Obituaries


Phyllis J. Handy died at the Home of the Good Shepherd December 13, 2020. Phyllis was born in New Haven, Connecticut, March 26, 1932, and lived with her grandparents, Fred and Gertrude Richmond, and her beloved Aunt Ruby, until the age of thirteen when she moved to Schenectady, New York. There, she graduated from Mont Pleasant High School and met her future husband, Allen K. Handy, marrying in 1951. They were married for 68 years until Allen’s death last February 2020. After many years as a homemaker, Phyllis worked as a claims adjuster at Traveler’s Insurance in Albany, New York, before retiring many years ago.

Phyllis attended the Baptist Church in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, and joined Rotterdam [formerly Fishers] United Methodist Church after marrying Allen. During her membership she was once the treasurer and was very active in the women’s groups at the church.

Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, Allen, parents Louis and Pearl Farr, and her sister Beverly Fowke. She is survived by her children, Sandra Miller and her husband Joel, David Handy and his wife Paula, and Larry and his wife Kathy. Phyllis is also survived by her grandchildren, Joel Handy, Todd Handy, Alyssa Gates, Deborah Crouse and Emily Handy. Phyllis was proud of her grandchildren, Ben, Scarlett, Flora, Eliza, Isla, and Cora. She had many nieces and nephews, but was especially grateful for her niece, Nancy Langlie, who provided attentive support of Phyllis in her later years.

Donations in Phyllis’ memory may be sent to Rotterdam United Methodist Church, Rotterdam, New York.

Saratoga Springs
Virginia Tupman-Green 90, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020. She was born in Schenectady, NY on March 21, 1930, to Irving and Lillian Tenney.

Virginia worked for W.J. Grande and Sons in Saratoga Springs for over 35 years. She enjoyed traveling with her daughter and together they took many road trips across the United States. She was a people person and had a great sense of humor. She loved animals of all kinds and had a variety of pets over the years, including a pet snail. She liked to craft and made several baskets.

Virginia was loved by all who knew her and she will be sorely missed.

She was predeceased by her son Johnnie Tupman and her sister Betty Moak. Virginia is survived by her daughter Linda Tupman Davis; grandchildren Jennifer Caraballo, Johnnie Tupman and Ginnie Ventrilla; brother Irving Tenney; six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 16 from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A graveside service will follow at Schenectady Memorial Park. Social distancing and facemasks will be required.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Virginia to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Chief James F. Stewart, USN Retired, passed away suddenly in his RV at a place he was so happy, sunny Florida.

He graduated from Mont Pleasant High School in 1971, before joining and serving in the US Navy. Jim proudly served his country in Vietnam and retired after 21 years of distinguished service. He then used his many skills and became the maintenance supervisor for the Desmond Hotel and later the Hilton Hotel in Albany. Most recently in the summers he worked at the Air National Guard in Latham. He was a member of American Legion Post 337 in Broadalbin.

He was predeceased by his parents, Naomi and Woozie Dominick, and his brother Mark Dominick.

Jim left behind his loving wife of 47 years, Monica J. Stewart. His siblings are devastated at his passing, they include Heather Stewart, Bruce Stewart (Linda), and Melissa Williams; his beloved mother in law Marion Watson; sisters in law and brothers in law Kathleen Dominick, Francee Baker (Robert), Edward Watson (Sylvia), Stephen Catanzarita (Susan), Jo-Anne Monheim (Brian), Julie Watson, and Deborah Hodgkins (Mark). Jim was a favorite uncle to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was a kind, giving person who loved spending time with family and friends. Jim will be missed and never forgotten.

Jim will be buried with military honors at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, where a private service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Jim may be made to American Legion Post 337, 19 N. Main Street, Broadalbin, NY 12025.

Richard C. Mills, Jr. 83, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. He was born in Franklin, Vermont on September 30, 1937 to Richard and Ida Mills, Sr. In 1968, Richard moved his family to New York.

Richard was a technician for Genex in Ithaca, proudly serving the dairy farmers of Saratoga County for many years. After his retirement, he joined his wife in operating the Mills Country Store in Charlton where they were well known throughout the community.

Richard was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed fishing and watching Nascar. He was a past member and commissioner of the Harmony Corners Fire Department. He loved to visit with people and treasured the time he spent with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Nancy. Richard is survived by his children Thomas Mills (Jan), Lois Mills, Joyce Crawford (Bill), Brenda Mills, Shelley Smith (Rick), Tracie Mills (Tom Daggett), and R. Andrew Mills (Sharon); brother James Mills (Donna); fifteen grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Due to the current pandemic there will be no services at this time. Memorial contributions in memory of Richard may be made to the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, 4988 Route 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wilkinson and the ICU at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam for their care and compassion.

James W. Coleman, 86, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. He was born in Ballston Spa, NY on June 5, 1934 to Frederick and Ella Mae Coleman. He served in the US Air Force.

Jimmy worked for the Town of Milton Highway Department for 25 years, retiring in 1990. Jimmy could often be found at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds where he spent his summers working on the grounds. He was a past member of Eagle Matt Lee Fire Co #1 in Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his longtime companion Mary Schelling, and his siblings Fred Coleman, Jr., Mary Jane Hale and Betty MacMillin. Jimmy is survived by his sisters Helen Senecal, Jean Coleman Heranney, and Ruth Vinciguerra; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of Jimmy may be made to American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Gertrude M. (Emigh) Bowen, 87, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on December 29, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Frances Barss Emigh. Gert grew up in Rock City Falls on the banks of the Kayaderosseras Creek enjoying fishing and swimming during her free time. She was the second of eleven siblings and shared in raising her brothers and sisters.

Gert graduated from Saratoga Springs High School class of 1951 and started working at General Electric soon after. She married her husband James on August 17, 1952. She stopped working to raise her children. While raising her children she helped at her father-in-law’s store, Bud’s Grocery, which was located next door to the home her and her husband James built.

She returned to the workforce after her husband was injured during a work accident. She delivered papers all over the Capital District for the Ballston Journal. She stopped working again when her surprise last child was born in 1969. She returned to the workforce later in life working at Wesley Nursing Home and then sorting apples at Knight’s Orchard in Burnt Hills.

She was the superintendent of the Sunday school at Simpson United Methodist Church in Rock City Falls for many years as well as a long time choir member. In the early 2000’s she felt called to become a Catholic and with two of her daughters joined St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa.

Gert was a self taught artist, loved hunting, fishing and especially her family. Gertrude and her husband James loved vacationing at their favorite spot Old Orchard Beach, Maine, where they had spent their honeymoon.

She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, James W. Bowen Sr., her daughter Jaye Elizabeth who passed on February 15, 2020, her sisters Barbara Cullen, Donna Murtlow, JoAnn Baker, Shirley Malik, Suzan Morris and Sandra Wormuth, brother Dick Emigh, sister-in-law Marion Breason, brothers-in-law Floyd Breason, Bill Malik, James Murtlow, Lewis Wormuth, Roger Morris and nephew Walter Breason.

Gert is survived by her children James W. Bowen, Jr. (Wendy), Jenelle Bowen (George Lovejoy), Jennifer Isachsen (Bruce); grandchildren Kristy Bowen (Kyle Wadsworth), Ryan Isachsen (Cassi), Marisa Bowen, Jamie Quillan (Rob), Evan Isachsen, Caitlin Isachsen and Ashley Butterworth (Rob Bull); great grandchildren Tayton Bowen, Nathaniel Isachsen, Maycee Mae Winney, Lincoln Isachsen, Carter Quillan and Devin Rowden. She is also survived by her brothers Jarvis Emigh (Doris) and Dale Emigh (Karen Barnes) and sister Christine Paro (David), brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Glenn Cullen (Mary), Charles Baker, Bertha Emigh and Margie Klink, many beloved nieces and nephews, especially Joelene Pooler.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am, Thursday December 3 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Ave., Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in North Milton Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 2 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks will be required.

Memorial contributions in memory of Gert may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Simpson United Methodist Church or the charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank Saratoga Hospital D-1 nurses, Dr Wong, Dr Sooriabalan and ANP Deanna Veet, and her very special home care providers and friends Louise Kirkpatrick, Marsha Older and Nora Bennett, who allowed her to stay in her own home safe and secure. She loved you very much and her family loves you also.

Shirley A. Ballard 92, passed away on November 24, 2020. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY on September 29, 1928 to Lawrence and Genevieve Dorman. She raised her children in Ballston Spa and later moved to Clifton Park where she owned a small horse farm, where many family gatherings and clambakes where held.

Shirley was an aide at Shenendehowa Schools for many years and volunteered at the Franklin Community Center. She loved garage sale bargains, road trips and her favorite adventure was to Rome, Italy.

Shirley always said God kept his hand on her shoulder throughout her life. She was blessed to find a wonderful and loving life partner, John, to enjoy her last years of life with.

She was predeceased by her daughter Nancy Sinkora and her siblings Vincent Dorman and Barbara Green. Shirley is survived by her children Susan Fish (David) and Kenneth Ballard; grandchildren Jimmy Fish (Debbie), Felice Raucci (Chris), Jennifer Moore (Tim), Tracy Balch (Dan), Naomi Baker, and David Quillinan (Megan); great grandchildren Joshua, Gloria, Sara, Brandy, Tyler, Alec, David, Maggie, Salvatore, Alexis, Madison, Audrina, Alexandria, Abigail, Amelia and Serafina; daughter in law Debra Ballard; and many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family.

A celebration of life will be held on a later date when we are able to gather together. Memorial contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Barbara M. Green 92, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 8, 1927, she was the daughter of Max and Anna Uebrick.

She married Manuel F. Green on June 30, 1946 and they had three children. Her last job before retirement was at Cottrell Paper Company. Barbara loved to cook and bake, and also enjoyed painting and doing crafts. She was a dedicated, lifelong member of the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her husband Manuel, their son Thomas, and her siblings Max, Martha, Frieda, Margaret, Ernest and Walter.

Barbara is survived by her children David Green and Catherine Chandler; daughter in law Cathy Green; grandchildren Jeff Green (Karen), Shane Green, Verna Plummer (David), Matthew Chandler (Karen), Benjamin Chandler (Nancy), Rebecca Chandler (Matthew Juk), Jennifer Quinn (Kenny), and Richard Green (Kelly); sister Hilda Jones; many great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service 1pm Saturday, December 5 at Rock City Falls Cemetery. The family asks that everyone attending please wear a mask and practice social distancing to keep everyone safe while paying their respects.

Memorial contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Department.

The family would like to thank the staff at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., and the staff at Saratoga Center for all the care they gave Barbara during her stay there.

Robert S. Rodden, 64, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020. He was born in Manhattan on April 6, 1956 to Robert and Julia Clare Rodden. He grew up in Port Washington, NY and later moved upstate where he worked at the Racino in Saratoga Springs.

Bobby made any and all activities exciting due to his child-like enthusiasm for everything from a baseball game to a concert. He was always the life of the party and the loudest; you could hear him a mile away. He was athletic growing up and was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed a round of golf with his son Chris and son in law JD. His favorite teams were the Rangers, Giants and Mets. One of his treasured memories was when the NY Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994. Bob said “Now I can die in peace.”

Bob loved his family and was always there to support them, attending many games, events and even his grandson’s loud car races. He loved music and live concerts, The Grateful Dead being a particular favorite. He also loved the ocean and it was actually hard to get him out of the water, he could float on the waves for hours.

We will never forget all the memories we had with you, the games you drove us to, the concerts you brought us to, all the mischief we put you through and no matter what you were always there for us. You always brought joy and laughs to everyone around you.

Our loss is heaven’s gain. We can only imagine the party upstairs where Bobby is surely singing karaoke in the clouds and jamming out with Jerry in a much better place.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Christopher. Bob is survived by his children Lauren Salvato (JD), Christopher Rodden and Matthew Rodden; grandchildren Derrick McGrew, Jr and Dylan Salvato; siblings Michael Rodden and Mary-Kelly Weir (Alistair); nephew Angus Weir; many friends, cousins and his beloved cats.

We want to honor Bob with a proper send off, but that won’t be possible until post-Covid, so a celebration of his life won’t be until Spring 2021. Memorial contributions in memory of Bob may be made to the American Heart Association.

Cordelia Willets Abendroth Flanagan, a resident of Wesley Health Care in Saratoga Springs, NY passed away on November 17, 2020, after a long battle with dementia.

She was born in Port Chester, NY on February 2, 1924 to the late William P. and Mabel Willets Abendroth. On May 17, 1945 she married Allen Flanagan, the son of Thomas Francis and Margaret Estelle Flanagan in Harrison, NY. He predeceased her in 1980. She was also predeceased by her brothers William and Robert Abendroth and their spouses Emily and Marion, respectively.

Cordelia attended Rye Country Day School and Wheelock College in Boston, MA where she graduated in 1947 with a degree in Childhood Education and made many lifelong friends.

She was then employed at Rye Home School in Rye, NY as a pre-K teacher. She did volunteer work throughout her life. This included patient care at United Hospital in Port Chester, NY and at New York Hospital in White Plains, NY and at a food and clothing bank held at Christ Church in Greenwich, CT.

Cordelia was the beloved mother of Martha Allen Flanagan, Arthur Allen Flanagan, and Margaret Abendroth Gregory who survive her. She is also survived by five grandchildren Stacy (Wood) Humbard, Richard E. Wood, Thomas Collar, Jennifer (Gregory) Hart and Kimberly (Gregory) Barss; eleven great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Cordelia instilled in her children a love of nature and to view people openly. We will miss her wry sense of humor.

At her request, there will be no services.

Brett C. Finemore, 60, of Queensbury, NY passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was born in Milo, Maine on August 1, 1960 to Vernal and Joan Finemore.

Brett was an accomplished account manager at FW Webb. Making connections, creating lifelong friendships, and being part of a thriving company for over 30 years. Previously an officer of the Oakland Police Department in Maine, Brett never lost his passion and drive to be of service to others.

His strong ties to Maine made him an avid fan of the New England sports teams, being especially loyal to the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed return trips to Maine to hunt and refresh his unforgettable Maine accent. He looked forward to his many memorable trips to the Masters in Augusta with his son Joseph. Brett loved his friends and family and treasured the memories he created with them, especially his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Brett is survived by his wife June Stoddard-Finemore; children Joseph Finemore (Kelly) of Cary, NC, Ashley Finemore (Tony Volino) of Queensbury, and Jacob Stoddard of Queensbury; grandchildren Quinn, Keller, Anthony, Ashton and Aloni; siblings Brent Finemore (Kate) of Teaticket, MA and Kirk Finemore (Sharon) of Oakland, ME; nieces and nephews Andrew Finemore, Emily Finemore, Philip Finemore (Mallory), Kirsha Finemore, Nichole Stoddard and Emma Haus (Colten); and great niece Brielle Finemore.

A celebration of his life will be held on a later date.

Memorial contributions in memory of Brett may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org Brett had a deep respect for veterans and the sacrifices they made for our country.

Donald “Ducky” Monaco 77, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was born in Ballston Spa, NY on April 7, 1943 to Pasquale and Antoinette Monaco. He served in the US Navy for 3 years.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Albert, Louis, Bernard and Harry Monaco, and his sisters Josephine Dufort, Kathryn D’Ambro, Theresa Monaco, Jenny Odorizzi and Sophie Wolfersheim.

Donald is survived by his longtime companion Kathryn Oppedisano; his brothers Anthony Monaco, James Monaco (Cecelia), Joseph Monaco, Pasquale Monaco (Verna) and Olivio Monaco; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Don loved his family and friends. He really enjoyed the many occasions with his large family and was a favorite uncle to many, many nieces and nephews. He always loved going house to house every Christmas Eve and Day to see the families and share the holiday with them. He was also a great friend to many, enjoying highly competitive rounds of golf and racquetball matches. He was a long time active member of the Ballston Spa County Club and later Brookhaven Golf Club.

Don was a three sport athlete at Ballston Spa High School, playing running back on the 1959 Championship Team. Following high school, he graduated from St. Lawrence University and was a football All American. Donald co-owned and operated Monaco’s V. I. in Ballston Spa as well as a painting business for many years.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Saturday, November 21 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, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 20 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks will be required.

Memorial contributions in memory of Donald may be made to St. Mary’s Church or the charity of your choice.

Gary C. Paige 76, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Niskayuna, NY on June 3, 1944 to Edward and Ruth Paige. Gary was a Navy veteran serving in Londonderry, Ireland where he met the love of his life Monica Paige. Together they came to the United States where they raised their family.

Gary worked for General Electric Co for many years. He was a talented handyman and was always willing to lend a hand to any project. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. His greatest joy was his family and he treasured the time they spent together. He was the best husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather anyone could ask for.

Gary is survived by his beloved wife Monica; his children Suzanne Fisher (Jim Lambert), Gary Paige, Jr. (Wendy), and Chris Paige (Kristin); several grandchildren and two great granddaughters. He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Ruth Paige, and his siblings.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Tuesday, November 17 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, November 16 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks will be required.

The family would like to thank Dr. Julie Phillips and the staff at the VA Medical Center, Joyce Crawford and the staff of Community Hospice of Saratoga, Home Health Aides Daye Kondenar and Julie Gilchrist, and their loving neighbors and friends for their care and compassion given to Gary throughout his illness.

Memorial contributions in memory of Gary may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or Alzheimers Association, Pine West Plaza Building 4 Suite 405, Washington Ave Ext. Albany, NY 12205.

Leigh K. Ballentine, 94, formerly of Ballston Spa, passed away on November 1, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Ballentine. Leigh is survived by her daughters Dale (Wesley) Aske, and Leslie Provence; her son, Robert (Lynn) Ballentine,II; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Interment will be in the Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery at the family’s convenience.

Elsie A. Clayton, 94, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 after a brief illness. Elsie was born on September 9, 1926 and was the oldest child of Ben and Jessie Older. Elsie worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill for several years before staying home to be a homemaker and mother, returning to the workforce to work at Tufflite Plastics for several years before retiring.

Elsie and Bob, her husband of 71 years, enjoyed traveling all over the country in their motor home when they retired. She loved Blue Grass Music and attended Blue Grass festivals whenever she was able. She enjoyed spending every weekend at their camp in Schroon Lake. Elsie loved to play cards with the gang and looked forward to it every week. She was a great cook and loved to bake. You could always find something delicious to eat on her counter, no matter when it was. Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family and friends.

Elsie is survived by her husband, Robert Clayton, her daughter, Bobbie DeLong, her grandchildren, Kaitlyn DeLong, John DeLong Jr., and Jesse DeLong , one great-grandson, Thomas DeLong, and her sister, Bernice Bencze, who will all miss her deeply. She was predeceased by her parents, her siblings, Loretta Wilson, Jean Fusco, Margaret Baker, Frank Older and Theodore Older, as well as her son-in-law, John DeLong.

Elsie was a person with an inner strength that was remarkable. She overcame several health issues over the years without complaint. She just dealt with what came her way and kept on going. Anyone who knew her admired her for her strength of character.

In keeping with her wishes, a private family service will be held. Burial will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the ALS Center, c/o St. Peters Hospital, Albany, NY or to the American Cancer Society.

Carole J. Warner 79, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on May 30, 1941 to Arthur and Luella Peck. Carole worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill as a secretary and bookkeeper for thirty years, starting at the age of 16. She later worked at Contec in Schenectady.

Carole enjoyed gardening, working on the farm and tending to her wool business. She was a wonderful cook and baker and loved to cook for her family. Pies and corn fritters were her specialties. She was known as “Mrs. Christmas” and loved it so much! Every year it was a common attraction to see how big Carole’s tree was. She loved cats, especially her “Botman”.

She was predeceased by her beloved companion George Owen, Jr. and her brother Ronald Peck. Carole is survived by her children Faith Battaglia (Craig), Brian Warner (Lisa) and Michelle DeGraw (David); siblings Donna Bapp (Wayne), Wayne Peck (Vicki), Maureen Snell (Bob), Linda Hurme (Art), and Arlene Swindle (William); several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private with burial in the Rock City Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Pine West Plaza, Building 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext. Albany, NY 12205

The family would like to thank the Home of the Good Shepherd for providing such great care to our mother. A special mention to her aide David Gratto for the kindness and compassion he has shown Carole through the years. They shared a special bond; even on the darkest day, he could get her to smile.

Guy C. Mitchell, 61, of Charlton and Malta, graduate of Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School class of 1977, and Soul Extraordinaire.

On Sunday, October 25, 2020 we lost a giant of a man. Heaven’s great gain is our great loss. He was loved greatly because he loved greatly. Friend, father, soulmate, patient teacher, trainer, helper, guide, adventurer, athlete, and comedienne. Nurturer of people, land and machines. Great neighbor, great citizen, great soul. He never neglected an opportunity to aid another. Those whose lives have been touched by his know this deeply in their souls and that is why his being abruptly snatched away is so traumatic to us.

He was predeceased by his father Douglas Mitchell. Guy is survived by his wife Meg, children Rachel Mitchell Halleran (Connor) and Jesse Mitchell; grandchildren Cameron and Avery; mother Dorothy Mitchell; and brother Christopher Mitchell.

If you were touched by his life please join us on Friday, October 30 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. In lieu of flowers, we would be blessed if you would bring a note of how he touched your life. With Covid restrictions our time together may be brief. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

Edna R. Morris, 86, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Wesley Health Care Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. The daughter of the late Henry and Althea (Sherman) Cooney, Edna was born on May 17, 1934 in Ballston Spa. Edna was a lifelong resident of Ballston Spa and worked for many years as waitress at many local restaurants.

Edna is survived by her children: Robert Baker, of Saratoga Springs, Gail (Richard) Marshall of Mechanicville, Mark (Nancy Kiuber) Baker of Saratoga Springs and Marilyn (Daniel) Carson of Waterford; grandchildren: Dale (Mamani) Older, Renee (Robert) Rutherford, Samuel, Kyle and Millie Carson and 6 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Nancy Vares, granddaughter Nicolette Vares and brother Robert Cooney.

Edna’s family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Wesley Health Care Center for their loving care and compassion.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday October 29, 2020 at 10 am at Ballston Spa Village Cemetery. Social distancing and facemasks are required per CDC guidelines.

Pamela A. Perreault, 63, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones, on Sunday, October 25, 2020, after a courageous fourteen month battle with cancer.

Affectionately known to many as Pammy Whammy, Pam was raised in Gilboa, NY, the daughter of Estella (Rogers) Nolte and Kenneth Nolte. She was predeceased by her father, Paul Clark, Jr. at a very young age. She attended Gilboa High School, graduating in 1975. Pam was an account executive in the food service brokerage industry for several years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Gregory; loving daughter, Karrie (Will) Ott; son, David T. Shepard; two stepdaughters, Jaime (Heather) Bernier and Heather (Steven) Comstock; loving grandmother to her most treasured and precious gifts, Sienna, Daxton, Tristan, Megan, Camron, and Jilian. Pam is also survived by her sisters, Paula Tuosto, Darlene (Randy) Briggs; brothers, Joe (Becky) Clark, Tim (Heather) Clark, and Kraig (Stephany) Nolte; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to her sister Paula and all of our dear friends, especially Julie Lynch, Kathy Gower and Mary Kay Greenfield for all their love and support provided. Thank you as well to Hildegard Medicus Cancer Center, Troy, NY for all of their care and compassion during this difficult time.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday October 29, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required per CDC guidelines.

A private funeral service will be held and burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland, NY. A celebration of her life will be held on a future date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110 or The Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Eugenia F. Schock, 86, died on Thursday, October 22, 2020. She leaves behind a loving family and friends who will miss her greatly. “The best person we ever knew.”

Jean was born on June 5, 1934 to Bruce and Eugenia Fayerweather. She married her beloved husband, Robert W. Schock on September 9, 1953. Bob preceded her in death on July 13, 1999.

Jean was an accomplished artist and pianist. She played almost entirely by ear and was always happy to sit at any piano anywhere to take requests, asking “What’s your favorite song?” Jean also ran her own antiques business for more than thirty years. Jean was kind, generous, nurturing and loving, with a quick wit. She was a loyal and much loved friend to many who knew her. “She did not have one contentious bone in her body, was smart, talented, worldly, and never met a stranger.”

Jean is survived by her four beloved children, Robert B. Schock and his wife Elsa of Sparta, NJ, Randall M. Schock and his wife Kathy of Ballston Spa, Janet Sherwood and her husband Robert of Cambridge, and Paul A. Schock and his wife Maureen White-Schock of Ballston Spa. Jean is also survived by eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; and her brothers Bruce Fayerweather and William Fayerweather of Ohio. Jean was predeceased by her cherished twin sister Janet Thorsberg of Midland, MI in 2016. Jean dearly loved them all.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers those who wish to participate in honoring Jean’s life may contribute to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Michele D. Ogle passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with her family at her side on October 14, 2020 after a long illness. Born on November 3, 1951 to the late Michael and Marion Dollar, she was raised in Pennsylvania.

Michele majored in mathematics at Indiana College of Pennsylvania. She moved to Schenectady after graduating college, and began working for GE in 1974. Michele had a prolific career working at GE in their research and development department, and earned her Master's degree in computer science while working and raising three sons. Her name was added to 30 patents during her 32 year career at GE. She left GE and started her second career teaching mathematics and computer programming at Empire State College, where she worked for 12 years.

Her smile and laughter will be missed by those she leaves behind; her loving husband J. Thomas (Tom) Ogle and their sons, John M. of Clifton Park, NY, Robert W. of Zhenjiang, China, and Gregory J., his wife Allison, and their daughters Erin Regina and Maeve Michele of Bayonne, NJ. She is also survived by her two sisters, Cheryl (Troy) Dollar of Red Oak, TX and Virginia Dollar of Fairfield, OH.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Lisa M. Reilly 62, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 13, 1958 to Louis and Charlotte D’Achille and was raised on Long Island with her loving family.

Lisa and her husband, John, relocated to Saratoga Springs in 2002 and quickly became part of the community. Lisa’s love of the local music scene was instant, and she and John developed many meaningful friendships through the years. She was so proud that their daughter, Charlotte, is firmly ensconced in the Saratoga music scene as a well-loved, outstanding singer/songwriter talent.

Lisa, John, and Christopher, her loving son, opened Stella Pasta Bar & Bistro in Burnt Hills in June 2016-- a restaurant they created to be an extension of their family. Her presence at the restaurant is what made it a special place for everyone; Lisa was the heart and soul of Stella.

Lisa is survived by her husband John Reilly; her beautiful children Christopher Marin Sule and Charlotte Elizabeth Reilly; her loving siblings Louis R. D’Achille, Lauren D’Achille, and David D’Achille (Judi); and her loving nieces and nephews, Ali, Livi, Mia and David Michael.

A memorial mass will be celebrated 9:30am Wednesday, October 21 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions in memory of Lisa may be made to the Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund, www.MTCAF.org

Lora R. McElroy (Rena) 56, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. She was born in Arkansas on July 11, 1964. Rena was always the life of the party and loved to dance. She enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband Drew. She loved watching Lifetime movies and made the best fried chicken!

Rena is predeceased by her loving husband Drew, mother Lillian Mayo, sister Vicki Martin and brother Jeff Curtis. She will be deeply missed by her children Sabrina Perri (Frank) of New City, and Timothy McElroy (Jennifer) of Scotia; 4 Grandchildren Jack, Peter, Frank and Lucas as well as many other family and friends.

Services will be private.

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our sweet baby girl Kendall. Kendall TenEyck passed away at home surrounded by her loving family, on October 4, 2020, after a fifteen month battle with brain cancer. Kendall was born on January 28, 2017, to Jeremiah and Julie TenEyck.

Kendall fought with such bravery over the last fifteen months. The doctor said that she never once complained about any treatment or procedure that she had to undergo. She loved her identical twin sister so much, along with her four other siblings.

Some of her favorite things were swimming, reading, singing songs, being outside and most of all spending time with her family. She loved fiercely each day and truly loved her snuggle time.

She is loved and cherished by her parents Jeremiah and Julie, brothers Cole and Blake, and sisters Laney, Khloe and Quinn. She is also loved by grandparents Terry and Sharon TenEyck of Ballston Spa, NY and John and Donna Webster of Warrensburg, NY; great grandmother Barbara Lloyd; aunts and uncles and “ohs,” Jim and Alicia TenEyck, Audra TenEyck and Mike Cudahy, Jessica and Jeff Monroe; and cousins Hunter and Carson TenEyck, Tanner, Abram and Kahlen Monroe.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday October 7, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. The family encourages all who knew Kendall to attend to share memories and celebrate her life. Social distancing and facemasks are required per CDC guidelines.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 or American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.

Josephine Fazzone 92, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. She was born on September 2, 1928 in Rotterdam, NY to Anthony and Felicia Russo.

Josephine worked as a secretary at the Silver Haven Nursing Home in Rotterdam for many years. She enjoyed holiday cooking, spending time with her family, and being outdoors tending to her flowers. She also loved stylish clothes, shoes and fashion. Everyone who met her commented on how fashionable she was.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Fazzone, Sr and her siblings Frank Russo, Virginia LaMalfa and Robert Russo. Josephine is survived by her son Joseph Fazzone, Jr (Ruthanne); brother Americo Russo (Lorraine); sister in law Mary Ellen Russo; niece Felicia Cataldo (Rick) great nieces Michelle Hebden (Travis), Kelly Cataldo and Lauren Flanders (Ken); four great great nieces Madison, Arianna, Isadora and Aurora, one great great nephew Jasper, and several additional nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 10 from 9am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services and burial will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of Josephine may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Stanley E. Brizzie, Sr. 93, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. He was born in Hudson, NY on August 6, 1927. He served in the US Army. Stanley was a member of Teamsters Local 294 and drove tractor trailer for Holmes Transportation for many years. He enjoyed target shooting, gardening and shopping for farm machinery.

He was predeceased by his sister Arline Spanfelner. Stanley is survived by his children Stanley Brizzie, Jr (Gina), Laura Bailey (Joel), Gary Brizzie (Linda) and Eric Brizzie; nieces Nancy Nyman (Philip) and Linda Bierce (Jim); six grandchildren, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 13 from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

Memorial contributions in memory of Stanley may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Cynthia Ann McMahon, age 67, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2020 with her two loving sons by her side in Fort Myers, Florida. She was born February 17th, 1953 in Schenectady, NY to Paul and Helen Reisinger. Married in 1982 to Jim McMahon amongst loving friends and family eventually settling down in her loved home in Pattersonville, NY where she would enjoy the country life as a gardener.

Cindy was a caring, hardworking, warm hearted woman. She wanted to help everyone and everything. Those who were touched by Cindy in their lives felt a special connection with her throughout her life. She found a love of gardening, creating a peaceful spot of colors and fragrances everywhere she lived, attracting all sorts of wildlife. You could always tell Cindy had been here simply by walking to the front door. Everything felt like home when someone walked into her life. Old paintings of animals, farms, plants, and meaningful trinkets could be found around the house. To this day a white blanket she kept on every couch is still here and her children remember cuddling under with her in their feety pajamas in winter. Moving to Florida with her best friends Patty and Fenlon in 2010, she found a love of bird watching, kayaking, and shell collecting on the beaches of Sanibel and Clearwater. Despite being away, her room and home were full of pictures of her children, dogs, family, and friends.

Cindy had a difficult life during her time on earth beyond her marriage. However, she always took care of her friends and family. She made sure her sons played baseball every year while driving hours to multiple tournaments, all-star games, and the eventual nighttime double headers. Every holiday was a big event. Thanksgiving was filled with football, food, laughter, and "Mom come sit with us. We'll do the dishes together after the game." But she would do it anyway so no one else would have to. Christmas was decorated like a decorator was brought in and the tree always had her signature tinsel shimmering from top to bottom. The rest of the year on Fridays she would come home from work with a couple of videos in hand (often B rated horror movies) to watch while eating pizza with her sons. Sundays were for football and Nascar while summers were for water skiing, the motorcycle rendezvous, and baby oil. So much baby oil for tanning her signature bronzed skin. Warm weather was by far her favorite.

Cindy took in her eventual daughter in-law while she was a teenager as she did for other friends when they needed someplace to go because she was just that kind of person. Treating her like her own daughter, she was always there when needed. Her many friends loved her despite her temper but in the end, bygones were bygones. Her children got their manners from Cindy as well as their hardworking and dedicated spirit. She always said "Always help because someone is in need. Never take money even if they offer. Help because it’s the right thing to do." Chris often tells the story of when he and Sarah went to a flea market in Tennessee and someone said “You are the nicest Yankee I have ever met” to which he replied quickly “You can thank my mom for that”.

There are many stories and anecdotes of Cindy that are told by many people, but all had the same theme which was her signature attitude and kindness. Salty, sweet and sassy in the perfect mix that is hard to come by and will be easy to miss. She was an outgoing personality that would always call you “Sweetie” whether she knew you or just met you.

Cindy is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Paul and Donna Reisinger, sisters Mary and Helen, her sons and their wives Chris and Sarah McMahon, and Jimmy McMahon and Jessica Mastroianni,
granddaughter Paige McMahon, and many nieces and nephews and an abundance of friends.

Please join us for calling hours as we celebrate her life on Sunday October 11, 2020, from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, 39 E High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, October 12 at Christ Episcopal Church, 15 W High Street, Ballston Spa with burial to follow at Schenectady Memorial Park. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA through a Facebook donate campaign here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/400119864713571. There will be no after service gathering.

Laura Louise (Mastroianni) Salvatore 69, devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother (WaWa) passed peacefully Tuesday, September 29, 2020 surrounded by her family. Laura was born on November 27, 1950, in Schenectady, NY to Pasquale and Mary Mastroianni.

Laura graduated from Mont Pleasant High School and worked at the NYS Department of Correctional Services as a secretary and assistant for ten years. She married the love of her life, Dr. Richard J. Salvatore Sr. on May 24, 1981. Laura was a free spirit who enjoyed cooking and pushing food on family, waterskiing on Saratoga Lake, traveling, hosting family parties and spending time with her sisters. In her later years, Laura enjoyed gambling at the Racino.

Laura is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard J. Salvatore Sr., her three children, Amara Salvatore Altman (Matthew), Dr. Richard Salvatore Jr., (Vera), and Pascal Salvatore; grandchildren Calvin and Mariella Altman and Grayson and Brooke Salvatore; mother Mary Mastroianni; twin brother Patsy Mastroianni (Carmel), and sisters Josepha Abba (Chuck), Mary Drescher (Peter); brother in law Mitchell Miller; sister in law Susan Mastroianni; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Laura joined her beloved family in heaven, her father Pasquale Mastroianni, sister Aurelia Miller, brothers Dr. Anthony Mastroianni and Armond Mastroianni, in-laws Carrie Salvatore and Dr. Arthur Salvatore Sr., sister-in-law Dr. Carol Salvatore and granddaughter Waverly Altman.

There will be a mass honoring Laura's memory and spirit at St. Mary's Church in Ballston Spa at 9 am on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Laura may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital or Code Blue Shelters of Saratoga.

David W. Bevins 78, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 5, 1942 in St. Albans, Vermont to Wayne and Lucille Bevins.

Dave served in the Army National Guard in Vermont and New York, retiring as a Colonel after 33 years of service. He worked for General Electric in Burlington, Vermont before being transferred to the Main Plant in Schenectady, retiring from the Bectal MAD Division. Dave decided he had enough of office work and began to work on the Smith Farm in Ballston Spa.

Dave was a 45 year member of the Burnt Hills Fire Department, serving as chief and fire commissioner.

In 2016 Dave and his wife Bea tried Florida, moving to the lovely Solivta Community. Bea thought it wouldn’t last, a year later they owned a house and loved being snowbirds. Dave took up golf and pickelball. He enjoyed his time in Florida with Bea, his brother and sister in law, some high school friends and all the new friends they made. They spent their summers back in Burnt Hills camping and traveling with friends and just enjoying each other’s company.

Dave is survived by his wife of 58 years Bea; sons Michael Bevins and Tory Bevins; granddaughter Dariann Hall (Anthony); great grandchildren Journi and Ryann; siblings Larry Bevins (Mary) and Holle Forbes; nephews Chad Bevins and Jamie Bevins; niece Carly Forbes; and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. Dave will be laid to rest with military honors in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Dave may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga or the DAV.

Vilma I. Sparks 82, went home to her Savior on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at her daughter’s home. She was born in Guaypao, Puerto Rico on July 12, 1938 to Celso and Margarita Ramirez Irizarry.

Vilma was a graduate of Washington Irving High School in New York, NY, Marymount College where she received a secretarial certificate and Rhema Bible Training Center where she earned a ministerial license and ordination.

Vilma was an executive secretary working for Williams Brothers Petroleum Engineering and later for the Hilti Corporation. In her later years she was a childcare worker at the YMCA in Saratoga Springs.

She enjoyed serving as a Pastoral and Evangelism Translator for outreach in Latino Communities in the continental US and Puerto Rico. She was passionate about working with children, both as a teacher’s aide in the 1980’s and coming out of retirement to serve in an afterschool care program.

The most important things in Vilma’s life were her love for Jesus, her family and her community.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Sparks II and her sister Nelly Vargas. Vilma is survived by her children Margaret-Anne Watson (Douglas), Vilma Meeker (Mark), Joseph Sparks III, and Dwight Sparks; stepdaughter Laureen Sparks; grandchildren Zoe Meeker, Samantha Masey, Caitlin Meeker, Matthew Watson, Ashley Dionne, Tara Meeker, Isabel Sparks, Jenna Watson, Adriana Sparks, Joseph Sparks and Antonio Carter; great grandchildren Silas Meeker and Robert Pippin; siblings Celso Irizarry II, Nydia Cofresi, Alba Irizarry, Elisa Irizarry, Celso Irizarry III and George Irizarry; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday, September 26 at the Saratoga Abundant Life Church, 2 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs. A calling hour will precede the service from 10am to 11am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to James Project of Latin America, PO Box 842210, Kansas, MO 64184-2210 or donate online at Jamesproject.org.