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Greenville Local
August 2004

Newspapers courtesy of the Cairo Public Library. Retyped by Judith Davison

August 5, 2004


Kenneth Seidenspinner, 65 years, of Earlton, New York, formerly of Norton Hill, New York, passed away at his residence on July 26, 2004.  He was born in Richmond Hill, New York, on September 23, 1938, son of the late Francis and Florence (Schell) Seidenspinner.  Kenneth was a self-employed handyman.  He enjoyed splitting wood and selling it.

Surviving are his two sisters, Dolores Krauss of Hackettstown, New Jersey and Ruth Hetzko of Oklawaha, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Friday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville.  Interment followed in the Potter Hollow Cemetery, Potter Hollow, New York.

August 12, 2004


Catherine Ellen (Hotaling) Turner, 82 of Selkirk, died Friday, August 6, 2004 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital.  Catherine was born on June 2, 1922, daughter of the late Frederick and Louise (Rowe) Charles.

Survivors include daughters, Catherine (Franklin) Stalker of Selkirk and Glenna (Milton) Richardson of Freehold; grandchildren, Allen Hyserman, Glenna (Randall) Magee, Brian Hyserman Sr. (significant other Shannon Andres), Kathleen (Peter) Maggio, Aleta (Jose) Saravia, and Erick (Jill) Richardson; great-grandchildren, Joseph Kolanchick, Heather Maggio, Brian Hyserman Jr., Erin Magee, Katelynn Hyserman, Erick Maggio, Ryan Magee, and Ireland Hyserman; great-great-grandchild NaKya Kolanchick; sisters-in-law, Miriam Hotaling, Elizabeth Smith, and Marion Hotaling; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews.

Catherine was predeceased by husbands, Garrie E. Hotaling and George I. Turner, Jr.; sisters, Viola Samuels and Laura Campione; brothers-in-law, Staats Hotaling, Joseph Samuels, John Campione, Arthur Smith, and Donald Hotaling.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Burial was in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Catherine may be made to the Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance Service, PO Box 246, Selkirk, NY 12158 or the charity of your choice.

August 19, 2004


Friends and loved ones should be comforted by knowing that Doris F. LeBuis died gracefully and peacefully with a strong spiritual presence guiding her way on Friday, August 13, 2004 at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital with family by her side.

She was born January 17, 1914 to the late Fred Hazael Filkins and Nettie S. Filkins and was a lifelong resident of the Town of Berne.  She worked for the New York State Department of Transportation, retiring in 1980.  She was a longtime member of the First Reformed Church of Berne, the Berne Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and the Hilltown Senior Citizens, along with many other community service organizations.  She was the dedicated and loving wife for 50 years of Leo N. LeBuis, who predeceased her in November of 1985.

She was the friend and mother of Janice Bassler and her husband Fred (Pete) of Berne, Diane Chamberlain and her husband Merritt of Scottsdale, Arizona, Robert LeBuis and his wife Roberta of Barneveld, New York, Marlene Boomhower and her husband Dennis of Westerlo, Donald LeBuis and his wife Donna of Mokena, Illinois, Charles Cummings and her husband Dennis of Wilton, New York and Dennis LeBuis of Selkirk, New York.  She is also survived by a brother, Clyde L. Filkins and his wife Margaret of Westerlo; 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by one great-granddaughter.

It was Doris' wish to donate her body to the Albany Medical College for medical research.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, at the First Reformed Church of Berne, Route 443, Berne, New York.

Those who wish may make contributions in Doris' name to the First Reformed Church of Berne, 1664 Helderberg Trail, Berne, NY 12023.

Arrangements by the Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont, New York.

August 19, 2004


Mae Baitsholts, 56 years, of Dormansville, New York, passed away August 10, 2004 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, New York.  Mae was born in Catskill, New York on January 2, 1948, daughter of the late James D. and Eleanor (Chamberlain) Baitsholts.  She was an LPN for 25 years at Albany Medical Center and more recently at Child's Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Dormansville U.M. Church and was also the church treasurer, a member of United Methodist Women, and the Hiawatha Grange.  Mae had a special love for her cats.

Surviving are her two sisters, Magdaline Tallman of Rensselaerville, New York and Janice Bodish of Medusa, New York; her two brothers, Lawrence "Buzz" Baitsholts of Missoula, Montana and Robert Baitsholts of the state of Washington; cousins, Ruth Chamberlain, formerly of Dormansville, New York, Francis Zinzow of Selkirk, New York, and Fred Chamberlain, Jr. of Delmar, New York; and many nieces and nephews.  Also surviving is her longtime companion Frances Swart of Dormansville, New York.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 22 at 2 p.m. at the Dormansville United Methodist Church.

Those who wish may contribute in Mae's memory to the Dormansville United Methodist Church, c/o Laura Palmer, 923 CR 401, Westerlo, NY 12193.

Arrangements were by Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, New York.

August 26, 2004


Stephen M. Braden, Jr., beloved son of Diane and Stephen, Sr. passed on unexpectedly on August 21, 2004.

Stephen was born on February 18, 1985.  Stephen, a graduate of Cairo-Durham High School, leaves behind his parents and his brother Johnathan.  Stephen will also be missed by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Guldersten of South Cairo and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beers of Earlton; maternal aunts and uncles include Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rossano of Earlton, Ms. Sharon VanAlstyne of Coxsackie and Mr. and Mrs. James Dempsey of Windham; his paternal aunts and uncles include Mr. and Mrs. Richard Braden of Acra, Mr. Daniel Braden of Acra and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Braden of Lake Katrine.  He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Braden of Palenville.

Stephen's zest for living life to the fullest will be remembered forever by his numerous cousins and all who knew him.  Stephen was recently working for the Columbia Memorial Hospital of Hudson and Rite Aid of Catskill.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend calling hours at the Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross Street, Cairo on Tuesday evening, August 24 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 25 at 11 a.m.  Interment followed in the family plot at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery.

August 26, 2004


Linda L. (Linky) Miller, 53 years, of Feura Bush, New York, passed away at her home on Sunday, August 22, 2004.  She was born in Albany, New York on March 20, 1951, daughter of the late Lester Dudley and Ada (Quick) Snyder.  She was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother and devoted to her family.  She was predeceased by her husband, Donald K. Miller; and a brother, John Dudley.

Surviving are her two daughters, Kimberly Miller and Jennifer Snyder and her husband Michael; two grandchildren, Kayla Snyder and Mattrix Miller; two sisters, Beverly Bushnell and her husband John and Tina Munoz and her husband William; two brothers, Floyd (Butch) Snyder and Edsel Dudley; a stepmother, Betsey Dudley; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, NY 12083.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

As to her wishes she will be cremated and interred with her husband in Notre Dame Cemetery in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

August 26, 2004


ALBANY Mary A. (Bolaski) Poleto, 74, died Sunday, August 22, 2004, at St. Peter's Hospital.

Born in Albany, Mary was the daughter of the late Julian and Rose (Schlongowski) Bolaski.  She first worked for the A&P Company and later worked for New York State Department of Labor, retiring in 1990.  Her devoted husband, Andrew "Andy" Poleto, predeceased her in September 2000.

She was the beloved mother of James A. Poleto of Albany and Carol Poleto Heneghan and her husband Bart of West Coxsackie; cherished grandmother of Kyley, Jocelyn, Mary Beth, John, Victoria, Micah, Catherine, Moriah, Faith, Andrew, Eliza and Joshua; sister of Leo and Jackie Bolaski, Helen Bradwell, Jane Rheingold, Genevieve Sidoti, the late James Bolaski, and the late Stella Marley; sister-in-law of Stella Liskey and John and Norman Poleto.  Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were Wednesday at the McVeigh Funeral Home in Albany, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church in Albany.  Interment followed at our Lady of Angels Cemetery.

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