Obituaries


Robert D. Bush, Sr. 74, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Born in Potsdam, NY on August 13, 1945, he was the son of John and Irene Bush.

Bob was a rural mail carrier for the Ballston Spa Post Office for 33 years retiring in 2000. After his retirement, he worked for the Village of Ballston Spa as a parking enforcer, crossing guard and wrote grants for the village.

Bob enjoyed wood working, gardening and working on home projects. He had a passion for old cars and liked to hunt and fish. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and he treasured the time he spent with them.

He was predeceased by his wife Margaret, and his siblings Francis, George, Tim and Bernie. Bob is survived by his children Karen LaBaff (Daryl) and Robert D. Bush, Jr.; grandchildren Ashley Manhey, Melissa Bush, Joshua Bush, Zachary LaBaff and Courtney LaBaff; great grandson Daniel; siblings Arnold Bush, Jerry Bush, Jack Bush, Marjorie Reed and Betty Munson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, October 19 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in East Line Cemetery, Malta. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 18 from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bob may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Theresa L. Baker, 76, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019. Born in Colchester, Vermont on December 30, 1942, she was the daughter of Wilfred and Gladys Angier.

Terri worked for WSWHE BOCES and Capital Region BOCES for over 30 years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, teaching her craft at the Corinth and Saratoga Seniors. Terri and her husband Ray traveled throughout the United States and spent the winter months in Mesquite, Nevada.

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond, grandchildren Ashley and Gregory Johnson, and siblings Elaine, George, Winnie, Phyllis, Rodney, Steve, and Gordon. Terri is survived by her daughter Robin Baker, stepchildren Robert Baker, Gail Marshall (Richard), and Mark Baker (Nancy Kiuber); grandchildren Dale Older, Renee Rutherford, and Harley Will; sister Barbara Pajeck; brother Gerald Angier; ten great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, October 12 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Middle Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 11 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Terri may be made to Albany Medical Center.

Nancy L. Welch, 81, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019. Born in Saratoga Springs, New York on June 26, 1938, she was the daughter of Warren and Beatrice Barnes.

Nancy worked at the Saratoga County Infirmary and later for Stewart’s in West Milton for many years, retiring in 2005. She enjoyed music and square dancing. Her family was her greatest treasure and she loved family gatherings and having coffee at Stewart’s with her friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Edward H. Welch, Sr., son Edward Welch, Jr, grandson Warren Fitzgerald, brothers Clifford Barnes and Richard Barnes, and sisters Jeanne Harris and Lucinda Storm. Nancy is survived by her children Lee Ann Welch (Richard Joubert), Jodi Medero (Alfonso), Bonnie Blonkowski, Kelly Goodhue (Roger), Scott Welch (Felicia Hilton), and Amanda Bailey (Jeremy); siblings Kenneth Barnes, Timothy Barnes, Deborah Fitzgerald, Melinda Reid, Lori Barnes and Chester Barnes; dear friend Millie Duval; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, October 10, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Nancy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Pauline (Polly) Freiberger passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on October 5, 2019 at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Crowville, Louisiana on March 27, 1925, she was 94.

Polly graduated high school in Crowville and attended BMI Business School in Monroe, Louisiana. She met Gus Freiberger in Louisiana in 1942 while he was on leave from the US Army just before he deployed overseas for World War II. They sparked a relationship with letters and were married on April 9, 1946 in Louisiana. They then moved to Stillwater, NY to raise their family.

Polly was active in the Ballston Area Seniors and was a 4-H leader for many years. She was a founding member of the Malta Ambulance Corps and was active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Malta Ridge Fire Co and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Saratoga Springs. Polly was a member of the Greater Commandments Ministries Church in Ballston Spa.

Polly and Gus were fond of travel and have traveled all over the world. She will always be remembered for her infectious laugh, smile, and love of cardinals.

She was predeceased by her parents, Allen and Fanny (Bradley) Mathis, siblings Archie Mathis, Bishop Mathis, Louie Mathis, H.D. Mathis, Floyd Mathis, Teckla Stocks and Nina Evans, and her beloved husband of 64 years, Gustave Freiberger.

Polly is survived by her children Lillian Jennings (Richard) of Malta, Edward Freiberger of Chuckie, TN, Charles Freiberger (Jackie) of Chuckie, TN and Henry Freiberger (Debra) of Malta; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, one great great grandson and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 10 from 9am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Polly may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Marilyn J. Arnold 87, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Born in Gloversville, NY on January 14, 1932, she was the daughter of Stanley and Mildred Bush, Sr.

Marilyn worked at many local factories throughout the years including Tufflite and General Foods. She enjoyed going to the Racino and Turning Stone. Marilyn loved spending time with her family playing cards, having dinner, or just being together.

She was predeceased by her husband Claude, daughter Claudia Kubina , granddaughter Julie Elwell, sister Shirley Bush, and brother Stanley Bush, Jr. Marilyn is survived by her children Carol Elwell (Al), and Chuck Arnold (Lesley); her grandchildren Luke (Crystal), Mark, Jr., Lori and Maria; and great grandson Kyle.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 7 from Noon to 2pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 2pm. Burial will follow in Middle Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Simpson United Methodist Church, PO Box 69, Rock City Falls, NY 12863.

Joan E. Boyd, 68, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at her home in Ballston Spa after a six-year battle with cancer. Joan was born in Syracuse, NY on April 11, 1951, the daughter of Stanley and Jeanne Boyd.

Joan fiercely loved her friends and family, especially her grandchildren, and enjoyed spending all her time with them. She also had a great love to travel and see the world. She would take her only daughter, Chelsea, on numerous trips throughout every year and always a long trip to Cape Cod, MA every summer with her friends and their children. She continued to travel the world even after Chelsea left for college to the most amazing places in the world – Antarctica, Panama Canal, Russia/Scandinavia, Moscow, Egypt, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, South American countries, and many of the Caribbean islands. She has been on over 30 cruises and would always travel with close friends and thoroughly enjoyed that time with them.

Lastly, she loved her tattoos. She had quite a few, but there were some recent ones within the past couple of years that she cherished, especially, the chest peony tattoo that she shared with her daughter, Chelsea. It meant a lot to them to get the same tattoo together. Joan raised Chelsea by herself. They were not just mother and daughter, but more like best friends and soulmates. The bond they shared was more than this earthly world, it was beyond this life.

Joan is survived by her ever-loving daughter Chelsea Ahl (Lucas); cherished grandchildren Gracie and Carter Ahl; sister Anne Layne Keller (Edward); brother Thomas Boyd (Wendy); several nieces and a nephew; and many, many cherished life-long friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 7:00pm. A graveside service will be held 2:00pm Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Ballston Spa Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank those who cared for her during the end of her illness, Johna Rossi and Deidra DeLossantos.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation online via their website or at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation National Headquarters, ATTN: Financial Operations, 733 Third Avenue, Ste. 510 New York, NY 10017.

Robert A. Hornlein, Sr. passed away peacefully and went home to his Lord on September 23, 2019, in Saratoga Springs, New York. He was born July 20, 1925, in Newark, New Jersey, to Emil and Clara (Henkel) Hornlein and grew up in Irvington. A machinist apprentice, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in World War II in the 550th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company, spending 20 months in the European Theatre of Operation and was honorably discharged in January 1946. After the war, Bob attended night school and became a tool and die maker, working at Edison Manufacturing Company, where he met Myrtle Schenk. They married in 1949 and settled in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He worked for Orange Products Inc., managing their Quad Plastics division, first on Hoover Avenue in Bloomfield and then on Mitchell Street in East Orange.

In 1976, Bob moved his family to Ballston Spa, New York, where he started his own plastics fabricating operation in the former D&H Railway freight house on Grove Street. In 1994, he downsized the business and moved it to his home machine shop until his full retirement.

A devout Christian, Bob served as an elder, mentor, and prayer warrior at Hope Church in Ballston Spa for forty years and was awarded elder emeritus status. He was readily available to encourage and pray for the needs of all. Bob had also hosted prayer meetings and Bible studies in his home and helped launch the Camp H.O.P.E. reading program. He will be greatly missed by his church family.

Bob was predeceased by wife Myrtle, brother Herbert, and son Robert Jr. He is survived by his daughter Susan Hornlein Geary (Raymond Melancon) of Mystic, Connecticut, and an extended family of the heart that includes the Bednareks, Thompsons, and Khans, along with Dean, Betsy, and Kathy. Whether he was called Dad, Chief, Grandpa, Uncle Bob, or Mr. H, he was respected and beloved by all and will be missed.

The family wishes to thank everyone at Home of the Good Shepherd, Kindred at Home, Saratoga Hospital, his many doctors, nurses, caregivers, and Community Hospice for their love and respect, care and compassion. A special shout out to the gals at Home of the Good Shepherd, too many to list individually, who made is final days so happy.

Calling hours will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hope Church, 206 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa, on Sunday September 29, followed by a service of remembrance at 5:30. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs.

Robert C. Mulligan, 87, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 19, 2019, surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Rock City Falls, NY on May 3, 1932, he was the son of Paul and Ethel Mulligan.

Bob was a lifelong farmer, raising and trading horses. In his younger years, he was a logger using his horses to skid the timber. He was one of the last farmers in the area to use horses for logging.

He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Ethel, and his brothers Wallace and William. Bob is survived by his nephew AJ Mulligan (Kristina), and John Shippey who was like a grandson to Bob.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 24 from 1pm to 2pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 2pm. Burial will follow in Middle Grove Cemetery.

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

Timothy Lehmann III (Tim) of Ballston Spa, NY, died September 16, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved father of Elizabeth (Betsy) and Timothy (Ted), and father-in-law of Kelly Bateman Lehmann. Tim was the proud grandfather of Jonathan and Henry Lehmann, and the beloved uncle to Jon Lehmann of Denver, CO, Seth Biehler of Northampton, MA, Julie Breedlove of Indianapolis, IN and Molly Barbeau of Old Lyme, CT. He is predeceased by his wife Ann and his brother Lynn of Denver, CO. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Virginia Carey Stanton of Indianapolis, IN, Rebecca Jo Carey of Plymouth, NH, and Peggy Lehmann of Denver, CO, as well as his loving cousins William Pfeifer and James Pfeifer, and Tim’s extended family.

Tim was born in Columbus, OH to Dr. Timothy Lehmann and Marie Williams Lehmann. He and his future wife Ann both attended North High School in Columbus, and later The Ohio State University. Playing baseball for the North High Polar Bears was one of Tim’s most cherished experiences and he passed his love of baseball on to his children and grandchildren. After marrying Ann, they moved to Berkeley, CA, where he completed a doctorate in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. In the 1960s, Tim, Ann, Lynn, and Peggy were active in the free speech and civil rights movements in the Bay Area, focused on the promise, not the problems of democracy.

After teaching at Colorado State University, Tim followed his love of learning and mentorship to a career in adult-centered higher education. This led him to SUNY Empire State College, and as one of its earliest educators and administrators, he strove to ensure that all people had the opportunity to learn and grow, regardless of age and other traditional barriers to higher education. Tim and Ann believed in the power of lifelong learning and its capacity to transform peoples’ lives. Their commitment to public institutions and personal development was a bedrock value from their Ohio upbringing, where simple decency and respect for others was instilled in them in childhood. Tim distinguished himself at Empire State as a popular mentor to graduate students, and he became vice president of research and evaluation for Empire State and the founding director of the National Center on Adult Learning.

Tim enjoyed his professional life, but it was his family that gave him the greatest joy. Tim, Lynn and cousins Bill and Jim were a formidable foursome in their youth, ransacking the candy aisles of uncle Fred’s Kresge store and building a relationship based on laughter, love, and camaraderie. Tim loved to play cards, ping pong, and games of all kinds with his family and friends. He adored political humor, was a virtuosic whistler, and enjoyed teaching his children and grandsons to fish. He enjoyed making mischief at the card table, foisting unwanted cards onto unsuspecting neighbors with a sly grin that was only noticed after the fact. Tim was happiest on a lake, listening to the loons laugh, surrounded by dearest family and friends. He was a devoted and selfless father, always making sure that others were cared for first. Colleagues, students, friends and family remember Tim’s essential kindness and generosity. His family will miss his never-ending support and unconditional love.

Calling hours will be from 2 pm to 5 pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa, on Sunday September 22. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Tim Lehmann's name to the Kay Lillabridge Scholarship Fund, Friends of the Library, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 48 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to Movement Disorders Clinic: Parkinson's Disease Research, Albany Medical Center Foundation, 43 New Scotland Avenue, MC-119, Albany, NY 12208.

Anthony P. Pellegrino 65, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Born in Oceanside, NY on October 23, 1953, he was the son of Frank and Ida Pellegrino.

Anthony was a truck driver for many years, and then worked for NYRA and Saratoga Schools. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and he also built and created motorcycles and boats. When he wasn’t out riding, he was out on the lake fishing.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Frank. Anthony is survived by his “wife” Cheryl; stepdaughter Melanie Chiodo (Jon); grandchildren Madison and Chase; sister in law Josephine Pellegrino; nephew Frank Pellegrino, Jr, niece Angela Pellegrino; mother in law and father in law Gail and Joseph West; and countless friends.

A celebration of life will be held in Oceanside, NY in the Spring. Memorial contributions in memory of Anthony may be made to Bikers Against Child Abuse, Albany Chapter, PO Box 5824, Albany, NY 12205.

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.