Obituaries


Faith J. Flinton 67, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY on October 6, 1953 to Frank and Florence Flinton.

Faith was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa for over 30 years. She enjoyed country music and went to many concerts. She was also an Elvis fan and saw many Elvis impersonators over the years. Faith enjoyed going fishing, sewing, and hanging out with her beloved cats.

She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Florence Flinton, and her brother Frank. Faith is survived by her daughter Heather Stables (Scott); grandchildren Danielle Brady (Nick), Brittany Stables, Devin Stables, and Raven Stables; brother Faron Flinton (Jill); her sister; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cats Piglet and Bugsy.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday May 21 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required. A graveside service will be held 10am Tuesday, May 25 at Factory Village Cemetery, Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions in memory of Faith may be made to Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Judy A. Naylon 72, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. She was born in Niskayuna, New York on December 10, 1948 to Donald and Margie Naylon.

Judy enjoyed traveling and went on many cruises. She loved amusement parks and had a good time wherever she went. Her family always came first and she treasured the times she spent with them. She was not only her daughter’s mom, she was her best friend.

Judy is survived by her husband George Kilfoyle; daughter Doris Abbott; grandchildren Riviera, Raymond, Jeramy, and Sonny; great grandchildren Madison, Joslyn, Adam, Amelia, Christopher, and Charlotte; siblings Jerry Naylon (Barbara), Bob Naylon (Sandy), Vicki Kirkpatrick (Steve), Donna Hofer, Crystal Naylon, and Curtis Naylon; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, May 20 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required. A graveside service will be held 10am Friday, May 21 at Memory Gardens, 983 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany. Memorial contributions in memory of Judy may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

George J. Koehler 92, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Jersey City, NJ on June 29, 1928.

George had a multitude of careers, including realtor, correction officer with Warren County Correction Facility in NJ, a driver for Skylands Center for Autism in Hackettstown, NJ and St. Peter’s Health Center in Albany NY. Most recently George was employed as a security guard for concerts and events at SPAC.

George loved his family and had an unshakable faith in God. George had a great knowledge of antiques and he enjoyed collecting and appraising them. He was also an avid gardener. George will be remembered by family and friends for his unconditional love, wisdom and insight, and incredible sense of humor.

He was predeceased by his first wife Helen, his son Michael Koehler, and daughter Kathy Farrand. George is survived by his wife Diane; son George Koehler and daughter Susan Kietrys (Tony); stepchildren Karen Karl (Rick), Eileen Calabrese (Peter), and Peter Wicinski; sister Josie Richter; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his beloved dog Max.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Monday, May 17 from 1pm to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Facemasks and social distancing are required.

Faith A. Feathers, 72, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 14, 2021 at her home with her loving family by her side, after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY on January 3, 1949 to Frederick and Esther Charon.

Faith was a nurse’s aide at the Saratoga County Infirmary/Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa for 26 years, retiring in 2001. She enjoyed playing cards, board games and her favorite game Mahjong. She had a special place in her heart for all animals and children, especially her grandson Jacob, and Timothy, Cassidy and Grace, who she babysat for many years.

She was predeceased by her parents, and her brothers Fred, Eric, and Paul Charon. Faith is survived by her loving husband of 50 years Carl; daughter Charon Feathers (Scott Comeau); grandson Jacob Comeau; brother Gregory Charon (Mary Ann); and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, May 19 from 5pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required. Memorial contributions in memory of Faith may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Jackson and staff, Kasey and Karen Cram, and Krista Illenberg for the compassionate care they gave to Faith.

Rose Marie Haskell, 83, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY on September 18, 1937 to Franklin and Mary Haskell, Sr.

Rose worked at UMI in Malta for many years. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa. Rose and her mom played Bingo and took many trips together with their church family. She loved her cats.

She was predeceased by her parents Franklin and Mary Haskell, Sr and her brother John Haskell. Rose is survived by her brother Frank Haskell (Margaret), and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held 9:30am Thursday, May 20 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Social distancing and facemasks are required. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Rose to St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Kathleen (Ledermiller) Hewitt, 70, of Amsterdam, NY passed away on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021. Born on July 29, 1950, in Amsterdam, NY she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Kathleen (Whelly) Ledermiller.

Kathleen (known to her friends and family as Kathy or Kate) attended Perth Central School and graduated from Amsterdam High School. She graduated from SUNY Brockport, and continued to reside in Rochester, NY for several years. She retired from Verizon after 25 years of employment, where she had many friends. After her retirement, she worked at The Amsterdam Library.

Kathleen loved to read, garden, bake, and cook. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and having her grandchildren over on weekends. She loved the ocean, going to the lake in the summer, and attending community events. Kathy enjoyed concerts and singing along to her favorite songs. She had a light, nurturing spirit and a beautiful smile that stayed with her until the end.

Kathy is survived by her daughter Tara (Praveen) Tamvada; grandchildren, Mason Talarico, Maya Tamvada, and Zoe Tamvada; and other family and friends. Kathy is predeceased by her husband John W. Hewitt, Jr; her parents Ernest and Kathleen; and her sister, Sharon Madej.

In accordance with Kathy’s wishes, there will be no formal services. A memorial contribution in honor of Kathleen may be made to The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010 or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

George D. McDonough, Jr., died peacefully on Friday, May 7, 2021. He was born on September 23, 1946 in Ballston Spa, NY to Ellen and George McDonough, Sr. He spent his youth playing sandlot baseball and exploring every inch of the town with his dog, Freckles. In high school, George was a member of the 1962-63 Ballston Spa High School Varsity Basketball Team, which was recently inducted into the school’s hall of fame. He was also a star track and cross country runner, and a talented golfer who could drive the ball a country mile.

George served in a combat role for his country in the First Cavalry in Vietnam from 1968-69, and received several medals, including the Purple Heart. The physical and emotional injuries he received in war would shape the rest of his life.

Upon return from his service, he married Kathleen Plummer of Ballston Spa. George made a career in the trucking industry, and he and Kathleen eventually settled in Milton, NY to raise their family. He gained sobriety in 1984, but tragically suffered a debilitating stroke at 43 years of age, which served as a transition to his next stage in life, in which he and Kathleen would divorce, and he would find a new life in Florida.

George was frequently visited by his family and kept many close and casual friendships over the years, and was always a friend to many animals. He eventually resided in a Veterans home in Daytona Beach, where he was a popular figure.

George is predeceased by his sister Kathy. He is survived by his children George McDonough (Cortney Linville) and Erin McDonough (Roscoe Ahn), brother Kevin McDonough (Chris) and sister Ellie Spensieri (Skip); six grandchildren Liv, Gaffney, and Fletcher McDonough, and Calvin, Theo, and Cecily Ahn; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

George will be laid to rest with military honors at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of George may be made to the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871.

Patricia A. Crandall 65, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Saratoga Hospital. She was born in Troy, NY on February 26, 1956 to Richard and Shirley Wiley, Sr.

Patty enjoyed crafting and playing BINGO. She always made sure to grab a scratch off and a lottery ticket. Her favorite place to go was the Casinos where she loved to play the slots. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert Delaney, her son Alan Delaney, and her siblings Susan Wiley and Bruce Wiley. Patty is survived by her daughter Kristin Delaney (Fred Blowers); grandchildren Mariah Ruscio (Anthony), Christopher Northrop, Jr., Ashley Blowers and Kyle Northrop; her siblings Julia Wiley, Ruth Collins, Sharon Blain (Templeton), Richard Wiley, Jr. and James Wiley (Rose); and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Patty’s life will be held on a later date.

Edward A. Thomas, 78, of Ballston Spa, New York, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021, after a short illness. Ed was born in Ballston Spa, NY, on December 20, 1942, to William and Olive Thomas. A lifelong resident, he attended Ballston Spa High School and technical school in Albany, NY.

A devoted and loving family man, friend, and generous community member, always there to help anyone in need. He enjoyed interactions with friends and neighbors. He loved his community and was a volunteer Pop Warner football coach and member of the Lions Club.

Ed had a lengthy and successful career in industrial insulating materials with GE, vonRoll Isola, and US Samica Inc. His hobbies and passions included camping, fishing, gardening, bird watching, and just spending time with his family and friends.

Married for 56 years to his high school sweetheart, Rose Marie (Cinguegrano) Thomas, who survives him, Ed spent every day just as much in love as when they first met. Ed is also survived by his children Lauren Rose (Scott), Scott Thomas (Sarah), and Suzanne Winkler (Keith); grandchildren Vincent, Kenneth, Ty, and Mia; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents William and Olive, and three brothers, William, Russell, Louis, and his lifelong best friends, Kenneth Brown and Samuel Potter.

A private family service will be held. Contributions in Ed’s memory can be made to Code Blue Saratoga or Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) in Albany, New York.

Doris S. Caulfield, 98, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 29, 2021. She was born in Schenectady, on October 25, 1922 to Rowland and Irene Simmonds. Doris enjoyed traveling, needlepoint, and knitting. Her greatest joy was her family and she treasured the time she spent with them.

She was predeceased by her husband Warren Caulfield and her brother Robert Simmonds. Doris is survived by her daughters Michele Azeff (Robert) and Suzanne Klotz (Donald); grandchildren Liza Azeff, Michael Azeff, Stephen Frowein and Thomas Frowein.

A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Association of the Blind, 301 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206.

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, Carol Edmonds Sherling O’Brien, loving wife, mother of three children, two step-children, grandmother of ten children and great grandmother of seven children died at the age of 76.

Carol had the pleasure of working at Skidmore College, the Ballston Spa Knitting Company and recently retired from the Ballston Spa Central School District where she enjoyed her interaction with the students.

Carol was born in Round Lake, New York and she and her family were long-time residents of Malta NY. Carol had a passion for all things Saratoga to include watching the horses and taking walks on Broadway. She was also an avid fan of Nascar and loved to watch the races on Sunday with her loving husband. She loved her dogs and would often take the time to care for the family pets.

Carol and her husband were members of the Gold Wing Road Riders where they enjoyed long rides on beautiful sunny summer days. Being surrounded by her family was important to her and she cherished each and every moment with them.

Carol was preceded in death by her father Frederick Edmonds, mother Elsie Edmonds Bress and brother James Edmonds. She is survived by her husband Willard, her three children, Carol (Ray) DeThorne, Ronald (Patrice) Sherling, Wendy (Nathan Randal) Pierce, two step-children Charles (Cynthia) O’Brien, Shelly (Roy) Bessey, her grandchildren Jessica, Nick, Britney, Taylor, Courtney, Lindsay, Paige, Miranda, Michael and Allison her great grandchildren Reilly, Kylie, Rocco, Carmello, Gino, Noella and Olivia. Carol touched the lives of many and will be forever missed.

Arrangements are entrusted to Armer Funeral Home, Inc. There are no public calling hours. Memorial contributions can be made to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Make a Gift - Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (trfinc.org).

Lois J. Hall 84, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on January 6, 1937 to Edward and Veronica Wilcox.

Lois worked for Newberry’s, Ballston Knitting Mill, Alpine RV Resort, and with her family at Captain Scott’s Fish Fry in Ballston Spa. She also cleaned private homes for many years. She enjoyed gambling, shopping at the Dollar Store, and getting ice cream with her daughter and son in law. Her greatest joy was sitting on the deck with her daughter chatting, and watching the birds, squirrels, and woodchucks in the yard.

She was predeceased by her husband Stephen Hall, and her siblings Wayne Wilcox, Bob Wilcox and Eleanor Tracey. Lois is survived by her daughter Cindy Brown (Miles); grandson Scott Brown (Sara); granddaughter Stephanie Brown (fiancé Andy Joubert); sisters Mary O’Connor (John) and Debbie Gailor; brother Gary Wilcox (Lynn); and several nieces and nephews who lovingly called her “Auntie P”.

In keeping with Lois’s wishes burial will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of Lois may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205 or the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12210.

Garry E. Companion 72 of Rexford, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021. He was born in Plattsburgh, NY on November 21, 1948 to Bernard and Gladys Companion.

Garry enjoyed buying and selling on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace, watching westerns on TV while relaxing in his recliner, hanging out with his friends, occasional inappropriate jokes, and camping. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. Garry’s family will miss his humor and generosity.

He was predeceased by his parents Bernard and Gladys Companion, his ex wife Nancy Companion, and his three brothers Harley, Robert and John Companion.

Garry is survived by his daughter and son in law Tyleane and Christopher Benjamin; grandsons Matthew Kouffman, Skylur Kouffman and Nathan Kouffman; the father of his grandchildren Marc Kouffman (Gina); sister Peggy Vojnar (Robert); brother Kenneth Companion (Lenna); and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, April 23 from 3pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

Michael E. Haskell 63, passed away on April 8, 2021 after a short illness. He was born in Schenectady, NY on December 20, 1957.

Mike worked for Curtis Lumber Company for many years and then went on to work at Ball Metal Container where he worked for over 30 years. After retiring, he went back to Curtis Lumber and worked part time.

Mike enjoyed the simple things in life like a good dinner or a backyard picnic. He loved his trips to Florida to visit his brother and family each year. Mike had an awesome sense of humor and he would constantly crack his family and friends up.

He was the most giving and loving man who would do anything for anyone. Mike’s two daughters and granddaughters as well as all his family, including his beloved dog Dak, have always been what was most important to him and will remain so as we all know he is watching over us.

Mike was a true good friend to all of his friends. He cherished all his friendships, of which he had many. He loved the sunshine and sitting out on his deck in the home he loved. Mike was a big time loyal Dallas Cowboy fan and loved golf outings with his buddies. He totally loved and enjoyed the times spent at the Saratoga Rack Track with all his family and friends and looked forward to racing season like no other.

Nothing will be the same without him here, but we know he is now our guardian angel and he is with our Dad.

He was predeceased by his father Albert Haskell. Mike is survived by his daughters Ashlee Haskell and Erica Haskell (Kyle Senecal); granddaughters Vivianna and Everly; mother Mary Mercier; siblings Sherry Sutton (Jay), Kim Higley (Rob), Patrick Haskell (Deb), Stephen Haskell (Tammy), and Scott Haskell (Fran); aunt Joan Moore (Buck); many cherished nieces, nephews, and beloved cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, April 16 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held on Saturday, April 17 from 2pm to 5pm at Dozer’s Bar and Grill, 411 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Russell G. Miller, 72, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, due to complications from COVID-19. Born on September 25, 1948 to Bernard and Violet Miller, Russell was a lifelong resident of Ballston Spa.

A 1966 graduate of Ballston Spa High School, Russell went on to work in the HVAC industry. He worked for Shenendehowa Central Schools for many years as a head maintenance technician. He was most recently employed at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library as the maintenance director. Russell enjoyed restoring antique cars, including his 1967 Impala, and looked forward to traveling to car shows around the Northeast with his wife and family. He took great pride in assisting family and friends at local stock car speedways as a member of their pit crews. Russell was a lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa and appreciated the guidance of its rector, Derik Roy. Russell was known for his sense of humor and willingness to be a source of amusement. He made everyone around him smile and his wit will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife Sandra of 51 years; children Russell Miller, Michael Miller (Jacki), Jason Miller (Kathleen), Jonathan Miller (Sara), and Melissa Miller; grandchildren Randy, Morgan, Alexandria, Aidan, Michael, Adelyn, Marley, and Mira; great-grandson Hunter; sister-in-law Colleen Miller; nephew Patrick Miller; niece Carolyn Miller-Ross; several cousins and many friends. Russell was predeceased by his parents Bernard and Violet Miller, brothers Wayne Miller and Kurt Miller, sister Karen Miller, daughter Kristen Miller, and grandson Brandan Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 10am on Wednesday, April 14 at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, April 13 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and face masks are required.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Gateway House of Peace, 479 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa.

Donald B. Smith 96, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021. He was born in Charlton, NY on May 31, 1924 to Elmer and Reba Smith. Don married Margaretha Christensen on June 2, 1946 and they moved to Galway in 1953 where they raised their family.

Don worked for the Galway Central Schools for 30 years, retiring in 1986. In 1953 he joined the Galway Volunteer Fire Co serving his community for 45 years and as Fire Chief for six years. Don was a 69 year member of the Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church. In his younger years, Don was a Boy Scout leader and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid gardener and could make anything grow.

He was predeceased by his wife Margaretha. Don is survived by his daughters Donna Jourdanais (Bill), Dawn Wood (Ron), and Johanna Nichols (Pat); grandchildren BJ Jourdanais, Renee Jourdanais, Jeremy Wood, Nicholas Wood, Bryan Wood, Joshua Nichols and Sean Nichols; great grandchildren Taylor, Amelia, Kaelyn, Connor, Raegan, and Quinn; brother Herbert Smith (Carol), and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, April 15 at the Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Road, Charlton. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Charlton. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, April 14 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

Memorial contributions in memory of Don may be made to the Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church or the Galway Volunteer Fire Co.

Ethel J. Best 97, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at the Baptist Health Care Center. She was born in Schenectady, NY on July 12, 1923 to Dora and William Cichy.

During World War II, while her husband was training for the US Navy, Ethel worked at a defense plant in Detroit. She later worked at Maqua Co (G.E.) for several years. Ethel was a hairstylist and had a studio in her home. Ethel was an accomplished artist and received many awards for her work. In her younger years she enjoyed dancing and speed skating. She and her husband were rollerskate dance champions.

She was predeceased by her parents Dora and William; her husband John Best, brothers Bill, Jim, Ray and Leslie, and her sister Norma Brown. Ethel is survived by her children Carol Bojarczuk (Edward) and Thomas Best (Susan); grandchildren Erin Bojarczuk, Colleen Messina (Duane), Matthew Best (Anna) and John Best (Melissa); sister Lorraine Riggi; sisters in law Naomi Cichy and Claire Best; 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held and Ethel will be laid to rest with her husband at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Edward Peek, Jr 87, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 27, 1933 in Schenectady, NY to Edward and Anna Mae Peek. He served in the Army National Guard.

Ed was a machinist at General Electric Co in Schenectady for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He took many road trips with his friends on his motorcycle. Ed was an auto mechanic and for many years he not only worked on stock cars but raced them as well. He was a member of the Shriners and drove many children to Shriners Hospitals for treatment.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Ann, and his brother Albert Peek. Ed is survived by his sons James Peek (Linda) of Ballston Spa, Edward Peek of Gansevoort, and Charles Pasquarell, III (Michelle) of Corinth; grandchildren, Colleen, Ann Marie, Carmine, and Anthony; sister Marilyn Vasko (Steve); brother Joseph Peek (Carole); many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service 9am, Saturday, April 24 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Church Avenue, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

Memorial contributions in memory of Ed may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.

Joyce A. Hinchcliff 84, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. She was born in Ticonderoga, NY on June 20, 1936 to Printess and Gladys Mason. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and loved having the grandchildren and great grandchildren part of her life.

She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years Edmund; her daughter Cindy Hinchcliff, grandson Damon Hinchcliff LaQue and sister Janet Pemberton. Joyce is survived by her sons John Hinchcliff and Scott Hinchcliff; daughter Kathy Stanislowsky; nine grandchildren, many great grandchildren and friends.

A graveside service will be held 1pm Monday, April 5 at Clifton Park Village Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Clifton Park. Social distancing and facemasks are required. Memorial contributions in memory of Joyce may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

After a long battle with cancer, Alfred G. DeCicco 74, passed away peacefully, at his home on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Fred was born in Bristol, Connecticut on October 10, 1946. His parents, Alfred and Mary DeCicco, raised their family in West Hartford, where he grew up with his sister.

While working, as a salesman for Hartz Mountain Corporation, Fred met his wife of 43 years, Marjorie Knight. They moved to Ballston Spa, where he worked as a truck driver/long hauler for Logistics One, in Saratoga Springs, until he retired.

Fred was a hard worker, but still had time to enjoy camping and boating with his family. He was always ready for an adventure and was willing to go anywhere with anyone who asked. Fred’s kindness and compassion made a difference in so many lives. Anyone who met him will miss his silly nature and cheesy smile.

Fred is survived and celebrated by his wife Margie; children Gina Lentz (Michael), Karie DeCicco (Don Brooks), and Shawn Therrien; grandchildren Abby, Ryan, Adley, Brezlin, Kylier, Amanda, and Keith; great grandchild Luke; his sister Elena Kelley; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held in May 2021. Memorial contributions in memory of Fred may be designated to Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund at C.R. Wood Cancer Center, Glens Falls Hospital, 100 Park St., Glens Falls NY 12801.

Agnes J. Gawrys, 91, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021. One of ten children of Adam and Celia Wojtowecz, she was born in Ballston Spa, N.Y. on October 4, 1929.

In her younger days, Aggie, as she was known to all, enjoyed spending time at Lake Desolation with her sisters, brothers and friends and was known for her excellent renditions of Patsy Cline’s hits. She worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill and the Ballston Spa Dress Shop.

Agnes married Edward Gawrys in 1950. She devoted her life to her husband and raising and caring for her six children, and was the proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Aggie loved to cook, especially Polish food, and was known for her delicious golumpki and made the world’s best relish. Family and friends were always welcome to Aggie’s Coffee Time. She was a passionate NY Yankee fan, staying up late to watch West Coast games and re-watching some games when she knew the outcome because it was less stressful. And woe to anyone who criticized her Yankees. She also loved watching Jeopardy. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa, faithfully attending Sunday mass until she was unable to leave her home.

Agnes was predeceased by her husband Edward in 1996, and her parents and siblings Carrie, Emily, Irv, Chet, Walter, Jeanette, John, Margaret, and Stella.

She is survived by her daughters, Debra (Ralph) Ranellone, Kathleen (Lawrence) Rooney, and her sons, Edward (Michele), Jeffrey (Linda), Andrew (Amy) and Jay (Robin) and her grandchildren, John, Matthew, Kate, Thomas, Brant, Katherine, Kristen, Michael, Hannah, Elizabeth, Andrew, Megan and Grady and her great-grandchildren, Leo, Lucy, Christopher, Matthew, Mackenzie, Smith and Rachel.

Due to Covid-19, there will be no calling hours. When we can safely gather again with family and friends, we will gather at Coffee Time and celebrate Aggie’s life.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 10th at St. Mary’s Church, Ballston Spa. A private burial will follow the mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church or Community Emergency Corps.

Leonard F. Rizzo 72, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Albany Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 7, 1948 to Leonard and Louise Rizzo, Sr. Len was an enforcement officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. After retiring from ICE, he worked at Lowe’s and later at the Saratoga Racetrack. He enjoyed listening to oldies music and reading.

He was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Louise. Len is survived by his children Sara Rizzo and Steven Rizzo, and their mother Geneice Drozinski; girlfriend Donna Rumrill; brother Robert Rizzo; sister Vita Rizzo-Tesoro; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, April 1 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

Arthur C. Anderson 95, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on February 15, 1926 to Eugene and Minnie Anderson. He was a US Army Air Force veteran serving in World War II.

Art worked at Ballston Spa National Bank for thirty years, retiring as Vice President in 1987. Art served as treasurer of the Saratoga County March of Dimes and was a member of VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa. After his retirement, Art and his wife moved to Florida where he volunteered for AARP helping people with their taxes for over twenty years. He also served as a security patrol officer in Homosassa Springs and volunteered at the Sheriff’s Department.

He enjoyed camping, traveling, and spending time in the great outdoors. His greatest joy was his family and he treasured the time they spent together.

He was predeceased by his parents Eugene and Minnie, and his brother in law John Downing. Art is survived by his wife of 70 years Evelyn; daughter Penny Kuhl (Kenneth); sister Agnes Downing; brothers Eugene Anderson (Pauline) and Lee Anderson (Joan); and several nieces and nephews.

A private family service was held. Memorial contributions in memory of Arthur may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Joyce L. Fendrick 93, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021. She was born in Unity, Maine on February 15, 1928 to Harry and Laura Norton. She lived in the Ballston Spa area for many years and moved to Feura Bush in 2000.

Joyce was a nurse’s aide at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa. She enjoyed music, dancing, and played the piano and accordion. She bowled in several leagues and loved playing Bingo.

She was predeceased by her first husband Max Edwards, her second husband Maurice Fendrick, son Bernard Edwards, and siblings Harold, Corrine, Roselyn and Joel. Joyce is survived by her children Mark Edwards (Melanie), Kathy Duell (Gary Thomas); stepdaughter Kim Simpson and her family; daughter in law Trese Edwards; grandchildren Joseph, Sheena, Ashley, Megan, Pamela and Marianne; many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A private family service will be held. Joyce will be laid to rest with her husband Max at the Westridge Cemetery in Charlton, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Joyce may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

Jocelyn S. Little 38, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Saratoga Hospital from complications due to Covid. She was born in Niskayuna, NY on October 25, 1982 to Randall and Pamalee Little. Jocelyn was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and attended SUNY Adirondack College.

She worked at Prestwick Chase in Saratoga Springs. Jocelyn had an infectious laugh and always tried to see the humor in everything. Her greatest joy was her son Rowen and she treasured motherhood and the beautiful life she and Gregg created together.

She was predeceased by her mother Pamalee Little and her father in law Gary Chamberlain. Jocelyn is survived by her life partner Gregg Chamberlain and their beloved son Rowen; her father Randall Little; sisters Kathleen Heiner (Jacob), Andrea Peck (Travis), and Juliana LaGrange (Lucas); nieces and nephew Grace, Emily and Aaron; and her mother in law Sally Chamberlain. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and extended family who have been so supportive throughout this difficult time.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, March 26 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks will be required. A private memorial service will be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glenville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Jocelyn may be made to the family for her son Rowen.

Leo Robert Jansen 65, passed away peacefully at his home on March 20, 2021 after a long battle with liver cancer. Leo loved his family and will be missed by many.

Leo is survived by his wife Cynthia; stepchildren Mike, Trish, Jeremy, Crystalynn, Kim, and Jasmine; grandchildren Jeffery, Charlene, and Wyatt; siblings Betty Jo, Donald, Tom, Ralph, Lori, and James. As well as many nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. The family asks that anyone who wishes to pay their respects to Leo, please reach out to Cyndi. There will be a friends and family gathering to celebrate Leo's life at a later date.

Richard Henry Putnam 78, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 with his family by his side. He was born in Port Henry, NY on September 21, 1942 to Maple and Marjorie (Fuller) Putnam.

Richard graduated from Port Henry High School in 1961 and married Bernadette Macey in August of 1963. He worked for Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut and returned to New York in 1970. Richard was a draftsman for General Electric and then transferred to Knolls Atomic Power Lab for many years, retiring in 2008.

He was predeceased by his parents Maple and Marjorie, brother Gerald Putnam and sister Joan Gavin. Richard is survived by his wife Bernadette; children Lisa Jane Wein (Michael), and Michael Putnam (Elizabeth); grandchildren Cody Putnam (Kristen), Geoffrey Wein, Sarah Wein, Genevieve Putnam, Finn Putnam, and Clara Putnam; great grandson Tavin Odell; brother Maple Putnam (Brenda), brothers and sisters in law, Elizabeth Duval (Joseph), Carlene Cowan (Michael), Reginald Macey (Barbara), James Macey (Patricia), Ivan Macey, Doris Macey, Anthony Macey (Barbara), David Macey (Josephine), and Roland Macey (Annette); and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 26 at 10am at St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. For those unable to attend the mass will be live streamed on St. Clement’s Facebook page. Facemasks and social distancing will be required at the church.

Memorial contributions in memory of Richard may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Clement’s Church 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Gary W. Chamberlain 70, passed away suddenly on March 18, 2021 from complications due to Covid. He was born in Oneonta, NY on September 16, 1950. Gary worked for Phillips in Latham for many years. He enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling with his sons and his friends.

He is predeceased by his father Walter Chamberlain and his mother Regina Chamberlain Delaney. Gary is survived by his wife Sally; sons Chad Chamberlain and Gregg Chamberlain; grandson Rowen Chamberlain; sister Dawn Chamberlain, and nephew Mark Woodruff.

There will be no services. Memorial contributions in memory of Gary may be made to the family for his grandson Rowen.

Barbara J. Schwed 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 15, 2021. She was born in St. Johnsville, NY on June 5, 1936 to Elmer and Ruth Shaut.

Barbara had a passion for antiques and ran her own antique store, Barbara’s Hodge Podge. She enjoyed the beauty of nature and was an avid gardener. Photography was one of her many hobbies and she was a wonderful cook. Barbara was always dressed to the nines with coordinating accessories, sometimes in her favorite color purple.

She was predeceased by her husband Mark Schwed, her grandson Shawn Weaver and her sister Patty Hancock. Barbara is survived by her son Christopher Kobuskie and his fiancé JeanMarie Reinke; daughter Kimberly Weaver; grandson Chad Weaver; great grandson Sean; sister Jean; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10am on Thursday, March 25 at St. Joseph’s Church, 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center. Social distancing and facemasks are required. Memorial contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Norman W. Uline 68, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Corinth, NY on January 17, 1953.

Norman worked for General Electric Co over 40 years, retiring in 2016. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching football, baseball and Nascar. He liked to go deep sea fishing and camping with his family. Although he was a man of few words, he always spoke with kindness and love to his family and friends. If anyone needed a helping hand, Norman was the first person to step in and help out.

He was predeceased by his father Walter Uline, mother Beverly Uline, brother Michael Uline, and sister Carol Saunders. Norman is survived by his wife Deborah; children Stormy Mull (Charles), Brenna Uline and Brandon Uline (Kristi); grandchildren Eric, Corbin and Elizabeth; siblings Phyllis Bryant (Jim), Carl Uline and Gladys Lashway; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, March 14 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required. Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Norman may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.