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Greenville Local
October 2005

Newspapers courtesy of Sylvia Hasenkopf. Retyped by Cheryl Whissel

October 6, 2005


Harrington J. Conrad, 74, died suddenly Tuesday, September 27, 2005.  Harry was born in Coeymans Hollow and had lived in the Ravena area most of his life.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Korean War.

Harry had worked for J.H. Maloy for 20 years, the former Atlantic Cement Company for seven years retiring in 1981.  He then worked 13 years for the Village of Ravena.  Harry was a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter No. 146.

Survivors include his devoted friend, Jeanette R. Hagen of Greenville; children, Laverne (Bonnie) Conrad of Ravena, Karen (Bob) Flynn of Copake Falls, Gail (Ron) Burns of New Baltimore, James Conrad of Arizona, Mary Lou Conrad of Ravena, Barbara Conrad of Ravena, Paul Conrad of Troy, and Nancy Beck of Albany; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  His parents Harry and Paula Conrad and brother Hyland Conrad predeceased Harry.

A graveside service was held Saturday, October 1, at the Alcove Cemetery with Rev. Donald Lyon and Rev. Steven Peiffer officiating.  Contributions in memory of Harry may be made to the Helderberg Senior Service Inc., Hiawatha Grange, Route 32, Dormansville, NY 12055.

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

October 6, 2005


Richard M. “Ricky” LaQuire, 43 of Rensselaerville, entered eternal life on Saturday, October 1, 2005.  Ricky was born in Catskill and lived in Ravena area before moving to Rensselaerville.

Ricky had worked as a heavy equipment operator for Don Millious Construction Company.  He was a former volunteer for the Westerlo Volunteer Ambulance Service, a member of the NYS Trappers Association and an avid NASCAR and Jeff Gordon fan.

Survivors include his mother, Patricia Boehlke LaQuire and her companion Donald Millious of Rensselearville; father John (Sue) LaQuire of Kentucky; sister, Teri Peragine of Ames, New York; special friends, Neal and Robin Ericson.  Also survived by a niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  Ricky was predeceased by his brother Todd.

A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, October 5 at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Contributions in memory of Ricky may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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

October 13, 2005


PRESTON HOLLOW --- Mary E. Moore, 78 years, formerly of Preston Hollow went home to be with the Lord on October 3, 2005.  She was a resident of the Sunbelt Nursing Home in Zephyrhills, Florida.  Her care was overseen by her granddaughter, Darlene Ogden while residing at Sunbelt.

Born in Gibraltar on February 14, 1927, she was the daughter of Ted and Anronia Glover.  Survivors include a son, Walter O. Moore Jr., daughter Betty and husband Bob Moore of Medusa; brother Norman and wife Barbara Glover of Hudson, Florida; sister-in-law Brenda and George Sweet of North Carolina; also five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Walter, predeceased her on June 19, 1991 and a brother Raymond Glover Walters as well as both her parents.

Mary better known as “Betty” was well known for her many years of service to the Durham Auction Barn there by serving as Lawrence Starr’s right-hand man for many years.  After they retired Mary and Walter traveled down south and eventually settled in Florida.

There will be a Memorial Service on October 29, 2005 at the Westerlo First Baptist Church at 11 AM in Westerlo.  Rev. Don Lyon will be officiating.  No flowers please.  Family requests that memorial donations be made either to the Hospice of Florida; Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, Florida 34667-2460 or the Greenville food Pantry, P.O. Box 631, Greenville, New York 12083.  Envelopes will be available at the service.  As per Mary’s request she was to be cremated and her remains buried next to her husband at Memory Gardens in Albany.

Arrangements by the Hodges Family Funeral Home of Zephyrhills, Florida.

October 13, 2005


SELKIRK --- Patricia A. Borrero 64, passed away on October 6, 2005 at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Mrs. Borrero was the daughter of the late Patrick and Dora Caparaso.  She was a member of the Solid Rock Church in Delmar.  She was the wife of Frank Borrero; mother of Tina Larkin of Coxsackie; Christina Shord of Selkirk; Frankie M. Borrero of Tallahassee, Florida; sister of Palmira Bush of Niskayuna and grandmother of David Larkin Jr. and Ariana Shord.

Graveside services were held Monday, October 10, 2005 in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont.  Contributions may be made to either the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany 12205 or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland.

October 13, 2005


WESTERLO --- Harry F. Krennrich, 89 years, of Westerlo, passed away on September 30, 2005 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Nursing Home in Delmar.  He was born on January 14, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Frank and Anna (Ebert) Krennrich.  Harry served his country during World War II in the United States Army.  Until his retirement, he was a postal employee with the US Postal Service out of Catskill, New York.  Mr. Krennrich was predeceased by his first wife Madelyne (Brucker) Krennrich in 1978.

Surviving are his wife Geraldine (Deckert) Krennrich and a stepson Edward Rash of Westerlo.

As to his wishes, Mr. Krennrich was cremated and internment was in the Round Top Cemetery on Friday, October 7, 2005 under the direction of the Cunningham Funeral Home of Greenville.

October 20, 2005


Lloyd Weiss, 71 years of Preston Hollow, New York passed away at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, New York on October 16, 2005.  He was born in Durham, New York on June 1, 1934, son of the late Henry and Lydia (Cleveland) Weis.  Lloyd served in the US Navy and his hobby was his work as a self-employed contractor.

Surviving are his fiance Jessie Pindal; a son, Kevin Weis and his fiance Valerie Wright; a daughter, Cynthia Thomas and her husband Richard; three stepsons, Michael, Steven and Darryl Wase; five grandchildren, Kevin Weis, Jr., Angela Spinner, Charity, Destiny, Jeremiah, Mercy and Joshua Thomas; two great-grandchildren, Braydon and Dylan Spinner; four step-grandchildren, Marissa, Karlee, Jenna and Scott Wase.  Also surviving are three sisters, Mamie Stempel, Virginia South and Elizabeth Wood; a brother, Floyd Weis and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Elmer Lobdell.

Graveside service to which relatives and friends are invited will be Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Potter Hollow Cemetery, Potter Hollow, New York.

Arrangements by the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR81, Greenville, New York.

Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Potter Hollow Union Church, Preston Hollow, NY 12469.

October 27, 2005


Ruth C. Fritz, 90 years, of Rensselaerville, New York passed away suddenly at her home on October 18, 2005.  Ruth was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 12, 1915, daughter of the late Henry and Charlotte (Pommerank) Spielmann.

A community minded woman, she was a member of the Myosotis Home Bureau, the Clematis Garden Club, former recording secretary of the Hilltown Seniors, former member of the Rensselaerville Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and held many offices in the Clark White American Legion Post No. 589 Ladies Auxiliary.  She was an active member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Rensselaerville, treasurer of the Trinity Guild and member of the Washington National Cathedral.  Ruth and her beloved husband Joseph celebrated 60 devoted years of marriage in March of 2005.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Judith Anne Fritz.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph C. Fritz, Sr. of Rensselaerville, New York; two sons, Joseph C. Fritz, Jr. and his wife Janet of Sunset Beach, North Carolina and Stephen L. Fritz, Sr. of Rensselaerville, New York; a brother Henry Spielmann and his wife Helen of Ramona, Oklahoma; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Saturday, October 22, at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Rensselaerville, New York.  Friends called at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, on Friday.  Interment was in the Rensselaerville Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in Ruth’s memory to the Trinity Episcopal Memorial Fund.

October 27, 2005


CLIMAX --- Olive M.K. Schnare, of Sunset Orchard, Climax, New York passed away on October 21, 2005 at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, New York.  She was born in Schodack, New York September 1, 1917 daughter of the late Clinton and Rose (Mickel) Kellam.  She was the Proprietor of Sunset Orchard in Climax.  Olive was an active member of the Climax Grange and supported the Earlton Vol. Fire Co. to which she was a member for over 25 years of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire Company.  She devoted her life to raising her family and managing the farm.  She was pre-deceased by her husband Alfred Schnare in 1991.

She is survived by her loving family:  Al and Chris, Gene and Grace, Deb Schnare and Rosemary Schieren and fiance Bill Valk; her grandchildren, Cindy Speanburg and friend Stephen Kohler, Dale Schnare Keri and Chris Hughes, Heather and Bill Marx, Tyson and Vicky Schieren, Darren Schnare, Jessica Schnare and her fiance Shawn Brundage and Gregory Schnare; great-grandchildren, Lauren Speanburg, Emily and Brie Statham, Brady Hughes, Abby and Jack Marx.  She also leaves behind two sisters Mary Kellam and Phyllis Skidmore and a brother Everett Kellam and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

There was no formal service.  The family gathered at the farm on Sunday, October 23, 2005 for a time of sharing and remembrance.  Those who wish may contribute in Olive’s memory to their favorite charity or to an organization to benefit a child’s activity as it always brought her joy to see the children happy.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff at the CCU at Albany Medical Center.

October 27, 2005


EARLTON--- Violet A. Rubino, a long-time resident of Earlton passed away at Columbia Memorial Hospice on October 23, 2005 after a short illness.

Violet was born in Mt. Vernon, New York on September 2, 1917 the daughter of James and Mary Cestone.

Violet is survived by her husband, Joseph of 57 years, her daughter Mary and son-in-law Roger Kibbey of Earlton.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three sisters:  Florence Cestone, Michelina O’Sullivan, Catherine Telesco and a brother Rocco Cestone.

Violet was a very religious person.  As a young woman she sang in the church choir.  She worked as a waitress and later became a manager and trouble shooter for F.W. Woolworth’s based in White Plains.  She would also travel to other stores.  Later she became the bookkeeper and secretary for her husband’s optical business in Earlton.  She was a former member of the Earlton Ladies Auxiliary and Earlton Fish and Game Club.

Violet was a quiet person who loved reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, walking and doing things with her family as well as helping with projects for her daughter’s students.  She was very talented with knitting and crocheting.

Violet will be missed by all who knew her.

In accordance with her wishes all services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Sopris-Murray Funeral Home, 9 Main Street, Ravena.

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