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Monday, April 27, 2015

Walter K. Kehl Sr.

Walter K. Kehl Sr., age 86, passed away on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at home, with his loving family by his side.   

He was born on February 4th, 1929 in Albany, NY to the late Karl Kehl and Pearl Hansen Kehl.

Walter was a plumber for over 30 years with the Local 7 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union in Albany, NY.  He also was a Veteran in the US Army who served his country during the Korean War.  Walter thoroughly enjoyed puzzles, bowling, fishing, hunting and gardening, but mostly spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Michael L. Graska

Michael L. Graska, age 52, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 unexpectedly at his home.  

He was born on July 23, 1962 in Norwich, CT to Rudolph L. Graska and Yvonne Guillemette Graska.

Michael graduated from Saratoga High School.  After High School Michael attended Clarkson University graduating in 1984 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.  He then went on to the University of Illinois receiving a Master’s of Science in 1987.

He was a self-employed throughout his life.  In 2001 he changed his career and worked for Gary Posner Inc. in charge of the IT Department.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Clarence "Duane" Mabb

BALLSTON SPA – Clarence “Duane” Mabb passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital on Thursday, April 16, 2015, after a long illness. 
Born in Ballston Spa on July 19, 1941, he was the son of Clarence and Geraldine Mabb. 
After leaving his position at Albany Ladder in the 70s, Duane was the owner and operator of D & B Garage for more than a decade; he owned (or was employed by) several other auto repair shops throughout his career. 

Duane was gifted in mechanics, and taught his sons and grandson the trade. His greatest joy was taking road trips to York Beach, Maine, with his friends and family, and the many family gatherings that took place at the “farm” throughout the years.  Duane will be especially missed by his canine companion, “Rocky,” who rarely left his side. 

Berta Tompson

Berta Tompson
Ballston Spa.

Berta Tompson, age 86, passed away suddenly Thursday April 16th, 2015 at Maplewood Manor.

She was born on March 9, 1929 in Oberhone, Germany.

Berta was a homemaker who was a kind, loving, and warm person who will be missed by her
family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Tompson Jr., who passed away in 2009.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Linda Hilton

Linda Hilton

Linda Hilton, age 69, passed away on April 3, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, NY at 7:45 a.m.

She was born on March 3, 1946 in Cambridge, NY to John Samuel Hilton and Madeline Bennett Hilton.

Linda graduated from Salem High School in 1964.  Upon graduating from high school Linda continued her education attending Nursing School at Albany Medical graduating as a Registered Nurse.  She pursued her education and achieved her Master’s Degree in 1990.  She worked at Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, NY as well as Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, NY where she completed her career at that hospital of over 20 years.  She was a Cardiac ICU nurse and also taught new nursing students for many years.   She was a dedicated Nurse throughout her career and taught her nursing students to be the best they could be.

Rodney Brooks

Rodney Books

Rodney Brooks, age 69, of Saratoga Springs passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 4, 2015 while vacationing with his family in Florida

He was born on August 10, 1945 in Saratoga Springs, NY to Harold and Jeanne (Agosta) Brooks.

Rodney graduated from St. Peters High School (now Saratoga Catholic) in 1963.  He attended Albany Business College before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1966.  Following an honorable discharge, he went on to a long career working for the State of New York, most recently as a computer systems analyst, prior to his retirement in 1996.