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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dorothy Lorayne Urdaneta

Dorothy Lorayne Urdaneta, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by loving family and friends. She had just turned 93 on January 1st. We would like to express our gratitude to the compassionate and caring hospital staff members who tended to her in the final days.

She was born in 1923 in Loving, TX, one of seven children of the late Leonard  and Ada Purselley.  Lorayne married Rafael Urdaneta in 1941 and moved to Maracaibo, Venezuela where she lived for 71 years.  Saratoga became her new home four years ago in order to be close to her daughter, Vivian. For a year and a half Lorayne resided at The Home of The Good Shepherd where she made good friends.

Lorayne was a wonderful and loving person who always put the needs of others before her own.  Above all, Lorayne was absolutely devoted to her husband and children.  

She is survived by her son, Rafael A. Urdaneta, her two daughters Vivian Urdaneta  and Mavalynne Urdaneta, their spouses, 11 grandchildren , 21 great grandchildren, her youngest brother Wayne Purselley and wife Barbara and her widowed sister in law Frances Purselley.

At Lorayne’s request, she is being cremated. There will be no funeral home visitation.  A Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday,  February 9th  at 10:00 am at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs with the Rev.Timothy Keating C.Ss.R. presiding.
In lieu of flowers or any other gifts, if you feel so inclined, please, do make a gift to your favorite cause.

Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Arne (Lindy) Gulbrandsen

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Arne (Lindy) Gulbrandsen, 88, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 1, 2016 at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born on April 15, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles and Ingrid (Lorvold) Gulbrandsen.  On July 24, 1954 he married the love of his life, Theresa Doscher.  They spent 59 wonderful years together.

Until his retirement, Lindy was a sales representative for J.H. Calo in Westbury, NY.  After he retired, he enjoyed volunteering in area schools with learning disabled children.  For many years, he sang in the choir at the Congregational Church of Manhasset, NY.  He loved to read and loved being around people.