Rensselaer County Obituaries
Surnames Beginning with "B"
This page was last updated 13 Jul 2011

BABCOCK, Dorothy GIEGENGACK. - Babcock, Dorothy, of Montpelier; died suddenly in her own home on January 7 [2003]. She was born at home on June 16, 1918 in East Schodack, [Rensselaer Co.] New York, to Julia and Quirin GIEGENGACK. She attended local schools and in 1938 graduated from the state teachers' college in Oneonta, NY. She married Richard BABCOCK on July 1, 1939 at her parents' home in East Schodack. In 1946, the family moved to 5 Terrace Street in Montpelier [Washington Co., VT]. When the children grew older, Dot began to work in the accounting department at the National Life, initially part-time and later full-time. In 1954, they built and moved into another home in Montpelier. She spent her entire professional career at the National Life, retiring about 1980. Dot and Dick traveled extensively until his death in 1991. Dot is survived by three children: Barbara Thoren, Christine Hall, and Laurence Babcock. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one grandchild, Jonathan Hall. Dot was a member of the Green Mountain Club, the Albany Chapter of the Adirondacks 46ers, and the Capital Squares. She volunteered for several years at the Central Vermont Regional Library. (published 22 January 2003 in The World newspaper of Barre, Washington County, VT; submitted by Lin Van Buren.

BAILEY, Lonnie D. II - DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Lonnie D. BAILEY II, 43, formerly a resident of Main St. in Schaghticoke and of Lansingburgh [Rensselaer County, NY], died suddenly on June 22, 2009 at the Davao City Medical Center. Born in Troy [Rensselaer County, NY], he is a son of Carol Ann MURPHY BAILEY JONES of Troy and the late Lonnie D. BAILEY, who passed away in February 2009, and a stepson of the late Peter JONES. He was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School and was a U. S. Army veteran. Upon visiting the Philippines three years ago to do missionary work, Lonnie decided to make it his home. Lonnie made a career of his service to our country and retired as staff sergeant from the Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham. Husband of Hermisa "Gaga" BAILEY of Davao City; father of Jessica L. BAILEY-DOMEY, Amanda BAILEY and Kaitlyn BAILEY, all of Lansingburgh; brother of Annette FUSCO of Troy, Kimberly GAGLE (Tod) of Galway, Tara SHELDON (Bill) of Schenectady, and Renee KINSEY (Don) of Latham; and grandfather of Hannah DOMEY, Hailey Paige DOMEY and Jack COLLINS Jr. Lonnie is also survived by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral service, celebrating Lonnie's life, will begin at 3:00 p. m. on Sunday in the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc. (corner of 115th Street and Fourth Avenue) in Lansingburgh, where Doug Nelson, associate pastor of Grace Fellowship in Latham, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 to 3 p. m. Lonnie will be laid to rest in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, 3 Washington Sq., Albany, NY 12205-5523, in memory of Lonnie D. Bailey II. (published 26 June 2009 in the Times Union newspaper of Albany, Albany County, NY; submitted to this website by Edith Emmi)

BAKER, George E., Jr. - HOOSICK FALLS - George Edward Baker Jr., 60, of Route 22, died Sunday at his residence. Born and raised in North Pownal, Vt., he was the son of the late George E. and Irene DeCoigne Baker Sr. Prior to moving to Hoosick Falls 17 years ago, he resided in North Adams, Mass., for several years and in Jaffery, N.H. Mr. Baker was a heavy-equipment operator for the Town of Jaffery Highway Department. Prior to that he was in the roofing business. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include two sons, William Baker of Florida and Alan Baker of Williamstown, Mass.; two daughters, Terri Keating of Bennington, Vt., and Amy Baker of New Hampshire; and a sister, Cecilia Bressette of North Adams. The funeral will be at a time to be announced Wednesday from the Robson-Reinfurt Funeral Home, 72 Main St., Hoosick Falls, and at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. (published Monday, 14 February 2000 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

BALDWIN, Mrs. William. - West Hoosick. - A large audience assembled at the church Sunday to attend the funeral of Mrs. William Baldwin. ("funeral notice from an unknown paper dated Thursday morning, April 28, 1892"; submitted by Wendy Baker-Lake)

BANKER, Eleanor F. GROGAN - Eleanor F. Banker, 75 - PITTSTOWN - Eleanor F. [GROGAN] BANKER, 75, of County Route 111, died Friday [7 October 1994] at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy. She was born [20 February 1919] in Hoosick Falls and was educated in the Pittstown School District. Mrs. Banker was employed at Thompson's Mill in Valley Falls and was a homemaker. She had catered many area weddings and parties for friends and neighbors and had received an award for her 25 years of service to the town of Pittstown as a tax collector. She was a lifetime member of the Pittstown United Methodist Church and was the current vice-president and a 45-year charter member of the Pittstown Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies' Auxiliary. She was also a member of the former Merry Sisters Group of Pittstown and was the current secretary of the Norton Cemetery Association, a post she had held since 1973. Mrs. Banker also was a member of Hilltop Bowl's Sunday Niters. Survivors include two sons, Dennis R. BANKER and Hal L. BANKER, both of Pittstown; four daughters, Kay L. WAGNER, Linda L. ROSE, Jill E. ACERRA and Becky B. VAN WIE, all of Pittstown; a sister, Madeline BURGAN of Johnsonville; and 12 grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Monday at the Banker family residence on County Route 111. Burial will be in the Norton Cemetery in Johnsonville. Calling hours will be from 3 to 8 p. m. Sunday at the family residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pittstown United Methodist Church or to the Pittstown Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies' Auxiliary. Arrangements under the direction of the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home, Inc., Raymertown. (published 8 October 1994 in The Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted by Edith Emmi, who adds that the decedent was a daughter of Ziba H. GROGAN and wife Sarah M. HUNT. In February 2009, a woman who asked to remain anonymous emailed me and requested that I add here that this decedent was the widow of Ray BANKER, who had died in January 1983; that they had resided in the hamlet of Johnsonville, in the town of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, NY; that Kay BANKER, daughter of Ray BANKER and Eleanor GROGAN BANKER, was married to Paul WAGNER; that Kay BANKER WAGNER passed away 18 May 2005; and that Paul WAGNER is still living.)

BARBER, Betty (Mrs. Telford ELDERS) - Hoosick Falls Betty BARBER ELDERS, age 86, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the Community Hospice Inpatient Center in Vidalia, [Toombs County] GA. She was born April 17, 1923, in Hoosick Falls, [Rensselaer County] NY, to Harold and Kathryn BARBER. Betty attended Troy Business College in Troy, NY, and Georgia Teachers' College in Statesboro, GA. In February of 1944, Betty enlisted in the Navy WAVES and served in the 6th Naval District Intelligence Office at both NAS, Jacksonville, FL, and Ft. Sumter, Charleston, SC. After the war ended, she settled in Reidsville, GA, and worked many years for Nelson Sales Company. Betty then transferred to Ft. Stewart, where she retired in 1979 from the Comptroller's Office. In 1969 she married Telford ELDERS. After the Elders both retired, they purchased a Winnebago Motor Home and joined the Winnebago International Travelers' Club as Charter members. From then on, their life was one of travel all over North America all of the United States, the Canadian provinces and many Mexican states were visited. She was a Past Co-President of Georgia Winnie Rebels and the Bago Tribe. She organized the WIT Singer's Club in Forest City, IA. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, joining in 1944; Past Matron of the Rising Star Chapter 384 (no longer in existence); and a present emeritus member of Martha Washington #300 of Claxton, GA. In 1950, she joined the Reidsville United Methodist Church and its Chancel Choir. She was also a member of the Tommy Thomson Sunday school class and Wesleyan Service Guild. She was a Charter member of Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, a member of the VFW Auxiliary, a Pink Lady Volunteer at the Tattnall Community Hospital and a Red Cross Bloodmobile volunteer. She was also a member of NARFE, GSC Botanical Garden Society, Red Hat Society, and Tattnall County Historic Preservation Inc., and was a Past President of the Reidsville Garden Club and a member of Team Reidsville. She is preceded in death by her husband, Telford, and a son, Robert "Hal" Odum. She is survived by a daughter, D. Fleta WOOD; a son, T. Edwin ELDERS; grandchildren, Brittany JUAREZ, Sophia SCHMIDT, Solita HAYES, Telford WOOD, Thomas ELDERS and Teresa ELDERS-MCCUE; great-grandchildren, Haley, Kayla, Carlos, Stephen, Ashley, Regan, David, Layla, Esperanza, Rachel, Andrew, Katie and Alex; and one special niece, Dale SCOTT. Memorial services will be conducted at 4 pm, Saturday, April 10, from the Reidsville United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow in the Reidsville City Cemetery, with honors rendered by the US Navy. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 3 pm. Memorials may be given to the Reidsville United Methodist Church Food Pantry or the General Memorial Fund or Community Hospice Foundation or Humane Society or SPCA. "Life may not be the party we hoped for, but as long as we are here, we might as well dance." Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home, Reidsville Chapel is serving the Elders family. (published 9 April 2010 in The Eastwick Press newspaper of Petersburgh, Rensselaer County, NY; contributed to this website by Gillian Wilson)

BARBER, Pansy. Pansy Barber - Hoosick Falls - Pansy May MONROE HARRINGTON BARBER, 91, formerly of River Street, died on Thursday at the Hoosick Falls Health Center. Born in Peru, VT on February 24, 1913, she was a daughter of the late James Arthur MONROE and Delia TIFFT MONROE. She was educated in the Cobblestone School in Bennington, VT. Pansy moved to Hoosick Falls in 1931 and was employed by Millberg Undergarment Co. and Nancy Shoe Co., both in Hoosick Falls; by Thompson Mill in Bennington; by Reese Tool Co. of Cambridge; and by Barclay Home Products in Hoosick Falls until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of the North Hoosick Methodist Church and its Women's Society. She was also a member of both the Cambridge and Hoosick Falls Seniors. Survivors include her children William (Hazel) HARRINGTON of Bennington [VT]; John (Janice) HARRINGTON of Stillwater [Saratoga County, NY]; Dawn (James) CLARK of Hoosick Falls; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a nephew, John WILLIAMS of Granville. She was predeceased by a sister, Jennie MONROE WILLIAMS. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Spring interment will take place in the Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge [Washington County, NY]. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robson-Reinfurt Funeral Home of Hoosick Falls. (published 21 January 2005 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted by Gillian Wilson)

BARBER, Ralph Lawton - Hoosick Falls man is killed in tractor mishap - August 18, 1899-June 30, 1955 - Hoosick Falls - Ralph L. BARBER, 55, of RD 2, Hoosick Falls, was killed instantly Thursday afternoon when he was thrown from a tractor he was driving and a rear wheel ran over his body. Coroner Anthony E. Matera gave a decision of accidental death. The man was pronounced dead by Dr. Robert Maderer of Hoosick Falls, who said death was due to a crushed chest. The mishap occurred on the East Hoosick Road near Barber's farm, and the body of Barber was discovered lying in the road by two youngsters who were driving cattle to a nearby farm. Trooper N. G. Scott of the Cambridge outpost, State Police investigated the accident. He said the tractor was making a turn and the rear wheels spun, apparently causing Barber to lose control and fall. Mr Barber had lost his left hand about seven years ago when it was caught in a corn drill. The hand was amputated due to the injuries of that mishap. The body was moved to Walbridge Funeral Home in Bennington. Vermont. Ralph Lawton Barber was born Aug. 18, 1899 in Shaftsbury, son of Albert BARBER and Florence LAWTON. He attended schools in Shaftsbury and North Bennington. He is survived by his father; one sister, Mrs. James PETERS of West Shaftsbury; and a nephew, Donald PETERS, also of West Shaftsbury. The funeral was conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Walbridge Funeral Home, Bennington, Vt., with the Rev. Donald Smart, pastor of the North Bennington Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was made in Rosewood Cemetery, White Creek [Washington County], N. Y. (date and place of publication not provided; submitted to this website by Gillian M. Wilson)

BARRINGER, John D. - POESTENKILL - Mr. John Barringer, the oldest citizen of our town, died Tues. of this week in the 94th year of his age. Funeral to be held at his residence, the Rev. Mr. Fish of Albany officiating. Mr. David Barringer his oldest son is suffering from a severe attack of pleurisy. (published 17 March 1877 in column 3 of page 4 of the Troy Daily Whig newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

BARRINGER, Maria (SHARP). - DEATHS - In West Troy Aug. 25, 1873 Mrs. Maria Barringer in the 69th year of her age. Funeral today at 11 o'clock a.m. from the residence of her son-in-law John Cary, 10-1/2 Union Street, West Troy. (published 27 August 1873 in column 4 of page 3 of the Troy Daily Times newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

BARRINGER, Martin. - DEATH OF MARTIN BARRINGER AT ROCHESTER - Sudden death. - At 11 o'clock last evening Mr. Mooney the proprietor of the Waverly House was informed that a gentleman was ill in one of the rooms on the third floor. He immediately proceeded there and found the man in the last agonies of death. Mr. Mooney raised him up and had medical aid called in but without avail for he died in his arms a few minutes afterwards. His name was Martin Barringer and he belonged in Troy. He had been to Canada to collect some mortgages and was on his return home but stopped here to get his money changed and intended to take the morning train to Troy. He had between eight and nine hundred dollars with him which Coroner Pullin deposited in the Union Bank. No more than a half hour previous to Mr. Mooney's being summoned to his room he [Mr Barringer] was laughing and talking to that gentleman and appeared to be in full enjoyment of health. It would seem from those that first heard him that he was taken with a fit of coughing and when Mr. Mooney first reached him something appeared to be in his throat. A post mortem examination was made by Dr. Montgomery and the Coroner's jury rendered a verdict of death by enlargement of the heart. (published 26 June 1855 in column 3 of page 2 of the Troy Daily Whig newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

BARRON, Matie E. - MURRAY - In this city, May 13, 1893, at her mother's residence, Keenan building, Matie E. Barron, wife of William J. Murray. Funeral notice hereafter. (published 13 May 1893 in The Troy Daily Times newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted by Bonnie Kohler)

BEAUDOIN, Mabel H. - TROY - Mrs. Mabel H. Rowe Beaudoin, 80, of the Troy Hills Apartments, died Saturday at Samaritan Hospital after a short illness. Born in Troy, Mrs. Beaudoin lived here all her life and was educated in Troy public schools. She was a health service worker for St. Mary's Hospital in Troy for several years before retiring in 1982. Before that, Mrs. Beaudoin worked for 30 years as a cashier in several retail stores in Troy. She was the widow of Raymond Louis Beaudoin. Survivors include a son, Laurence R. Beaudoin of Troy; a brother, Harold E. Rowe of Wynantskill; a sister, Alice Dabbs of Trumbull, Conn.; and a granddaughter. A service is set for 11 a. m. Tuesday at the Bryce Funeral Home, Pawling and Maple avenues. Burial will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1717 Central Ave., Suite 105, Albany 12205. (published Sunday, 6 February 2000 in The Sunday Gazette newspaper of Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY; transcribed from a newspaper microfilm reel at Schenectady County Public Library in Schenectady by the submitter, whose name is unknown)

BENSON, J. P. - J. P. Benson, while chasing a cat Wednesday morning, at Troy, N. Y., ran head foremost against a tree. His skull was fractured, and he died instantly. (published Tuesday, 19 August 1879 in the Democrat newspaper of Hunterdon County, NJ; transcribed from Volume 41 Number 52; submitted to this website by Pamela Ward)

BENTON, Mrs. Catharine K. - BENTON - In this city, Aug. 31, 1902, Mrs. Catharine K. BENTON, aged 81 years. Funeral from her late residence, No. 137 Congress Street, Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 10 A.M. Friends invited to attend. Interment at Wynantskill. (published on an unspecified date in an unidentified newspaper, perhaps the Troy Record? newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; cutting found in a family Bible and submitted to this website by Kay Marsh)

BEST, Anna (Mrs. Seward P. CIPPERLY). - Mrs. Anna BEST CIPPERLY, widow of Seward P. CIPPERLY, died suddenly today at her residence, 1640 5th Ave. Dr. William Trotter was called. Mrs. Cipperly had been under the care of a physician for some time. Born in Mechanicville [Saratoga County, NY], she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary B. BEST. She had resided in Troy for 60 years and attended Mt. Ida Memorial Presbyterian Church. The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. George E. ESTES, and a granddaughter, Miss Sylvia A. ESTES, both of Wynantskill. The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday from the Himes Funeral Home, 1928 5th Ave. Rev. Harold W. Griffis, district superintendent of Troy Methodist Conferance and former pastor of the Fifth Avenue-State Street Methodist Church, will officiate. (published 9 November 1954 in the Times Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Dottie Kakule)

BEVIS, Amelia WILLIAMS. - SCHAGHTICOKE - Amelia WILLIAMS BEVIS, 90, of Stillwater Bridge Road, Schaghticoke, died Thursday, September 12, 1996, at Samaritan Hospital, Troy [Rensselaer County, NY], following a sudden illness. Born May 17, 1906 in Boyntonville, NY, she attended Hoosic Valley Public Schools. She was a daughter of the late Ernest WILLIAMS and Mary LYONS. Mrs. Bevis was a homemaker and a communicant of St. John's Church in Schaghticoke. She was a member of the Bemis Heights Grange #1525 and of the State & National Grange Associations. She was the widow of Leon BEVIS, who died in 1963. Survivors include one son, Robert L. BEVIS of Pittstown, NY; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra ROSKO of Schaghticoke, NY and Miss Lucille BEVIS of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday Sept. 14 at 11:30 a. M. from St. John's Church in Schaghticoke. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 41, Schaghticoke, NY 12154, in her memory. Arrangements are by the Chase Funeral Home, 173 Main Street, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. (published 18 September 1996 in the Times Union newspaper of Albany, Albany County, NY; contributed to this website by Edie Emmi)

BEVIS, Dana Leon. - Dana Leon Bevis, 70 - GARDNER - Dana Leon BEVIS, 70, of 81 Coleman St., a postal carrier, died yesterday [14 Jan 1995] in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home after an illness. He leaves his wife of 18 years, Irene M. (LAJOIE) BEVIS; a son, James L. BEVIS; a daughter, Maureen DONEGAN, both of Jaffrey, NH; three stepsons; three stepdaughters; a sister, Elaine WITORSKI of Schaghticoke, NY; a stepbrother, Robert BEVIS of Pittstown, NY; two stepsisters, Lucille BEVIS and Sandra ROSKO, both of Schaghticoke; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. He was born in Ware, son of Leon J. BEVIS and Hazel M. COOLEY, and later lived in Fitchburg. He lived here [Gardner, MA] many years. He graduated from Fitchburg High School in 1942. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving overseas. Mr. Bevis was a rural postal carrier for the U. S. Postal Service for 10 years and was still working until the time of his death. He was also a school-crossing guard for the City of Gardner. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and Douglas Hicks Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Westminster. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be private in St. John's Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Central Massachusetts, 35 Harvard St., Worcester, MA 01609. Dufault-Boucher Funeral Home, 110 Nichols St., is directing arrangements. (published 15 January 1995 in the Worcester Telegram newspaper of Worcester, MA; contributed to this website by Edie Emmi)

BEVIS, John J. - John L. Bevis - The funeral of John L. BEVIS, a retired truck driver for the Rensselaer County Highway Department, was held from the Charles F. White Funeral Home in Valley Falls, with Rev. Charles Wright, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Schaghticoke, officiating. Mr. Bevis died Friday, December 28th [1979] at Leonard Hospital in Troy after a brief illness. Born [10 February 1908] in Arlington, Vt., he moved to Massachusetts at an early age and lived in Schaghticoke since 1925. Mr. Bevis was employed by the Rensselaer County Highway Department for 25 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Schaghticoke and of the Stillwater Fish and Game Club. Survivors include his wife, the former Mable H. LESSON; a daughter, Alice WALDRON of Schaghticoke; two sons, John E. BEVIS and Donald BEVIS, both of Schaghticoke; a sister, Julia GREENE of Barry, Mass.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery. (published in January 1980 in The Schaghticoke Sun newspaper of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Edith Emmi)

BEVIS, Mabel. - "Honey" Bevis - SCHAGHTICOKE - Mrs. Mabel "Honey" BEVIS, 83, of Chestnut Street, died Friday [27 August 1993] at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after being stricken. Born in Schaghticoke [6 October 1909], Mrs. Bevis graduated from the former Schaghticoke High School. Mrs. Bevis was a member of the Chester Carknard Veterans of Foreign Wars and a charter member of the Schaghticoke Women's Fire Auxiliary. She was the widow of John L. BEVIS. Survivors include a daughter, Alice WALDRON of Schenectady; two sons, John E. BEVIS and Donald C. BEVIS, both of Schaghticoke; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The services will be held on Monday at a time to be announced at the White-Sanvidge Funeral Home, 6 South Main St., and later at St. John the Baptist Church. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. (published 28 August 1993 in The Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Edith Emmi)

BEVIS, Reba Mae VIALL. - SCHAGHTICOKE - Reba Mae VIALL DAVIS (Mamie), 89, entered the gates of Heaven on June 11, 2008. Born January 4, 1919 in Schaghticoke, N. Y., she was the daughter of George and Sarah WILLIAMS VIALL. Reba is survived by her three daughters, Tink (Iva Jane) TORDOFF (Roger) of East Greenbush, Lori (Sarah Jean) BEVIS (Floyd) of East Greenbush and Gayle MCDONALD (Al) of Schaghticoke; seven grandchildren, Timothy TORDOFF (Karen), Roger Keith TORDOFF, David TORDOFF, Lisa ROBINSON, Stephen CARKNARD (Amy), A. J. MCDONALD (Christina), and Michael MCDONALD; nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Clifford VIALL (Pearl); and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James F. BEVIS, and her daughter Betty WAYNE CARKNARD. Reba was a devoted member of the Presbyterian United Church of Schaghticoke, where she sang, taught and rejoiced in God's blessings. Reba was a cherished loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passing on to each and every person she touched, her love, joy and understanding. She will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday at the Chase Funeral Home, from 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a. m. from the funeral home with Reverend Clyde McCaskill officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Activity Fund of the Resurrection Nursing Home, 90 North Main Street, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033-1066, in her memory. For directions, condolences and obituary information, visit www.chasefuneralhome.com. (published 12 June 2008 in the Albany Times Union newspaper of Albany, Albany County, NY; submitted to this website by Edie Emmi)

BICKFORD, Prosper C. - HOOSICK FARMER KILLED - Prosper C. Bickford Thrown from a Thrashing Machine Horse Power - Prosper C. BICKFORD, a farmer, living about two miles east of Hoosick Falls [village in the town of Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY], was thrown from a thrashing machine horse power about 7:30 o'clock this morning and died from his injuries in about an hour. Mr. Bickford, in company with his son-in-law, Charles BUSH, had started for J. S. Marshall's, who manages the Wood estate farm, to do some thrashing. The accident happened while they were coming down the steep hill in front of Jeremiah Murphy's place, Bush being ahead with the thrasher, and Mr. Bickford with the heavy horse power. The brake on the treadway of the latter was not properly set, and it started up, its speed increasing, until at the foot of the hill, Mr. Bickford was thrown out in front of the horses, and his keeping hold of the lines, reined the frightened animals toward the embankment, at the side of the road, over which they plunged with the horse power, the wheels of the latter passing over Mr. Bickford as he lay in the road. Mr. Murphy and his son saw the accident and hurried to the assistance of the injured man, and carried him into the house. Mr. Bush immediately drove to Hoosick Falls for Dr. J. C. Shaw, but when the latter arrived, Mr. Bickford was dying, as the result of internal injuries. Mr. Bickford was 70 years of age, and leaves a wife, three daughters, and five sons. (published 13 November 1896 in the Troy Daily Press newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Gillian Wilson)

BIEHL, Mary H. - See BRUST, Mary H. BIEHL.

BLACKHALL, Mrs. Sarah HOFFMAN. - Obituary: - Mrs. Sarah Hoffman Blackhall, mother of Mrs. Stephen Parks of this village and also of Dr. C. R. Blackhal of Philadelphia, died Wednesday night at the residence of the Rev. Stephen Parks. Mrs. Blackhall was born in Albany and was 90 years of age. (published 14 March 1885 on page 3 of the Lansingburgh Courier newspaper of Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, NY [now part of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY]; submitted to this website by Elsie Saar)

BLAKELY, Gale A. (Mrs. Robert E. ROSE) - JOHNSONVILLE - Gale A. (BLAKELY) ROSE, 66, a lifelong resident of the Johnsonville area, died suddenly Thursday, July 9, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy [Rensselaer County, NY] after being stricken at her Clum Road residence. Born at her parents' Schaghticoke [Rensselaer County, NY] home December 2, 1942, Gale was a daughter of the late William J. BLAKELY Jr. and Etta Mae SALISBURY and the beloved wife and best friend for over 47 years of Robert E. ROSE Sr. of Johnsonville, who survives. Gale and Bob were married May 12, 1962. Gale attended Hoosic Valley High School. A wonderful homemaker for many years and a "stay-at-home mom," Gale enjoyed raising her children and assisting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She took pride in running her home "the old-fashioned way" by being an excellent cook and baker, tending her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, and managing the affairs of her home. For over 20 years, she assisted her husband in the care and operation of the Millertown Cemetery. In her quiet time, she crocheted many beautiful afghans and throws and collected dolls. She was a lifelong member of Christ United Methodist Church in Johnsonville, taught Sunday school and assisted as custodian for many years. She was a member of the Hoosick Grange and the former Johnsonville Grange. In addition to her husband, Gale is survived by four children and their spouses, Robert E. ROSE Jr. and Donna of Johnsonville, Brian A. ROSE and Toni of Lynchburg, VA, Marcia A. PIAZZA and Dan of Colonie, and Pamela M. SKAARUP and John of Raymertown; a brother, William J. BLAKELY III of Johnsonville; a sister and brother-in-law, Marie DERBY and Russ of Valley Falls; eight cherished grandchildren, Christopher J. ROSE, Adam ROSE, Tiffany ROSE, Trevor ROSE, Ethan SKAARUP, Collin SKAARUP, Tressa MOQUIN, and David MOQUIN; and two angelic great-grandchildren, Christopher D. ROSE and Autumn M. WESTCOTT. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at 10:00 a. m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Johnsonville, with Rev. Rodger White officiating. Burial will follow in Millertown Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY Route 7, located in Raymertown, on Monday, July 13, from 3:00 to 7:00 p. m. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 21 Bridge Street, Johnsonville, NY 12094, in memory of Gale A. Rose. (published 12 July 2009 in the Times Union newspaper of Albany, Albany County, NY; submitted to this website by Edith Emmi)

BLOOMFIELD, John W. - BLOOMFIELD - In this city, May 12, 1893, John W. Bloomfield, aged 32 years, 1 month and 11 days. Funeral Sunday at 3 o'clock from the residence No. 613 Congress street, and at 3:30 o'clock from the Memorial Presbyterian church. Friends are invited. (published 13 May 1893 in The Troy Daily Times newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Bonnie Kohler)

BLOOMINGDALE, Jacob. - DIED. BLOOMINGDALE. - In the town of North Greenbush, March 20, 1879, Jacob Bloomingdale, aged 75 years and 10 days. Funeral Sunday at 2 o'clock from the Reformed Dutch Church of Wynantskill. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. (published 21 March 1879 in column 6 of page 2 of The Troy Daily Times newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

BLOOMINGDALE, Sally (Brown). - DIED. - In North Greenbush, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1872, Sally, wife of Jacob Bloomingdale, aged 64 years. Funeral next Sunday at 10 o'clock A. M., from the residence, and at 11 o'clock from the church at Wynantskill. Friends of the family are invited to attend. (published 4 January 1872 in column 4 of page 2 of The Troy Daily Times newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

BLOWERS, Frederick J., Sr. Blowers, Frederick J., Sr. - RENSSELAER - Frederick J. BLOWERS, Sr., age 62, of First Street, Rensselaer, died Saturday [6 January 2001], after a brief illness, at St. Peter's Hospital. Born [3 January 1939] in Albany, he was a resident of the Capital Region all of his life. He worked for Canada Dry for 16 years as a truck driver and then as a security guard for Key Bank, where he worked for the past 16 years before becoming ill. He was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps post, Korean War era. He was a son of the late Frederick and Dorothy BLOWERS; beloved husband of Beverly M. (FOX) BLOWERS; devoted father of Barbara A. THOMAS of Rensselaer, of Laurie A. HEALY of MA, and of Beverly M. PEACE, Frederick J. BLOWERS, Jr., William B. BLOWERS and Gary S. BLOWERS, all of Rensselaer; and brother of Donald BLOWERS of Coxsackie, Kenneth BLOWERS of Ballston Spa, and the late Barbara SHELDON and William BLOWERS. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock in the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer. Friends are invited and may call Tuesday evening from 4 to 8 p. m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Greenbush Cemetery, East Greenbush, NY. (published 5 January 2001 in The Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Edith Emmi)

BOLTON, Frank P. - Frank P. Bolton - KATTSKILL BAY - Frank P. BOLTON, 87, of Oakley Way, died September 15, 2008, in Phoenix, AZ. Born [18 July 1921] in Schaghticoke, [Rensselaer County] NY, he was a son of Pierce BOLTON and Loretta LORD. Mr. Bolton graduated from Mechanicville High School in 1939 and attended Albany Business College, studying accounting. He was employed by West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co. of Mechanicville, retiring in 1986 after 45 years with the company. He married Mary "Mernie" DALTON on June 12, 1948 at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Mechanicville. She predeceased him on Feb. 1, 1998. Mr. Bolton was a communicant of the Chapel of the Assumption Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Pilot Knob Association. He was a lifetime member of the Mechanicville Golf Club. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Frances BOLTON of Phoenix, and one son, Michael W. BOLTON of Belchertown, MA. The funeral was held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Lake George. Interment in St. Paul's Cemetery, Mechanicville [Saratoga County, NY], with Deacon Robert Wubbenhorst officiating. The funeral was under the direction of the Stafford Funeral Home, Lake George. Contributions may be made to Hospice Inspiris, 2025 N. Third St., Suite 205, Phoenix, AZ 85004. (published 23 September 2008 in The Express newspaper of Mechanicville, Saratoga County, NY; submitted to this website by Edith Emmi)

BORNT, Simeon Hayner. - Simeon Hayner BORNT, who celebrated his 91st birthday on March 24 (1977), died suddenly on July 4 at his home on Log Woods Road, Raymertown, of a heart attack. Although he had been ill since December, death was not expected. He had been alert up until he died. Simeon owned and operated a dairy farm since he was 12 years old. Up until 16 years ago, he did various chores on the farm, when a major heart attack slowed him down. He died in the same room in which he was born. Simeon operated the farm in partnership with his sons, Pittstown Town Supervisor S. Hayner BORNT and Raymertown Fire Chief Raymond L. BORNT. Simeon belonged to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Raymertown, Farm Bureau, and was a member of the Yankee Milk Association. He was also treasurer of the Hillside Cemetery Association, the living officer of the society. He was a son of the late Chauncey and Florence HAYNER BORNT. His late wife was Sarah CUSHMAN BORNT. He was the father of the late Chauncey BORNT. Simeon is survived by five sons, Harold, Irving, S. Hayner, Leslie, and Raymond BORNT; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Martha) LANG, Raymertown; 27 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. His late sisters were Mercie BORNT EDDY and Estella BORNT CAMPBELL. Private funeral services were held July 7 from the Howard B. Tate and Son Funeral Home, Raymertown, with the Rev. Floyd Addison, Jr. and the Rev. John F. Riley of St. George's Church in Pittstown officiating. Burial followed in the Hillside Cemetery, Raymertown. Bearers, all grandsons, were Richard, Larry, Donald, Robert, Ronald, James, David, and Gerald BORNT, and Gene PECKHAM.
Tribute - "I have always felt lucky belonging to the family I do, especially of the Captain of our clan, Simeon H. Bornt. For 34 years, he has been the wisest man I know. Grandpa had a chance to see so much in his 91 years, from horses to modern cars, from kerosene lamps to electricity, from no airplanes to men on the moon (which he never believed), from outdoor plumbing to indoor facilities, from milking by hand to pipe line, and on and on I could go. I can only say our lives and the house have become empty without Gramp. He will be sincerely missed by all of us who knew and loved him." ~ By "a granddaughter".
Tribute - "First of all, he was alive and alert and remembered many events in the past of his life. He loved to go riding, and it pleased him greatly to have someone drop by and ask him to go somewhere. Even a salesman, who had sold him a car, would give Grandpa a ride around the block and back. He knew all about the farm and kept his hand in with advice. He was forever arguing, but no one went away mad. He had many titles: Pa, Grandpa, Boss, Gramp, etc. He loved having visitors, and the day never passed without some of his relatives stopping by. He was a patriarch of a huge family, the hub of a wheel, and a rare gentleman." ~ By "another relative".
(published 12 July 1977 in The Centinel newspaper; transcribed from Vol. 2, No. 28; submitted to this GenWeb site by Michelle Mavigliano)

BOSWORTH, Parke H. - HOOSICK FALLS. - Parke H. Bosworth, [small hole obliterating one word here] ...old and highly respected resident of the town, died at his home in West Hoosick Tuesday night, in his seventy-ninth year. The deceased was a farmer and had lived in West Hoosick nearly all his life. He was a widower, and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henry Joslin of Berlin [Rensselaer Co NY]; also by three sisters residing in Michigan, Omaha and Florida, and a brother in Michigan. The funeral will be held at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning from his late residence, the interment being in West Hoosick Cemetery. (published 15 April 1902 in an "unknown" newspaper; submitted to this website by Wendy Baker-Lake)

BRENENSTUHL, Flora (HAKES). - Mrs. Fred Brenenstuhl. - Flora Hakes, wife of Fred Brenenstuhl, died at her home at Raymertown, Thursday, five o'clock pm. She contracted the measles while caring for her son which resulted in her decease. The deceased was a native of Berlin and was thirty-seven years of age, and is survived by a husband and one son. The funeral services were held at two o'clock pm, Saturday from the residence, and at eleven o'clock Sunday from the church at Berlin. Interment at Berlin. Mrs. Brenenstuhl was an affectionate wife and mother, and domestic in her tastes and will be missed by a large number of relatives and friends, both at Berlin and Raymertown, while sympathy of the neighbors is extended to the husband and son. (name and date of newspaper not noted; submitted by Peter Stover)

BRENENSTUHL, Dr. Orvis A. - Dr. Orvis A. Brenenstuhl, native of Hoosick Falls and well known physician of this area, died this morning at Albany after a prolonged illness. He was born in Hoosick Falls in 1888, was graduated from the Hoosick Falls High School and from Williams College in 1909 and the Albany Medical College in 1913. He was a 32nd Mason member of Temple Lodge, F. & A. M.; Temple Chapter, R. A. M.; Dewitt Clinton, R. & S. M., of which he was a life member; Temple Commandery, K. T., and Cyprus Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, the Albany Lodge, B. P. O. E., a charter member of the McGowansville Fire Dept., member of Ouray Tribe, Redmen of America; past president of the New York State Medical Society and the Albany County Medical Society. Survivors include his widow, who was Miss Edith Townsend; a daughter, Mrs Florence Brenenstuhl Jewell of Hartford, Ct.; and a brother, Raymond Brenenstuhl, of Melrose. He was a brother of the late David Brenenstuhl, chairman of the Rensselaer County Board of Supervisors, and member from Petersburg. The funeral well be held Tuesday at 2 pm from the Brasure Funeral Home, 342 Hamilton Street, Albany, where Rev. Howard S. Kennedy II, Dean of All Saints Episcopal Cathedral in Albany, will officiate. Interment will be in Albany Rural Cemetary. (published on an unspecified date in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Peter Stover)

BRODERICK, Cora W. - DELMAR - Cora W. Broderick, 94, of the Good Samaritan Home, formerly of Wilshire Drive, died Saturday at the Home. Born in Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Bertha Myers Whyland and widow of Edward J. Broderick Jr. Mrs. Broderick taught Latin and French in Churchville. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Delmar, the choir and organizations at the church. Survivors include a daughter, Jane Broderick of Salem, Mass.; two sons, Edward Broderick of Stanley and Daniel W. Broderick of Delmar; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Tebbutt Funeral Home, 420 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. Burial will be in Bethlehem Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours. (published Monday, 14 February 2000 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

BROSCKO, Lillian Lemany. - CLIFFORD, Pa. - Lillian Lemay Broscko died Tuesday at Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale, Pa., following a long illness. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Augustus and Helen Coates Clairmont and the widow of Raymond R. LeMay and John J. Broscko. Mrs. Broscko was retired from Barkley's Manufacturing in Cohoes. Survivors include two daughters, Marian McAndrew of Clifford, Pa. and Barbara LeMay Doriski of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Ceil Driscoll of Cohoes; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday at the Clifford United Methodist Church, Clifford, Pa., with the Rev. Linda Bryan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Cohoes. Calling hours are from 10:30 to 11 a. m. Saturday at the church. (published Friday, 11 February 2000 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

BROWN, Gay H. - Gay H. Brown, Former State Judge, Dies. - The funeral of Gay H. Brown, 71, of 2004 15th St., former Supreme Cout Justice and past grand master of the Masons in the state, will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. from the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Rev. George Borthwick will officiate. Mr. Brown died suddenly at 5 p.m. yesterday at his residence. He also was former chief counsel to the State Public Service Commission. He served as Supreme Court Justice in the Fifth Judicial District (Utica). In 1950 he was prominently mentioned as candidate for lieutenant governor on the Democrat ticket. Mr. Brown, who had resided in Troy since 1949, succumbed while sitting in a living-room chair, following a walk to the corner mail box. Dr. Joseph E. Pahl was called and pronounced him dead of a heart attack. Mr. Brown had a distinguished career. A former Utica attorney he was appointed Supreme Court justice in 1929 by the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt when the latter was governor. He served for one year until his resignation. His seat was in Utica. From 1936 to 1943, he was chief counsel to the Public Service Commission with head-quarters in New York City. After Thomas E. Dewey was elected governor, Mr. Brown set up law practice in Manhattan under the firm name of Brown, Ryan and Kenny. His partners were John F. Ryan and George H. Kenny. Mr. Brown was born March 30, 1889 in Minneapolis, Minn. He moved to Buffalo at an early age and attended public school and high school there. He was graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of arts degree in 1911 and with a bachelor of laws degree from the Cornell University Law School in 1912. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, national collegiate honor society, Mr. Brown was active in debating, was class orator in 1911 and was president of the Law School Assn. After practicing law for a short time in Buffalo, he went to Utica, where he was associated with the firm of Kernan & Kernan. He then formed his own legal firm of Brown, Hubbard, Felt & Fuller, of which he was the trial member. Mr. Brown was a 33rd Degree Mason and an honorary member of all Masonic bodies in Troy and Utica and through his active participation in Masonic activities he rose to the post of grand master of the Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York from 1946 to 1948. His Masonic memberships included Liberty Lodge, F&AM, of Utica; Oneida Chapter, RAM, of Utica; Rotica Council, R&SM, of Rome; Utica Commandery, Knights Templar; Ziyara Temple, AAONMS; International Supreme Council of the Order of De Molay; Royal Order of Jester; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Utica; Kaa Rheu Vahn Grotto, MOVPER, of Albany; the Cabiri, International Past Potentates Assn. He also organized the Right Worshipful Assn. of the Rensselaer-Schenectady District. In 1958 Mr. Brown was appointed a member of the board of trustees of Hudson Valley Community College by former Gov. Averill Harriman for a (...Continued on Page 13...) term which would have ended July, 1, 1966. Active in church affairs, Mr. Brown was one of the organizers of the United Churchmen of the Troy Area and was chairman of the group's religious census at one time. He was a member of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and its board, and he was an active lay leader at the church. In 1952 he was cited for distinguished lay leadership by the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Mr. Brown was also active in civic affairs in Troy. He was a member and past president of the Troy YMCA and a member of the Troy Kiwanis Club. He participated in the former Community Chest and in Uncle Sam Council, Boy Scouts of America. In Utica he was past president of the YMCA, past president of the Kiwanis Club, and an active member of the Community Chest and Child Welfare Board. While there he was prominent in the affairs of the Democratic Party. Mr. Brown had served for many years as a nationally-known lecturer associated with Program Associates of Utica, and he spoke before many groups throughout the United States. Surviving are his wife, the former Marcia Peabody AIRD, a native of Troy; a son, Wendell Reese BROWN of Utica; a daughter Mrs. H. Frederick WENDT of Central Valley; and six grandchildren, David BROWN, Lynette BROWN, Barbara J. WENDT, Nancy WENDT, Bryan HOWELL and Sharon HOWELL of Utica." ...continuing on page 13... DIED-- BROWN. At his residence, 2004 15th St., Dec. 12, 1960, Gay H. Brown, husband of Marcia Peabody Aird: father of Wendell Reese Brown of Utica and Mrs. J. Frederick Wendt of Central Valley, N. Y. Also survived by six grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday morning at 11:30 o'clock at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, 1820 Fifth Ave., on Wednesday from 4 to 10. In Lieu of flowers, contributions to the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the Masonic Foundation for Medical Research and Human Welfare, 71 West 23rd St., New York City. (published Tuesday evening, 13 December 1960 on pages 1 and 13 of The Times Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Karen Medalle)

BROWN, Leona FITZGERALD. - STEPHENTOWN - Leona M. FITZGERALD BROWN, 80, of Route 22, died Thursday at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. after being stricken at her residence. Born in Pittsfield, Mass. she was the only daughter of the late Leo W. FITZGERALD and Marie FETTIG and was the widow of Frederick N. BROWN Jr. She was a lifelong resident of Stephentown, where she attended the Garfield Elementary School. She was a graduate of New Lebanon High School [New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY], where she was a standout basketball player. After high school, she attended Berkshire Business College. Mrs. Brown and her husband operated the Stephentown Post Office out of their home on Route 43 for 35 years. They also owned and operated the F. N. Brown Insurance Company. She retired in 1976 and worked in St. Joseph's Church in Stephentown, where she was a communicant. She also attended the Church of the Immaculate Conception Church in New Lebanon and worked with the Stephentown Fire Department Fire Bells. She enjoyed bowling. Survivors include two sons, Richard Frederick Brown and Joseph Edward Brown, both of Stephentown; a brother, George F. Fitzgerald of North Greenbush; six granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. The funeral will be held at 9:15 a. m. Monday at the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 Route 43 in Stephentown, and 10 a. m. at St. Joseph's Church, opposite the funeral home, with Rev. Joseph L. Halloran officiating. Burial will be in the spring at the Stephentown Cemetery. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Stephentown Rescue Squad or to the charity of one's choice. (published Saturday, 12 February 2000 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

BROWN, Muriel STEWART (later Mrs. HUNTER). - Muriel STEWART BROWN HUNTER, 99, died Wednesday evening, June 23, 2010 at her home in Covenant Towers. Mrs. Hunter was born September 23, 1910, in Hoosick Falls, [Rensselaer County] NY, eldest daughter of the late Florence CHASE STEWART and Adelbert T. STEWART. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Clayton STEWART; her stepson, Stanley BROWN; and a beloved aunt, Helen STEWART METCALF. Muriel graduated from Hoosick Falls High School in 1928 and from Albany State University (SUNY) with a BS in library science in 1932. Mrs. Hunter married Wales BROWN in 1955 and enjoyed family life with her mother and his two youngest children, Esther BROWN and Stanley BROWN, until his death in 1964. She married Robert S. HUNTER in 1974. During her second marriage, Muriel and Robert enjoyed traveling and visiting Scotland and England during the summers. Mrs. Hunter was a librarian at Cheney Public Library, Hoosick Falls, and Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore, Maryland. She spent four years (1946-1950) as an Army librarian in Japan, setting up libraries for the American troops. She later was an Army librarian at Camp Chaffee in Arkansas and at Fort Hood in Texas. She spent seventeen years as Chief Librarian at the VA Hospital in Albany, NY. Survivors include her two sisters, Virginia BAUER and her children, Edward "Spook" BAUER of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Beverly MARCHESE of El Paso, TX, and Janet DAY of Meadville, PA, with her four sons, Stewart, Jonathan, Christopher and Stephen; stepdaughters, Esther SOWELL and Jean HUNTER WHITE; stepson, John Hunter; and stepgrandchildren, Susan, Herbie and Dixie. She is also survived by several grandnieces, grandnephews, and one great-grandnephew, Chase. Funeral services will be held 11 a. m. Monday, June 28, 2010, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home, with Chaplin Burt Bosworth officiating. Burial will follow at Southeastern Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a. m. on Monday at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 223 Laurel Street, Conway, SC 29526. An online guest register is available at http://www.msfh.net. McMillan-Small Funeral Home is serving the family. (published on an unspecified date in The Sun News newspaper of Myrtle Beach, Horry County, SC; submitted to this website by Gillian Wilson)

BRUCE, Dolores E. - Bruce, Dolores E., 78, of 10th St., died August 16, 1993, Monday at St. Mary's Hospital. Daughter of the late George and Helen Vogel Van Valkenburgh, Mrs. Bruce was employed by the former Wultex company in Troy for 25 years. Survivors include four sons, Nathaniel Bruce, Sr. Kenneth Bruce, Sr., Gerald Bruce, Sr., Bryan Bruce all of Troy; a brother Thurman Van Valkenburgh of Wynantskill; two sisters, Helen Pratt of Johnsonville and Alice Joy of Troy; and the late Ardath Jameison and Raymond Vogel; also 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; beloved friend of William Casey. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday from the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home Inc., 336 Third St., and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Troy. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. (published in August 1993 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Kathy)

BRUCE, Jacqueline C. - Bruce, Jacqueline C. - Age 51, of 822 Academy Street, Watertown, NY, Wife of Kenneth Bruce Sr., 9/14/2001 at her residence. She had been ill with cancer since March of this year. Mrs. Bruce had been a store manager of various fast food establishments in the Albany area. She had also been a foster parent for five years. Born September 26, 1949, in Troy, daughter of Thomas J. and Helen Owens McAvoy, she graduated in 1967 from Troy High School. She married Kenneth Bruce on April 22, 1971 in Springfield, Mass. She had been previously married. Mrs. Bruce enjoyed making and collecting handicrafts. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Bruce; her mother, Mrs. Thomas (Helen) McAvoy of Troy; a daughter, Cassandra M. Bruce of Watertown; three sons, Kenneth, Jr., of Watertown, Shannon of Menands and Albert T. Miller of Averill Park, NY; and a sister Miss Sandra L. McAvoy of Troy. There are no calling hours. Burial is private. Donations may be made to the hospice of Jefferson County. (published on an unspecified date in an unspecified newspaper in Watertown, Jefferson County, NY; submitted to this website by Kathy)

BRUNS, Florence M. (Mrs. Lawrence RUSSELL). - Florence M. Russell - GANSEVOORT - Florence M. RUSSELL, 83, a resident of Colebrook Road, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at her home. Born July 15, 1925, in Johnsonville [a hamlet in the town of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, NY], she was a daughter of the late Frederick BRUNS and Lucy PEMRICK BRUNS. In addition to her employment outside her home earlier in her career, Florence was deeply devoted to her family, friends and church. She truly loved children, raising three generations and lovingly guiding a fourth, her four beloved great-grandchildren. She was a founding member, strong supporter and communicant of St. Therese's Chapel in Gansevoort. She enjoyed square dancing and was a valued member at several square-dancing organizations in the area for many years and loved her many friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence RUSSELL, in 2007. Survivors include her son, Paul RUSSELL of Saratoga Springs; her daughter, Mary RUSSELL of Glenville; her stepdaughter, Barbara Jean LABRECQUE of Kankakee, IL; two sisters, Regina SPEANBURG of Johnsonville and Theresa PRATT of Easton; two brothers, Leo BRUNS of Latham and Fred BRUNS of Florida; one grandchild, Holly Marie ROBINSON; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Lanelle, Jessie and Iris BROWN; and several nieces and nephews. Florence deeply cared about others and strongly supported numerous charities throughout her life. Florence's sincere and genuine devotion, caring, compassion and love for her family, friends, church and others deeply touched all who knew her. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p. m. Friday, March 13, 2009 at St. Therese's Chapel in Gansevoort. A funeral service will be celebrated at 2 p. m. Friday at St. Therese's Chapel, with Deacon Dan Boyd officiating. Spring burial will be in the Millertown Cemetery in Johnsonville. The family suggests that memorials in her name be made to St. Therese Chapel in Gansevoort [a hamlet in the town of Northumberland, Saratoga County, NY]. Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville, NY 12817. (published 12 March 2009 in The Saratogian newspaper of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, NY; submitted to this website by a contributor who prefers to remain anonymous)

BRUST, Mrs. Alvah D. - BRUST. - 13 August 1934 - Mrs. Alvah D. Brust died late last night after a short illness at her home on the Troy-Hoosick Road. Mrs. Brust, before marriage, was Jennie L. Hayner, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Hayner of Brunswick. She always has been active in church and Grange affairs, being a member of Gilead Lutheran Church at Center Brunswick and Brunswick Grange. Besides her husband, survivors are a daughter, Miss Lola Brust of New York; a sister, Mrs. Russell Barrett of Wynantskill, and a brother Herbert V. Hayner of Center Brunswick. Rev. Dr. E. A. Ottman will conduct funeral services Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gilead Lutheran Church. Internement in Oakwood cemetery. (date and name of newspaper not noted; submitted to this website by Michelle Mavigliano)

BRUST, Alvah D. - BRUST. - At Center Brunswick, entered into rest, March 7, 1939, Alvah D. Brust, husband of the late Jennie Hayner; father of Lola Brust of New York City; brother of Mrs. Bertha Collins of Detroit, Michigan. Funeral private Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home of Roderick Owens of Center Brunswick, thence to the Gilead Lutheran Church at 2:15 o'clock where friends are invited. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. (date and name of newspaper not noted; submitted to this website by Michelle Mavigliano)

BRUST, Coville M. - Mr. Brust, Former RPI Worker, Dies - Coville M. BRUST, 71, of Clum's Corners, a retired machinist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, died Wednesday (14 January 1970) in Samaritan Hospital after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of the Town of Brunswick, Mr. Brust had also been a farmer for some time. He was a member of the Gilead Lutheran Church of Brunswick. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary BIEHL; one daughter, Mrs. Rolland M. CARLE of Brunswick; two brothers, John BRUST of Albany and Charles BRUST of Nagatuck, Conn.; and one sister, Mrs. Albert BLUM of Florida. Funeral services will be private at the residence, with Rev. Peter R. Suarez, pastor of the Gilead Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. (published in 1970 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website in January 2009 by a contributor who prefers to remain anonymous)

BRUST, Jacob Henry. May 30, 1941. The death of Jacob Henry BRUST, retired Tamarac farmer, occurred Friday at his home there after a long illness. He was born in Tamarac 86 years ago and resided there throughout his life. He was a member of the Gilead Lutheran Church, Center Brunswick. Survivors include his wife, formerly Miss Mary CARR; six [sic - eight?] children, Coville BRUST, Frank BRUST, and Mrs. Bart O'CONNELL of Troy and Clyde BRUST of Pittstown Corners, Henry BRUST of Florida, John BRUST of Albany, Charles BRUST of Cleveland, OH. and Mrs. Albert BLUM of Clarence, N. Y. Funeral services will be conducted from the home of his son Coville, 299 Eighth Street, this city [Troy], Monday at 2:30 p. m. Rev. Clayton Van Deusen, pastor of Gilead Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Eagle Mills. (date and name of newspaper unknown, published in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted by Michelle Mavigliano)

BRUST, Mary Beatrice (Mrs. Charles E. BRUST). - Native of Brunswick - Mrs. Charles E. BRUST of 88 Timothy Road, Nagatuck, Conn., a native of Brunswick [Rensselaer County, NY], died suddenly Tuesday at her home. The former Mary Beatrice BRUST, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Jennie ROBERTS BRUST. She was a member of the Nagatuck Congregational Church and the Nagatuck Women's Study Group. Survivors include her husband and two nieces, Betty Jane BRUST CARLE and Barbara Ann BRUST. The funeral will be held at 10 a. m. Friday from the Nagatuck Congregational Church, with Rev. George Fischer officiating. Committal services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery. (published 30 October 1968 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Michelle Mavigliano)

BRUST, Mary Della CARR. At Tamarac, August 23, 1943, Mary Della CARR, wife of the late Henry Jacob BRUST, stepmother of Coville BRUST of Tamarac, Clyde BRUST of Pittstown, Charles BRUST of Naugatuck, Conn., Frank BRUST of Troy, John BRUST of Albany, Mrs. Albert BLUM of Buffalo, Mrs. Mart O'CONNELL of Troy, and Henry BRUST of Florida. Funeral private Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late residence [on Tamarac Road, in the hamlet of Clum's Corners]. Friends may call Wednesday evening. Burial in Eagle Mills Cemetery. (date and name of newspaper unknown; submitted by Michelle Mavigliano)

BRUST, Mary H. BIEHL. - Troy - Mary H. BRUST, 86, formerly of Clum's Corners and widow of Coville BRUST, died Sunday at Highgate Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Watervliet [Albany County, NY], Mrs. Brust had resided in Clum's Corners for many years. She was a member of Green Hills Alliance Church in Brunswick. Her husband died in 1970. Survivors include a foster daughter, Ella H. SHAVER of Brunswick; a brother, Joseph BIEHL of Watervliet, two grandchildren, and a niece and nephew. The funeral will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday from Green Hills Alliance Church in Brunswick, with Rev. Charles E. Pollock, Samaritan Hospital Chaplain, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home in Raymertown [Rensselaer County, NY]. (published 29 December 1981 in the Times Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website in January 2009 by a contributor who prefers to remain anonymous)

BRUST, Norma Irene (Mrs. George M. ZYCK) - BINGHAMTON, [Broome County] NY - On February 9, 2008, Norma Irene ZYCK, 89, left this earth to journey through the Gates of Heaven. She was born Norma Irene BRUST, November 10, 1918, fourth of 11 children born to the late Alta BORNT and Waldo BRUST in Pittstown, [Rensselaer County] NY. She was married to George M. ZYCK ("Matt") for 39 wonderful years until his passing in November 1982. She is survived by two daughters, Judith Carol DENSON and her husband "Denny" of Virginia Beach, VA, and Joanne Marie DELANOY and her husband Keith of Binghamton; three grandsons, Donald DENSON, Jr. and his wife Carrie of Virginia Beach, Kevin DENSON of Navarre, FL, and Jason DELANOY and his girlfriend Gretchen of Binghamton. Norma, fondly known as "G. G.", is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Whitney Taylor, Colleen Elizabeth, Donald Lee III, Samantha Mae, and Keagan James, and soon to be a sixth, Breanna Leigh; her sisters, Iva BONESTEEL of Troy, Elva GOLINSKI of Hoosick Falls, and Beryl KROUGH of Troy; her brothers, David BRUST of Cabool, MO, and Kenneth BRUST of Troy; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Rose DICKINSON, Edna CUSHMAN, and Marjorie WAIT, and by her brothers Elton BRUST and Ronald BRUST. Although they came from different backgrounds, a country farm girl and a city slicker, Norma and Matt married in 1943 and were devoted to each other. Norma's favorite pastime was spending time with her family, especially her grandsons and her great-grandchildren. She lived a full, happy and long life and was a loving sister, mother and wife. She was a lifetime member of the Polish Community Center and Auxiliary of Albany; a member of the Polish-American Citizens' Club, the Colonie Elks Auxiliary #2192, and the St. Francis de Sales Senior Citizen Center; a former member of the Church of St. Casimir's; an avid bingo player; and a worker at the Polish Community Center. She was a longtime member, along with Matt and many of her friends, of the West End Rug Mixed Bowling League. Funeral services will be held in the Lasak & Gigliotti Funeral Home, 8 Dudley Heights, (Northern Blvd.) Albany, Thursday morning at 9:45 and 10:30 o'clock at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 609 Central Avenue, Albany. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may also call at the funeral home Wednesday, 4 to 7 p. m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, reuniting Norma and Matt again for eternity. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Norma's memory to the American Diabetes Association, 356 N. Midler Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13206; to the Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad, 261 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901; or to the Prospect Terrace Fire Department, 382 Prospect Street, Binghamton, NY 13905. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to 2 Maiden Lane, Binghamton, NY 13905.

We knew little that afternoon that God was going to call your name;
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same;
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone;
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide;
And though we cannot see you, you will be forever at our side.
(published 12 February 2008 in the Times Union newspaper of Albany, Albany County, NY; submitted to this website by Edie Emmi)

BRUST, Ronald E. - SARATOGA SPRINGS - Ronald E. BRUST, of Saratoga Springs, died following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, with his loving family at his side. He was 57. Born Nov. 3, 1950 in Troy, he was a son of Ronald W. and Irene (CARKNARD) BRUST. Ron was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving during Vietnam. He was employed by the Watervliet Arsenal as a quality-control inspector. Ron was a very warm and loving husband, father, brother, son, grandfather and father-in-law. He will be greatly missed. He was especially happy when he was spending time with his grandchildren; he also enjoyed gardening, painting or watching the races at the horse track. He was an avid New York Jets fan. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Merleann (DELUDE), and his mother, Irene. He is also survived by his daughters, Jody (Ryan) KENDRICK of Ravena, Jennifer BRUST of Waterford and Nicole (Michael Jr) PICKEL of Clifton Park; his grandchildren, Tory and Jenna KENDRICK and Aaliyah RICKS; his brothers, David BRUST of Mechanicville, Gerald BRUST of Schaghticoke, Terry BRUST of Valley Falls, John BRUST of Mechanicville and Michael BRUST of Valley Falls; his sister, Tracey (BRUST) MOWREY of Valley Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Ronald W. BRUST, and his brother, Gerry BRUST. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 8 p. m. Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, 584-5373. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, with military honors. Memorial contributions in memory of Ron may be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY. (published 23 June 2008 in The Saratogian newspaper of Saratoga Springs, saratoga County, NY; submitted to this website by Edie Emmi)

BUGBEE, Josiah. - Another Revolutionary hero gone. - Died at his residence in Sandlake on the 20th inst., after a short illness, Josiah Bugbee, in the 87th year of his age. A respectable citizen, and a distinguished hero of '76, who had the honor of combating in several battles with the enemies of his country. (published 25 June 1839 in column 6 of page 2 of the Northern Budget newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Dennis Marr)

BULSON, Willis E. - Willis E. BULSON, 64, Westmere, native of Center Brunswick, died August 1 (1977) in the Veteran's Hospital, Albany. Willis was a U. S. Navy veteran of two wars, World War II and the Korean War, having served in the Navy for 23 years. He was a member of Berne Masonic Lodge, Guilderland Lodge of Elks, and the Voorheesville Rod and Gun Club, and was grounds foreman for the Normanskill Country Club, Delmar. Willis is survived by his wife, Eleanor MAHONEY BULSON; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Judith) JENSEN, Castleton, Eleanor BULSON and Eileen BULSON, both of Westmere; a son, Staff Sergeant Kenneth BULSON, Fort Riley, Kansas; two brothers, Walter BULSON and Alfred BULSON, Spiegletown; and a sister, Mrs. Myrna GADOUA, Troy. He was a brother of the late Willard BULSON. He is also survived by one grandchild. Funeral services were held August 4 from the Hans Funeral Home, Albany, with burial in Memory Gardens, Colonie. (published 4 October 1977 in The Centinel newspaper; transcribed from Vol. 2, No. 40; submitted to this website by Michelle Mavigliano)

BURDICK, George E. - George E. BURDICK, 72, of Berlin, N. Y., brother of Dr. H. L. BURDICK, Milton [Wisconsin], died Monday, Oct. 10, at Cohoes Memorial Hospital [in Cohoes, Albany County, NY]. Born April 29, 1905, in Albion, Wis., he was a son of the late Harvey and Beula BURDICK. He was a graduate of Milton College [in 1927] and received his graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. At the time of his retirement in 1972, he was chief fish and wildlife ecologist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and an internationally-known authority on water pollution. Survivors include his wife, the former Helen F. CLARKE; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy ELLIOTT of Otego, N.Y.; two brothers, Ralph LAURENCE, of Edgerton, and Dr. H. LAURENCE, of Milton; and a granddaughter, Beth ELLIOTT. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy RASMUSSEN. Funeral services were held Oct. 12 in Petersburg, N. Y., with interment in the cemetery of the Berlin Seventh Day Baptist Church, of which he was a longtime member and trustee. Dr. and Mrs. BURDICK attended from Wisconsin. (published Thursday, 20 October 1977 on page 16 of The Milton Courier newspaper of Milton, Rock County, WI; submitted to this website by Jon Saunders of Omaha, Nebraska)

BURGAN, Emma Jane TURNER. - BURGAN - At her residence, 238 Lincoln Ave., Dec. 25, 1957, Emma Jane TURNER BURGAN, wife of Thomas T. BURGAN Sr; mother of Thomas T. BURGAN Jr. and Mrs. Jane MADDUX, both of Troy; grandmother of Diana BURGAN, Paula BURGAN, Richard BURGAN, Gale MADDUX and Dona MADDUX, all of Troy; sister to Sarah TURNER of Troy and George TURNER of Selkirk. Funeral service Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bryce Funeral Home, 1820 Fifth Ave. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening. Interment in Elmwood Hill Cemetery. Parking for evening visitors in the parking lot at Roadway and Union St. (publication facts unknown; submitted to this website by Edie Emmi)

BURGAN, Emma Jane TURNER. - Mrs. Emma Burgan, 63, Stricken Fatally - Mrs. Emma BURGAN, 63, of 238 Lincoln Ave., was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday afternoon at Samaritan Hospital, where she was taken from her home by Ambulance Service Corp. Coroner Anthony E. Matera said death was due to natural causes. The woman had been under the care of a physician, he stated. The fire department was rushed to the woman's home at 4:54 p. m. by Hosemen Frank Magnetto and Stephen Langlais of Central Fire Station. Surviving Mrs. Burgan are a son, Thomas BURGAN Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Jane MADDUX, both of Troy; a brother, George TURNER of Selkirk, and a sister, Miss Sarah TURNER of Troy; four granddaughters; and one grandson. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Bryce Funeral Home, 1820 5th Ave. Interment will be in the Elmwood Hill Cemetery. (published 26 December 1957 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Edie Emmi)

BURGAN, Thomas T., Sr. - Thomas T. Burgan, Sr., 81, of 129 4th St., Troy, a retired employee of Welsbach Corp. of Philadelphia, died suddenly at his residence Monday [10 August 1970]. He had been under the care of a physician, who ruled that death was due to natural causes. A resident of Troy for the past 26 years, Mr. Burgan was a native of Baltimore, Md. [born 11 March 1889], and had resided in East Orange, N. J. for a number of years. He was the widower of the former Emma Jane TURNER. Survivors include a son, Thomas T. BURGAN, Jr., of Johnsonville; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Ann MADDUX of Castleton; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday from Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home, Raymertown, with Rev. Donald E. Ouellette, pastor of Christ Methodist Church of Johnsonville, officiating. Interment will be in Norton Cemetery, Pittstown. (publication facts unknown; submitted to this website by Edie Emmi)

BURGAN, Thomas T., Jr. - JOHNSONVILLE - Thomas T. BURGAN, Jr., 83, of St. Monica's Lane, died Saturday, February 6, 1999 at his residence following a long illness. Born in Troy [18 May 1915], he was the son of the late Thomas T. BURGAN, Sr. and the former Emma Jane TURNER, and the husband of Madeline E. GROGAN BURGAN, who survives. Mr. Burgan graduated from East Orange High School and Drake Business College in Orange, NJ. For more than 45 years, Mr. Burgan was employed by the former Penn Central Railroad, which became Amtrak, and was the owner and operator of the former Burgan's Detective Agency in Troy for more than 25 years. Mr. Burgan retired in 1975. A resident of Johnsonville for more than 33 years, Mr. Burgan was a member of the Johnsonville United Methodist Church and a 45-year member of the United Transportation Union Local #0349. Among his many hobbies, Mr. Burgan enjoyed sailing his boat and was an avid animal lover, adopting and caring for many stray dogs thoughout his lifetime. In addition to his wife, Mr. Burgan is survived by a son, Richard T. BURGAN of Roseville, MI; three daughters, Paula HOFFMAN of Metamorea, MI, Rev. Diane J. MORRISON of Mesa, AZ and Lori Ann BISHOP of Johnsonville; a sister, Jane MADDUX of Harwich, MA and Jupiter, FL; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two nieces. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 1999 at 11:00 a. m. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 2237 NY 7, Raymertown, with Rev. Jim Fry officiating. Burial will take place in the spring at Island Hill Cemetery in Buskirk at the convenience of the family. Family members and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p. m. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 8 North Lake Ave., Troy, NY, or to the American Cancer Society, Rensselaer County Unit, 1450 Western Ave., Albany, NY, in memory of Thomas T. Burgan, Jr. (publication facts unknown; submitted to this website by Edie Emmi)

BURKE, Geraldine M. JONES (Mrs. Donald BURKE) - Geraldine M. BURKE - CASTLETON - Geraldine M. JONES BURKE, 51, of Maple Hill Road, Castleton [Rensselaer Co NY], died suddenly at her home on Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2000. Mrs. Burke was born Dec. 30, 1948 in Albany, daughter of Henry and Doris TULLOCH JONES. The family moved to Lydius Street in Guilderland [Albany Co NY], where she grew up. She graduated from Guilderland High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Brockport and her Master of Arts degree from the University at Albany. She had taught math at Shaker High School since 1970. Mrs. Burke was a member of the Old Helderberg Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, which she served as secretary. She was a member of the Dutch Settlers of Albany, the EDDY Family Association and the Eddy Homestead Association of Middleboro, Mass., and the BRADT Family Association. She was a communicant and lay minister at Sacred Heart Church in Castleton. Mrs. Burke made many of her own clothes. She had planted over 1,000 bulbs at the house she and her husband had built in Castleton, and she also had a small vegetable garden. In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Donald BURKE; a son, Patrick BURKE of Bloomington, Ind.; a sister, Antoinette ANDERSON of Danvers, Mass.; two nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a. m. Saturday at the Ray Funeral Home, 59 Seaman Ave.; and at 10 a. m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p. m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205 or to the American Red Cross, 2 Clara Barton Dr., Albany, NY 12208. (published on an unspecified date in the Times Union newspaper of Albany, Albany County, NY, and 24 March 2000 in the Daily Gazette newspaper of Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY; submitted by Edith Emmi)

BURNS, Anna. - BURNS, Anna - Mrs. Anna BURNS, resident for many years of Troy, died yesterday morning at her home, 1814 Sixth Avenue, Watervliet, after a short illness. She was born in Troy. Mrs. Burns was the widow of William S. BURNS. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Watervliet, and the Rosary Society. The survivors are two sons, William J. BURNS and Joseph W. BURNS of Troy; a daughter, Mrs. William RILEY [Emily RILEY] of Watervliet; and four sisters, Mrs. John [Molly] STRANG and the Misses Alice, Margaret, and Theresa MACDONALD of Troy. The funeral will be held from the home and from St. Patrick's Church. (published 30 March 1951 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; transcribed and submitted to this website by Stephanie Burns)

BURT, Rose Ann SALISBURY (Mrs. Charles L.). - BURT - Wednesday morning, March 26, 1919, Rose Ann Salisbury, wife of Charles L. Burt, aged 61 years. Friends are invited to attend [the] funeral at the residence, 9 Glen Avenue, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. (pubished 29 March 1919 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; transcribed and submitted to this website by Lin Van Buren)

BUSHNELL, Donald D. - CASTLETON - Donald D. Bushnell, 67, died Wednesday at St. Peter's Hospice Inn in Albany. Born in Scotia, he was the son of the late Floyd and Anna Horning Bushnell and the husband of Laurie M. Kaniff Bushnell of Castleton. Mr. Bushnell was employed with General Electric for many years. Upon his retirement, he became a horse rancher and owner of the A-1 Pony Rental. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Thomas Bushnell of Gansevoort; a stepson, Larry Kubes of Scotia; a brother, Edward Bushnell of Scotia; and three grandchildren. The memorial service will be held at 1 p. m. Sunday at the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., 336 Third St., Troy. (published Friday, 11 February 2000 in the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; unable to determine who the submitter was)

BUSONE, Mary (Mrs Frederick J. MCMILLIAN Sr.). - Troy - Mary BUSONE MCMILLIAN of Hill St. [Troy, Rensselaer County, NY] died Sunday at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson [Columbia County, NY] after a brief illness. Born in Watervliet [Albany County, NY], she was the widow of Frederick J. MCMILLIAN Sr. She graduated from Catholic Central High School, Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. Survivors include eight daughters: Debra ALBERINO, Sandy CERUTTI both of Troy, Cynthia V. CALVANESE of Albany, Pamela VELESQUEZ of Florida, Michele ELTING of California, Marsha MCMILLAN [sic] of Cohoes [Albany County, NY], Carla LEWIS of Troy, and Candice WONOFSLEY of Washington State; two sons, Frederick J. MCMILLAN Jr. [sic] and Scott MCMILLIAN [sic] both of Troy, 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 8:45 am Thursday from John H. Clinton Funeral Home, Washington Park and 3rd St., Troy [and] at 9:30 am at St Mary's Church, Troy. (published 12 May 1997 on page 2B of the Troy Record newspaper of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; submitted to this website by Kathy)

BUTTON, Charlotte. - Miss Charlotte BUTTON, 74, Brunswick, daughter of the late Myron and Lily SHERMAN BUTTON, died August 2 (1977) in the Memorial Hospital, Albany, after a short illness. Charlotte had lived most of her life in the Troy area and had recently made her home with a niece, Mrs. Beatrice BORNT, Brunswick. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Lansingburgh. Survivors, in addition to her niece, are a brother, Harlow BUTTON, Carroll's Grove Road, Brunswick, also several nephews and nieces. Her late sisters were Irma ROWLAND, Nina SHERMAN and Mildred SHERMAN. Funeral services were held from the Howard B. Tate and Son Funeral Home, Raymertown, with the Rev. Harry Heintz, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating on August 5. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke, with friends as bearers. (published 4 October 1977 in The Centinel newspaper; transcribed from Vol. 2, No. 40; submitted to this website by Michelle Mavigliano)

BUTTON, Louise R. ROCKWELL - Louise R. (ROCKWELL) BUTTON, 96, of Kendallville [Noble County, IN], died Friday, March 27, 2009 in Shepherd of the Hill, Kendallville. Mrs. Button attended Pelham Memorial High School in New York. She was a graduate of Syracuse University in 1933 and of Columbia University. She was an English teacher in Schaghticoke, [Rensselaer County] New York. Upon moving to Kendallville in 1958, she was an English teacher for the East Noble School Corporation at the Avilla Middle School for 14 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville, where she served as an elder, deacon and president of the women's association. She was also a member of the Calvin Circle, Alpha Phi sorority at Syracuse University, Eta Phi Epsilon, the Noble County Retired Teachers' Association, the Kendallville Day Care Board and local bridge clubs. She was born September 20, 1912, in Meriden, Connecticut, to Charles F. ROCKWELL and Ada COE. On August 28, 1939, in New Rochelle, [Westchester County] New York, she married Irving C. BUTTON. He preceded her in death on February 19, 1996. Surviving are a son, David R. BUTTON of Kendallville; a niece, Sally WADE of Santa Monica, California; caregivers Lois Strunk, Wanda Amburgey, Robin Wylie, and Jackie Rowlison; and special friends of the family Robert and Dorothy Sorensen of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William F. COE [sic - William F. ROCKWELL] and Thomas B. COE [sic - Thomas B. ROCKWELL]. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at 2 p. m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, with Rev. Stan Kessler officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville, at a later date. Calling will be Monday, March 30, 2009, from 6 to 7:30 p. m. at the funeral home and one half hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Preferred memorials are to the National Parkinson Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com. (published 28 March 2009 in the Fort Wayne Daily News newspaper of Auburn, IN and 29 March 2009 in the Fort Wayne News Sentinel newspaper of Fort Wayne, IN; published online at http://www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com; submitted to this website by Edith Emmi, who writes, "Mrs. Button was the wife of Irving C. Button, b. 9 Oct 1906 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, NY.")



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