-- 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. ...
-- Marjorie Elaine Baer
October 5, 2015
Mrs. Marjorie Elaine Baer , 95 , of Palatine Bridge, NY, passed away October 5, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam with her loving family at her side.
She was born on September 9, 1920 in Leesville , New York to Vernon and Lelah Horman Gardinier. She was a lifelong resident of the Canajoharie area and was a graduate of Canajoharie High School Class of 1939.
Marjorie worked as a Clerk at the Central National Bank in Canajoharie, NY until ...
-- Albert J. Biltucci
September 19, 2015
Mr. Albert J. Biltucci, Jr. of Canajoharie died peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was 89.
A lifelong area resident, Abe was born in Canajoharie on December 15, 1925 the son of the late Albert and Maddaline Ferrarini Biltucci. He attended Canajoharie schools and went on serve in the United States Navy during WWII; until his was honorably discharged.
Abe worked hard all of his life and worked at several local co ...
-- Teresa Anne Christy
September 2, 2015
Teresa Anne Christy of Nelliston, NY died peacefully on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 with her loving family by her side at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville after a long illness. She was 45 years old.
Teresa Anne was born on March 11, 1970 to Michael and Linda Christy at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, NY.
She spent some of her earlier years in Richmond, VA and St. Petersburg, FL attending the local schools there before returning to New York ...
-- Marion B. Betz
August 30, 2015
Mrs. Marion B. Betz of Amsterdam, New York died peacefully on Sunday, August 30, 2015 with her loving family by her side at St Mary’s Hospital. She was 94.
A lifelong area resident, Marion was born on April 29, 1921 to Warren and Emily Rust Mead. She was a 1937 graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School and a 1938 graduate of the Amsterdam School of Commerce. Marion was employed by Mohasco Industries and several law offices in the community ...
-- Delos A. Frasier
August 27, 2015
Mr. Delos A. Frasier, 83, of St. Hwy. 162, Sprakers, New York, passed away early Thursday morning, August 27, 2015 at Palatine Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving wife and family.
Born on August 13, 1932 in Little Falls, NY, he was the son of Miles Frasier, Sr. and Florence Dempster Frasier. He was a lifetime area resident.
Mr. Frasier work for the NYS Department of Transportation for 35 years in Highway Maintenance, retiring in 1987. Following his retirem ...
-- Myra Beam Lamphere
August 25, 2015
Myra Beam Lamphere passed away Tuesday morning, August 25, 2015. Myra was born February 21, 1927 the daughter of Emery E. and Edith Woodbeck Baxter in Roseboom.
During her life she helped her first husband run the farm for many years; she also worked at Beechnut/Lifesavers for 43 years.
Myra was a member of the Beech-Nut 25 year club and the Salem United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband Donald Lamphere of Palatine Bri ...
Kenneth G. Dillenbeck
August 14, 2015
NELLISTON – Mr. Kenneth G. Dillenbeck, born in 1939, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2015 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, NY. He lived on East Main Street. The family is grateful for the care offered by Dr. Bruce A. Kramer, nurses, and hospice staff through Bassett Healthcare.
Ken was born on June 14, 1939 in Little Falls to parents William and Lena (Smith) Dillenbeck and was educated in the Nelliston / Fort Plain areas. His marriage ...
-- David “PaPa” S. Countryman
August 5, 2015
David “PaPa” S. Countryman, 67, of Gloversville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born April 1, 1948 in Amsterdam, NY, he was the son of the late Stanley and Rita Kernan Countryman.
David was a 1966 graduate of Canajoharie High School then went on to receive his Associates Degree in Applied Science from Paul Smith College in 19 ...
-- Paul W. Luft
July 30, 2015
Paul W. Luft, 73, of The Town of Mohawk passed away peacefully Thursday, July 30, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.
Born October 25, 1941 in Fort Plain, he was a son of the late Edward and Alberta Sparks Luft. Paul was a lifelong resident of the area, graduating from Fort Plain Central School in 1959. He was dedicated worker, working for over 30 years for the NYSDOT up until his retirement.
Paul married the love of his life Laurani Moore Luft on June 11, 1960. ...
-- Tresa L. Dingman Montanye
July 18, 2015
Tresa L. Dingman Montanye, of Wynantskill, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2015 at home with her family by her side.
She was born January 19, 1972 to Ronald (deceased) and Linda Dingman. She was a 1991 graduate of Canajoharie High School and then attended the LPN program at Mildred Elley in Albany, NY graduating in 2012. Tresa was self-employed as a private LPN.
She is survived by her fiancee Paul Prosser, her daughter Chelsea Rae, her sister ...
Madeleine M. Taylor
July, 15, 2015
St. Johnsville - Madeleine M. Taylor, 86, a long time St. Johnsville resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 15, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, NY with her loving family by her side.
She was born May 19, 1929 in Queens, New York the daughter of the late Michael J. and Lucett (Guitshula) O'Brien and was a graduate of PS 125 in New York City.
Her marriage to Clyde A. (Jack) Taylor took place in September 1948 in New York City. The couple shar ...
-- Virginia W. Nolly
June 12, 2015
Virginia W. Nolly passed away peacefully on the morning of June 12, 2015 at Mountain Valley Hospice.
Born in Atkins, AR she was a graduate of Fuller High School in Hensley, AR in May 1941. During World War II she worked at Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR. She met and married Sgt. Anthony J. Nolly of Fort Plain, NY in 1945 and after a honeymoon in Mexico they moved to Fort Plain.
During her 70 years in upstate New York she was Executive Secretary at Palatine Dyein ...