Middle Grove; sisters Lois Kilburn of Queensbury, Karen Dromms (Henry) of Clifton Park, Christian Johansen of Watervliet, and Dorothy Johansen of Porter Corners; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 7 from 6pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm. A graveside service will be held 10am, Friday, January 8 at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.

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

Roberta A. Smaldone, 61, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Born on January 3, 1954 in Ballston Spa, she was a life-long resident and daughter of the late Robert and Amelia (Pastore) Robinson.

A graduate of Ballston Spa High School, Roberta worked for many years at Wood Road Elementary School in the cafeteria. She loved shopping, playing bingo and participating in activities with the Ballston Area Seniors.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sisters, Sandy and Judy, and a step-daughter, Kelly Smaldone. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Robert F. Smaldone; her daughter, Jessica LaPier (Howard) of Ballston Spa; step-children, Kandee Lane (Mack), and Robert M. Smaldone all of Ballston Spa; Grandchildren, Scott Jones, Dylan Jones, Elektra Lane, Meiah McNair, Gracie LaPier and Howard LaPier, III; her sisters-in-law, Linda and Laurie; many nieces and nephews and her good friend, Karen Millington.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, January 4, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Ave, Ballston Spa where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow at North Milton Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Monday at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St, Ballston Spa.

Glenn R. Evans 48, passed away suddenly on December 27, 2015. He was born in Ballston Spa, NY on November 9, 1967 and graduated from Ballston Spa High School and Hudson Valley Community College.

Glenn was an incredible mechanic. He started his career at All Seasons in Scotia, and later worked at Plug Power in Latham, Ushers Machine Shop and Wright Malta. He currently was employed as a technician at GE Research and Development in Niskayuna.

Glenn was the guy to talk to if you had any type of mechanical project. He was a modern day “McGyver”. He had an amazing talent for building or rebuilding anything. He never bought new, he would rather rebuild a car, boat, trailer or snowmobile, tearing it apart right down to the bare bones and starting over. He always had a project and was ever willing to take on another one to help a friend in need.

Glenn found his soulmate in his wife Veronica and together they enjoyed boating, snowmobiling and riding ATVs. He was an avid outdoorsman and had many adventures with the gang at hunting camp. He raced #39 at the Albany Saratoga Speedway and was a member of the Paul Dunham, Jr. pit crew.

Glenn was a strong supporter of the NRA and was a member of the NYS Rifle and Pistol Association, North Country ATV, and the South Warren Snowmobile Club. He was also a member of the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church.

Glenn treasured his family and friends.

Glenn is survived by his wife Veronica; son Garrett Evans; stepchildren Jonathan and Caitlin Lambrecht; mother Thelma Armer; father Rhys Evans; brother Lance Evans and his wife Kristen; nieces Katie, Madison and Miriam; stepbrothers and stepsister Scott, Amy and Daniel Armstrong; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, January 2 at the United Methodist Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Powell Wiswall Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 1 from 2pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

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

Henry T. Kawecki 88, passed away peacefully at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs, Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Henry was born in Yonkers, NY on October 16, 1927, the son of the late Henry Kawecki and Anna Brzezinski Kawecki of Podkamien, Poland.

As a young man, Henry and his older brother Joseph worked at the family owned Dry Cleaners and caddied at Dunwoodie Golf Club for TV hosts Ed Sullivan and Jackie Gleason.

He dropped out of High School to serve his country during World War II. Henry entered the Navy Reserves in November 1944 and saw action in the Pacific. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Medal with 1 Star, American Theatre and Victory Medals during his eight years of service.

After his Naval service, Henry moved his family from Yonkers, NY to the family farm on Galway Road in Ballston Spa. He went back to Night School and received a regents diploma from Linton High School. He was employed by the ‘Maqua Company” (GE ) as a lithographer, a mail carrier for the US Postal Service and retired from the Ballston Spa Central Schools in 1989.

Henry was an avid reader, fly fisherman, and golfer. He made his own fishing rods and golf clubs. He was also known as a story teller and yarn spinner a trade he learned in the Navy, as he said it! He was a PUFL member of American Legion Post #70 and a life member of VFW Post 420.

He was predeceased by his wife Anna Petro Kawecki and daughter Elizabeth Britton. Henry is survived by his daughter Laura Frolish of Saratoga Springs, son Henry R. Kawecki and his wife Marianne of Ballston Spa; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wesley Health Care Center, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Raymond J. McQuade 83, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Born in the Bronx on December 21, 1932, he was the son of Joseph R. and Rose K. McQuade. Ray was a graduate of Xavier High School and St John’s University, both of New York City. He served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War.

Ray worked in Albany for many years and retired from the NYS Department of Social Services in 2000. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa and a member of American Legion Post 234 of Ballston Spa. Ray spent many happy summers with his family and friends on the Jersey Shore at Gravelly Point Beach.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Patricia Scanlon McQuade and his brother James P. McQuade. Ray is survived by his children Kathleen McQuade (Kevin LeBoeuf) of Fanwood, NJ, Michael McQuade of Howell, NJ, Kevin McQuade of Binghamton, Stephen McQuade of Ballston Spa, Brian McQuade of Ballston Spa, Christopher McQuade (Anne Thiongo) of Eatontown, NJ and Daniel McQuade (Sherri) of Warwick, RI; grandchildren Christopher LeBoeuf, Gregory LeBoeuf, Audrey McQuade, Kara McQuade, Timothy McQuade, Alex Bianca, Henry McQuade, Benjamin McQuade and Daniel McQuade; brother John K. McQuade and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 28 from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Funeral services will be held 10 am Tuesday, December 29, at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or AIM Services, 4227 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Ray and his family would like to thank everyone for their many years of friendship.

Sandra H. Cietek 72, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at her home. Born in Troy, NY on July 12, 1943, she was the daughter of Harold and Dorothy Caulfield.

Sandra was a military wife and traveled with her husband all over the world. She visited England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Italy and the Philippines. While in the Philippines she worked in family services helping incoming families get settled. She was secretary of the children’s bowling league.
Back in the United States she worked at JC Penney for 20 years. She was an animal lover and enjoyed collectible figurines and visiting Disney.

She was predeceased by her son Gregory, and her brother Daniel Caulfield. Sandra is survived by her husband George Cietek, Jr; and her grandchildren Katie Cietek of Waterford and Anthony Cietek of Troy.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 23 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 Sandra may be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Sharon A. Gallagher, 70, passed away Saturday December 12, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born in Tacoma, Washington on January 25, 1945. Sharon attended the University of Puget Sound and in 1965 was hired as a flight attendant by United Airlines. She was based in New York City where she met her husband Dr. Edward L. Gallagher.

Sharon was a fun loving person who enjoyed family and friends, traveling, and the arts. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, Thomas, Addie, Ted and Lance.

She was predeceased by her parents Stuart and Charlene Parker and her husband Dr. Edward Gallagher. Sharon is survived by her sister Judy (Peter), her children Tara, Stuart, Mara (Jeff), Alyssa (Chad) and her four beloved grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 17 from 5pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30am Friday, December 18 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in the Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Sharon may be made to Saratoga Care Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or the Hawley Foundation, PO Box 1017, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Kuang Ya Li “Ray”, 44 passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan on February 8, 1971.

Ray earned his Master's degree in Chemistry from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, and Master's degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering (from Portland State University). He was a semi conductor engineer at UMC and TSMC in Taiwan. He came to the United States and worked for WaferTech, Texas Instruments, Applied Materials and most recently for Global Foundries in Malta.

Ray believed in working hard, studying hard, and respecting your elders. He enjoyed helping people any way he could including donating blood to the American Red Cross.

He enjoyed sports and reading.

Ray is survived by his wife Yi Ju Chen; son Austin Li; parents I-Te Li and Chia-Chih Liu and brother Ai Hsien Li.

A memorial service will be held 10am Saturday, December 12 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Kenneth G. Stephenson, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 3, 2015 with his family by his side.

Born November 10, 1930, he was the son of the late Lester and Edna (Pickett) Stephenson. Kenneth was a 1948 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. He was a lifelong member of the Simpson United Methodist Church in Rock City Falls. He was also a member of the Country Music Association.

Raised on a farm, Kenneth was a consummate contributor to the community he called home. He delivered glass bottles of milk to doorsteps, loaves of Bond (Millbrook) Bread to storefronts, and protected the community as a correctional officer at the Saratoga County Jail, where he served until he retired after a career unblemished by a single sick day. Even after retirement, Kenneth could not sit idle; he faithfully delivered the Times Union every morning for several more years to many familiar faces around town.

Ken enjoyed great country music, dancing, the NY Yankees, and time with his family at the “Lazy K.”

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife Louella; son Keith; and daughter Linda; as well as his older brother Paul, and his twin brother Karl.

Kenneth is survived by daughters Nancy L. Stephenson of Ballston Spa, NY, Mary Lou Dolan of Boston, MA and Rose Bain (Ken) of Conway, SC; grandchildren: Eric Dolan (Smita), Jessica Dolan-Manire (Ian) and Kayleigh Bain; great grandchildren Kiran and Rohan Dolan. He is also survived by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The Lazy K will never be the same without you Pop.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 7 from 11am to 1pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa, A service will be conducted at 1pm. Burial will follow in Factory Village Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association National Office, at www.act.alz.org or by mail to Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Clifford P. Carrey, Jr. 42, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Troy, NY on March 8, 1973.

Clifford was an auto mechanic and loved to work on cars. He worked at General Electric Co in Schenectady since 2012. His greatest joy was spending time with his son.

Clifford is survived by his son Dominick Michael Carrey; wife Elizabeth Carrey; parents Clifford and Donna Carrey, Sr. of Ballston Spa; sister Saundra Thompson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; nieces and nephew Melissa, Gabriel and Destiny; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 5 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 4pm.

Shirley E. Malik 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Rock City Falls on November 10, 1936; she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Frances Emigh.

In her younger years, Shirley worked at Van Raalte’s in Saratoga Springs, and at different sewing and lace burning businesses. Shirley loved the outdoors and her home on the Schoharie Creek. She enjoyed fishing, and working in her flower and vegetable gardens.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill Malik, the love of her life, brother Richard Emigh, sisters Barbara Cullen, Donna Murtlow, JoAnn Baker and Sue Morris. Shirley is survived by her brothers Jarvis Emigh (Doris) and Dale Emigh (Karen); sisters Gert Bowen (Jim), Sandra Wormuth and Chris Paro (Dave); great brothers in law Glenn Cullen, Chuck Baker, and Roger Morris; dear sisters in law Sally Malik and Shirley Melander (Bob); and many nieces and nephews.

At Shirley’s request services will be private.

Memorial contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to the Simpson United Methodist Church in Rock City Falls or the American Heart Association.

Sheila “Anne” Greco 67, passed away Monday, November 30, 2015. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 2, 1948, she was the daughter of James and Mary Liller.

Anne grew up in West Virginia and was an Executive Assistant at C.S.C. and S.A.I.C.
From 1989 to 1994, she worked at the St. Anne Institute in Albany.

Anne was a very spirited woman and enjoyed meeting new people and never met a stranger. She loved decorating, and one of her greatest joys was spending time with family, friends, and her beloved grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents James and Mary Liller, sister Neala George and grandson Isaac W. Olson. Anne is survived by her husband Ronald; daughter Michelle Olson (David); son Jason Greco (Michelle); grandchildren Julia Greco, Karina Greco, and Jackie Olson; sisters Linda Stillwell, Phyllis Tucker and Becky Howell; brother Jim Liller; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 3 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm.

Burial will be in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville at 11am on Friday, December 4. All are invited to meet at the cemetery at 10:45am.

Memorial contributions in memory of Anne may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611.

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