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James H. Tyler Jr.

Kattskill Bay, James H. Tyler Jr.  passed away on April 15, 2018 at Glens Falls Hospital after a brief illness.

James MacKenzie Fraser

Hudson Falls - James MacKenzie Fraser, 90 passed away on Feb. 1, 2018 in Albany surrounded by family.


Born on Feb. 25, 1927 in Hudson Falls he was the 1st son of the late Hugh and Barbara (Steven) Fraser. Jim graduated from Hudson Falls High school in 1944.   He graduated from Clarkson College of Technology in 1950.  He married the girl of his dreams, Claire Ruth Carleton in 1949 and shared 66 years of wedded bliss until she passed in 2015. He was also predeceased by his sister, Agnes Sanford.

Elsa E. Shopmyer

Burnt Hills - Elsa E. Shopmyer, 101 died peacefully with her family comforting her on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Pines in Glens Falls Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.


Elsa was born on November 17, 1916 in Schuylerville.  She was the daughter of the late Gustav and Anna (Berquist) Nordquist.   Elsa graduated from Nott Terrace High School and Emma Willard Business School.  She enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a teacher's aide at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD.

Richard A. Baetens

Katttskill Bay - Richard A. Baetens, 72 passed away on December 6, 2017 at Glens Falls Hospital, following a short illness.

Robert Donald Hill

Robert Donald Hill of Sleepy Hollow and PIlot KNob, NY formerly of Irvington, NY, died peacefully on august 22, 2017 at Kendal-on-Hudson, Sleepy Hollow, NY from complications following a fall.


Born in the Bronx, NY on April 23, 1928, he was the son of the late Robert Edwards Hill and Evelyn (Robertson) Hill.


Bob married Virginia Hayes in 1951 and following her death in 2004, he married Marilyn Eager in 2005.

Francis T. Collins

     Kattskill Bay, Francis T. Collins, 84 passed away Monday July 3 at Glens Falls Hospital after a brief illness, surounded by his loving family.  He was born on Sept. 8, 1932.   He was predeceased by his parents, Francis J. & Catherine (Bradley) Collins of County Kerry, Ireland. 

Minnie Eva (Saunders) Smith Davis Minshall

Minnie Eva (Saunders) Smith, Davis, Minshall, 94 of Argyle died on October 23, 2016 at Washington Center.


Born in Argyle, at the family farm, she was the 1st daughter of Leland Andrew and Ethel White (Clark) Saunders.  Her Brothers would tease her that she was the 1st to have a doctor come that had to be paid and she cost a whole dollar!!

Robert J. Bolen Jr.

Queensbury, Robert J. Bolen Jr.. passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at his home. He joined the love of his life and his own angel "Peggy" in heaven while surrounded by his loving family.  Robert was born Sept 7, 1924 in Montclair, NJ, the son of the late Robert and Mildred Bolen.   Besides his parents; Robert was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Peggy, his brother John Bolen and his sisters, Eleanor Christie, Mildred Lefferts and Catherine Cherry.

Joan Patricia Mullane

Stratford, CT.  Joan Patricia Mullane, 82, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016.  She was the youngest of seven children of Thomas and Agnes Minogue, who predeceased her. Pat was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut and graduated from Harding High School, Class of 1951.  She and her husband "Bill" (WIlliam R. Mullane) were married 56 years at his passing in March 2013.  They raised five children: Kevin, Brian, Ellen, David and Karin at there home on Duane Place in Bridgeport, CT.  Pat was a hands on mom and always there for her kids and their activities.

Phyllis Robinson Olson Wheatlake

Thornton, CO;  Phyllis O. Wheatlake, 101, died on November 13, 2015.  She was born on October 31, 1914 in Glens Falls.  She was the daughter of the late Gertrude Bullard Robinson and Albert George Robinson.   

Claire Ruth Carleton Fraser

Hudson Falls* Claire Ruth Carleton Fraser, 88 passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.  Born Dec. 9, 1926, in Hudson Falls to Ida (Laraway) and Will Carleton.

Marjorie Oliver Dunham

Queensbury * Marjorie Oliver Dunham, 94, died Monday May 4, 2015, at The Glen at Hiland Meadows, her home of 14 years. Born in 1921 in Slingerlands to John and Anna (Roeder) Oliver, who predeceased her.  Throughout her years, she aspired to be a good mother and wife and she far surpassed that goal!  Her ongoing and generous love for her family, many friends and everyone she met, was her gift to us all.

Bernard Samter

Queensbury* Bernard Samter, 89, of Queensbury and formerly of Pilot Knob, passed away Saturday April 18, 2015, at Glens Falls Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Bern, Switzerland, to the late Jakob Samter and Chaja Kummelheim.

Michael A. Smith Sr.

Argyle* Michael A. Smith Sr. 70, passed away Feb. 23, 2015 after a 10 year battle with Pick's disease (a form of Alzheimer's) at the Washington Center in Argyle. Born July 3, 1944 to the late Russell T. Smith Sr. and Minnie (Saunders) Smith Davis Minshall currently of Argyle. 

Eleanor Marie (Taylor) Krihak

Glens Falls* Eleanor Marie (Taylor) Kirhak entered into eternal peace Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at her home after a long illness.  Eleanor ws born Aug. 7, 1923, in Troy, NY to the late Wilfred  and Gertrude (O'Pay) Taylor.

Eleanor is survived by two daughters, Linda Kirhak (Don) Boden and Paula Kirhak Christopoulos (compainion Doug); son Petr Krihak; grandchildren, Ryan (Dani) Boden, Meredith (Marshall) Nicholson, Max (Amanda) Christopoulos and Grace Krihak; great-grandchildren, Ben Nicholson, Sam Nicholson, Harry Nicholson, Lucas Boden and Olivia Boden.

Mary Martin Stark

West Fort Ann* Mary Martin Stark, 55, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at home. Mary was born Feb. 11, 1959, the daughter of Mary Z. Martin and the late John P. (Pepper) Martin.

Madeline O. Mead

Cleverdale* Madeline O. Mead, 84, passed away on Wednesday Nov. 4, 2014 at Albany Medical Ctr., sourrounded by her vast and loving family.  As we wipe our tears and reflect on the miracle that was Grandma Madeline, we are comforted to know our desolate sadness in this moment is but a minuscule remittance for the shining light she brought to us and to the world for every second of her 84 years here on Earth. The Lord called home one of His greatest angels and now she gets to sit at His side and see her son Matthew, who passed away 38 years ago.

Jared E. Stark

West Fort Ann* Jared E. Stark, 69, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 , sourrounded by his family at Glens Falls Hospital.  Born April 24, 1945 he was the son of the late Jared H. and Pearl (Hunsperger) Stark.

Richard A. Dzembo

Troy* Richard A. Dzembo, 67 passed away on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his family.  Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Andrew Dzembo and Cleora Retallick Dzembo .  Survivers include Barbara Pakatar Dzembo, his beloved wife of 45 years.

Mary Jane "Jane" Ashton Messenger

Pilot Knob*  Mary Jane ("Jane") Messenger of Pilot Knob & Boxford, MA died on July 13, 2014 after a short illness.  She was, as always, surrounded by her family.  Jane was born in NYC on Oct.

Maxine Wasserman

Kattskill Bay* Maxine Wasserman passed away early Tuesday June 17, 2014.  The world is a bit colder and sadder as a result.


Maxine was born July 29, 1943, in Long Beach, NY to Samuel and Bess Weissman. She graduated from Long Beach Hish school in June 1960, then attended Bryant College in Rhode Island and graduated with a legal secretary degree.She moved to New York City, where she worked as a legal secretary for several years.

Paul Roland Krihak

Glens Falls * Paul Roland Krihak, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on Father's Day morning, June 15, 2014.    Paul was born July 1, 1923, in Brooklyn to Jack and Lenore(Kluge) Krihak.

James Edward Reik

E. Hartford, CT * James Edward Reik , 89, died April 15, 2014 at his home from Parkinson's disease.  He was predeceased by a grandaughter, Emily Reik in 2009.

Bernard Charles William Rogge

Queensbury * Bernard Charles William Rogge, 83, passed away Thursday May 1, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  The cause of death was lung cancer.

Charles Walter Miller

Jacksonville, FL* Charles Walter Miller, 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  Charles was born Aug. 6, 1931 in Astoria to the late Jacob and Marie Miller.


He is survived by his wife, Helga Stutz Miller and daughters, Vicki Miller, Karen (Mark) Miller and Laura Miller.  Charles is also survived by his stepson, Bob Stutz and his sister-in-law, Pat Bunso.  Charles ws predeceased by his first wife, Barbara and his brother, John Miller. 

Robert V. Gianniny

Brighton* Robert V. Gianniny, passed away Feb. 16, 2014.

Jane Eddy Hutchinson

Queensbury* Jane Eddy Hutchinson, 88, died peacefully Sunday July 14, 2013, at the family home.


Jane was the last born child of Janette (Matthews) and Eugene Eddy of South Royalton, VT. She was predeceased by her sister, Madge E. Boardman of Rutland, VT and her brother, Fred M. Eddy of Bethel, VT.

Pearl Hunsperger Stark

West Fort Ann* Pearl Hunsperger Stark, 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 23, 2013, surrounded by her family.  She was living with her son and daughter-in-law in West Fort Ann.


     Pearl was predeceased by her parents, Ida and Arnold Hunsperger, her husband of 39 years, Jared H. Stark, a son, Richard Stark of Memphis, TN; sisters, Helen Maloy, Ruth Weaver, Dora Case, Gertie Duell, Emmy Smith and brothers, John, Walt and Otto Hunsperger.

Lincoln "Linc" Cathers

Queensbury* Lincoln "Linc" Cathers, 79, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Jun 1, 2013. 


     Linc, a self-proclaimed "Mesothelioma Warrior", was steadfastly committed to helping find a cure for this tragic cancer caused by asbestos exposure and, to that end. he courageously participated in numerous clinical research trials at the National Institute of Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Columbia University. He was also cared for locally by his deeply committed and compassionate oncologist, Dr. Eric Pillemer.

Laneta E. Mac Cullough

Kattskill Bay* Laneta E. Mac Cullough born Sept. 2, 1927, passed away on Tuesday May 14, 2013 at her home.  Known as "Miss Mac", by the students, she was the former gym teacher at Queensbury High School from 1953 till her retirement in 2002.  She is survived by her best friend and companion of more than 40 years, Barbara Hoague and her dog Pepper.

Norman F. Cox

S. Glens Falls* Norman F. Cox, 92, died Sunday April 7, 2013 at Fairview Commons Nursing Home in Great Barrington, MA., following a long illness.


Norman was predeceased by his parents, Lynd and Helen (Kearns) Cox.  He was also predeceased by his wife, Selma J. Byrd in 1997 after 50 years of marriage, his daughter Jane Cox and three brothers, Lynd, Donald and Edmund Cox.

William E. "Bill" Mullane

Pilot Knob, NY* William E. "Bill" Mullane, 82 passed away peacefully Friday, March 22, 2013.


Bill was born and raised in Bridgeport, CT, the son of the late Thomas and Florence (Knablin) Mullane. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Capt. Thomas Mullane USN (Ret.)

Margaret W. Bolen

Pilot Knob, NY* Margaret W. Bolen, 87, joined the heavenly angels on Saturday March 9, 2013, at her daughter Peggy's home surrounded by her family.


Beside her parents, Joseph L. and Margaret A. (Cotter) White, she was predeceased by her sister, Ruth (White) Rousseau and her brothers, Joseph, Robert and William White.

Alice Hayward Urband

Kattskill Bay* Alice Hayward Urband, 102, passed way peacefully Friday, March 1, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Bertha Hayward.


Alice Married Lt. Col. Edward Milton Urband in 1941 at the Lakeside Chapel in CLeverdale, NY and spent subsequent summers on the lake with her family until her retirement from Montclair Public Schools.  She was a member of Harrisena Community Church, PEO-Chapter CC, DAR and Glens Falls Hospital Guild.

Florence Lillian Hoague

Queensbury * Florence Lillian Hoague, 92, formerly of Glens Falls, passsed away Sunday Oct. 28, 2012, at Westmont Health Facility.


Born Sept. 8, 1920, in Fort Ann, she was the daughter of the late Jared S. Evens and Julia E. (Kimberly) Evens Crannell. She attended Fort Ann school and Glens Falls Academy.


Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Joseph Hoague, who passed waay June 25, 1986, one son, H. Richard Hoague, a stepson, Joseph A. Hoague, and a half brother, Howard C. Crannell.

Bruce More Smith

Kattskill Bay * Bruce More Smith, 91 of Bean Road, passed away Sunday Oct. 7, 2012, at Stanton Nursing Home with his loving family by his side.


 Born April 9, 1921, in Mechanicville, NY, Bruce was the son of the late Arther L. and Marion L. (Lasher) Smith.

Eleanor Mary Lemery

S. Glens Falls * Eleanor Mary Lemery, 82 of Lamplighter Acres, passed away on Sept. 14, 2012, at the Pines Nursing Center.


She was the daughter of the late Reidar and Elizabeth F. (LeClair) Olsen. Eleanor married Charles E. Lemery Sr. on Feb. 16, 1947. They were married for 53 years before he passed away on April 9, 2000.  In addition to her parents and husband, Eleanor was predeceased by one daughter, Patricia Mullen; a grandson, Scott Chenier and two sisters, Patricia Arcuri and Shirley Peck.

D. Scott McLaughlin

Queensbury* D. Scott McLaughlin, 84, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 with his loving family by his side.


He was the son of the late Marie Woolman Bascom and Milton Thayer McLaughlin. He graduated from Hudson Falls high school in 1947.   On Nov. 3, 1979 he married Brigid McConville Harris in Lake George, NY.

Martha E. Bombard

Queensbury*  Martha E. Bombard, 90, formerly of Pilot Knob, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Stanton Nursing and Rehab Center. She had also previously resided at The Terrace at the Glen.


She was predeceased by her parents, Wilfred and Rose (Lynch) Brodeur and her sister Anne Webster. On May 25, 1946, Martha married Robert Bombard. He passed away May 26, 1977. For 17 years, Martha and her husband Robert owned and operated Martha's Inn in Hudson Falls.

Lois Benway Ryan

Glens Falls* - Lois Benway Ryan, 86 passed away Sunday March 18, 2012 at Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.


Besides her parents, her husband, Martin J. Ryan, a sister, Alma McCarthy and a daughter-in-law, Mary Ryan predeceased her.

Mrs. Virginia O. Abbe

Peabody, MA* Mrs. Virginia (Ottman) Abbe, 80 formally of Kattskill Bay, passed away Thursday March 15, 2012 in her home in Peabody, MA. surrounded by her family.


In addition to her beloved husband, Robert T. Abbe, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage, she is survived by a daughter Robbie Hallowell and her husband, Thor of Wenham, MA; two sons, Dick Abbe and his wife Dody of Binghamton, NY and John Abbe and his wife Sarah of Southport Island, ME; six grandchildren, Hannah, Ben, Tori, Greg, Reed and Melanie and two great-grandchildren, Brian and Makayla.

Edward C. Leavy

Farmington, CT*  Edward C. Leavy 84, passed away Feb. 12, 2012 peacefully at his home with wife, Janet at his side.


He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Robert and his sister, Mary and his wife Jean M. Landry, who passed in 1989 while they lived in Westfield, MA. He married Jean in 1952 and they had 5 children.


Mr. Leavy married Janet Maffuid of S. Glastonbury, CT  in 1997 and they moved to Farmington where they lived until his death.

Dorothy L. Marshall VanBrumble

Indian Lake*  Dorothy L. Marshall VanBrumble, 85 of John Rust Rd passed away Wednesday Feb.8, 2012 at her home.  Dorothy and her husband, Larry, resided in Queensbury for 20 years before moving to Indian Lake in 1988.


Dorothy is survived by her husband of 43 years, Larry K. VanBrumble; a daughter Jeannine Latham and her husband John and their children Hannah and Jennifer Latham of Fort Ann; sons John S. Lindsay of Gainsville FL. and Jeffery M. Lindsay and his wife Lisa and their children Emily and Paul Lindsay of Pilot Knob.

Donald Hoxie Middleton

Niskayuna* Donald Hoxie Middleton also of Pilot Knob passsed away peacefully on Monday Jan 16, 2012 surrounded by his family.  He was 89. Don and his wife Anne, celebrated 67 years of marriage last October.

Keith B. Mountain

VENICE, FL and PILOT KNOB, NY -- Keith B. Mountain, 81,  passed away Dec. 31, 2011.  Mr. Mountain was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Jan.

Mildred "Millie" S. Harris

West Fort Ann - Mildred S. Harris, 69 passed away Dec. 17, 2011 at her home from a brief illness.

Joseph Harrison Benjamin Foote, MD

Fort Ann - Joseph Harrison Benjamin Foote, MD passed away at home on Dec. 19, 2011 surrounded by his wife and family after a 3 year battle with prostate cancer. He was 79.   

Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney passed away at the age of 92 on November 4, 2011.  A comentator on CBS's 60 minutes program, Andy was a long time resident of Pilot Knob.  He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.


 

Dr. Robert A Reid

Dr. Robert Reid died on Tuesday Aug 23, 2011 after a short illness. He was the son of the late Mildred and C. Allen Reid.

Ruth Fisher Smith

Ruth Fisher Smith of Bean Road, Kattskill Bay, NY passed away on Sunday May 8, 2011.


She was the daughter of the late prominent attorney Robert W. Fisher and artist Laurena (Skinner) Fisher.  She married Bruce More Smith on Aug 25, 1943 and shared 67 loving years together.

East Side Subdivision needs APA approval.

    Nicky Cutro's "Enclave at Lake George", a 10 home subdivision proposed for the East side of the lake, has received approvals from the Lake George Park Commission and the Fort Ann Planning Board. 


   Mike O'Connor, Mr. Cutro's attorney, said the park commission approved "minor variances for our stormwater management plan" at its January meeting.

Theodore M. "Ted" Hans

Theodore M. "Ted" Hans, 85 of Cleverdale, NY passed away peacefully at his home on Sat. March 5, 2011.

June Elizabeth (West) Keyworth

June Elizabeth (West) Keyworth, formerly of Hudson Falls and Kattskill Bay, NY passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility. 

Rose Marie Fisher

Rose Marie Fisher, 92 of Kattskill Bay, NY passed away on Friday Feb 25, 2011, peacefully in her sleep, after a short illness.

Joyce Ann Romeo Millett

Joyce Ann Romeo Millett, 76 of Whitehall passed into the loving arms of our lord Jesus on Feb 11, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, after a long & courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Elsie Madeline Quinn

Hudson Falls* Elsie Madeline Quinn of Buroyne ave. passed away on Monday Feb. 14,2011 at her home surrounded by her family.


Born in Fort Miller on Sept. 30, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Henry G. and Ada Louise (Whaley) Wait. She was also predeceased by her husband James Raymond Quinn as well as brothers and sisters, Percy A. Wait, Dorthory Bruce, Leona Murray, Lena Beldon, ALice Bruce, Sidney Wait, Grace Wait, Aurthur Wait, and Annabelle Wait.

Jennie Kuruc

Granville* Jennie Kuruc passed away peacefully on Wed. Jan. 12,2011 at the Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Queensbury, NY. She was 94 years old.   Born in Mineville, NY she was the daughter of Frank Brezniak and Anna Walcuk Brezniak.


She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Stephen A. Kurac Sr. in 2003.

James Donald Fisk

Burnt Hills * James Donald Fisk known to the Capital District as "uncle Jim Fisk" from the Freihofer Bread Stories Television show and as the patriarch of JIMAPCO Maps passed away Saturday Jan. 8, 2011 following a short illness.  Jim was born in 1919 in GLens Falls to David Simpson Fisk and Grace Gibson Fisk.

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