Obituaries


Duane L. Pettit of Ballston Spa, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011, at his home. Born in Ballston Spa, June 6, 1944, he was the son of the late Donald Pettit and Eva Horvath. He owned and operated Duane L. Pettit Framing for many years.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jane and brother, James. Duane is survived by his children, Grant Pettit (Shelley), Roger Pettit (Ann), Duane J. “DJ” Pettit (Kathy), Melissa Fuelleman, and Duane L. “Dynamite” Pettit (Robin) all of Ballston Spa, 6 grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Matthew, Shawn, Nicholas and Cody, 2 great grandchildren, Chelsea and Cameron, close friend, Dort, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 7pm Tuesday, March 8, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A calling hour will precede the service from 6-7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

A reception will be held at The Cove in West Milton, immediately following the memorial service.

John Herbert Doyle of Middle Grove passed away Monday, February 28, 2011 at his home. Born in Saratoga Springs, November 15, 1962, he was the son of Joseph Charles Doyle and the late Emily Roy Doyle.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Esterville Animal Shelter, 100 Russell Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Lester Joseph Beninati started life in this world on May 9, 1931 as the youngest of 10 siblings to Natale and Francesca Beninati in a small town in upstate NY. He was raised by the matriarch in the family, Ina C. Beninati, rest her soul, after their mother’s passing from delivery. Les passed on to better days on the morning of Monday, February 28, 2011, at Saratoga Hospital with his loving wife and daughter close to his side.

Les lived his entire life in Ballston Spa. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. His life’s journey entailed a 3 year term as a Sgt in the USMC serving in the Korean War. He attended Ballston Spa High School and graduated in 1949 as an all sports athlete of the year. He continued his education at Ithaca College where he participated on their wrestling team and graduated with a bachelor of education in 1958. From there he pursued his Masters Degree and also attended Saint Rose College for night graduate courses which ultimately brought him to his life’s work as a Physical Education teacher for Interlaken Central School in 1958-59 and South Colonie Elementary (Village School/Forest Park) 1959-1986.

Les enjoyed life and attended his grandchildren’s sporting events at every opportunity he had. He was a lifetime member of the Ballston Spa Country Club of 51 years. He charmed everyone and anyone that he encountered, and knew how to lighten up the mood in any circumstances that arose.

Les has joined his parents as well as his siblings Ina, Anthony, Harry, Charles, Salvatore, and Louis Beninati, and Helen LaPoint. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia (Pelcher) Beninati, and their two children, Harry Beninati USMC, Ret. (Hye Suk) of Anchorage, AK, Leslie Robinson (Mahlon) of Northville, his sister, Josephine Sheftz, and his brother, Albert Beninati (Clara) of Charlton. He has 3 wonderful granddaughters, Angela of Anchorage, AK, Shawna and Francesca of Northville, and his one and only grandson, Scott of Anchorage, AK. Les was also very blessed to have the opportunity to share some of life’s joys with a great granddaughter, Jessalyn of Anchorage, AK as well.

A funeral service with full military honors will be held 1pm Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. Memorial contributions in Les’ name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

His family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the emotional and affectionate support received from the Saratoga Hospital and from the caregivers on the C3 floor. These individuals include Susan, Jackie, Chris, Anita, Danielle, Gina, Amanda, Leah, Stephanie, Christina and Dr. Christine Dawson. The family would also like to recognize the excellent care and services provided by Kate (the transfusion nurse), Maggie and Jennifer in the inpatient admitting center and the staff on D1, Mallory, Angela and Lori, along with Kris (the director of D1).

Walton E. Clark "Clarkie" of Saratoga Springs, passed away Monday, February 28, 2011. Born in Amsterdam, July 29, 1929, he was the son of the late Thomas and Florence Clark. He owned and operated Clarkie’s Auto Parts in Saratoga Springs for 50 years. Clarkie enjoyed wildlife and fed many raccoons, squirrels and skunks in his backyard.

He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Thomas, Harold and George and 2 sisters, Lillian Carp and Martha Morris. Clarkie is survived by his wife, Joan Cowan Clark, his son, Thomas R. Clark of Saratoga Springs, his daughter, Ellen M. Clark of Saratoga Springs, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, March 5, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday evening from 7-9pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Powell Wiswall Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter.

Evelyn B. LaBounty formerly of Ballston Spa, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 at The Avenue, in Schenectady. Born in Keeseville, NY, April 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Mabel Bell. Evelyn was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking. She was an active participate in many activities at The Avenue, including her favorites, Bingo and visiting with the animals.

She was predeceased by her husband, Herman LaBounty, her daughter, Star LaBounty, her sisters, Valtina LaBounty and Christina Leamy, and her brothers, Richard and Wilfred Bell. Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Judy DelSignore (Albert) of Ballston Lake and June Benware of Mechanicville, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Wednesday, March 2, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4-7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Department at The Avenue, 526 Altamont Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12303.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Avenue for their care and compassion.

Earle N. Pratt of Ballston Lake, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011 at his home. Born in Rutland, Vermont, May 16, 1929, he was the son of the late Earle and Edna Pratt. His mother, Edna passed away last spring at the age of 101. He was a 1947 graduate of Rutland High School and served in the US Navy. Earle married his beloved wife Jeanette in 1951and together they enjoyed many good times in their cabin on Saratoga Lake. He worked for Metropolitan Life for 26 years. Earle was a member of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa. He enjoyed camping and traveling. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his son, Daniel Pratt and brother, Donald Pratt. Earle is survived by his wife Jeanette G. Pratt, two sons, Stephen D. Pratt (Laura) of Richmond, VA, David A. Pratt (Sandy) of Cleveland, GA, two daughters, Tina M. McQuiston (William) of Ballston Lake, Michele T. Lawson (Michael) of Ballston Spa, 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 5-7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 9:30am Monday, February 28, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be on Tuesday, March 1, at 2pm in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or St. Mary’s School, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Ruth Goodwin Kinns passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 24, 2011, surrounded by her family, at her home in Malta. Born in Ballston Spa, October 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Goodwin. Ruth and her husband, Wilbur, owned and operated Kinns’ Auto Service in Ballston Spa for 30 years. With a sharp mind for numbers, she diligently made sure the business was running smoothly. After retiring in 1978, Ruth and Wilbur split their time between their residences in New York and Florida.

Ruth loved gardening, reading a good book and playing cards with her close friends. She loved to travel and see the wonders of the United States. Ruth was the proud mother of two loving daughters, Joyce and Judy.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Frank and Harold, and her sister Helen Dalbey. Ruth is survived by her husband of 66 years, Wilbur Kinns, her daughters and their spouses, Joyce and Lou D’Ambrosi of Niskayuna, and Judy and Noel Beninati of Ballston Spa, her grandchildren, Michael D’Ambrosi, Steven D’Ambrosi and Genevieve Beninati, her sister, Shirley Hayes of Kansas City, Missouri, several nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

Funeral services will be held 11am Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc, 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday from 5-8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will be in Briggs Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or Ballston Center Association Reformed Presbyterian Church, 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

The family would like to thank the staff of Community Hospice of Saratoga, Saratoga Hospital and Dr. Edward Liebers, for their kind and loving care.

Mary E. Stewart of Ballston Spa, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011. Born in Ballston Spa, February 10, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Delaney. Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed horses. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Stewart and two brothers, Henry and Robert Delaney. Mary is survived by her children, Melinda Stewart (Charles) of Middle Grove and Brian Stewart (Elaine) of Sussex, VA, her grandchildren, Ryan Pasquarell, Andrew Stewart and Lauren Stewart, and 2 great grandchildren, Shalee and Colin.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 24 from 6-8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Saratoga Care Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Edna V. Harrington of Ballston Spa, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011, at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Hudson Falls, September 26, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Martha VanArnum. Edna grew up in Victory Mills and was a graduate of Schuylerville High School. She worked at Ackshand Knitting Co in Schuylerville and was a designer at Van Raalte Co in Saratoga Springs. She later worked at the Wilton Developmental Center, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Malta Ridge United Methodist Church and Malta Seniors. She volunteered for the Office of the Aging for many years.

Edna was predeceased by her husband, Stewart J. Harrington and her daughter, Joy Hatch, She is survived by her daughter, Jill Carey and her husband Edward of Ballston Spa, grandchildren, Heather L. Roberts of Wells, VT, Paulette J. Hatch of St Petersburg, FL, Matthew S. Carey (Sara) of Schenectady, Elizabeth A. Ebbecke (Michael) of Wilmington, NC, and Edward F. Carey, Jr of Clifton Park, great grandchildren, Brenda Corbett, Brockton Corbett, Kobe Roberts and Madelyn Ebbecke.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10-12noon on Wednesday, February 23 at the Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, Malta Ave Extension, Malta. A service will follow at 12 noon. Burial will be in Warrensburg Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave Ext. Malta, NY 12020.

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.