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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.
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.
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
arrangements were under the direction of the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.
N. VAN ALSTYNE
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.
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
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.
HOWARD (ROYCE) MOORE
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
who wish may contribute in Richard’s memory to the First Baptist Church of
Westerlo, Westerlo, New York, 12193.
THERESA (MARILYN) MICHNE
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
would be appreciated.
M. NICHOLSON, SR.
NY---Earl M. Nicholson, Sr., age 45, of Earlton, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006
at Albany Medical Center.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
who wish may contribute in Florence’s memory to the Conesville Rescue Squad.
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.
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.
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
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.
who wish may contribute in Donald’s memory to the Mohawk-Hudson River Humane
Society, Oakland Avenue, Albany, New York.
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.
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.
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.
memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. at the Cunningham
Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York.
to his wishes, he was cremated at the Albany Rural Cemetery.
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.
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
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.
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.