Edward J. Abel
Edward J. Abel, 91, of Stevers Mill Road, Broadalbin died Thursday morning June 29, 2017 at home.
He was born in Amsterdam on March 12, 1926 a son of George and Agnes Leonard Abel and lived in Tribes Hill as a child. Edward was educated in local schools. He moved to Broadalbin in 1950.
Mr. Abel was employed at Amsterdam Auto Parts for several years. He later worked at Lane Construction in Fultonville, retiring in 1988.
In his youth, Edward raced cars and later owned and raced in the NASCAR circuit.
Mr. Abel was a veteran of the US Army during World War II and was stationed in Italy.
He was a member of the American Legion and VFW, both in Broadalbin, and was a former member of the Perth Volunteer Fire Department.
He was married to Alberta T. Bates on November 7, 1944. She died June 5, 2002. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia L. Abel; three granddaughters, Christin and April Townsend and Michelle Wilson; and a sister, Marion Hallenbeck.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary J. Wilson of Manning, S.C. and Rose M. Abel of Broadalbin; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There will be no calling hours. Cremation will be performed at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Final burial will be Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brennan Memorial Humane Society, in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are by the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc. 111 County Highway 106, Johnstown, N.Y., 12095.
Carmela Maria Clemente
Carmela Maria Clemente, 106, of Gloversville, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Wells Nursing Home with family by her side. Carmela was born on Oct. 27, 1910, to the late Carmine D. and D. Rachela (Irene) Vitali Clemente. She was a graduate of Gloversville High School, class of 1929. Carmela was instrumental in the organization of the Licensed Practical Nurse Association in Fulton and Montgomery in 1940 and was the first president. Carmela earned her LPN degree in 1942. She purchased the Kingsboro Manor Nursing Home on East Street. Carmela later was co-owner, along with her sister, Gloria, of the Chez-Glo Boutique Shop on Bleecker Street until Gloria’s death in 1983. She was a board member of the Fulton County Mental Health Association and a former member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and Women’s Society.
Carmela is survived by 15 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, John L., Albert D., Anthony R. and Gloria.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, 136 Shrine Road, Fultonville, N.Y., 12072; Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, N.Y., 12078; and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN., 38101.
Arrangements are being handled by Amico Funeral Home, Gloversville. Online condolences may be made at www.amicofuneralhome.com.
Edward Malcolm Conley
Edward Malcolm Conley of Johnstown died peacefully on June 26, 2017, in the comfort of the presence of his grandson, Matthew.
Born on March 30, 1930, on Block Island, Rhode Island, one of 13 children to William and Hilda Conley, he enjoyed many wonderful childhood years there with his family.
Ed was a proud Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War and traveled around the globe on the U.S.S. Cony. Ed often said that he sailed on every ocean of the world.
After the Navy, Ed worked on a tugboat on the Erie Canal, and met the love of his life, Clara Fiacco, at a dance in Amsterdam, along the way. They were married for nearly 50 years and resided in Johnstown.
For 30 years, Ed was Classified Advertising Manager at The Leader-Herald, retiring in 1992.
He volunteered his time in many community organizations, including Johnstown Rotary, Immaculate Conception Church choir, and sang in many theater productions.
Ed was a gifted artist, taking first place in a prestigious North American competition for his oil painting, as judged by Norman Rockwell. A skilled craftsman, he made furniture for home use and helped build sets for local theater productions.
Always ready to relish in the world, Ed enjoyed dancing, theater, and above all, his beloved family and many friends. A social butterfly, always ready with a kind word, a friend to all, a gentle spirit, and eternal optimist, he will be greatly missed.
Ed was predeceased by his wife, Clara Fiacco Conley. Survivors include their daughter, Christine (Lester) Hadsell, of Wilmington, N.C.; grandchildren, Matthew and Amanda Hadsell; brother, Bob; and sisters, Betty and Ruth.
Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown with military honors.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com.
David Carl Edwards
David Carl Edwards, 87, a lifelong Gloversville resident passed away on Friday afternoon, June 30, 2017 with the support of his family by his side. His passing occurred at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home.
He was born on April 10, 1930, in Gloversville, son of the late Charles and Margaret (McLaughlin) Edwards. He received his education in Mayfield schools and then joined his family in the farming business. He was united in marriage with Lois J. Tiedeman on August 14, 1955; a union of 61 years. David delivered milk for 44 years and enjoyed his several years in the farming industry. He retired in 1999.
Mr. Edwards was very active in the community. He joined the Pleasant Square Volunteer Fire Department in 1954 and never ended his duties in the fire department. He served on the Mayfield school board for 16 years with his first term beginning in 1968. David was elected to the HFM BOCES Board, serving for 37 years and served as past president. He was a proud community-minded individual in the town of Johnstown, sitting on the zoning board of appeals, being elected in 1974. He then was elected town councilman and served in this capacity from 1986 until 2000. His final political accomplishment was being elected as town supervisor and serving from 2000 until 2008 when he retired from the town of Johnstown. Mr. Edwards was active with the Cooperative Extension from 1993 to 2006, where he was a master gardener and also served on their board. In 1997, Gov. George E. Pataki appointed Mr. Edwards to the NYCAMH board, which he took tremendous pride in. In his spare time, David enjoyed gardening and geocaching.
Survivors include his beloved family; his wife Lois at home; daughter, Linda Lavender and husband Bill of Palm Coast, Fla., and Leza McLain and husband Rusty of Chesapeake, Va.; two grandchildren, Kyle and wife Aimee and Amy; two great granddaughters, Heaven and Madison; two brothers, Robert Edwards and wife Linda of Northville, and Roger Edwards and wife, Nila, of Gloversville; many nieces, nephew and cousins.
Internment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Kindly consider memorial contributions in Mr. Edward’s name to the Gloversville Library or Nathan Littauer Nursing Home; envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home. The family would like to offer their gratitude to the staff of Nathan Littauer Nursing Home for their kindness and compassion. To offer an online note of condolence to the family, go to www.brbsfuneral.com.
Frederick “Fred” G. Hallenbeck Jr.
Frederick “Fred” G. Hallenbeck Jr., 70, of Route 155, Gloversville, died Sunday morning, June 25, 2017, at home.
He was born in Gloversville on Jan. 30, 1947, to parents Frederick Sr. and Marie Hallenbeck. A lifelong area resident, he graduated from Gloversville High School in 1966.
Fred owned and operated Hallenbeck Trucking for many years. He received an award for driving over 2 million safe miles. Once he gave up over-the-road trucking, he became a coach driver for Brown Coach Inc. He retired from Brown Coach in 2015.
Fred enjoyed his family and friends. He and his wife, Toni, often hosted parties and holiday get-togethers. He loved a good party, especially if dancing was involved. With his own unique style, he would get everyone up and dancing to the music. His daughter, Holli, was one of his favorite dance partners. The two of them were a great combination.
As a young man, Fred was a member of the Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company, where his son John proudly followed in his father’s footsteps years later. He joined the Broadalbin Bowling League prior to his career in long-haul trucking. Fred was a member of the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Hagaman.
Survivors include his wife, Antoinette “Toni” Morreale Hallenbeck, whom he married on August 16, 1969; a son, John (Coleen) Hallenbeck of McDonough, Ga.; a daughter, Holli Hallenbeck of Columbia, S.C.; his former foster daughters, Carrie Allen of Gloversville and Ricki (Charles) Robbins of Staunton, Va.; a brother, Frank (Sherry) Hallenbeck of Woodbury, Conn.; a sister, Carol (Don) Schlect of Rockport, Tex.; two grandsons, Collin Ball of Johnstown and David Henderson of McDonough, Ga.; nephews, nieces and cousins.
Burial will be in the Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please visit a friend or take someone out to lunch.
William G. Husted
William G. Husted, 77, of Johnstown passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, Gloversville.
He was born on February 10, 1940, in Gloversville, a son of the late William I. and Grace Bentley Husted.
Mr. Husted was a 1958 graduate of Johnstown High School.
He was employed with various leather mills in the area until he started employment with the Johnstown Water Department, where he worked until his retirement. After retiring, he then worked for the Community Service Department and the Johnstown Public Library.
During high school, Bill played basketball and ran track. He was a member of the Johnstown Loyal Order of the Moose and was a member of the pitch league. His hobbies included watching NASCAR, fishing, painting and making jewelry. He loved animals and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his children Michael W. Husted Sr. and his companion, Charlene, of Gloversville; Janice Fabozzi (James R.) of Johnstown, Jeanette L. Seeley (Brian) of Gloversville, Debbie S. Craver (Richard E. Jr.) of Johnstown and Nancy L. Weaver (Lynn F. Sr.) of Oppenheim; one sister Arlene I. Johnson of Iowa; grandchildren Christianna M. Husted, William “Billy” Husted Michael W. Husted Jr., Jennifer Rose, Catherine G. Fabozzi, Jason A. Craver and Paige Wilson and Lynn F. Weaver Jr. (Amanda); six great grandchildren; his former wife Edith Billa; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a grandson, Brandon Fabozzi.
Cremation will be at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the James A. Brennan Humane Society 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, N.Y., 12078.
Condolences to the family my be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.
William G. Loveday Jr.
(Ret.) Commander William G. Loveday Jr., 85, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2017, at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility. He was born on July 3, 1931, in Gloversville and was the son of William G. Loveday Sr. and Ina Van Brocklin Loveday.
He graduated from Gloversville High School in 1949 and attended Middlebury College in Vermont for one year before enlisting in the Navy in 1950. After a two year enlistment, Bill entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on a Congressional appointment and graduated in 1956.
After graduation Bill attended the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga. followed by a tour of duty at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard in Long Beach, Calif. He served aboard the USS Rochester as a Store Officer and the USS Hanson as Supply Officer. From 1959-1961 he served as Nuclear Commissioning Outfitting officer at the Navy Submarine Base in New London, Conn., and from 1961-63 he served as Supply Logistics Officer on the Admiral’s Fleet in the U.S. Taiwan Patrol Force based in White Beach, Okinawa. From 1963-65 he served as Material Division officer at the Naval Air Station in Quonset Point, Rhode Island and from 1965-67 he was stationed as a Supply Officer on the Com-Nav-Phil Admiral’s Fleet at the Sangley Point Naval Base in the Philippine Islands. During his tour he made a number of trips to Saigon and Da Nang, Vietnam in a Logistic Support capacity. Following his tour of duty in the Philippines, his orders took him to Monterey, California where he attended the Officers Post Graduate School and received a Master of Science degree in Computer Systems Management in 1968. He then was ordered to the Great Lakes Naval and Training Station in Great Lakes, Illinois where he served as Director of the Data Processing Control Center. His final assignment was a Supply Officer at the Construction Battalion Center (Seabee Base) in Davisville, R.I. Bill retired in 1974 after 25 years in the Navy. After retirement from the Navy, Bill worked at the City National Bank in Gloversville and later served as the Fulton County Historian for many years. He loved genealogy, history and research and writing many articles on local history that were frequently printed in various newspapers and newsletters.
Before his illness Bill was a member of the Foothills United Methodist Church, a member of the Stone Arabia and Saratoga Chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution, a longtime treasurer of the Northville Rotary Club and served on the Board of Trustees of The Fulton County Historical Society and Museum. He also pursued a variety of hobbies and passions ranging from hiking and cross country skiing in the Adirondacks to square dancing with the former Sacandaga Swingers Square Dance Club to building his own sailboat and sailing on Canada Lake.
Bill married his first wife, the former Doris Jean Goodbread in 1956 and they have three children, Terry Loveday, Cathy Loveday and William G. Loveday III. He married his second wife, the former Joan Bellen Ardizzone in 1990 and has two step-children, Gail Hunter and David Ardizzone. He has six grandchildren; one step-grandchild and five great-grandchildren. Bill was predeceased by his second wife, Joan M. Loveday; and his sisters, Dorothy Niles and Helen Loveday.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the Walrath and Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Gloversville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Northville Rotary Club or the Fulton County Historical Society and Museum.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brbsfuneral.com.
Hope Diane Piehuta
Hope Diane Piehuta, age 45, of Caroga Lake, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady with her courageous battle with cancer.
Hope was born on July 27, 1971, in Amsterdam, and she attended local schools.
She was employed at the Canada Lake Store & Marine until the onset of her illness. Hope loved the great outdoors, boating, camping and spending time with all her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Christopher Piehuta, whom she married on August 5, 2000; three daughters, Brittany Whitehouse (Kyle) of Anchorage, Alaska, Lindsey Piehuta of Caroga Lake and Shana Piehuta of Caroga Lake; her father, Harland Dillenbeck of North Carolina; her mother, Marjorie Dillenbeck and her companion Michael Harrington of Caroga Lake; mother and father-in-law, Carol and Michael Piehuta; one brother, David Dillenbeck of Caroga Lake; four sisters, Jennifer Rorick, Gloria Dillenbeck and Nichole Nichols, all of Caroga Lake and Kimberly Jothem of Sarasota, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Lisa Piehuta; four grandchildren, Logan Whitehouse, Natalie Whitehouse, Wyatt Morrison and Evelyn Morrison; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 North Melcher St., Johnstown.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, June 3, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in North Bush Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Mary’s Cancer Center.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com.
George E. Prentice
George E. Prentice, 80, of Eagle Pine Way, Rochester, died on June 25, 2017, at Monroe Community Hospital after a brief illness. Born October 3, 1936, in Gloversville he was the son of the late Francis and Leila (Guinup) Prentice. George was a Gloversville High School alumnus and received his AAS degree from SCCC. He served in the Air Force as Airman 1st Class from 1954-57, then as a reservist until 1964. He married the former Norma Jean Covert on October 3, 1964.
George worked for the NYS Thruway Authority for 36 years, retiring as Director of Toll Collection in 1994. He examined feasibility studies of Easy Pass (EZ Pass) and helped contribute to the development of the electronic toll collection.
As a young man, he played trombone in area bands. He played bugle with the Twelve Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps in Ramstien, Germany. George enjoyed music his entire life.
He belonged to the Beukendahl Chapter 915 F&AM and was past master. George was also past high priest of Catskill Chapter 285, a member of St. George’s 175, Royal Arch Masons. He was a Masonic Past District Deputy. In 2007, Mr. Prentice became Illustrias Master for St. George’s Council of Cryptic Masons; Commandry of Knights Templar 37; Schenectady Shrine Club and Cypress Temple. George was a member of Kaa-Rheu-Vahn Grotto; Red Cross of Constantine, Albany; and Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Association.
His wife, Norma Jean, passed away on September 18, 2006. He was predeceased also by his brother, Roger Prentice. George had an affinity for gardening and was an all-around handyman at his home. He moved to Rochester several years ago from his home on Marilyn Drive in Glenville.
Survivors include two daughters, Jerilyn ‘Jerri’ Fairman (husband James) of Watertown, and Jacquelyn (husband Michael) Fagan of Milton, Vt.; his fiancee, Barbara Easterly of Rochester. He leaves behind his grandchildren, Carolynne and Michalyn Fagan; a brother, Grant Prentice of Gloversville; and sister, Eleanor Weeks of Blountville, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy are found at glenvillefuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions are preferred to Jefferson Community College Foundation, Watertown, N.Y., 13601, or to Royal Arch Masonic Charities in his name.
Burial will be at the Solomon National Veterans Cemetery in Schuylerville. Air Force military honors will be bestowed.
Martin C. Stevens Jr.
Martin C. Stevens Jr., age 89, of Richmond, Va., and for many years a resident of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born in Gloversville on May 19, 1928, the son of Martin C. and Lillian (Burns) Stevens. He was a United States Army veteran who served in Germany from 1949-52, and was a graduate of Broadalbin High School. He worked and lived in Springfield, Mass., for several years, but worked for most of his career at and retired from General Fibre Box in Amsterdam before moving to Richmond in 1996.
Marty was a loving son, brother and uncle, and a loyal friend to many. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Sally Ann (Stevens) Smith. He leaves his sister, Mary Jane (Stevens) Pierce of Westfield, Mass.; his nephews, Steven Pierce of Westfield, Kurt Pierce and his wife, Susan, of Westfield and Scott Smith of Saratoga Springs; and a devoted friend, Franklin Lewis of Richmond.
John N. Sullivan
John N. Sullivan, 70, of Elbridge, passed away June 22, 2017, with his wife, Peggy Westfall-Sullivan, by his side. He was born in Gloversville and served 25 years in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam and the New York Air National Guard 174th Fighter Wing until his retirement in 1993. He was employed by General Motors.
He was predeceased by his father, Eugene (Caroline), and mother, Mary (Boiano) Sullivan; and siblings, Patricia Henry, Eugene Jr., Constance, Jackie and Timothy Sullivan.
Survived by his wife, Peggy Westfall-Sullivan; his children, Derek (Dawn) Sullivan of S.C., Scott (Kerri) Sullivan of N.C., Heather (Dustin) Hall of N.C., Michael (Jennifer) Westfall of N.C., Phill, Brian and Jennifer Chisson of Bath; his siblings, James (Alison), Mark (Missy) Debbie (Drew) Fallis, William Dambrosi, Karen Horning, Terry (Shirley) Kress, Karen (Larry) Dickson and Kathy (Dale) Roloson; 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, with a reception to follow at Millstone Golf Course, Route 5, Elbridge. Floral deliveries to the church Saturday morning between 10 and 11 a.m.
Brian John Sweet
Brian John Sweet died June 24, 2017, in Hospice Care in New Hartford.
He was born July 14, 1952 in Gloversville, the son of Nelson L. Sweet and Marie E. (Oare) Sweet Early.
Frank Tino, 63, of Gloversville, passed away after a brief illness at Nathan Littauer Hospital on June 24, 2017. Born in Schenectady on December 27, 1953, he was the son of the late Martin J. Tino and Loretta Dashnaw.
Frank was a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He was employed for many years by New York state as an electronics manager. He was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed boating and fishing.
He is survived by his two sons, Nicholas Tino of Cobleskill and Matthew Tino of Fonda; brothers, Tony (Debbie) Tino of Franklin, Conn., Michael (Tina) Tino of Rochester and James (Susan) Tino of Ballston Spa. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Phillip Tino.
Family and friends are invited to a service of committal at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Monday, July 10, at 12 p.m. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the service as it will begin at 12 p.m. sharp. Deacon Joseph Romand will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). Arrangements are in the care of Gloversville Funeral Service, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville, N.Y., 12078. Please visit the family’s online condolence website at www.gloversvillefuneralservice.com.