Obituaries


Phyllis M. Gottung, 91, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019. Born in Gloversville, NY on June 26, 1928, she was the daughter of John and Luella LeVarn. She was a graduate of Gloversville High School.

Phyllis was an active member of Saint Francis Church and then Sacred Heart Church in Gloversville for 70 years. She was a volunteer for the Fulton County Literacy Group and taught many adults how to read. She and her husband were members of the Lions Eye Institute and transferred eye donations to the hospitals. They also delivered Meals on Wheels to needy seniors. After moving to Ballston Spa, Phyllis continued her volunteer work and was a founding member of Noah’s Attic, organizing and helping many families in need. Through Noah’s Attic, she became a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa.

Phyllis had a strong faith and taught her family to respect and treat others how you would like to be treated. Her family was her greatest joy and she treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Marshall “Mickey” Gottung, sister Jean Findley, and grandsons Christopher and Matthew. Phyllis is survived by her children Gregory Gottung (Carole), Catherine Hogan (Charles), John Gottung (Michele), Carol Brown (Steven), and James Gottung (Jennifer); grandchildren Marshall (Jess), Beth, Meghan (Marc), Daniel (Laura), Jonathan, Tara (James), David, Jordan, Catherine, Scott, Emma and Abigail; great grandchildren Mackenzie, Daniel, Isabelle, Joseph, Sam, and Brayden; nephew Richard Russo (Barbara) and great nieces Emily and Kate.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, September 17 at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.

To honor Phyllis the family would ask that anyone who reads this perform an act of kindness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church

Concetta Rausch, 87, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 14, 1932, she was the daughter of Angelo and Anna DiLucchio.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph J. Rausch and her sister Lucy DiLucchio. Concetta is survived by her children Joseph Rausch and Anna Rausch; grandchildren Jessica Misnick, Kevin Misnick, Ashley Rausch, and Casey Clark (Trenton); great grandchildren Elaina and Gage Clark; sister Josephine Gennaro and niece Andrea Cerone.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30am on Thursday, September 19 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery Saratoga Springs.

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

Lisa J. Boiani, 50, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. She was born on July 30, 1969, in Schenectady, NY and graduated from Mohonasen High School. She later moved to New York City and came back to this area in 1995.

Lisa was a home health aide. Her greatest joy was her daughter and she treasured the time she spent with her. She was a loving mother and an amazing person who was greatly loved by her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her father Eugene Boiani, her mother Pamela Panza, twin sister Laura Boiani and uncle Charlie Boiani. Lisa is survived by her daughter Molly Calhoun and her father Ron Calhoun; sisters Denise Boiani and Michelle Boiani; nephews Dominick and Richie, and niece Angelina.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, September 16 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 6pm.

David G. Bargovic, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by love and comfort on Friday September 6th , 2019. Born in Ballston Spa on May 20th, 1946, he was the son of Evalina and Joseph Bargovic.

David served in the US Coast Guard and was proudly stationed at the Loran Monitor Station in Keflavik Iceland. There he utilized his love of radio communication and his HAM Radio expertise to serve his country. After his military service he worked for the Xerox Corporation, celebrating 20 years of service before retiring. In his retirement he pursued his passion for Real Estate obtaining his Realtor licensure.

David was a true people person who would happily strike up conversation with anyone and everyone. Dave loved to hear a good story almost as much as he loved to tell one. He was a warm, energetic personality who made those around him feel welcome and special. He made time for those he loved by lending his craftsman skills and wide array of practical handyman knowledge.

As a self-described DIYer, Dave found great joy in all things home improvement and took great pride at a job done right, the first time. He built his own home in the early 70’s and was continually making alterations and enhancements. Using his capable hands and a multitude of cherished tools he was happiest when he was building, wiring and repairing just about anything.

Dave was a dedicated life member of Eagle-Matt Lee volunteer fire department, celebrating his 54th year of service in 2019. Alongside his brother and fellow volunteer Jay, he actively participated in drills and calls despite his status as an “Old Timer”. He enjoyed marching each year in Ballston Spa’s Memorial Day parade where he would proudly carry the axe and at the Holiday Parade where he enthusiastically handed out candy to spectators.

As a licensed HAM Radio operator for over 55 years he participated in multiple radio clubs as NR2J and would excitedly share his affection all things radio, communications and call signs. He made many great friends and embarked on innumerable adventures, with his favorite travel buddy Bob Raffaele, seeking out radio treasure at HAMfests in the area. He was a wheeler and dealer who reveled in negotiating a great deal for the things he bought at the fests. He was a member of Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association for 45 years, American Radio Relay League (AARL) for over 50 and Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) for 25 years.

David is survived by his adoring daughters, Erika Bargovic and Danielle Bargovic, his brother Jay Bargovic and his wife Sue; his loving companion of 15 years Sharon McCauley-Castellano and their beloved “circus-dog” and constant companion Buddy; Shari’s children Jim McCauley, Tom McCauley, Seana Daniels, and Hollie McCauley-King and her children, Bailey, Maddie and Jake. Dave also leaves his dear friends Bob and Betty Raffaele.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 11th from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A Firematic Service will be held at 6pm. Funeral services will be held 9:30am Thursday, September 12th at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of David may be made to Eagle-Matt Lee Fire Department, 35 Washington St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Nancy J. Sinkora, 69, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6, 2019 with her loving husband at her side. Born at the Benedict Memorial Hospital in downtown Ballston Spa, NY on February 12, 1950, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Shirley Ballard.

Her brilliant mind brought her to the top of her graduating class, forever making her Grandma Dorman proud with her Valedictorian speech. Appreciation for literature, academia, poetry and the arts never faded; Nancy was an avid reader, beautiful poet and frequent visitor of the Clark Art Institute. Nancy became a Licensed Practical Nurse at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa for many years, retiring in 2000. She was devoted to her patients, bringing them joy and the best of care.

A free spirit who lived life on her terms, she will be forever remembered as the coolest hippie matriarch of unconditional love, always quick to embrace the best in those she loved. When Nancy believed in you, there wasn't anything that couldn't be accomplished. Her greatest genuine happiness came from the successes of loved ones, always the first anyone wanted to call and share good news - her overwhelming pride and excitement was contagious. Nance was the center of endless ripples of laughter and compassion widely spread throughout family and friends. A welcoming environment of warmth surrounded Nancy and all around her - be it at the infamous dining room table or out and about - everyone's day was better for experiencing Nance. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy and she was always their number one supporter and cheerleader, celebrating every accomplishment big or small. In them she leaves her legacy of peace and unconditional love, the power of prayer and acceptance.

Family gatherings will not be the same without her laughter, but her exuberant spirit will be always present. Rock on MaPizza, Laughing Lady and Motorcycle Mama, we will forever know your love, and be always better for it.

Nancy is survived by her adoring husband and loving partner of more than 20 years, John; children Tracy Balch (Dan Day), Naomi Baker, and David Quillinan (Megan); grandchildren Brandyn Balch, Tylor Balch (Bri), Joshua Moran, Gloria Moran (Geoff), Sara Allen, Alec Svoboda (Morgan), David Quillinan Jr., Maggie Quillinan, and Salvatore Quillinan; mother Shirley Ballard; brother Kenneth Ballard; sister Sue Fish and many many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private celebration of life and services will be held with close family and friends.

Please share with us all your best Nance stories. Peace and love to all….love love.

Veronica S. Ivers, 85, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Born on January 10, 1934, in Ballston Spa, NY she was the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Hardter) Flinton.

Veronica was employed by the General Electric Company working at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Niskayuna and later at the West Milton Site for the Atomic Energy Commission as a clerk and stenographer.

On October 27, 1956, she married John “Jack” Ivers also of Ballston Spa at St Peter’s Church in Saratoga Springs. The couple settled down on their farm on Peaceable Street in Charlton where they raised their three children.

Veronica is survived by her three sons Shane Ivers of Ballston Spa, Brian Ivers of Annapolis, Maryland, Scott Ivers (Karen) of Ballston Spa; four grandchildren Ryan, Carley, Brenna and Declan Ivers; sisters Rosemarie Flinton of Saratoga Springs and Dorothy Cramer of Bonaire, Georgia; brothers Ralph Flinton (Shirley) of Saratoga Springs, Robert Flinton of Ormond Beach, Florida and John Flinton of Catonsville, Maryland; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Veronica was predeceased by her husband of 53 years John Ivers, sisters Mary McCarthy and Shirley Cooper, and brother Edward Flinton.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, September 9 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 8 from 2pm to 4pm at the funeral home.

Edwyn J. Lambrecht, Jr. 79, passed away on August 30, 2019 and left us as he lived surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Belleville, NJ on July 27, 1940, to Edwyn and Lenore (Currant) Lambrecht, Sr.

Ed was a proud US Navy veteran and served on the USS Manley DD-940 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked for General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and retired from PVA. He loved boating, the outdoors, woodworking and animals. He enjoyed scouting and was a Scout Master with the Boy Scouts.

Ed supported his grandchildren in all their endeavors whether they were involved in sports, arts or music. He delighted in storytelling, recording everyday conversations on his camcorder and taking photos. We will forever be grateful for the family library that he documented and accumulated over the years.

He was predeceased by his parents Edwyn and Lenore Lambrecht, and his sister Virginia Kiernan. Ed is survived by his loving wife Marie and their children Daniel, Timothy, and the best daughter ever Georgette; sister Georgia Benack; son in law Cooney Walters; and grandchildren Jon, Caitlin and Allie who enjoyed many wonderful years engaging in stories of his and their childhood. He will also be greatly missed by his little companion Charlie who faithfully waited at the kitchen table for a “sneaked” treat.

A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local animal rescue in memory of the “Ed and Charlie” duo.

The family would like to thank Dr Liebers, Dr Tao, Dr Muller and all their kind staff for their caring and compassionate care over the years. We would also like to thank the very caring and wonderful Eddy and Hospice staff who made it possible to spend time at home before he passed.

David A. Lavertue, 56, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019. He was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on June 15, 1963 and moved to Ballston Spa in 2000.

David worked for “Dave’s I Got It” traveling to many fairs setting up concessions and rides. He enjoyed the great outdoors, hiking and target shooting. He also liked to travel and never let the sand settle under his feet.

David is survived by his son David Lavertue, II of New York; grandchildren Trey Lagrave, Miranda Lavertue, Ethan Lavertue, Leland Lavertue and Jacob Lavertue all of New York; parents William and Lorraine Lavertue of Florida; sister Robin Meadows (John) of Massachusetts; brother Shawn Lavertue (Penny) of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 4 from 11am to noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at noon. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

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

Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints

Thelma L. (Capobianco, Younger) Glennon, 92, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

She was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Pearl (Schoonover) Moore, husband Patrick J. Glennon, Jr., brothers Warren and Daniel Moore, and sister Marion Trainor.

Thelma is survived by her son Frank Capobianco, MD of Sacramento, CA; grandsons Frank (Nicole), Michael (Ellyse) and Mark Capobianco; stepdaughter Patricia Waldon (Edward) of MA; sister Shirley Viscusi of Schenectady, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10am Thursday, October 10 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Memorial contributions in memory of Thelma may be made to Malta Ambulance Corp, PO Box 2470, Malta, NY 12020.

Eleanor C. Murphy, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. She was 92.

Eleanor was the wife of the late James Murphy. She is survived by her daughters Nancy Cahill (Kerry), Susan Joy (Joe), and Jane Murphy; grandchildren Courtney Cahill, Becky Shibley and Jon Bunyan; great grandchildren Evan White, Hayden Cahill, Collin White, Lilia White, Sophia White, McKenzie Shibley, Walter Shibley and Maudrey Shibley; sister Edna Mae Chard; sister in law Kay Murphy; brother in law Ray Murphy and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her close friends who she thought of as family, Tracy Biddle and Beverly Haskell.

At Eleanor’s request there will be no services.

Leslie R. Lodge, 63, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Born in Albany, NY on March 18, 1956, he was the son of David and Harriet Lodge.

Leslie served in the US Navy for 23 years retiring in 2011 as an Electronics Technician. He enjoyed just about anything to do with science, statistics and electronics. He had a FCC Amateur Radio License. Leslie loved his books from his vast and varied library. He adored his daughter, son and grandchildren and had a natural compassion for small animals of any type.

Leslie is survived by his children Larissa Johnson (Ben) and Rodger Lodge (Lisa); grandchildren Brayden and Logan; siblings John Fake, David Lodge (Carol), Nancy Coon (Bill), Edgar Lodge and Lennard Lodge (Shawne); and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 27 from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Leslie may be made to Hospice Inn, St Peter’s Hospital, 315 S. Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208.

David W. Lillie, 89, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on November 21, 1929, he was the son of Winslow and Mae (Sickles) Lillie. He was a US Air Force veteran during the Korean War era, stationed in Montana.

David was a glass technician for General Electric Co.’s R & D Center in Niskayuna for more than 30 years.
Over the years he has enjoyed working on his farm, raising youngstock, haying and boarding horses. He had a great love of vacationing and boating on Lake George for almost all of his 89 years.

David is survived by his wife of 69 years Marie and their daughters, Stephanie Scuderi (Carl) and Deborah Tambasco (Kevin); grandchildren Carl Scuderi, Devon Brzozowski (Jonathan), Jamielynn Biello (Tim), and Matthew Farry (Bridget).

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 22 from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of David to Community Emergency Corp., Inc. 78 Thompson St., Ballston Spa NY 12020.

Alberta “Bertie” M. Kahl, 88, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Born in Porter Corners, NY on April 13, 1931, she was the daughter of John and Gladys Jones.

Bertie was the head cook for Greenfield Elementary School for many years before retiring. She loved the casino, and went there as often as she could. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, and going out for an early breakfast. Her greatest joy was her beloved grandchildren and she treasured the time she spent with them.

Bertie was full of energy and was always the life of the party. She had a youthful spirit and a quick wit. An outgoing, strong, and fiercely independent woman who was sure to brighten any room she entered. She will be incredibly missed.

She was predeceased by her husband Harry and her brothers Ivan and Sam. Bertie is survived by her sons Harry Kahl (Colleen) and Timothy Kahl (Coree); granddaughters Tammie, Becky and Melissa; sisters Betty Hall and Ilene Sutfin; six great granddaughters (two great grandsons on the way), and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service 11am on Saturday, August 17 at Middle Grove Cemetery, Middle Grove Road.

Daniel C. Scott, 42, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. He was born in Albany, NY on July 14, 1977. Dan was an electrician for IBEW Local 236.

Dan is survived by his daughters Kourtney Gregson and Peyton Scott; his parents Daniel and Nadine Scott; and his siblings Matthew, Jessica and Jaclyn Scott.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Dan may be made to St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center, 3 Mercycare Lane Guilderland, NY 12084.

John W. Gobo, 80, returned to the Lord peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 10, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on June 16, 1939, John was the son of the late Anthony and Gertrude Gobo and raised in North Creek.

John attended and graduated from SUNY Cobleskill, Hartwick College, and SUNY Albany with a master’s in Business Education. As Professor Emeritus, John retired from Hudson Valley Community College. John was also a professor at Junior College of Albany and a teacher at Guilderland Central School and Canajoharie Central School. John understood the importance of education and enjoyed his time as an academic advisor.

John was a longtime communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa and an active member of the community. John was a Councilmen for the Town of Milton and served for 17 years as Chairman of the Town of Milton Planning Board. From 1989-1994 John served as a member of the Saratoga County Local Conditional Release Commission.

John was an avid downhill skier until this past year, and in the summer months enjoyed spending time on his boat with friends. John devoted numerous hours during his retirement to serving the greater community through Meals on Wheels, transporting seniors to medical appointments and as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and volunteer at Saratoga Hospital.

John enjoyed eating at many local restaurants and whenever he was asked how he was doing, he always replied, “Well, I’m still vertical.” With a good spirit, John maintained his unique sense of humor until the very end.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Friday, August 16 at St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by his friends Rev. Francis R. Vivacqua, Pastor, Rev. Thomas J. Kelly, Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Rick Lesser, Rev. James A. Ebert, and Rev. Patrick J. Rice. Friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, August 15, Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Interment will take place in North Creek at John’s family plot.

In lieu of floral arrangements, memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to St. Mary’s School Guardian Angel Fund, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, which provides educational scholarships and tuition assistance for students.

Donald R. A. Barg 89, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from prostate cancer. Born in Utica, Michigan on December 17, 1929, he was the son of Otto and Josephine Barg. He served in the US Air Force from 1948-52.

Don was a field engineer for IBM. He met his wife Mary Ann, the love of his life, while working on computers at Chrysler in Detroit. They were married on June 27, 1959. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this summer.

In 1966 IBM reassigned him to Kingston, NY. Don and Mary Ann moved their family to Woodstock, NY. Don continued to work for IBM in Kingston until his retirement in 1987. He was proud to have received more IBM pension checks than paychecks.

Don earned his private pilot license in 1943. He was a member of flying clubs in Kingston and Red Hook. In addition to his lifelong passion for flying, he enjoyed bowling, traveling, camping, fishing and gazing at the stars. He could, and did, fix everything.

He was most proud of his family and cherished every minute he could spend with them. There was no one more delighted to be a father and grandfather than Don.

Don was predeceased by his daughter Joanne, his parents, and his brother David. Don is survived by his wife Mary Ann and their children, Paul Barg (Lynda), Suzanne Barg (Lee Burns), Patricia Barg and Jane Alsdorf (Charles). He treasured his grandchildren Clarece Barg (Whendel Panayoty), Cory Barg, Caroline Alsdorf and Robert Alsdorf; and great granddaughter Amaris Panayoty. He is also survived by his brother in law Howard Stack, and sister in law Margaret Barg, as well as and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, August 16, from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, August 17 at St. Therese Chapel, 1 Wilton Gansevoort Road, Gansevoort. A calling hour will precede the service from 9am to 10am at the chapel.

The family invites you to join them at Noon on Sunday, August 18 in the Parish Hall at St John’s Church, 12 Holly Hills Drive, Woodstock for a luncheon and time of remembrance.

The family would like to thank the staff of 3 Hathorn at Wesley Healthcare Center, and Community Hospice, for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Community Hospice, or your favorite charity, in memory of Don.

Evan L. Hendricks 77, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his home. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on January 27, 1942 he was the son of Bart and Mary Hendricks. He served in the US Army and the US Air Force from 1960 to 1995.

Evan was a Senior Computer Programmer Analyst for the NYS Division of Parole in Albany. He was a life member of the NAVHDA, NRA and the American Legion and a member of the FLNAVHDA, STNAVHDA and SDTC. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dog training and listening to folk music.

He was predeceased by his parents Bart and Mary, and his brother Charles O’Neil.

Evan is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Susan Walker; grandchildren Jon Wiles, Sarah Wiles, Jessie Wiles, Robert Walker and Timothy Walker; brothers Brian Hendricks and Richard O’Neil; nephews Terry O’Neil, Michael O’Neil, Jeffrey Hendricks and Ethan Hendricks; and niece Audrey Hendricks.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, August 12 at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, August 11 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Evan may be made to the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871.

Patricia Zwijacz 55, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Born in Takoma Park, Maryland on April 22, 1964, she was the daughter of Frank and Patricia Wakefield.

Patricia enjoyed playing the drums and loved horses. Her greatest joy was her family and she treasured the time she spent with them.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Zwijacz. Patricia is survived by her mother Patricia Wakefield; father Frank Wakefield; brother Frank Wakefield, Jr.; twin sister Pamela Kakely (Carmine Tantalo); and beloved dog Cody.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 13 from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in South Wilton Cemetery.

Bruce E. Bailey, 70, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019. Born on November 17, 1948 in Ithaca, NY, he was the son of R. Burdell and Louise (Spillers) Bailey.

Bruce was a United States Navy veteran, serving his country from 1969 to 1973.

He is predeceased by his parents, R. Burdell and Louise Bailey and two brothers, Glenn and Carl Bailey.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Deborah Bailey of South Glens Falls; his children, Sheila Couts (Travis) of Green Island, Shannon Ciafardo (Alberto) of Clifton Park, Vanessa Stanko (Philip) of South Glens Falls and Charles Quinlivan (Stacy) of Cohoes; his grandchildren, Caitlyn, Lucas, Victoria, Alex, Kailee, Gio, Gul, Kyle, Olivia and Odin; a brother, Emmett Bailey and a sister, Lois Seymour.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A funeral service will follow at 3pm.

Frederick Vicari, 66, passed away Friday morning, August 2, 2019. Born on November 16, 1952 in Manhattan, NY, he was the son of the late Philip and Theresa (Tomas) Vicari.

Fred worked for many years as a salesman starting with Fedway Associates in New Jersey and R.J. Reynolds Company and finished his career at Paul De Lima Coffee.

Fred loved to watch his son, Kevin, play hockey and baseball. He was a loyal fan of the New York Mets and Jets and enjoyed watching the horse races.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years Andrea Vicari; and his son, Kevin Vicari of Ballston Spa.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St, Ballston Spa, where a funeral service will be held at 7pm.

Memorial contributions in memory of Fred may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Milly Goossens, 79, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and moved to Holland after surviving a Japanese concentration camp after WWII. From Holland she moved to New York with her family.

She taught herself how to play guitar. Throughout her music career she had played in a few different bands. Her professional career in music included the bands “Woody Guenther and the Cheaters” and “The Islanders”. The two songs she recorded with “Woody Guenther and the Cheaters” are “Teardrops” and a funk song called “Bang Dang’in Time”. She traveled all over playing in clubs and resorts including the Metropole in NYC. She was a fantastic Tennis player and shared her love of the sport. She loved animals including her cat Bodie. Often times she cared for stray or sick animals. Milly loved playing BINGO with her friends and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was full of kindness and gratitude.

She worked as a Corrections Officer at the Saratoga County Correctional Facility. She was a member of the American Legion Henry Cornell Post 234 in Ballston Spa and various musicians unions.

Milly is predeceased by her parents, Julia and Louis Goossens; her son, Martin Goossens; her brother, Jimmy Goossens; and her great-nephew, Zane Ruggles. She is survived by her grandchildren, Kayleigh Goossens (Eric Garney) of Schuylerville, Dana Goossens of Saratoga Springs and Michael Goossens of California; Her daughter-in-law, Linda Goossens of North Carolina; her great-grandchildren, Lilah, Clayton, Silas and Adrianna; her sister-in-law, Clare Goossens of Ballston Spa; her nieces and nephews, Donna Goossens, Christine Goossens and Raymond Goossens and cousins, Stella, Donna and Biete. The family would like to thank Milly’s friend Nancy for being such a wonderful friend and being by her side.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Milly’s life from 1pm to 5 pm on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the American Legion on Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Milly to the Battenkill Veterinary Stray Animal Fund.

Justin D. Garrison 30, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. He was born in Schenectady, NY on October 31, 1988. He was a graduate of Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School.

Justin was a HVAC mechanic at 21st Century Mechanical in Ballston Spa. He also worked in construction doing masonry work, sheet rocking and siding. He was a talented handyman and was able to fix anything.

Justin enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and golfing. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. His greatest joy was his children and he treasured the time he spent with them.

He was predeceased by his father Jeffrey Garrison. Justin is survived by his mother and stepfather Michele Ostrander and John Griffin; his children Jasmine and Gavin Garrison, and their mother Shannon Fowler; grandparents Pat Ostrander, Marge Garrison and James Ostrander (Peggy); several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of his life on Saturday, August 10 from Noon to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A time of sharing will be held at 2:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a fund for his children at TCT Federal Credit Union in Ballston Spa.

Richard P. Szmyr, 80, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Born in New York, NY on February 6, 1939, he was the son of Stephen and Joanna Szmyr. He raised his family in Scotia before settling in Ballston Spa.

Richard was proud of his accomplishments in the printing industry. He melted uranium and ran two successful businesses. Seeking security for his family, he entered into a career as a correctional officer for the State of New York at Greene Correctional Facility, where he retired with 18 years of service.

He was proud of and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed taking day trips with his wife, the love of his life, and daily walks with his dog, Georgie. Richard touched many lives with his generosity and love of life.

Richard is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sandra and their children, Tina Haldeman (Jerry), Christi Cash (Joe Mazza), Donna Moran (Peter), Darlene Nichols (Jason), Richard Szmyr, and Christopher Szmyr (Heather); grandchildren Patrick (Allison), Emily, Caroline, Jakob, Hailey, Grace, Lucas and Max; great grandchildren Rylan, Kevin and Claire; brothers Stephen Szmyr (Ellen), Raymond Szmyr (Elizabeth), and Darryl Keane (Karen); and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Friday, August 2 at St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 1 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

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

Pearl Horzepa passed away peacefully on Thursday July 25, 2019 at the age of 102. She spent her early years in Pennsylvania before moving to New Jersey. Pearl worked for a few years at Western Electric in Kearney, New Jersey where she met her beloved husband John. They were married for 53 years when John passed away in 1995.

Pearl had a fun loving personality and liked to make people laugh. In her earlier years she enjoyed doing embroidery. She was a wonderful and caring wife and mother. Pearl was happiest when taking care of her family and home.

In August of 2017, Pearl moved from her home in Toms River, NJ to the Schuyler Ridge Healthcare Center in Clifton Park, New York. The family would like to thank the staff at Schuyler Ridge for the excellent and loving care she received.

Pearl was predeceased by her husband John and her son John. She leaves her daughter Carolyn Freudenberg and her grandchildren Sandra Tasse, John Horzepa, Deborah Burnett, and Sally Hock, as well as nine great-grandchildren Miranda, Ayrton, Ryan, Alex, Taylor, Ryder, Alexia, Isabella, and Brayden.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 30, from 5pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 5:30pm.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 31 at Noon in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Toms River, NJ.

Memorial contributions in memory of Pearl may be made to your local Salvation Army.

Paul A. Woschanko 70, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Born in Mechanicville, NY on February 18, 1949, he was the son of Andrew and Veronica Woschanko.

He was a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College and worked for Beneficial Finance Company. He owned and operated Wursters Sporting Goods in Ballston Spa and was a corrections lieutenant at the Saratoga County Correctional Facility.

Paul was appointed caretaker by the Saratoga Council of the Boy Scouts of America for Camp Saratoga then the Town of Wilton, Wilton Wildlife Park and Preserve. He was a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #103 of Saratoga Springs for 30 years and served as a board member of the Hall Association.

He was predeceased by his son Yuri J. Woschanko. Paul is survived by his wife Linda; brother William Woschanko (Kathleen); nephews Nicholas Woschanko and Jonathan Woschanko; and niece Katrina Dwyer.

At Paul’s request there will be no services.

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

Victor G. Jackson, 93, was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Charlton, NY on September 28, 1925, he was the son of George and Clara Jackson. He was a US Navy veteran serving in World War II.

Victor worked for General Electric Co at Knolls Atomic Power Lab in Niskayuna for 20 years, retiring in 1986. He was an active member of the Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and a Trustee. He enjoyed working in the kitchen whenever the church put on community dinners. Victor was also a past member of the Charlton Fire Dept.

In his younger years, Victor and his son were part of the YMCA Indian Guide Program. He enjoyed being in the great outdoors, hunting and fishing. He could often be found working on projects and tinkering around his home. He was a model railroad collector. Victor had a great sense of humor and was always eager to share a good joke.

He was predeceased by his parents George and Clara, his sisters Elizabeth Plummer and Mary Jackson, grandson Erich Green and son in law Dave Green.

Victor is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Idean Jackson, and their children, Lynda Green, Vicki Engelking (Gary), Deborah Falcon (Kerry) and Greg Jackson (Paula); grandchildren Ethan, Ehren (Sabrina), Rebecca (Jim), Kyle (Janine), Joshua (Sara), Emily, Brent, Tyler (Casey), Ian, and Sean; step grandchildren Robert, Mindy, Mitchell and Bryan; several great grandchildren, step great grandchildren, one step great great grandson; several nieces and nephews, special niece Patricia Schmidt (Ken); special friends Dora and Ted Eighmie, Fay Heckler, Henry Strathma, and many other dear friends.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, July 26 at Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Road, Charlton. Burial will follow in Sweetman Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 25 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Victor may be made to the Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church.

Royce D. Louy, 95, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Born in Colver, Pennsylvania, on September 1, 1923, he was the son of Ray and Ruth Louy. Royce proudly served in the US Marine Corps in World War II.

Royce was a circulation manager for Gannett Newspapers in Rochester, NY for 15 years, retiring in 1987. After his retirement he moved to Malta. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and enjoyed music, gardening, and spending time with family.

He was predeceased by his wife Shirley and his sister Rea Mae. Royce is survived by his daughters Michelle Louy of Salem and Melissa Davis (Douglas) of Ballston Spa; and five grandchildren Katherine Kern, David Kern, Gregory Kern, Hannah Royce Davis, and Ian Davis.

Funeral services with military honors will be held 10am Friday, October 18th, 2019 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Royce may be made to Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Elizabeth A. Adams, 72, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Born on March 22, 1947 in Corinth, NY she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bernice (Randall) Kopiar.

Elizabeth was a graduate of Corinth High School and was the Salutatorian of her class. She worked for the Charles Pfizer company and then in real estate. Elizabeth enjoyed working with her hands. She liked planting trees and had a knack for gardening and carpentry.

Elizabeth is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Bernice Kopiar. She is survived by her husband, Richard Eng of Ballston Spa; her daughter, Michelle Swiers of Saratoga Springs; two granddaughters, Morgan and Melissa Swiers; her sisters, Trisha Parsons of Florida and Mary Boldish of Greenfield Center; and her nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St., Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice.

Louis R. Catman, 77, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019. Born on January 6, 1942 in Cohoes, NY he was the son of Louis A. and Pricella (Salamdra) Catman.

Louis was a graduate of Siena College and upon completion of his degree, he enlisted in the US Army. He served in Korea and was honorably discharged after 4 years of service. He then continued his service in the US Army Reserve for several years, completing his tenure with the rank of Major.

Louis worked for many years with the New York State Department of Health as a programmer. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Saratoga Council #246.

Louis is predeceased by his parents, Louis and Pricella Catman. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Catman of Ballston Spa; a son, Robert Catman (Holly Kitchen) of Ballston Spa; a daughter, Suzanne Williams of Loudonville; and a granddaughter, Alicia Williams of Ballston Spa.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 am Thursday, July 18, 2019 at St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial with military honors will follow in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Louis may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Marian Gervais 85, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019, surrounded by her family. They had been together camping as they had yearly for the past 51 years in the weeks leading up to the 4th of July. Marian was a loving “professional mom”, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her home, her precious Hunter, sitting on the deck in the evening with a glass of wine, rocking on her swing, and listening to her birds.

She enjoyed playing bridge with the International Bridge Group, gardening, and loved entertaining and cooking for all. She was a member of Corpus Christi Church for over 50 years and enjoyed serving at the church food pantry with her friends.

Marian was predeceased by her loving husband Norman. She is survived by her sons Norman (Catherine) and Michael; daughters Lenore (Marvin), Shari (Michael) and Bonnie; grandchildren Jeffrey (Nicole), Norman (Amber), Nick, Philip, Laura (Cody), Carolyn (Matthew), Andy and Ben; great grandson Jack, and a great granddaughter on the way.

We would like to sing “Rock me Mama” to you; we hope you are dancing with Dad and enjoying “God’s most perfect food”, oysters.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 7 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A mass of Christian burial will be held 9am Monday, July 8 at Corpus Christi Church, 2001 Route 9, Round Lake. Burial will follow in Jonesville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Marian to the Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Research Program. https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donate