Obituaries


Mark S. Worobey, 60, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Troy, NY on May 1, 1957, he was the son of Joseph and Lucille Worobey. He was a graduate of LaSalle Institute and SUNY Plattsburgh.

Mark was a team manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance in Latham, NY. He was an avid golfer and physical fitness enthusiast.

He was known for his quick wit and love for life. He dressed in his team gear and cheered loudly for the LA Rams and Cincinnati Reds. He filled the room with laughter wherever he went.

Mark was a loving husband and father, and beloved brother and uncle.

He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Lucille Worobey. Mark is survived by his wife Ardis Armer; son Michael Worobey; brother Joe Worobey (Darlene); sister Luanne Duffy (Framp), several nieces, a nephew, and many dear friends.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 noon on Friday, January 12 at St. Clements Church, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Burial will follow in St Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mark may be made to the Wildwood School, 2995 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY 12303.

Carole J. Schyberg, 58, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after a courageous battle with heart disease. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on September 4, 1959, she was the daughter of James and Eileen Ward.

Carole was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and attended Cobleskill College. She worked as a medical secretary for many years. Carole enjoyed cooking for her family. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and she treasured the time she spent with them.

Carole is survived by her husband of 40 years Kim Schyberg, Sr and their children, Kim Schyberg, Jr (Jamie Murphy), and Kristi Middlebrook (Toby); beloved grandchildren Ryan, Jaedyn, and Klowee; sister Patty Westbrook; brother Michael Ward; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 11 from 3pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 5pm. Burial will be in Middle Grove Cemetery in the spring.

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

Wayne S. LaChance, 62, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Born in Farmingdale, NY on October 22, 1955, he was the son of Jerry and Parma LaChance.

Wayne owned and operated C&K Construction in Saratoga Springs for many years. He also ran Cascades Restaurant in Saratoga Springs.

His passion for cooking for his family and friends brought so much joy to his life. Wayne was kindhearted and always took care of everyone around him, asking for nothing in return. His grandchildren were the center of his life and it meant everything to him to watch them grow. The memories he gave to this world are many and he will never be forgotten.

He was predeceased by his parents Jerry and Parma LaChance, and best friend Janice Alagna.

Wayne is survived by his daughters Corrin LaChance (Raul Hajratalli) and Krystal LaChance (Steve Callander); grandchildren Liam, Jadina, Sheala, AJ, Joseph and Remy; and his brother Gerard LaChance.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 6 from 12 noon to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 3pm.

Linda J. Cook, 69, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Gloversville, NY on April 6, 1948, she was the daughter of Clark and Joan Briggs. She was a graduate of Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School and Spencer Business Institute.

Linda was a clerk at Northeast Adjusters, Inc. in Burnt Hills. She loved the arts, dancing and teaching ceramics. Taking care of her home and tending to her flower gardens was her passion.

She was predeceased by her parents, Clark and Joan Briggs, stepson Kenneth White and brother Marc Briggs. Linda is survived by her son Michael White (Greta), stepson Garrett White, granddaughters Michelle and Abigail, great grandson Michael; brother Clark Briggs (Marsha), sister Sally Genier (Mark) and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 4 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm. Burial will be in Powell Wiswall Cemetery in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Linda to the Round Lake Fire Department or American Cancer Society.

Mary Jane Hale, passed away on her 87th birthday, Sunday, December 24, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on December 24, 1930, she was the daughter of Frederick and Ella Mae Coleman, Sr.

Mary Jane started her career working at General Electric. She later worked as a senior account clerk for the Ballston Spa Central Schools for many years, retiring in 1992.

Mary Jane enjoyed camping with her family in their RV with the Super Sams. She was a Good Sam Club member and served as NYS treasurer for over 20 years. She was lifelong member and longtime trustee for the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church, and a founding member of the church bell choir. When her girls were growing up, she was a 4-H leader. She was an avid knitter and very computer savvy. She treasured all her kitties.

She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd. Mary Jane is survived by her daughters, Maria Dickerson (Keith) of Mechanicville and Karen Hale of Ballston Spa; siblings Helen Senecal, Betty MacMillin, Fred Coleman, Jr., James Coleman, Jean Heranney and Ruth Vinciguerra; special friends Lori and Arthur Bemis, Dana and Lucy Lautenschlager; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 30 from 10am to 12 noon at the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church, 101 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 12 noon. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mary Jane may be made to the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church or the Humane Society.

Mary Jane and her family want to thank Dr Daoui, the staff at DCI/Rubin Dialysis Center, Saratoga Hospital ICU and D-1 for their care and compassion.

Robert Hoyt, 78, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on March 20, 1939, he was the son of Robert and Ruth Coon Hoyt, and grandson of Amy Reno Coon.

Bob graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 1957, and then attended Albany Business College and the Junior College of Albany. Throughout the years, Bob was employed by several public relation agencies, radio stations (his handle was Bob Manning) Saratoga Raceway, NYSRWB, Saratoga County and several automobile agencies throughout the Capital District. At his passing, he proudly still held his USTA membership license.

Bob loved to cook, travel to Maine and attend Standard Bred Racetracks throughout the country and Canada.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was predeceased by his stepson Michael Lewis. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Patricia, sister Linda Casaly and her companion Harold Amery, loving nieces Christine Gray (Henry) and their children Anna and Evan; Susan Fraser (Todd) and their son Ashton; stepson William Lewis and his children Lindsey and Taylor. He also survived by Bob’s gals and guys, Jennifer, Nancy, Sam, Lenny, Brent and Ken.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 2, from 12pm to 2pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 2pm. Interment will be held on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Bob may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org or the charity of your choice.

Enid B. Older, 98, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Born in Middle Grove, NY on December 31, 1918, she was the daughter of Thomas and Eva Baker.

Enid was a nurse’s aide at the former Cramer House, which was a part of Saratoga Hospital, for many years. She was a member of the Middle Grove United Methodist Church, Middle Grove Fire Co No 3 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Rebekah’s Lodge. Enid enjoyed fishing and bike riding.

She was predeceased by her husband Elliot J. Older, Sr; her son and daughter in law Neil and Natalie Older, and siblings Fred, Floyd, John and Veda. Enid is survived by her children Elliot J. Older, Jr (Doris), Evamae Jones (Bill), Nancy Burke (Jim) and Floyd Older (Bonnie); and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 29 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A graveside service will be held in Middle Grove Cemetery in the Spring.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Enid to the Middle Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 28 Middle Grove, NY 12850.

Joan M. Clark, 81, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Born in Naugatuck, Connecticut on April 9, 1936, she was the daughter of Robert and Ellen Cowan.

The youngest of nine, family was always her greatest treasure. She enjoyed get togethers and felt it was important to keep the family close. Joan was an usher and greeter at The Church of St Peter in Saratoga Springs for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband Walton and her siblings. Joan is survived by her children Thomas Clark of Saratoga Springs and Ellen Clark of Saratoga Springs; special friends Barb, Larry, Anne, Rebecca and Art; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat Little Mooch.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, December 29 at The Church of St Peter, 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 28 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will be in Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Ballston Spa in the spring.

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

Bruce P. Machold, 75, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Ballston Spa, NY. Born in Hackensack, New Jersey on November 25, 1942, Bruce was the son of Kenneth and Ruth Machold. As a young man Bruce moved to Utica, graduating from New Hartford High School and Mohawk Valley Community College.

Bruce was a service representative for IBM for 33 years. After his retirement, he moved to South Carolina, before finally settling in Round Lake. He enjoyed boating and camping with his family and friends. Photography was also a hobby he enjoyed. Bruce was a former Fire Chief with the Clark Mills Fire Department, and his boat, the B’Merri, was his pride and joy. He founded the “Hi Bruce Club” of the 1000 Islands as nobody was ever a stranger and soon a friend.

He was predeceased by his sister Judy Machold. Bruce is survived by his wife Mary, children Bonnie Jacobs (Jamie) of Whitesboro, Christopher Machold of Deerfield, and Kelly Belouin (Bob) of Waterville; stepdaughter Jamye Potucek (Tom) of Rochester; grandchildren JT, Dylan, Connor, Michael, Emily, Nathaniel, Ryland, Shelby, Kayla, and Thomas; brother Jeffrey Machold (Linell) of Clinton; nieces Amanda and Sarah; Bruce is also survived by previous spouses Noreen Machold of Deansboro and Sharleen Machold of Clark Mills.

A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at the Clark Mills American Legion on January 6, 2018 at 1pm. Come with an appetite and a story to share of Bruce, as we celebrate his life and all the goodness, kindness and love he so freely gave.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bruce to Bright Horizons C/O Nora Nichols, 1673 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065. He loved it there and they loved him.

Alicia Belanger Lee, 85, was granted her angel wings on December 14, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family. Alicia was born on January 18, 1932 in Malta, NY; she was the daughter of Chauncey and Anna Mabb. The youngest of six siblings, Alicia was known as Lish. She resided in Jonesville for sixty years.

Alicia worked in accounting at the Watervliet Arsenal for 35 years. She ran Willie Winkle Diner and cooked at the Jonesville Country Store. She was a member of Jonesville United Methodist Church and the Jonesville Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary for many years.

Alicia enjoyed gardening, entertaining, cooking, camping and being with her family. In her younger years she waterskied and tap danced.

She was predeceased by her first husband Conde Belanger, whom she married in 1952, and her second husband Gerald Lee, whom she married in 1980. She was also predeceased by her siblings Ruth, Clarence, Annabelle, Myrtle, Ralph and Blanche.

Alicia is survived by her children Sidney Belanger (Robin), Cynthia Durie, and Randy Belanger (Carol); stepchildren Gary Lee (Tracy), Michael Lee, Rebecca Lee and Deborah Miller (Clifford); grandchildren Nicholas Belanger, Benjamin Durie, Andrew Durie, Jason Bombard and Melissa Blau; step grandchildren Samantha, Clifford and Alex; great grandchildren Leonard, Violet and Harper; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 16 from 10am to 12 noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 12 noon.

Burial will be in the Dunning Street Cemetery in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

Jerry had a long list of titles - providing father, devoted son, caring brother, cherished grandfather and beloved husband. Always responsible and hardworking, he loved nature and spending a summer weekend fishing. He enjoyed watching afternoon Yankees games, and a good book, and had a surprising soft spot for animals. He was an excellent cook, spending many happy hours in the kitchen with his wife, Sharon. He was proud to have served his country through his time with the United States Army. Because of his often stoic nature, many were caught off guard by his well-timed playful humor. A wealth of knowledge, he enjoyed helping and teaching his children and grandchildren.

He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Jerry is survived by his wife Sharon and their children Cora Dotson (Chad), Jerry Petruzzelli, Charles Petruzzelli (Cindy); grandchildren Chris, Layla, Cori and Gabe; mother Thelma Petruzzelli; siblings Glen Petruzzelli (Debra), and Charlene Davis (Mike).

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 17 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Dana A. Deming, 91, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Home of the Good Shepherd, surrounded by his family. Born on February 28, 1926 in Schenectady, NY, he was the son of Wesley and Anna Deming.

After graduating from Draper High School, he enrolled in the apprentice program at General Electric, Co. Dana worked for GE for 39 years, retiring in 1986. He enjoyed outdoor activities including snowmobiling, skiing, boating and hunting. Dana and his wife Lillian spent their summers at Penn Heights Beach Club on Sacandaga Lake and winters at their camp on Piseco Lake. They treasured the times they spent there with family and friends.

Dana was predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years Lillian. He is survived by their children Sally Jenkins, Kenneth Deming (Shannon), and Lynn Deming; grandchildren Stephen, Nathan, David, Justin, Meghan, Haileigh, Grace, Amanda and Brandon; 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, December 15 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Sweetman Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 14 from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Dana may be made to the Home of the Good Shepherd, 390 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or Alzheimer’s Association, Pine West Plaza, Building 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

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

Howard A. Uline, 97 passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on October 10, 1920, he was the son of Arlington and Jane Uline, Sr. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving during the invasion of Normandy.

Howard started his career at the Watervliet Arsenal; he then worked for General Electric and VanRaalte in Saratoga Springs. He retired at the age of 84 from the Saratoga Race Track.

He enjoyed repairing televisions and radios, watching baseball and stockcar racing, and listening to country music. Howard was a talented artist, making woodcarvings for his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife Shirley, sister Lillian Thomas and brothers Raymond and Robert Uline.

Howard is survived by his children Sally Stephens (Donnie) and David Uline; grandchildren Michael Stephens, Scott Stephens and Alicia Wade (Billy); great grandchildren Jessica and Kyle, sister Helen Uline; brothers Arlington Uline, Jr. and Leonard Uline; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of Howard may be made to the charity of your choice.

Shirley A. Tremblay, 71, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017. Born in Troy, NY on December 31, 1945, she was the daughter of Thomas and Minnie Hooper.

Shirley worked for the NYS Department of Economic Development for 37 years, retiring in 1999. She enjoyed camping, yard sales, gardening and making crafts. For many years, Shirley and her husband participated in Classic Car Shows throughout the area. Her family was her greatest joy and she treasured the time she spent with them.

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond and sister Katherine. Shirley is survived by her children Michelle Wright of Ballston Spa and Raymond Tremblay (Julie) of Ballston Spa; granddaughters Kaila Eaves and Kira Wright; great grandson Jace, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, December 14 at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Schuylerville.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 13 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Joseph M. Deprey “Mel”, 79, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Born in Wallagrass, Maine on March 20, 1938, he was son of Elude and Yvonne Deprey. He grew up on a potato farm in Maine and moved to this area in 1994.

Mel was an accountant for Midas Auto Systems for many years. He enjoyed traveling and golfing with his family. He loved spending time with his beloved dogs Bianca and McDougall.

He was predeceased by his first wife Barbara and his brother Maurice. Mel is survived by his wife Linda; his sons, Bruce Deprey (Sharon), Mark Deprey (Anita) and Christopher Deprey (Sarah); stepson John Kovach; siblings Muriel Deprey, Marilyn Melanson, Mary Forbes, Marcia Schaake and Michael Deprey; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 12 from 2pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 5pm

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Shirley M. DeMaria, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, with her loving family by her side.

Shirley was born in Watertown, NY on February 5, 1937. She was the daughter of the late William and Loretta Eagen Lamphere. She graduated from Cape Vincent Central School in 1955. Shirley moved to Ballston Spa in 1972, with her husband and love of her life Nicholas DeMaria.

Shirley began her career at Napa Auto Parts in the warehouse and worked her way up to Jobber Service for 24 ½ years until retiring. She was a member of Clifton Park Elks Lodge 2466 Ladies Auxiliary for 40 years. She was known around the lodge as “Ma”. During her tenure, she held several offices. Shirley was also a member of the Eastern Star for 30 years, holding several offices there as well. She enjoyed doing a lot for and with the veterans, cooking for Friday night dinners and simply helping around the lodge.

Ma had all the answers. If you didn’t know how to do something or how to cook, she was the one to call. She will be dearly missed.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Nicholas, daughter Susan Murray and brother Don Lamphere. Shirley is survived by her son Dannie Bender (Lynn) of Ballston Spa; granddaughters Danielle Brooks (Joe) of Ballston Spa and Sara Bender (Bobby King) of Ballston Spa; grandson Michael Murray of Ballston Spa; great grandson and light of her life Kolby Brooks, and dear friend Dorothy Smith.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144 or Wreaths Across America at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org

Marcia W. Lipinski, 97 passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. Born January 3, 1920 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Blanche (Harris) Wadleigh.

A graduate of Glens Falls High School, she lived most of her life in Glens Falls and was a member of the United Methodist Church there as well as the Order of the Eastern Star. Over the years she worked at Scott Paper and for the Warren County Fire District and then in child care and home health care.

Marcia enjoyed cooking. She also loved pets and was an advocate for all animals.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Albert Joseph Lipinski, her son, David Lipinski and all of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Daphne VanNoy of Ballston Spa; her grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Marcia’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York, Pine West Plaza, Building 4, Suite 405 Washington Ave Ext. Albany, NY 12205-5515.

James William McCafferty, 66 passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 after a long illness. Born October 6, 1951 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late William B. and Jane (Anderson) McCafferty.

James was a graduate of Niskayuna High School and Columbia University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. He was a writer and editor and worked as Editor in Chief at Model’s World Magazine in New York City and also wrote several novels. James enjoyed researching history and contributed to organizations and groups such as PDNY History Squad Room, with his knowledge of New York City Police Department history.

An avid outdoorsman, James enjoyed time spent canoeing and camping in the Adirondacks and once hiked the length of Africa from Cape Town to Cairo.

He is survived by his brother, Dennis McCafferty of Schenectady.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of James to the New York City Police Foundation, Inc. 555 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

Edwina M. Brooks, 90, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on August 28, 1927, she was the daughter of Frank L. and Elizabeth Larrabee.

Edwina was a homemaker. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepoint. She was a Chuck Norris fan and never missed a Walker Texas Ranger episode.

She was predeceased by her siblings Vivian, Royella, Lemona and Raymond. Edwina is survived by her children Donna Monroe (Robert), Dawn LaMertha (Ernest), Darlene Plum (Russell), Jo-An Smith (Roger), Hope Garney, Donald Brooks (Bea), Floyd Brooks (Lisa), Herbert Brooks, and Stephen Brooks (Juli), and
many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 4 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

A graveside service will be held in Ballston Spa Cemetery in the summer.

Memorial contributions in memory of Edwina may be made to the Wesley Foundation.

Roger P. Audette, 92, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017. Born in Highgate, Vermont on October 28, 1925, he was the son of Edward and Rose Emma Audette.

Roger moved to Ballston Spa in 1967. He was the service manager at J.R. Sousa and Sons in Clifton Park for many years. After retiring from Sousa’s, he was the parts delivery driver for NAPA in Ballston Spa. He drove for NAPA until he was 88 years old.

Roger had a passion for cars. He had a collection of automobiles, including a collection of hot wheels.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Raymond, Richard, Gilbert and Gabrielle.

Roger is survived by his wife of 69 years, Catherine Audette and their children Michael Audette (Kathy) of Clifton Park, Diane Branagan (Charles) of Ballston Spa and Scott Audette (Julienne) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Michael (Jennifer), Annemarie (Jeffrey), Anthony, Alec, Isabella, and Roman, stepgrandson Kyle; great grandchildren Thomas, Abigail, Gabriel, and Samuel; siblings Morris Audette and Rita Brusoe; and several nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be held 11am Friday, December 1 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. There will be no calling hours.

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

Steven J. Booth, 67, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Estherville, Iowa on April 21, 1950, he was the son of Bryant and Thelma Booth.

Steve was a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy serving for 22 years. After his retirement from the Navy, Steve co-owned Booth-Yellin Physician Recruitment for many years.

Steve loved to read and in his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a Minnesota Vikings and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. His beloved dogs were his constant companions.

He was predeceased by his parents Bryant and Thelma Booth and his sister in law Sara Booth. Steve is survived by his wife Susan and their children Melanie Lockhart (David) of Westfield, Indiana and Todd Booth (Laura) of Castleton on the Hudson; grandchildren Taylor Drummond (Scott), Devhan Lockhart, Zachary Booth and Kaitlyn Booth; great grandson Henry Drummond; brother Fred Booth; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 28 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4pm to 6pm Monday, November 27 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Steven may be made to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject .org

Tami J. Morris, 59, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was born in Glens Falls, NY on March 30, 1958.

Tami worked as a supervisor at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Clifton Park for many years. She was often sought out by car dealerships to handle their paperwork because of the efficient way she took care of people.

Tami loved to shop, especially online and her home was filed with packages from her many shopping sprees. She enjoyed crafts, camping and trying out new recipes. She was a dedicated Nascar fan.

She was predeceased by her father William Watulak and her son Joseph “Little Joey” Mihalek. Tami is survived by her husband Gerald Morris; daughter Amanda Mihalek-Dearborn of Corinth; mother Beverly Watulak of Ballston Spa; siblings Lori Hoover of Corinth, Gary Watulak (Carolyn) of Rutland, Vermont, and William “Skip” Watulak, Jr (Amy) of Orlando, Florida; aunt Daphne Potter of Corinth; stepchildren Melanie McCormick of Ballston Spa and Matthew Morgan (Vicki) of Scotia. She was the beloved Mimi of Connor, Aiden, Jayden, Peyton, Caden, Ella, Ava and Emily. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Tami may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of her parents.

It is with great sadness that the family of John O. Manson announces his passing on November 18, 2017 at the age of 85 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. John lived on 11 Putnam Road, Gansevoort, NY and was originally from Saratoga Springs, NY.

John was born in Saratoga Springs on February 12, 1932 and is the son of the late Margaret “Levo” Manson of Saratoga and the late Otto Manson of California. He was a US Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He worked many years part time at the Saratoga Flat Horse Track parking cars and retired in 1992 as a supervisor for Tom Farone Construction Company.

John will be lovingly remember by the love of his life, Jane Malesky, formally Manson. John and Jane had five daughters who are now married, Jomae and Gary Baker, Joyce and Joe Luvisi, Jean and Fred Gonzales, June and Bill Julian, and Mylina and Bob Prunier; and one son Matthew Manson. John also left behind 3 stepsons Tim, Kevin and Matthew, and 2 stepdaughters Bonnie and Brenda from a previous marriage. His family provided him with several grandchildren and great grandchildren to love. John has 3 sisters Loretta Filkins of Saratoga Springs, Evelyn Fitzpatrick of Florida and Frances Kynge of Florida.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Donald P. Vedder, 86, passed into the arms of our Lord surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Don was born in Ballston Spa, NY one of eight children of George and Elizabeth Vedder. He left school early and joined the US Army, proudly serving as a corporal in the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

Soon after the war Donald married the love of his life Sally Wheeler and their storybook romance began. In 1956, they moved to Jonesville and started a family. Don loved spending time with his two sons Jeffery and James. They enjoyed camping, rebuilding cars and riding motorcycles together.

Donald retired from Saratoga County in 1989, where he worked as a printer for over 25 years. He also worked at Tufflite in Ballston Spa and ran his own printing business Ace Litho. He was a member of VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his siblings Ed, Art, Carl, Marilyn and Beatrice. Donald is survived by his wife Sally and their children Jeffrey Vedder of Jonesville and James Vedder (Justina) of Jonesville; grandchildren Nyisha, Dalton, Samantha and Sarah; great grandchildren Ayden and Aleana; brother Howard Vedder; sister Margaret Regis; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:30am Monday, November 20 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 19 from 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Donald may be made to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Alfred J. Loya, Sr., 77, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cornwell, Vermont on April 21, 1940, he was the son of Thomas and Viola Loya.

Al owned and operated Al’s Garage and Bodyshop in Ballston Spa for over 40 years. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed restoring classic and antique cars. Spending time with his family was his greatest joy.

He was predeceased by his wife Sally, grandson Timothy, and sisters Beverly, Jeanette and Phyllis. Al is survived by his children Kimberly Truett, Alfred Loya, Jr.(Bunsong) Carol Phillips (John), Chad Loya (Jenny) and Heather Loya; grandchildren Tiffany, Kendra, Josalin, Dillon, Paige, and Tyler; great grandchildren Justin and Adalyn; brothers Edward, Richard, Arthur, Thomas, Jerry, Billy and Douglas; sisters Betty and Joyce; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Al’s life from 5:30pm to 8pm on Tuesday, November 21 at VFW Post 358, 68 East North Street, Ballston Spa.

Thomas J. Seagrove, Sr., affectionately known as “Jack” growing up, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born in Burlington, North Carolina on July 7, 1937.

Tom was an Airman 2nd Class in the US Air Force. He was stationed in Saratoga Springs at the 656th Aircraft Control and Warning Station and later at Kotzebue Air Force Base in Alaska at the General Surveillance Radar Station. He was honorably discharged in 1960.

Tom began his career as a machinist serving his apprenticeship with General Dynamics Corp in Groton, CT and Sandy Hill Corp in Hudson Falls. He later worked for General Electric, part time for the USPS as a mail carrier, and retired from the Watervliet Arsenal.

Tom was a member of the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Department from the 70’s through the 90’s and former member of Simpson United Methodist Church. He enjoyed scrollsawing, painting, woodworking, fishing, backpacking, camping, spending time on the beach and riding his bike. He served as a Scout Master for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for several years and had a packed house at the meetings.

He was predeceased by his father Thomas C. Seagrove, mother and stepfather Mabel and Willie Mobley, sister Betty Jean Weiss, and grandchildren Rachael and Jonan Seagrove.

Tom is survived by his children Thomas Seagrove, Jr, (Hilary) of Hoosick Falls and Brenda Page (Kenneth) of Hanahan, SC, and their mother Elaine Seagrove; grandchildren Thomas III, Bethany, Philip, Aaron, Miriam, Rebekah, Lydia and Zaria; former wife Sally Seagrove; his brother Joseph Seagrove; and many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service for family and close friends will be held in Hoosick Falls after Thanksgiving. Tom will be buried with his parents in North Carolina in the Spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Rock City Falls Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 25, Rock City Falls, NY 12863.

At just three months past her 83rd birthday, Sally M. Adams, passed peacefully from this life. Born in Moira, NY on August 22, 1934, she was the only child of Wallace and Gladys McCune.

Though she earned a degree in Nursing from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1956, she chose to devote her life to the upbringing of her four children. Sally enjoyed sewing and knitting. She was a Saratoga County 4-H Leader and was actively involved in the 4-H with her children for two decades. She treasured the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.

Sally is survived by her children Scott Adams of Ballston Spa, Nancy Adams (Thomas Novellino) of Savannah, TN, Janet Wright (Lee) of Savannah, TN and Dan Adams (Lisa) of Hampton, GA; grandchildren Chris Adams, Danny Adams, Ashley Adams, Harrison Adams, Bridger Adams, Taylor Wright, and Robbie Wright; and her longtime companion Bud Adams.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 17 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Sally may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga Co, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 to benefit the Saratoga Co 4-H.

Mary L. Brown, 72, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Born in Albany, NY on February 12, 1945, she was the daughter of Lester and Grace Bashant.

Mary ran her own house cleaning business Quality Cleaners for 25 years, retiring in 2016. She enjoyed bowling, gardening and reading. She liked to watch football and baseball, the Steelers and the Mets were her teams.

She was predeceased by her sister Nancy Hoffman. Mary is survived by her children Mary Reana Earl of Malta, James Brown of Ballston Spa and Timothy Brown (Renee) of Clifton Park; granddaughters Kristina Samek and Rebecca Brown; siblings Lester Bashant (Lorraine), Monica Bashant, Carol McGaughan, Charlie Bashant (Jackie), Elizabeth Bahm (Paul) and Alan Bashant (Julie); and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Thursday, November 16 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 15 from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

Richard Yellin, 73, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. He was born in Newark, NJ in 1944.

Richard enlisted in the US Navy in 1965 and rose to receive his commission as an officer and retired as a lieutenant commander in 1991 after 26 years in the service. Following his Naval career, Richard was a medical recruiter and a self-employed businessman.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Yellin; his children, Kelly Yellin (Steven Mergentheimer) of Grafton, MA and Jodi Edmonds (Thad Edmonds) of Green Bay, WI; grandchildren Tanner, Isabella, Emma, Clara, Sophie and Zachary.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends attending are asked to arrive by 10:15 am. Burial with military honors will follow at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.

Richard’s family would like to thank the staff and doctors at Wesley Health Care Center and Saratoga Hospital as well as everyone at Community Hospice of Saratoga for the care and support given throughout his illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144 or to the charity of your choice.

James V. McHale, Sr., 79 passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at his home. Born in Archbald, Pennsylvania on January 24, 1938, he was the son of Thomas McHale, Sr. and Margaret McHale. He served in the US Army.

Jim was the owner and president of McHale Builders, Inc. He was a carpenter for Local Carpenters Union 370 for many years. After retiring, Jim worked for Munter Enterprises.

Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was always helping his family and friends with projects. His wife, children and grandchildren were his greatest treasures.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Thomas McHale, Jr.

Jim is survived by his wife Madeline “Midge” whom he married on September 7, 1957, their children Cathy Ruggles of Ballston Spa, Debbie McHale of Brunswick, and Jim McHale, Jr of Hagaman; grandchildren Brandon Thomas (Beth Packer), Auston Ruggles (Anne), Lance Corporal Matthew McHale, and Dylan McHale; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial 9:30am Tuesday, November 7 at St Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jim to Saratoga Co Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Saratoga Co Veterans Trust and Agency Fund, 2144 Doubleday Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.