Obituaries


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At Paul’s request there will be no services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Howard B. Martin “Bucky” 71, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Born in Amsterdam, NY on June 24, 1948, he was the son of Howard and Josephine Martin, Sr.

He was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam. Howard worked for National Grid for 31 years. After retiring from National Grid he worked at the Saratoga National Golf Course.

Howard is survived by his wife Phyllis Bliven Martin; son Jason Martin; grandson Max; stepsons Jeffery Bliven and Michael Bliven (Corrine); step grandchildren Justin, Megan and Ian; step great granddaughters Ariana and Aaliyah; sister Carole Canale; sisters in law, brothers in law, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 5 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Howard may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org

Kristina L. Graham, 44, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019. She was born in South Glens Falls, NY on May 20, 1975. Kristina worked at Rickett’s Dry Cleaners in Ballston Spa for many years and currently worked at Feigenbaum Cleaners in Wilton.

Kristina was a proud mom, traveling to all her son’s sporting events to support them. She was an animal lover and was often accompanied by her precious dog Sassie. Kristina enjoyed barbeques with family and friends and brought a smile to everyone’s face when she entered the room.

Kristina is survived by her beloved sons Domonic and Ian; her mother Patricia Prouty; father and stepmom Pete and Becky Cheeney; sister Lori Gleason; brother Kevin Prouty; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, July 3 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

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

Beverly J. (Lane) Curtiss, formerly of Ballston Spa, passed away at Wesley Health Care Center on Tuesday June 25th, 2019. Born December 18th, 1929 in Saratoga Springs, NY, the daughter of Charles H. Lane Sr. and Marjorie T. (Bowditch) Lane.

Beverly was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, William S. Curtiss Jr., a granddaughter Kristine Shyloski, her parents, and her siblings; Marian Pierson, Dorothy Chamberlin, Winifred MacDonald, Charles H. Lane Jr. and Kenneth E. Lane. She is survived by her children; Joyce (Raymond) Shyloski of Smyrna, TN, Nancy (John) Cummings of Ballston Spa and William (Carol) Curtiss of Ballston Spa, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Beverly was a homemaker but also volunteered with the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corp from the mid 1970’s to the early 1980’s. She was also an avid bingo player, gracing the bingo halls from South Glens Falls to Clifton Park always looking to hit the big coverall.

Her family would like to thank both Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta and the staff at Wesley Health Care – 3 Springs, for their compassionate and dedicated care and treatment of Beverly during her time at those facilities.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday July 2nd from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa, followed immediately by a brief service. Burial will follow at the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to make a donation in memory of Beverly to Wesley Health Care Center, 131 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Home of the Good Shepherd, 26 Rock Rose Way, Malta, NY 12020, Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or charity of your choice.

Steven A. Nutting, 65, a resident of Saratoga Springs, lost his short battle with liver cancer on June 24th, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Born August 6th, 1953 in Saratoga Springs, NY, he was the son of the late Warren Nutting and Barbara King Nutting. Steve was known for his quick wit and sense of humor and was always the life of the party at any event.

He graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 1972. One week later he became a Cadet with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. and soon became a police officer for six years. In 1978 he became a NY State Trooper, moving up in ranks and in 2011, he retired as a Senior Investigator with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Steve was a member of the NY State Police Investigators’ Association, Police Benevolent Association and Association of NY State Retired Troopers. He enjoyed the retired Troopers’ dinners. He was also a long-time member of the Saratoga Elks Club.

Steve was head of the Monday Troopers Golf League. He organized this league in 1995 and ran these golf outings for over 20 years, enjoying this time spent with many of his friends. He hosted the best mid-season and end-of-season golf outings for the golf league.

Steve and his wife Katy are members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA), which they joined in 2008. After joining, Steve and Katy became NY Chapter N Directors and then NY District Directors and served in many other positions until present day. Through GWRRA, they met many wonderful friends and enjoyed many trips and rallies all over the country.

Steve enjoyed traveling with his family and made many wonderful memories on the cruises and vacations with his wife and boys. Steve and Katy enjoyed many trips and traveled to Hawaii and Italy. They especially enjoyed their Grand European Viking River Cruise two years ago and most recently, their 14-day land and sea Alaskan vacation they shared with some dear friends.

Steve enjoyed his quiet time since retiring, reading murder mysteries and spending time on Sacandaga Lake. He especially loved time spent with his “little girl,” his yellow lab, Samantha (Sam.)

Steve married the love of his life, Catherine Bena Nutting on June 12th, 1976. They just celebrated 43 years of marriage. They had four sons, Jason Michael Nutting who passed away December 23rd, 1985, Jonathan Joel Nutting who passed away on April 2nd, 2019, Michael Jason Nutting and Travis Allen Nutting. Steve is also survived by his sisters Deborah Flibotte (Ray), Cindy Ochs (Greg), and Melissa Wing (Andrew); and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, June 28 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 27 from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

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

Wilson L. Rock, Jr. “Rocky”, 72, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Allen, Pennsylvania on September 27, 1946 he was the son of Wilson and Bertha Rock, Sr. He served in the US Army.

Rocky was a foreman at the Town of Milton Highway Department. He was a member of American Legion Post 234 and VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa. He enjoyed riding his Harley and playing golf. Rocky volunteered at the Saratoga County Fair working on the horse arena and his favorite part, being one of the track crew helping to keep things running smooth during the truck and tractor pulls.

He loved having family gatherings and treasured the time he spent with his siblings, his children, close friends and most of all his grandchildren. He was loved by all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his parents Wilson and Bertha, brother Harry Rock and nephew Patrick Paxton. Rocky is survived by his children William L. Rock (Tracey), Michael Facteau and Nicole Lontrato (Gino); grandchildren Ailie Seeley, Jarod Seeley, Elizabeth Orozco, Madison Lontrato, Mia Lontrato and Natalia Lontrato; siblings Fred Rock, Sr (Linda), Carol Paxton (Howard), and Janet Wilson (Joe); and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Rocky’s life will be held 1pm Saturday, June 29 at American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa. Please bring a dish to share as we honor Rocky together.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Rocky may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or American Cancer Society www.cancer.org

Dorothy Jean Gatzendorfer, 83, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Born in West Glenville, NY on May 31, 1936, she was the daughter of Howard and Marjorie Plummer.

Jean was a bus driver for Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Schools and also worked in the cafeteria. She enjoyed fishing and was an avid Yankee fan. In the summer, she went to all the local fairs.

She was predeceased by her parents Howard and Marjorie, and her husband Joseph Gatzendorfer, Sr. Jean is survived by her children Shirley Matthews (Charles), Lee Hudson (Kathy), Kathy Ebert (James), Cindy Burke (David), and James Hudson (Ellen); stepchildren Theresa Nicosia (Lou), Joseph Gatzendorfer, Jr. (Sue), Paul Gatzendorfer (Melissa), Cathy Wilson (Keith) and William Gatzendorfer; brother Kenneth Plummer; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and a great great grandson.

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

Memorial contributions in memory of Jean may be made to Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

Adele R. Kump, 92, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, New York on September 21, 1926, she was the daughter of Albert and Pauline Kump. Adele worked at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. A graveside service will be held 10:30am Thursday, June 13, at St. Peter's Cemetery, West Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

Donna Miles, 66 passed away Monday, June 10, 2019. She was born on October 1, 1952 in Troy, NY. Donna attended St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Cohoes. She will always be remembered as a kind and loving person, always thinking of others. Donna is survived by her two children. In accordance with Donna’s wishes, funeral services are private.

Hollen J. Tokarczyk, 44, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on January 16, 1975 and graduated from Ballston Spa High School.

Hollen was passionate about cosmetology, she always wanted everyone to feel beautiful, inside and out. Her techniques, skills and love always shined so incredibly bright. She enjoyed spending time with her loved ones and helping others.

Hollen had the most compassionate heart which she always wore on her sleeve, like her favorite accessory. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her, adored her contagious spontaneity and laughter.

Hollen is survived by her husband Joseph, her daughters Brittney Texier, Arielle Texier and Lyndse Texier; grandchildren Izaiah Walker, Ella Baker, Emmie Baker and Lillian Texier; step-daughters Rebecca Slade and Bella Tokarcyzk; parents Pamela Kissinger and Joseph Bargovic; siblings Jacquelyn Kissinger, Brian Kissinger and Kyla Kissinger; nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be private for family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Hollen may be made to stjude.org

John F. McPherson, 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Amsterdam, NY in September of 1931, he was the son of Thomas and Sophie McPherson.

John was a sales representative for The American Greeting Company and later worked for Manheim Auto Sales, until his retirement. He was an EMT for the Community Emergency Corp in Ballston Spa and volunteered for Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Sophie McPherson and his son Thomas McPherson. John is survived by his wife Dolores; stepson Alex Stewart; daughters Joanne Evangelista of Bellerose and Deborah Eames of Salem, Oregon; sister Catherine Rohling of Wappinger Falls; brothers James McPherson of Pennellville, and Gary McPherson of Glenville; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

At John’s request, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of life will be held on a later date to be announced. Memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to the Community Emergency Corp, 78 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Raymond T. Marshall, 88, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at home with his wife, Evelyn by his side. Born on March 7, 1931 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Orsbon A. and Laura (Reign) Marshall.

Ray was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the United States Air Force and retiring as a Tech Sergeant after 20 years of service. He then began a career at the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier in Ballston Spa and then in the Albany office sorting mail. After 20 years at the Post Office, he retired and went to work at the Village Florist in Ballston Spa delivering flowers.

Ray was a member of the American Legion Henry Cornell Post 234 in Ballston Spa, the Ballston Spa Seniors and First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, where he served on the Board of Trustees. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golf, woodworking and gardening, particularly tending to his roses. Ray also enjoyed movies and reading western novels.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, James Marshall and Theodore Marshall. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Marshall of Ballston Spa; his children, Raymond Lee Marshall (Nita) of Bryan, TX, Steven Marshall (Kristen) of Seattle, WA, Cheryl Hensler (Mike) of Ballston Spa and Tammy Moore (Mark) of Tulsa, OK; His grandchildren, Michael T. Hensler of Boston, MA, Derek T. Hensler of Boulder, CO, Kelly Hensler of Atlanta, GA, Ray Paul Marshall (Kayla) of Dallas, TX and Stephen Marshall (Summer) of College Station, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, 202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5 to 6 pm at the church prior to the services.

A committal service with military honors will be held Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ray to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, 202 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Fonda Dale Armer, 58, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019. Born on January 27, 1961 in Schenectady, she was a life-long area resident and daughter of Alfred and Barbara (Reynolds) Crawford.

Fonda was the “Queen of Bingo” and loved to play everywhere she could. She was a kind hearted woman who had a free spirit, was very straight forward and spoke her mind when necessary and had a special place in her heart for all animals.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her granddaughter, Kari Liedel. She is survived by her children, Bruce W. Campbell, Jr. of Schenectady, Todd Campbell of Saratoga Springs and Siobian Campbell of Schenectady; her grandchildren, Kortni Liedel, Bruce W. Campbell III, Kristen Campbell and Cameron Smith; her sisters, Melody Baldwin (Scott Bernash) of Malta, Charmain Ranson of Ballston Spa, Bev Sleight (Bob) of Ballston Spa and Ora Leah Cole (Ron Ippoliti) of Warrensburg; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 4pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 E. High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends may call from 3pm to 4pm Friday prior to the services.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Fonda to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).

Harold O. Bliss, 66, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at his home. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on May 7, 1953, he was the son of Harry and Lucy Bliss.

Harold was a longtime resident of AIM Services on Homestead Road. He was a hard worker and enjoyed doing community service projects with his Saratoga Bridges family. He loved flying in airplanes, campfires, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Lucy, and his brother in law Carl Palmer. Harold is survived by his niece Dawn Brady (Don) of Argyle; siblings Anna Mae Clark (Ken), Margaret Palmer and George Bliss (Gayle) all of Ballston Spa; his beloved Homestead family; girlfriend Nancy; special friend Darlene Olmert; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 4 from 11am to Noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A graveside service will follow at Sweetman Cemetery, Sweetman Road, Charlton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AIM Services, 4227 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Harold W. Lansing, “Skeeter” 76, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on April 1, 1943, he was the son of Harold and Charlotte Lansing.

Skeeter was a Navy veteran stationed on the USS Turner Joy. He was a code breaker serving two tours in Vietnam and was awarded two bronze stars. After his honorable discharge, he worked at WTEN as chief engineer for 35 years, retiring in 2013.

Skeeter was very athletic. He enjoyed biking, kayaking and hiking. He was a skilled Alpine Skier, racing in the Master Ski Races and used his knowledge to teach others as an alpine ski coach. He skied the Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington. Skeeter was a master craftsman and had the ability to fix anything. He was devoted to his family and treasured the time he spent with them.

He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Charlotte. Skeeter is survived by his wife Heather; his sons Shawn Lansing (Kerry), David Lansing (Nicole), and Toby Lansing (Lena); stepchildren Abigail Sotir (Luke), Caleb Singer (Michelle), Andrew Singer (Kate), and Philip Singer (Jackie); siblings Minton Jeffrey, Leona Lansing and Phillip Lansing; five grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, May 31, at East Glenville Community Church, 335 Saratoga Road, Glenville. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 30 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Skeeter may be made to the Birthright, 1490 Saratoga Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Kenneth P. Duchesne, Jr. “Jake”, 62, passed away at home on Sunday, May 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy, NY on May 19, 1957, he was the son of Kenneth and Eleanor Duchesne, Sr.

Jake was a heavy equipment operator starting his career at Royal Dyer in Mechanicville and Douglas Dyer in Mechanicville, and later working for Clear Enterprise, and Rozell Industries of Glens Falls.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Buck Mountain Club and Meigsville Hunting Club. He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church.

Jake was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was always willing to lend a hand or give guidance to his family and many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Eleanor. Jake is survived by his wife Julia and their daughters, Bernadine Dehoff (Timothy) and Sarah Cook (Christopher); grandchildren Alexander Roney, Samantha Roney and Tristan Cook; siblings Sherrie Rose, Jackie Snow, Gene Duchesne (Linda), Cathy Kramek (Mark, Sr), and Jeff Duchesne (Mary Ellen); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 1 from noon to 3pm at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa. A celebration of life will follow at 3pm. Interment will be private at Clarkville Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jake may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Henry D. Nachbar, 87, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Buffalo, NY on April 16, 1932, he was the son of Henry and Lillian Nachbar. In 1951, following his graduation from Bethlehem Central High School, he attended the State University at Alfred and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating with a masters degree in mechanical engineering.

In 1957 upon graduation from RPI, he joined the engineering staff of the Knolls Atomic Power Lab of the General Electric Co in Schenectady. He worked in a variety of engineering and management projects, retiring after 35 years of service in 1992 and being awarded 14 patents.

Henry was a member of the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church. He was a Boy Scout and was awarded the highest ranking of Eagle Scout. He later was Scoutmaster of Troop 38 in Burnt Hills. He was a member of the GE Elfun Society, GE Quarter Century Club, Signa XI, Delmar Fire Department, Gold Wing Road Riders Association Motorcycle Club, Good Sam and FMCA Clubs, the Model T Ford Club, and the Schenectady and Saratoga Ham Radio Organizations. He was also past president of the Ballston Lake Ambulance Squad.

Henry enjoyed his antique cars, boating, motorcycles, and flying his private plane. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his beloved dogs.

He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Lillian Nachbar. Henry is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Barbara; their children Karen Staulters (John), Donna Wudyka (John), Douglas Nachbar (Jill Wells), and Kathy Blanchard (Peter); his brother Roger Nachbar; and six grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 30 from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in West Charlton Cemetery.

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

Elaine E. Askew, 75, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019. She was born in Schenectady, NY on March 12, 1944. Elaine worked for Coleco in Amsterdam for several years.

Elaine was always there to lend a hand, making sure everyone had food to eat and a comfy chair to sit in. Her grandchildren were her life and she treasured the time she spent with them. She enjoyed crocheting.

She was predeceased by her parents Ken and Elsie Lang, and her brother Richard Askew. Elaine is survived by her son Kevin Kvinlaug; grandchildren Olivia and Isaiah; and her extended family Mary, Bernie and Bobby Companion.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 23 from 4pm 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 in memory of Elaine may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Cleveland, 90, of Riverton, NJ and formerly of Galway, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Betty was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Austin and the late William Cleveland. She was the devoted mother of Marilyn Iannacone (Richard) of Cinnaminson, NJ and Raymond Austin of Galway, NY; loving grandmother of Michael, Lisa (Wayne), Thomas (Rachael), and David (Bonnie); adoring great grandmother of Julianna, Tyler, Brandon, Brianna, Sean and Dezirae; dear sister of Preston Van Patten (Virginia) and Robert Van Patten (Vivian).

A memorial celebration in Betty’s honor for family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 with visitation from 9am to 11am and a service at 10:30am, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Betty may be made to The Hole in the Wall Camp, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511 or Samaritan Hospice.

Jonathan R. Straight, 20, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, May 13, 2019. Born on September 6, 1998 in Schenectady, NY, he was the son of Richard and Deborah (Corey) Straight.

Jonathan was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School class of 2017 and completed the International Baccalaureate Program of studies. He completed two years of undergraduate study at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, majoring in Transportation Design. He is an accomplished artist and worked with a wide variety of media, focusing on automotive exterior design. Jonathan had a great sense of style and humor; making everyone feel like they were his new best friend.

Jonathan is survived by his parents Richard and Deborah, his grandmother Pearl Straight, his grandmother Lois Corey, his brother David and David’s wife Becca and their children Emerson and Hazel, his sister Sarah, his girlfriend Miranda Blaauboer, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held at Northway Church 770 Pierce Road in Clifton Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 17. A memorial service will be held at Northway Church at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 18. Family and Friends are invited to attend both the calling hours and memorial service. The Armer Funeral Home, Inc. is supporting the remembrance process.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jonathan may be made to Northway Church for a fund to assist the Straight family and support mental health awareness.

Thomas R. Turley, “Tommy”, 56, passed away on May 12, 2019. Born in Brooklyn Heights, NY on October 1, 1962, he was the son of Thomas and Dorothy Turley. He was a graduate of Croton Harmon High School and SUNY New Paltz with a degree in business.

Tommy lived on Saratoga Lake for over thirty years and loved visiting the family home on Cape Cod. He cared deeply for animals and conserved resources. He pushed back against conventional society and was the captain of his own ship.

He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Dorothy. Tommy is survived by his loving brother Jeffrey Turley of Middleton, Wisconsin; his nephews Emmett Turley of Washington, DC and Liam Turley of Middleton, Wisconsin; and his niece Brynn Turley of Middleton, Wisconsin.

Services will be private.

Juanita M. Coon, 101, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Wesley Health Care Center. Born in Mechanicville, NY on November 10, 1917, she was the daughter of Palmer and Ivah Isles.

Juanita owned and operated Coon’s Variety Store on Front Street in Ballston Spa for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, baking cookies, and Sunday dinners with her family. Her family was her greatest joy and she treasured the time she spent with them.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert Coon, and her sisters Thelma and Lorraine. Juanita is survived by her children David Coon (Pam) of Ballston Spa and Mary Ann Frament (David) of Clifton Park; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, May 17 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 Thursday, May 16 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Juanita may be made to Easy St. Horse and Barnyard Rescue, 109 Langley Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010 or the American Cancer Society.