Obituaries


Richard A. Foy 56, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on January 3, 1960, he was the son of Edward and Catherine Foy.

He served in the US Navy. Richard worked construction for many years.

He was predeceased by his mother Catherine Foy and sister Margaret Cesare. Richard is survived by his father Edward Foy, Jr. of Lake Desolation; brothers Edward Foy, Sr. of Lake Desolation and James Foy (Lori) of Clifton Park; nieces and nephews, Melissa, Edward, Lucas and Meghan.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on a later date.

Madeline Murdock, 91, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Born in North Bergen, New Jersey on March 22, 1924, she was the daughter of Frank and Apoloma Kavcic. She grew up in Schuyler Lake, New York and lived in Rensselaer for 23 years, before moving to Saratoga Lake.

Madeline loved to travel. She was an adventurer and lover of life. At the age of 86, she swam with the dolphins in Hawaii. She loved lighthouses and visited many of them.

She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Stanley and her siblings, Mary, Sofie, Betty, Veronica and Frank. Madeline is survived by her children Nancy Murdock of Waterford and David Murdock of Saratoga Lake; granddaughters Lisa Murdock and Jarina Crump; great grandchildren Jaelyn Jackson, Saris Bishop and Javviean Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2pm on Monday, March 21 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Timothy S. Truett 25, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was born in Port Charlotte, Florida on May 16, 1990. He was a graduate of Galway High School.

Tim enjoyed his job and his co-workers at Hannaford in Wilton. He was an avid long boarder and had many adventures with his best friends Michael Nuckles and Drew Buckner. Tim was a loving and caring person who was loved by all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his grandfather Homer Truett. Tim is survived by his mother Kimberly Truett of Ballston Spa; father James Truett of Punta Gorda, Florida; brother Tyler Truett (Marissa) of Punta Gorda, Florida; nephew Justin; grandparents Alfred and Sally Loya of Ballston Spa, Lenoir and Ed Loya of Punta Gorda, Florida; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, March 15 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm.

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

Madeline Gibbins 85, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016. She was born on June 29, 1930 in West Milton, NY to the late Guy and Violet (Welch) Heritage. Madeline graduated from Galway High School in 1947. On December 4, 1948, she married Kenneth L. Gibbins and together they had one son, Raymond.

Madeline worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill for many years, while being a devoted wife and mother. She had a passion for sewing and gardening, but her biggest passion was caring for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years Ken and all of her five siblings. Madeline is survived by her son Raymond Gibbins (Marybeth); two granddaughters Jill Miller (Paul) and Tammy Anderson (Dan); five great grandchildren Michaela Miller, Colin Anderson, Eva Anderson, Matthias Miller and Connor Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, March 14 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 13 from 3pm to 5pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Madeline may be made to Union Fire Co #2, PO Box 145, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Home of the Good Shepherd for the care and compassion given to Madeline.

Jonathan David Wood, 27, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was born on May 22, 1988 in Schenectady, NY and grew up in West Charlton on Eildon Tweed Farm.

Jonathan attended Brown School from K-8th grade and graduated with honors from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School in 2007. He attended Skidmore College. He played varsity golf and soccer while in high school. A gifted artist and actor, he participated in several musicals as well as Mock Trial.

He suffered for several years from Paranoid Schizophrenia and worked very hard to control its effects. He died of natural causes.

Jonathan is survived by his parents David and Connie Wood of West Charlton; sisters Rebecca A. Wood of Malta and Dr. Elizabeth Wood Pustolka (Robert E. Jr.) of Ballston Spa; two adored nephews Bryan and Thomas Pustolka; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, March 15 at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 14 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Thomas J. Maguire Scholarship Fund c/o Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School, 2600 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY 12304. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a career in the teaching profession.

Patricia A. Flint 80, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016. Born in Whitehall, NY, on June 6, 1935, she as the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Tormey) Mullady. She grew up in Menands.

Patricia is a graduate of the former Vincentian Institute of Albany and the Albany Conservatory of Music Art. A classically trained pianist, she preformed her first concert at Fisher Hall in New York City at the age of 12. After being offered multiple scholarships from schools such as Juilliard, she chose to pursue both a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the College of Saint Rose. During this time, she also worked for the NYS Department of Education and taught French and Latin at the College of Saint Rose, allowing her to remain close to her family and the love of her life Francis “Bud” Flint. After meeting in kindergarten, they were childhood sweethearts. They married on February 15, 1958 and remained inseparable, for a total of 75 years, until Francis’ recent passing on February 18, 2016.

Patricia and Bud started a family in North Albany and would eventually move to Charlton. It was there they continued to raise nine children on their small gentlemen’s farm. Patricia was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals for the entire family. It was often at large Sunday gatherings that the family would play music together, Patricia on the piano, Bud with his guitar, while the children sang and accompanied them.

As her children grew older, Patricia worked as a substitute teacher at the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake School District and taught 7th and 8th grade English at St. Mary’s Catholic School. In her later years, she enjoyed her work as a church organist for St. Stanislaus, and teaching music class at St. Stanislaus Catholic School. Patricia was a member of the Schenectady County Etude Club where she served as treasurer. In recent years, she was a member of St. Mary’s Church Choir and enjoyed tap dancing at the Clifton Commons Center in Clifton Park.

A thoughtful, selfless, caring and stoic woman, always putting the needs of others first, she will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to her beloved husband Francis, she was predeceased by her parents Charles and Margaret (Tormey) Mullady and great granddaughter Gwyneth Hernandez.

Patricia is survived by her children Edmund Flint (Natasha) of Cambridge; Joseph Flint (Deborah) of Amsterdam, Francis Flint (Laurie) of Charlton, Nora Bennett (Douglas) of Milton, George Flint (Jennifer) of Milton, Shane Flint (Laura) of Milton, Justin Flint of Charlton, Mary Jo Flint (Jim David) of Texas and Megan Venditti (Timothy) of Charlton; sister Margaret Bonville (Joseph) of Rotterdam; 37 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9am Saturday, March 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in Sweetman Cemetery in the spring. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, March 4 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Patricia may be made to St Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

The family would like to thank Dr. Liebers and the staff at Saratoga Hospital for their care and compassion.

Myrtle D. South 89, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016. Born in Charlton, NY on June 11, 1926, she was the daughter of Abner and Hazel Brown.

Myrtle was a homemaker, taking care of her family and helping on the farm. She was a skilled seamstress, sewing for many of her family and friends.

Myrtle joined the Malta Ridge Grange in 1948, when it closed she joined Milton Grange #685, for a total of 65 years of membership. She was a member of the Harmony Corners Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church.

She was predeceased by her husband Lester, son David South, sisters Elberta Gore and Winifred Gardner, and brother Abner “Sonny” Brown. Myrtle is survived by her children Claudia Shea of Charlton, Barbara Reynolds (William) of Charlton and Bud South (Kathy) of Charlton; grandchildren Lisa, Dave, Jim, Amy and Emily; great grandchildren Nick, Brianna, Andrew, Sean and Mickayla; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 2 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm

Memorial contributions in memory of Myrtle may be made to the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton, NY 12010 or Alzheimer’s Association, Pine West Plaza, Building 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

Anne C. Sherwood 86, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on August 22, 1929, she was the daughter of Francis and Catherine Griffin. She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School.

Anne was a secretary at St. Mary’s School in Ballston Spa for over 20 years, retiring in 2012. She enjoyed helping all the school children and often worked at home on school projects.

Anne is a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents Francis and Catherine Griffin, her husband Gerald and brother Robert. Anne is survived by her sons Gerald Sherwood of Middle Grove and Robert Sherwood (Janet) of Cambridge; brother James Griffin of Ballston Spa, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9am Wednesday, March 2 at St. Mary’s 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 Tuesday, March 1, from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Anne may be made to St Mary’s School, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org

George R. Earl 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2016. He was born in Broadalbin, NY on March 11, 1925. He served in the US Army during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart.

George was a crane operator at General Electric Co for 27 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed being outside cutting wood, gardening or mowing the lawn. George was an avid bowler, bowling in multiple leagues at once.

George was known to be tough as nails. He was loved fondly and will be missed dearly.

He was predeceased by his brothers Howard and Bill, his grandson George and stepsons Keith and Kevin. George is survived by his wife Donna; his children Donald Earl of Florida, Linda Hoyt ( George) of Florida, Rick Earl of Ballston Spa, and Mike Earl (Tammi) of Rexford; stepchildren Jeff Stangle of Galway and Lisa Northup of Ballston Spa; sister Hazel Lynaugh of Johnstown; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 1 from 10:30am to 11:30am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11:30am. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of George may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The family would like to thank the staff of Saratoga Center, especially Linda, Jane and Tracy for their care and compassion.

Charles Hewitt (CH) Grose, 85, died Feb 24, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, IA. A resident of Cedar Rapids since February 2011, he resided most of his life in Ballston Spa, NY. The son of the late Charles Hewitt Grose Jr and Katharine Hollister Grose, he was born in Ballston Spa, Sept 2, 1930.

A graduate of Ballston Spa High School and St Lawrence University, he joined the family businesses, which included the Ballston Journal, February 1954. In 1958 he became publisher of the Journal, a weekly newspaper that traced its history back to 1798. He also served as publisher of several other weekly newspapers belonging to Journal Newspapers, including a newspaper in Johnstown, NY, which he started in 1962 and where he lived for several years in the 1960’s before selling that paper.

In 1983 he sold the newspaper company to his step-son, Charles Hogan, and retired from active participation in a newspaper that had been in his family since 1860. In July 1985, he began 14 months as a consultant to the Ballston Spa National Bank, establishing their first in-house marketing department.

Active in the community for many years, he served as an Explorer Scout Assistant Advisor, was public relations chairman for a local Red Cross chapter, and served on the committee that oversaw the building of the current library in 1959. He also was on the library board in Johnstown while living there. He served as an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Ballston Spa and in Johnstown for many years. He was also a former member of Rotary Clubs in Ballston Spa and Johnstown and served a year as president of the Johnstown Chamber of Commerce.

He enjoyed gardening and golfing and, for nearly 15 years, had a second home in Pinehurst, NC, where he was a member of the Pinehurst Country Club. He was also a former member of the Ballston Spa Country Club.

He is survived by two sons, Lawrence (Kathryn) Grose of St Louis Park, MN and Peter (Raylene) Grose of Cedar Rapids, IA; a daughter, Susan Grose of Webster, MA; a step-son, Charles (Lori) Hogan of Ballston Spa; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Pauline) Grose of Culpeper, VA and Richard (Cinda) Grose of Venice, FL; plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and step-grandchildren.

His first wife, Julia Jorgensen Grose, died in 1971. His second wife, Edith (Kate) Geertsen Grose, died in 2008. A step-son, David Hogan, also predeceased him.

A memorial service will be held Sat, Apr 2, at noon at the First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High St, Ballston Spa. Interment will follow in the village cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name should be made to the Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Avenue and/or Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, both in Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Anthony Palmero 96, passed away peacefully at Wesley Health Care Center with his wife Veronica and daughter Lisa by his side, on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

Anthony “Tony” was born in the Bronx, NY on May 5, 1919. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and while stationed in the north of England met the love of his life, Veronica “Ronnie” Loftus. They married in England in 1944 and after the birth of their daughter Judith, moved to New York City where they had two daughters, Diane and Lisa. Tony began his career in the USPS Manhattan district, starting as a postal carrier and moving steadily ahead to upper management. He worked for over 40 years before retiring and moving to Upstate New York where he enjoyed the beauty, peace and ease of living in the South Glens Falls and Saratoga region.

Tony shared with his family the importance of education, culture and the arts. He was a prodigious reader, loved art, museums, opera, ballet and traveling, especially throughout Europe, where he and Ronnie both had relatives. In his later years his day to day joy was drinking tea, making breakfast for Ronnie, reading and watching the news on TV. They loved shopping each morning for fresh ingredients and then going home to create delicious meals together in their kitchen.

He was truly representative of “The Greatest Generation” for his strength of character, hard work ethic and his complete devotion to his family. He is predeceased by five siblings and his daughter Judith Palmero, who passed in 2009.

There will be no calling hours. A service with military honors will be held at 12pm Monday, February 29 at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Friends are welcome to attend.

The Palmero family would like to thank the staff at Wesley for their sensitivity, compassion and care, with a special acknowledgement to Saratoga Hospice and their exceptional care of Tony over the last ten days. We are forever grateful for their angelic presence.

In lieu of flowers, we would be honored by a donation to Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Beverly J. Staulters 79, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on February 14, 1937, she was the daughter of Lehman and Bertha King. She was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School.

Beverly was the secretary for the Ballston Spa Central School Business Superintendent for many years. She enjoyed camping and going to the Racino. Beverly was actively involved in the Booster Club at the Ballston Spa High School where her sons wrestled and later coached. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents Lehman and Bertha King, husband Robert H. Staulters, Jr., infant son Robert C. Staulters, brothers Edward, Lehman and Robert King, and sister Frances Pratt.

Beverly is survived by her children Laura Wojtowecz (Gary) of Ballston Spa, John Staulters (Karen) of Ballston Spa, Ricky Staulters (Margaret) of Galway, Ron Staulters of Ballston Spa, Robert Staulters (Jennifer) of Ballston Spa, Harold Staulters (Sue) of Ballston Spa, Gene Staulters (Candy) of Ballston Spa, Lee Staulters (Debbie) of Ballston Spa and Wesley Staulters (Mimi) of Delaware; 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Beverly’s life will be held on Monday, February 29 from 5pm to 8pm at the Ballston Spa Elks Lodge, 10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Beverly may be made to the Robert H. and Beverly J. Staulters, Jr. Scholarship Fund which has been established for a wrestler at Ballston Spa High School.

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

Brendon A. Loya 16, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glens Falls, NY on February 12, 2000, he was a ninth grade student at Galway High School.

Brendon had a beautiful smile that made everyone love him. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends, camping, and watching car shows with his Dad. He especially enjoyed hanging with his beloved dog Luna.

Brendon is survived by his parents Jason and Jennifer (Perez) Loya; brothers Cameron Loya of Gloversville and Adam Loya of Galway; grandparents Raul and Carolyn Perez of Broadalbin, and Richard and Theresa Loya of Malta; loving girlfriend Autumn Fluty; his “SQUAD” Gavin Laflamme, Kelly Baczowski, Kevin Fodge, Jr and Brad Allen; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 9am Friday, February 26 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 Thursday, February 25 from 5pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

The family would like to thank Dr. Yamishiro of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, all of the Doctors and Staff at the Melodies Center at Albany Medical Center especially Dr. Weintraub, all Brendon’s amazing nurses, and his social worker Courtney Hill for their loving care and compassion.

Reese Meadow Johnson, 14, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous two year battle with cancer and leukemia.

A ninth grade student at Ballston Spa High School, Reese enjoyed social networking, SpongeBob, Teen Wolf and Vampire Diaries. She loved to swim in her grandparent’s pool and play with her cat Dakota Rose.

Reese was a loving, caring, compassionate child with a contagious laugh and outgoing personality. She touched everyone she met and brought love and joy to all. She lived life to the fullest in the short time she was given.

Reese is survived by her parents, who were her best friends, Joseph and Shannon Johnson; grandparents Ruthanne and Paul Kilburn, and David Johnson; uncle Shane “Buzz Buzz” Kilburn; aunt Jessica “Jess Jess” Maynard; uncle Heath “Puggy” and aunt Cheryl Johnson; special cousins Nadia Robles and Cassandra Palso; “dog cousin” Mulligan; and her large extended family of cousins, great aunts and great uncles. She was predeceased by her grandmother Sandra Johnson.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 25, from 2pm to 6pm at the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church, 101 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 6pm.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Albany Medical Center, Reese’s doctors, nurses and caregivers for the compassion and love given to Reese throughout her illness.

Memorial contributions in memory of Reese may be made at https://www.gofundme.com/qxqq4dy4

Mary A. Weissman 66, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at her home. Born in Jamaica, NY on February 28, 1949, she was the daughter of Irene and Anthony Krumenacker.

Mary was a cardiology technician at Saratoga Hospital. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and her beloved dog Cooper.

She was predeceased by her husband Alan and brother John Krumenacker. Mary is survived by her children Jennifer Lindsey (Kevin) of Cohoes, Michael Weissman (Stephanie) of Malta and Amy Weissman of Albany; grandson Kiernan Lindsey of Cohoes; siblings Ruth Van De Water, Carl Krumenacker (Becca) and Irene Rutherford; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9am Saturday, February 27 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to call on
Friday, February 26 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Francis M. “Bud” Flint, 81, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born September 1, 1934 in Albany, he was the son of the late George E. and Josephine M. (Fleming) Flint.

Bud was a 1953 graduate of Cathedral Academy in Albany and enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1954 – 1956. He worked for Niagara Mohawk and then as a foreman for the carpenters union where he worked in all phases of construction. In 1969, he began his career as a farrier and shod at the Saratoga Harness Track until his retirement in 2003. Bud and his family also operated Bud’s Fish Fry in Galway from 1984 – 1997.

A gentleman farmer, Bud enjoyed working on his farm raising Jersey cows, horses and chickens. He loved a good meal and time spent afield coon hunting with his dogs. Bud also loved baseball and in his earlier years, was scouted by the Brooklyn Dodgers.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, George, Edmund and John and a sister, Josephine Kukuk. Bud is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Ann (Mullady) Flint; his children, Edmund Flint (Natasha) of Cambridge, NY, Joseph Flint (Deborah) of Amsterdam, Francis C. Flint (Laurie) of Charlton, Nora Bennett (Douglas) of Milton, George Flint (Jennifer) of Milton, Shane Flint (Laura) of Milton, Justin Flint of Charlton, Mary Jo Flint (Jim David) of Texas and Megan Venditti (Timothy) of Charlton; a sister, Margaret Cote of Watervliet; 37 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in the spring at Sweetman Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call Sunday from 4 to 7 pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St, Ballston Spa.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Center in Saratoga Springs for the care and kindness given to Bud and his family.

Memorial donations may be made to Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Center, 337 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to the Saratoga County Office for the Aging, 152 West High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Patrick D. Quinlivan passed away Wednesday February 17, 2016. Born May 3, 1953 in Brooklyn NY, he was the son of Clayton L. and Mary A. (Smith) Quinlivan. Patrick was predeceased by his parents and his siblings. Interment will be in Middleburgh Cemetery in the Spring.

Anthony Carlini, 82, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016. Born in Mechanicville, NY on October 19, 1933, he was the son of Albino and Marcella Carlini. He was a staff sergeant in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

Tony was a top sales representative for Lipton for many years. He was actively involved in the Ballston Spa Jr. Baseball League for over 25 years, serving as president and coach and establishing the field where they currently play. He was an enthusiastic and active member of the Community Emergency Corp in Ballston Spa. Tony was a singer and even has a recording on YouTube. He also enjoyed participating in local theatre. Some of his greatest joys were the times he spent with his family, camping, boating on Schroon Lake and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his sister Angeline Richardson. Tony is survived by his wife Louise; his children Marci Cordon (Chuck) of Chesapeake, VA, Michael Carlini (Melina) of Latham, Christopher Carlini (Maryellen) of Corinth, and Kenneth Carlini of Nashua, NH; grandchildren Benjamin Carlini, (Shantrell), Jacob Carlini, Joseph Carlini, Emily Cordon, and Rachel Cordon; great grandson Alyas Carlini; brother in law Mark Pasko (Mary); sisters in law Dorothy Pasko, and Josephine Pasko; many nieces and nephews, and his faithful canine buddy Simon.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 22 from 11am to 1pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 1pm.

The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful caring people at Albany County Nursing Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at http://www.alz.org or Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011
Washington, DC 20090-6011 or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org or St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

Margaret Funston 84, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on October 18, 1931, she was the daughter of Joseph and Sadie McDonald.

Margaret was a teaching assistant at Ballston Spa Middle School. Her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Sadie McDonald, brother John McDonald, sister Judy Brunnel, first husband John B. Campbell and second husband R. Curtis Funston. Margaret is survived by her daughter Jane Morrow of Fort Ann; grandchildren Jack and Jenna Morrow; brother Edward McDonald (Donna) of Tequesta, Florida; sister Patricia Thomas (David) of Ballston Spa; and many nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Margaret may be made to the Community Emergency Corp, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or the American Cancer Society.

Lincoln J. Orologio Sr., 86, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Born in Delanson, NY on February 12, 1930, he was the son of James and Carmella Orologio. He was an Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.

Lincoln worked for Rotterdam Septic for many years. He was a member of VFW Post 420, American Legion Post 70, ITAM, and the Korean War Veterans Association Adirondack Chapter #60. Lincoln enjoyed marching in the parades with his fellow veterans. He was an avid gardener, loved dancing, and spending time with family.

He was predeceased by his son Mark and his sisters, Phyllis Finnan and Diane Raymond. Lincoln is survived by his companion of 28 years Jane Rydzynski; his children Lincoln Orologio, Jr., Michele Orologio (David Hidley) and Lisa Reid (Dan); stepchildren Melaney Mackin, Wendy Schulz, Penny Dennison (Wil) and John Rydzynski (Maxine); brothers Anthony Orologio, Dominic Orologio (Helen), and Thomas Orologio (Diane); sisters Louise Spears, Ann Brannon, Rosalie Bonkoski, Jean Gootz (David) and Rosemary Boprey (Michael); his daughter in law, Trisha Orologio; many grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 20 from 10am to 12 noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 12 noon.

Following the service, all our invited to join the family from 1pm to 4pm at VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs to celebrate Lincoln’s life.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Korean War Veterans Association.

James H. Nicholls 75, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016. He was born in Ballston Lake, NY on December 18, 1940 and graduated from Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School.

Jim worked at Salisbury Chevrolet and later for Mangino Construction. He enjoyed restoring old Ford trucks.

He was predeceased by his parents Simon and Eileen Nicholls; former wife Barbara, son James, longtime partner Claudia and sister Diane. Jim is survived by his children Tammy Martinez of Ballston Spa, Timothy Cobart (Melissa) of Ballston Spa, Lori Nicholls of North Carolina, Scott Kerns (Erin) of Ballston Spa, Dana Nicholls of North Carolina and Terri Emigh (Mark) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren RJ, Michael, Owen, Colin, Kaili, Dylan, Jimmy, Trisha, David, Debbie and Brandon; great grandchildren Damien, Colten, Derrik, Josephine and Charlotte.

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service 10am Tuesday, February 16 at the Ballston Spa Cemetery on Garrett Road. Memorial contributions in memory of Jim may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Salvatore Pelliccia 69, passed away suddenly Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Born in Port Chester, NY on August 25, 1946, he was the son of Salvatore and Rose Pelliccia. He was a graduate of Port Chester High School and Westchester Community College, where he was student body President, and also attended SUNY Albany. Sal served in the US Air Force.

Sal was an entrepreneur, owning several businesses throughout his career. He ran The Printing Company in Clifton Park and then Albany and most recently operated Fuller Industries in Rexford. He enjoyed spending time in Florida and visiting Disney World with his family and friends.

Sal is survived by his former wife Joanne Lenahan and their children Sammy Adams (Matt), and Tracy Oakes (Jim); brothers Noel Pelliccia (Cindy), Vincent Pelliccia (Carol), Paul Pelliccia (Brenda) and John Pelliccia; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A service will be held on a later date at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.

Memorial contributions in memory of Sal may be made to the American Heart Association.

Ronald J. Durante 76, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016. Born in Stillwater, NY on March 14, 1939, he was the son of James and Charlotte (Brundige) Durante.

Ron worked at the General Electric Silicone Plant in Waterford for many years, retiring in 2004. Ron’s greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid NY Yankee fan. Ron’s interests included going fishing, playing poker and relaxing at the Saratoga Racetrack.

Ron is survived by his wife of 25 years Judith; his son Ryan Durante (Erika) of Oneida; stepson Frank Muzio (Amy) of Charlton; grandchildren Rachel Muzio, McKenna, Kiara and Joshua Durante; sisters Jan Sheeder (Frank) of Florida and Linda McConnell (James) of Troy; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother James.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 13 from 10:30am to11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ron to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Frank J. Pastore, 77, passed away surrounded by his loved ones, on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on July 23, 1938, he was the son of Ralph and Frances Pastore.

Frank was a true family man who was never so happy as when he had his wife, children and grandchildren gathered around him. He was proud of the fact that he lived his life in Ballston Spa where he had met many friends throughout his life and successful career with Prudential Insurance. One of his passions was a love for cars, which he was able to celebrate volunteering at Saratoga Automobile Museum.

Frank is predeceased by his parents Frances and Ralph Pastore. He is survived by his wife Carolyn (Mone) of Ballston Spa, his son and daughter-in-law Rob and Cyndi of Saratoga, his daughter Michelle Kiah of Wilbraham, his son and daughter-in-law Steve and Collette of Gansevoort and his sister Marie Hettrich of Ballston Spa. He has six loving grandchildren, Robert, Matthew, Emily, and Christina Pastore, and Ryan and Ross Kiah.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Thursday, February 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 3, from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Frank and his family would be honored if, in lieu of flowers, donations would be made to the Hortense and Louis Rubin Dialysis Center of Saratoga, NY where he received excellent care and loving kindness. The family would also like to thank the staff at Saratoga Hospital. The nurses there described Frank as always having a wonderful sense of humor. They could not have been more caring to Frank and his family during this difficult time.

Florence P. “Fern” Kochanski 85, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016. Born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, on July 19, 1930, she was the daughter of August and Helen Niedzielka. Flo lived in Pennsylvania for 40 years, before moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana. She then moved with her daughter to Florida and Alabama, settling in Ballston Spa in 2012.

Flo was a homemaker and enjoyed crossword puzzles and cross stitching. She loved her family and her beloved grand dogs Gertie, Bernice and Lulu.

She was predeceased by her husband Walter V. Kochanski. Flo is survived by her children Richard Kochanski (Barbara Arnold) of Richfield, CT, Timothy Kochanski (Erica Dekko) of Kendallville, IN, David Kochanski (Trish) of Fort Wayne, IN and Patricia Carstensen (Jack) of Ballston Spa; siblings Edward Niedzielka of Florida, Cecilia Repasi of Pennsylvania, Theresa Miller of Indiana, Robert Niedzielka of Florida, eight grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 1 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 6 at 10:30am at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 4916 Tier Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Friends are invited to gather at 10am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Flo's memory to St. Charles Borromeo Church.

Robert W. Smith Sr. 70, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Born in Albany, NY on July 6, 1945, he was the son of Joseph and Sarah Smith. He served in the Army National Guard.

Bob worked in retail for many years and later was a driver for Enterprise Rent A Car. He was a member of American Legion Post 1450 of Halfmoon. Bob enjoyed golf and was a Pro in Catskill for several years.

He was predeceased by his wife Catherine and brother Edward. Bob is survived by his companion and best friend Stephanie Mabb; his children Robert (Darcy), Sara (Corey), Katie (Jeffrey), and Daniel; grandchildren Charlotte and Amelia; and brothers Joe, John and James.

A graveside service will be held 1pm Monday, February 1, at Calvary Cemetery, 481 Route 9W, Glenmont.

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

Ruth A. Burton 76, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on August 8, 1939, she was the daughter of Clarence and Bessie Baird Thibodeau. She attended school in Saratoga Springs and earned her GED in 1964. Ruth received her beautician license in 1966.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Robert L. Burton. She is survived by her son Donald Hoffman of Middle Grove; granddaughters Heather and Rachael; stepchildren Karen Collins of Saratoga Springs, Robert Burton, Jr. (Betty) of Corinth and Frank Burton (Laurie) of Saratoga Springs; 8 great grandchildren, several step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 30 from 9am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 11am. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Saratoga Springs in the Spring.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ruth to the American Cancer Society.

Richard J. Oudt passed away on January 25, 2016 at his home.

Richard is survived by his love, Bernadette Mauro and his loving parents, Bruce and Janice Oudt.

Richard graduated from Shenendehowa School and the College of St. Rose. He was the owner of Talon Studios and was an Illustrator for GE for several years and a talented artist. He will be missed by his family every day. Words cannot express the sadness of his passing.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to area charities of the individual’s choice.

Mary E. Lopez 71, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016. Born in Schenectady, NY on April 6, 1944, she was the daughter of William and Margaret DeSacia.

Mary worked at Travelers Insurance in Albany for several years. She later worked at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa as a Licensed Practical Nurse, for 20 years, retiring in 2010.

Mary was an animal lover and volunteered at The Annex at Clifton Park Center. She also enjoyed sewing.
Mary is survived by her children Juan Lopez of Schenectady and Teresa Griffin (Jonathan) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Megan Ruscio Wolf (Michael), Anthony Ruscio; and great granddaughters Gina and Aurora Wolf.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 2 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7:30pm.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society of Saratoga Springs.

George F. Owen, Jr. 67, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016. Born in Niskayuna, NY on April 11, 1948, he was the son of George and Dorothy Owen.

After graduation from Shenendehowa High School, George worked for General Electric in Schenectady and West Milton, and pursued on the side his passion for animals and farming. Eventually, in addition to working full time, he went into full time farming. In the 80’s he and Carole purchased a large parcel of land, bought animals, and harvested the wood from the land. Together, they built a home and farm, a place where you could just shoot the breeze or grab a tool to help George and his beloved sidekick, Walker, with one of the many projects he had going on. George was the “go to guy” who if he did not know how to fix it, he knew a friend who did. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, neighbors, and by his “one person” dog Carmella.

George is survived by the love of his life Carole Warner and her children, Faith Battaglia (Craig) of Ballston Spa, Brian Warner (Lisa) of Amsterdam, and Michelle DeGraw (David) of Saratoga Springs; grandchildren Tim, Jessica, Erin, Evan, Ethan and Brady; great grandchildren Joshua and Cayden; his son George M. Owen of Louisiana; David Bednarek (Kristine) of Ballston Spa, who was like a son to George, and David’s son, Luke; siblings Nancy Lewis (James) of Wells, Mary Gwozdz (Matthew) of Amsterdam, Peggy Labrie (John) of Glenville, Debbie Cutler (Daryl) of Ballston Lake and Henry Owen (Lynn) of Malta; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Wednesday, January 27 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 26 from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home.