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Greenville Local
March 2006

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March 2, 2006 


Edward C. Pelton, 63, of New Baltimore, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2006 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army. At the time of his death, he was employed by Occupations, Inc., Ravena.

Survivors include his children, Edward C. Pelton, Jr., Veronica Sykorsky, Buffy Marrott and Curtis Pelton; siblings, Shirley Olmstead, Hope Beck, Corneilious Pelton and Alice Biel; and 17 grandchildren. Edward was predeceased by his parents, Corneilious and Bertha Pelton and his sister Linda LaPlant.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Contributions in memory of Edward may be made to Occupations, Inc., Consumer Recreation Fund, P.O. Box 70, Ravena, NY  12143.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.

March 9, 2006


SELKIRK, NY—Garrett N. Van Alstyne, 73, died suddenly Saturday, March 4, 2006 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Born and educated in Albany, he was the son of the late Niram and Florence Boomhower Van Alstyne. He worked for the State Education Department for 32 years, retiring in 1990.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Gorman Van Alstyne; two sons, Garry J. (Debra) Van Alstyne of Glenville and Donald J. (Lisa) Van Alstyne of Coxsackie; a daughter, Donna J. (Donald) Merrill of Selkirk; his siblings, Bessie (Merrill) Mosley of Albany, Al (Sandy) Van Alstyne of Stafford Springs, Conn.; and Pat Mosley of Delanson; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Frank Van Alstyne, Shirley Kain and Dorothy Van Alstyne.

Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany. Relatives and friends were invited and may call at the funeral home Monday, 4-8 p.m. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Selkirk.

March 16, 2006


William H. (Royce) Moore, better known as Billy, died tragically on February 15, 2006 while working on a fishing boat off the coast of Florida. He was born on January 19, 1969 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York. He is the beloved son of adopted parents, Bob and Betty Moore of Medusa, New York. Also surviving are three sisters, Collene Brennan and her husband, Mike, of Schenectady, New York, Darlene Ogden and her husband, Dennis, of Zephyrhills, Florida and Tammy Isolato and her husband, Toni, of the Carolinas. Also, several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

A memorial service to which relatives and friends are invited will be Sunday. March 26, 2 p.m. at the Medusa United Church of Christ, Main Street, Medusa, New York. Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, Medusa, NY 12120 or to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Ave., Albany, NY 12208.

March 16, 2006


Leonard H. Warren, age 92 years, of Coxsackie, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson. He was born September 15, 1913, Coxsackie, and was the son of the late Leonard and Margaret (Hall) Warren.

He is survived by his wife, Florence M. (Woodward) Warren of Coxsackie; five sons, Leonard A. Warren and his wife, Wendy, James W. Warren and his wife, Christine, Chester C. Warren and his wife, Jennifer, Barton A. Warren, Joseph H. Warren and his wife, Denise, all of Coxsackie; five daughters, Susan E. and her husband, Larry Slattery, Margaret W. and her husband, Jeff Jones, Wynne A. Warren, all of Coxsackie, Claudia J. Warren of Albany, Lenore Warren of Brooklyn and husband, Wesley Ridenour. Also survived by 24 grandchildren, Kristen Sherry of Coxsackie, Gregory Slattery of Plano, Texas, Katherine Bruno of Coxsackie, Jennifer Benchimol of Clinton, Connecticut, Jessica Betke, Allison Coleman India Fitzgerald, Anne Warren, Daniel Warren, William Warren, all of Coxsackie, Domingo Villaronga of New York City, Mylon Villaronga. Damon Villaronga, Nathan Warren, Erica Warren all of Coxsackie, Sarah F. DeMoor, Seth J. DeMoor and Joseph B. DeMoor, all of Buena Vista, Colorado, Makayla Warren, Leonard Warren, Kyle Warren, all of Coxsackie, Amelia Ridenour and Theo Ridenour, both of Brooklyn; 18 great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James Warren.

He was a graduate of Yale University in 1934 as a lawyer, where he was an attorney-partner of Curtis-Warren and Fori of Coxsackie from 1937 to present. He was also co-owner of Henke-Warren Insurance Agency since 1945. He was co-owner of State Telephone Company since 1946. He was president-chairman of the National Bank of Coxsackie from 1965-1994. He served his country as Captain with the United States Army during World War II from 1941-1945. He was also a member of the Greene County Bar Association, a member of the Christ Episcopal Church of Coxsackie and he was an Eagle Scout.

Funeral services took place Wednesday, 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Coxsackie with Pastor Susan Baker-Borjeson of the Christ Episcopal Church, Coxsackie, officiating. Interment took place in the family plot of the Riverside Cemetery, Coxsackie, with full military honors. Relatives and friends were invited to attend calling hours at the W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, Coxsackie, on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Capital District Habitat for Humanity, 696 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY  12209, the Coxsackie Rescue Squad, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY  12051 or to the Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY  12414.

March 23, 2006


A. Patricia Haley, 57 years, of Earlton, passed away suddenly at her home on March 19, 2006. She was born in Albany, New York on December 23, 1948, daughter of the late Delbert and Ruth (Brown) Haley.

Patricia had formerly worked at United Stationers Supply Co. in West Coxsackie, New York, the NYS Dept. Taxation & Finance and the NYS Dept. of Corrections. She was a lover of any small animal and she enjoyed going to garage sales and was an avid crafter.

Surviving are her longtime companion, Art Hasbrouck; a son, Jody Haley; three sisters, Joyce Homeyer and her husband, Phil, Helen Seider and her husband, Stanley, Thelma Hildenbrandt; two brothers, Jack Haley and his wife, Caroline, and Bill Haley; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Lula Treadway and two brothers, Arnold and David Haley.

Funeral service will be Thursday, 1 p.m. from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the Athens Rural Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute in her memory to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534.

March 23, 2006


Helen E. “Muttie” Holmes, resident of South Westerlo, New York for 38 years (formerly of Ridgewood, Queens, New York) passed away peacefully at home and ascended into the welcoming arms of her Nana, Papa and Savior on March 14, 2006. She was 89 years old, daughter of the late Frederick and Elsie (Ward) Lederle.

Muttie was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Covenant Lutheran Church in Ridgewood. She was very gracious and independent, sacrificing selflessly to raise her sons and give them a solid foundation on which to build a life. She was very proud of them.

She will be missed by sons, Ronald and wife, Connie, of South Westerlo, New York, Arthur and his wife, Karin, of Forest Hills, Queens, New York; grandchildren Erik and his wife, Tammy, of South Westerlo, New York, Doug and his wife, Nicole, of Staten Island, New York and Kristine Lodde and her husband, Jochen, of Franklin, Tennessee; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Christian and Elise Lodde, all of Franklin, Tennessee.

A private family funeral service and burial was held on March 15, 2006, under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home, with interment in the Greenville Cemetery.

March 23, 2006


Richard H. Quick, 47 years, of Berne, New York, died suddenly at his home on March 18, 2006. He was born in Catskill, New York on May 9, 1958, son of the late Royal and Catherine (Sisson) Quick. He was formerly employed by Heldeberg Bluestone in East Berne, New York. Richard was an avid outdoorsman, loved hunting and fishing. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Westerlo.

Surviving are his wife, Mindy (Stark) Quick of Berne, New York; his three sons, Richard Quick, Jr., Brandon Quick, Nicholas Quick; and his daughter, Katie Quick, all of Berne, New York. Also surviving are two brothers, Royal Quick and his wife, Karen, Robert Quick and his wife, Nicole, of Westerlo, New York; and two sisters, Regina Schreider and her husband, Alan, of Westerlo, New York and Rose Quick of Albany, New York; also several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home. Friends are invited to call at the church prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Richard’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, Westerlo, New York, 12193.

March 23, 2006


Marilyn, 68, of Clifton Park, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Mary’s Hospice of Troy on March 18, 2006, following a ten year battle with cancer.

She was born a proud North Albany Irish lass to her late parents, John J. and Isabella (Dunn) Girvin, in 1937. A 1955 honors graduate of the Academy of the Holy Names in Albany, she worked for the former New York Telephone Company in Menands as a directory preparation assistant before becoming a mother and homemaker. All who knew Marilyn would agree she had a heart of gold. Her unstoppable wit carried family and friends alike through hard times. She enjoyed playing the piano, her cats ( especially the late Humphrey), live Irish music, and meeting and being with people. She was at ease with strangers, and a new acquaintance would be informed of her Irish heritage quite early in the conversation. She also found peace amid the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains.

Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Jane Girvin, and her brother, John (Elaine) Girvin. She will be forever missed by her husband of 47 years, John Michne, Sr., of Clifton Park; her dear sister, Ann Girvin of Albany; sons John Michne, Jr. (Tina) of Clifton Park, and Michael (Tracy) Michne of Saratoga Springs; daughters, Linda (Robert) Meditz of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and Lisa (John) David of New Baltimore, New York. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Caroline, Jane and Kathleen Meditz, Cory and Hanna David, Austin, Alyssa and Amber Michne, and John III and Jake Michne. In addition to her immediate family, Marilyn is also survived by her devoted niece, Gail (Michael) Dawson of Voorheesville and her children, Rebecca (Gianleo) Duca of Boston and Benjamin Dawson of Voorheesville.

Also to cherish her memory, Marilyn leaves her lifelong friends, Cheryl Farley of Annandale, Virginia, Mary Ann Gormley of Ballston Spa, Audrey Romano and Sue Manning of Clifton Park, Claudelle Galea of Sarasota, Florida, Carol Donnelly of Cincinnati, Ohio, and former neighbor and very dear friend, Jean (Robert) Kreger of Napa, California. Marilyn was predeceased by lifelong friends, Dawn Romano. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Edith Michne of Albany and nephews, Robert Girvin of Ashburn, Virginia, and Timothy Girvin of Latham.

Friends and family called at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, Clifton Park, Tuesday, March 21. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at Corpus Christie Church, Route 9, Ushers, New York, followed by interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.

Contributions in Marilyn’s name in lieu of flowers may be made to the Academy of the Holy Names Scholarship Fund, 1073 New Scotland Road, Albany, New York  12208.

March 30, 2006


NEW BALTIMORE---Clifford E. Armstrong, 86, of New Baltimore, entered eternal life Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness. Cliff was born in Athens on January 12, 1920 to the late Joseph and Helena Armstrong. He was raised and worked on the family farm in West Coxsackie for most of his life. He joined the Army Air Corp in 1942 and was a fighter pilot (ACE) in World War II. Stationed in England, he was a member of the 353rd fighter group in the 352nd squadron. He was promoted to Captain shortly before leaving active military duty in 1946. He continued serving his country in the Air National Guard until 1958 where he attained the rank of Major. Cliff was a 60 year member of the New Baltimore American Legion Post 1614 and a 60 year member of the Cornell Hook and Ladder.

Cliff was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Billie Jones Armstrong and his brother, Lester. He is survived by his daughters, Karla Armstong of New Baltimore and Elaine (Ernest) Amabile of Albany; his grandchildren, Rachel, Nicholas, and Alison; and his sisters, Eleanor Moon of West Coxsackie and Madelyn Backlund of FL. He is also survived by his dear friend, Margaret Furness of Rome, New York and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 27th at the Babcock Funeral Home in Ravena. Burial was in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Grace United Methodist Church, 16 Hillcrest Drive, Ravena, NY  12143 would be appreciated.

March 30, 2006


EARLTON, NY---Earl M. Nicholson, Sr., age 45, of Earlton, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at Albany Medical Center.

Born in Albany on November 4, 1960, he was the son of Earl Nicholson and Patricia (Trippodo) LaChance. He was a parts salesman for Goldstein Subaru in Albany. Mr. Nicholson enjoyed fishing and was an avid bowler at Sunset Lanes in Colonie and in Green Island. He was married December 29, 2003 in Coxsackie to Karen Kay Linders who survived at home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Earl Nicholson, Jr., and Melissa Nicholson, both of Albany; his step-daughter, Charlotte Blair of Earlton; brother of Tina Allen of Selkirk, Valerie Eggleston of Glenmont, Ann Nicholson of Schenectady, Rikki Michel of Colonie and Alan Nicholson of Guilderland. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and four step-grandchildren and his stepmother, Natalie Nicholson.

Calling hours were Monday 5-8 p.m. at Traver and McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill, NY. A prayer service was conducted at 8 p.m. The committal service was held Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Albany Rural Crematory, Menands, NY.

March 30, 2006


GREENVILLE---Francis O. Richardson, 71 years, a 35 year resident of Greenville, NY passed away at his home on March 20, 2006. He was born in Rockville Center, NY on May 2, 1934, son of the late Francis A. and Catherine M. (Osborne) Richardson. Francis served in the US Army from 1957 to 1959. Mr. Richardson had a distinguished teaching career, teaching in the Middle East in Saudi Arabia and Iran. He was fluent in the Farsi dialect of that region. Retiring out of the Middle East, he substitute taught in the Greenville, Catskill and Bethlehem School systems and taught adult education classes in the evenings in the Greene Co. Correctional Facilities. Francis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Greenville Center, NY. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Marcella Barnwell, 33 years ago.

Surviving are his two sisters, Delores Lach and her husband, Frank, of Spring Hill, FL and Catherine Millman and her husband, Lester, of Flagstaff, AZ; a brother, Robert Richardson and his wife, Cynthia, of Old Chatham, NY and several nieces and nephews.

As to Francis’ wishes, he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery. There will be no service. Arrangements were under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, NY.

March 30, 2006


Florence Brandow, 101 years, of Conesville, New York, passed away on March 27, 2006 at the Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford, New York. The nicest person we have ever known has left this world. She was known as the “Lavender Lady”. Florence was born in Stamford, New York on January 5, 1905. She lived the entire 101 years of her life in Gilboa.

Florence was a public school teacher in a one-room schoolhouse and the Gilboa Central School for many years. She was also a well known antique dealer for over 50 years, proprietor of Best by a Dam Site Antique Shop. She was a former president of Schoharie & Schenectady Mutual Insurance Association. Florence and her late husband, Raymond, ran the Gilboa Garage from 1945 until his death in 1958.

She was very civic minded, first woman president of the Schoharie Co. Farm and Home Bureau, active in the Mountain Star Oasis Eastern Star Lodge #237 all of her adult life. She was a Booster of the Conesville Fire Department Auxiliary and Conesville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She was active in the Gilboa Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Brandow; a son, Donald H. Brandow; two brothers, Avery and Bradley Hinman; and a sister, Iva Bernard.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Arvessa Brandow; two grandsons, Michael Brandow and his wife, Karen, and Larry Brandow and his wife, Judy, all of Manorkill, New York; five great-grandchildren, Travis, Byron, Cheri and Shelly Brandow and Jenny Stevens; three great-great-grandchildren, Paige and Jonathan Stevens and Christian Bashwinger; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

A funeral service will be held Friday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Eastern Star will conduct a service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in the Manorkill Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Florence’s memory to the Conesville Rescue Squad.

March 30, 2006


Donald J. Revette, 58 years, of Greenville, New York, passed away suddenly at home on March 24, 2006. He was born in Albany, New York, on December 23, 1947, son of the late Donald A. and Jean H. (Lindsay) Revette.

Donald was the assistant director of transportation for the Center for the Disabled in Albany, New York. He was well liked by all who knew him.

Surviving are his wife, Louella (Breitenbach) Revette of Greenville, New York; his daughter, Nadine Benning and her husband, Robert, of Preston Hollow, New York; his grandson, Robert Benning of Preston Hollow, New York; two brothers and one sister.

As to his wishes, he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery. Graveside service will be at the convenience of the family. All under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York.

Those who wish may contribute in Donald’s memory to the Mohawk-Hudson River Humane Society, Oakland Avenue, Albany, New York.

March 30, 2006


Frank Cimino, 62 years, of Oak Hill, New York, passed away suddenly at his home on March 24, 2006. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on May 25, 1943, son of the late Carl and Mary Cimino.

Frank was a self-employed truck driver hauling automobiles for Allied Systems for 17 years. He was a member of the Teamsters for 32 years. Frank was a loving friend to all who knew him.

Surviving are his fiancé, Jennifer Gough of Oak Hill, New York; his children, Mary Jane Cimino, Peter Cimino and Roseanne Cimino; step-daughter, Abigail McCormick; his twin brother, Peter Cimino; and four sisters, Maryann Lynch, Rose Mariani, Carol Ferro and Geraldine Martelli; two grandchildren, Peter L. Cimino and Jacquline Cimino; also several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York.

As to his wishes, he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery.

March 30, 2006


Harry B. Dudley, 66 years, of Freehold, New York, passed away suddenly on March 23, 2006 at the Columbia Memorial Hospital. He was born in Albany, New York on June 10, 1939, son of the late Lester and Mae (Hager) Dudley.

Harry was a paving contractor and proprietor of a used car sales business. He owned Harry B. Dudley Construction in Freehold, New York. He formerly worked for Simpson Paving. Harry was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion (Otten) Dudley; and two brothers, Frank and Charles Dudley.

Surviving are his seven children, David Dudley, Michael Dudley and his wife, Julia, Laura McDonald and her husband, Martin, Harry Dudley, Jr., Michelle Deyo and her husband, Michael, Matthew Dudley and his wife, Rachel and Amanda Dudley; his eight grandchildren, Michael and Mariah Deyo, Daisy Mae and Preston Dudley, Kaylee, Courtney, Camille and Sydney McDonald; his three brothers, Lester, Robert and Kenneth Dudley; a sister, Grace Ann Hare; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Funeral service was Monday, March 27, from the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville. Friends called at the funeral home on Sunday. Interment was in the Greenville Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Harry’s memory to the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Centre in East Durham, New York.  

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