Obituaries


Lucinda R. Storm “Cindy” 63, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on July 3, 1953, she was the daughter of Warren and Beatrice (Barber) Barnes. She attended Ballston Spa Schools and graduated in 1971. Cindy was a health aide at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta and also worked locally as a housekeeper.

Cindy loved baking, birdwatching, working on crafts, gardening and traveling to Maine with her friend/niece Pamela Almy. She will be remembered for her kind and loving heart. Cindy will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Cindy is survived by her beloved husband of 43 years David; sons Christopher Storm (Erin) of Round Lake and Jeffrey Storm (Dara) of Ballston Spa; her grandson Nathan Brower and her treasured granddaughter Naliccia Storm; siblings Nancy Welch, Kenneth Barnes (Regina), Timothy Barnes, Chester Barnes (Jackie), Deborah Fitzgerald (Lawrence), Melinda Reid (Joe) and Lori Barnes; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cindy is predeceased by her brother Richard Barnes, sister Jeanne Harris, and nephews Jacob Perring and Edward Welch, Jr.

Services will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of Cindy may be made to Community Emergency Corp, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Troy J. Grenier 47, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Born in Huntington, NY on December 7, 1968, he was the son of Gerald and Carole Grenier. During his high school years, he was a strong competitor participating and excelling in wrestling, lacrosse and soccer- being a strong leader for each of these sports.

Troy worked in retail for 25 years and was currently the store manager of the Children’s Place in Colonie Center.

Troy was a sports enthusiast and went to almost all Scotties events, and most local events. He was his sons’ biggest supporter and attended all their games.

He was predeceased by his father Gerald Grenier and his grandfather Raymond Newcomb. Troy is survived by his sons Noah and Nevin; his mother Carole Grenier; grandmother Eileen Newcomb; brothers Thor Grenier (Kelly) and Abel Grenier; Uncle Barney, Aunt Joanne, Uncle Ray and Aunt Bonnie, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 4 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 the American Heart Association.

Jacob C. Perring 32, passed away on October 30. 2016. He was born on January 18, 1984 in Schenectady, NY. Jake attended Ballston Spa High School graduating in 2002. He played football there and was known as the "Gentle Giant". After graduation he attended St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM where he studied Liberal Arts.

Jake began working at Ecobelli's Restaurant at the age of 14, thus beginning his career in the restaurant business. He worked at many local establishments in Saratoga County and was well known as a hard worker.

Jake loved nature, animals, photography, reading, writing, playing paintball with his Bridgewater crew, his family and most of all his friends.

Jake will be remembered best for his sharp wit and sense of humor. He lived life on his own terms, never trying to please others or live up to their expectations. He had the ability to create chaos or laughter wherever he went and could spot a jackass from a mile away. He will live on in the hearts and memories of his family and friends.

Jake is survived by his mother Lori Barnes of Phenix City, AL, his brothers Ben (Sarah) of Phenix City, AL, and Nick (Nadine) of Olympia, WA, his father Francis W. Perring of Jacksonville, FL, his beloved niece and nephew Mary Jane and Logan Perring, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 6pm on Thursday, November 3 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 6pm.

There will be a celebration of Jake's life on Saturday at 10am in Saratoga Spa State Park.

Contributions can be made through the gofundme page or by contacting his brother Ben at 360-470-3450.

Welna J. (Smith) Stephenson left this world on October 24, 2016 with her family at her side into the loving embrace of her husband, Karl. She was born May 24, 1931 at Benedict Memorial Hospital, Ballston Spa, N.Y. to Wellington and Natalia Smith. She married her teenage sweetheart on November 11, 1951. They built their home on Middleline Road where they enjoyed 61 years of marriage together.

Welna graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 1948 and went to work at GE in Schenectady. Welna also worked at Sherman Tile Co. and then for Saratoga County in the Dept of Social Services, retiring in 1994. Welna enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, camping, and playing games, (Scrabble was her favorite), yet her family remained the center of her life.

Welna was predeceased by her husband Karl; brother, Douglas Smith; sister, Arlene (Smith) Haeseler. She is survived by her children Cynthia (Mike) Reese and Mark (Mary) Stephenson, and her grandchildren Jeffrey and Sarah Reese, David Stephenson and Melanie (Joe) Masi.

Welna served her entire adult life at Simpson United Methodist Church in Rock City Falls. She served in many capacities during that time including teaching and directing Sunday School for 18 years. Welna also served her community by volunteering at ECHO Food Pantry and the Milton Grange. She was also a member of the Thymly Herb Group.

Welna is reunited with the love of her life in the house of the Lord. Shed your tears, and then rejoice.

While Welna loved gardening and flowers yet her wish would be to have donations made to the Simpson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 79, Rock City Falls, NY. 12863

Friends and relatives may call at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 am to Noon. A service to celebrate Welna’s life will be at Noon.

Beatrice J. La Rue, 87, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Schenectady, NY on January 11, 1929, she was the daughter of Nelson and Minnie Heckeler. She graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 1945.

Bea worked at the NYS Department of Labor for many years, retiring as senior accountant.

She was predeceased by her sisters Clara Williams, Carolyn Heckleler and Ruth Anne Dreschsel. Bea is survived by her sons Alan, Glen, Brad, Karl and Eric La Rue, daughter Betsy Dotson (Mike), grandchildren Jennifer, Jeremy, Brandi, Jason, Matthew and Ryan; six great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Tuesday, October 25 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Sweetman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bea to Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Anita Rogner 100, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Bremerhaven, Germany on July 21, 1916 she was the daughter of Julius and Emma Kneip.

Anita came to the United States in 1932. She settled in New Jersey where she met and married her husband, Hans. They relocated to upstate New York in Porter Corners, then moving to Ballston Spa where they established a family farm in 1948. They enjoyed traveling and spent many nights square dancing in the local dance halls. Anita loved animals especially her cats.

She was predeceased by her husband, Hans and son, Fred. Anita is survived by her children, Linda Nutting (Tom), Jim Rogner (Anna Marie), and Tom Rogner; daughters in law, Sharon Rogner and Denise Rogner; five grandchildren, Darryl Nutting (Alicia), Kevin Rogner (Kristen), Chad Rogner, Marc Rogner (Amanda) and Michelle Rogner.

Relatives are invited to a private graveside service 10am Saturday, October 29 at the Malta West Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Anita may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Brenda J. Costa Wolf DeLong 70, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on December 17, 1945, she was the daughter of Joseph and Rose Costa.

Brenda was a phlebotomist at Saratoga Hospital. She managed Meals on Wheels for the Red Cross and volunteered for the Saratoga Hospital Guild and American Heart Association. Brenda was a member of VFW Post 358 Ladies Auxiliary.

Brenda was an avid tennis player. She enjoyed playing golf and walking.

She was predeceased by her parents Rose and Joseph Costa, and her nephew Brendan Horan. Brenda is survived by her husband Charles DeLong; her daughters Amber Annino of Round Lake, Sandra Metivier (Kerry) of Fort Edward and Kariann Morris of Charlton; grandchildren Marcus Michel of Waterford, Cassandra Michel of San Diego, CA, Rosetta Annino of Round Lake, Joseph Annino of Round Lake, Irena Morris of Charlton and Noella Morris of Charlton; sister Sandy Donagher (Tom) of Newington, CT; nieces and nephews Rosemary Roy, Thomas Donagher, Sean Donagher and Kimberly Malloy; great nieces and nephews Christopher, Kayla, Morgan, Thomas III and Dana.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 24 from 5pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral service will be held 10am Tuesday, October 25 at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be held at 1pm Wednesday, October 26 at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Edward W. Vedder, 88, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Born in Malta, NY on March 9, 1928, he was the son of George and Elizabeth Vedder. He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War.

Ed worked for General Electric Co in Schenectady for 40 years. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and working in his garden. Ed was a member of VFW Post 358 and American Legion Post 234 in Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his brothers Art and Carl, and his sisters Marilyn and Beatrice. Ed is survived by his wife Sandra; his sons Jason Vedder (Lisa) of Ballston Spa and Kirk Vedder of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Hannah and Wesley; brothers Donald Vedder of Jonesville and Howard Vedder of Ballston Spa; sister Margaret Regis of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 24 at 9am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. 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, October 23 from 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home.

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

Jennie M. Dunn 91, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on June 23, 1925, she was the daughter of Walter and Frances Arnold.

Jennie worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill for many years. She was an avid BINGO player. She enjoyed outdoor activities and cookouts with her family. Jennie was known for her great sense of humor and was quick to laugh at a joke.

She was predeceased by her husband William; her daughter Ellen Gardiner and sister Dorothy Bargovic. Jennie is survived by her daughters Anna Salisbury of Ballston Spa and Karen Adams of Greenfield Center; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 1 niece and 1 nephew.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 19, from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in Factory Village Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Joseph F. Conlon, 89, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta, where he resided for the past three years. Born in New York, NY on April 2, 1927, he was the son of John and Delia Conlon. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Joe worked for Con Ed for many years. He was a man of great faith and his family was his pride and joy.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Delia, and his siblings John, Edward, Theresa and Gerald. Joe is survived by his daughter Patricia Barno; grandchildren Elizabeth, Michael, Katherine, Emily and James; sister in law Elizabeth Conlon, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville, NY. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30am Friday, October 14 at the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart, 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, NY 10703.

Richard T. Smith 75, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on March 1, 1941. Smitty was a lineman for Asplundh for many years.

He was predeceased by his wife Sandra. Smitty is survived by his grandchildren Samantha Haskell (Brandon) and Jonathan Smith; great granddaughter Rosalee; sister Linda Derr; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Greezy.

At Smitty’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the ASPCA.

David C. Lord 88, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Born in Washington, DC on December 13, 1927, he was the son of Howard and Dorothy Lord. He served in the US Army.

David was a lab technician for General Electric Research and Development Center in Niskayuna for 33 years. His passion was music. He was the choir director at the Presbyterian Church in Ballston Spa for many years and played in the Ballston Community Orchestra.

David is survived by his wife Betty; his children Valerie Lord of Malta and David Lord (Inez) of Queensbury; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

At David’s request there will be no service. Memorial contributions in memory of David may be made to the charity of your choice.

Andrew J. Sickinger 69, passed away on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. Born on March 18, 1947, in Cohoes, NY he was the son of George and Dolores O’Toole Sickinger. After graduating from Cohoes High School, Andy enlisted and served honorably in the United States Army as an Armored Crewman with 3rd Squadron, 8th Calvary.

After his service in the Army, Andy worked for General Electric in Schenectady for 40 years, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed snowmobiling and vacationing on cruise ships. His greatest joy was spending time with his beloved grandchildren.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his beloved wife Victoria; a sister, Anne Grimes of Moneta, VA; two brothers, William Sickinger (AnnMarie) of Clifton Park and George Sickinger (Phyllis) of Fayetteville; his daughter, Andrea Sickinger of South Carolina; and his stepchildren, Tonya Pirrone of Mechanicville, Nicole Duke (Jason) of Ballston Spa, Anthony Pirrone of Malta, Dylan Roe (Ashley) of Ballston Spa and; grandchildren Lola, Austin, Sarah, Jacob, Jason, and Madison. He is also survived by seven nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 13th from 11am to 1pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services with military honors will follow at 2pm at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Gary W. Nicol, Sr. 64, passed away on October 5, 2016. Born in Schenectady, NY on December 25, 1951, he was the son of John and Mary Nicol. He was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and served in the US Army.

Gary was a union steamfitter for Local 7 in Albany. Hunting and fishing were his passion. His greatest joy was spending time with his family playing cards and being together.

Gary is survived by his children Gary Nicol, Jr of Rotterdam, Christa Chiacchiaretti (Aaron) of Schenectady, and Alex Nicol of Ballston Lake; grandchildren Alyssa, Amber, Ashley, Aaron Jr., Seth, Kassandra, and Colin; great grandchildren Sophie and Hayden; brother Dennis Nicol of Esperance; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 9 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 4pm. Burial with military honors will be at 9am Monday, October 10 at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

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

Joan Elaine (Stoddard) Hallenbeck passed away peacefully on October 2, 2016 at Saratoga Hospital. Born on August 7, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Forrest and Charlotte (Reynolds) Stoddard. She graduated from Gloversville High School in 1955 where she met her one true love, the late Al Hallenbeck whom she married in 1957. Joan and Al were married until his death in 2011.

Joan stayed at home to raise her children but eventually returned to work, first at Sunnyview Hospital followed by 25 years with Schenectady United Cerebral Palsy. She was very active in her husband’s band parents club at Mont Pleasant High School and often accompanied the band on numerous competitions making many close friends over the years.

After retiring, Joan and Al moved to Ballston Spa where they enjoyed close relationships with many of their neighbors. Joan enjoyed music, gardening and was an avid dog lover especially her beloved Lexi.

A loving wife and mother she will be deeply missed by her surviving family which includes two sons, Jeffrey Hallenbeck and his husband Domingo Almonte of Albany, James Hallenbeck and his wife Elizabeth of Saratoga Springs, three grandsons, Gabriel Almonte and his life partner Yessenia Serrano, Ismael Almonte and Eliezer Almonte, and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Everett Hallenbeck and his wife Jean of Danville CA, her brother-in-law Robert Hallenbeck of Gloversville, her niece Daphne Colbert of Houston, and nephew Raymond Hagan of Gloversville. Joan was predeceased by her life long friend and sister Joanne Burke.

A celebration of her life will be held at 6pm on Thursday October 6, 2016 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street in Ballston Spa followed by a reception at Henry's on the Green, 1366 Amsterdam Road, Rt. 67 in Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 6pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Albany Damien Center, 646 State Street, Albany, NY, 12203.

Winifred B. Baldwin 86, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on April 14, 1930, she was the daughter of Colburn and Winifred (Senecal) Boyce. She married the love of her life, Robert Baldwin on April 30, 1948.

Winifred was a nurse’s aide at Maplewood Manor and other nursing homes in the Ballston Spa area for many years. She and her husband Bob, were active in the Grange at local, county, and state levels. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and participating in family music sessions and was an avid bingo player. Winifred spent many years camping the east coast and especially spending winters in south west Florida.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bob; two brothers, Jack and Bill Boyce, niece, Ida Barry, and nephew, Frank Boyce.

Winifred is survived by her children Robert Baldwin, Jr. (Cathleen) of Porter Corners, William Baldwin (Janice) of Northville and Barry Baldwin (Kim) of Greenfield Center; Grandchildren Melanie, Jessica, Zachary, Joshua, Courtney, Jeremy and Nicki; many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her family, her many beloved dogs were her biggest joy.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10am to 11am on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144 or to the charity of your choice.

Perry L. Orapello 55, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Born in Amsterdam, NY on October 8, 1960, he was the son of Frank and Antoinette Orapello. He was a graduate of Galway High School and Fulton Montgomery Community College, earning a degree in electrical engineering. He served in the US Air Force.

Perry was an industrial electrician working at Quad Graphics in Saratoga Springs for 30 years. He enjoyed golfing and playing cards with his buddies. He was an avid fan of the NY Jets and Fantasy Football. Perry helped his cousins make pizzas for their business Orapello Wood Fire Pizza.

Perry met his wife Suzan in Great Falls, Montana and they were married on April 21, 1985. He was known for his great sense of humor and could make anyone laugh.

Perry is survived by his wife Suzan; his children Erica Maree (James) of Rock City Falls, Ryan Orapello (Jennifer) of Cohoes and Mikaela Orapello (Robert DeFrancis) of Johnstown; grandchildren Ethan, Evelyn, Colin, Lillian, Adalynn, Grace and Jordan; siblings Christine Vandepas (Chris) of Ballston Spa, Frank Orapello of Kingston, Laura Wells (Harry) of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11am Tuesday, October 4 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 3 from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

Larry Northrup 65, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Born in Bronx, NY on September 1, 1951, he was the son of John and Frances Northrop.

Larry worked for the Ballston Spa Central Schools and Hannaford in Wilton. He later drove taxi for Capitaland Taxi.

Larry enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He was a Buffalo Bills fan and loved watching the WWE.

He was predeceased by his father John and sister Marcell Fralick. Larry is survived by his daughters Nicole Northrop and Ashley Northrop; his mother Frances Northrop; sisters Susan Goldman and Beverly Tenwold; 1 niece and 4 nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to graveside service at 10am Thursday, September 29 at Sweetman Cemetery, Sweetman Road, Charlton. A celebration of his life will follow at the Barkersville Christian Church, 7200 Barkersville Road, Middle Grove.

Lillian J. Kester, 87, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2016. Born in Orchard Park, NY, April 11,1929 to Gladys and Weston Stroup. She married George (Jim) Kester in 1949 and lived in Delevan, NY for over 50 years. Lillian worked for Marriott Corp. as the Motorola cafeteria manager in Arcade for 30 years. She was a member of the Arcade United Methodist church. Lillian served as a volunteer at the Arcade Historical Society for 15 years. She has lived in Saratoga Springs, NY since 2009.

Lillian was predeceased by her husband George, three brothers, Wilfred, Clyde, Leslie and sister Eunice.

Lillian is survived by her sister, Lois Anderson (Irving) of Orchard Park, her daughters, Jane Ellen Bailey of Victor, NY and Jill Bednarek (John) of Greenfield Center, NY, three grand children, Annette Day (James), Peter Bednarek (Rebecca)and David Bednarek(Kristy), and 5 great grandchildren, Alexa, Austin, Luke, John and Anne.

A memorial service will be held at the Arcade United Methodist Church on October 15, 2016 at 1:30PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arcade Historical Society, Arcade, NY.

Geronimo A. Castanos “Jerry”, 80, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Born in the Dominican Republic on December 4, 1935, he came to the United States as a young boy. He lived in New York City for many years, before moving to Ballston Spa.

Jerry worked at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa for several years and later worked as a bus monitor for Shenendehowa Schools.

Jerry is survived by his wife Patricia; children Dawn, Frank and Michele; brother Anselmo; sister Gilda; 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

At Jerry’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Fay Elizabeth Neet, 73 a longtime resident of Ballston Spa, NY, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on August 10, 1943, in Saratoga Springs, NY she was the daughter of Joseph and Stephanie Lupul.

Fay graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 1962. She won the best dressed teenage girl award in the Saratoga Easter Parade. Fay worked in the meat department at Central Markets where she met John. After a short romance they were united in marriage on October 2, 1965. They have been happily married for over 50 years.

Fay was a member of the Southern Saratoga Herb Society. In her spare time she loved to be outside planting her garden and tending to her flowers. Her other hobbies included cooking, canning, sewing, camping and bowling. She adored her two grandchildren, Mallory and Ryan, and hosted many sleepovers for them.

Fay is lovingly remembered by her husband John; her children Richard Neet (Kim Turney) of Ballston Spa and Carolyn Czimbal (John) of Malta; grandchildren Mallory and Ryan Czimbal; sister Susan Anderson of Charleston, SC; brother Joe Lupul of Saratoga Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, September 26, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 25 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Fay to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Joyce A. Moore 75, left this world on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

She was born Joyce Ann Neddo in Waterford on September 9, 1941 in the humble home of Charles Neddo and Mary Margaret Wyhowanyas Neddo. On September 9, 1961 she married the love of her life Francis J. Moore.

Joyce found joy and pride in yard work, her flowers, and she sure loved her animals.

Joyce was predeceased by her father Charles Neddo and her husband Francis J. Moore. Joyce is survived by her daughters Christine Moore and her husband Brian VanCouyghen, and Jeannine Moore and her companion Ronald Miller; her mother Mary Margaret Neddo; her sister Cynthia Quantock and her husband Neil; her beloved grandchildren whom she loved spending time with, Brenna Dolan, Michaeleen VanCouyghen, Maeve VanCouyghen and Frankie Martino, who was named after his grandfather. She is also survived by her loving sidekick Cagney.

Funeral services will be held 11am Thursday, September 22 at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rottie Empire Rescue, 47 Union Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. www.rottieempirerescue.com

The family would like to thank Dr. Liebers and staff of Saratoga Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Frank and staff of Saratoga Radiology, The Visiting Nurses of South County and South County Hospital.

Harry E. Coonradt, 86, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on July 20, 1930, he was the son of Harry and Mary Coonradt.

Harry was a heavy equipment operator for over 65 years for several contractors and Local Union 106, working until he was 82 years old. With safety being the most important, he had pride in his work and a perfect safety record. In 1954, he worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway constructing a Hydropower Dam. From 1957 to 1965, he worked on the Albany South Mall and was also part of Great Lakes Dredging on the Albany Riverfront. In 1994, Harry set the Comet and Bobsled rides at Great Escape in Lake George as well as built new shopping centers and other buildings for Site Contractors of New England, Da Elia, Seward, Schultz, SAVAN, All Steel, Bast Hatfield, and Alpine.

Harry raced stock cars at many local race tracks including Albany Saratoga Speedway, Fonda and Whites Beach. His son Darryle and his grandchildren carried on the racing tradition and Harry was there to cheer them on.

He was predeceased by his wife Catherine, two sons Jeff and Darryle and siblings Mary, William, Noah, Jimmy, JoAnne and John. Harry is survived by his life partner Judy Maloney; children Ronald Coonradt, Sr. (Debbie) of Schenectady, Diane Ostrander (Michael) of Ballston Spa, Yvonne Harbers (Hans) of Delanson, and Jacquelyn Beaty (Don) of South Glens Falls; siblings Shirley Coonradt (Bill), Patricia Brooks and Chris Coonradt (Edith); 17 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, September 19 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in West Milton Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 18 from 1pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Harry may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org

The family would like to thank Saratoga Center A3B Unit and Staff, Saratoga Hospital Staff on A-3, Dr. Kevin Rosas and Dr. Joseph LaRosa.

Matthew Donald Hazleton, 49, died peacefully at his home in Saratoga Springs, NY on Monday, September 12, 2016 after a 26-month battle with glioblastoma.

Born in Ballston Spa, NY, he was the son of Karen and Samuel H. Hazleton IV of Diamond Point, NY and the late Ronaele (Armer) Hazleton.

Matthew attended and was confirmed at the Niskayuna Reformed Church. He graduated from Niskayuna High School where he was a member of the wrestling team. He earned a B.S. in Biology, with a Computer Science concentration, from Binghamton University. He worked as a Technical Quality Assurance Manager for Matthew Bender/LexisNexis in Albany, NY for 15 years and was a President’s Club award recipient. He joined Efficiency Partners, LLC, a software and development company in Latham, NY, owned by his brother Samuel Hazleton V, where he has served as Technical Support Director for the past 8 years.

He was an avid golfer and fisherman who enjoyed camping, travel, and spending time with his wife and his many friends and family. He especially enjoyed the comradery of his bowling league partners and a long-time poker group.

Besides his parents, Matthew is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betsey” (Alexander) Hazleton; grandmother Rita Houppert of Watertown, NY; siblings Kirsti Davis (Kent) of Sarasota, FL, Samuel Hazleton V (Joani) of Clifton Park, NY, Laura Gresens of Niskayuna, NY and Matthew Connell (Jill) of Niskayuna, NY; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Sara and Samuel Hazleton III, Eleanor "Robin" and Donald Armer, and Gerald Houppert, Sr.

A public memorial service will be held at the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, 1331 Sacandaga Road, Amsterdam, NY on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

Matthew’s wife and family would like to thank Community Hospice of Saratoga for their kind and compassionate attention and care during the past two months.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Matthew’s name to the following: The Community Hospice Foundation, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center, the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, or Hope for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E).

Clara “Cecelia” Burdikoff, 73, passed away peacefully September 12, 2016, at Saratoga Hospital. Born on April. 23, 1943 in Elyria, OH, she was the daughter of John and Clara Pleska. She married her childhood friend, Archpriest Igor Burdikoff, on December 27, 1964 in Lorain, OH.

During her 51 years of marriage to Archpriest Igor Burdikoff, she devoted herself to the Orthodox faith -serving as a choir director, church school teacher and volunteering wherever she was needed. Her love for music enabled her to be an accomplished piano and accordion player and an amateur song and story writer.

She obtained degrees from Bowling State University, OH, Montclair University, NY, and SUNY Albany. Throughout her professional life, she worked as a teacher in Michigan, New Jersey, and New York. In her last position before retirement, she worked as a library specialist at Veeder Elementary School in the South Colonie School District. A Grammota was also awarded to her by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America for her steadfast loyalty and service to the church.

She is survived by her husband Archpriest Igor Burdikoff; 3 children, Stephanie Burdikoff- Zak (Jeff) of Glastonbury, CT, Michael Burdikoff (Karen) of Burnt Hills, NY, Christine Burdikoff-Boucher (Brian) of Chapin, SC; her 3 grandchildren Catherine Rose, Emily Mary, and Abigail Eva; 2 siblings Linda Halligan (Tim), John Pleska (Miriam); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends and neighbors are invited to viewing hours 4-6:30pm and Parastas at 6:30pm at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake, NY on Friday, Sept 16, 2016. An invitation is also extended to the funeral service which will be held Saturday Sept 17, 2016 at 9:00am originating at Christ the Savior Church and presided over by His Eminence, Archbishop Michael. The burial service will take place at New Skete Monastery in Cambridge, NY, where she will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor may be made to the Christ the Savior Orthodox Church Memorial Fund or New Skete Monastery.

Jack Alvin Melander, 87 of Ballston Spa passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Ironically, he recently stated that he couldn’t believe a woman might win the presidential election within his lifetime. A recovering history buff, he was born on November 7, 1928 in Schenectady, New York. After moving to Ballston Spa as a child, he remained there until his death.

In the early 1960's, he was the President of Tufflite Plastics which he founded with his parents and brother. After leaving Tufflite, he started multiple businesses in the area including Floral Fashions located on Pleasant Street and a dish garden wholesale business. Due to his business savvy, he was able to fully retire in the late 1970’s. After that time, he could often be found in afternoons waving at passersby on Saratoga Avenue near the Old Knitting Mill where he offered housing to many people over the years.

When picking a team for Trivial Pursuit, if you wanted to win, you picked Jack. He would correctly answer most questions, not even realizing that he was aware of the material. He loved New Orleans Jazz, Neil Diamond and Butter Pecan ice cream. One of his favorite movies was The Sting, from 1973 and starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman. Prior to Jay Leno taking over, he and his mother loved to watch The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Due to his children, he had ties to the Florida Gators (Go Gators!) and followed their football schedule up until the end of his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Evelyn Melander, brother Richard Melander and son Ricky Curtis Melander. He is survived by his children Debbie Miller (David), Chris Melander, Jackie Aikens (Tom), David Melander, Sally Kobylinski (John) and Jenifer Harris (Pat); and his brother, Carl Melander (Margaret). In addition, he had twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be planned in Orlando, FL October 15, 2016 and another one during his birthday weekend, November 5-6, 2016 in Ballston Spa, NY.

Eloise H. St. Onge, 92, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Born in Oneonta, NY on May 1, 1924, she was the daughter of Frank and Orrilla Mulkins.

Eloise worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Ballston Spa for many years. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and spending time with her beloved dog Becka.

Eloise is survived by her husband of 70 years, Earl; her children Gary St. Onge (Jackie), Donald St. Onge (Angie) and Susan St. Onge; granddaughters Christine and Michelle; and great granddaughter Amelia.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12147 or the charity of your choice.

Maynard W. Staulters, 84, of Angola, Indiana, died September 7, 2016 in Lakeland Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Angola. He was born November 23, 1931 in Ballston Spa, New York to Carl and Lillian May (Dubois) Staulters. He married Dorothy B. Baker on November 15, 1952.

He worked 36 years for the New York State Department of Transportation, retiring in 1990.
Maynard served his country in the US Army. He was a member of the Henry Cornell American Legion Post 234, Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his parents; two sons, Dale Staulters and Mark Staulters; brother, Leonard Staulters and sisters, Virginia Staulters and Ruth Ballinger. Maynard is survived by his wife, Dorothy B. Staulters of Angola, Indiana; sons, Keith A. (Kristi Hunt) Staulters of Angola, Indiana and Clay W. Staulters of Angola, Indiana; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday, September 20 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services with military honors will follow at 1:30pm at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

The following obituary was written by Paul himself, a prolific writer and man of great wit and humor.

Paul C. Neth, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family, after a long period of having one foot in a drifting canoe and the other on a slippery rock.

Paul was the son of German immigrant parents, Wilhelm and Eugenia Neth. Born on September 17, 1930, in Utica, NY, Paul graduated from the Utica Free Academy in 1948. He began his college studies later that year at the NYS College of Forestry, Syracuse University, and completed two years, before transferring to the NYS College of Agriculture, Cornell University, where he received his B. S. in 1952. He entered Graduate School at Cornell where he lost his heart to a delightful young lady named Shirley, but still received an M.S. in 1955, and a Ph.D. in 1959, specializing in Fishery Science and Wildlife Management.

On December 19, 1953, he married Shirley A. Albrecht (the daughter of Frank and Harriet Albrecht of Little Falls) who, at the time was Executive Secretary to Dr. Gustav Swanson, Head of the Ag School’s Conservation Department. Shirley later confided to her children that she snared Paul, then a poor, struggling, starving graduate student, with two tickets to “The Mikado” and a large pan of delectable, creamy brownies. He also thought she was hot! Although being quite naïve about such matters, he wasn’t sure what that meant.

Paul began his career as an aquatic biologist at the NYS Conversation Department’s Ray Brook office in 1957. In 1962 he was appointed Regional Fisheries Manager for Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. In 1969, he accepted statewide responsibilities in New York’s fisheries program when he transferred to the Albany Central Office and became Federal Aid Coordinator for the Division of Fish and Wildlife Bureau of Fisheries. In 1973, he was promoted to Fisheries Research Supervisor with responsibility for all contract research and special study projects being funded by the Bureau. This position later evolved into that of Inland Fisheries Section Head when he assumed broad programmatic and administrative responsibilities involving nearly all aspects of New York’s freshwater fisheries endeavors, excluding the Great Lakes.

During his career, he contributed to many of the successful and productive fisheries programs of the 1970’s and 1980’s that placed New York’s sport fishing opportunities among the best in the U.S. He was deeply involved in the early stages of the Great Lakes salmonid program, the landlocked salmon and wild brook trout programs, American shad restoration in the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers, and especially the fisheries management of the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. He also dealt with many controversial issues ranging from protection of Hudson River striped bass to sea lamprey control in Seneca and Cayuga Lakes and Lake Champlain.

He truly enjoyed his long association with DEC and its superb and talented fisheries staff. His work brought him into contact with many outstanding professionals in related fields, including law and engineering, scientists at universities in New York, Vermont and Canada and involvement in interstate and international commissions. These experts were often deeply involved in NY fisheries programs and contributed greatly to their success.

Paul retired from DEC in 1990. He received Departmental Service awards for the work of his teams on sea lamprey control in Seneca and Cayuga Lakes and development of commercial fishing regulations for striped bass in the Hudson River. The 8-year experimental Lake Champlain sea lamprey control project, in which he and many others were involved, received the 1999 Excellence in Sport Fisheries Management Award by the American Sport Fishing Association and the Best Fisheries Management Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration Project Award by the Fisheries Administrators Section of the American Fisheries Society.

He loved the out-of-doors and especially treasured the memories of many exploratory canoeing and camping trips to the Adirondacks and Maine with Shirley and his daughters. In the early stages of his life he enjoyed trapping and hunting, especially bow hunting, and could, many years later, still count the number of trees that jumped in front his well-directed arrows at the last moment to save a deer. His only peer at this skill was his father, who set an even higher standard for impaling trees. His interest in fishing intensified as he aged and he spent many hours bouncing about on the waves of Lake Champlain in his 17-foot rowing canoe, “The Lamprey Suck II” while turkey vultures circled overhead, licking their beaks, anticipated and easy, if somewhat fatty, meal.

He also spent an inordinate amount of time on Adirondack trout ponds watching loons and otters outfish him and cursing his luck for not having been born with webbed feet and a serrated beak so that he could at least be competitive with his feathered and furry associates. He and Shirley spent many pleasant fall days at Cape Cod with friends where he and his buddy “Grif” enthusiastically sought out striped bass and bluefish and occasionally caught some. He enjoyed travelling with Shirley (Alaska and Nova Scotia were highlights), reading, good music, and complaining about politicians. He loved puttering around their property, doing maintenance on Shirley’s 1001 horticultural delights.
Paul was a member of the American Fisheries Society and its Northeast Division and New York Chapter. He was the first President of the New York Chapter and over time served various committee functions in each.

Paul leaves behind his wife, the love of his life and dearest friend, Shirley Albrecht Neth, with whom he had many great adventures during their 62 years of marriage; two extraordinary daughters, intelligent, capable and with great heart, in whom he had great pride, Kristina Neth and Lynn Jessee; two delightfully challenging and loving grandchildren, Erin and Alex Jessee; sons in law Michael Houghton and Bret Jessee; sisters Rosemary Dickson and Dorothea Wolf; brothers in law James Dickson, Robert Albrecht, David Albrecht, and cousins Hanna Suppe and Janet Charlebois; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

At Paul’s request, there will be no services. Memorial contributions in memory of Paul may be made to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or a charity of your choice.

Paul and his family would like to thank the staff of Community Hospice of Saratoga for their efficient and caring services.

John B. Dower 93, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. Born in Port Henry, NY on January 6, 1923, he was the son of Maurice and Beatrice Dower, living most of his life in Ballston Spa. He was an Army veteran of World War II. John worked for the NYS Department of Labor for many years, retiring in 1978.

John was his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s biggest fan, attending all their sports and school activities. He was devoted supporter of Ballston Spa Wrestling. He was a speed skater with the Saratoga Winter Club until his seventies and was an avid motorcyclist, riding until his late eighties. He also enjoyed playing golf. John was a member of VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa where he served as commander.

He was predeceased by his wife Gloria, brothers Maurice and Robert, and daughter in law Debra Dower. John is survived by his children John Dower (Rebecca) and Kathleen Johnson (Vince); grandchildren Regan (Linda), Ryan (Nicole), and Rory (Sarah) Johnson, Katie (Tim) Decker, Erin (Brian) Fleming, Allison (Francesco) D’Agati and Caitlyn D’Agati; great grandchildren Ronan, Brody, Caleigh, Camryn, Gavin, Aiden, Griffin, Johnny, Amelia, Teagan, Tessa and Makenna; sister Beatrice Bernhard; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 6 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 9:30am Wednesday, September 7 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.

Memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to the Community Emergency Corp, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.