All Obituaries


Thomas Clas Schenectady


SCHENECTADY- Thomas Robert Clas passed away August 9, 2020, at his residence in the Schenectady Center — one week after celebrating his 90th birthday with family. Born August 2, 1930, Tom...

Shirley Pedersen


Shirley Ann Pedersen, 85, of Glenville, and formerly of Rotterdam, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.  Born on a farm in Colonie, Shirley was the...

Jennifer Ostrander


Schenectady - Jennifer Ann Ostrander, 31, was taken from us suddenly on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Born in Schenectady, Jennifer attended local schools. She was a homemaker, a devoted and loving...

Robert Simmons Schenectady


Schenectady – Robert J. Simmons, 44, passed away suddenly on Saturday August 1, 2020. Born at Ellis Hospital on September 30, 1975. He was a truck driver for many years. He will be...

Earle Flatt Schenectady


Schenectady - Earle Edward Flatt -- Catholic deacon, scholar, educator, war veteran, and greatgrandfather -- passed away on Thursday at his home in Albany. He was 98. Earle spent most of his life...

Kelsey Lynn Lussier Taylor Guilderland


Guilderland – Kelsey Lynn Lussier Taylor, 29, of Guilderland, NY passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday July 29, 2020. Kelsey was born on May 6, 1991 in Plattsburgh, NY. She is survived by...

Alice Begley Albany


ALBANY -- Alice Cathleen Begley, for many years Guilderland Town Historian and a columnist for the Altamont Enterprise, passed away peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn on July 29th,...

Louise Palange Schenectady


Schenectady- Louise Mandigo Palange, 94, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was born in Berlin, New Hampshire and moved to Corinth at the age of 4. While at Corinth High School she was a...

Carmela Salerno Guilderland


Guilderland – Carmela Salerno, 79, passed away peacefully at Albany Medical Center surrounded by her loving family on Monday, July 27th, 2020. Born in Bafia Sicily, a province of...

Eleanor Becker Schenectady


Schenectady - Eleanor M. Becker of Schenectady, NY loving Aunt & Sister, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27th at Baptist Health Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she has...

Gioconda De Marco Orange Park, FL


Orange Park, FL - Gioconda De Marco, 82, passed away on June 23, 2020. She was born 10/30/37 in Caiazzo, Italy. She immigrated to Argentina, after WWII, where she married, had three surviving...

Angelo Rossi


Angelo Rossi, 56, of Guilderland, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Ellis Hospital. Angelo was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1964 and came to the United States in 1972.  He...

Elizabeth Volpicelli


Elizabeth C. Volpicelli, 84, of Schenectady, passed peacefully on Friday July 24, 2020 at Ellis Hospital. Elizabeth was born in Schenectady, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Rose Mastroianni...

Patricia Barbarulo Rotterdam


Patricia Ann Barbarulo passed away on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at the age of 84. She passed peacefully in the arms of her son and her daughter in law by her side. Born in Schenectady, Patricia...

Jane Smith Albany


Jane S. Smith, 89, formerly of Clifton Park passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 after a long illness. Daughter to the late Charles E. Schermerhorn and Anna VanDeusen, she was born in Syracuse,...

Ruth Mower Rotterdam


Rotterdam – Ruth Mower of Greenpoint Avenue passed away on Saturday, July 18th, 2020 at the age of 88 after a brief illness. She was the beloved daughter of Arthur and Grace Mower of...

William Zubalik Schenectady


Schenectady- William L. Zubalik “Uncle Bill,” 94, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Ludvik and Elizabeth (Pernecky) Zubalik....

Rebecca "Becky" Graber Brooklyn, NY


Brooklyn, NY – Rebecca “Becky” A. Graber of Brooklyn and Rotterdam, NY, age 37, passed into the Lord’s embrace on July 13th, 2020. Becky was born on November 1, 1982 in...

Esther Orphanidis Rotterdam


Schenectady- Esther Annette Orphanidis, age 70, passed away peacefully and without pain on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York, after battling illness for many years....

Mary Myers Guilderland


Guilderland - Mary F. (Hendrickson) Myers, 84, of Guilderland, died peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in the company of her children. Mary was born and educated...

Eleanor Moore Schenectady


Schenectady- Eleanor L. Moore, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Schenectady Center Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was born in Albany, NY at Brady Maternity...

Carol Isdell Schenectady


Schenectady- Carol Ann Isdell, 60, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Born on December 31, 1959, she was a devoted mother, grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and loyal friend. Though we weren't...

Anna Pigliavento Rotterdam


Rotterdam - Anna (Canali) Pigliavento passed away peacefully on June 28th, 2020 at Ellis Hospital after a brief illness. Anna was born on December 20th, 1930 in the house and property that she...

Mark Snyder Schenectady


Schenectady - Mark A. Snyder, 57, died on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Ellis Hospital.  Born in Albany, Mark was the son of Robert and Dolores Bordeaux Snyder.  He worked as an...

Rocco Duva Schenectady


Schenectady - On Friday, June 26, 2020, one day shy of his 88th birthday, Rocco R. Duva, formerly of Eighth Ave. in Schenectady, and Father Leo O’Brien’s Senior Community in Rotterdam,...

Christopher Zimmer Schenectady


Schenectady - Christopher C. Zimmer, 34, of Schenectady, died suddenly on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Schenectady, Christopher attended Schenectady High School. He was...

Nancy Stellrecht Rotterdam


Rotterdam- Nancy A. Stellrecht, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Born in Schenectady, NY, she was the daughter of Arthur Westervelt and Marguerite LeClair Westervelt. Nancy was a lifetime...

Roger Weakley Pattersonville


Pattersonville – Roger A. Weakley passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020. He was 69 years old. Born in Niskayuna, Roger was the son of the late Raymond and Catherine (Blakeslee)...

Thomas "Tommy" Polito Rotterdam


Rotterdam – Thomas “Tommy” David Polito passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, June 19th, 2020. Tommy was born in Schenectady to his parents, Charlene Friello Polito...

Joseph Montalbano Jr. Guilderland


Guilderland - Joseph P. Montalbano Jr., 44, of Guilderland, NY died unexpectedly but peacefully at home from pneumonia on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  Born in Bergenfield, NJ., Joseph was the...

Gladys O'Brien Guilderland


Guilderland – Gladys Kniskern O’Brien, 90, passed away June 16, 2020. Born on March 15, 1930 in the family farmhouse in Carlisle, NY, she was the daughter of George and Florence...

Patricia Payne Duanesburg


Duanesburg - Patricia M. Ciulik Payne passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020. She was born in Amsterdam, New York on August 4, 1936 to Clement and Genevieve Ciulik. Patricia was a graduate of Wilbur...

Andrew Dagostino Schenectady


Schenectady- Andrew A. Dagostino, 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 14, 2020 after a brief illness. Born in Schenectady, Andrew was the son of the late Angelo...

Anne (Glenn) Trechel Rotterdam


Anne K. (Glenn) Trechel, a proud homemaker of Irish heritage and matriarch of the Trechel family, died on June 12, 2o2o of lung cancer.  She lived and died in her Rotterdam home of 61 years....

Arthur DeLucia Jr. Rotterdam


Rotterdam – Arthur DeLucia Jr. passed away on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn at the age of 73. Arthur was born in Schenectady and was the son of the late Arthur...

Josephine Cavallaro Schenectady


Schenectady- Josephine Rose Cavallaro, age 93, peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Teresian House Center for the Elderly. Born in Schenectady, Josephine was the daughter of...

Hazel Witecki Niskayuna


Niskayuna – Hazel Marie Witecki passed away on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at her home of 69 years in Niskayuna. She was 98. Hazel was born in Albany, NY to her parents, the late William and...

Milton Barton Glenville


Glenville - Milton Francis Barton of Berkley Square Extension, Glenville, New York, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the age of 93. Mr. Barton was born on Dec. 28, 1926 in...

James Quant


“If Love Could Cure, You Would Live Forever”              James Richard Quant, 68, of Rotterdam, passed away unexpectedly on...

Charles Bittner Rotterdam


Rotterdam - CHARLES L. BITTNER, 86, a son of the late Leo and Rose Bittner, widower to Emma Bittner, left us on May 29th, 2020 to join his one and only true love in a long-awaited dance. He...

Elaine Buda Schenectady


Schenectady- Elaine E. Buda, 93, passed away at home on Monday, June 1, 2020. She was born in Schenectady, NY to the late Albert Schmidt and Emily Gaczkowski Schmidt. She was married to the late...

Dorothea Salvador


Dorothea DeMartino Salvador, 84, formerly of Hawthorne St. in Schenectady, passed peacefully on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the Loudonville Assisted Living Residence. Born in Schenectady on September...

Dorothy D'Alessandro


On May 29th, 2020 Dorothy Lee (Monte) D’Alessandro reunited with the love of her life, her beloved husband of 60 years, Joseph Anthony. Born November 15, 1931, Dorothy was the daughter of...

James Groncki Pattersonville


Pattersonville – James T. Groncki, age 72, of Pattersonville, NY passed away on May 18, 2020 due to contracting Covid-19. Jim was a jack of all trades as an accomplished welder, tattoo...

Denise Larrabee Rotterdam


Schenectady — Denise Marcel (Dean) Larrabee passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 25, 2020, ending her courageous battle with cancer at the age of 69. She was born on September 7,...

H. Richard Trawick Rotterdam


It is with profound sadness that the family of H. Richard (Dick) Trawick, announces his passing after a short illness on May 23, 2020 a t home surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Dick was...

James Van Oort Princetown


Princetown – At rest, James P. Van Oort, age 57, passed away on May 23, 2020 at his home. Born on June 20, 1962 in Niskayuna to John P. and Sandra M. Brannigan Van Oort. Jim attended...

Alicia Galea Rotterdam


Rotterdam - Alicia Galea, 55, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 18, 2020. Born in Albany, NY, Alicia was the beloved child of Joseph and Sylvia Galea of Princetown, NY. Alicia was a graduate...

Jeffrey Van Patten Guilderland


Van Patten, Jeffery Dean “Jeff”, Guilderland, NY.  Jeffrey Van Patten of Guilderland, NY passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 18, 2020. He was born on February 4, 1951 in...

Martha Diorio


Dr. Martha Soler Diorio passed away peacefully in her home on May 16, 2020 at the age of 101. She was born in Puerto Rico on April  9, 1919 to Victoriano Soler and Emilia Soler Favale....
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