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Monday, July 22, 2013

Arnold W. Bruno

Arnold W. Bruno

Arnold W. Bruno, 68, of Wilton Gansevoort Road died unexpectedly Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Saratoga Hospital.

Born April 5, 1945 in Troy, NY, he was the son of Chauncey D. and Lauretta O. (Millington) Bruno and grew up in Clifton Park.

 Arnold served a tour of duty in the US Marine Corps in Vietnam from 1962-1965.

On Sept 12, 1970 he married Catherine J. Bruno.

He was employed at the General Electric Company in Schenectady, NY where he worked in various positions, retiring in 1998 as a power plant operator.

He was a founding and life member of the Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc where he served in various positions over the years.

His past-times included ham radio, operating under KA2APN, flying as a private pilot, camping, computers, and helping others. In retirement, he enjoyed going to Florida in the winter and working in the back yard.

Besides his parents, he is pre-deceased by his father in law Harold Montgomery.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Cathe Bruno of Wilton, his son Jeffrey W. Bruno and  his wife Debra L. (Berg) Bruno and his  grandchildren whom he adored greatly- Logan & Emily Bruno all of Saratoga Springs.

A brother Curtis Bruno of Fonda and a sister Lois Bruno of Clifton Park.

His mother in law Frances Montgomery and his sister in law Francyne Cunningham both of Clifton Park

Several nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Thursday, July 25 at Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc., 402 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs followed by a committal service with military honors at 1:00pm at Saratoga National Cemetery.  A reception will follow at Wilton Emergency Squad, 1 Harran Lane, Wilton.

Calling hours will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday, July 24 at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rosemary D. Miller

Rosemary D. Miller
EAST GREENBUSH – Rosemary D. Miller, 85, of East Greenbush, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, in the company of her family.

Born in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank DeSanto and late Mary Luppino Ashley. Rosemary was a 1945 graduate of Philip Schuyler High School and later in life worked as a veritype operator for the NYS Department of Health from which she retired in 1983. She was an active woman who enjoyed bowling and golf, and played in many leagues over the years. Her friendships were many, and they lasted a lifetime.

Rosemary was predeceased by her husband, Edward Miller, and son, Rev. Kenneth R. Miller. She is survived by her son, Stephen E. Miller of Wilton, NY and her niece, Jacqueline DeVito of Northville, NY. She is also survived by dear friends Franklyn Dillon and Teresa Simmons of East Greenbush, NY. Rosemary was most recently a resident at the Schuyler Ridge Residential Health Care facility in Clifton Park, NY, where she enjoyed her new friends and participating in many activities.

Rosemary’s family extends our appreciation to the staff at Schuyler Ridge for the care they provided to her. We also wish to acknowledge the staff of Albany Memorial Hospital CCU for the kindness and compassion shown to our mother during her final days.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Aug. 13, 2013, at 11 AM, at Graceland Cemetery 680 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY.  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Edward S. Saxton

Edward S. Saxton 

Edward S. Saxton, age 90, passed away July 1, 2013 at home with his loving wife Sandra Shoemaker Saxton at his side.

Edward was born April 26, 1923 in Jersey City, NJ. He was the son of the late Lester and Henrietta Barth Saxton.  

He lived in various places in New Jersey and attended Jersey City High School leaving at 16 to join the US Marines. He served his Country from 1939 to 1948 in China, Cuba, Guadal Canal and finally on Islands in the South Pacific during World War II. He was wounded and received two purple hearts.  After the War he attended Cornell University where he received a Masters degree in Labor Management. Returning to New York City he worked in the printing industry, finally becoming the owner operator of Program Printing which did all the programs and other printed material for New York Racing Association. He worked in this field for 32 years. He was an excellent handicapper and after retirement continued to pursue his interest in the horses.

He married Sandra April 21, 1981 and they lived in Staten Island and Queens before retiring to Saratoga Springs. They were married 32 years and shared many happy loving times together.

He became a gourmet cook, coin collector, wood carver and grew roses. He became known for his unique jams and as the muffin man. He loved the opera and ballet and above all the NY Yankees.

Edward is survived by his wife, Sandra and two daughters, Valerie Rothschild (Stephen) and Maria Saxton. He also leaves behind three grandchildren Kim DeFrances (Michael), Stephen Rothschild (Meredith), Matthew Rothschild (Jackie) and four great grandchildren, Michael DeFrances, Matthew DeFrances, Abbey Rothschild and Jack Rothschild.

His extended family includes his sister-in-law and good friend Mary Shoemaker, niece Christina and great nieces, Katlynn and Alexis Lefebvre and a host of wonderful friends.

A Memorial Service will be held for Edward on Saturday July 13, 2013 at 1:30
PM, at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church UCC Church at 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saratoga Springs Hospice, Eddy Visiting Nurse Association or a charity of your choice.

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