Obituaries


E. Maxine Matthews, 90 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on July 25, 1927, she was the daughter of William and Cora Wallace.

Maxine was the manager of Vita-Mart in Ballston Spa for many years. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and served as president of the American Legion Post 234 Ladies Auxiliary in Ballston Spa.

Maxine was an avid NY Yankees and NY Giants fan. Her family was her greatest joy and she treasured the time she spent with them.

She was predeceased by her husband John and her five siblings.

Maxine is survived by her children Lawrence Matthews (Carol) of Ballston Lake, John Matthews (Fran) of Gansevoort and Susan Matthews-Farrigan (Matthew) of Ballston Lake; grandchildren Amanda Matthews, Brad Matthews, Kennie Farrigan (Jennifer), Donal Farrigan and Natalie Farrigan, great granddaughter Evelyn Farrigan; sisters in law Betty Wallace and Maureen Tremblay; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Tuesday, January 30 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 29 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Maxine may be made to American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Our mother, Mildred Irene (Corp) Reed, 99, passed away peacefully on January 24. She was one of Our Greatest Generation, born in Round Lake, NY, on January 3, 1919, the daughter of Irene Baker Corp and George W. Corp. On November 26, 1942 she married Robert I. Reed of Ballston Spa, NY.

Mildred lived in Coburg Village for the past 13 years. She loved her life there and all her friends. She especially enjoyed her time working in the Country Store. She loved sailing and traveling with her husband to many of the States and other countries.

She graduated from Round Lake High School and Mildred Elley School of Business. During World War II she worked at General Electric where she created electrical drawings for power plants. She later worked at Woodward and Lothrup Department Store in Annapolis, Maryland.

Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Robert I. Reed, and her brothers John Clifford Corp and Donald George Corp. She is survived by her children Jean Reed Clough (Mark Swift), Thomas Robert Reed (Dayanne Schurecht), and Patricia Reed Pond (Robin Filion), as well as 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Coburg Village in Rexford, NY on Monday, January 29, at 10 AM. Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours on Sunday, January 28, from 4 to 6 PM at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. She will be interred at a private ceremony in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of New York or the charity of your choice.

On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 4:20 am, Joyce Foster passed away at the Gateway House of Peace, following a very difficult but courageous battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. We all knew from the beginning that this was going to be fatal, but Joyce never lost her positive spirit, and remained up-beat through it all. It was a true reflection of who she was. Myself, Michael Foster and our family were by her side when she took her final breath. For 51 years she was my whole world. A true friend, and the best wife anyone could ever ask for.

Joyce was born on February 26, 1947 in Albany, NY to Arnold and Mandy Wise. She was the youngest of five children. Joyce and I met in 1962 at Albany High School. We were both in Dramatics club, she was an actress, I was behind the scenes. After five years of dating we were married January 14th, 1967 while I had a weekend off while serving in the Navy. Joyce’s mom always said it wouldn’t last, but we fooled her. We settled in Boston and Joyce worked hard to support us while I was in school. A true example of her generosity. We built a wonderful life together and raised two terrific kids. We went from true high school sweethearts to lifelong soul mates.

Joyce and I did everything together. Movies and dinner at our favorite restaurant was always a weekly event. We shared a love for the outdoors, hiking, snowshoeing, the ocean, beautiful beaches, and traveling the Caribbean, especially St. John. Above all else Joyce adored our four grandchildren with all her heart.

Joyce lived life to the fullest. She was the most compassionate, generous and bubbly person I have ever known. I feel truly blessed to have shared my life with her. She will be terribly missed.

In addition to myself, those left to cherish her memory include our kids, David Foster of Tucson, Arizona and his kids Matilda and Griffin; Denise Bergang and her husband Andrew of Manchester, NH and their kids Matthew and Zachary; her siblings Nancy Wise and her husband Jim Schmitt of Batavia, Lilla Wise and her husband Wade Morrison of Virginia, and Bob Wise and his wife Nancy of Pennsylvania; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joyce will be greatly missed by our little dog Willy who she loved very much. She was predeceased by her parents Arnold and Mandy Wise, and her sister Hazel Kennedy.

I would like to thank everyone who cared for Joyce during these last dark months, especially the staff of Gateway House of Peace and Community Hospice of Saratoga. You gave her all the love, dignity, and compassion she so deserved and I will forever be grateful. You are all very special people.

As per Joyce’s wishes there will be no services. Please no cards or flowers.
Keeping the memory of Joyce in our hearts and our minds is better than anything material. A celebration of her life will be held on a later date.

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

Joyce was a loveable spirit. Our hearts are broken, we will miss you more than words can convey. This world will be a bit darker without you. Rest in peace honey.

James Hughes, 63, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Born in Schenectady, NY on September 20, 1954, he was the son of William and Doris Roberts Hughes. He was a graduate of the Rome School for the Deaf. He was well known around Saratoga Springs and Mechanicville.

James was a woodworker and craftsman known for his fine detailing in many Saratoga restaurants. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Doris Hughes, and his brother Mark Hughes. James is survived by his brothers Glennan Hughes and Jay Dean Hughes (Heather); sister Rebecca Hughes, nieces and nephews Missy, Robert, Mark, Jason, Kenneth, Amber, Marie and Carrigan; and his loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

James will be buried with his father in Poultney, Vermont. Memorial contributions in memory of James may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Harold N. Dowen, 82, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on February 19, 1935, he was the son of Joseph and Effie Dowen.

Harold was a bus driver for Saratoga Bridges for many years. He was an avid fan of the NY Yankees and the NY Giants, cheering them on whenever he could. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his family.

He was predeceased by his wife Ruth, daughter Toni, and several siblings. Harold is survived by his children Judy Dowen (Jim) of Ballston Spa, Beverly Ward of Saratoga Springs, Tracey Vrooman (Steve) of Malta, Harold Dowen (Rose) of Stillwater, Dennis Dowen (Karen) of Greenfield, Duane Dowen (Lisa) of Northumberland; brothers Robert and Donald (Sherry); sister Penelope; dear friend Roger Rooke (Tanya); six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 25 from 10am to 12 noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 12 noon. Burial will follow in the Ballston Spa Cemetery.

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

Millicent J. Ferrara, 79, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on February 5, 1928, she was the daughter of Frank and Gladys Dean.

Milli was an antique dealer running Sentimental Journey Antiques with her husband for 40 years. Together they traveled to many antique shows, collecting and selling antiques. A lifelong resident of Ballston Spa, she was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. Milli was an avid reader and loved music.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed. Milli is survived by her husband of 60 years Paul, and their son Paul G. Ferrara (Ann) of Syracuse, grandchildren Taylor, Kaitlin, Daniel and Michael; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Cheryl Green Curtis.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 23 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm. Burial will be in Powell Wiswall Cemetery in the Spring.

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

James F. Griffin, 82, known as Pinky to his family and friends, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on February 2, 1935, he was the son of Francis and Catherine Griffin.

James was a machinist at Watervliet Arsenal for many years. He enjoyed watching Notre Dame Football, playing cards, and cheering on the horses at the Saratoga Racetrack.

He was predeceased by his sons Michael and Robert, sister Anne Sherwood, and brother Robert Griffin. James is survived by his sons Frank Griffin, William Griffin and J.L. Griffin; nephews Gerald Sherwood, Robert Sherwood (Janet) and John Rung (Rosemarie); 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Tuesday, January 23 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of James may be made to St. Mary’s Church.

Dorothy Louise Bowers, 91, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Born in Austin, Texas on June 5, 1926, she was the daughter of Walter and Vada Brown Grumbles. On June 11, 1944, Louise married Russell Bowers and moved to Ballston Spa, while Russell served in World War II.

Louise stayed at home raising her children and began working after they had grown. She worked at many local businesses, retiring from UMI in Malta. Louise enjoyed cross-stitching, gardening and camping. She was a great cook. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Russell, siblings Vada Ernestine Grumbles, Patsy Nan Muholland and Walter Michael Grumbles, and her stepmother Thelma Edwards Grumbles. Louise is survived by her children Russell R. Bowers, II (Trudy), Glenn E. Bowers, Sr (Patricia), Bonnie Bowers Stone (Gary), 12 grandchildren Kristine, Ruth, Kelly, Glenn Jr., Tara, Russell, Robin, Betsy, Rebecca, Courtney, Scott and Shannon; 14 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson; sister Mary Jo Chappo, nephew Edward Grumbles; sister in law Norma Lineback; and several additional nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, January 22 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 Sunday, January 21 from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

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

Daniel P. Kelly, 85, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 30, 1932, he was the son of John and Martha Kelly.

He was a US Army veteran serving in Germany from 1951-1953. Dan attended Empire State College and Long Island University earning a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Dan was a NY State Policeman for 25 years, retiring in 1979 as a Captain. He then worked at Knolls Atomic Power Lab as Chief of Security for 13 years. He enjoyed watching his Yankees, the Giants and reading the Wall Street Journal. Dan and his wife spent many beautiful days at the beach together.

Dan was known for his kind and compassionate heart. His tenacity and grit were what made him successful at everything he did in life. Dan was a dedicated and loyal man who was well respected by all who knew him.

Dan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma, who was his “lottery ticket for life” and their children Theresa Penttila(Mike), Desiree Kelly, Daniel Kelly (Janet) and Thomas Kelly (Susyn). His seven grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Alec, McKenzie, Mason, Rebeka, Daniel, Ariden and Kevin; sister Eileen Touhey. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Grace, and his brothers James, Jack, Maurice, and William.

Funeral services will be held 9am Friday, January 19 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 18 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for you to remember Dan and do what he always said “be more charitable.”

Retta F. Clark, 61, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. She was born in Saratoga Springs, on August 24, 1956.

Retta was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need and even at her passing she was an eye donor. She liked tending to her plants, gardening and reading. Retta was an animal lover and enjoyed her birds, dogs, and riding her horses. Her spirit animal was the wolf.

Retta’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Retta is survived by her children Kristina Mulligan (AJ), Fred Murdie (Kimberly Rose), Adam LaPier (Jennifer Bulley), Shenette LaPier (Damian Cady), and Davie LaPier; grandchildren John, Jeremy, Anna, Savannah, Logan, Mackenzie, Chateaux, Kayla and Jake; a brother, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 20 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm.

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

Larry D. Allen, 70, passed away, unexpectedly, on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on May 21, 1947, he was the son of late Richard Allen and Edythe Wiley, but raised by his late grandparents Elsworth “Pete” and Lillian Allen, whom he called “Mom and Dad.”

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving in the US Army and was a member of VFW Post 358 and American Legion Post 234 in Ballston Spa.

Larry owned and operated CMM Painting in Ballston Spa, but enjoyed his love for singing like Elvis with the "Just us Karaoke" that he and his late wife, Judith “Judy” Allen and step-daughter, Victoria Greene owned and operated for many years.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, Judith Allen and his siblings, Clark Barlow, Richard Delaney, Timothy Allen and Patti Allen.

Larry is survived by his daughter Jessica Gadway (Tim Pugh) and her children Aries, Brandon, Kayleigh and Gavin; stepchildren Victoria Greene and her son Bronson, Richard Dingman (Robin) and his children Loryn, Austin and Asa and Becky Holt and her children Quennah, Jaysen, Jared and Jacob; siblings Robert (Glenda) Thomas, Kenneth Nicholson, Barbara (Roy) Searle, Nancy Hill, Michael Allen (Jennifer), Edward (Mary) Delaney, David Allen; Uncle Clarence (Helen) Allen; his beloved companion Paula Stage and her daughter Shana and grandson, Quinn and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with military honors will be held 11:30am Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. A gathering will follow at the American Legion, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Larry Allen may be made to Veterans Miracle Center; http://www.vmcalbany.org/

William (Bill) E. Marshall, 62, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Troy, N.Y. on March 10, 1955 and was a 1973 graduate of Stillwater High School.

Bill was a deputy for the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department for over 33 years. In addition, he worked part-time as a police officer in the Village of Ballston Spa and the Village of Corinth.

Bill loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, having traveled to Colorado, Ohio and Texas with the Grady Court Outfitters: Bruce Gronczniak, Rick Hopeck and Tony Ballestero. Bill was the vice president and former president of Blue Knights NY VI Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

Bill was a well-known member in the Stillwater, Ballston Spa and Galway communities having coached numerous sports teams and young athletes.

Bill was predeceased by his mother Roberta Bain Winney, father John Marshall, daughter Shannon Marshall and grandson Kaiden Marshall. Bill is survived by his wife Sheila and his children Amy Marshall-Uber (Dan), Craig Marshall, Chad Marshall, Cody Marshall and Shane Marshall; grandchildren Daniel, Kendall, Trent and Corbin; brothers Steven Marshall (Eunice), Kenneth Marshall (Morine) and Randy Marshall; and nephews Steven, Nate, Seth, and Mack.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stillwater High School, 1068 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater. All area Law Enforcement will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

A service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in South Argyle Cemetery in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bill to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Program.

The family would like to thank Dr. Nigam at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Delmonte and the nurses at Saratoga Hospital Oncology for their care and compassion. Special appreciation goes to the Community Hospice of Saratoga County and his RN Kelli.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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