-- Hazel Holley Gray
October 28, 2014
Hazel Holley Gray lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease at her son’s home in Boynton Beach, Florida, at the age of 86 on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014.
Hazel was born on September 10th, 1928, in Walton, NY, to Emma and Robert Holley. She graduated from Walton High School before relocating to Canajoharie, NY, where she was a longtime resident.
On May 1st, 1948, Hazel married Alvin Gray of Lassellsville, NY. Hazel was a secreta ...
-- Charlotte Deckro Bobilin
October 28, 2014
“Pink,” of Charlotte, NC, passed away on October 28, 2014 surrounded by love with her family at her bedside. Born Charlotte Elizabeth Deckro on March 4, 1944 in Amsterdam, NY, the daughter of the late Charlotte and Floyd Deckro. She graduated from Fonda-Fultonville Central School in 1962 and the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. She spent many years as a clothing designer in the tri-state area. Her Halloween designs and costumes won n ...
-- Frances “Fran” Arduini
October 26, 2014
Frances “Fran” Arduini, 89, of Newport, NC, formerly of Fort Plain, NY died Sunday, October 26, 2014, in Austin, TX.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 30, at Brooks Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas R. Davis officiating. The interment will be private.
She was born in Canajoharie, NY on January 18, 1925 to Michael and Elizabeth Roberts Acovangelo.
She was employed as a Registered Nurse fo ...
-- Gertrude R. Heiser
October 18, 2014
Mrs. Gertrude R. Heiser, 95, of Clinton Road, Canajoharie, New York passed away at home on October 18, 2014.
Born on February 12, 1919 in Stone Arabia, NY, she was the daughter of Thruman R. Groff and Ruth Rackmyer Groff.
She was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, Class of 1936 and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Heiser was employed as a bookkeeper for the former Flume & Fuller Feed Store in Palatine Bridge, NY retiring in 1964 after ...
-- Mr. David R. Brown
October 12, 2014
Mr. David R. Brown, III, age 73, of Fort Plain, NY (Town of Minden), passed away on Sunday October 12, 2014 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY with his family at his side. He was a former resident of Camden, NY.
He was born on December 27, 1940 in Rome, NY a son of the late David R. Brown, Jr. and Adeline (Brewster) Brown. He graduated from Camden Central High School, Class of 1958. He began his working career with Mohawk Airlines then later USAir. He ...
-- Veda L. Chiarotto
October 1, 2014
Mrs. Veda L. Chiarotto, 81, of Moyer Street, Canajoharie, New York died Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, surrounded by her family, following a long illness.
She was born on May 15, 1933 in Frankfort, NY. She was the daughter of Steven Loiacono and Mamie Virgilio Loiacono and was a lifetime area resident.
Mrs. Chiarotto was a graduate of Canajoharie High School, Class of 1949.
On September 23, 1950 at the former S ...
-- Henry Chris Buhrmaster
September 28, 2014
Henry Chris Buhrmaster, 73 of the Baum Road, St. Johnsville, NY passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Palatine Nursing Home, Palatine Bridge, NY where he has been a resident since march of this year.
He was born on January 24, 1941 in Fort Plain, NY the son of the late Henry and Martha (Barney) Buhrmaster. He was a attended Fort Plain Schools and was a graduate of the Wilbraham Academy, Wilbraham, Mass. Class of 1959.
Mr. Buhrmaster began wor ...
-- Norma G. De Vost
September 17, 2014
Mrs. Norma G. De Vost, 93, formerly of Canal Street, Fort Plain, and most recently of Montgomery Street, Canajoharie, New York died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Wilkinson Center in Amsterdam, NY, following a brief illness.
Born on June 9, 1921 in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of John and Bertha Gould. She had been a resident of the Fort Plain area since 1944.
Mrs. De Vost was a mother and homemaker in Fort Plain, NY.
She was a communicant of Ou ...
-- Joan Gladys (Essler) Foster
September 10, 2014
Joan Gladys (Essler) Foster passed peacefully on September 10th, 2014.
Joan was born in Fort Plain, NY on March 23rd, 1933.
She graduated from Fort Plain Central School and Albany Business College. Joan retired from UHS and was a Mary Kay Consultant for the Broome County area.
Joan is a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Vestal, NY.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth Essler and Edna C. Waufle. Joan is surviv ...
Paul E. Kennerknecht
September 7, 2014
Mr. Paul E. Kennerknecht, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 7, 2014 in the Mohawk Valley Health Center.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 31, 1925 to Ambrose and Jesse Kennerknecht. He was a graduate of the Van Hornesville Central School class of 1944. He was a dairy farmer until a fire changed his livelihood. After the fire he was hired as part of a crew that constructed the NYS Thruway in the Mohawk Valley. He was empl ...
-- DeWayne J. “Joey” Barker
August 29, 2014
DeWayne J. “Joey” Barker, 69, of New Turnpike Road, Fort Plain, NY, passed away peacefully Friday evening August 29, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his bed side.
Born October 24, 1944 in Fonda, NY, he was the son of the late DeWayne and Avis Rhodes Barker. He was a graduate of the Fonda High School Class of 1962.
Joey owned and operated the Barker Farm in Fonda until 1984. He then started his own business cutting an ...
-- George Lamont Bidwell IV
August 25, 2014
George Lamont Bidwell IV, proprietor of Bidwell Orchard’s died suddenly on Monday, August 25, 2014. He was 56.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, New York 13317.
Please visit the online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.
-- Edith A. Brown
August 20, 2014
Mrs. Edith A. Brown, formerly of St. Johnsville, NY died p ...
-- Richard John Burke
June 28, 2014
Mr. Richard John Burke, 67, of California died June 28th, 2014.
Born on September 7th, 1946 in Manhattan, NY, he was the son of the late Richard Burke of Fort Plain, NY and Madeline Jones Burke of Long Island. He attended Fort Plain Central School.
Mr. Burke was employed as a cross country truck driver most of his life.
Mr. Burke is survived by his son, Adam and his wife, Victoria Warren of California; two sisters, Barbara ...
-- Miriam English
August 6, 2014
Miss Miriam English, 68, formerly of Otsego Street, Canajoharie, New York died, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Palatine Nursing Home, with her family by her side.
Born on May 8, 1946 in Morristown, NJ, she was the daughter of John Murray English and Johanna Foley English. Miriam was a graduate of Morristown High School. She had been a resident of the local area for the past 14 years, previously residing in Morristown, NJ.
Miss English was an Office Administrator f ...
-- Michael Rosemyer
August 21, 1924 - July 30, 2014
A Memorial Mass was held at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Holland Patent at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 5th.
Interment followed at Salisbury Rural Cemetery, Salisbury, NY.
In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Mr. Michael Rosemyer may be made to the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter, Inc., 133 Hilltop Road, Sprakers, NY 12166.
Please sign the online guestbook for Mr. Rosemyer at www.houghtalingandsmith.com.
-- Beverly B. Siver
-- Chester L. Dillenbeck Sr.
July 22, 2014
Mr. Chester L. Dillenbeck, Sr., 69, of Crouse Street, Fort Plain, New York died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Little Falls Hospital, following a brief illness.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. at The Chapel of Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.
Please sign the online guestbook for Mr. Dillenbeck and view his full obituary at www.houghtalingandsmith.com.
-- Bertha E. (Betty) ...
-- Irene C. Austin
July 18, 2014
Irene C. Austin, 85 formerly of Ft. Plain, NY passed away Friday July 18, 2014 at the Valley Health Services Center in Herkimer following a long illness.
Born in the Town of Root, NY on September 26, 1928 a daughter of the late Henry and Marcia Vosburgh Christman. She was a lifelong area resident and attended Canajoharie Schools.
She worked at the former Phil Wick Mills and Beech-Nut in Ft. Plain for many years. She was also a homemaker and too ...
-- Linda S. Hoshlyk
July 9, 2014
Linda S. Hoshlyk, 61, of Broadalbin passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness.
Born January 22, 1953 in Amsterdam she was a daughter of Stephen and the late Rita Warren Hoshlyk.
Linda retired in 2008 from the St. Johnsville Central School District as a teacher and administrator after over 30 years of loyal and faithful service. She was an active member of the PI Ch ...
-- Millicent Florence Hoffman Ellsworth
July 4, 2014
Mrs. Millicent Florence Hoffman Ellsworth, 77, of Palatine Bridge, New York, passed from this world into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior on Independence Day, July 4, 2014, at Bassett Healthcare of Cooperstown, New York after a long and difficult illness.
She was born on January 17, 1937, the younger child of Ellsworth Hoffman and Kathryn Smith Hoffman when they lived on Ellsworth Street in Amsterdam, New York. Millie attended Wo ...
-- James O. Dygert
June 30, 2014
James O. Dygert, 75, of Canajoharie, NY passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam after a brief illness, his loving family was by his side.
Born in Marshville, NY on October 15, 1938, the son of the late Arthur H. and Elva Frantzman Dygert.
Jim graduated from Canajoharie High School in 1956. He served in the United States Army in Germany from November 1961 to November 1964. He was a proud veteran. He was a member of the ...
-- Alfred A. Horning
May 31, 2013
Alfred A. Horning, 91, of Saint Cloud, Florida, passed away, Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at Winter Park Towers, Winter Park, Florida. Alfred was born in Fonda, New York on November 8, 1922, the son of the late Oliver and Phobie (Scott) Horning.
Al was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.
Al was dearly loved and thought of in his community and was always lending a helping hand wherever he was needed. He served as a longtime volunteer for ...
-- Vernon Ford Bailey Jr.
June 10, 2014
Vernon Ford Bailey Jr., Davenport, New York, age 68, died at his residence Tuesday June 10, 2014.
Vern was born June 17, 1945 at Stamford, New York, the son of Vernon Ford Bailey, Sr. and Margaret “Clark” Bailey.
He married Judith Smith on February 9, 1985 at Davenport, New York.
Vern was a man of many talents and a person known for his generosity to family and people in need.
He graduated from Gilboa Central School in 1963 and att ...
-- Patsy and Connie Grippe
Patsy and Connie Grippe will be interred in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Canajoharie, on Friday June 20th at 1 p.m. All who wish may attend.
-- Mary Brower Henderson
Mrs. Mary Brower Henderson, 95, of Winnetka, Illinois, died June 22, 2013 at her home.
A spring interment graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Canajoharie Falls Cemetery with Rev. Virginia Ogden officiating.
Arrangements are under the dir ...
-- Robert William Greene
May 29, 2014
Robert William Greene, 69, of Coxsackie, NY passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born May 20, 1945 in Amsterdam, NY he was a son of the late Durward and Marian Gramps Greene.
Robert proudly served his county in the Navy during Vietnam. He was also very active with the local chapter of the Wounded Warrior Project. Robert retired from the Coxsackie Correctional Facility as a Corrections Officer a ...
-- Selma Mary Berry
February 28, 2014
Mrs. Selma Mary Berry, 90, formerly of Canal Street, Fort Plain, New York died Friday, February 28, 2014 at Palatine Nursing Home.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Canajoharie with Rev. Virginia Ogden officiating.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday from 10:00-11:00am at the Church.
Burial will take place in Fort Plain Cemetery.
Arrangements a ...