Obituaries


Douglas P. Armstrong, 83, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, January 16, 2022 with his children at his side. Born on March 5, 1938 in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Douglas W. and Rosena J. (Quantock) Armstrong.

Doug grew up in Burnt Hills and graduated from Burnt Hills High School in 1956. He then graduated from Hudson Valley Community College. In 1978, he moved to Ballston Spa, and made a life there until moving to Barefoot Bay, Florida in 2014. He loved his life in Barefoot Bay, where he took daily visits to the pool and he could take his golf cart anywhere he needed to go.

He worked for 40 years at Contractor Sales, Co. in Albany and, upon his retirement, went to work for the Saratoga County Fair where he kept busy working with the grounds crew.

Doug was most relaxed and in his element when he was at his family camp in Gull Bay on Lake George. He loved taking rides on his boat and relaxing on his deck overlooking the lake. Most of all, he loved sharing these times with his children and their families. Doug loved his grandchildren the most and went out of his way to come to any event he could to see whether it was sporting events or 4-H animal shows.

Doug will always be fondly remembered for his easy-going personality and his willingness to lend a hand to anyone who needed one. He never complained, and was always so grateful for all the care he received. His kind spirit is an example to everyone.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Robert Armstrong and a stepson, Glenn Evans. He is survived by his children, Scott Armstrong of Guilderland, Amy Armstrong of Clifton Park, and Daniel Armstrong (Deborah) of Salt Lake City, Utah; his stepson, Lance Evans (Kristen) of Ballston Spa; a sister, Mildred Landolfo of Oldsmar, Florida; his brother, John Armstrong (Sandy) of Ballston Spa; his grandchildren, Allison Armstrong, Maddox and Mikayla Rogers, Daniella and Darby Armstrong, Garrett, Katielynn, Madison and Miriam Evans; many nieces and nephews and beloved extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, January 21 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions in memory of Doug may be made to the Saratoga County Fairground Grandstand Rebuild Fund care of the Saratoga County Fair Office, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Gail F. Smith 76, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY on May 14, 1945 to Loren and Martha Laird.

Gail was a cook at Nell and Lo’s Diner in Galway for several years. She enjoyed bluegrass music and camped out at many Bluegrass Festivals with her family. Gail dined out with her friends whenever she could and never missed her yearly trip to Maine.

She was predeceased by her son Kurt Smith, and grandson David Smith. Gail is survived by her husband Wayne; sons Mark Smith and his wife Bobbie, and Scott Smith and his wife Doreen; grandchildren Misty, Zackary, Shane, Devin, Desiree, and Shaun; her brother, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, January 21 from 1pm to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Gail may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110 or Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund at www.mtcaf.org or the charity of your choice.

William E. Halter 52, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022. He was born in Ballston Spa, NY on April 19, 1969 to William and Christine Halter.

Bill was an electrician and member of IBEW Local 236 in Albany. He appreciated being in the great outdoors whether he was visiting the Adirondacks, boating on Saratoga Lake and Sacandaga Lake, fishing or hunting. He was a member of the Kayaderosseras Fish and Game Club. Bill was an avid Star Trek fan and enjoyed an occasional glass of dark beer.

He was predeceased by his mother Christine. Bill is survived by his father William Halter; and his sister and brother in law Wendy and Robert Sharer.

Relatives and friends are invited to a calling hour from 10am to 11am on Saturday, January 22 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. Memorial contributions in memory of William may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Our beloved mother, Veronica L. Lavorel, affectionately known to all as Roni, 81, peacefully went home to the Lord on January 10, 2022. Born in Pinellas County, Florida on March 7, 1940, Veronica was the daughter of the late Walter and Rita Conroy. Veronica grew up on Long Island where she developed her signature accent that made her voice so recognizable by all. She moved upstate to raise her family and resided here ever since.

Veronica started her career as a hair dresser, always keeping up with the latest trends and styles of the day, and ended as a beauty consultant for the CVS corporation. Her distinct flair and style was uniquely her own. You never knew what hair color she would have from one week to the next, and she always dared to be different. Couple that with quick wit and a sense of humor that could not be replicated, and you had a truly outstanding person that was a blessing in our lives and to all who knew and loved her. Our mom was funny, fierce, resilient, strong, independent, humble, and had a grit that was unmatched. She raised her children to be the same. She will be dearly missed, but impossible to forget.

Veronica was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Michael and Allen, sisters Rita and Theresa, and her beloved daughter Michelle. She is survived by her sister Ginger (David) Gelfand, daughters Rita (Chris) Rhodes, Veronica (Larry) Walczak, son Michael (Terri) Sanacore, and her grandchildren Mikey, David, Alexis, and Luis, great grandchildren Livy and Dante, and many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the ICU team at Saratoga Hospital, especially Samantha, for showing our mom such compassionate care during her time there.

A private family Requiem Mass and graveside service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to North American Martyrs, PO Box 334, Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or to Birthright, PO Box 661, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

David S. Smith 35, passed away at his home on Friday, January 7, 2022. He was born in Amsterdam, NY on August 6, 1986.

Dave was an outdoorsman. He loved to fish, hike, spend time with friends, and take as many pictures as possible. He had a knack for finding the most breathtaking views and the good in life. He knew how to make you laugh and what to say to make you feel better. He loved spending time with his family and friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed listening to music and waiting for his favorite artists to release new music and videos that he couldn’t wait to tell his friends about.

Dave was a genuine, kind hearted, great friend and amazing person who will be missed by all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his mother Dianne Olsen, grandparents Ken and Joan Olsen, uncle Kurt Smith and uncle Pete Olsen. Dave is survived by his father and stepmother Scott and Doreen Smith; grandparents Wayne and Gail Smith; siblings Devin Riel, Desiree Riel, and Shaun Blair; nephews Nolan, Lawson, Peyton, Presley, Lucas and SJ; and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, January 12 from 1pm to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 3pm.

Albert W. LaRue 77, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. He was born in Charlton, NY on February 25, 1944 to Nelson and Edna LaRue. A lifelong farmer, Albert was raised on the family farm in Charlton and continued the family legacy. He was always quick to mentor those around him, lend a helping hand when equipment needed to be fixed, fields needed to be mowed, or a problem needed to be solved.

He was a member of the Charlton Fire Dept, NYTPA, Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, and previous long time member and leader of 4-H.

He was predeceased by his parents Nelson and Edna LaRue. Albert is survived by his wife Linda; children Kathi LaRue, Judy Harris (Tom), Will LaRue (Erin), and Becky Beck (Lee); grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Albert was a humble man that provided for his family, helped his community and served the Lord. In honoring Albert’s wishes there will be a family graveside service in the Spring as well as plans for a Celebration of Life on July 3, 2022 at the LaRue Farm to which all will be invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Albert may be made to Saratoga County 4-H, c/o Greg Stevens, 50 West High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Roger E. Fulk, Jr. 49, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 26, 1972 in Niskayuna, NY to Roger and Kathy Fulk, Sr.

Roger attended Saratoga Christian Academy in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was a service technician for A-J Lawn Sprinkler Co in Cohoes. Roger was the “Cat Daddy” to his five beloved cats and “Roggie” to his family and friends. He took great pride in delivering Roggie’s meals on wheels to all his loved ones. Family was important to Roger and he treasured the memories they made together.

Roger is survived by his longtime girlfriend Laurie Young; children Stephen Fulk, Samantha Fulk, Dakota Fulk and Logan Fulk; granddaughter Serenity Green; parents Roger and Kathy Fulk Sr., brother Scott Fulk (Kristy); and a host of beloved nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, January 11 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions in memory of Roger may be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Betty M. Benuscak 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 3, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born in Cherry Valley, NY on December 28, 1932 to Harry and Jennie Kane.

Betty was a 1953 graduate of Potsdam University earning a master’s degree in elementary education. She began her teaching career at Oppenheim Ephratah Central Schools. In 1957, she moved to Ballston Spa and taught fifth grade at Malta Avenue Elementary School where she met her husband John, who was the music director for the Ballston Spa School District, and they married on June 28, 1958. In 1986, she and John retired together.

She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years John, her youngest son David, and her siblings Ruth, Florence, Gladys, Richard, John, and Leroy. Betty is survived by her son Thomas Benuscak (Darcy); grandsons Mark and Tyler; daughter Susan Robbins (Wayne); and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Monday, January 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to calling on hours on Sunday, January 9 from 1pm to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Facemasks are required. The funeral mass will be livestreamed and can be viewed on St. Mary's website www.stmarysballstonspa.org and click on St. Mary's YouTube.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Union Fire Co #2 Marching Band, PO Box 145, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Joan Marie (Simon) Conley, 74, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Monday, January 3, 2022. She was born in Colonie, New York on November 16, 1947 to John and Ruth (Thompson) Simon. Joan worked as a hematologist at Manchester Hospital. After receiving her master’s in Public Health Education, she worked as a Project Manager for Beckman Coulter. Joan served her community through a variety of volunteer roles beginning as early as 1979 with the Hebron Junior Women’s Club. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, volunteered with AHM Youth and Family Services, a commissioner on the Hebron Housing Authority and an active member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, putting her toes in the sand, eating lobster at Abbott’s, traveling, gardening, attending educational events, various festivals, knitting, and reading. In the winter months she was an avid UCONN Women’s Basketball fan and enjoyed the companionship of her friends while watching games.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, James E. Conley (Hebron, CT). She is survived by her half-brother Al Shull (Marilyn) of Goshen, CT; son John Conley (Erin) of Northville, NY; daughter Debbi Hamm (Forrest) of Blue Ridge, GA; step-son James Conley (Carol) of Voorheesville, NY; step-son Kevin Conley (Christine) of East Berne, NY; granddaughters Meaghan, Amanda, Teagan, and Sloane; grandsons Kevin Jr., James III, Tim, Emerson, Ryan, Garrison, and Anderson; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews that she was very fond of.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 15th at 11am at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Hebron, Ct. Memorial contributions in memory of Joan may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/PFFTribute/JoanConley

Wayne David Pooler passed away peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital on Friday, December 31, 2021, at the age of 82. Wayne was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 21, 1939 to Roland and Mary Trant Pooler. He was the oldest of four children.

Wayne grew up in Perth, NY and graduated from Perth Central High School, where he was captain of the basketball team. He started college at the University of New Mexico where he was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity and later transferred to Russell Sage where he earned a bachelor of science in business. Wayne began his career in food service in 1963 at the Rath Packing Co. In 1967, he joined Thomas J. Lipton Inc. as a salesman and was named a unit manager in 1970. He was also President of the Grocery Manufacturers Representatives of Eastern, N.Y. Inc. He retired from Lipton in 1997 and became a certified organic farmer on his family’s farm in Perth. Wayne sold vegetables and herbs at several local farmers’ markets and became affectionately known as “The Herb Dude.” Wayne also loved playing golf and had a great appreciation for nature. He enjoyed spending time with his family and had a wonderful sense of humor.

He is predeceased by his parents Roland and Mary, and his brother Donald Pooler. Wayne is survived by his siblings Bert Pooler and Karen Pooler; his wife Kathleen Pease Pooler; children Shelly Pooler, Rick Pooler (Ulrike), Sarah Provost (Cecil), and Ben Pooler (Jackie); stepchildren Leighann Gilson (David), and Brian Lavoy; grandchildren Alex, Christopher and Michael Pooler, Adam, Kevin and Brandan Provost, Carter, Ethan and Emma Pooler; step grandchildren Jacob and Ethan Gilson; and great grandchildren Melissa, Ben, and Ellen Pooler.

Relatives and friends are invited to a calling hour from 10am to 11am on Tuesday, January 4 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in Fair View Cemetery, Amsterdam.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Wayne may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org or the Montgomery Co. SPCA, PO Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010 or an animal rescue of your choice.

Clifford J. Lange 80, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. He was born on June 20, 1941 in Troy, NY to Georgianna and Clifford Lange. After graduating from Albany High School, he served in the US Marine Corp and was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal in 1964. He lived in Malta for 44years and moved to Gansevoort in 2017.

Cliff was an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance for 38 years, retiring in 2006. He was an active member of the Town of Malta Republican Committee serving on the Planning Board and as a Malta Town Councilman for 26 years. Cliff was a member of the Ballston Spa Lions Club, Franklin Masonic Lodge #22 in Ballston Spa, and the Malta Rotary Club.

Cliff was an accomplished photographer and took many photos for the Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. He was a member of Malta Ridge United Methodist Church and every year he worked at their chicken barbeque. Cliff enjoyed the simple things in life, boating on the Hudson and Saratoga Lake, a scenic trip to Vermont, a round of golf, watching the Yankees, and visiting the beaches of Cape Cod. His greatest joy was his family and he treasured the memories they made together.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his sister Nancy Palumbo. Cliff is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Diane and their son James; his sisters Georgianna LaFlame and Christina DiLuzio; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, January 6 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Facemasks are required. Funeral services will be held 10:30am Friday, January 7 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Cliff may be made to the Ballston Spa Lions Club or the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center. The family would like to thank Community Hospice of Saratoga and the Coumadin Clinic for their care and compassion.

Danette “Dee” M. DeCoste was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world suddenly on December 26, 2021 at age 52. She was born in Niskayuna, NY on August 14, 1969 to Peter and Elizabeth Galvin. After graduating from Shaker High School, she met the love of her life at SUNY Morrisville. Together, they had four children.

Dee worked for the United States Post Office in Saratoga Springs and was a realtor for Keller Williams Realty. She was an avid animal lover who enjoyed horses, puppies and kittens. She especially loved her boston terrier, Quinn. Her greatest joy was her family and she treasured all the memories they shared together. Dee was a compassionate spirit whose passion was caring for others. She had the most contagious laugh and a smile that could light up a room, unless you touched her hair.

She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers. Danette is survived by her husband Mark and their children, Marchele Schild (Anthony), Alexandre DeCoste (Olena), Sera Burns (Cody), and Elyse DeCoste (Andrew); granddaughter Amara; and twelve siblings.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, January 3 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, January 2 from 2pm to 4pm at the funeral home. Facemasks are required.

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

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Frank D. Griffin announce his passing on the evening of December 25, 2021. Frank spent a wonderful Christmas day in picturesque Vermont at his daughter’s home surrounded by family. Frank was 79 years young.

Frank was born in Glens Falls, NY and grew up on Church Street in Saratoga Springs, NY where he developed a lifelong love of trains as his father was Yardmaster of the D&H Railroad. Frank graduated from St. Peter’s High School and attended Hudson Valley Community College.

Frank met Jo-Ann, his bride of 56 years on a blind date at the Community Theater on Broadway in Saratoga. They lived in Ballston Spa for their entire marriage. They have three children, Ann, Joey, and Johnny,

Frank retired from an over 30-year career with New York State in the State Emergency Management Agency. Frank also served his country and retired after 20 years as a Major in the Army National Guard. Frank led a very active and involved life outside of his career highlighted by his 28 years on the Saratoga County Fair Board. Frank’s passion for the Fair included attending annual conferences in Las Vegas, enrolling in classes in Fair management, and networking across New York State with the NY State Fair Association. Frank and Jo-Ann also were members of the Ballston Spa Bi-centennial Committee in 2008.

Frank was pre-deceased by his parents Frank and Helen; his two older sisters, Judy and Nora; his sister-in-law Nancy Morley; and his granddaughter Chloe.

Frank is survived by his wife Jo-Ann; daughter and son-in-law Ann and Joe Ralbovsky; son Joe; son John (Taliah); grandsons Jack, Ryan, and Cooper; granddaughters Frankie, Emily, Elise, and Morgan; his sister Judy’s family; his sister Nora’s family; his sister Kathy Hickey and her husband Bill and family; his brother Brian Griffin and his wife Holly and family; and all his extended family and loved ones.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours from 5pm to 7pm Wednesday, December 29 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Facemasks will be required. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30am Thursday, December 30 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Frank may be made to St Mary’s School or the Saratoga County Fairground Grandstand Rebuild Fund care of the Saratoga County Fair Office, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa.

Jeffrey W. Fitzsimmons, 56, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Jeffrey was born on July 23, 1965, in Calais, Maine, the youngest son of Merle and Jacqueline (MacMillan) Fitzsimmons.

Jeff graduated from Woodland High School in 1984 then relocated to Ballston Spa where he enjoyed hunting, camping, and sarcasm. For many years Jeff volunteered at the Saratoga County Fair where he operated the wobble wheel roller for the truck and tractor pulls. He was a regular at hunting camp bringing chocolate pie and Mississippi Mud to share with the boys.

Jeff was always someone everyone could count on. Day or night he was the first one to help anyone, most of the time without being asked. He spent the last thirty five years working closely with the DeFilippo family at their many business ventures and was a valued asset to their team. His loyalty was unmatched and he really is irreplaceable. His coworkers were like family to him and will all miss him terribly.

Jeff was predeceased by his mother Jacqueline and his wife Rita. Jeff is survived by his father Merle, brother Bob and his wife Linda; niece Jacklyn Craig and nephew Evan Race; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his extended Ballston Spa “family”, along with his faithful canine companion Chewy.

In keeping with Jeff’s wishes, family, friends, and coworkers are welcome to attend a celebration of Jeff’s life from 4pm to 7pm, Monday, December 27 at The Factory, 20 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of his mother Jackie and wife Rita would be welcomed. Arrangements by his very close friends at Armer Funeral Home, Inc. in Ballston Spa. Their kindness during this time can never be repaid but will always be remembered.

John J. Kondenar, Jr., 69, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021. He was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on January 30, 1952. John worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill, and later at Tarrent Manufacturing in Saratoga Springs. He was a Security Guard at the Saratoga Race Track for 20 years, retiring in 2015. He enjoyed bowling, watching movies, and his beloved cats Peanut, Nellie and Baby Girl.

He was predeceased by his father John Kondenar, Sr, and his sister Deborah Kondenar. John is survived by his wife Anna; stepdaughters Joanne Sleasman and her fiancé Derek, and Tonya Ray; his mother Christina Smith; sister Serena Smaldone (Bruce), brothers Edward Kondenar (Donna) and Andy Smith (Dottie); nine grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 3pm Thursday, December 30 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home at 2:30pm.

Dian M. VanDerVolgen, 66, of Northville, passed suddenly on December 17, 2021,after a brief illness. Born in Schenectady to John and Jean Jurczynski (departed), Dian was a truly talented artist.

After attending Mohonasen High School, from pets to people, Dian began focusing exclusively on portraits; preferring Charcoal Dust (Google "My Life in Charcoal Dust" to browse her recent book), and also enjoyed working with Prismacolor markers.

In 1990, meeting and marrying Brett Allen VanDerVolgen of Colonie; then the overnight radio personality on Merv Griffin's 50k watt, FM powerhouse PYX106. "The Hittman's Lady of the Lake," was a National Blues venue featuring local and world renowned Blues artists on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Complementing one another's talents, together they created "The Capital Adirondack Scene Magazine;" a quarterly, featuring local and National music acts, as well as local businesses. The paper soon featured local celebrities and businesses, as well as National acts like Kiss, Sting, Collective Soul and Aerosmith.

Also an untrained chef, Dian was a great cook, and with Brett's marketing skills, they soon gave birth to "The Adirondack Elixir Company"; a line of their own unique and health-conscious dinner sauces/salad dressings and a line of tasty spice blends and meat rubs. Quickly they were welcomed around the North Country, and for 10 years, sold nearly exclusively at Lakeside Farms on Ballston Lake. Dian and Brett also had clients as a graphics and writing team; working for such area businesses as Kimberly's Day Spa, Loudonville, JJ Rafferty's, Latham and Maxie's on Wolf Rd.

Dian is survived by her beloved son Keith Richard and his wife Deanna, (nee Smith) of North Easton, MA, and their three sons, John, Michael and Benjamin. A stand-out athlete at Mohonasen, Keith earned a BA at SUNY Albany and is now VP of Eaton Vance Mutual Funds, Boston. She is also survived by two brothers, John and his wife Ann, and John's daughter Jennifer; Gary and his wife Staci and their two children Ally and Jack; and her sister and best friend Gail Jurczynski.

Often remarking how she loved animals more than people... Dian provided the logo for Schenectady's "Save the Geese Foundation," she dedicated her spare time to placing animals online and her beloved dogs. Donations in Dian's name should be made to "Pet Connection" care of Steve Caporizzo, or "Adirondack Save-a-Stray." May God grant you and your beloved animals, your Angel wings. A memorial service will be held in the Spring.

James C. Edwards 67, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at his home after a long illness. He was born in North Carolina on July 23, 1954 and traveled many places during his lifetime.

Jim met his beloved wife Suzann in Austin, Texas in 1975. Together they moved to Louisiana where their daughter was born, later moved to Yorkshire, New York and finally settled in the Capital District in 2000. Jim was an expert at repairing car transmissions. He loved to fish, boat, and he enjoyed watching Nascar and his Buffalo Bills. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and he treasured the time they shared together, especially the immeasurable number of junk food and soda runs.

He was predeceased by his parents and his siblings. Jim is survived by his wife Suzann; daughter Crystal Helmer; son in law Troy Helmer; grandsons Daniel Wass, Matthew Wass, Cameron Helmer, and Brayden Helmer; his extended family in North Carolina and Louisiana; and his constant companion, his cat Clark.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service 2pm on Tuesday, December 28 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A calling hour will precede the service from 1pm to 2pm at the funeral home. Facemasks will be required. Memorial contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Marie A. Willard 81, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on January 15, 1940 to Raymond and Dorothy Barnes.

Marie worked for the Saratoga County Department of Social Services for many years. She enjoyed buying and selling antiques, and during the Saratoga County Fair she worked in the antique department. She was a member of the Eagles Club. Marie was a people person, she loved her family and her community.

She was predeceased by her brother Daniel Barnes, daughter Jo-Ann Hart, and husband Jerome Willard. Marie is survived by her children Lorri Zarro (Jim), Jerome Willard (Dorothy) and James Willard; grandchildren Christopher, Jamie, Josh, Brian, Matthew, Riley and Misty; brother Dustin Barnes; sister Shirley Laskey (Ed); 18 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 10am Wednesday, December 22 at Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Plummer Road, Ballston Spa, pending weather conditions. A celebration of life will held on a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Marie may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter or the American Cancer Society.

Cathie “Sue” McCormick, 72, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Born on November 18, 1949, to loving parents Harry and Shirley Davis, she graduated from Burnt Hills High School and attended Buffalo State.

Sue was part owner, with her sisters, and an amazing manager of Mourningkill Farm and Bake Shop. It has been a family farm since 1866. She was a dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She adored her granddaughters. They enjoyed everything from a competitive game of double solitaire to cuddling on the couch together. Sue cherished her backyard birds, reading, and the outdoors. Most of all, she loved friends and family, and being with those she loved. Sue had a kind heart and greeted each day with gratitude. She was deeply loved and respected by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her parents Harry and Shirley Davis, and her sister Diane. Sue is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Bob McCormick; daughter Kimberly McCormick (Jamie); granddaughters Reilly McCormick and Kelsea Pettis; siblings Denise Margiotta (Tony), Laurie Boekeloo (Tom), and Robert Davis (Bonnie); and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and close friends are invited to a graveside service 11am Tuesday, December 28 at the Ballston Spa Cemetery. We are asking people to take into consideration their health, and the health of others when deciding to attend.

Kristen A. Palmer 46, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on April 28, 1975. Kristen worked as a cashier at Price Chopper in Saratoga Springs. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, and diamond paintings. Kristen loved building Legos.

She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Anna Crandall. Kristen is survived by her fiancé Anthony LeBarron; brother Charles Crandall (Jessica), stepbrother Brett Crandall; and her nieces and nephews Rilee Crandall, Shelby Hathaway, Lucas Sumner and Jonathan Sumner.

Relatives and friends are invited to a calling hour on Wednesday, December 22 from 3pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 4pm. Facemasks will be required. Memorial contributions in memory of Kristen may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Drew Anthony Millier, 39, of Saratoga Springs, New York, passed away on December 13, 2021. Drew is survived by his wife, Trisha and daughters Sophie and Olivia.

Born on December 27, 1981 in Ware, Massachusetts, Drew lived his life committed to service. After high school, he joined the United States Navy, where he rose through the ranks to become Petty Officer First Class (MM1). While in the Navy, he served aboard the USS Olympia out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and completed his tour at NPTU Ballston Spa as an instructor. Throughout nine years of service, he was the recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Battle E Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals.

Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, Drew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences and Master’s Degree in Environmental Health (MEH). He went on to work in the environmental health and safety field. Most recently, he was a Principal Compliance Engineer at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.

Drew was a member of the Free Masons at Wadsworth Lodge No. 417 in Albany, New York, and served as a member of the Scottish Rite, the Capital City Commandery No.2, the Cyprus Shriners, and the Kaa Rheu Vahn Grotto. He was also the founding member of the Knights of St. Andrew in New York State. Additionally, Drew was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Ballston Spa.

A devoted husband and father, Drew’s dedication and love for his family was unparalleled. He was an enthusiastic supporter of all his daughters’ passions and cherished every dance party, art project, fashion show, and pedicure. Drew and Trisha were truly best friends and soulmates, bonded through their humor, love of travel, and commitment to family life and fun. Outspoken since birth, Drew’s charisma and mischievousness were apparent from an early age. He loved playing pranks on his parents and siblings; they were lucky when they were able to reciprocate. As a friend, he was the first to crack a joke, lend a hand, and celebrate. Truly a child at heart, he was able to capture the hearts of all the kids in his neighborhood, whether he was emceeing the neighborhood Fourth of July parade or teaching them honor during his annual Memorial Day service.

In addition to his wife and children, Drew is also survived by his parents, Richard and Sharon Millier; his sister Holly DeJessa (Joseph); brother, Brett Millier (Michelle); and nephews Logan and Jacob.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, December 19 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A mass of catholic burial will be celebrated 9am Monday, December 20 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Drew may be made to the Military Veteran Project at http://www.militaryveteranproject.org/donation.html

Katherine M. Richiazzi 71, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. She was born in Amsterdam, NY to James and Regina Richiazzi. She was a graduate of Perth High School. Katherine enjoyed her career with the NYS Department of Labor. She retired from the state to become a wonderful stay at home mother to her two daughters. Katherine never truly retired. She worked for the Saratoga County Board of Elections and served as an election inspector. She also volunteered at SPAC and was a strong women’s rights advocate.

Katherine is survived by her daughters Rachel Nardin (Brad) and Hannah Nardin (Dustin); brothers John Richiazzi (Karen) and Joseph Richiazzi (Beth); six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 10am Wednesday, December 15 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Facemasks will be required. Online remembrances may be made at www.armerfuneralhome.com

Michael G. Blair, Jr., 52, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. He was born in Albany, NY on November 3, 1969. Mike was a delivery driver as well as an exhibit and trade show installer for Mach 1 in South Glens Falls. He enjoyed carpentry and landscaping. His greatest joy was his car “the bat mobile” which he was always tinkering with and adding new designs.

Mike is survived by his mother and stepfather Lori and Ken Thornhill; sisters Shelly Sutherland (Glenn), and Mindy Fiorino (Chuck); sons Josh Blair, David Blair and Zackery Blair; stepchildren Heidi Mackrodt and Kyle Mackrodt, and their mother Kristen.

A memorial service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, December 18 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Facemasks will be required. Memorial contributions in memory of Mike may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Dennis Anderson McCafferty died unexpectedly at Ellis Hospital on December 6, 2021. He was 71 years old. He deeply loved his intimate soul mate Diane Flynn, and she him. Even though we say “he leaves behind” in these types of announcements, their connection is unending and continues on as it began when they both realized, “Oh, there you are.” They shared a deep undeniable connection which neither expected and continued to grow in countless unexpected ways.

Dennis was the son of Dr. William McCafferty and Jane McCafferty, of Niskayuna, who both preceded him in death. Dr. McCafferty was a distinguished local physician, and the Chief of Anesthesiology at Albany Medical Center. Dennis was also preceded in death by his beloved brother, Jim.

Dennis made his primary mark in the world as a very skilled and eclectic musician, performer, and composer. He played a vast range of instruments, including piano, guitar, drums, and vibraphone. He was well-known in the Albany area for his performances at local cafes, restaurants and clubs. But his musical skills also ran deeply into the classical domain. He was a prodigious composer, and his works—particularly a fine symphonic piece named “Empire in Decline”—have been performed by local groups including the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. Apparently unafraid to investigate any musical genre, Dennis also composed a full-length opera, as well as the soundtrack for a movie—“The Insignificant Other.”

Dennis’s friends and family took great joy in watching his musical career develop. They recall that before returning to the Capital District, Dennis had quite a notable career as a musician in New York City. One friend recalls that he had a “dedicated following of upper west side types of that day” as the songwriter/lead singer/guitarist of the band called The Ushers. They remember that the music he composed for the group was “dark, blunt, and concise”—and often flavored with “a wry sense of humor.” At one point in his career, Dennis toured Europe with the group La Mama.

Diane loved Dennis’s recounting of his recognition that he must become a drummer after seeing his first fife and drum corps, apparently around the age of 3 or 4 years old. After seeing the band, he begged his parents to let him learn the drums immediately, but school protocol insisted that he wait until he was 6 years old to begin studies. When he did finally get his first drum set, he “took off like lightning” and eventually became a very talented and sought-after drummer.

Later in life, Dennis found deep satisfaction in teaching music to kids, and taught around the area at various primary and secondary schools, where he was much in demand. The kids adored him, and he them. They could feel that he took great satisfaction in their accomplishments.

Dennis was an extremely well-educated, and even erudite man. He boasted a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire, and a B.S. in music from Skidmore College in Saratoga. He also studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, as well as the Manhattan School of Music. In addition, he studied privately with a whole range of master musicians, several of whom became important mentors for him, especially the noted composers Nils Vigland, and Max Lifchitz.

Though music was always “at the top of the list,” friends remember many other sides of Dennis. He was a quietly devout man, a privately religious man, who deeply valued and studied his Catholic faith. He was known for a deeply intuitive wisdom and spirituality which seemed to infuse everything he did. He had a natural kindness and sweetness. At the same time, his friends and family always mention his sense of humor, which has variously been called “hilarious, creative, insightful, surprising, wise, dry, and deep.”

Dennis adored family. He especially loved big family get togethers “back in the day” at his parents’ big, beautiful home in Niskayuna, with his close cousins Darcy and Holly and various other cherished family members. He loved ski trips at the family’s cabin at Stowe, and summers at the lake. He took his family’s Scottish connections seriously, and he and his brother Jim savored their annual trip to the Scottish Games—wearing the Anderson clan’s tartan proudly.

Dennis McCafferty will be deeply missed. Friends and family will gather for a wake from 4 pm to 6 pm, on Monday, December 13 at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Facemasks will be required. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday, December 14 at St. Anthony’s Church, 331 Seward Place, Schenectady. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Village Cemetery, Garrett Road, Ballston Spa.

Vicki Lee Springer was born in love to Donald and Alice Springer of Galway, NY on April 30, 1968. She was born at Saratoga Hospital, and at a time when the world understood little about her. But the world was about to find out. Vicki became a trailblazer, overcoming many challenges and obstacles. She had an amazing ability to make friends everywhere she went. A trait inherited by her late mother, Alice.

After graduating High School in 1987, Vicki went on to work for ARC industries. She made many friends and long lasting relationships throughout her life. She could always be found with a smile, some tie dye, and coloring or working in her books. Vicki never shied away from sharing her love for Jesus. She was known for her love for her family, music, her great dance skills, and was also an avid bowler and swimmer. She was a long time member of the Special Olympics bowling and swim team.

On December 5, 2021, Vicki went to be with her Lord and Savior. She is predeceased by her loving mother, Alice. The two were linked heart, and mind. Survivors include her dedicated and loving father, Donald Springer of Galway; brother Donnie Springer (Tina) of Loris, SC; sister Betty Edwards (Jeff) of Ellenboro, NC; nieces and nephews, Danielle Springer of Myrtle Beach, SC, Heather Robinson (Ansel) of Kings Mountain, NC, Jason Springer (Leeza) of Bloomfield, NJ, Jeffrey Edwards (Megan) of Ellenboro, NC, and Jacob Edwards (Angela) of Middle Grove, NY. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews that she was so very fond of, and who loved her so much. As well as aunts, uncles, cousins, house staff, and housemates.

Vicki’s love for God, her family, and life were contagious. She has left an impression on many hearts that will last more than a lifetime. She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts!

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Vicki may be made to the Meals on Wheels Program. Please make the check payable to Saratoga County Office for the Aging, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Karen A. Delcoure 67, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 with her loving husband and daughter by her side, after a courageous fight with Glioblastoma for the past five months. She was born in Geneva, NY on June 28, 1954 to Francis and Margaret Kalwa. A graduate of Ballston Spa High School, she received her Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University.

Karen was a pharmacist at Albany Medical Center for 27 years and later at Walgreens and Saratoga Hospital retiring in 2014. She enjoyed playing tennis, swimming, golfing, biking, and participated in many triathlons. Pickle ball was her favorite sport and she played regularly with her pickle ball besties. She went to many girls night out with her Ballston Spa Classmates and kept in contact with her pharmacy co-workers.

Karen was always ready for a new adventure and every year her and her daughter visited Sanibel Island in Florida. Karen and her daughter were best friends and had a very strong beautiful relationship and bond. Together they traveled to many places seeking new experiences and creating amazing memories. Karen and her husband were frequent visitors to The Villages in Florida where they played many rounds of golf together. She treasured her family and friends and all the memories they shared together.

She was predeceased by her parents. Karen is survived by her husband Edward and their daughter Bridget; her sister Kathleen Kalwa and her husband Frank Preda; and her beloved 14 year old dog Butterball.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, December 1 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10am on Thursday, December 2 at Corpus Christi Church, 2001 Route 9, Round Lake. Burial will follow in Jonesville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Karen may be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation, PO Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715 or Community Hospice Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.

Betty J. Denison 85, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on May 27, 1936 in Ballston Spa, NY to Roy and Dorothy (Arnold) Garrison.

A lifelong area resident, Betty was a 1953 graduate of Galway High School. She worked at General Electric as an office clerk, she was the neighborhood babysitter, and later worked at Smith’s Pie Shop. Betty was a member of the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Galway Seniors and was their official greeter. She enjoyed the group trips and events with the Seniors.

Betty was truly a country girl. She enjoyed watching the tractor pulls at the county fairs, gardening, clambakes, and baking. Betty will always be remembered for her gelatin salads. She loved watching the NY Yankees, Nascar when Dale Jarrett raced, and listening to Charlie Pride CD’s. She knitted each grandchild and great grandchild blankets and sweaters. Betty also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and playing pinochle.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 54 years Lester, grandson Alexander McConchie, brother Arthur Garrison, and brothers in law David Denison, William Gaba and Willis Denison.

Betty is survived by her daughters Linda Russo (Patrick) of Mariaville and Patti McConchie (Mark) of Oppenheim; grandchildren Tiffany Russo (KJ) and Brandon Russo (Nicole); great grandchildren Carmela Russo, Trey Pulley and JP Russo; sister Sara Gaba, sisters in law Linda Garrison and Marlene Denison; brothers in law Carl Denison (Barbara) and John Denison (Myrna); sister in law Rita Troiano; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, November 26 from 3pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday, November 27 at the West Charlton Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in West Charlton Cemetery.

The Denison family would like to thank Dr. Kristen Martin and staff for their care over the years and Community Hospice of Saratoga. We would also like to thank all her family and friends that sent cards and prayers. Memorial contributions in memory of Betty may be made to the West Charlton Presbyterian Church, 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton, NY 12010 or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Roenell B. Welch 90, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Woodsville, New Hampshire on March 7, 1931 to Aaron and Lena Welch. He served in the US Army.

Roenell was a trucker for many years, traveling across the country. An avid outdoorsman he enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and four wheeling. In 1972 he built a camp in Speculator, NY where he enjoyed cutting wood and being in the great outdoors.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary E. Welch, second wife Laura Jean Welch, sons Robert Welch and Bruce Welch, daughter Diane Welch, and brother Alex Welch. Roenell is survived by his children Carol Ryan-Grimes (Dale), Susan Genevick (Frank), and Kenneth Welch; his partner Rosalind Miller; stepdaughters Betty Jean Mihill and Laura Lee Scala; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10am Wednesday, November 24 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

The family would like to thank Community Hospice of Saratoga for the loving care and compassion given to Roenell. They would also like to thank Longfellows and the O’Brien Inn for the meals they donated to the family through Hospice.

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

Gilbert H.C. LaBreck, 83, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. He was born in Hoquiam, Washington on February 3, 1938 to Harold and Cecilia LaBreck. He served in the US Air Force.
Gilbert worked for Cunningham Laundromat in Ballston Spa for several years. He loved history and visited the Saratoga Battlefield as often as he could. He had a vast knowledge of cars and kept up on all the new makes and models.

He was predeceased by his son Charles H. LaBreck. Gilbert is survived by his wife of 46 years Donna; daughter Vicky LaBreck (Mike); sons Robert DeLong and Joseph DeLong; brother Ernest LaBreck (Linda); 3 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 niece and his beloved cat KC.

A memorial service will be held 4pm on Tuesday, November 23 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are welcome to gather at the funeral home at 3:30pm before the service. Memorial contributions in memory of Gilbert may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

On November 15, 2021, Lorraine Ann Lynett Komar, 79, entered into God’s blessed Kingdom and was greeted by her beloved husband, Paul James Komar, who passed on February 18, 2017.

Lorraine was predeceased by her parents, Helen T. Przybylski Lynett and William L. Lynett, and her sister, Mary Carol Lynett.

Lorraine was born on December 15, 1941 at Bellevue Hospital in Niskayuna, NY. She graduated from Ballston Spa Senior High School in 1959 as an honor student and was a member of many extracurricular activities and the National Honor Society. As a young child she enjoyed dance, piano lessons and the Brownie Scout Troop. After high school for two years she was employed by the Ballston Spa School District as a private secretary to Superintendent Dr. Willard T. Jones and later Dr. George L. Osterwise.

In 1961 she entered SUNY Oneonta to begin studies toward becoming an elementary teacher. After completing two years in 1963, life led her in a different direction and she was employed by the General Electric Research and Development Center in Niskayuna, as a personal secretary and then as a legal secretary for the Metallurgy and Ceramics Research Department.

In August, 1964, Lorraine married Paul J. Komar and they spent 52 ½ years together. During the time their three children were young, she began attending Russell Sage College part-time to complete requirements to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1976. In 1979, she earned her Master’s Degree and permanent certification in N, K-6 and Social Studies 7-12. She had a career as a teacher in short and long term teaching assignments and retired from the Ballston Spa Central School District. During her teaching years, she served as a team contract negotiator with the Ballston Spa Teachers Union for per diem and long term teachers. During the summer months, for 17 seasons, Lorraine was employed by the New York Racing Association at the Saratoga Flat Track as an usher/white cap in Section B of the Clubhouse Reserved Seats. She rubbed elbows with many famous celebrities, horse owners, trainers, politicians and the fans that support the sport. Lorraine also served as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, and for seven years she was a teacher for St. Mary’s Church, preparing children for their Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

Lorraine was a member of St. Mary’s Church all of her life. She also was a member of the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, the New York State Teachers Retirement System and the Saratoga County Historical Association Brookside. Lorraine and her husband, Paul, together restored two Victorian homes in the Village of Ballston Spa.

Lorraine loved being a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, cousin, aunt, godmother, teacher, mother in law, sister in law, and friend. She enjoyed reading, history, flower gardening, and keeping up with her granddaughter, Hannah Lorraine Kalinkewicz and her many activities including sports, dance, playing beautiful music on her viola, her academics and barrel horse racing with her horse, Magnolia. Family life was extremely important to Lorraine, she loved Paul Sr. and her children without reservation. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her daughter Maria Joanne Komar Kalinkewicz (John); sons Paul James Komar, Jr and Michael William Komar; sister Michele Miller, a niece, and several cousins that she enjoyed meeting up with, especially recently.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, November 28 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30am Monday, November 29 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

A heartfelt thank you to neighbors, The Aviles Family, for many years of always extending kindness and support to Lorraine and her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Lorraine may be made to The Saratoga County Historical Society Brookside, Ballston Spa.