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Monday, December 29, 2014

Virginia F. Feeny

Virginia F. Feeny

Virginia F. Feeny, age 93, passed away on December 28, 2014 at Wesley Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on October 16, 1921 in Lynn, Massachusetts to the late George Clay and Charlotte Annis Clay.  Virginia graduated from Lynn English High School in 1939.

Virginia was a homemaker who was a kind, loving and a warm person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She spent more than 40 years doing volunteer work at local Hospitals in Lynn, MA and Saratoga Springs.  She had been an active member of the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church.     

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Vera Decker

Vera Decker, age 93, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Wesley Health Care Center.  Vera was born June 1, 1921 in Mechanicville, NY, the daughter of the late Earl and Maude (Flower) Thompson.  

Vera married Weston O. Decker on June 29, 1939 and they had a remarkable fun-filled life together.

Vera was a homemaker who was a kind, loving and a warm person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Vera enjoyed knitting and crocheting hats for the infants at the Saratoga hospital and volunteering in the gift shop at Wesley Health Care Center.  Vera was also a member of the Arvin Hart Fire Company Aux., Stillwater NY. 

Vera is survived by her son; Carl Decker wife Eva May, grandchildren; Kelly Doughty (Mark), Jill Decker, Darcy Morris (Keith), Kyle Decker, Richard Decker (Sherrie), Scott Decker (Kristina), Robin Decker (Danielle) and 8 great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Weston O Decker and her son Earl Decker.

Private family service will be held in the springtime.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Anthony (Tony) Dipasquale

Anthony (Tony) Dipasquale 

Anthony (Tony) Dipasquale, age 45, passed away on December 17, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on May 4, 1969 in Saratoga Springs, NY to Mary Jane Miner and Joseph Dipasquale.

Anthony graduated from Ballston Spa High School.

Anthony worked as a laborer for the Saratoga Springs D.P.W.

Anthony enjoyed Nascar (Jeff Gordan), Baseball (Yankees), and Football (NY Giants).

Anthony is survived by his father; Joseph Dipasquale, grandfather Arthur Dipasquale, brother; TimothyDipasquale (Lynn), Sister; Sandra Eldredge (Bill), Aunt; Jamie Dipasquale, three step-sons; Michael Vangundy, Christopher Vangundy, Jordan Vangundy, a niece and several nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother; Mary Jane Miner Dipasquale and grandmother; Regina Lanzara.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson, age 73, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2014 at Guilderland Center Nursing Home. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

William Joseph Reidy

William Joseph Reidy, 87, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Wesley Health Care Center.  Bill was born June 10, 1927 in Jersey City, NJ the son of the late William and Caroline Reidy.

Bill was a WWII veteran having served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Hampton (APA-115) in the Pacific from 1944 to 1946.  Bill was also a Marketing Director at Technicon Corporation in Tarrytown, NY for 41 years, retiring in 1992. 

Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wanda.  Survivors also include his three sons, Bill (Gina), Walter (Margaret) and Jim (Lisa).  He often bragged about his nine grandchildren: Chelsea, Eric, Olivia, Leah, Sam, Devyn, Elliot, Christian and Aidan.

As requested by Bill, there will be no public calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Care Funeral Home, 402 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866,

Interment with Military Honors at Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY.

Bill’s family wishes to thank the caregivers of Wesley Health Care Center (2 Hathorn) and the Wilton branch of The Home of the Good Shepherd for the quality and compassionate care they provided Bill and his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Wesley Foundation, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Arthur Caprara

Arthur Caprara, age 81, a beloved husband, father, brother, grand-father and uncle, passed away on Saturday, November 29th peacefully, with his loving family at his side.

He was born on April 12th, 1933 in Fort Johnson, New York to Antonette Spelta and Arthur Caprara Sr.

Arthur grew up in Fort Johnson, graduating from William H. Lynch High School, Amsterdam, NY and thereafter, served his country in the Korean War.  He was an employee of General Electric and Associated Textile both were located in Schenectady

Arthur married the love of his life Madeline Arpei in 1957.  Art and Madeline were inseparable and enjoyed their travels to Italy, San Francisco, Hawaii, Maine and just about any other place that caught their interest.  They were especially fond of the ocean and their time in Maine and Florida, settling in Cocoa Beach, FL in the wintertime.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Malvern Griswold

Saratoga Springs

Malvern Griswold Jr., age 90, passed away on November 15, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital with his loving family at his side.

He was born on December 7, 1923, the son of the late Malvern and Millicent Smith Griswold.

Malvern grew up in Ellenville, NY, graduating from the Ellenville High School.  He was a 3 sport athlete.
He served his country in the United States Navy, serving in the South Pacific during WWII.  He was a Turret Gunner on a 3 man Fighter Plane off the carrier ship Wasp.

Malvern married the love of his life Jean Brower and they spent 68 wonderful years together.

Malvern owned and operated Griswold Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service for over 30 years in the Saratoga Springs area.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching his grandchildren playing sports and the Boston Red Sox.

Mal was a lifetime member of the Greenfield Fire Dept.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Eugene McCarey

Eugene McCarey, age 60, passed away on Thursday, November 13th, at home surrounded by his loving family.

As a result of being a first responder to 911, Eugene fought a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on August 9th, 1954 in the Bronx, New York to the late James McCarey and Rita Murray.

Eugene graduated from All Hallows High School in the Bronx.

Eugene worked at Dept. of Environmental Protection at Jerome Reservoir for many years.  He then joined the Fire Department and retired as a New York City Firefighter from Ladder Company 36, Engine 95.  He worked side-by-side with his fellow firefighters in the aftermath of 9/11. 

Eugene enjoyed music, a good game of chess, traveling, taking photos, jogging, tinkering with cars and computers, and was always willing to help a friend in need.  He completed two New York City Marathons in 1993 and 1994.  Eugene and his son Steven fulfilled a life-long dream and went on a trip together to China earlier this year.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Robert Bernard Sr.

Robert A. Bernard Sr., age 82, passed away on November 8, 2014 at Ellis Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 3, 1932 in Winchendon, MA to the late Arthur A. Bernard and Dora M. Launier. 

Robert served his country in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1976 retiring after a long distinguished career. He was awarded the bronze star after serving in Vietnam.

Robert worked for the NY State government in Albany as a Computer Systems Designer for many years before retiring. 

Robert enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking and cooking.  He loved spending time with his family on Plum Island, MA.  He was also an avid Red Sox Fan

Robert is survived by his sons; Robert Bernard Jr. (Dolly), Malcolm Bernard, Steven Bernard, John Bernard, daughters; Charmaine Razics (Edgar), Shannon Bebb (David), brothers; Paul Bernard (Diane), Andre Bernard, grandchildren; Carrie, Nina, Levi, Maureen, Julie, Hannah, Michael, Jacqueline, Alex, Tarah, Emily, and Andrew, 13 great-grandchildren, and nieces & nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his wife Nancy Higgins, son Albert Bernard, sister Marie, brothers; Roland Bernard, and Jack Bernard.

Graveside service with Military Honors for Robert will be held at 10 a.m., on November 28th, 2014, at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Renee Sweet

Greenwhich, NY

Renee Sweet, age 51, passed away on November 5, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 28, 1963 in New Brunswick, NJ to Camille Duquette and Constance (Dubois) Duquette.

Renee Sweet graduated from Attleboro High School and attended Regis College.

If Renee’ was asked what she did for a living, she would say she lived for a living, although she also worked at Prudential Manor Homes Realtors as a Broker/Manager. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Lyle Brown Jr

Wilton, NY,

Lyle Brown Jr., age 86, passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Gateway House of Peace, Ballston Spa., NY with his loving family at his side.  He was born on July 22, 1928 in Glens Falls, NY the son of the late Lyle Sr. and Ella Rozell Brown.
Lyle married Nancy A. Petteys, and they had 11 children together.  He served his country in the United States Army, in Germany during the Korean War.
Lyle enjoyed farming, cutting wood and spending time at home with his family
Lyle worked as a young man at the Wilton State Farm, and when he got married he worked as a mason’s tender as well as construction worker.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Evalyn Zufelt

Evalyn Zufelt

Evalyn Zufelt, age 87, passed away on October 21, 2014 at Washington Center Argyle, NY surrounded by her loving family.  

She was born on February 15, 1927 in Phoenix, NY, to the Late Archie and Elizabeth Vowels Campbell.

Evalyn graduated from Phoenix High School.

Evalyn operated her own hair salon for many years in the town of Volney.

Evalyn enjoyed in her pottery and friends. She was a member of the Volney seniors and the VFW auxiliary of Fulton, NY.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mark S. Schwed

Mark S. Schwed, age 75, passed away on October 11, 2014 at Mary’s Haven surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on October 2, 1939 in Gloversville, NY the son of the late Nathan and Jane Hall Schwed.

Mark graduated from Gloversville High School.

Mark worked at Alpin Haus as a salesman for many years.

Mark enjoyed Golf, Football, and Soccer

Mark is survived by his wife Barbara Schwed; son, Mark D. Schwed; step-son, Chris Kobuskie; step-daughter, Kimberly Weaver; grandsons, Chad and Sean Weaver; great-grandson, Sean Weaver; sisters, Carole Jane Hahn (Don) and Mary Ann Glass (Herb), and many nieces and nephews

He is preceded in death by parents.

Any contributions on his behalf may be sent to Mary’s Haven, 35 New St., Saratoga NY,12866

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cecil “The Banjo Man” Myrie

Cecil “The Banjo Man” Myrie

Cecil Myrie, age 86, passed away on October 7, 2014 at Saratoga Springs Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 4, 1928 in Montego Bay, Jamaica the son of the late Aubrey Myrie and Matilda Thorpe.

Cecil moved to Saratoga Springs after a career with his band Motherless and the Merry Knights.  He was a longtime Saratoga Springs Street Musician whom many people looked for, year-after-year and was loved by many.  Cecil has been a summer staple on Broadway for nearly three decades, plucking away on his banjo and was an inspiration to many who listened as he played in his spot on Broadway.  He especially loved playing for children.  He often played at different bars and clubs throughout Saratoga.

Ralph L. Grotto

Ralph L. Grotto, age 93, passed away on October 7, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on August 2, 1921 in, Manhattan, NY, the son of the late James Grotto and Caroline Morrow.

Ralph was raised on Mott St on the East side of Manhattan.  He served in the US Coast Guard prior to WWII.  By trade, Ralph was an accomplished jewelry mechanic and designer.  He worked on 47th St in the diamond district for 25 years.  Ralph married his wife Helen in 1943.  They lived in Lindenhurst Long Island and had four children.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kathy L. Carp

Kathy Carp, age 50, passed away on October 5, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. 

She was born on July 19, 1964 in Saratoga Springs, NY The daughter of the late Walter E. and Lillian L. Carp (Clark).

Kathy graduated from Saratoga Springs High School. After high school, Kathy worked as a home health aide,  APlus Sunoco in Saratoga, and then BJ’s Wholes Sales Store. For the last 16 years, Kathy cherished her job as an aide on a handicap school bus for Saratoga Springs City Transportation Department. She treasured all of “her kids”, as she called them, and prayed over her bus each morning before it left the bus garage.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sharon A. Scavone

Sharon A. Scavone, age 71, passed away on October 2, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  

She was born on March 30, 1943 in Niskayuna, New York to Ralph J. Murphy and Virginia (Schiele) Murphy.

Sharon graduated from Linton High School, and the College of St. Rose, where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Education.

Sharon taught 4th Grade for the Saratoga Springs City School District, until her retirement in 1996.

Sharon enjoyed reading, traveling, crocheting and often shared her love of food and cooking with family and friends.

Sharon is survived by her sons; Kevin Scavone (Nancy), Jack Scavone (Marion), and Dave, daughter; Linnaea Scavone (Prairie), grandchildren; Jenna, Jonathan, Caitlin, and Amanda. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Louis, parents Ralph J. Murphy and Virginia (Schiele) Murphy.

William G. Barbolt Sr.

William G. Barbolt Sr., age 66 of Fort Edward, formerly of Saratoga Springs and Schroon Lake, passed away on September 24, 2014 in Amarillo Texas while vacationing.

He was born on December 16, 1947 in Troy, NY to the late Georgianna and William P. Barbolt.

Bill is survived by his two sons, William G. Jr. of Schuylerville, Gary (Susan) of Gansevoort; his three grandchildren, Drew, Micaela and Keira;  a sister Patricia Bishop of Saratoga Springs; a brother-in-law Larry Kilburn of Ballston Spa.; Bill and Gary’s  mother Marcia Hall of Saratoga Springs; and his nieces and nephews

He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister Nancy Kilburn.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bill’s name to local animal shelters and/or the S.P.C.A.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mary T. (Traudt) King

Mary T. (Traudt) King

Mary T. (Traudt) King, age 77, passed away on September 24, 2014 at Prestwick Chase, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 11, 1937 in Amsterdam, NY, the daughter of Fred Traudt and Gladys (Buddle) Traudt.

Mary graduated from Canajoharie High School, in 1954.  Upon graduating, she worked in offices in Albany and Syracuse.  After her 1962 marriage in Syracuse, she and her family lived in Buffalo, Ballston Lake, New Milford (CT), New Zealand, and Saratoga Springs.  Over those years, she earned a strong reputation for competence and loyalty – for example, when she was the Tax Collector for New Milford

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ann Louise Gillie

Ann Louise Gillie

Ann Louise Gillie, age 88, passed away on September 11, 2014 at her Ballston Spa home with her loving Family at her side.  She was born on April 19, 1926 in Saratoga Springs, NY the daughter of Austin Holden and Augusta(Freeman) Holden.

Ann graduated from South Glens Falls High School, class of 1945.  Upon graduating from high school, Ann continued her education attending Nyack Missionary College.

Ann worked at SS. Kresege Dept. Store, Wiggans Ice Cream Store and was assistant manager of Fanny Farmer Candy Store before becoming a school bus and staff car driver for Ballston Spa School District.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Earl Elmer Lamica


Earl Elmer Lamica, born April 17, 1927, in Belmont, New York, to Ovila Gilbert Lamica and Ida Mae (Spinner) Lamica, passed away at age 87 on August 29, 2014, at the Wesley Healthcare
Nursing Home.

Earl grew up and went to school in Malone, NY, before enlisting in 1945.  He served his country in the US Army until he was discharged in 1948.  He reenlisted in 1949 in the US Air Force, was deployed to Japan, and continued his service for another three years during the Korean Conflict.

Earl worked in several fields throughout his life, including the New York Central Railroad Extra Gang, raising and floating tracks ... Jefferson Ward (a division of Montgomery Ward) in Virginia ... 20 years with JM Fields department stores ... and started his own business, Lamica Janitorial Co., right here in Saratoga Springs.

Earl loved country music, he loved guitar and he definitely loved the Red Sox ... but Earl loved his family above all else.  Loving father of three sons, grandfather of six, uncle and great grandfather to a large family, and devoted husband of Marie ... Earl was very loved and will be much missed.

Earl is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marie Theresa Chevalier Lamica; son, Alan Lamica, Sr.; grandson, Alan Lamica, Jr.; sister, Margaret; and brothers, Lester, Robert, Emory, Bernard, Carlton and Stanley.

Earl is survived by his sons, Bruce Lamica, Sr. and Craig Lamica; brother, David Lamica; grand children, Daniel, Christopher, Sharon, Bruce Jr. and Tina; and step-granchildren, Gina, April and Shelly; along with a wealth of nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.

A private family funeral service will be held at Compassionate Funeral Care and interment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.  For date and time of services, please call, 518-636-6941.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Courtney Elizabeth Bouton


Courtney Elizabeth Bouton of St Peters, MO and formerly of South Glens Falls NY crossed over to her spiritual family on Wednesday August 13, 2014.  She was 25.

Born on August 3, 1989 in Glens Falls, NY , she was the daughter of Johnna (Bouton) Putnam and  Dennis P. Bouton .

Courtney attended South Glens Falls Schools  and was a 2007 graduate of Francis Howell North High School in Saint Peters MO, graduating at the top of her class with high honors and several scholarships.  She then enlisted in the US Navy and served from 2008 to 2013 as a Corpsman at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Upon honorable discharge from US Navy, Courtney began working toward her nursing career at Southeast Missouri State University.

She will be remembered for her wonderful yet crazy sense of humor that brought laughter to the people around her, the beautiful smile and a heart full of love, kindness and generosity.

She is predeceased by her grandparents John and Nina Nokes of South Glens Falls.

She leaves behind her mother Johnna (Nokes-Bouton) Putnam and loving stepfather James Putnam of St Peters MO, her father  Dennis Bouton  and his fiancé  Melinda Barody of Moreau; surrogate father Rainer Mehalik and his wife Karen, paternal grandparents Donald and Claire Bouton, of Gansevoort ;  3 paternal aunts Beth Celeste and her husband Jack of Moreau, Kathy  Bouton Semmel and her husband Eric of Holden, ME and Amy  Ward and her husband Glenn of Wilton: Cousins Brittany,and her fiancé Elton Smith, Lindsey, Kelsey and Mallory Celeste; Hallie and Sierra Semmel and Ryan, Jillian and Emily Ward; one maternal  aunt Michelle Rogin and husband Jeffery Rogin of NJ, one maternal uncle Michael Nokes of South Glens Falls. Maternal cousins Andrew and his wife Michelle Rogin and family of NJ; Stephen and his wife Crystal Rogin and family of Saratoga Springs.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday August 19, from 3-6pm with a Celebration of Life Service at 6pm at Compassionate Funeral Care Inc, 402 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866.  Following the service at 6pm, the Celebration of Life will continue with a gathering at Rainer’s Ramada, 1 Abby Lane, Queensbury, NY.  All are invited.

A Graveside services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, August 20  at the family plot at Southside Cemetery in South Glens Falls.

Donations may be made at

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Antonia (Toni) Bogardus

Antonia (Toni) Bogardus

Antonia (Toni) Bogardus, 76, passed away on August 13, 2014 at her home in Wilton surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 9, 1938 in Argyle, NY to the late Alexander Luniewski and Estelle Rukat Luniewski.

Antonia graduated from Schoharie Central School, Class of 1955.

She then married her loving husband Bernard W. Bogardus on January 23, 1959, and they had a remarkable fun-filled life together for 55 years.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Paul Butler Pritchard

Paul Pritchard, 85 a longtime resident of the Adam Lawrence Apt. went home to the Lord on July 27, 2014 after a brief illness.
He had worked many years at the Corinth International Paper Mill in Corinth and the Golf course as a mechanic in Ballston Spa.
Paul was a Boy Scout leader and Scout Master in Ballston Spa. NY  for many years.
He loved to fish and take his metal detector to look for treasures and he sure loved garage sales.
He was always putting puzzles together and playing cards and scrabble with his friends.
He was known for his sense of humor and jokes.

Steven A. Begni Sr.

Steven A. Begni Sr., age 73, passed away on July 30, 2014 at his home in Saratoga Springs surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on April 29, 1941 in Manhattan, NY to Ado Begni and Stella (Smaligo) Begni.

Steve graduated from Bedford Park Academy, Class of 1958

Steve retired from the New York State Department of Corrections as a Sergeant in 2001.

Steve enjoyed hunting, camping and riding his Harley Davidson and spending time with family and friends at the family camp in Schroon Valley.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Timothy Northrup

Timothy Northrup

Timothy Northrup, age 59, passed away on July 26, 2014 at his home in Greenfield Center, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 25, 1955 Albany, NY, the son of Richard Northrup and Gail (Dallas) Thorne; he grew up in New Baltimore.

Timothy married John Rainville and they spent 15 years together.

Timothy graduated from Ravena Central School.  He also attended and graduated from Austin Beauty School, Albany NY.

He worked in several different salons in the Albany and Saratoga area.

Timothy loved working in his yard; he enjoyed doing several yard projects and especially loved his flowers. He enjoyed crafts and making gifts for his family and friends. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Alice Shute

Alice Shute

Alice Shute, age 79, passed away on July 6, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on March 5, 1935 in Belmont, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Edward and Irene Ellsworth.

Alice was a homemaker who was a kind, loving and a warm person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

Alice is survived by her sons; Ralph Jr.and Michael Shute, daughter; Kathleen Fields (Bob), grandchildren; Ralph III, Joseph, Jay, Jakob, Racheal, and four great-grandchildren. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Marty Schleifman

Marty Schleifman, 88,  passed away on June 26 at his home in Greenfield Center, NY.  He went peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife Jeanne and son Bruce.  He was the son of the late Morris and Celia Schleifman.  He grew up in the Bronx, NY, with his three brothers; Edward, David and Milton.  They moved to Rockland County in the 1940's, where he raised his family and started Tri-M Dental lab.
 Always an outdoor enthusiast, he bought a weekend retreat near Saratoga, and spent many happy weekends working on his home and property.  He retired at sixty and moved full time to Greenfield Center, where he devoted himself to creating the ultimate family retreat.  Marty was passionate about fishing and hunting and enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and golf.  He shared his enthusiasm for his home with his extended family and many friends. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Paul William Calhoun

 Paul William Calhoun, a World War II Army paratrooper who recently shared his harrowing story of surviving D-Day behind enemy lines, passed away on Wednesday morning.
Calhoun, 92, parachuted into German-held territory in France at 1 a.m. on June 6, 1944 — five hours before Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy. He was captured by Nazi soldiers but soon escaped and hid in various locations with the help of French families until American troops liberated the area.
In the weeks leading up to the 70th anniversary of D-Day, surviving rescuers from France wrote Calhoun, thanking him for his service. The emails led the ex-soldier to publicly speak about his wartime experiences for the first time.
Calhoun developed pneumonia on June 10 — four days after the D-Day anniversary — and died Wednesday in Saratoga Hospital surrounded by family members. He will be buried next to his wife, Ruth, in George Washington Memorial Park & Mausoleums in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
"Dad's emotional French reconnection related to D-Day and the equally emotional and gracious reaction of so many people were major highlights of his long life," Calhoun's son, Paul Walter Calhoun of Saratoga Springs, said Wednesday.
Calhoun served with the 101st Airborne Division's 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, later made famous in the 2001 HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers."
On D-Day, he was assigned to attack German installations and secure the coast for the coming seaborne invasion. But Calhoun was one of about 30 paratroopers to be dropped about 10 miles from their intended target. German soldiers shot him in the hand and captured him. He escaped from the back of a truck and ran into the French countryside.
An underground network of French families nursed his wounds and fed and sheltered him for nearly a week. Calhoun hid under a haystack, in a pile of firewood and in a hole in the forest.
He fought at the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, Hitler's last-gasp effort to reverse the Allied tide.
The former Army corporal graduated from Temple University and worked in the cement business in Allentown, Pa. Calhoun moved to Saratoga Springs in 2010 and resided in the Wesley Community. He received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his military service.
Survivors include three children, Candace, John and David Calhoun,  eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Robert Gordon Irwin

Surrounded by love and family, Robert Gordon Irwin passed away peacefully in Saratoga Springs, New York on Sunday June 8, 2014 at the age of 73. 

Robert was the devoted husband of Peggy (Carey) Irwin; loving father to his three children, Ron Irwin and wife, Carrie, Lori (Irwin) Coll and husband Mark, and Cathy (Irwin) Nolan and her husband, Rick. He was a much loved grandfather to Lindsy & Kali, Ryan & Robin, Courtney, Mason & Noah, Alexa, Ericka & Ryann, and great granddaughter, Zoey. He also leaves behind his sister Carol, and his brother Ron and their families. Also his many friends that he made along the way

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lucille Joy Trieste

Lucille Joy Trieste

Trieste, Lucille Joy, Saratoga Springs NY died Friday morning, June 14, 2014 at the Wesley Community where she lived.

Born in Brooklyn on November 8th, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Filbert and Adelina LaRosa.

Lucille graduated from LaFayette High School, Brooklyn, NY.
She then married her childhood sweet heart Mario Trieste on Dec. 23, 1950, and they had a remarkable fun-filled life together for over 64 years.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Michael A. Casatelli

Michael A. Casatelli , age 74, passed away on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 14th, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York the son of the late Albert Casatelli and Florence LaGrega Casatelli.

Michael is survived by his sons; Michael J. Casatelli and James Casatelli, daughters; Debbie McGinn and Colleen Lagreca (Johnny), brothers; Timothy Casatelli (Sandra) and Peter Casatelli (Mary), seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and his many nieces and nephews.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Rose Ann Piccione

Rose Ann Piccione, of Johnstown, passed away on  Friday,June 6, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital, in Amsterdam, NY.

She was born on September 17, 1927, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late John Jakubec and Elizabeth Riska Jakubec.

Rose graduated from Johnstown High School in 1945.  She was a member of the former St. Anthony's Church.

Rose loved her family, and one of her greatest joys was spending time at the home of  Lisa and Lisa's husband Paul, and their three daughters, Marissa, Melinda, and Shannon, whom she was so very  proud of. 
She is survived by: her sons, John Piccione of Quebec, and Michael Piccione; and her daughter, Lisa (Paul) Civic of Middle Grove; granddaughters; nieces, and nephews.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Daniel “Dan” Capone Jr.

Glens Falls - Daniel Nicholas Capone passed away Friday, June 6th at Glens Falls Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Dan was born on July 21, 1939 in Saratoga Springs, NY; the son of Pasquale Capone and Mary Casertino Capone.

Dan, as he liked to be called was well known in the Glens Falls and Saratoga area very much enjoyed spending time with his family and friends most especially with his twin brother Nicky. He treasured his and Shirley’s vacations in Florida with his Sister-in-Law Betty Wells. He enjoyed golfing, horse racing, shooting pool and attending family gatherings.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Joseph “Jay” Hoenig III

Joseph Hoenig, age 73, passed away on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at Wesley Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 9th, 1941 in Albany, New York to the late Joseph Hoenig Jr. and Florence Towner Hoenig. 

Joseph is survived by his wife Joan of 45 years and his daughters; Maria Mitchell (Michael) and Laura Hoenig; his brothers; Robert Hoenig (Mary Ellen) and Lawrence Hoenig (Kathleen), sister; Katherine Blackwell, and sister-in-law; Candace Hoenig, grandchildren; Londyn and Karissa Mitchell; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sean T. Gailor

Saratoga Springs – The family of Sean T. Gailor, 27, regret to announce the unexpected death of their son and brother who passed away on Saturday May 24, 2014 at his home in Austin, Texas. 

Sean was born on June 17, 1986 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y; the son of Michael V. Gailor and Karen Bosley Stehlin.  A 2004 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, Sean continued his education at Hudson Valley Community College and later earned his Bachelor Degree from Suny Albany.