-- Paul Rocco Battisti
June 8, 2016
Paul Rocco Battisti, formerly of St. Johnsville, New York, and most recently of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away on June 8, 2016, at age 92.
He was a humble, kind man who grew up farming the Home Town Dairy with his family. In later years, Paul worked as a highly skilled union carpenter, building everything from industrial plants and houses to fine cabinetry. The consummate handyman, this man of many talents could make or fix just about anything.
-- Rose M. Dolan
May 28, 2016
Rose M. Dolan, 98, passed away peacefully at her home in St. Johnsville on Saturday, May 28, 2016, with her loving son and daughter-in-law at her side.
Rose was born on Feb. 16, 1918, in Fonda, New York, the daughter of the late Saverio and Madeline (Giaquinto) Papa and was educated in St. Johnsville schools.
Rose was married to Burton Dolan on Nov. 23, 1950 at St. Patrick’s Church in St. Johnsville, New York. The couple shared a caring union of 47 years unti ...
-- David Erwin
May 11, 2016
Mr. David Erwin, 64, of Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, New York, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at St. Johnsville Nursing Home.
Born on Oct. 9, 1951, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of Earl Erwin and Geraldine Kuhns Erwin.
He was a veteran of the US Airforce serving from 1972-74.
Mr. Erwin is survived by his brother, Robert Erwin of Canajoharie, New York.
A graveside service was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Canajoharie Fa ...
-- Barbara Ann Baker
April 28, 2016
Miss Barbara Ann Baker, 51, of Monroe Street, St. Johnsville, New York, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 28, 2016, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica.
Born on Dec. 10, 1964, in Amsterdam, New York, she was the daughter of Donald A. Baker and Marjorie Fonda Baker. She was a high school graduate and a lifetime area resident.
Barbara worked for Exel in Johnstown.
She was of Protestant faith.
Her niece, Kristina Marie Horning, and brother-in-law, W ...
-- Marion L. Cechnicki
April 24, 2016
Marion L. Cechnicki, 89, of West Lyker Road, Canajoharie, New York, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at St. Mary’s Healthcare, in Amsterdam, New York. Born in Bronx, New York, on March 10, 1927, she was the daughter of Frank A. and Regina Goldschmidt Emanuel. Marion was a 1944 graduate of St. Barnabas High School, Bronx, New York.
She later relocated to Sharon Springs, New York, with her first husband, Philip DelCampo until his death. She w ...
-- Robert (Bob) J. Homkey
Robert (Bob) J. Homkey passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Glens Falls Hospital. Born in Fort Plain, New York, on Jan. 14, 1929, Bob was the son of John A. Homkey and Irene J. Bauder Homkey. He was predeceased by his wife, Sally Q. Homkey, who passed away May 2012 and his brother, Gerald A. Homkey, who passed away February 1993.
Bob married Sally A. Quinn, daughter of John M. Quinn and Pearl Mudge Quinn at Star of the Sea Church in Marb ...
-- Linda Bowden
April 11, 2016
Linda Bowden died on Monday, April 11, 2016, at her home in Canajoharie, New York, after a long illness.
She was born in Groton, Connecticut, but lived most of her life in Saratoga Springs. She was the third of the seven children of David and Leone Moyer. Linda was loved by all who knew her and appreciated her keen wit, artistic eye, and culinary gifts.
She is survived by her husband, Donald, and her daughter, Gina Zelezny; step-daughters, Carrie Bowde ...
-- Joseph Cook
April 4, 2016
Joseph Cook, 55, of the River Road, Fort Plain (Town of Danube), passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, at his residence with his loving family at his side.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1961, in Little Falls, New York, the son of Alicia (Cramer) Cook with whom he resided and the late William P. Cook, who predeceased him on Feb. 17, 1993. He was a graduate of St. Johnsville High School Class of 1980.
Joe served at one time as the treasurer of the Shu-Maker Mountain Clim ...
-- Larry S. Dingman
March 29, 2016
Mr. Larry S. Dingman, 70, of Nellis Road, Fort Plain, New York passed away peacefully at his home, early Tuesday morning, March 29, 2016.
Born on November 25, 1945 in Amsterdam, N.Y., he was the son of Silas L. Dingman and Thelma E. Smith Dingman. He was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, class of 1965 and was a lifetime area resident.
Mr. Dingman most recently drove pickup and delivery for Fucillo Auto Plex in Nelliston, N.Y., starting in 2013. He retired ...
-- Mary Ellen Kilmartin
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Mrs. Mary Ellen Kilmartin, 92, of Johnstown, New York, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, with her family by her side at the Wells Nursing Home. Born in Fonda, New York, on Feb. 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Barnard Sweet.
On Oct. 19, 1940, she was united in marriage to Dewey Kilmartin. That union lasted 36 years until his passing in July of 1976. She was also predeceased by an infant brother; her son, ...
-- Ella Chase Davis
March 1, 2016
Mrs. Ella Chase Davis, 78, died peacefully on March 1, 2016, after several years of declining health. She was born in Warnerville, New York, the daughter of the late Clifford and Leticia Chase. Ella was raised in the hamlet of Vinington where she attended a one-room schoolhouse. She was able to go visit the one-room schoolhouse in the summer of 2009 and reminisce with old friends.
On Dec. 3, 1959, she married Ernest Davis, Jr. &nbs ...
-- Edna H. Armitstead
January 20, 2016
Edna H. (Schwamb) Armitstead of Fort Plain, daughter of the late George & Anna Schwamb, passed on to her eternal home Jan. 20, 2016. Edna, born Oct. 27, 1920, in Elmhurst, New York, spent her final days at home surrounded by her family.
Edna married C. Phillip Armitstead on March 11, 1947, in Queens, New York. In 1951 they moved to upstate NY – Fort Plain area – where they owned and operated a family dairy farm until 1969.   ...
-- Ronald M. Thompson
January 9, 2016
Ronald M (Ronnie) Thompson of Cherry Valley, New York, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, New York, after a three-year battle with cancer.
Born in Cherry Valley on Jan. 23, 1943, to Harold (Pete ) and Jessie Margaret Montgomery Thompson. He was a 1960 graduate of Cherry Valley Central School. Ron served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970. Until his retirement, he was employed by Beech-Nut, Li ...
-- Leslie Everett Negus
December 29, 2015
Leslie E. Negus, 76, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. He was born to the late Bliss and Thelma Negus on Nov. 7, 1939, in New York.
Leslie is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Negus; sons Michael and Richard; brothers Vernon, Merle and Russell; grandchildren Patrick and Jane.
Leslie served for 35 years with the Ames Volunteer Fire Department, and retired from teaching at Fort Plain School in New York. He was an active member and Tru ...
-- Mrs. Darlene “Dolly” Bates
December 25, 2015
Mrs. Darlene “Dolly” Bates, 67, of Palatine Bridge, New York died on Friday, December 25, 2015 at Palatine Nursing Home, following a short illness.
Born on April 19, 1948 in Cooperstown, NY, she was the daughter of Clarence Porath and Sarah Dillenbeck Porath. She was a graduate of Fort Plain High School and was a lifetime area resident.
Mrs. Bates was most recently employed by Richardson Brands in Canajoharie and had also w ...
-- Raymond Karl (Sonny) Sanders, Sr.
December 15, 2015
Raymond Karl (Sonny) Sanders, Sr., 74, of Cornelius, NC went to his heavenly home on December 15, 2015 after a long battle against emphysema. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
Raymond was born on March 19, 1941 in Minden, NY. He was a faithful member of Davidson United Methodist Church where he attended as his health allowed. His love for God was evident in all ...
-- Frank C. Chamberlain
December 15, 2015
Frank C. Chamberlain, 76, died on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL. He leaves behind his wife of 53yrs., Mary Chamberlain, Fort Plain, NY, Ocala, FL; his sisters, Joyce Schoff, St. Johnsville, NY, Betty Weller, Burnthills, NY, Mary Lou Barton, East Greenbush, NY and Susan Hogeboom, SC; his 2 special nieces, Colleen Koch, Stephanie Oldick and 4 special gran nieces, Ashley and Chelsea Koch, Alivia Battisti, Gracelyn O ...
-- Doward E. Hoes
December 5, 2015
Mr. Doward Hoes, 90, of West Street, Fort Plain, New York died of a short illness, Saturday, December 5, 2015 at St. Mary’s in Amsterdam, surrounded by family.
Born on December 12, 1924 in Yorkville, NY, he was the son of Edward Hoes and Frances Mulkins Hoes. He was a 1942 graduate of Whitesboro High School. He entered into the US Army in December 1942, obtaining a rank of Master Sergeant. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea. On October 7, 1950, D ...
-- Ann Clayburn
December 2, 2015
Mrs. Anne Clayburn, 88, of Grand Street, Palatine Bridge died peacefully at home on December 2, 2015 surrounded by her family.
Born in Broadalbin, NY on December 21, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Harry and Stella Sirotick. She attended local schools
On September 20, 1945 she was united in marriage to Thomas Clayburn in Broadalbin, NY. That union lasted 66 years until his passing on January 27, 2011. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Staff Sg ...
-- Robert S. Jones
November 18, 2015
Robert S. Jones, 79 of Utica, formerly of Canajoharie, passed away on November 18, 2015 at Bassett Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
Robert was born September 23, 1936 in Buel the son of the late Cecil and Goldie (Prime) Jones. He was married to Cheryl Collins on February 1, 1957. Together they shared 58 years of love. He was a very loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He graduated from Canajoharie Central School in 1953. He w ...
-- Drew Lansing Fisher
November 13, 2015
Mr. Drew Lansing Fisher, 57, of Main Street, Fort Plain, New York died Friday, November 13, 2015 at Bassett Healthcare of Cooperstown, surrounded by his family.
Born on November 19, 1957 in Rhinebeck, NY, he was the son of Byron Fisher and Lois Pottenburgh Fisher. He attended Fort Plain High School and was a lifetime area resident.
Mr. Fisher enjoyed hunting and sports.
His parents and sister, Dara Horning, predeceased him.
Mr. Fisher is surv ...
-- John W. Harrington
November 8, 2015
Mr. John W. Harrington, 49, of Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, New York died on Sunday, November 8, 2015, following a brief illness, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady with his family by his side.
Born on February 12, 1966 in Amsterdam, NY, he was the son of Albon Harrington and Lizzie Dingman Harrington. He attended Fort Plain High School and was a lifetime area resident.
For the past 17 years, Mr. Harrington worked as a foreman for Keymark Corp in Fonda, NY ...
-- Michael Sanford Barnes
October 23, 2015
Mr. Michael Sanford Barnes, 61, of Canal Street, Fort Plain, New York died Friday, October 23, 2015 in Palatine Bridge, unexpectedly.
Born on June 21, 1954 in Cooperstown, NY, he was the son of the late Sanford J. Barnes and Vera Russo Barnes. He was a graduate of Cooperstown High School, Class of 1973 and had been a resident of the Fort Plain area since the early 1980s.
Mr. Barnes worked in the Maintenance Department and as a Night Cleaner at Be ...
Doreen “Dodi” Lee (Brown) Cechnicki
October 20, 2015
Doreen “Dodi” Lee (Brown) Cechnicki, 60, of Root entered the Kingdom of Heaven on October 20, 2015 surrounded by friends and loved ones in her home after she endured the struggle with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) with dignity and grace.
Dodi was born in Cobleskill, NY on February 7, 1955, the second child of Robert and Helen Brown of Carlisle. She spent the better part of her childhood worki ...
-- Mr. John J. Bracchi
October 3, 2015
Mr. John J. Bracchi, 79, of Sixth Avenue, Amsterdam died suddenly on October 3, 2015 with his family by his side. Born in Amsterdam he was the son of the late Philip and Edith Sandy Bracchi.
A lifelong city resident, John was a graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School. John worked hard all of life, mainly as a union painter for Albany Local 201. John was a member of the Columbian Social Club, Teamsters Local #294, the South Side Veterans and St. ...