Obituaries


Leslie Bryant Robinson passed away on April 26, 2017 after a long illness. Born on October 27, 1943 and raised in Ballston Spa, she was the daughter of the late Frederick “Jim” and Agnes Bryant. Leslie married and, after graduating from Ballston Spa High School, lived in Germany for several years and then Maryland for several more. Returning to her home town where she resided for the rest of her life, Leslie worked at Tufflite, the White House and NYS OMRRD.

Along with her parents, Leslie was predeceased by her sister Marlene Doris Bryant; companion of many years Joseph Mulvaney; sister-in-law Karen Bryant; and dear friends Lucy, Leanne, Janet and Lisa.

Leslie is survived by her beloved son Bryan Robinson (Kim); his father Terry (Shereen) Robinson and their son Layne; sister Mary (Ross) Morancie; three brothers: James (Phylllis) Bryant, Donald Bryant and David (Terri) Bryant; numerous nieces and nephews: Susan, Billy, Barry, Kristy, Kelly, Kyle, Kory, Sharan, Scott, David and Danny; her companion’s children: Michael (Joanne) Mulvaney, Joseph Mulvaney Jr., Alan (Mary) Mulvaney, Kenneth (Tanya) Mulvaney and Joanne (Carmen) Isabella; and cherished relatives: cousin Joyce (Ronald) Ellsworth and aunt Eva Hoffman; and longtime friends Peter and Marie Hettrich and Wayne Gilhorn.

Leslie and her family would like to thank Dr. D, Dr. Ying, Bill and especially Norm from Pulmonary Physicians of Saratoga Springs; Sherrie, Kathy and Jan from The Community Hospice; and the staffs at Saratoga Hospital and The Wesley Community.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Leslie’s life at a graveside service on Wednesday, May 3 at 11am at the West Charlton Cemetery, 1328 Sacandaga Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

“To my angels here on earth (you know who you are), thank you for your love, care and support. To my angels in heaven, you better make room and be ready for me.” ~ Leslie Ann

George D. Malone, Sr., 84, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11, 1932.

George served for 22 years in the US Army and was a decorated Korean War and Vietnam War veteran.

After the war, George worked at the Ballston Spa Post Office for 20 years. He was an avid Nascar fan. George loved his family and the time he spent with them was his greatest joy.

He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor, and his son Joseph William Malone. George is survived by his sons George Malone, Jr. (Tonda) of Savannah, Georgia, and Thomas Malone (Mary) of Middle Grove; grandson George Malone, III; and his extended family in Maryland.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, May 1 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 Sunday, April 30 from 3pm to 5pm at the funeral home.

Jerome H. Willard, 85, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, after a long illness. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on June 24, 1931, he was the son of Ralph and Effie Willard.

Jerry enlisted in the US Army and served during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star. He was a disabled veteran. Jerry was a member of VFW Post 358 and American Legion Post 234 in Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his daughter Jo-Ann Hart. Jerry is survived by his wife of 59 years Marie Barnes Willard; their children Lorri Zarro (James), Jerome Willard (Dorothy), and James Willard; Jo-Ann’s children who he raised as his own, Christopher Hart (Sarah), Jamie Dunham (Chip), and Joshua Hart (Laura); grandchildren Riley Willard, Brian Zarro (Jenn), Matthew Zarro (Theresa) and Misty Augustine, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Saturday, April 29 from 10am to 12noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to your local animal shelter for the adoption of older animals.

Janet C. Kennedy, 86, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born in Schenectady, NY on June 8, 1930.

Janet was a homemaker and volunteered at Doubleday Woods. She enjoyed cooking, baseball and traveling.

She was predeceased by her son Patrick C. Celella, mother Clare Leary and sister Shirley Stafford. Janet is survived by her children Michael C. Celella (Erika) and Nancy Celella Quirk; grandchildren Michael J. Celella (Renee) and Sara Fryer; great grandchildren Lauren, Patrick, Hannah, and Gabriel; brother Timothy Leary (Carmen); aunt Blanid Moran, special friend Virginia Liska; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 28, from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Wayne A. Robinson, 66, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at home in Saint Petersburg, Florida surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on September 25, 1950 to Earl and Doris Robinson in Scotia, New York. Wayne spent most of his childhood summers fishing from dawn until dusk at his family's camp in Wells, New York. The passion for fishing would continue throughout his life.

After graduating from Hudson Valley Community College, Wayne began a career in the United States Air Force. He served his country for 30 years. He participated in seven wars on seven different continents. Wayne earned numerous humanitarian and distinguished medals for his heroic efforts. The world was not only a better place, but also a safer place with Wayne in it.

Wayne married his wife and best friend, Lori in 2008. He loved to travel with her and would often surprise her with romantic destinations.

Wayne was incredibly proud of his family. He is survived by his wife, Lori; daughter, Aundrea Robinson; sister, Janice Lawson (Fred) and brother, Eric Robinson (Nicole). He is also survived by his beloved stepchildren, Denver Wilson (Sara), Sandra Williams (Russell), Amanda Geraghty and Nicholas Geraghty; and his eight grandchildren whom he adored, Dillon, Cali, Aleena, Wyatt, Weslee, Jackson, Rhettson and Scott.

The words that come to mind when describing Wayne are duty, decency, reliability and respect. These are all qualities that he not only held in high esteem but practiced every day during his life on earth.

A funeral service with military honors will be held 12:30pm Friday, April 28 at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Brian P. McQuade, 53, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Albany Medical Center. Born May 8, 1963 in New York City he was a lifelong area resident and son of the late Raymond J. and Patricia A. (Scanlon) McQuade.

Brian was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Rose. He worked at Original Works in Stillwater for 17 years, most recently as Director of Finance and Administration. Brian had an eclectic taste in music, poetry and books of all kinds. He also enjoyed basketball, crossword puzzles and time spent at the barbeque grill with family and friends. His family vacationed on the Jersey Shore every year, a lifelong summer tradition. Brian was a devoted father and brother and will always be remembered for being generous, kind, loyal and compassionate.

He is survived by his son, Timothy McQuade and his step-son, Alex Bianca both of Ballston Spa; his sister, Kathleen A. McQuade (Kevin LeBoeuf) of Fanwood, NJ; brothers, Michael J. McQuade of Howell, NJ, Kevin J. McQuade (Rosemarie Leahy) of Binghamton, NY, Stephen R. McQuade of Ballston Spa, Christopher J. McQuade (Anne Thiongo) of Eatontown, NJ and Daniel P. McQuade (Sherri) of Warwick, RI; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 1-4 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa, where a funeral service will be held at 3pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to AIM Services, Inc., 4227 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Bertha Louise Wagner Felso passed away peacefully on her 81st birthday, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at her home. Born April 15, 1936 in Cohocton, NY she grew up in the Finger Lakes area and was the daughter of Blanche (Wheaton) and Dorr Wagner.

Bertha liked to bake and enjoyed camping and spending time with her children and her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a grandson, Scott Quinlivan and her siblings, Dorr Wagner, Jr, Doris Hooey and Donald Wagner. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Felso of Scotia; her children, Christine Kulls and her husband, Paul of Myrtle Beach, SC, Deborah Bailey and her husband, Bruce of South Glens Falls, Donna Brownell and her husband, Randy of Ballston Spa and Joseph Felso, Jr. and his wife, Beckey of Burnt Hills; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St, Ballston Spa. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Jonesville Cemetery.

Richard G. Bardsley, Sr., 84, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 3, 1932, he was the son of Ralph and Mary Bardsley, Sr.

Dick worked for Taylor Fibre Co. in Betzwood, Pennsylvania, for 29 years. He enjoyed traveling, camping, playing cards and going to the casino. He was a former member of the Swamp Creek Rod & Gun Club in Pennsylvania, Ballston Area Seniors and Franklin Masonic Lodge #90 F&AM in Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Mary, and his brother Ralph.

Dick is survived by his wife Anna, and their children Margaret Hunsicker of Collegeville, PA, Richard Bardsley, Jr. of Fleetwood, PA, David Bardsley (Rose) of Malta, NY, Robert Bardsley (Gail) of Reading, PA and Steven Bardsley (Elisa) of Carlisle, PA; grandchildren Jason Hunsicker, Sarah Hunsicker, Jarrod Shirley, Richard Bardsley III, Seth Bardsley, Katelyn Chambers, Justin Bardsley, Aaron Bardsley, Nicholas Bardsley, and Ashley Bardsley; and three great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 15 from 1pm to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. A Masonic service will be held at 3pm, followed by a time of sharing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Richard may be made to the Shriners Hospital

Bruce E. Gratton, 60, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Born in Bambridge, Maryland on June 17, 1956, he was the son of Alphonse and Bertha Gratton.

Bruce was a talented auto body technician who loved working on cars. He worked at Elmo’s Auto Body in Scotia and Spa Body Works throughout his years.

Bruce enjoyed racing cars, fishing, bowling, playing cards with his brothers, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his fiancée Linda Ortiz; daughter Morgan Gratton; stepdaughters Venus Heflin and Brenda Hawks; grandchildren Tony, Kassandra, Jenae, Blake, Miranda and Ryen; brothers Mark Gratton, David Gratton, Lance Gratton, Dale Gratton and Peter Gratton; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 8 from 1pm to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Bruce may be made to the American Heart Association.

Alan Robert Delaney passed away at the age of 37. He was born on May 2nd 1979 in Saratoga Springs, NY and was the son of Robert Delaney and Patricia Crandall.

Alan was free spirited and lived his life on his own terms. He spent the last few years of his life being free and traveling where he met his traveling family.

He was predeceased by his father Robert Allen Delaney. He is survived by his mother Patricia (Wiley) Crandall, his sister Kristin Delaney (Fred), his nieces Mariah Northrop and Ashley Blowers and his nephews, Christopher Northrop Jr. and Kyle Northrop.

Family is invited to a graveside service on May 2nd, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Ballston Spa Cemetery.

The Family would like to thank everyone who assisted Alan and his family in the days of his life.

Vernice Orlop Hopkins, 103, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Kingsway Arms Nursing Center in Schenectady.

Born on December 11, 1913 in Schenectady, New York, Vernice lived most of her life in Ballston Lake. She was a graduate of Burnt Hills High School. Vernice was the first female bus driver for Burnt Hills Schools. She was a lifelong member of the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Vernice was predeceased by her parents Francis Buell Orlop and Fred B. Orlop; her twin brother F. Parker Orlop, and her beloved husband of seventy years, George “Dorry” Hopkins.

Vernice is survived by her son Richard Hopkins (Dorothy); twin daughters Susan Malone (Frederick) and Sandra Knabner (John); grandchildren David Hopkins (Katherine), Steven Hopkins, Debra Baum (James), Richard Erickson (Sondra), Glen Batzinger (Brandy), Amy Batzinger, Lori Friguletto, and Sean Knabner (Missy); and many great and great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her nieces Ann Esmond (Fred) and Janice Chase; and many great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 4 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 11am Wednesday, April 5 at Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Ballston Spa. Burial will be in Jonesville Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Vernice may be made to the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Alzheimer’s Association, Pine West Plaza, Building 4 Suite 405, Washington Ave Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

Charles J. “Chuck” Osuchowski, 38, passed away after a four year battle with a brain tumor, on Friday, March 31, 2017. Born in Glens Falls, New York on June 17, 1978, he was the son of Charles and Linda Osuchowski, Jr. Chuck grew up in Glens Falls, and graduated from Saratoga Central Catholic High School- both areas that he always considered home. He was also a graduate of Clark University in Worchester, MA. For the last 15 years he has called Ballston Spa home, and with his wife, has raised six children in this wonderful community.

Chuck worked as service coordinator for people with disabilities for the last 15 years- most recently for Community Living and Advocacy Supports, Inc. (CLAS). He cherished the families he served and the coworkers he worked with, and considered them all family. He was also a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #103 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

In his spare time he enjoyed taking walks with his wife, printmaking, writing poetry and short stories, woodworking, and anything technology related. But most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his children camping, taking hikes and picnics, attending numerous soccer games, swimming, and learning about history. His children were his pride and joy.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Nora and their children Asher, Zilah, Neviah, Noah, Nevin, and Nathan. He is also survived by his parents, Charles and Linda Osuchowski, his brothers Lonnie (Olga) and Anthony Osuchowski, and his in-laws Thomas and Diana Bisnett.

Funeral services will be held at 10am on Monday, April 3, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 2 from 4pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Chuck may be made to Community Hospice or to Community Living and Advocacy Supports’ client funds.

Alice Groom Lattimore, 98, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Home of the Good Shepherd, where she resided for the last four years. Born in Ballston Spa, New York on October 30, 1918, she was the daughter of William and Lillian Groom. She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and attended Eastman School of Business.

Alice worked at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Kesselring Site in West Milton for many years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, Ballston Area Seniors, Saratoga County Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the General Electric Quarter Century Club. She enjoyed studying at various colleges under the Elderhostel Program.

She was predeceased by her husband Royal Lattimore, and her brothers William Groom, Jr. and Robert Groom. Alice is survived by her nieces Leslie Charbonneau, Marcia Edwards and Mary Alice Herrington; several grand nieces, grand nephews, and dear friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 1 from 10am to 12 noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Alice may be made to First Baptist Church, 202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or the Home of the Good Shepherd, 26 Rock Rose Way, Malta, NY 12020.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Home of the Good Shepherd for the loving care they gave to Alice.

Linda Lee Thompson 74, passed away peacefully on the evening of Thursday, March 23, 2017. Born in Augusta, NJ on June 6, 1942, she was the daughter of Merrill and Shirley Walkup.

She attended Lake Luzerne High School. After working for several employers over the years, Linda started her own business, Twice As Nice Bargain Shop in the Village of Ballston Spa. She was also a caregiver before she became ill.

Linda enjoyed cooking, collecting (dolls, antiques, marbles, etc.), playing bingo and listening to music (including The Beatles, Bee Gees and she adored Elvis). She also enjoyed dining out with friends and family, especially at Ecobelli’s and Mangino’s restaurants. Linda loved animals, including many of her own pets over the years. Linda was a kind and gentle person that treasured the time she spent with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Merrill and Shirley Walkup and grandchildren Robert James Wheaton III and Kera Tartaglia. Linda is survived by her husband Joseph Thompson of Ballston Spa, NY; children Robert Wheaton II, Jo-Anne Closson Tartaglia (Dana), Diane Closson, Joseph Closson II (Wanda) and Latasha Thompson; sister Joan Hayden (Tom) of Lake Luzerne, NY; grandchildren Joseph Closson III, Ryan Closson and Hannah Tartaglia.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Linda may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or The Community Hospice at www.communityhospice.org

Linda will always remain in our hearts. Her spirit will live on forever.

Michael J. Aufiero, 55, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017, after battling a long illness. He was born on July 14, 1961 to Alphonse and Shirley Aufiero.

Mike was born and raised in Ballston Spa and graduated from Ballston Spa High School in the class of 1979. He was employed by Knolls Atomic Power Lab for 37 years where he was a well respected and admired supervisor, manager, and co-worker.

He was an active member of his community, where he served as Chief of Saratoga County Hazmat Team and long time member and brother of the Union Fire Company.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Lana Aufiero, their daughters Chendell Aufiero and Alyssa Aufiero; sister Judy Paine (Bill); mother in law and father in law Dick and Shana Carusone; brothers in law Todd Carusone “bro-bro” (Beth), Salvatore Carusone (Danielle) and Rich Carusone (Daria); nieces and nephews Stacey, Chris, Mike, Mark, Jason, Brandon, Shelby and Colby.

Funeral services will be held 9am Wednesday, March 22 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 Tuesday, March 21 from 4pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Through this experience we have learned the importance of donating blood and platelets, and becoming a bone marrow donor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mike may be made to Albany Medical Center or American Cancer Society.

We would like to sincerely thank the Albany Medical Center Staff, especially D4 East and Medical ICU for their care and support during Mike’s journey. Mike appreciated you all so much.

Florence M. Stamm, 93, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2017. She was born on June 7, 1923 in Youngsville, North Carolina to Norman and Nora Mitchell.

Florence was raised in Franklinton, North Carolina and graduated from Franklinton High School at the age of 16. After working at the local 5&10 cent store for several years, she moved to Durham, NC. She began working at Wrights Machinery where she eventually met; and in 1955 married; William Stamm of Garden City, NY. William was a widower who was left with four children under the age of five. Florence loved and raised his children as her own.

Growing up in North Carolina, Florence was raised in the Baptist faith. After moving to Connecticut Florence and William joined St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Westport. Upon retirement William and Florence moved to Saratoga Springs, and became members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

She is predeceased by her parents and sister Ruth Murray, daughter Lorraine Stamm and granddaughter Melinda Lawrence.

Florence is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, William Stamm; two daughters Barbara Lawrence (William) of Herndon, VA, and Catherine Goodwin (Frank) of Saratoga Springs; son William Stamm, Jr., of Canton, MA. ; brother Robert Mitchell (Betty)of Durham, N C. Grandchildren include: Patrick Stamm, Caroline Stamm, Jennifer Braun and Michael Brennan and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, April 11 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Burial will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, The Shriners Hospital, or Make-A-Wish.

John J. Gorman passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017. He was born on April 6, 1943 to the late John P. Gorman and Kathleen Gorman. Jack grew up in the Bronx, graduated from Power Memorial High School, Fordham University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He was a long time resident of Middletown, NY.

After his military service in the Marine Corps, Jack worked 25 years in the banking industry. He then went on to a second career teaching in Port Jervis, the Bronx, and SUNY Orange as an adjunct professor.

Jack’s greatest joy in life was his family which included his children, Ellen Gorman, Maureen (Paul) Blazejeski, John (Jennifer) Gorman, Christopher (Ilissa) Gorman, Elizabeth Gorman, and Meaghan (Adrian) Gilmore, and their mother, Mary Gorman. He was predeceased by his daughter, Kathleen. Jack was the proud “Popa” of Johnny, Cassie, Liam, Jackie, Kaelyn, Dylan and Ethan and the big brother to Kevin (Marie) Gorman and Lawrence Gorman. He is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a visitation on Wednesday, March 15th, at the Hodder-Farenga Funeral Home in Yonkers, 4pm to 8 pm, with a mass at St. Paul’s Church in Yonkers on Thursday, March 16th at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of John to your favorite charity.

Alvin A. Watson IV, “Gus” 34, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on April 13, 1982, he was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and ITT Tech. Gus worked at Denny’s in Saratoga Springs.

Gus enjoyed playing video games and studying Japanese culture. He was a computer expert and could rebuild any computer.

Gus is survived by his wife Jamie, and their children Trevor, Christopher and Austin Stewart; his parents Alvin A. Watson III and Karen Watson; sister Indra Watson, brothers Akai Watson and Mensah Watson; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 13 from 6pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm. Burial will be in Rock City Falls Cemetery in the Spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to a go fund me account set up for the family at wwwgofundme.com/duuxk-watson-family-funeral-expenses

Herbert G. Sanders, 83, left this world on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Born in Wilmington NY, August 1, 1933, he was the son of the late Clark Jasper and Grace Warren-Sanders and brother to Oliver, Ivan, Frank and Clara Johnson all who predeceased him. Herb resided in many towns in the Capital Region but in his heart he called the Adirondack Region his home.

Herb was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1964 after serving two tours. A hard worker his whole life, he truly was a jack of all trades and retired from New York State Department of Transportation in 1995.

As his Earthly journey ended he was reunited with his loving wife Esther who departed in 2013.

He leaves behind his children, Michelle Framolaro (Salvatore), Tammy Murphy (Frank), and David Sanders (Charlene); nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and numerous lifelong friends he made over the years.

Since his retirement in 1995, Herb found genuine happiness in the outdoors. Not one to be held down or holed up, if the weather permitted, you’d find him outside. He was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed hiking, bird watching, and gardening. He could oftentimes be found tinkering with small machinery in his garage.

His generosity and kindness were limitless and everyone who met him found him likeable, especially all his buddies who gathered most mornings for coffee and company.

The true joy in his life was his family. As the Patriarch, they gravitated to him. His daily visits from his granddaughter Nicole and great-granddaughter Kailey were how he started each day. He spent Friday evenings with his grandchildren Colin and Nicole, and spent every Saturday with his daughter Tammy. Over the miles, he looked forward to his phone chats and visits with his daughter Shelley. He and his grandson Joe were inseparable, best friends til the end. His loss has created a vacancy in their lives that can never be filled.

A private funeral service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to VETHELP at 1214 Saratoga Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or the National Wildlife Federation at P.O. Box 1691, Merrifield VA 22116.

Carl A. Carey, 71, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on March 31, 1945, he was the son of Norman and Catherine Carey. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Carl was a carpenter for Boyce Construction and later Frank Buffardi Construction for many years, retiring in 2012. He enjoyed camping with his family and going to the Casino.

He was predeceased by his parents Norman and Catherine and his siblings Chet, Aaron, Clarence, and Annie. Carl is survived by his wife Alice; sons David, Andrew and Adam all of Ballston Spa; daughter Catherine Smith of Glens Falls; grandchildren, Andrew Jr., Crystal and Michael; brother Charles Carey (Linda) of Rock City Falls, sister Carolyn Taylor (Bill) of Rock City Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 12 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 to Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org

James W. Delaney, 85, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017. Born on August 15, 1931, to Henry and Mary Hennessey Delaney, Jim was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School. While in high school, Jim was a member of the 1949-1950 “Iron Five” Basketball team. The team went 18-3 that year and went on to be crowned Saratoga County League Champions. He and his teammates were inducted into the Ballston Spa Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.

After high school Jim joined the Army and served in France during the Korean War. He worked for Grand Union in various management positions and upon retirement he worked for D&A Taxi in Schenectady. Jim was also a member of the Eagle Matt Lee Fire Co #1 where he served in several positions including fire chief. Jim had a huge love of family; calling each night to just say “Hi”.

Jim is survived by his children Debbie Fantroy (Memphis), James Delaney (Robin), Jammi Jesionowski (Jeremy) and Cheryl Turnbull (Steven); his second wife and dear friend Susan Libertucci and adopted daughter Samantha Wronowski; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jim was predeceased by his first wife Dorothy Nowhitney Delaney and his siblings Henry “Hank” Delaney, Robert E. Delaney, and Mary Delaney Stewart.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 3 from 12 noon to 1pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 1pm. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of James to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

David L. Bellinger, 62, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Born in Schenectady, NY on November 15, 1954, he was the son of Sidney and Grace Bellinger. He was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School. Dave joined the US Air Force in 1974. He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant and was a Structural Technician. He served in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1983.

After the Air Force he worked as a carpenter. Dave was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed camping with his family at Fourth Lake and the time he spent at the VFW with his friends. His greatest joy was loving and caring for his many grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents Sidney and Grace Bellinger, stepmother Ruth Bellinger, and his siblings Jacqueline Green, Paul Bellinger, James Bellinger and Maureen Bellinger.

Dave is survived by his sons John (Jennifer) and Christopher; grandchildren Daniel, Andrew, Jason, Ethan, Tyler, Matthew, Alicia, and Noelle; siblings Dorothy Brooks (John), Charles Cornell (Tanom), Catherine Green (Thomas), Shelley Willette (Theodore), Denise Galarneau (Richard), Cindy Cornell, and John Bellinger (Lenore). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 6 from 5pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 6pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dave to VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa.

Ernest Lynn Moore, 87, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, February 26, 2017, after cheerfully and gracefully battling Alzheimer’s disease for three years.

Ernie was born on December 27, 1929 in Ludlow, Massachusetts and was raised by loving parents with his two brothers, Lewis and Thomas, in Westminster, Vermont. Upon graduation from Bellows Falls High School, he served in the US Army and was honorably discharged as a Corporal.

He graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and married Elaine Morse of Bellows Falls in 1951. They moved to Schenectady to work at General Electric, where Ernie worked drafting blueprints for large steam turbines and generators for over 40 years, before retiring in 1992.

Ernie and Elaine raised two sons, David (Cynthia) of Charlton and Paul (Lori) of Ballston Lake before Elaine went to Heaven in 2004. They passed on their love of skiing, camping and boating to their sons, by whom they have eight granddaughters, Alicia, Heidi, Heather, Chelsea, Hannah, Lydia, Natalie and Chloe, and four great grandsons.

After a year of being widowed, Ernie found the second love of his life, Linda Lange, and they were married in 2006. Ernie then gained five stepchildren, Jeff, Brian (Paula), Donna (Bob), Jayne (Dennis) and Scott, and a multitude of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ernie and Elaine were founding members of Greater Grace Community Church, which in its formative years met in their home. Ernie was the most faithful member of the church for over 25 years, attending all services, cleaning, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, greeting people and serving communion.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 4 from 1pm to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 3:30pm that afternoon, at the Greater Grace Community Church, 100 Village Blvd. Suite 17, Malta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ernie’s memory to fund Alzheimer’s Research, Hospice, or Greater Grace Community Church.

Emilio “Bill” Martone, 79, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at home with his wife of 40 years by his side. Born in Saratoga Springs on September 10, 1937, he was the son of Louis and Josephine Martone.

Bill was a cook at D’Andreas, Tradewinds, and Hidden Valley Restaurants. He later retired from Skidmore College where he worked in Food Service. Bill was a member of the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church for 28 years and served as head usher for 25 years.

Bill is survived by his wife Judith; children David Martone (Michelle Nichols) of Clark Mills and JoAnn Pepper (Mark) of Greenfield Center; grandchildren Dylan, Steven, Johnathan, Christopher, and Cody; sister Lois Morris of Saratoga Springs; sister in law Nancy Bedard (Jim) of Schenectady; his church grandchildren Carley, Brenna and Declan; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, March 2 at the Ballston Center Association Reformed Presbyterian Church, 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Burial will follow in Middle Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday March 1 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

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

Gladys Rhodes, 91, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Born at home in Milton Center, NY on November 19, 1925, she was the daughter of Daniel and Irma Clark.

Gladys was an administrative assistant for Saratoga County for many years. She enjoyed reading, traveling, camping, and crafts. In her younger years, she was an active member of the Simpson United Methodist Church in Rock City Falls. Her greatest joy was her family and the time she spent with them.

She was predeceased by her husband Russell and her brothers Robert and Howard Clark. Gladys is survived by her sons Clark Almy (Sandy) of Porter Corners, Michael Rhodes (Patricia) of Porter Corners, Ross Rhodes of Waterford and Daniel Rhodes (Maria) of Gansevoort; grandchildren Candace Almy Cross and Nicholas Rhodes; great grandchildren Mackenzie and Connor; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 28 from 6pm to 7pm. A service will follow at 7pm. Burial will be in Rock City Falls Cemetery, in the spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Gladys may be made to Simpson United Methodist Church or Community Hospice.

Shirley M. Elmore, 89 passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Born in Callicoon, NY on October 19, 1927, she was the daughter of Herbert and Viola Hahn.

Shirley was an administrative assistant at the Watervliet Arsenal for 25 years, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed traveling and as a member of the Ballston Area Seniors, she coordinated many of their trips. Shirley liked making crafts and had recently discovered Colorama adult coloring books.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard and her sister Marjorie Hughes. Shirley is survived by her daughters Sherry Demers (Raymond) of Malta and Kimberly Messier (Michael) of Waterford; grandchildren Justin Demers (Jennie), Kyle Demers (Dr. Greg Fenton), Chad Halikias (Tiffany Ciccarelli), Richard Halikias, and Zoe Halikias (Zach Mason); sisters in law and brothers in law Patricia O’Boyle, Judith Fisher, Rosemary Morehouse, Barry Pudney, R. Michael Elmore, Ronald O’Dell; cousins Frank Hahn (Carla); and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:30am Friday, February 24, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 23 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in memory of Shirley to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or the Ballston Area Seniors, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Anne Frances Dunbar 86, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on October 15, 1930, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Sweeney.

She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and Mildred Elley Business School.
As a youngster, Anne was one of the first employees of Stewart’s in Ballston Spa.

Anne started her career as an Executive Secretary at General Electric. After raising her family, she went back to work at Wood Road Elementary School in Ballston Spa as Executive Secretary to the principal, Rosemary Hunter. Anne’s family was her life and she supported them in every way. She enjoyed taking family vacations and camping. She was proud of her Irish heritage and traveled to Ireland three times. She enjoyed music and singing. Anne was an avid gardener and sold her vegetables to several area hotels and restaurants.

Anne was a devoted communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa. She taught religious education and sang in the Choir. She worked in the library at St. Mary’s School for many years.

She was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Mary Sweeney, her siblings Michael, Genevieve, Peter and Daniel; husband John Dunbar and their daughters Mary and Theresa.

Anne is survived by her children Joseph (Jackie) of Florence, MA, Francis (Sherri) of Black River, John (Lisa) of Ballston Spa, Catherine Clements (Timothy) of Malta, Patricia Dunbar Richmond of Ballston Spa and Paul of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Andrea Clements (fiancé Jon), Alex Clements, Trenton Dunbar (Emily), Hudson Dunbar, Caroline Dunbar and Rachel Richmond; and many nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30am Friday, February 24 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

On February 18, 2017, Infantry Captain Paul J. Komar, 85, US Marine Corps., entered into the gates of heaven and into the arms of our Lord and Savior. His family was by his side to say goodbye. Paul, the youngest son of Mary Hudy Komar and John Komar was born in Windber, Pennsylvania into a coal miner’s family on January 23, 1932. His siblings John, Joseph, Andrew, Ann, Mary and Helen all predeceased him.

As a young fellow Paul served as an altar boy and grocery delivery boy. To keep the home fires burning, he walked the railroad tracks to pick up dropped coal from the transport cars. Later Paul earned his Eagle Scout badge.

Paul graduated from Windber High School where he starred as a wrestler and football center. He went on to Kutztown State Teacher’s College to develop his God given artistic talents and to prepare for his career as an art teacher.

Paul worked summer jobs during his undergraduate years, telling his family how he almost fell into the furnace at a steel mill while feeding coal. On campus he was a self-trained barber, campus deliveryman for a local dry cleaner, and a cleaner of classrooms. He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State Nittany Lions. At Kutztown he was an All State Center and received awards for his abilities.

After graduation from college, Paul entered the Marine Corp and served in Quantico, VA, Camp Le Jeune, NC as Platoon Leader 2nd Marine Divison 6th Marines and at the Headquarters Dept of Pacific in San Francisco, CA as staff officer, often accompanying the remains of fallen Marines back to their families. Paul continued in the Reserves and attained the rank of Captain.

Paul was an art teacher in Main Line, PA and Allentown, PA. He returned to State College “Happy Valley” PA, Penn State University to earn his Masters Degree in Art Education.

After graduation from Penn State, he came to Ballston Spa, NY in 1961 to teach Art in Junior Senior High School recruited by Dr. George L. Osterwise, Superintendent of Schools. He married his wife of 52 ½ years Lorraine Lynett on August 29, 1964 in St. Mary’s Church, Ballston Spa. Paul served 37 years in Ballston Spa Schools and retired in 1997. He served as Vice President of the Ballston Spa Teachers Association and was elected state wide as NY State Chairman of Humanities. Paul was an adult scoutmaster and cub leader in Philadelphia and Ballston Spa.

During teacher school vacations, Paul was a sheriff’s dispatcher, NYRA Pinkerton Security Guard and SPAC Personal Security Guard for the backstage VIP Green Room. He met many performing artists and the Philadelphia Orchestra and NYC Ballet personnel.

He was a talented sign and banner painter and calligraphy artist. He excelled in watercolor, oil and pastel mediums, ceramics, pottery and wood sculptures. He restored two Victorian homes in the village, circa 1883 and 1884.

To cherish his memory, Paul is survived by his wife, Lorraine Ann, daughter, Maria Joanne Komar Kalinkewicz (John) of Malta, sons Paul James Komar, Jr., of Ballston Spa and Michael William Komar of Fort Lauderdale, FL, the love of his life his granddaughter, Hannah Lorraine Kalinkewicz, several nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Michelle Miller of Seymour, Indiana.

Paul was a faithful devoted Catholic. He always put the needs of others before his own. A kind and gracious man, Paul will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 21 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 9:30am Wednesday, February 22 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 St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity and today do a good deed for someone in need.

The family would like to thank Saratoga Hospice and Wesley Hathorn 3 for their kind and compassionate care during Paul’s last weeks.

George R. Loucks, 69, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Catskill, NY on May, 25, 1947, the son of George and Marian Loucks.

George started his career as a Chemistry Teacher at Ballston Spa High School in 1969 and then joined the General Electric Research and Development Center in Niskayuna in 1972. He retired in 2015 after 43 years, with 19 awarded patents in the field of polymer processing.

He was a lifelong member and dedicated leader of the Boys Scouts of America, having been the Scoutmaster of Troop 67 in Scotia-Glenville for many years, then organizing and running the yearly Klondike Derby Deep Freeze for the last 20 years. George was a life member of the East Jewett Volunteer Fire Department.

George’s hobbies included collecting coins, then giving them away to family and friends and working on home improvement projects. He loved being in the woods with a wheel-barrow and a chainsaw, building nature trails and moving brush to the dump.

He was predeceased by his parents George and Marian Loucks, and his father-in-law Clayton “Junior” Mead. George is survived by his wife Barbara , their sons Brian Loucks (Lindsay) of Napa, CA and Kevin Loucks (Kristin) of Andover, MA; and his “PEACHES” - grandchildren Paige, Elizabeth “Ellie”, Aidan George, Cade, Hannah, Ethan and Sadie; brothers Gerry Loucks (Marge) and Jeff Loucks (Cindy) all of East Jewett; mother-in-law Violet Mead of Hunter, sister-in-law Bonnie Schertl of Hunter, and numerous nieces and nephews.

At George’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions in memory of George may be made to NYOH Community Cancer Foundation, 449 Route 146, Suite 101, Clifton Park, NY 12065 or BSA Klondike Derby Deep Freeze, c/o Brian Campbell, 346 Rector Road, Scotia, NY 12302 or East Jewett Vol. Fire Dept, PO Box 105, East Jewett, NY 12424 or Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Scotia, NY 12302.

Online remembrances may be made at www.armerfuneralhome.com

Jean M. Rowbo, formerly of Galway, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, she was 96. Jean lived most of her life on or next door to her parent’s farm and across the creek from her brother in Galway. She married her childhood sweetheart. When they both retired in 1983 they traveled and then moved to Naples, Florida. She loved her family, career, gardening, animals, and was a devoted Catholic.

She is predeceased by her parents James and Mary Kalinkewicz, sister Theresa Robinson, brother Joseph Kalinkewicz, and her husband of 68 years John Rowbo. She is survived by her son Alexander, daughter-in-law Sandra; many nephews and nieces and great nieces and nephews from the Kalinkewicz and Robinson families, formerly of Galway, NY; and the Rowbo family formerly of Queens, NY.

Jean’s career began at St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, Schenectady’s Army Depot, WGY-WRGB, The Maqua Co., and she retired from Ellis Hospital as Assistant Personal Director.

Jean was a member of the Sacandaga Boat Club, Zonta International, and Past President of the Emblem Club of Schenectady. She volunteered and took great pride helping immigrants study for the US Citizenship Test. She is currently a member of the Henderson Creek Club of Naples, FL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm. Interment will be at the Galway Village Cemetery in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice, or plant a perennial in memory of Jean.