Ruth M. (Leyland) Aldrich
Ruth M. (Leyland) Aldrich of Lake Placid and formerly of the town of Day, went home to be with the Lord on April18, 2017, surrounded by her family.
She spent several years at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid due to an extended illness.
Born June 30, 1922, in Schenectady, NY, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. Leyland and Ethel G. Leyland.
Before moving to the town of Day in 1970, she resided with her family in North Troy for many years.
She was a graduate of Mechanicville High School and during World War II she worked at Watervliet Arsenal.
On August 12, 1940, she married William (Buster) Aldrich, who passed away October 6, 1995. They were married 55 years.
Survivors include a son, David K. Aldrich and his wife Chandler Ralph of Lake Placid; and a daughter, Dawn L. Graham and her husband Alfred of the town of Day. Survivors also include granddaughters, Kristin Aldrich (Sam Churco) and Randi D’Agostino; and a grandson, Ryan D. Aldrich. Her great-grandaughters include Jada Meadows and Lilyana D’Agostino and a great-grandson, Zachary Churco. She had many nieces and nephews that she cared for greatly.
A special thank you to her nephew, Jeremiah Gould, who predeceased her, and his wife Dhiana Gould who were always near.
Ruth was predeceased by four brothers, Raymond, James, Harry and Charles; and three sisters, Jeanne, Betty and Joan.
Prior to moving to Lake Placid, Ruth had been a choir member for many years singing at both the Northville United Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member, and the United Methodist Church of Northville.
She also belonged to the Steadfast class, UPW, Bible study, the Sacandaga Senior Citizens and the Red Hat Society. She was also an honorary member of the Ladies of the Lake. Her friends from her church and many organizations were ever-faithful with cards and visits and phone calls. During her last years at home she was assisted by Helen Flansburg, who gave her much loving care.
Ruth donated her body to Albany Medical College Anatomical Gift Program so that there will not be any visitations scheduled. There will be a private memorial service at the convenience of the family.
Memorials in her memory may be made the Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid, 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Ruth received excellent care and much love from all the staff, volunteers and students over her extended stay there. The family thanks each and everyone of them. A special thank you also to Sister Denise for her faithfulness.
Arrangements are in the care of Northville Funeral Service Inc., 401 Bridge Street, Northville NY 12134. Please visit the family’s online condolence website at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.
Regina (Jeannie) Bojarski
Regina (Jeannie) Bojarski, 99, of Northville, NY, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Albany Medical Center due to complications from a stroke.
Born in Schenectady on June 29, 1917, Regina was the daughter of Stanley and Anna Markowski Szczepanski. She was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. On May 4, 1940, she married Chester Bojarski, and was a homemaker. They were married for 52 years until his death in 1992. She was also predeceased by her son, Allen Bojarski; and two brothers, Eugene and Roman Szczepanski.
Regina and her husband built a summer home on Sacandaga Lake in 1950 where they entertained many friends and relatives throughout the years, and that is where she was currently residing. She was an excellent cook, and no matter how many people she had to cook for, she always did a fantastic job. She was a lifelong member of the Church of St. Adalbert and also attended St. Francis Church in Northville and St. Joseph’s Church in Broadalbin.
Her favorite pastime was playing the Spite & Malice card game with her neighbors and friends and playing 500 Rummy with her daughter, her favorite nephew Richard (who always let her cheat), and his wife Mary. She also liked to do Word Search puzzles, play bingo, go to casinos, travel every year to Las Vegas with her daughter, and was an avid Yankees fan who rarely missed a game on TV. She was a longtime member of the Channel Masters Bowling League and bowled with the GE Women’s Club League also. She is also a former member of the Mt. Carmel Seniors.
She is survived by her loving daughter and best friend, Linda Bojarski; two grandsons, Gary Bojarski (Bonny) and Michael Bojarski; and two great-grandsons, Michael Jr. and Matthew Bojarski. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in her memory can be made to: Northampton Ambulance, P.O. Box 155, Northville, NY 12134 and the Edinburg Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 904, Northville, NY 12134.
Adelina “Lena” Christiano, age 98, of Gloversville, died Thursday morning, April 20, 2017, at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, Gloversville, where she had resided for the past five years.
She was born September 29, 1918, in Gloversville, the daughter of Joseph and Angeline DiCiero Salvatore. She worked as a glove maker at various glove shops in the area including Grandoe Corp., Gates Mills, Rubin Gloves and Daniel Hayes Co.
Lena was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph Christiano of Las Vegas, Nevada and John Christiano (Susan) of Gloversville; two grandchildren, Amie Christiano and Peter Christiano (Jennifer); two great-grandsons, Grayson Christiano and Asher Christiano, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Lena was predeceased by her husband, Peter V. Christiano; a son, Frank Christiano; her brother and two sisters, Frank Salvatore, Anne Gentile and Irene Rizzo and also by her parents.
Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Church of the Holy Spirit, 151 S. Main St., Gloversville or to Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, 99 E. State St., Gloversville, NY 12078.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brbsfuneral.com.
Yvonne Claire Young Crocetta
Yvonne “Bonnie” Claire Young Crocetta, 72, born in Gloversville, N.Y., current resident of Leesburg, Fla./ Selkirk, N.Y., passed away on April 17, 2017, at St. Peter’s Hospital after battling a long-term illness.
Bonnie was the daughter of James O. Young and Flora V. Aesch and sister to Dennis G. Young. A graduate of the class of 1962 at Mayfield High School, she attended Albany Business College before earning her paralegal degree from SCCC, which would eventually lead to her work for Honorable Judge Mario Albanese in Gloversville and later her position as office manager at NYS OCTF in Albany for over 20 years. After retirement, Bonnie was a dedicated and caring volunteer. She coordinated the gift shop at the Ten Broeck Mansion, delivered flowers to patients at St. Peter’s Hospital, worked at election booths for the Board of Elections, spotted the ski jump for the Winter Games in Lake Placid, and most notably, looked after exchange students placed throughout the Capital Region for many years.
In addition to her devotion to volunteerism, Bonnie was a traveler, adventuring to Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, and all throughout the United States. Above all, Bonnie should be remembered for her kind heart and her immense love for family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband, Joe Lent (Leesburg, Fla.) and his family; brother, Dennis (Denny) G. Young and family (Gloversville, NY); two sons, Joseph A. Crocetta (Delmar, NY) and Christopher J. Crocetta (Gloversville, NY); daughters-in-law, Lynn Crocetta and Maryann Ovitt; her four grandchildren, Nicholas, Jacob, Jillian, and Douglas; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Bonnie Young Crocetta was a traveler, unafraid to explore the country in an RV, a bird-watcher (with a special affection for the woodduck), an avid reader, a jewelry maker, a sand collector, a lover of beaches and flowers, a caregiver, and a smiler. To commemorate her life, there will be a gathering planned in the near future.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.
Stanley and Esther Kucel
Stanley and Esther Kucel died February 12, and February 27
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 432, Mayfield, NY 12117.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brbsfuneral.com.
Gayle P. Maye
Gayle P. Maye, age 58, of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at home, with her family at her side.
She was born on April 15, 1959, in Huntington, Long Island, a daughter of the late Paul J. and June Mazoyer Dite.
She was a graduate of Johnstown High School and received her associate’s degree from FMCC. She was employed for 29 years at the N.A. Taylor Co. until the onset of illness.
Gayle was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish in Johnstown. She was a loving person and only had good things to say about everyone.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest J. Maye, whom she married in 1979; two sisters, June (Thomas) Muto of Wolcott, New York and Kathleen (James) Hervol of Hopkinton, Mass.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 North Melcher Street, Johnstown.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Church, Glebe Street, Johnstown.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, New York 12078.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com.
Flora A. Mellis
Flora A. Mellis, 88, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017. Flora was born, December 3, 1928, and raised in Gloversville, New York, the daughter of the late Victor and Phyllis Masala.
She spent over fifty years with her husband, Robert Mellis. She worked as a school crossing guard at Cayadutta and Main Streets for the Greater Johnstown School District. Flora worked with her husband to run Mellis Market in Johnstown for over 30 years, and devoted her life to taking care of her family. Upon her passing, she was accepted into the Anatomical Gift program at Albany Medical College where she will help to teach medical students how to care for the loved ones of others.
Flora will be missed by her daughter, Carol Mellis; her granddaughters, Dawn (Scott) Mellis-Passero and Alyssa (Joel) Laska-Epps; her great-grandsons, Isaac Passero and Wyatt Epps; her sisters and brothers, Jennie (George) Chiarello, Chris (Kitty) Masala, Nick (Ann) Masala and Dolly (Richard) Handy; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert; her sister, Caroline Russo; and her brothers, Anthony (Angie) Masala and Joe Masala.
A celebration of life will be planned during the summer.
Verna J. Siegle
Mrs. Verna J. Siegle, 57, of West Main Street, St. Johnsville, New York, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica, following a brief illness, with her loving family by her side.
Born on October 5, 1959, in Whittier, California, she was the daughter of Fred Siegle Jr. and Ethel Jane Buford Siegle. She was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, class of 1978 and had been a resident of the local area since 1968.
She was a school bus aide for Browns Transportation in Fonda, NY.
Verna enjoyed reading and had a great network of friends on Facebook.
Ms. Siegle is survived by her son, Ben Siegle of St. Johnsville, NY; brother, Richard Siegle of Canajoharie, NY; sisters, Patty Clapper of Canajoharie, NY, Louella Varnadore of Gloversville, NY, Connie Siegle of Canajoharie, NY; beloved nephews, Chad Herron (Heidi) of Gloversville, NY, Kyle Herron (Stacy) of Nelliston, NY; great-nephews, Andy and Zach; great-niece, Cassy; several aunts and cousins.
Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317. Burial will take place in Canajoharie Falls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ms. Verna J. Siegle may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Please sign the online guestbook for Ms. Siegle at www.houghtalingandsmith.com.
Arlene R. Skaine
Arlene R. Skaine, 88, passed away April 19, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, NY. She was born on February 10, 1929, to the late Floyd and Ethel Ellsworth Rulison. Arlene was married to the late John Skaine Sr. They celebrated 52 years of marriage until his passing in 2004; together they raised their family and made Gloversville their home.
Arlene will be remembered for her love of animals, needlepoint, bowling and being everyone’s “go to person.” She was employed for many years at Swears Glove Shop, Johnstown and as a nurse’s aide. Arlene worked for Dexter’s Home, Gloversville, Willing Helpers Home, Johnstown and as a private home health aide.
Arlene is survived by her children, John (Carlene) Skaine, Gail (Carl) Avery; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her siblings, Betty (Mike) Dalleo, Phyllis (Herman) Mills, Melvin Rulison and Robert (Hazel) Rulison; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, James H. Skaine; and several brothers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Riverfront Mall, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Online condolences may be made online at www.amicofuneralhome.com.
John V. Tagliaferri
John V. “Tag” Tagliaferri, age 72, of Gloversville, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville, with his family at his side. He had battled with cardiac amyloidosis for four years.
He was born March 30, 1945, in Gloversville, the son of Albert and Carmela Generoso Tagliaferri. He was a 1963 graduate of Johnstown High School, later a graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy, where he was a member of Kappa Psi Fraternity. He was employed at the former Ahearn Pharmacy in Johnstown, as a field supervisor at Rite Aid Corporation, a pharmacist at St. Mary’s Hospital Pharmacy and was owner of Tag’s Pharmacy in Amsterdam, where he retired in 2008.
Tag was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, the American Automobile Club, where he served as a judge, Amsterdam Rotary, board member of Centro Civico of Amsterdam, Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow as well as the International Ford Retractable Club.
He was an avid restorer of antique automobiles and an occasional hunter.
Tag is survived by his wife of nearly 48 years, Katherine Rockwell Tagliaferri; two sons, John Tagliaferri II and wife Kelly of Stafford, VA and Jason R. Tagliaferri of Gloversville; two sisters, Rosemary Gnip and husband Louis of Ballston Spa and Maria Elaina Tagliaferri-Markiewicz and husband Richard of Schenectady; two grandchildren, Capri Tagliaferri and Giovanni Tagliaferri; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Tag’s family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078 or The Cardiovascular Center at Boston Medical Center (https://developement.bmc.org/donate).
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.
James Stuart Turnbull
James Stuart Turnbull, age 87, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, April 16, 2017.
He was born on February 20, 1930, in Garrattsville, New York, a son of the late George and Vivian Turnbull.
Mr. Turnbull honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a teacher and guidance counselor for the Fonda-Fultonville Central School System for 30 years. He loved being outside, going for walks, square dancing and reading.
Survivors include his son, Michael Turnbull and daughter, Nancy Turnbull; three stepsons, Scott Frair, Vincent Frair and Scott John; two stepdaughters, Kelley Carlson and Dawn Frair; two brothers, Bruce Turnbull and Howard Turnbull; two grandchildren, Anthony Turnbull and Thomas Panasiuk; special family members, Erica Mattice, Marriana Mattice, Brian Hicks, Malinda Fisher, Benjamin Albert and Jerry Albert; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Turnbull was predeceased by his wife, Marie Frair Turnbull, with whom he lived happily in Pennsylvania for many years. His brother, John Turnbull; and sister, Isabell Winters, also predeceased him.
Contributions in James’ memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com.