Gary Blood Sr.
Gary Blood Sr., 72, of Gloversville, passed away on August11, 2017, at Ellis Hospital with his loving family by his side. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Gary was born on March 13, 1945, to the late Lester Blood and Almeda Lair Blood. He attended Mayfield Central H.S. and went on to work as a quality-control manager for St. Regis Sportswear in Gloversville. On June 19, 1982, he was united in marriage to Priscilla Loucks Blood, whom he shared many happy years raising and growing a family. He loved to spend time outdoors, often going to the Fonda Speedway for races, and worked on cars as a passionate hobby. Gary enjoyed cooking and baking for his loved one’s birthday cakes, especially. Above all, Gary loved to spend time with the ones he loved most, his family.
Gary leaves behind his beloved wife, Patricia Blood; his children, Bruchell Insogina, Jacqueline Stuart of Mayfield, Almeda Stuart, Milford of Gloversville, Carol Thompson of Oppenheim, Debbra Kane of Gloversville, Cary Blood of Gloversville, Gary Blood Jr. (Elysia) of Johnstown, Helen Spicci (Rich) of St. Johnsville, Beverly Hayes (Eric) of Gloversville, Jodie Murphy of Albany; stepchildren, Pamela (Michael) Schrum of Johnstown, Kim Schrader (Dave) of Mayfield, Debbie (Leroy “Tuggy”) Poyfair of Broadalbin, Ken (Tammy) Poyfair Sr. of Bleecker, Brian Sweet (Sue) of Queensbury; his stepmother, Mary Blood; a sister, Linda Lambert of Florida; a sister, Gail Smith of South Carolina; a brother, Donnie Morris; a sister, Sherri (Ken) Chamberlain of Northville; and a brother, Ronald (Colleen) Blood of Gloversville.
He leaves behind numerous stepchildren, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all a part of his loving family legacy. He was predeceased by his father, Lester Blood (Gloversville) and mother, Almeda Lair of Florida; a brother, Larry Morris (Tennessee); a stepson, Robert Poyfair Sr. (Gloversville); and a grandson, Damien.
Those wishing to remember Gary in a special way may do so by donation to the American Diabetes Association, by going to their website online or leaving in the care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.ehleandbarnett.com.
Wayne D. Borst
Wayne D. Borst, age 65, born on July 19, 1952, in Gloversville, a former resident at Capstone Center in Amsterdam, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital with his loving family by his side.
Wayne was a graduate of Gloversville High School and worked for several years in various leather mills. He also was employed as a floor maintenance worker at the Albany International Airport. Mr. Borst loved the reenactment until on the onset of his illness. Wayne also loved the outdoors, hiking, fishing, hunting, drawing, painting, carving and had a skilled eye for photography. He loved antiques and finding old treasures.
Mr. Borst is survived by his mother, Emma Phillips Brayton; one brother, John H. Borst Jr. and his companion Jude Sweet of Gloversville; three sisters, Linda Elwood (Peter) of St. Johnsville, Deborah L. Jackson (Thomas E.) of Gloversville and Yvonne M. Baird (Ronald) of Gloversville; two stepchildren, Stephanie Simonds of Gloversville and Mark Simonds of Spokane, Washington; special niece, Charity Borst, who was by Wayne’s side; aunt and uncle, Louise and Bob Broat; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Wayne was also predeceased by his brother, Howard Borst.
Cremation was at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.
Wayne’s family would like to thank everyone at Capstone for his care and especially St. Mary’s Hospital for all the great care they gave Wayne not only making him comfortable but also being there for his family and friends.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.
Robert N. Conine Jr.
Robert N. Conine Jr., age 59, of Gloversville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at his residence.
He was born in Gloversville on September 23, 1957, a son of the late Robert N. “Woody” Conine and Patricia Patterson Conine, who survives.
Robert attended Oppenheim schools and was employed as a leather worker for Pearl Leather in Johnstown. He was last employed as a maintenance worker for the Jewish Community Center in Gloversville. Mr. Conine was an avid outdoorsman and loved old artifacts and Native American history. Robert was a proud Cub Scout leader for his sons and was an archery teacher.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Conine is survived by his daughter, Jenai L. Cary and her companion Chris VanNostrand of Fonda; two sons, Robert N. Conine III and his wife Heather of Gloversville and Clifford J. Conine of Gloversville; three brothers, Dove Marshall, Jef Conine and Billy Conine; two sisters, Tanna Conine and Sue Conine VanHoesen; six grandchildren, Christian Cary-VanNostrand, Jadeyn Cary-VanNostrand, Carter Cary-VanNostrand, Robert N. Conine IV, Jennah Marie Conine and Alina Conine; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robert was also predeceased by his stepfather, James Marshall.
Memorial visitation for family and friends will be conducted at a later date.
Cremation was at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com.
Miss Barbara Hindes, age 75, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully Friday morning, August 18, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam.
She was born September 22, 1941, in Gloversville, the daughter of Cecil and Ann DiMaio Hindes.
Barbara was a fun-loving jokester who was a passionate keyboard player and an avid New York Yankees fan. She was a “one of a kind.” She loved all of her family members unconditionally and especially cherished her relationship with her cousin Ray and his family. Barbara lived with her Lexington family for many years, making lasting friendships wherever she went.
She enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. Her cats were special to her and she had a fondness for all animals.
Barbara’s big heart will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by many cousins, including Ray Hindes and his wife, Yvonne, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Barbara was predeceased by parents; and also by her brothers, Richard, Robert and George Hindes.
Interment will take place at Mayfield Union Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Lexington Foundation, 465 North Perry St., Johnstown, N.Y., 12095.
Online condolences may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.
Ambrose G. Hock
Ambrose G. Hock, age 88, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at his residence with his loving family by his side.
He was born on May 5, 1929, in Schenectady, a son of the late Ambros Hock and Augusta Unsoeld Hock.
Mr. Hock was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in Schenectady and received his bachelor’s degree in communications and speech therapy from Emerson College in Boston. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army 1st Airborne Division from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a private first class.
He returned to Schenectady and immediately became an English teacher in the city school system. He began working for General Telephone in 1954 as an administrative assistant and worked his way up into the role of District Commercial Manager with GTE in Lowville, NY, starting in 1956. He then transferred to Johnstown, NY, with the same position, then to Palatine Bridge and then back to Johnstown in 1965. He remained in Johnstown until taking a big step in 1973 by joining the New York State Public Service Commission as an associate service analyst. He continued in that role until 1983, becoming a senior assistant planner in the Quality Assurance Section of the Public Service Commission. He was very involved with the Public Employees Federation Union for 12 years, ultimately becoming an executive board member. He retired from state service in 1994.
Ambrose was of the Catholic faith, a communicant of the former Immaculate Conception Church and the current Holy Trinity Church in Johnstown. He was a member of the Johnstown Eagles, Johnstown Moose and a member and former president of the Gloversville Kiwanis Club. Mr. Hock was also a Regional Director of the Public Employees Federation and a former president of the Greater Johnstown School District. Ambrose was a member of the Johnstown Health Board and enjoyed coaching for several area youth sports leagues, including Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball.
Mr. Hock is survived by two sons, Jerrold S. Hock (Emmylou) of Buffalo and Jeffrey M. Hock (Rene) of Johnstown; two daughters, Joanne Flansburg of Johnstown and Jennifer Hock and her companion, Richard Ryan, of Balsam Grove, North Carolina; one sister, Sister Rosemary Hock, CSJ of Latham; nine grandchildren. Scott Hock (Erin), Erika Hock (Tia), Hans-Peter Hock (Millissa), Anneliese Hock, Karl Ambros Hock, Adelheid Hock, Sara Hardin (Paul), Donald Flansburg and Jill Flansburg; eight great-grandchildren, Soria, Asher, Torsten, Hona Lora, Cameron, Caden, Callan and Paul III; and several nieces and nephews.
Ambrose was predeceased by his wife, Arlene S. (Steele) Hock, whom he married on December 3, 1955, and she passed on April 4, 2006; and one brother, Andrew J. Hock.
Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Johnstown, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, N.Y., 12078, or to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, N.Y., 12110.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.
Edward A. Perkins Sr.
Edward A. Perkins Sr. of Speculator died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 15, after a long illness.
Ed was born in Northville on February 25, 1929, to Ashley and Henrietta Perkins. He grew up in Speculator, attending Lake Pleasant Central and Wells Central schools. He graduated from Wells in 1946. Subsequently, Ed attended Ithaca College. He graduated in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and later earned his master’s degree from Ithaca College.
On September 9, 1950, Ed married the former Marie “Midge” Osborne of Speculator.
Ed served in the U.S. Army from the fall of 1952 until the summer of 1954 and was stationed in Korea from March 1953 until his discharge.
Ed and his family moved to Ovid, where he taught physical ed at Ovid Central School from 1955 to 1961. During that time, he and his family forged lifelong friendships, which he greatly treasured.
In 1961, Ed and family returned to Speculator, where he taught physical ed at Lake Pleasant Central School and Piseco Common School until 1974, when he became supervising principal at Lake Pleasant Central School, retiring in 1984.
Ed was a member of the Speculator Volunteer Fire Department and was much involved for most of his adult life.
In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by his older brother, George Perkins.
He is survived by his wife and children, Sharon Cain of Lake Worth, Florida (Larry) and Edward Perkins Jr. of Ashland, Massachusetts (Michael Albert). Additionally, he is survived by his brother, Thomas; several cousins, many nieces and nephews; as well as their children and grandchildren.
In honor of Ed’s wishes, there will be no service or calling hours. He will be cremated and his ashes will be interred in the Speculator Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Anyone wishing to do so may make a donation to the Speculator Volunteer Fire Department, the Speculator Ambulance Corps or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Northville Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.
David C. Scott
David C. Scott, age 74, of Perth died Aug. 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born Feb. 9, 1943, in Amsterdam, he was the son of the late Clarence and Hazel (Tesnow) Scott.
During his lifetime, he worked as a carpenter and was self-employed in the company started by his father, C. Scott & Sons, Amsterdam.
David is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda J. (Miller) Scott; two daughters, Shannon L. (Charles) Wager of Caroga Lake, Heather A. (Michael) DeRocker of Mayfield; grandchildren, Julianna Wager, Joshua Scott, Cheyan (Casey) Elliott, Cassandra, and Paul DeRocker; great-grandchildren, Landon, Matthew, Makenna, Olyvia and Georgia.
Burial was in the family plot of the Perth Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73123.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.
It all began July 29, 1937, when Jerry Wemple was born to Jack and Beverly (Reid) Wemple. He exited peacefully with love surrounding on August 7, 2017, after a short illness.
Jerry shared his life with his wife, Susan (Jennings) Wemple, whom he married October 27, 1961. Jerry lettered in multiple sports during his time at Mayfield High School, from which he graduated in 1955. His younger brother, Garth, said he could pick up a rock at the family gas station and hit the farm house on the fly back in the day. Jerry was a hard-working man his entire life. He began his career on the family farm, and later the family gas station. Jerry served in the Navy from 1960 to 1964 and then went on to barbering school. From there, he worked in wholesale food delivery, the leather industry, in security, and finally in his most fulfilling job as a bus driver for the Mayfield School District. The students and their families became lifelong friends to him, and there was rarely a time he could be out in public and not hear “Mr. Wemple — my favorite bus driver!” He never forgot a name and always had a smile.
Jerry enjoyed poker with his friends — he was a winner, and sometimes a loser, but it didn’t matter; he never passed up an opportunity to play. He could be found every morning sipping coffee with his friends and catching up on the latest news. Jerry loved to attend any sort of sporting event and could always be found with Sue on the sidelines at Mayfield’s games, cheering on their home team.
In addition to his wife, Jerry leaves behind his two daughters, Erin and Lisa Wemple; his granddaughter, Alexis; his brother, Garth, and his wife, Judy, and their four children. He also leaves behind cousins with whom he remained close. Though listed last, his cat Boris and dog Anni, as well as assorted grand-animals, were very much loved by him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Amsterdam Kitten Adoption, 218 Northern Boulevard, Hagaman, N.Y., 12086, or the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, N.Y., 12078.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville, N.Y., 12078. Online condolences may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.
Charlene D. Wille
Charlene D. Wille, 55, of Gloversville, died Thursday at Albany Medical Center. Born in Miami, Florida, September 10, 1961, she was the daughter of James Robbins and Marie Wille.
Survived by her daughters, Rhonda Nellis, Elizabeth Brockum, Carrie (Luke) Ahrens; brothers, Christopher (Heidi) Robbins, Karl (Kathy) Robbins, James (Rhonda) Robbins, Bradley (Samantha) Ellis; sisters, Tonya Ellis, Nicole (Douglas) Gulley; her companion, Terry Potter; and her stepdaughters, Melinda and Alexis Potter; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Burial was in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Online condolences may be made to www.amicofuneralhome.com.