Obituaries


Kathleen Olga Young Glowacki formerly of Ballston Spa, passed away Friday, February 11, 2011 in Worcester, MA. Born in Schenectady, September 14, 1940, to Kenneth and Olga Young, joining her older brother, Kenneth Jr, and later joined by younger brothers, William and Douglas. Kathy quickly developed into a strong, self-reliant young woman. She attended Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School where she was voted “Best Dancer” a talent she enjoyed throughout her life. She then attended Potsdam State College where she received her teaching degree in 1962.

She met and married Michael Glowacki in August 1962 and had two daughters, Linda and Karyn.

Kathy began teaching at Malta Avenue Elementary School in Ballston Spa and remained in the school system for many years, eventually becoming a highly regarded middle school math teacher and chairperson of the math department. Her greatest satisfaction came from helping those students who found math challenging. Many of her dearest, lifelong friends were her fellow teachers.

In 1982 she met Ralph Ecobelli at a Parents Without Partners meeting, and they enjoyed 21 fun filled years together, traveling, dining out, attending concerts and spending time with family and friends. One of Kathy’s favorite memories was their trip to Hawaii. As a couple, Kathy and Ralph were well-liked. They were well known in the area; everyone around them enjoyed their company, and an evening out with them was like being with celebrities.

Although Kathy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 26, she never let it slow her down. Instead, she took every opportunity to do the things she wanted to do. While Kathy faced many challenges, her fabulous sense of humor and pinpoint timing could lighten any situation.

In 2004 Kathy moved in with her daughter to help the family when her son-in-law was deployed to Iraq. She so enjoyed being close to her daughters and grandchildren that she decided to relocate to Massachusetts permanently.

Kathy is survived by her daughters Linda Findlay and Karyn Wagner; and the sons-in-law she bragged about, Jeff Findlay and Mark Wagner. She is also survived by her greatest joys in life, her grandchildren, Jackson, Emma and Lila Findlay and Casey and Benjamin Wagner. In addition, she is survived by her brothers, Kenneth and his wife, Judy of Atlanta and William and his wife, Barbara of Saratoga Springs; as well as her sisters-in-law, Patricia Young and Barbara Page.

Her brother, Douglas Young and her fiancé, Ralph Ecobelli, predeceased her.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at 3pm, Monday, February 21, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Calling hours will precede the service from 1-3pm. Burial will be in the spring. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163

Clifford A. Brice of West Milton, passed away Friday, February 11, 2011. Born in Ballston Spa, October 22, 1945, he was the son of the late James and Gladys Brice. Cliff worked for the Hudson Pulp and Paper Co for many years and later painted houses in the local area. He was a member of the Eagles Club. He was an avid reader. He enjoyed visiting with his friends at the American Legion in Ballston Spa and at the Mill Rock in West Milton. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his sister, Ann Phenicie. Cliff is survived by his sons, Jeffery Brice of Ballston Spa and Ronald Brice (Heather) of Greenwich, 2 grandchildren, Isabel and Cody, sister, Caroline Reardon (Patrick) of Ballston Spa, 2 brothers, James Brice (Karen) of Rotterdam and Richard Brice of Texas, special friend Bonnie Hammond and her children, Jeremy, Julie, Eric and Heather, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 16, from 5-7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

Constance Costopoulos "Connie" formerly of East Line Road, Ballston Lake, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2011, at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa, after a long illness. Born in Burlington, Vermont on September 25, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Nikki Costopoulos. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1956.

Upon graduation, she was employed at General Electric Co in Burlington. She then moved to Oxen Hill, Maryland and was employed by the National Rifle Association and later became a patent and legal clerk for the Washington DC law firm of Cameron, Kerchom and Sutton. In 1982 she returned to the Capital District and joined the Research and Development Department of General Electric, retiring in 1997.

Connie was a former member of the River Valley Sweet Adelines and participated in a variety of amateur musicals and plays. She enjoyed skiing, line dancing and competed in regional roller skating events.

She was predeceased by her sister, Pauline and brother, Peter. Connie is survived by her son, John Stewart (Bridget) and her granddaughter, Niki of Oxen Hill, Maryland, her devoted friend of 19 years, Edward Keeler of Ballston Lake, her brother, George Costopoulos, (Helen) of Colchester, VT, her nieces and nephews, Nikki Filipone (Steve), Dianna Bonk (Dave), Steve Costopoulos all of Ballston Lake, Dr. Donna Tizard (Richard) of Boston, MA, Aleta Costopoulos of Burlington, VT and Dr. Mark Costopoulos (Andrea) of Rochester, MN. She is also survived by several great nieces and nephews and one great great niece.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 19, from 1-2:30pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 2:30pm. 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.

Hazel M. Bouchard of Ballston Spa, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at her home. Born in Ballston Spa, December 14, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George and Pearl Bush. Hazel was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Beatrice and Florence, and her brothers, George and Wally. Hazel is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wallace Bouchard, her children, Joan Zacheus (Peter) of Rock City Falls, Paul Bouchard of Fort Edward, Linda Cooper (Jake) of Brazil, Indiana, David Bouchard (Denise) of Saratoga Springs and Mark Bouchard (Flo) of Ballston Spa, her sister, Mary Lou Fontaine of Leominster, Massachusetts, 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 5, from 9-11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 11am. Burial will be in Rock City Falls Cemetery, in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be made in Hazel’s name to your local food pantry.

William Haskell "Juney" born on Boyhaven Road in Greenfield Center to Josephine and William Haskell on April 9, 1938, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 after a long and struggling illness.

Juney was a Sunoco dealer for 32 years operating gas stations in Saratoga Springs, South Glens Falls and Ballston Spa until his illness in 1983. Prior to that he always worked two jobs, including the Saratoga Harness Track, so that his wife Pat was able to stay home and care for Patrick and Billie Jo. He enjoyed camping and traveling to Maine and Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Amish Country. He was a member of the “Old Timer’s” Club held every Tuesday in Greenfield Center which he looked forward to going to. He was also an avid car show buff proudly displaying his 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix which took several trophies.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Harold, George, Thomas and Helen. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 53 years, Patricia (Robinson) Haskell. They would have celebrated 54 years of marriage in June. He is also survived by his three children, Patrick of Ballston Spa, Billie Jo and Lloyd Perrino of Saratoga Springs, two grand dogs and two grand cats, his brother Walter and his wife Joan of Ballston Spa, his sisters, Beverly Haskell, Harriet Vaughn and Viola Blowers all of Ballston Spa and Debbie Riley of Troy, brothers in laws and their wives, Clyde and Nancy Robinson, Wayne and Barbara Robinson all of Saratoga Springs, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many lifelong friends who meant the world to him and were his “best medicine.” We are forever grateful for your friendship and support over the years.

The family would like to thank the many doctors and staff members who cared for him for many years. A special thanks to Dr. Sanjay Taneja, his wife Shweta and his nurse Patty; Dr. Howard Schlossberg and the staff at NYOH; Dr. Christopher Hoy and Victoria Feulner, FNP-BC and their staff; and Dr. William Kufs and his nurse Amy Johnson. We would also like to thank the staff on D1 at Saratoga Hospital who have become like family to all of us and fondly referred to him as the “D1 Mascot”; Maggie Barss in Inpatient Scheduling and Katie Nichols, the nurse who Bill entrusted his transfusion administration with. We are forever grateful to all of you. You all hold a special place in our hearts.

Finally, we would like to thank all of our family and friends who have been a great support to us through all of this. We love you all.

In honor of William’s request, the services will be private. The family would like to extend an invitation to a Celebration of Juney’s Life on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the VFW Post 358, East North Street, Ballston Spa from 1-5pm.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking contributions be made to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc, 4573 South Broad St, Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620; American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or American Red Cross, 74 Warren St Glens Falls, NY 12801.

John L.Wilson of Ballston Spa and formerly of Albany, passed away Monday, January 24, 2011. Born in Albany, March 9, 1922, he was the son of the late Dr. Lewis A. and Luella Ellis Wilson. John proudly served his country during World War II. He was a staff sergeant with Company D of the 254th Infantry and was awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action; three battle stars, two Presidential Unit Citations and one French Unit Citation. John was Park Manager at Saratoga State Park, retiring in 1984.

He was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather, who loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He was happiest fishing on Lake Champlain or singing on Sundays at the Wishing Well Restaurant while his friend, Lou Palmer played piano. He was truly one of the Greatest Generation.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, Rose Avellino Wilson, in 1998. They were married for 51 years. He was also predeceased by his brother, Bob Wilson and sister, Lois Decker. He is survived by his son, Lewis A. Wilson, daughter, Nancy Jensen, grandson, Kenneth Jensen, sister, Ruth Willis and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 1, from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 7:30pm. A private family burial will be held in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Henry J. Stanislowsky "Hank" of Ballston Spa, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Born in Saratoga Springs, May 20, 1954, he was the son of Eva Stanislowsky and the late John Stanislowsky, Sr. Hank owned and operated Stanski Builders for many years. He was a member of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa and the Northeast Builders Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Hank is survived by his loving wife, Tina Stanislowsky, his children, Jessica Stanislowsky of Saratoga Springs, Nicole Stanislowsky of Rexford, Kaitlin Stanislowsky of Malta and Henry Stanislowsky, Jr of Ballston Spa, 2 grandchildren, Treyvn and Layla, his mother, Eva Stanislowsky of St Cloud, FL, 3 brothers, John Stanislowsky, Jr (Beverly) of Ballston Spa, Jerry Stanislowsky of Albany, Joe Stanislowsky (Ellen) of Galway, sister, Carol Lawrence Moll (Bill) of Ballston Spa, mother in law, Peggy Fazio of Saratoga Springs and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 16 from 2-4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 4pm. A graveside service will be held 10am Tuesday, January 18 at St Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Corinne F. Feulner of Ballston Spa, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011. Born in Harrisville, NY, December 24, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy Gardner. Corinne worked for Hi-Roc Lanes in Saratoga Springs. She enjoyed camping. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Corinne was predeceased by her daughter, Marilyn Seypura and her brother, Rev. Louis Gardner. She is survived by her husband Bernhardt ”Barney” Feulner, her children, Carol DeAngelo of Duanesburg, Mary Circe of Potsdam, June Torre of Mayfield, Patricia DeLuca of Palm Coast, FL, Arthur Seypura of Melrose FL, Michael Feulner of Schenectady and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Friday, January 14 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday evening from 6-8pm at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, PO Box 13535, Albany, NY 12212.

Ruth E. Keeler Welch formerly of Ballston Spa, and most recently a resident of Alamogordo, New Mexico, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011. She was born May 24, 1926 in Ballston Spa, NY to Belle Minnie Castle and John Henry Keeler. She was married on May 15, 1948 to Wesley Elmond Welch in Ballston Spa, where they lived until they retired. She was a homemaker and worked at Church Mouse Preschool at the First Baptist Church in Ballston Spa. After retirement she spent most of the winters traveling with her husband in their RV and using Texas as their home base. Mr. and Mr. Welch lived many years in Kerrville, Texas; and upon the death of her husband she then went to live with her daughter and her husband in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Mrs. Welch was predeceased by her husband Wesley, her parents and her brother Everett. Survivors include her daughter Karen Welch Turano and husband Peter Turano of Albuquerque, New Mexico; as well as grandchildren Marcus Turano and Nicholas Turano of Albuquerque, Amanda Turano of Scottsdale, Arizona; and great-granddaughter Kayla of Albuquerque. She is also survived by her son David Wesley Welch and wife Delia of Cedar Park, Texas; as well as grandchildren David Welch of Cedar Park, Angela Welch Licon of Austin, Texas; and great-granddaughter Kailin of Austin. She is also survived by her sisters Marian Keeler DeLong (Lynn), Dorothy Keeler Pingelski, Carol Keeler Hayner (Harvey); her brothers Earl Keeler (Phyllis), Warren Keeler; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 9-11am Saturday, January 15, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 11am. Burial will be in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Ruth Elizabeth Welch will be sorely missed, but during her life she was definitely a bright shiny rainbow among the clouds.

Nancy J. Hogan Merchant of Ballston Spa, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011. Born in Charlton, December 16, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Nancy Perkins. Nancy worked for Sears for many years. She was a graduate of Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School and wrote the school alma mater. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary both of Schenectady. She was also a charter member of the Community Emergency Corp in Ballston Spa. She enjoyed watching Nascar, the Yankees and crocheting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Frank Hogan, her son, Frank Hogan Jr, her granddaughter, Carol Hogan, her brothers and sisters, and 2nd husband, Albert Merchant. She is survived by her children, Margaret Haskell (Frank) of Tennessee, John Hogan (Barbara) of Tennessee, Thomas Hogan (Pam) of Tennessee, Nancy Vrijian (Vahan) of Florida, Lillian Stiles (Bruce) of Tennessee, Alice Smith (Mike) of Ballston Spa, daughter in law, Irene Hogan of Ballston Spa, sister, Della Groom of Ballston Spa, 23 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Thursday, January 6 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Emergency Corp, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.