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Greenville Local
November 2008

Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf

November 6, 2008 

Nicholas Luke Cammarata

Nicholas Luke Cammarata, age 13, of Carpenter Way, joined his Poppa and dog, Brutus, in Heaven on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Albany Medical Center.

Born October 7, 1995 in Albany, NY he was the son of Lucas and Janine De Tillio Cammarata. He was an eighth grader at Gowana Middle School and was on the High Honor Roll. As an aspiring Technology teacher, he had been accepted into the 9th Grade DDE Technology program. Prior to entering Gowana, Nick attended Skano and then Karigon Elementary School, where he was active in chorus, plays, and theater. He was also actively involved in chorus and participated in the Honors Choir.

Nick loved computers and video games. Nick was a member of the Barracuda Y.M.C.A. Swim Team and the Knolls Swim Team at Barney Road. He was a student of the Malone’s Kenpo Karate School and a member of First Lego League Club.

In addition to his loving parents, Nick is the devoted brother of Stephen Cammarata and maternal grandson of Areti (Rita) De Tillio and paternal grandson of Lucas and Diana Cammarata. He was the dear nephew of Salvatore (Patti Ann) De Tillio, Stephanie (Ray) Albin, Michele (Rich) Thomas and Doreen (Dan) Gilhuly. He is survived by many cousins and a close community of friends.

Nick was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Salvatore J. De Tillio.

Calling hours were held on Thursday, October 30 at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. Clifton Park. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Friday, October 31 at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton park Center Road, Clifton Park. Burial was in Jonesville, NY. At the request of the family in lieu of flowers, memorials in Nicholas’ memory may be made to the “Fight to be Healed Fund”, c/o Colleen Williams, 10 Fieldstone Drive, Clifton Park New York, 12065. Arrangements were entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, New York 12065. 518-371-5454.

November 13, 2008

James G. Bouton

James G. Bouton, 61 years, of Schenectady, New York, passed away after a long illness, on November 8, 2008. He was born in Albany, New York, son of the late Irving R. and Gertrude (Merwin) Bouton.

James was raised in Westerlo, New York, and graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School. He spent most of his adult life in Schenectady, New York.

James loved country music, was a member of the Carter Family Fan Club and the North East Country Music Assn. He was also an avid bowler until his health no longer would permit him to do so. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Westerlo, New York.

Besides his parents, James was predeceased by his sisters, Dorothy, Edna, Ethel and Bertha.

Surviving are his twin brother, Tim Bouton (Lyn), and brothers, Irving Bouton, John Bouton (Emma) and Clifford Bouton (Tina); his sisters, Rose Grounds (Norman), Myrtle Bouton, and Beverly Morey; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 14, at 1pm in the Greenville Cemetery.

Arrangements by the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

November 13, 2008

Mary C. Cameron

Mary C. Cameron, 74, of Westerlo, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2008 at St. Peter’s Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harold H. Cameron.

She was born in Albany and was the daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude (Vibbard) Jewell. She was a longtime employee of the former Banker’s Trust, working in the Albany and Clifton Park branches.

She was a member of NYSIRA where she was a secretary and treasurer, a member of SCCA where she was chief registrar for the Mohud Region and a member of FMCA. She enjoyed arts and crafts, traveling, loved babysitting and loved her pets.

Mary was the beloved mother of mark E. Cameron and his wife Dorian L., of Westerlo; cherished and devoted grandmother of Harold H. Cameron II and Joshua R. Cameron; sister-in-law of Ann Jewell; and aunt of Edward Jewell. She is also survived by several cousins and many dear friends.

Funeral service was Thursday at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. Calling hours were Wednesday.

Interment was in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Attn: Director of Annual Giving, PO Box 016960 (R48), Miami, FL 33101; the Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A. Short Hills, NJ 07078; the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany, NY 122205; or to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 in memory of Mary C. Cameron.

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November 13, 2008

Joan Davis

Joan Davis, 72, of Greenville, New York, passed away at her home on November 9, 2008. She was born in Glens Falls, New York, on February 9, 1936, daughter of the late Francis and Marion (Champagne) Pelletier.

Joan had retired after working for the Albany County Family Court for several organizations and charities and had attended the Onesquethaw Reformed Church. She loved working in her flower garden and deeply loved her family.

Surviving is her husband Roger Davis, the children, Susan Deville (Don) of Florida, John Parker (Shelley) of Corinth, Raymond Dalton (Millie) of Clarksville, Sheryl Antalek (Bill) of Albany, Dale Curless of Ravena, Jeff Davis of (Kathy) of Greenville, Cindy Yocum (David) of Georgia, Gary Davis (Cindy) of Schenectady; 25 great-grandchildren; also a brother, Robert Benack (Cynthia) of Colonie.

She was predeceased by two sons, Brian Dalton and Randy Davis; a brother, Michael Pelletier; and two sisters, Fay Burton and Carol Pelletier.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 15, 2pm at the Onesquethaw Reformed Church on Albany County Route 301. Those who desire may contribute to her memory to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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

November 13, 2008

Helen Kruppenbacher

Helen Kruppenbacher, 91 years, passed away gently into the hands of God on November 8, 2008.

Born in Nurenberg, Germany in 1916, she immigrated to the United States with her family around 1928.She resided in East Durham for many years and operated the Butterfly Farm Museum and Boarding House until her retirement in the late 1980’s. The Butterfly Farm was a well known landmark for tourists and locals alike for many years.

She studied hotel management in Washington, DC and returned to assist her late parents Maxwell (an expert in Entomology and founder of the Butterfly Farm and Museum) and Anna Richter in the operation of the Boarding House, entertaining guests to the Catskill region. She was a formerly active member in the National Grange and the Greenville-Norton Hill United Methodist Church. She married Joseph H. Kruppenbacher (predeceased) in 1960.

She is predeceased by her sister, Elfriede Clausing Zeller and brother, Herbert Richter.

She is survived by her family, Andrew and Kyongsun Kruppenbacher of Valatie, New York, with whom she resided until her death. Grandchildren Sonia  Kruppenbacher-Meyer,  John Meyer, her husband and great-grandchildren, Elysia and Joseph. Bruce Kruppenbacher and his wife Jamie Kruppenbacher. Nephew Robert Clausing, and his wife Helen Clausing from California. Great-nephew Karl Clausing and his wife Vivian and their children Kelsey and Katrina from California. Great-niece Julie Zingerman and her husband Timothy Zingerman and their children Elizabeth and Blake from California. Cousin Thea Trexler and her family, Webster, New York. Nephew Roland Zeller and is wife Lorraine Zeller. She is predeceased by her stepson, Ross Kruppenbacher and survived by his children, Ross Kruppenbacher, Sybil Kruppenbacher and Sara Donato. Survived by her stepson Joseph Kruppenbacher and his children, Joseph and John Kruppenbacher and stepdaughter Debra Heyl of Florida. Also many other great-grandchildren and relatives.

Memorial services are Sunday, November 16 at 1pm at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 9, Valatie, New York.

Contributions are welcome, in lieu of flowers, to the Office for the Aging Columbia County Meals on Wheels at 325 Columbia Street, Hudson, New York 12534. A heartfelt thanks from the family to the generous and compassionate “helpers” who tirelessly delivered meals to her in Valatie.

Arrangements by Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

November 13, 2008

Jackie Leonard

Jackie Leonard, a longtime resident of Westerlo, born July 5, 1939, passed away November 5, 2008, peacefully with her family by her side after a two-year struggle with cancer.

Jackie had a great passion for life and lived life to its fullest. Her creative abilities led her to become a master gardener, and a self-proclaimed artist of which many family and friends enjoyed her natural talents. During her career in the New York State Tax and Finance Department, she was an invaluable mentor to those she worked with and continued to take on new endeavors after taking early retirement. Jackie and her husband became fulltime Rvers devoting countless hours and years volunteering their time to help preserve the state park systems in Florida, Maryland and New York.

Jackie is survived by her beloved husband, John Leonard of 51 years; son, Joseph Leonard and wife Tina; daughter, Jacqueline Leonard; brother, Douglas Reynolds and wife Rosetta; granddaughter, Daci Leonard; grandson, Joseph J. Leonard; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society.

November 13, 2008

Walter T. O’Donnell

Walter T. O’Donnell, 77 years of Greenville, New York (formerly of Staten Island), passed away on November 7, 2008, in Kaaterskill Care Nursing and Rehab. Center in Catskill, New York. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 29, 1931, son of the late Walter and Mary (Rooney) O’Donnell.

He was a former banker, then Walter became the officer manager at ICCO Cheese Co. in Brooklyn, New York, until his retirement. He was am avid hunter and enjoyed traveling, reading and using his computer. Walter relocated in Greenville area seven years ago.

Surviving are his sister, Muriel Wanglund of Greenville, New York; a niece, Janet Wanglund; two nephews, Edward (Kerry) and Eric Wanglund; and many grand nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 11am at St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville, New York. As to Walter’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.

Arrangements by Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville.

November 13, 2008

Alice L. Winnie

Alice L. (Griffin) Winnie, 78, of Greenville, passed away suddenly Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Born October 25, 1930 in Greenville, she was daughter of the late Maxwell and Edna Heinick Griffin, and wife of the late Warren L. Winnie.

Alice worked at the former Balsam Shade, Baumann’s Brookside, Flach’s Bakery and Freehold Country Inn, and was a senior companion.

Alice is survived by her three sons, Kenneth B. (Brenda), Robert J. (Kathleen), and Wayne L. (Gayle) Winnie; 12 grandchildren, John, Sherri, Kristina, Regina, Karen, Amber, Sara, Cody, Philip, John, Krystal, and Brandi; two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Kaylee; three sisters, Carolyn Kerchel, Janet Conde and Almeda Hempstead; nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Alice was predeceased by a brother, James Griffin.

Following Alice’s wishes, she was cremated privately, under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial donations to the Pancreatic Center Program at Albany Medical Center Hospital will be appreciated.

November 20, 2008

Elizabeth Alice Lampman

Elizabeth A. Lampman, age 88 of Greenville, died Saturday, November 15, at St, Peter’s Hospice in Albany.

Mrs. Lampman was born at home in Leeds on July 3, 1920, to the late William L. Van Vechten, Sr. and Adine Robbins Teich Van Vechten.

She graduated from Catskill High School class of 1938 then worked at the Leeds Post Office and her family’s drive-in movie theater where she met her future husband following his return from WWII. They married on November 19, 1950 and moved to Greenville where she diligently cared for her family, gardens and home.

She was a life member of the Leeds Reformed Church and a charter member of their Young Women’s Group. Hardworking and independent, she will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.

Mrs. Lampman is survived by her husband, Fred Lampman of Greenville and their two children, Mrs. Ronald (Jeanne) Townley of Athens and Robert (Cindy) Lampman of Surprise; granddaughter, Mrs. James (Jennifer) Whittaker of Catskill; two great-grandchildren, Casey and David Whittaker; brother, William L. Van Vechten, Jr. of Leeds; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandson David Townley in 2000, and two brothers, Louis and Charles Van Vechten.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 19 at 2pm  in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill with Rev. Dennis Mill, pastor of the Leeds Reformed Church officiating. Interment followed in the Town of Catskill Cemetery. Friends and relatives were invited to call at the funeral home from noon to 2pm prior to the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Community Hospice at 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205. Electronic condolences may be posted at

November 20, 2008

Bobby J. Patrick

Bobby J. Patrick, 44 years, of Westerlo, New York, passed away at his home on November 13, 2008. He was born in Bessemer, Alabama, on November 15, 1963, son of the late Charles and Jacqueline (Moore) Patrick. He served his country in the US Navy from 1981 to 1987.

Bobby was employed as a system administrator with Cooper, Irving & Savage, LLP in Albany, New York. Bobby loved his family and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Ricky, Terry and Timothy, and a sister, Michelle.

Surviving are his wife, Tammy J. (Lounsbury) Patrick of Westerlo, New York; his two sons, Bobby J. Patrick, II and Zachary Patrick; two sisters, Sherry Beavers and Donna King; and two brothers, Michael Patrick and Kenny King.

Funeral service was Sunday, November 16. Friends called at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tammy J. Patrick, PO Box 221, Westerlo, NY 12193, for the benefit of the children.

November 20, 2008

Joan Davis

Card of Thanks

The family of Joan Davis would like to express our deepest thanks to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene Counties. With special thanks to James, Tammy, Paula, Melissa, Barbara and Chaplain Pacia Vamvas for all of the loving support and care you have given during Joan’s illness.

Also, many thanks to all of our friends and neighbors for the food donations and kind words of support. We sincerely appreciate all you have done. Sincerely, Roger Davis and Family

November 27, 2008 

George Clark Chesbro

George Clark Chesbro, 68, of New Baltimore, died Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born in Washington, DC on June 4, 1940, he was the son of the late George W. and Maxine (Sharpe) Chesbro. An author of over 25 novels and nearly 100 sort stories, George was a recipient of an Ellery Queen Award and had served as president of the Mystery Writers Association of America. Earlier in his career George had worked as a special education teacher at Pearl River and at the Rockland Psychiatric Center where he worked with emotionally troubled teens.

Survivors include his wife, Robin N. Chesbro; a son, Mark Chesbro; a daughter, Michelle Chesbro; two stepdaughters, Rachael and Leah Gass; a sister, Judith (Richard) Ragone; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send a remembrance in his name to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204.

November 27, 2008

Norman J. Deyo, Jr.

Norman J. Deyo, Jr., 50 years, of Earlton, New York, passed away suddenly at his home on November 18, 2008. He was born in Catskill, New York, on February 12, 1958, son of Cora (Ford) Deyo and the late Norman J. Deyo, Sr.

Norman was a self-employed auto mechanic. He enjoyed woodworking and crafts as a hobby and he was a friend to all he met. Besides his father, Norman was predeceased by several aunts and uncles.

Surviving are his mother, Cora Deyo of Earlton, New York; his uncles, Frank Ford (Emily), James Ford (Linda) and Garfield Deyo (Freda); his aunts, Edith Rice (Ronald) and Beatrice Deyo; and several cousins.

Funeral service was Friday, November 21, at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, New York. Friends called at the funeral home prior to the service.

Interment followed in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, New York.

November 27, 2008

Christine A. Peek

Christine A. (Gebauer) Peek, 57, of Freehold, passed away at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital on Sunday, November 16, 2008. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Alfred Gebauer and was a graduate of the Academy of the Holy Names.

She worked as a financial manager of Graybar Electric Company in Albany for 28 years.

She is survived by her husband Ernest peek of Schenectady; her son, Justin Peek of Schenectady; her daughter, Lori Stoklosa of Virginia Beach, Virginia; her longtime companion, Dave Kipp; her brother, Alfred Gebauer, Jr.; cousin Johnny Goetz; her dog, Bud; and three granddogs, Spirit, Cassy and Apollo.

According to her wishes, there will be no funeral services. In memory of Christine, those who wish may send contributions to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211.

Arrangements by the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home in Albany.

November 27, 2008

Earl F. Smith

Earl F. Smith, 93 years, of Freehold, New York, passed away on November 19, 2008 in the Columbia-Greene Long Term Care in Catskill, New York. A lifelong resident of Greene county, he was born in Freehold, New York on November 6, 1915, son of the late Calvin D. and Lilia (Canedy) Smith.

Earl was a self-employed farmer operating Hillcrest Farm till his retirement. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother and sister and his beloved wife Mary (Burgess) Smith in 2005.

Surviving are his niece and nephews and a dear friend, Mary Malone.

Funeral service was Saturday, November 22, at Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville. Friends called at the funeral home prior to the service.

Interment was in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, New York.

November 27, 2008

Franklin J. Stalker

Franklin James Stalker, 65 of Selkirk, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at his residence. Franklin was born in Elizabethtown, New York, son of the late Wellington J. and Phoebe  McDougal Stalker.

Franklin was an Army veteran serving in Germany. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post No. 291 and an associate member of the Coxsackie Yacht Club. In 2004 he retired on disability, due to the loss of sight in one eye, from Callanan Industries, South Bethlehem after 22 years of service.

Survivors include his wife Catherine (Hotaling-Hyserman) Stalker of Selkirk; sisters, Mona (Les) Hubbard of Clay, New York, Carol Harry of Lyons, New York, Linda (Carmen) Burley of Winthrop, New York and Patsy Blanchard of Newark, New Jersey; children, Brian Stalker of Lowville, New York, Tammy (Ron) Juby of Lowville, New York and Kimberly Grizzle of Beverly Hills, Florida; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; stepson Brian Hyserman (Shannon) of Nassau, New York; step-grandfather of Brian Hyserman, Jr. of Troy, New York, Katelynn Hyserman of Nassau, New York and Ireland Hyersman of Nassau; step-great-grandchild, Ryan Patrick of Troy, New York.

Per Franklin’s request he and his girl will be cremated and their ashes, as well as his original girl who passed away on Good Friday 2007 will be interred in South Russell Cemetery, New York, in the family plot.

He saw all his friends in life so no viewing at his request. All arrangements will be private at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.

Contributions in memory of Franklin may be made to the Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance Service, PO Box 246, Selkirk, NY 12158.

November 27, 2008

Marion A. Winyall

Marion A. Winyall, 81, of Clinton Park, passed away on April 16, 2008 at her daughter’s residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Marion was born on January 26, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of the late Leon and Adele King Hall. She was a graduate of Greenville, Central School, class of 1944, and also attended Ithaca College Music School. Marian was employed for over 20 years at Trustco Bank as a teller; she was head teller at their Mayfair branch and later transferred to the Clifton Park branch and retired as a teller.

Marion’s grandfather was a doctor in the Civil War on the Confederate side. She enjoyed her family and friends and truly loved reading, music and traveling, especially her trips to Hawaii and Washington State. Marion also had a special group of friends she would have lunch with on regular occasions.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, the late Leon King Hall.

Survivors include her loving husband, Donald K. Winyall, whom she married on September 12, 1948; her loving children, Donald (Dale) Winyall of Lake George, James Winyall of Dallas, Texas, Tracey (K. James) Cotton of Rexford and Alison (Jon) Hayner of Ballston Lake; one sister, Gene High of Washington State; six grandchildren, Ethan and Alex Winyall of Lake George, Ben and Mike Cotton of Rexford and Madison and Evan Hayner of Ballston Lake. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park. A period of visitation was held before the service. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Albany.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marion’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.

Arrangements were entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton park, NY 12065.

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