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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.