Obituaries


Mary F. Bronner 77, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020. Born in New York, NY on May 30, 1942, she was the daughter of William and Frances Matthias.

Mary worked in the health care field as a Registered Nurse for many years. In 2016, Mary moved from Middletown to The Mansion at South Union in Cambridge, where she enjoyed their many activities and discovered her artistic talent.

Mary had a lifelong love of cats and was an excellent cook. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, easy laugh and great sense of humor.

She was predeceased by her parents William and Frances Matthias. Mary is survived by her daughters Terri Maurizzio (Tony) and Kim Wilbur (Gregg); grandchildren Toni Ann, Tiana, Josiah, Caleb and Rachel; sister Weeza Matthias, brother Michael Matthias and two nieces.

Funeral services will be held 10am Wednesday, February 19 at St. Mary’s Church, 2113 East Street, Galway, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Galway in the Spring.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 18 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Activities Department at The Mansion at South Union, 11 South Street, Cambridge, NY 12816.

Janet A. Howells 77, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Born on September 26, 1942, she was the daughter of Clinton and Myrtle ‘Pat’ Allen. She grew up in Latham and was a member of Shaker High School’s Class of 1960 eventually calling Saratoga Springs home.

Jan was a serial entrepreneur. Her career began in real estate where she was involved in all aspects of real estate ultimately owning her own agency. In 1997 Jan found her biggest passion, being of service to seniors.

Jan was the founder and CEO of Senior Solutions of Saratoga Springs, the first business in Saratoga to deliver compassionate in home care to seniors. Senior Solutions’ cared for elderly clients in Saratoga, Schenectady and Warren counties for two decades before being acquired by Wesley Senior Living.

Jan graciously gave her time to issues serving seniors in her beloved Saratoga Springs. She served as secretary of the Mayor’s Seniors Advisory Committee, as treasurer of the Senior Center of Saratoga Springs and on the New York Statewide Senior Action Council.

Jan loved to socialize and play a variety of games with her many friends at The Summit. She was also fond of animals especially her cat Sunshine.

Jan was predeceased by her son Todd Maiuccoro. She is survived by her daughter Janet Faraone (Nick); sister Helen Dix (Jim); grandchildren Nicholas, Emily, Olivia and Amanda, and Amanda’s family Steve, Catherine and Robert Hillerman.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 18 from 10:30am to Noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at Noon.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jan may be made to the Saratoga Senior Center or The Wesley Community.

Cecelia L. Baczkowski, 88, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Born in Schenectady, NY on November 8, 1931, she was the daughter of Joseph and Violet St. John.

Cecelia worked for Yankee Motors and later at Campbell Plastics in Rotterdam for over twenty years. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and her beloved dogs Susie and Scruffy. She loved her family and proudly raised six children.

She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Violet, and her siblings John, Emily, Howie, Violet, Jimmy, Mary Lou and Lillian, and her beloved husband of 68 years Edward. Cecelia is survived by her children Agnes, Edward, Steven, Sandra, George, Joseph and Cathren; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 21 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 4pm.

John F. Carey, 64, of Malta, NY died suddenly February 12 at home. John was born June 13, 1955 at Fort Dix, NJ, to Robert and Margaret (Johnson) Carey. In addition to his wife, Cindy (Box) Carey, he leaves to lovingly cherish his memory, his daughter Gina (David) Kowalski and three adoring grandchildren, Leah, Christopher (CW) and Gracie-Jo. John is also survived by his siblings, Bill (Cathy) Carey, Stephen (Mary) Carey, Patricia Carey, Diane Carey, Dan (Brenda) Carey, Bob Carey, and Susan (John) Martterer and many adoring nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

John grew up in South Troy, graduated Troy high school and enlisted in the US Air Force where he received an honorable discharge after 2 1/2 years of service. He was a steel worker at Portec in Troy, NY for 15 years then became a Registered Respiratory Therapist, a career he retired from in 2018. His favorite part of respiratory care were the times he spent at the Double H Ranch Camp Inspiration where he provided care to kids in a fun and relaxing environment.

Aside from his family and many friends, John loved music (especially the Grateful Dead), being outrageous with his daughter and grandchildren, pranking people, and going off on new adventures. He relished life and laughter. In any crowd, John was at the center of any group laughing uproariously at his many jokes and funny stories. To say that he will be missed is a huge understatement.

A tribute service will be held in his honor on Sunday, February 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Armer Funeral Home, 39 E. High St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to the Double H Ranch at www.doublehranch.org/donate.

John A. Agnew, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 10, 2020. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on April 2, 1932, he was the son of John and Catherine Agnew. He was a lifelong resident of Ballston Spa and never lost his love for his hometown.

He was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He worked at Scotia Navy Depot before relocating to Philadelphia, PA where he continued to pursue a career with the Federal Government. He retired as Chief of Administrative Services in a branch of the Defense Mapping Agency.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Catherine, his loving wife Marilyn, his brothers Robert, Malcolm and Ronald and his sister Vyrl “Nickie” Agnew. John is survived by his sister Rose Pratt of Saratoga Springs and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. A private burial will be in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery where John will be laid to rest with the love of his life Marilyn.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Saratoga Hospital for making John so comfortable and cared for in his final days. They would also like to thank “Kindred at Home” nurses for taking such good care of him over the last few years.

Memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.

Allen K. Handy died at The Home of the Good Shepherd on February 10, 2020 just ten days short of his 90th birthday. Born in Schenectady, NY on February 24, 1930, he is predeceased by his parents, E. Edison and Frieda Krom Handy and his brother Edison H. Handy.

Allen served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He worked at Wallace’s Department Store, Denby’s, Vogel Van Lines, and retired from the Center for Disability Services, 25 years ago.

Allen was a life-long active member of the Rotterdam United Methodist Church (formerly Fishers). He served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for many years and was on several other church committees.

Allen was married for 68 years to his wife, Phyllis Handy who survives him. He is also survived by his children Sandra Miller and her husband Joel, David Handy and his wife Paula, and Laurence Handy and his wife Kathy; grandchildren Joel Handy, Todd Handy, Alyssa Gates, Deborah Crouse and Emily Cohen; great grandchildren Flora Gates, Isla Cohen, Eliza Handy, Benjamin and Scarlett Frymoyer. Allen had many nieces and nephews, but Nancy Langlie was especially beloved by him.

A private graveside service will be held in Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in the Spring. Memorial contributions in memory of Allen may be made to the Rotterdam United Methodist Church, 1915 Helderberg Ave. Rotterdam, NY 12306.

Rachel Marie Fusco, 79, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020. Born January 15, 1941 in Ballston Spa, she was a lifelong resident and daughter of John and Martha Fusco.

Rachel was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School. She worked for many years at Kraft General Foods and later at Upstate Transit in Saratoga Springs as a bus monitor. She liked playing cards, bowling and Bingo and more recently enjoyed using Snapchat.

Rachel is predeceased by her parents, John and Martha Fusco. She is survived by many friends including the Kilburn family.

A service will be held 6pm Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Calling hours will follow the service from 6:30pm to 8pm. A graveside service will be held at 10am on Friday, February 14 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

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

Michael Edward Barry, 78, of Ballston Spa, NY passed away on Saturday,
February 8, 2020 at the Home of Good Shepherd, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Michael was born in Utica, NY to parents Edward Barry and Catherine Vitale on November 27, 1941. He graduated from Utica College in 1963 and married Carole Jean Leonard, October 24 1964 at Saint Agnes Church in Utica, NY. He served three years as a member of the Army National Guard.

Michael’s professional career in commercial insurance spanned over 40 years where he made many lifelong friendships with both colleagues and clients. Fulfilling his goal to own an agency, Clients First Insurance Agency was founded in 1993 by Mike Barry and Mike Gabriel. He retired from Adirondack Trust Insurance in 2013.

Michael was married for 55 years to his wife, Carole Barry, who survives him. He is also survived by his children Kristen Barry-George and her husband Michael George, John Barry and his wife Brooke Barry; his grandchildren Caroline, Graham, Harry, Taylor and Jack; siblings Ruth Bailey, Edward Barry and Karen Shepherd; nephews and nieces Colleen Bailey, Mark Bailey, Michael Bailey, Kelly Machold, Sean Barry, Kevin Barry, Casey Newell and Kandice Shepherd.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother Arthur Newell.

Mike’s interests were varied. He loved dogs and always had a faithful companion (or two) in his life. He was also an aspiring farmer, with horses, a rooster, a surprisingly bountiful vegetable garden and a fishing pond stocked for his grandchildren’s entertainment. He also enjoyed downhill skiing and tennis for much of his life, plus a short stint as a runner in the 80’s. Mike and his wife Carole were active members in the Charlton community including a local gourmet dinner club with cherished friends.

His humor and charm were a source of enjoyment for all that knew him, his ability to genuinely connect with people was a key ingredient to his successful and fulfilling life.

A special thank you to Norma and Ray Knizek close friends and neighbors whose watchful concern allowed Mike to live at home until he entered Hospice Care.

Please join the family for a Celebration of Life in honor of Michael at Noon on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc. 39 East High St, Ballston Spa. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11am to Noon before the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to organizations Utica College https://www.utica.edu/advance/donate.cfm or SAD Foundation https://www.sads.org/

"The Greeks didn't have obituaries. They only asked one question when a man died: Did he have passion?” "Serendipity"

A brilliant and giving man, Elliot James Older III, known as Jimmy, truly lived his life with passion; as well as with honesty, generosity and a unique ability to make others feel cherished and loved.

The lights will shine a little less bright in Middle Grove - he was called to Heaven on Saturday, February 8 at 10:21 a.m. surrounded by his loving family at his home.

Born on October 16, 1958, he was the son of Elliot J. Older Jr. and Doris Denno Older.

He is remembered for his kind and giving soul, his honesty and his extreme intelligence. He leaves behind his greatest legacy his two sons, Jesse James Older and Darbe Lee Older.

He loved his family and friends with all of his heart and lived his life to the fullest. His friends will always remember how he was "on call" for them, no matter the time of day or night.

Brilliant in all matters, his greatest enjoyment was building cars, Jeeping in the woods, running his sawmill and spending time with his family and friends.

While he didn’t consider himself an artist, Jimmy had the unique ability to see art in objects that others could not. A crook in a limb could become a coat hook; an antique woodsman handsaw, a cast iron pot rack; a discarded slab of granite curb repurposed as a fireplace mantle. People were always in awe of his ability to see what something was meant to be, no matter its original purpose.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 29 years, Patty; sons Jesse (Meyra) and Darbe (Jaclyn); stepsons David and Anthony Farr, his parents, Jim and Doris, his sister Carol Lang (Donald) brothers Keith and Kevin Older (Tiffany), along with his grandchildren – Selena Farr, Trenity Farr, Wyatt Older, Weslee Older, Maia Farr, Shayna Farr, Cash Williams, and Maysa Older. He also leaves behind several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his grandparents, Elliot and Enid Older and Cecil and Althine Denno.

Following Jimmy’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. Cremation was performed at Park View Crematory. The family will hold a Celebration of Life later this summer.

A heartfelt thanks goes out to Dr. John Pezzulo for his kindness and compassion during Jimmy’s final weeks.

Andrew F. Hotaling, 86 passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Born in Schenectady, NY on April 4, 1933, he was the son of Earl and Gladys Hotaling. Andrew was a proud decorated US Marine Corp veteran. He was a mortar unit leader in Korea involved in the initial invasion force of Inchon in 1950 and several other key battles throughout his almost two years in the country.

He was a well respected glazier his whole life owning his own business at one point. Andy loved and was involved in local stock car racing since he raced in the 60’s and 70’s. He currently watched his son Randy, grandson Derrick and now great grandson Derrick Jr. (D2), the light of his life, all enjoy success on the track.

He was predeceased by his son Andrew J. Hotaling. Andrew is survived by his children Randy Hotaling and Rhonda Pittman (Roger), “son” Derrick McGrew, Sr., best buddy Derrick McGrew, Jr., special niece Bonnie Hotaling; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and longtime companion Rosina Brooks.

Funeral services with military honors will be held 1pm Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Andy may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or any other veteran’s organization.

Robert W. Perry, Jr. 63, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at his home. He was born in Troy, NY on April 25, 1956. Bob worked at the Ripe Tomato in Malta. He enjoyed relaxing with his family watching TV.

He was predeceased by his father Robert W. Perry, Sr. and his mother Annie Everleth. Bob is survived by his brothers Bruce Perry, John Perry and James Perry; and his stepfather Raymond Everleth.

There will be no services. Memorial contributions in memory of Bob may be made to Unlimited Potential, PO Box 8899, Albany, NY 12208.

Thomas J. Fraser, Jr., 62, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Born in Schenectady, NY on November 19, 1957, he was the son of Thomas and Eleanor Fraser, Sr.

Tom was a truckdriver for Coldliner Express, which allowed him to drive across country, visiting every state except for Alaska and Hawaii. He was avid gamer and also did some programming on his computer.

Tom enjoyed camping, riding his motorcycle and a good tomato sandwich.

He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Eleanor. Tom is survived by his children Thomas J. Fraser, III (April), Melissa Pondillo (Samuel) and Jennifer Fraser; grandchildren Thomas IV, Lucas, Ashlee, Jersie, Natalie and Jonathan Jr.; great granddaughter Cianna; sister Catherine Fraser Pagendarm (Joseph) and nephews Jacob, Nicholas and Nathaniel.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday, February 8 from 10am to Noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford in the Spring.

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

Jeffrey Scott Daubert, 51, passed away on January 28, 2020 at Saratoga Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was born on September 13, 1968 in Lewisburg, PA, a son of Daniel M. Daubert and Carol J. (Kreps) and Roger M. Miller. Jeff was a graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School in Mifflinburg, PA.

On July 2, 1988, in Lewisburg, PA he married his high school sweetheart Wendy K. Bingaman, who was the love of his life and his very best friend for 31 years.

At the time of his death, Jeff was the Vice President of Modern Welding School in Schenectady where he was employed for over thirty years. He enjoyed teaching and devoting his time to the students and watching them succeed.

He was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends. He was a tower of strength for his family and was blessed to meet his first grandchild, who was born this past summer, and was the apple of his eye. His great sense of humor and one line comments will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father Daniel Daubert, and his father in law and fishing buddy John D. Bingaman.

Jeffrey is survived by his wife Wendy Daubert; son and daughter in law Andrew and Tanya Daubert of Ballston Spa; grandson Hunter Daubert; brother Gregory Miller (Heather) of Milton, PA; three sisters Michele Wetzel of New Berlin, PA, Rebecca Zaidi (Rehan) of Mississauga, Canada, and Kelly Polites (Steven) of Bayfield, CO; mother in law Pauline; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday, February 1 from 1pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers Jeff has requested that you spend time with your loved ones and make a memory.

Evelyn M. Carella, 86, passed away in Albany, NY on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Mrs. Carella was born in Easton, NY on June 23, 1933, she was the daughter of Howard and Mary Tracy, Sr.

Evelyn started her career as a seamstress at Peabody in Troy. She continued to IBM in Troy; was a Supervisor at Virginia Beach Tech then was Supervisor at NYS Data Processing Department, thus retiring as Supervisor of Saratoga County Computer Operations. Evelyn enjoyed furthering her education, entertaining family and friends, sewing, and caring for others. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa.

She was predeceased by her husband Augustine George Carella, son Richard Quell, and her siblings Ellen DeMarco, Ethel Harrington, Mabel Walker, Muriel Morizio, Norine LaVigne, Arlene Hopkins, Howard Hopkins and Donald Burchhill.

Evelyn is survived by her brother Howard Tracy, Jr., her children Owen Joseph Quell, Jr. (Nancy), Arlene Quell Carella, Chris Carella, and Amy Carella; she has several grandchildren, great grandchildren, one great, great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 4 from 10 o’clock a.m. until Noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

A Catholic service will be held at Noon. Burial will immediately follow the service in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org

Roger T. Curran 76, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. Born in Queens, NY on March 10, 1943, he was the son of James and Muriel Curran. He served in the US Air Force.

Roger worked for the General Electric Co in Schenectady for 28 years. He then became a counselor at Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health helping many people overcome their addictions.

Roger enjoying hiking in the Adirondacks, visiting the ocean, cross country skiing, and photography. His dogs were part of his family and he loved them all.

Roger is survived by his daughters Nancy Norrid (Coby) and Cathy Krein (John); grandchildren Scott, Ryan, Madison, Ava and Alanna; brother James Curran (Audrey); and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, January 29 from 10am to Noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will be in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on a later date.

Memorial contributions in memory of Roger may be made to your local ASPCA.

Robert J. Kelly 67, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. Born in Troy, NY on October 8, 1952, he was the son of Robert and Jean Kelly.

Bob worked for The Solomon Organization for many years. He enjoyed being in the great outdoors where he could watch an eagle soar, sit beside a campfire, or ride his Harley.

He was predeceased by his brother Timmy Kelly. Bob is survived by his children Robert T. Kelly, Christina Barnes (Toby), and Sarah Kelly (Zac); grandchildren Robert, Toby, Alexis, Aubrey and Kane; his fiancée Penny Palmer and her daughters Ashley and Jessica; sister Sharon Penoir; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 29 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm.

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

Catherine M. Sledziewski 79, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Born in Albany, NY on January 8, 1941, she was the daughter of Alfred and Fidelia Fagan. She was a graduate of Shenendehowa High School.

Catherine worked for the NYS Department of Tax and Finance for many years. She enjoyed crocheting and made many beautiful crafts. She loved to polka dance with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard Sledziewski, daughter Lisa Kennedy and her brothers Edgar Fagan, Pat Fagan and Alfred Fagan. Catherine is survived by her son Donald Kennedy and his wife Lisa; granddaughter Sydney Kennedy; longtime companion Joe Rivette; brother George Fagan and his wife Joan; special niece Melody, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, January 27 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Mechanicville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 26 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Catherine may be made to Gateway House of Peace, 479 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Julene M. Sanford, 60, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020. Born in Bath, Maine on April 27, 1959, she was the daughter of Joseph and Muriel Dube.

Julene worked at Baptist Heath Nursing and Rehab in Scotia for many years. After her retirement, she went back to work in the cafeteria at Galway Cental School.

She enjoyed fishing and taking day trips, checking out the antique shows along the way. Julene loved to garden and was well known for the giant pumpkins that she grew.

She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Muriel Dube and her sister Ginny Dolphin. Julene is survived by her husband Anthony, her son Joe Sanford and his wife Kelly; and her beloved grandchildren Ian Sanford, Kaylana Laurenty and Caleb Sanford.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 24 from 5pm to 7pm at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm. Burial will be in East Galway Cemetery in the Spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Julene may be made to Galway Volunteer Ambulance, 2175 Galway Road, Galway, NY 12074.

James J. Mahoney 54, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy, NY on October 7, 1965, he was the son of Gerald J. and Ruth A. (Doody) Mahoney.

Jim was a graduate of Troy High School and a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Troy. Jim loved listening to music and dancing. He could often be found using his computer or looking through his books. His greatest joy was visiting with his family and friends and traveling with his beloved mom.

Jim was a loving, caring, generous person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his parents Gerald J. and Ruth A. Mahoney, his grandparents Peter and Mary Doody, and Gerald and Blanche Mahoney, his aunts and uncles Raymond Grimmick, Ellsworth Wood, Peter Doody, RoseMarie Ducan, Tommy Mahoney, Jerry and Darlene Stark, Larry and Jean Mahoney, Jackie and Alaine Mahoney, William Mahoney, Betsy and Theron O’Del, and Robert and Kathy Doody.

Jim is survived by his aunts and uncles, Rita Wood, Mary Mildred Grimmick, Regina and Ned Howe, Debbie Doody, Ellen Fill, Germine Mahoney, and Linda Mahoney; and numerous cousins.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30am Thursday, January 23 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 175 Williams Road, Troy. A calling hour will precede the service from 9am to 10:30am at the church. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Watervliet.

The family would like to thank the many friends and caregivers at Rensselaer ARC and Saratoga Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center for their care and compassion.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jim may be made to The ARC of Rensselaer County, 79 102nd Street, Troy, NY 12180 or Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

Eileen E. Hale 74, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Born in Cohoes, NY on January 21, 1945, she was the daughter of George and Mary Charlebois.

Eileen was a bookkeeper at the Streever Agency in Ballston Spa and several other area businesses. She was a huge Donny Elvis fan and loved frogs. Eileen was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed “Sisters Day” once a month playing cards and getting together with her sisters. She treasured her family and the time they spent together.

She was predeceased by her parents George and Mary Charlebois and her sister Helen Gardner. Eileen is survived by her children Bob LaBombard, Tracey Nash (Jim), Glenn Krall, Jr (Lonnie), and Nathan Hale (Jodi); grandchildren Kasarah, Tyler, Justin, Jordan, Jake, Lilly and Julian; siblings Gloria Wickes (Charlie), Tom Charlebois (Karen), Theresa Bryant (Dave), George Charlebois, Jr., and Paul Charlebois (Janie); and many nieces and nephews.

At Eileen’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions in memory of Eileen may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

Anthony P. Federico 62, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Born in Troy, NY on August 7, 1957, he was the son of Bruno and Annetta Federico, Sr.

Tony worked for Owens Corning in Delmar for over thirty years. He was a past member of the Jonesville Fire Department serving as First Assistant Chief. Tony was a devoted father and loved camping with his family. He enjoyed watching baseball and was an avid Yankee fan.

He was predeceased by his parents Bruno and Annetta. Anthony is survived by his wife Kathleen and their sons, Tony, Dustin and Dominic; his brothers Joseph Federico and Bruno Federico, Jr. (Barb); and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated 11am Wednesday, January 15 at Corpus Christi Church, 2001 Route 9, Round Lake. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 14 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Anthony may be made to STEP (Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program) PO Box 2918, Glenville, NY 12325.

The family would like to thank Amy from the Visiting Nurses Association for the loving care she gave Anthony during his illness, and Dr. Merecki and his staff for their care and compassion.

Leonard E. Phoenix, Sr. 86, passed away at his home on January 5, 2020 in the loving arms of his wife, Beverly and surrounded by his family, listening to some of his favorite music, Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly.

Leonard was born in Cohoes, NY on June 25, 1933, the son of Edward and Cora Pelletier (Pelkey) Phoenix. He was a proud Army veteran of the Korean War in the 145th Infantry Division from 1951-54, serving on the front line in Korea. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, a Bronze Star, and Good Conduct Medal and a Sharpshooter Award.

Leonard was employed for close to 40 years by Marvin Millwork in Watervliet and Ellenville, NY. He was a former member of the Round Lake Hose Company and was the First Assistant Chief. He was also a member of American Legion Post 1450 in Halfmoon.

Leonard lived a long and happy life. He often spoke of his happy childhood and being raised by two wonderful loving parents. Len valued his family above all. His life was spent working at a job that he liked, camping, fishing, golfing, bowling, gardening, all of which included his wife, kids, and grandkids. He spent many retirement years as a Florida snowbird and enjoyed that, too. He loved his life, his family, his job and his pets. You cannot ask much more out of life than this. He considered himself a lucky man, but we his family were the lucky ones.

He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Cora Phoenix, his brothers Edward, Raymond, Ross and Harold Phoenix, his sisters Jeannette Coutu and Hazel Glynn, and his son in law John Shafts, Sr.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 64 years Beverly Bessette Phoenix and his children, Leonard Phoenix (Debbie) of Ballston Spa, Laurel Christopher (Ross) of Halfmoon and Lisa Shafts of Round Lake; grandchildren Jennifer Wright (Les), Leonard Phoenix (Jennifer), Lisa Christopher, Matthew Christopher (Katie Dobbins), John Shafts (Marissa) and Chelsea Shafts; seven precious great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 8 from 10am to Noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at Noon. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

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

Francis S. Loucks “Frank” 77, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Born in Boonville, NY on March 18, 1942, he was the son of Seward and Antoinette Loucks.

Frank worked for the NYS Department of Criminal Justice for 25 years. He was a talented musician and performed with Capri 3 and The Cannovo Family for many years.

On Friday evenings, Frank could be found singing karaoke at the Nostalgia Ale House and Wine Place on Saratoga Lake with his best friend Tony.

Frank is survived by his wife Dorothy, his children Michele Loucks, David Loucks, Kristin Loucks and Ryan Loucks; stepchildren Dilion DeCarr and Kathryn Gelfuso; half sister Patricia Heil; ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many close friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 3 from 3pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 5pm.

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

Terry J. Cantiello, 51, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. Born in Glens Falls, NY on November 19, 1968, he was the son of Anthony and Mary Cantiello. He was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School and served in the US Navy.

Terry worked at Quad Graphics in Saratoga Springs. He enjoyed hunting, going to the casino, and betting on the horses. He loved the ocean and spent many vacations on the beach in Hilton Head, SC.

Terry was a great storyteller, sharing his sense of humor with his family and friends. His family was his greatest treasure and he enjoyed cooking for them and watching movies together.

Terry is survived by his wife Kim, his children Kyle, Kasandra and Larissa; parents Anthony and Mary Cantiello; brothers Anthony Cantiello, Jr., Joseph Cantiello (Amanda), Daniel Cantiello and his fiancée Christine; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, January 2 from 11am to 1pm at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 543 Glen Street, Glens Falls. A memorial service will follow at 1pm.

Memorial contributions in memory of Terry may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org

His friends mourn the loss of James Carson of Malta who died suddenly on December 20, 2019 at the age of 73 in connection with an accident in his home.

Jim was born in 1946, the son of Molly and Carl Carson. He was raised in Ballston Spa with his now deceased siblings Carl Carson, Jr., and Mary Duell.

A military veteran, Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1965 to 1969. He spent most of his life living in Malta, last working at Phillips Health in Latham as a software engineer.

Many of his friends grew to know Jim’s good heart, thoroughness, and reliability through his volunteer work in greyhound rescue. Jim administered the rescue group website and volunteered at adoption events for Greyhound Rescue of NY. For many years, his neighbors were happy to see him on his daily walks with one or two of the three greyhounds he had adopted.

No services will be held at this time. However, his friends will gather for a farewell service in early spring to bid farewell to Jim when his ashes are returned to the earth according to his request. Anyone wishing to join in this ceremonial farewell, please contact Armer Funeral Home, Inc. at 518-885-6181 or info@armerfuneralhome.com and leave your name and contact information.

Thambusami Chella, 91, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019. He was born on December 1, 1928 in Madras, India.

He is now at the feet of his Lord and Savior Jesus along with his parents Rev D. and Ruby Thambusami, his stepmother Annabelle Thambusami, and his siblings Sampath, Doss, and Irene and many other loved ones. Chella is survived by his sister Satyabama Johnson, his wife Vasantha Chella (Poppy), and their children, Ruby Johnson, Moses Chella (Willie), and Wesley Chella.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Saturday, December 28 at Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church, 100 Grant Avenue, Somerville, NJ. Burial will follow in Bound Brook Cemetery, Bound Brook, NJ.

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son, Jesus. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. John 5:11-13

Sherry L. Harrington 74, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on July 31, 1945, she was the daughter of Joseph and Vivian Moulton.

Sherry worked for General Electric in Schenectady, Knolls Atomic Power Lab in Niskayuna and retired from the Kesslering Site in West Milton after over forty years of service. She loved to cook and bake. If a co-worker had a birthday you could be sure Sherry baked a cake for them to share. She was famous for her Thanksgiving fudge which she gave out and mailed across the country.

Sherry enjoyed boating with her husband Ted and spending time at their vacation home in Puerto Rico. She was a puzzle fanatic and liked to garden, mow the lawn, and tend to her birdfeeders. She was a volunteer at numerous local charities, helping out wherever she could. She spent lots of time at the Saratoga Racino, sometimes winning.

She enjoyed luncheons with her friends. Her greatest joy was her family and she insisted on hosting the family get togethers so everyone could swim in the pool, no matter what the weather. Sherry was a generous and kind-hearted soul who was loved by all who knew her.

Sherry is survived by her husband of 49 years, Ted and their children, Tom Harrington (Julie), Doreen Mitchell (Glenn), Kevin Harrington, Sandy Demskie (Andrew), and Wendy Candiano (Bruce); grandchildren Alyson, Anthony, Joseph, Jason, Alexandria, Skye, Steve, and Kristina; great grandchildren Kambrie and Jackson; siblings James Moulton, Mary Ellen Drindak, and Jeffrey Moulton; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph Moulton.

Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, December 19 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 18 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rock City Falls Cemetery in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Sherry may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Archie E. Armer 97, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 surrounded by his devoted family. He was born in the Town of Saratoga on April 12, 1922. He was the son of Elmer and Eva Armer.

Archie lived his entire life in and around the Saratoga Springs area. He graduated from Saratoga Springs High School and served his country in the Pacific during World War II as an army Sergeant. He married Ileen Hoffman on July 30, 1949.

Archie enjoyed a successful business career spanning over 50 years. He was a manufacturer’s representative for several companies across the country for many years and with two partners started a successful import company based in NYC. His proudest business accomplishment however was as founder and president of Dec-O-World, Inc which he and his family ran for over 25 years.

Archie loved his family and the many activities they shared throughout the years. He enjoyed golf, boating, sports, bowling with his brother in law, and especially the Saratoga Race Track. He was an energetic and gregarious man who loved to meet and talk with people.

Archie was predeceased by his beloved wife Ileen, son Timothy, son in law Mark Worobey, sister Muriel Sutton, and brother Len Armer.

Archie is survived by his daughter Ardis Armer, granddaughter Jessica Armer, brother in law John Urbaetis, sister in law Norma Hoffman, and many dear nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 20 from 11am to Noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at Noon. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

Thomas Jonathan Roach passed away on December 13th, 2019 at the age of 32, accompanied by his family at Saratoga Hospital.

Tom grew up alongside his older brother in Jonesville, in a neighborhood surrounded by classmates who would grow to be lifelong friends. Tom had great memories playing with his brother, including neighborhood street-hockey matches, races through snowy woods on sleds pulled by ATVs, and a variety of imaginative games (one of which, “bear hunt”, featured a Nerf-equipped pair of hunters on the trail of an unarmed, sneaking, but still dangerous human/Grizzly hybrid). Tom was a goofy and expressive child, and had a love for animals which can be seen early-on in home movies featuring him as an expert trainer of the household dog (à la Steve Irwin).

Though Tom would face challenges in his later adolescence, the best qualities of his character never faded. Tom was the most wonderful kind of delinquent; the kind who would sneak beers to his younger brother, play Nirvana (and eventually the Beatles) at full blast on every, *every* car ride, and who would, on festive occasions, ignite weapons-grade fireworks in his quiet residential community. He never missed a family gathering or holiday, and deeply enjoyed family reunions in Maine where he had fond memories of visiting his grandparents’ home every New Years. Tom also had a great creative side, with a love of music and an incredible ability to learn songs on guitar or piano from only listening to them over the radio.

Tom worked for over twelve years at a local dog kennel. There he met some of his best and closest friends, the ranks of which included both his two-legged coworkers and the four-legged occupants. While there, Tom adopted two neglected, poorly behaved, out-of-control but, most importantly, unbelievably sweet dogs, Ally and Gunner. From what must have been a place of resonance, Tom saw the good, loving nature of these dogs beyond their outward behavior, and provided them with the love and support that no others would give.

Despite various hardships throughout his life, Tom always held dear his close friends and family. Much like the sheltered animals he cared for so much, Tom’s character consisted of a humble kindness, an uncompromising warmth, and an enduring, almost excessive faith in his family and friends. It is incredible that despite the trials he endured, Tom felt a complete sense of love for those close to him. Even after his passing, we hope to live up to the level of reciprocation that this kind of love deserves.

Tom is survived by his father Bud Roach, his mother Lee Sheldon, his brothers Philip Roach and Michael Sheldon, his sister-in-law Katie Roach, nephew Bennet Roach and niece Madeline Roach.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Friday, December 20 from 5pm to 8pm in the Adirondack Room at the Hilton Garden Inn, 30 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park.

Francis L. “Larry” DuPont 99, passed gently into the evening on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. He was born and raised in Gouverneur, NY, the son of Elmer and Gertrude (Easton) DuPont. He served in the Army Air Corp from 1938-1945 and accrued numerous bombing missions during World War II as a Mitchell B-25 radio gunner.

Upon his discharge he started a long career at General Electric in Schenectady where the receptionist took a liking to him and their marriage of close to 70 years began.

A St. James choir boy enjoyed singing and in later years performed at numerous venues over the years. He was a quality baritone vocalist who made our country home of youth a musical wonderland. Larry took a keen interest in the various projects of his three sons and was always there to lend a hand as well as his wisdom. He supported their musical and sports endeavors, whether it be Pop Warner football or Little League baseball.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife and co-pilot of 70 years, Emma (Jennings) DuPont, and his brothers Edwin and Charles. Larry is survived by his sons Stephen DuPont (Karen) of St. Petersburg, FL; Jacke DuPont (Elizabeth) of Franklinton, NY and Christopher DuPont (Sylvia) of Saratoga Springs; and his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

We are forever grateful to be his sons, daughters in law, and grandchildren. Larry was a wonderful friend, father and husband who truly cared for others.

A private family service will be held.