Obituaries


Arthur D. Herald, 89 of Troy, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012. Born in Troy, May 31, 1923, he was the son of the late Arthur Herald and Rhoda Greene. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He served in the New York State Coast Guard for several years. Art was an avid chef and worked in various local restaurants. He was a lifetime member of the Troy Boat and Canoe Club in addition to the American Legion. He enjoyed playing pool with his friends at Don and Paul’s in Waterford. Art loved his family and was a good friend to many.

He was predeceased by six siblings. Art is survived by his daughter Lori Robinson (Wayne) of Ballston Spa, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In particular, his niece Vivian Schabhetl showed great benevolence to her Uncle Art. A special thank you also to John Husson and his family who bestowed sincere friendship and kindness to Art over the years.

A graveside service with military honors will be held 1pm Monday, June 18, 2012 at Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderhyden Hall Development Office, PO Box 219, Wynantskill, NY 12198.

Brian K. Smith 49, of Stillwater, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, August 15, 1962, he was the son of Richard and Sandra Smith. Brian was a chef and worked at many area restaurants including, Village Pizzeria, Gideon Putnam, McGregor County Club and Lake View Place. He worked at PVC Industries and most recently he worked at DC Sports in Mechanicville. He was always the life of the party. He enjoyed camping and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his children and he was happily awaiting the birth of his first grandchild.

He was predeceased by his wife, Betty. Brian is survived by his beloved children, Jonathan Smith (Amy) and Samantha Smith of Ballston Spa, his parents, Richard and Sandra Smith of Gloversville, stepson, Jeremiah Woodbeck of Green Island and seven step grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2pm Friday, June 15, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A calling hour will precede the service from 1-2pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan K. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265

Paul Mendoza 42, of Ballston Spa, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012. Born in Houston, Texas, he was the son of Max Mendoza and the late Ruth Uribe Mendoza. Paul was a graduate of Baylor University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology Pre Med and Political Science. He moved to New York State in 2003 and to this area in 2005. Paul was a manager for Hannaford Supermarket in Albany, Glenville, Rotterdam and most recently the Hannaford in Queensbury.

Paul was very active in the YMCA programs, which were sponsored by Hannaford, including the Latino Youth Conference and the Black and Latino Achievers Awards. He was a member of the Saratoga Abundant Life Church and served at Living Hope Christian Church and West Oaks Fellowship. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his family, especially his beloved daughters.

He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth Mendoza, and his brother, Eugene Mendoza. Paul is survived by his wife, Melissa Campos Mendoza, his daughters, Sofia and Gabriela, father and stepmother, Max and Lydia Mendoza, brother, Maxie Mendoza, sister, Melissa Ann Mendoza, and godmother, Mary Alvarado (Gilbert) all of Houston, Texas, father in law and mother in law, Albert and Geraldine Campos, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Friday, June 15, at Saratoga Abundant Life Church, 2325 Route 50, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5-8pm Thursday at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to Sunmark Federal Credit Union c/o Melissa Mendoza, PO Box 308, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 for the benefit of his daughters.

Ronald M. Lacey 79, of Ballston Spa, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012. Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, January 16, 1933, he moved to this area in 1968. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Ron spent his career in the insurance industry serving as a broker for Ter Bush and Powell and later as a vice president for Jardine Insurance Brokers. He retired in 1993.

Ron served on the Planning Board for the Town of Milton. A master gardener for Cornell Cooperative Extension, his gardens were a great joy to him and all who saw them. His love of horseracing was seen in his many partnerships with Funky Monkey Stables and his presence in the clubhouse and backstretch.

Ron is survived by his wife of 28 years, Linda Kimball-Lacey, his children, Lynne Lacey-Shutter (Charles) of Colonie, Ronald Lacey II (Lynne) of Crystal Beach, Florida, and Susan Lacey of Dunedin, Florida, grandchildren, Kristin Lacey, Kayla Cattoi (Nick), Zac Daulton, Anna Rose, Sarah Jayne, and Audra Grace, great granddaughter Ava Lacey-Cattoi, sister in law, Karen Potter, and nieces, Mary Jo and Madyson Potter.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 12, from 4-7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Backstretch Employees at Saratoga Racetrack or Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Dorothy E. Craven 91 of Malta, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Born in Watervliet, April 3, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Cora Weir. Dorothy worked for D&H Railroad, Montgomery Wards and Soave Faire, Inc where she worked as a bookkeeper and credit manager for many years. She was known for her wit and humor. She had many interests including reading, music, history, bird watching, animals, and a love of nature.

She was predeceased by her loving husband and best friend, Laurence W. Craven, her sister, Eleanor and her brother, John. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Lynn Craven Soave and her husband Vito of Saratoga Springs, her son, Laurence Craven of California, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1pm Friday, June 8 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc, 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A private calling hour for family and close friends will precede the service. Burial will follow in Dunning Street Cemetery, Malta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Estherville Animal Shelter, 100 Russell Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833 or Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

The family would like to thank Dorothy’s caregivers and doctors for their care and compassion.

Carl E. Hatlee, Jr 69, of Schenectady, passed away peacefully Friday, June 1, 2012 after battling heart and lung disease, surrounded by his family. Born in Niskayuna, December 29, 1942, he was the son of the late Carl and Coreta Hatlee, Sr. He served in the US Army and the Air National Guard. Carl was a Schenectady Firefighter/Paramedic for 26 years, retiring as a lieutenant. He was a member of St Stephens Episcopal Church in Schenectady. He was a Boy Scout leader and served on many committees and councils. He enjoyed fishing and camping on Sacandaga Lake, and spending time with his dog Kailey.

Carl is survived by his wife, Laurel June Hatlee, his children, Carl E. Hatlee, III of Hopewell, Virginia, and Cassandra Demboski and her husband David of Poughkeepsie.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, June 5 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Sweetman Cemetery, Charlton. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday from 4-8pm at the funeral home.

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

James A. Shepard 65, of Round Lake, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Born in Rome, NY, December 1, 1946, he was the son of the late Frances and Jean Northway Shepard. Jim grew up in Rome and graduated from RFA High School in 1964. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force and was stationed in Alaska. He earned an Associate Degree in accounting while stationed there. He held several management positions for Key Services of Albany for 27 years and later worked as sales manager at Boscov’s Department Store in Clifton Park.

Jim enjoyed playing and watching golf and taking family vacations to Thousand Islands, NY and Holden Beach, NC. He was an avid Yankees and Cowboys fan. He also enjoyed frequenting the Saratoga Race Course each summer. Most of all he enjoyed having his family close to him and especially valued time spent with his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jeannie (Gelschlecter) Shepard. Jim is survived by his children, Denise Nolan and her husband Eric of Gansevoort, Daniel Shepard and his wife Stacey of Clifton Park and their mother, Judith (Plopper) Shepard of Newark, Ohio, his grandchildren, Danielle Prock, Alex Prock, Collins Shepard and Alana Shepard, his siblings, David Shepard of Arizona, Patricia Cady and her husband John of Rome, NY, Geraldine Barber and her husband Bob of Tiffin, Ohio, and Crystal Beckwith and her husband Mike of Rome, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 10am-12 noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at noon. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at The Mill Restaurant in Round Lake at 1pm following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to The Wounded Warriors Project at www.gotwoundedwarriorproject.org.

Graydon B. Bauer 84, passed into the arms of our Lord on May 27, 2012, with his wife by his side. He had a heart attack in their Ballston Spa home.

He was born on December 14, 1927 to William and Veronica (Hannon) Bauer of Irondequoit, NY. He attended Aquinas High School then Rochester Business Institute. He served in the Army during WWII and was discharged March ‘48.

Graydon met the love of his life, Betty Jane, in August '53 and they were married the following year.

He worked for Tobin Packing Co. for 42 years and retired in 1993.

Graydon’s kind nature manifested itself in many volunteer activities including serving on national and local disasters with the American Red Cross. He volunteered with Equinox of Albany, NY for many years. He cooked at the Daily Bread of Melbourne FL, while wintering there. He was also active in the BPOE. A lover of music and the arts, he volunteered as an usher at SPAC during his summers in NY for nearly two decades. He was a gentle, thoughtful man who enjoyed spending time with his friends and a game of golf or cards. He was an avid gardener.

He was a member of St. Edward’s Church in Clifton Park for many years. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Melbourne FL, and worshipped at St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa while in the north.

He spent his retirement years between their home in Ballston Spa, New York and Melbourne, Florida. Graydon loved to travel and he and Betty Jane spent their retirement traveling the world together on many grand adventures. A man devoted to family, he lived a long and richly rewarding life.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, William Bauer of Goleta, CA, and his sisters, Rita DeVoldre and Betty Clark both of Rochester, NY.

Graydon is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Betty Jane, son, James G. Bauer of Ballston Spa, two daughters, Mary Terese “Traci” Bauer of Malta, and Diann Bauer-Malik and her husband Suhail Malik of Germany, granddaughter, Victoria M. Bauer, grandson, Troy J. Bauer, granddaughter, Rosa B. Malik and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 9am Monday, June 4, 2012 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 3-6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Daily Bread Inc, 815 East Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901.

Keith L. Dawson 49, of Schuylerville, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012. Born in Saratoga Springs, June 8, 1962, he was the son of Isabelle Dawson and the late Sidney Dawson. Keith worked for Osborne Golf Course in Northville, Satch Sales in Mechanicville, security at Amsterdam Mall, and most recently for The Pressroom in Ballston Spa.

Keith was an excellent mechanic and had a passion for cars. He restored a 1982 Buick and displayed it in car shows. He enjoyed going to Stewarts and having coffee with his friends.

Keith is survived by his mother, Isabelle Dawson of Schuylerville, sister, Terri LaJuene of Ballston Spa, nephews, Ray Westfall (Evie) and Shane Dawson (Brandy), niece, Kim Warren (Jody), lifelong friend, Bill Hart, and friends, Kurt Osborne, and Dave Coonradt.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to General Schuylerville Emergency Squad, 51 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871.

“I had more living to do and things to do but time ran out for me. I have lost my battle with cancer but you better believe if there’s drag racing in heaven I’ll be there.”

Anna (Lampe) Schweigard, 88 of Northern Pines Senior Apartments, Gansevoort, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, at the home of her daughter and son in law, Barbara and Jeff Beers. Born in the Bronx, October 28, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Maude Lampe. Anna was a secretary for the purchasing agent at Schoharie High School for several years and then worked for the NYS Department of Tax and Finance as a senior steno for Labor Relations. She retired in 1982.

Anna was a member of the St Joseph’s Rosary Society and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary in Schoharie. She loved to shop and enjoyed camping at Schroon Lake.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, her daughter, Patricia Palmatier and two sisters, Ruth Smith and Joan Shay. Anna is survived by her daughter, Barbara Beers and her husband Jeff of Ballston Spa, granddaughter, Maria Sanganetti of Ballston Spa, grandson, Corey Palmatier of Middleburgh, great granddaughter, Katelynne Cavert of Ballston Spa, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1pm Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. The family will receive friends at the church at 12:30pm. A graveside service will be held 12pm Thursday, May 31 at the Old Stone Fort Cemetery in Schoharie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scho-Wright Ambulance Corps, PO Box 325, Schoharie, NY 12157 or American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211.

Online remembrances may be made at www.armerfuneralhome.com

Mildred V. Fuhrman, 89 of Riverhead, NY and formerly of Ballston Spa, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, October 17, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ruth Fregeau. Mildred was a homemaker and was cherished by her family and friends. Among Mildred’s interests, were gardening and the pursuit of various craft projects. She loved to sew, knit, and work with pressed flowers.

She was predeceased by husband, Herman Fuhrman, sister, Ruth Tiffault, and brother, Edward Fregeau. Mildred is survived by her daughter, Carol Ann Fleming (Gordon), grandson, Graham Fleming, two nieces and three nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, May 30, from 10-11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 11am. Burial will be in St Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 101 Elm Street, Sayville, NY 11782.

Bernard H. Wemple, 82, of Armer Road, Rock City Falls, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Saratoga Hospital following a brief illness surrounded by his family.

Born in Gloversville, March 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Flora and Delbert Wemple, Sr. Bern graduated from Mayfield High School in 1948 where he we very athletic; playing baseball, basketball and soccer. He went on to work at General Electric Co for 25 years, graduating from their Engineering Program in 1952.

He coached Little League baseball and basketball in Clifton Park, played semi-pro basketball, and was a basketball manager for Schenectady. He moved from Clifton Park to Rock City Falls in 1969. Bern was of the Presbyterian faith. He was an avid NY Yankees fan. He enjoyed corresponding with his friends and family via email and very much looked forward to Sunday dinners with his children and grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Joan Johnson, whom he married in 1953, and his son, Keith Wemple.

Bern is survived by two sons, Steven A. Wemple of Rock City Falls and Brian H. Wemple of Providence, daughter in law, Nancy E. Wemple of Rock City Falls, two grandchildren, Christopher Wemple of Rock City Falls and Kristi Wemple of Providence, two brothers, Bruce (Audrey) of Galway and Delbert (Mary) of Cincinnatus and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at 2pm Sunday, May 27 at the family home, 1367 Armer Road, Rock City Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Anna K. Felso, 99, of Jonesville, passed away peacefully Monday, May 21, 2012, at her home. Born in Coudersport, PA, March 12, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Bertha Green. She worked at many different jobs including as a machinist at General Electric during World War II. She retired as head housekeeper at the former Glenridge Hospital.

Anna was a talented seamstress and loved watching birds and making Christmas ornaments for her friends and family. She enjoyed fishing and camping at Schroon Lake.

Anna was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Felso and nine siblings. She is survived by her children, Joseph Felso (Bertha) of Scotia and Lorraine Ryan (William) of Jonesville, sister, Betty Walter of Ohio, brother, Francis Green of Fillmore, nine grandchildren, William Ryan (Mel) of Ballston Spa, Peter Ryan (Donna) of Clifton Park, Kathy Castro of Amsterdam, Joe Ryan (Nancy) of Binghamton, Jim Ryan (Pam) of Clifton Park, Christine Kulls (Paul) of Ballston Spa, Debbie Bailey (Bruce) of South Glens Falls, Donna Brownell (Randy) of Ballston Spa, Joe Felso, Jr (Beckey) of Burnt Hills, 22 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Nolan for his fabulous care over the years and Community Hospice of Saratoga for their loving care and compassion.

Walter B. Fitzgerald, Jr. 83 of Malta passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. He was born in Ballston Spa, the son of the late Walter and Anna Fitzgerald, Sr. Walter was a US Coast Guard veteran CWO4, serving during World War II and Vietnam. He worked for the Southern Adirondack Library System for many years, retiring in 1984.

He was a communicant of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa and served on the Ballston Spa School District Board of Education. He was an avid Yankee fan. Walter was very devoted to his family.

He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Fitzgerald, Sr and sister, Mary Fennell. Walter is survived by his wife of 62 years, Audrey Graf Fitzgerald, his children, Michael Fitzgerald (Jill) of Colorado and Carol Dowen (Wayne) of Ballston Spa, grandchildren, Ryan Fitzgerald, Sean Fitzgerald, Meghan Hart, and Brian Hart, stepgrandchildren, Christopher Dowen and Michael Dowen, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11am Monday, May 21, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. A calling hour will precede the service from 9:30-10:30am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with full military honors will be in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mary’s Haven, 35 New Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Dr. Russell B. Peacock 81, of Greenfield Center, a longtime area physician, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012. Dr. Peacock was born January 6, 1931 in Schenectady, son of the late Ruanna and Russell Peacock and stepson of George Kuebler. He graduated from Nott Terrace High School in 1948 and enlisted in the Army where he was stationed with the 2nd Division 38th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War from 1950-53. He returned home and became a graduate of Southern Illinois University in 1957. He continued his education and went on to graduate from University of Illinois in 1962 with his medical degree. He moved to Ballston Spa and opened his general medical practice on West High Street in 1963.

He remained active in the Military through the New York Army National Guard (NYARNG) and was selected as the 1991 US Army National Guard Flight Surgeon of the Year. This award is given by the Society of US Army Flight Surgeons to Flight Surgeons who best represent the high ideals and standards set forth in Army aviation medicine. Dr. Peacock retired as Colonel from the NYARNG in 1995 and is recognized as a Brigadier General with the NY State Militia.

In addition to Dr. Peacock’s private practice that he maintained through 1988, he was the physician for the Saratoga County Correctional Facility, an attending physician at the Saratoga County Infirmary as well as the former Benedict Memorial Hospital, the school physician for the Ballston Spa Central School District and was an elected Coroner for Saratoga County.

He gave as selflessly to his community as he gave to his family and in any of his spare time enjoyed just about every aspect of his life; sailing, flying, woodworking, and classical music were among his favorites. He could always be found in his workshop building or fixing something. Dr. Peacock was a consummate philosopher of life and above all else, took great pleasure in learning.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Darlene Spies Peacock; his children, LTC Craig and his wife Kathy, Dr. Jama Peacock Birsett, CPT(R) Larry, CPT Richard and his wife, Brittany, Elizabeth DeCrescenzo and her husband Robert; granddaughters, Sharise, Teagan, Rylee, Nevaeh, Alexandra, Sophia, Gabrielle, and Quinlyn; grandsons, Donald Birsett III and Andrew; sister, Elizabeth Austin; brothers, Richard Peacock, David Kuebler, George Kuebler, Earl Kuebler; several nieces and nephews, and many special friends.

A memorial service will be held 10am Friday, May 25, at Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 1-3 and 5-8pm Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Honor Guard at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871.

Donald G. Gilchrist 90, of Ballston Spa, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, February 4, 1922, he was the son of Harry and Sadie Gilchrist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His unit, Merrill’s Marauders, was awarded a citation after a series of successful engagements which were of great tactical importance in Burma, Asia.

Don worked for Cottrell Paper Co in Rock City Falls for 33 years, retiring in 1984. He was a past member of the Kayaderosseras Fish and Game Club, Milton Eagles Fire Department, Milton Grange, and VFW Post 458 of Ballston Spa. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Don was affectionately known as the “Mayor of Finley Road”. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Charlotte. Don is survived by his children, Judy Thompson (Walter) of Ballston Spa, John Harry Gilchrist (Patti) of Ballston Spa, three grandchildren, Sara, Julie, and James, three great grandchildren, Ally, Josh and Andrew, his sister, Shirley Palmateer (Floyd) of Middle Grove, and several nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 15, from 10-11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 11am. Burial with full military honors will be in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to the Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.

Owen A. Almy 62 of Ballston Spa, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012. He was born in Saratoga Springs, December 28, 1949. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Owen worked for Window Tech in Malta. He was an avid Yankee and Giants fan and enjoyed going to the Saratoga Racetrack.

Owen is survived by his wife, Sandra Almy, his children, Anthony Almy of Ballston Spa, Tiffany Almy of Gloversville, Cassandra Almy of Albany, Mark Benson of Saratoga Springs, Tina Eggleston of Ballston Spa, Tamara Benson-Kimball of Ballston Spa, his mother, Pauline Schaff of Saratoga Springs, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11am Wednesday, May 16 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A calling hour will precede the service from 10-11am. Burial will follow in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

Memorial contributions may be to Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

James W. Loveday “Papa Bear” 68 of Clifton Park, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012, with his daughters at his side. Born in Cohoes, September 1, 1943, he was the son of the late James and Eleanor Loveday. He served in the US Marine Corps. Jim was an electrician working for Lucent Technologies, formerly Western Electric, for 39 years. He was a past member of the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department and served on the Arlington School Board for 13 years. He was very involved in the State Legislature and was a candidate for the 99th Assembly District in 1993.

After his retirement, Jim operated Big Bear Home Repair helping many of his friends and neighbors. Jim was a volunteer for the Domestic Violence and Crisis Centers in Dutchess and Saratoga County. He served as an advocate representing many people in court. His greatest joy was his family and he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Annual family camping trips to Lake George for his birthday were his favorite times.

Jim is survived by his daughters, Susan Morrissey (Patrick) of Ballston Spa, and Kate Loveday (Shawn Owens) of Clifton Park, grandchildren, Abigail and Stephen Morrissey, cousin, Carol Ann Connelly (Don) of Cohoes and her children, Kerry and Elle, and his beloved dogs, Lisa and Maddy.

At Jim’s request, his family will hold a celebration of his life this summer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marine Corps Veteran Association, 2245 Park Towne Circle, Sacramento, CA 95825.

Theodore M. Green 86 of Ballston Spa, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012. He was born in Ballston Spa, April 10, 1926. Ted was an electrician and carpenter working in the local area for many years. He enjoyed swimming and loved to play cards.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth and Irene, and his brothers, Merton and Maynard. Ted is survived by his wife of 69 years, Anna Teeling Green, three brothers, Bernard Green of Tennessee, Ralph Green of Corinth, Manuel Green of Galway, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 9:30am Monday, May 14, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga Co Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Daniel Pompa 89 of Saratoga Springs, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 at his home. Born in Glenham, NY, July 5, 1922, he was the son of the late John and Susan Pompa, Sr. He moved to the Town of Malta at the age of 12. Dan and his brothers owned and operated Pompa Bros. He was a communicant of St Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his brothers, John, Stephen, and Nelson Pompa and his sister, Mary Vieweg. Dan is survived by his wife, Noreen Pompa and his sister, Cecelia Kimmey of Malta, several brothers in law and sisters in law, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to funeral services 10:30am Tuesday, May 8, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be private. At Dan’s request, there will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or the charity of your choice.

The family invites you to join them for a reception at the Ballston Spa Elks, 10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa immediately following the service.

Judith A. Wiebicke 68 of Wilton, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, March 23, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Thelma Little. Judy worked for Saratoga County in the Real Property Tax Office for 23 years.

Judy is survived by her husband, Ernie, her children, Judy Woodcock (Ralph) of Gansevoort, John Adams of Gansevoort, Jeffrey Adams (Heidi) of Wilton, Jackie Adams (Rodney) of Fort Edward, and Janet Chapman (Patrick) of Saratoga Springs, three brothers, Samuel Little (Mary) of Tennessee, Timothy Little (Anne) of Stillwater, and Gary Little of Saratoga Springs, two sisters, Betty Kirkpatrick (Bobby) of Saratoga Springs and Carol Phillips (Jim) of Mechanicville, 11 grandchildren,
4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211.

The family would like to thank the staff of Community Hospice of Saratoga for their care and compassion.

Gladys Graham Northup Gorsline 80, of Round Lake, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Born in Albany, April 19, 1932 she was the daughter of the late George and Helen Graham. She grew up in Round Lake and was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School. Gladys was a bus driver for Shenendehowa Central Schools for 30 years. She was a talented artist and enjoyed painting, quilting and sewing. Gladys’ greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends, especially her beloved grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Gorsline and her sister, Shirley Wright. Gladys is survived by her children, William Northup (Bobbi) of Charlton, Nancie Williams of West Glenville, and Susan Wallin of Round Lake, and her grandchildren, Graham Northup, Adam and Benjamin Wallin.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 6-8pm Thursday, May 3 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A graveside service will be held 11am Friday, May 4, at Memory Gardens, 983 Watervliet Shaker Road, Colonie.

Memorial contributions may be made to Women’s Round Lake Improvement Society (WRLIS)
Box 665 Round Lake, NY 12151.

Helen E. Robbins 86 of Galway, with her family by her side, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Galway, April 16, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Eva Schmidt. Helen was a nurse’s aide for 25 years at the Saratoga County Infirmary. She was an avid reader and her greatest joy was spending time with and taking care of her family.

She was predeceased by her first husband Donald L. May, and her brothers, Oscar, Carl and Donald Schmidt. Helen is survived by her husband Kenneth E. Robbins, her children Joyce Emigh of Galway, Donald May, Jr (Ann) of Hagaman, Douglas May (Lynn) of Hagaman, David May of Jacksonville FL, Sharon Nolan of Ballston Spa, Sandra Hoffman (Fred) of Fonda, Dale May (MaryAnn) of Schenectady, Wendy Spence (William) of Broadalbin, Kenneth Robbins, Jr (Martha) of Galway, and Katherine Keller of Galway, her brother Robert Schmidt (Patricia) of Ledyard, CT, 24 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Helen’s wishes there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service 3pm Friday May 4, 2012 at East Galway Cemetery, Welch Road, Galway.

The family would like to thank the staff on C-3 at Saratoga Hospital for their care and compassion.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to the Maplewood Manor Resident Fund, 149 Ballston Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

MaryAnn E. Seelow 69 of Middle Grove, passed away Friday April 27, 2012. Born in Ontario, Canada, June 9, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Helen Lenartz. She moved to the Ballston Spa area in 1952. MaryAnn was a licensed practical nurse and worked at Glendale Nursing Home for many years, retiring in 2005. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and beloved dog Benji.

MaryAnn is survived by her husband, Leonard Seelow, two brothers, Ted Lenartz (Carol) of Ballston Spa and James Lenartz of Ballston Spa, four stepdaughters, Deborah VanCuren (Carl) of Broadalbin, Darlene Abeling of Galway, Doreen Podolec (Steve) of Galway and Dawn Galarneau (James) of Charlton, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galway Ambulance Corp, PO Box 52, Galway, NY 12074.

Frank Jeffery Flinton “Skeeter” 59, of Ballston Spa, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 29, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, June 11, 1952, he was the son of the late Frank and Florence Flinton. Frank worked for the Saratoga County Highway Department for 35 years, where he was known as “Skeeter”. After his retirement, he worked for NAPA for several years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Beverley Flinton, two sisters, Faith Flinton and Fern Wagner (John), brother, Faron Flinton (Jill), two stepchildren, Robert Smaldone and Kandee Lane (Mack), four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his buddies, Mo and Star.

A memorial service will be held 7pm Wednesday, May 2 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A calling hour will precede the service from 6-7pm Wednesday.

George J. Busold, Jr 78 of Saratoga Lake, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012. Born in Albany, November 20, 1933, he was the son of the late George and Ellen Busold, Sr. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy. George served his community as an Albany Police Officer for 35 years and also served as an EMT for Capital District Ambulance for many years.

George displayed great optimism throughout his life and enjoyed raising his family on Saratoga Lake. He was a communicant of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa. He admired the view of Saratoga Lake, boating, and vacationing at his home in Florida. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

George is survived by his life partner, Eleanor Simmons, their children, Deborah Busold of Palm Harbor, Florida, Christopher Busold (Rose) of Saratoga Lake, Michael Busold of Saratoga Lake, George “Chip” Busold (Deborah) of Waterford, Thomas Simmons (Patricia) of Albany, Steven Simmons (Ann) of Saratoga Lake, Colleen Ferlo (Patrick) of Ballston Spa, his grandchildren, Joshua, Lucas, Nicole, Stephen, Daniel, David, Kelly, Steven, Heather and Melissa.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Wednesday, May 2, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday evening from 5-7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or St Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Beatrice Galusha Baker 82 of Vernon, Connecticut, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 with her loving family by her side. Born in Ballston Spa, NY, September 8, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Clesson and Nellie Van Lew Galusha. Beatrice loved tending to her flower gardens and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her son Ronald, her brother Earl and her sisters, Charlotte and June. Beatrice is survived by her husband, George Baker, her daughter, Lorraine and her husband Alex, her sons, Donald, Burton and Christopher, her brother, Roy, her sister, Shirley, her grandchildren, Evan, Nathaniel, Scott and George, her great gerat grandson, Georgie, and a very dear family friend, Anthony.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 1 from 11-1pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A graveside service will follow in Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Plummer Road, Ballston Spa.

Beverly J. Novatsky 85, of Ballston Spa, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Born in Schenectady, May 19, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Rose Joyce. She owned and operated the Pat Joyce School of Dancing for several years. Beverly later worked for Schenectady Insuring Agency, Schenectady Chemical and the General Electric Silicone Plant in Waterford. She retired from Saratoga Hospital where she was a switchboard operator for many years.

Beverly loved the Racino and spent many afternoons at the Saratoga Harness Track and Flat Track. She enjoyed taking trips with her niece and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Anthony Novatsky and her son Garry. Beverly is survived by her niece, Karen Yager of California, her great niece, Michelle Yager (Danny) of Delanson, and her great and great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Thursday, May 10, at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.

Dorothy L. Johnson 90, of Greenfield Center, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Maplewood Manor after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born Dorothy Lillian Brown on November 28, 1921, the child of John and Florence Brown of Malta Ridge. She graduated from Saratoga High School in 1940 and went to work at the Ballston Knitting Mill.

In 1942, she married Ernie Johnson of Ballston Spa, a sailor in the US Navy. After the war they settled in Ballston Spa and in 1948 moved to Greenfield Avenue where Ernie, an auto mechanic, set up his business “Ernie’s Auto Parts.”

A homemaker raising two children, Dorothy became involved in the Ladies Home Bureau in the 1950s and at the end of the decade began a long association with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. While with the Legion she ran a community outreach program to assist people recovering at home from recent hospital stays. She spent many tireless hours delivering loaner medical equipment, crutches, wheelchairs and walkers, to people in need.

Aside from being a skilled homemaker, wife and mother, she also maintained a long interest in making arts and crafts. She was a member of a Crafts Club for several years and even gave instruction at meetings.

She and her husband relocated to Greenfield Center in 1993 where she remained until December 2009, when suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease made home care difficult, she entered Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa.

During her later years, even though she experienced the loss of memory and abilities associated with the disease she could still display flashes of her old self, quick wit and her straightforward manner. She was well liked by her friends and family and will be remembered as someone who was able to weather through difficult circumstances with a positive attitude.

She was predeceased by her husband Ernest Johnson and two brothers, Gilbert and Alfred Brown. Dorothy is survived by her children, Elaine Kleam of Greenfield Center and Larry Johnson of Hyde Park, Massachusetts.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Special thanks to the staff at Maplewood Manor, Community Hospice of Saratoga, and Home Instead Saratoga, especially Cheryl Ballou.

Dorothy W. Kelley 95 of Ballston Spa, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012. Born in Mechanicville, December 25, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Waldo and Jane Weils. Dorothy worked for Shorey’s Express in Ballston Spa for many years. She had her pilots license and enjoyed basketball. She was a communicant of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa and a past member of VFW Post 358 Ladies’ Auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Kelley, Sr and her brother, Jack Weils. Dorothy is survived by her son, Edward J. Kelley, Jr (Kathleen) of Saratoga Springs, her grandchildren, Courtney Kelley Manning (Larry) of Saratoga Springs, and Tyler Edward Kelley of Saratoga Springs, and her great grandson, Jack Kelley Manning of Saratoga Springs.

A graveside service will be held 10am Friday, April 13 at Ballston Spa Cemetery, Garrett Road, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the staff of Maplewood Manor for their care and compassion.