-- Deward “Dewey” Kretser
November 11, 2013
Our papa, dad, husband, brother and friend had his amazing journey here on Earth come to an end on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2013; when he was called to play his guitar with the angels up in Heaven.
Dewey grew up in Fort Plain, New York. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and worked for Hanford from 1953-1968. Dewey retired from Sandvik Special Metals in 1991. He was a member of the United Methodist Church for almost 60 years.
-- Alan David Oarr
November 13, 2013
Alan David Oarr, a former resident of Montgomery and Fulton County passed away November 13th, in Yankton, South Dakota.
He was born July 23, 1959 in Amsterdam, NY to Clarence and Norma Smith Oarr.
He attended area schools and was a member of Gloversville's Class of 1978. He formerly attended St. Johnsville and Fort Plain schools.
Prior to moving to South Dakota was employed at Lee Dye, Hawkins Fabric, Continental Mills and Finkles. He was an avi ...
-- Cindy M. Gould
November 4, 2013
Cindy M. Gould, 55, of Fort Plain passed away after a short illness on November 4, 2013.
She was born July 21, 1958.
She is predeceased by her father, John Gould Jr., and her mother, Beatrice Stowell Gould.
She is survived by a daughter, Laura Bleichner; and two sisters, Deborah Blothenburg and Sandy Nellis. She also leaves behind two lifelong friends, Eric Bleichner and Drew Fisher; aunts, uncles, nieces, a nephew, and cousins.
There w ...
-- John Eric Marshall
November 4, 2013
John Eric Marshall, 54, of Fonda, passed away peacefully at his home on November 4, 2013. His loving family was by his side.
He was born December 7, 1958 in Oneida, NY. He is the son of Everett and Doris Roberts Marshall.
He has resided in Fonda for the past 13 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and snowmobiling. Most of all he enjoyed being with his family. He recently joined the Men’s Auxiliary at the VFW in Fonda.
John w ...
-- Harriet W. Thackrah
October 24, 2013
Mrs. Harriet W. Thackrah, 88, formerly of Sprakers, New York died, Thursday, October 24, 2013 at St. Mary’s Healthcare of Amsterdam.
Born on May 31, 1925 in Amsterdam, NY, she was the daughter of William and Edna Godden.
She was a graduate of Wilbur-Lynch High School and was a lifetime area resident.
Mrs. Thackrah was a clerk for the US Postal Service in Sprakers, NY for over 20 years, retiring in 1989.
She had been a very active member of the ...
-- Leland K. Dunnells Jr.
October 14, 2013
Leland was born June 13, 1930 in East Parsonsfield Maine, he graduated in 1948 from Parsen High School, and married Joan M. Avil in 1948.
Leland joined the army in 1949 fought in Korean war until 1951. He later attended college from 1952-1956.
He taught Biology in the Fort Plain school district from 1956-1986. Leland is survived by his son Scot E. Dunnells of Springvale, ME., Mark B. Dunnells of Fort Plain, NY. and his lovely daughter ...
-- Danny Lee Crabill
October 11, 2013
Danny Lee Crabill 53, of Sprakers NY passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 at his home.
He was born August 18, 1960 at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth VA to parents Charles and Joan Crabill.
Dan was a 1978 graduate of Canajoharie High School. After working as a carpenter and electrician for a number of years, Dan went to Danny Ward’s Farrier School in Martinsville, VA. For over 26 years Dan has been a self-employed farrier in the loca ...
-- Betsy B. Davis
October 3, 2013
Mrs. Betsy B. Davis, 87, formerly of Fort Plain, New York died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Palatine Nursing Home surrounded by her family.
Born on July 3, 1926 in Fort Plain, NY, she was the daughter of Guy Berry and Helen Moschelle Berry. She was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, class of 1943. Mrs. Davis was a lifelong area resident spending most of her life in Fort Plain prior to moving to Arkell Hall in 2009.
Mrs. Davis worked for Fred Lee Publications ...
-- Debra A. McGovern
September 25, 2013
Mrs. Debra A. McGovern, 62, of Starkville Road, Fort Plain, New York died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, September 25, 2013 at Bassett Healthcare of Cooperstown.
Born on June 18, 1951 in Little Falls, NY, she was the daughter of Gerard W. Frank and Norma Chiuminato Frank. She was a graduate of Canajoharie High School, class of 1969 and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. McGovern was a loving mother and homemaker.
She was of Catholic faith.
Mrs. McGovern ...
-- Loisanna Hager Veeder
September 22, 2013
Loisanna Hager Veeder, died Sunday September 22, 2013 at her home in Niskayuna, NY after a long illness. She is survived by three children, Carolyn Veeder Eberhard, (Anatol), Glenn John Veeder, Jr., and Mary Veeder-Civitello. She also leaves five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Loisanna was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Lt. Colonel Glenn John Veeder, Sr. (1985), granddaughter Suzanne Civitello (2000) and son Garry Lonny Vee ...
-- Velma J. Hines
August 28, 2013
Mrs. Velma J. Hines, 95, of West Madison Avenue, Johnstown, New York died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam.
Born on November 11, 1917 in Jamaica, Long Island, NY, she was the daughter of Johannis A. Jansson and Karin Rahlen Jansson. Mrs. Hines was a graduate of Sharon Springs High School, class of 1934. She resided in Canajoharie and Amsterdam most of her life, moving to Gloversville in 1999 and then to Johnstown.
During Wo ...
-- Joseph F. Abbadessa
August 26, 2013
Mr. Joseph F. Abbadessa, 88, of Otsego Street, Canajoharie, New York died Monday, August 26, 2013 at St. Mary’s Healthcare of Amsterdam
following a long illness.
Born on July 19, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Frank Abbadessa and Marie S. Antonino Abbadessa. He was a local area resident since 1948, previously residing in Jersey City. He was a graduate of Dickerson High School in Jersey City and later received his Associate’s deg ...
-- Timothy Jason Drumm
August 11, 2013
Mr. Timothy Jason Drumm, 42, of Harrisburg, NC passed away Sunday August 11, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Amsterdam, NY on September 2 1970. Timothy excelled in all sports and graduated Valedictorian from Canajoharie High School. He also graduated with honors from SUNY Albany with undergraduate and masters degrees. Following his education he was employed by NBT Bancorp as a Mortgage Manager before relocating to Charlotte, ...
-- David C. Purdy
August 8, 2013
Mr. David Charles Purdy, 76, of Old Meadow Road, St. Johnsville, New York was called home by Jesus his Saviour on Thursday afternoon, August 8, 2013 while he was a patient at Bassett Healthcare of Cooperstown.
He was born on April 22, 1937 in Norwalk, CT, son of the late Charles Walter Purdy and Iva Beers Purdy. His family moved to New York State where he continued his education.
He also attended Practical Bible Training School, Johnson City, NY.
He was t ...
-- Sue L. Burt
August 2, 2013
Mrs. Sue L. Burt, 75, of Spring Street, Fort Plain, New York died Friday, August 2, 2013 at her home.
Born on July 29, 1938 in Lancaster, Ohio, she was the daughter of David M. Lollis, Sr. and Vira Brown Lollis.
She attended Ohio University in Athens, OH and had been a local area resident since 1988.
On June 2, 1958, Sue was married to Henry M. Burt. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1976. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Sherman and Edward Lollis.
-- Lorraine F. Lowe
May 12, 2013
Lorraine F. Lowe, 89, of Ormond Beach, Fl. and formerly of Canajoharie, NY passed away Mother's Day, May 12, 2013 at Indigo Manor in Daytona Beach, FL.
She was born January 19, 1924 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the daughter of John and Pauline Finn. She is survived by her husband Clayton Lowe to whom she was married on March 20, 1943 and the couple celebrated 70 years of marriage this year.
She attended Canajoharie High School and was formerly employed by Beech N ...
James B. Jacques
July 23, 2013
Mr. James B. Jacques, 73, of Sprakers Road, Sprakers, New York died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.
Born on June 28, 1940 in Little Falls, NY, he was the son of Joseph Jacques and Lucy Cretser. He attended St. Johnsville High School and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Jacques worked for Palatine Dye loading trucks. He also drove truck for Glen and Mohawk as well as Crowley Foods until his retirement in 2007.
James was ...
-- Ruth D. Austin
July 10, 2013
Mrs. Ruth D. Austin, 92, of Arkell Hall, Montgomery Street, Canajoharie, New York died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Palatine Nursing Home.
Born on June 14, 1921 in Canajoharie, NY, she was the daughter of Elmer Dillenback and Rebecca Hime Dillenback.
Mrs. Austin was educated in Canajoharie Schools and was a lifelong area resident, spending most of her life in Palatine Bridge. Mrs. Austin was a mother and homemaker. Along with her husband she owned and operated the ...
-- Charles “Dickie” Klump
March 31, 2013
Charles “Dickie” Klump, 72, passed away on March 31, 2013 in Myrtle Beach, SC.
A celebration of his life will be held, July 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Canajoharie Reformed Church, Front Street, Canajoahrie, NY, this is a change in the location due to the flooding. A reception will follow in his honor of his life.
-- Mrs. Sandra Przestrzelski
June 29, 2013
Mrs. Sandra Przestrzelski, 76, of Crouse Street, Fort Plain, New York died unexpectedly Saturday, June 29, 2013 at St. Mary’s Healthcare of Amsterdam.
Born on April 27, 1937 in Gloversville, NY, she was the daughter of Virgil King and Myrtle Kinnaman King. She attended Fort Plain School, later obtaining her GED, and was a lifetime area resident.
Mrs. Przestrzelski was an Aide for Fort Plain Central School until 1998. She had previously worked for ...
-- Mrs. Arleen June Wagner
June 22, 2013
Mrs. Arleen June Wagner, 78, passed away on June 22, 2013 at Little Falls Hospital.
She was born on June 20, 1935, in the Town of Palatine, daughter of the late Earl and Verna (Conklin) Stock. Arleen graduated from Fort Plain High School. She worked at Central National Bank in St. Johnsville before being united in marriage with Eugene Wagner at St. John’s Reformed Church on November 3, 1956. Arleen and Eugene were best friends. Together they shared ...
-- John Carpe
June 14, 2013
John Carpe, 86, of Klapmeyer Road, Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully Friday morning at his home, in the loving company of family.
Born in Hartford, Ct, on Dec. 8, 1926, the son of the late John and Mary Gaurei Carpe, he was raised and educated in Connecticut and moved to this area in 1973.
He proudly served with the US Army and was discharged with the rank of corporal in 1946.
John began a long career as a truck driver with various local firms. He retired in 1992 ...
-- Albert W. Cole
June 4, 2013
Mr. Albert W. Cole, 78, of Moyer Street, Canajoharie, New York died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.
Born on August 18, 1934 in Fort Plain, NY, he was the son of the late Leland Cole and Jane Dievendorf Cole.
He was a 1953 graduate of Fort Plain High School.
Mr. Cole is a Veteran of the US Army, serving from 1953 to 1956.
He retired from LifeSavers in Canajoharie in February 1989 after 33 years as an overwrap operator. Albert also worked ...
-- Myrna Douglas
May 27, 2013
Myrna Douglas, 77, of St. Johnsville passed away peacefully on Monday May 27, 2013, with her loving family by her side.
She was born July 30, 1935 in Little Falls the daughter of the late Harold and Anna (Droski) Kramer and was a graduate of St. Johnsville High School, class of 1953.
Her marriage to Robert Douglas took place on May 26, 1956 in St. Johnsville.
Mrs. Douglas was last employed as a bookkeeper for the former Dr. Dewey Boyer in Ilion, retiring in 1996. A ...
-- Kevin H. Capece
May 24, 2013
Mr. Kevin H. Capece, 50, of Northern Terrace, Fort Plain, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2013 at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville with his loving wife and best friend Joanne at his side.
Kevin was born on January 14, 1963, in Little Falls; son of Richard and Joan (Young) Capece. On December 13, 1989 he was united in marriage with Joanne Forgette at the Community House in St. Johnsville. Together they shared over 23 years of a loving marriage.
Kevin work ...