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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.