Obituaries from the
"Hamilton County News"
1978

Reprinted with permission from the
Hamilton County News!
Transcribed by Annie Weaver
 


Mrs. Lena L. Abrams, 78, of Piseco, died April 3, 1978 at home. She had been in failing health for many years. She was born Dec. 31, 1899 in Piseco, the daughter of Peter and Lana Courtney Judway. She was married to Floyd Abrams Jan 1, 1924. He died July 20, 1976.
    Survivors include one son, [private] of Piseco; one brother, Theodore Judway of Ithaca; one sister, Mrs. Rosalie Dunham of Ballston Spa; four grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral for Mrs. Abrams was held at the Lake Pleasant United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Samuelson, pastor. Interment at Higgins Bay Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary S. Adams, 99, of South Main St., died September 24, 1978 at Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, where she was a patient three weeks. She was born Jan. 12, 1879 in Northville, the daughter of Myron and Mary Godfrey Merriel. She attended Northville schools and was employed in her earlier years as a floorlady at various Northville area glove shops. She was last employed by the former Serfis Shop.
    Mrs. Adams' husband, William Adams died many years ago. She was a member of the Northville Methodist Church and was very active in the church in her earlier years. Survivors include several cousins. A service for Mrs. Adams was conducted at Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home with Rev. James M. Lavery, Pastor of First Methodist Church, Gloversville, officiating.
    Bearers were Norman Baker, Robert Van Arnam, Roland Heath, Irvin Angell, Gordon Blowers and William Mackey. Burial was in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Guy R. Aldous, 59, a life resident of Indian Lake, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 1978, as a result of an automobile accident. Mr. Aldous was born Aug. 21, 1919 in Indian Lake. He was a veteran of five years of Army service during World War II, stationed in the South Pacific.
    He was employed as a millwright at Barton Mines in North Creek and was a member of the Baptist Church of Indian Lake. Mr. Aldous was an inactive member of the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Indian Lake Fish and Game Club and the Big Brook Association.
    He is survived by his wife, [private]; four daughters, [private]; two sons, [private]; three grandchildren; three brothers, [private]; a sister, [private] of Indian Lake; a half-sister, [private], and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were conducted at the First Baptist Church of Indian Lake, by the Rev. Bernard Oatman, pastor. Interment was in Cedar River Cemetery.

Kenneth L. Bastian of Pawling Rd., Piseco, died after a long illness at his home on November 10, 1978. A native of Albany, he was a retired superintendent of Graves and Rogers, Inc. of that city, and a member of Senior Citizens of Lake Pleasant.
    Besides his wife, the former Ruth Ainsworth, Mr. Bastian is survived by two sons; [private] of Albany and Capt. [private] of Griffths AFB, Rome, N. Y., and two grandchildren. After services at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home in Northville on Nov. 12 with interment was in Higgins Bay Cemetery, Piseco.

Mrs. Hilda Bergens, 68, Northville, died November 11, 1978 at Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, where she had been a patient since Nov. 8th. She suffered a heart attack. She was born on Sept. 15, 1910 in Gifford's Valley, Town of Northampton, and the daughter of the late Marvin and Eva Conklin. She was married to Gustave Bergens on Oct. 19, 1929.
    Mrs. Bergens attended Gloversville schools and was a glover worker most of her life.
    Bearers were Walter Weaver, Frank Bendl, Sidney Junquerra, Mark Parker, Richard Bisert and Raymond Parker. Burial was in Northville Prospect Hill Cemetery.

newspaper date Jan 1979 [he died Dec 1979]
Gustave Bergens, 73, of South Main Street, Northville died at Littaure Hospital, Gloversville, where he was a patient one day. He had been in failing health for many years. He was born March 29, 1905, in Gloversville, the son of Gustave and Helene Giroux Bergens. He was educated in Gloversville schools. He had resided in Northville since 1931.
    He was employed by the State Highway Department retiring nine years ago a foreman of heavy maintenance work he at one time served as water commissioner for the Village of Northville. He was a member of the Northville volunteer fire department and of the Northville Presbyterian Church.
    He married the former Hilda Conklin Oct. 19, 1929. She died Nov. 11, 1978. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Donna Breda of Waterford, one sister, Mrs. Helen Albrecht of Gloversville; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held with Rev. Paul Wilson, pastor of the Gloversville First Presbyterian Church officiated. The body was placed in the vault at prospect Hill Cemetery to await burial in the spring.

Charles E. Bird, 65, of Mick Road, died March 31, 1978. Born on April 6th in Raquette son of Norton and Jone Rallins Bird. He was educated in local schools, and in 1939, he married the former Romena Rablee. Mr. Bird was a member of Raquette Lake Presbyterian Chapel, Secretary and Treasurer of Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club. He was employed by the Town of Long Lake Highway Department and Justice of Peace for the Town of Long Lake. He also operated his own aircraft in the local area. He served in World War II in the armed services.
    Besides his wife, one son, [private] of Indian Lake, one daughter, [private] of March and two granddaughters survive him. Three brothers, Norton of Jneet, James of Raquette Lake, and Fred of Nashville, Tenn. One sister, Mrs. Searald (Mary) Lanphear of Raquette Lake. Burial will be in Riverside, Old Forge.

Once again the villagers of Raquette Lake share in mourning a beloved friend and neighbor, on March 31, the life of Charlie Bird came to an end. It seems inconsequential at this time to eulogize the many significant contributions he made to this community during his lifetime. He served his fellowman and his town in a quiet inconspicuous manner - never seeking public recognition for his deeds. He would be embarrassed by it - even in death.
    We grieve with Rowena, his wife and extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family. One of Charlie's great, if not the greatest pleasure was being a grandfather. He touched the lives of many and each will hold memories of their own. Although he is gone, everytime we see a man and a little girl stroll to the post office, fish from the dock or play near the shore, we know he will not be forgotten.

Harold C. Bramer, age 57, a resident of Titusville, Florida, was electrocuted and died suddenly on March 23, 1978, while working on a construction job in Cocoa Beach, Florida. It was reported that he was working with a crane that touched an overhead electrical line. He was born July 12, 1920, in Amsterdam, the son of Augustus and Margaret Eifert Bramer. He resided in and attended school in the Ft. Hunter area.
    He was a carpenter by trade and worked for many Amsterdam-Northville area construction firms. He moved to Northville in 1959 where he resided until 1973 when he moved to the State of Florida to live and work. He was of the Protestant faith.
    He is survived by 2 sons: [private], Northville and [private], Orlando, Florida. 3 brothers: [private] and [private] of Titusville, Florida; [private] of Johnstown. 3 sisters: [private], Johnstown; [private], Amsterdam; [private] of Long Lake. 3 grandchildren. Interment took place in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Burdette Brownell Sr., 75, of South Third St., Northville, who was mayor of Northville from 1954-74, died unexpectly yesterday morning, July 2, 1978 at Indian Lake where he was camping with a grandson. Death was due to a heart attack, Hamilton County Coroner Peter Eckhardt said. He was born Sept. 13, 1904, in Northville, the son of Elmer and Jennie Lawton Brownell. He attended schools in Northville and resided here most of his life employed as a glove worker. He last worked at the Fulton County Glove Company, Northville.
    He was a member of the Town of Northampton Board of Health; a long time member of the Northville Republican Club: a member of the State Civil Service Commission; of the Northville volunteer fire department and the Northville Firemen's Association. He was of the Methodist faith.
    A service was held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home. With Rev. Carter B. Adriance, pastor of the Northville United Methodist Church, officiating. Bearers were John Ille, Walter Weaver Jr., Milton Groff, Edward Kanze Jr., Stephen Tiehy and Frank Cantanzaro. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
    Mr. Brownell's wife, the former Florence Luft, died Dec. 14, 1970. Survivors include one son, [private] of White Plains; two daughters, [private] of White Plains and [private] of Ithaca; two brothers, Lynn Brownell of Northville and Elmer Brownell of Gloversville; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Michael J. Buckley, age 66, a resident of Lake Pleasant, died on Monday, Oct. 9, 1978, following a short illness at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, He had been a patient there 8 days. He was born in Newport R. I. Sept. 3, 1912 the son of Joseph and Mary Sweeney Buckley. He attended schools in Newport and New York City. He was a veteran of WWII having served with the U.S. Army in the 704th Air Material Sq. He served in the European theatre.
    Following Military service he lived and worked in New York City as a private chauffeur for J. P. Whitney. In 1967 he moved to Lake Pleasant and was married to the former Alice May Hassall on June 10, 1967 in Lake Pleasant. He was presently employed by the Environmental Conservation Dept. as Park Superintendent at Little Sand Point Campsite, Piseco.
    He was of the Roman Catholic faith and attended St. James Major Church in Lake Pleasant. He was a member of the Lake Pleasant American Legion Post No. 1157 and the Lake Pleasant VFW Post 7228. His wife at home, 1 sister, [private] and 2 nieces and 1 nephew survive him.

Mrs. Lena Bullard, life resident of Indian Lake, died Dec. 15, 1977 in Syracuse after a short illness. She is survived by two daughters, [private] of Whitestone and [private] of Bronx; one son, [private] of N. C.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Keller of Selkirk; 8 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The body was placed in Cedar River vault pending interment in the spring at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Bush, 66, of Lake Pleasant, formerly of Kearney, N. J., died March 27, 1978 in St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, after a short illness. Born April 9, 1911 in Dunfermline, Scotland, she was the daughter of William and Joan Todd.
    A graduate of St. Barnabas Hospital School of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey, she was employed for many years as a school nurse in the Kearney Public Schools. Upon retirement she moved to Lake Pleasant where she became active in the Firemen's Auxiliary and was president of the Piseco Women's Club.
    Mrs. Bush is survived by her husband William and her daughter, [private], both residents of Piseco.

James Butler of Edinburg, 85, a former commander in the Irish Republican Army during the Irish Rebellion died at Littaur Hospital, Gloversville, after a long illness. Butler, born in Chicago, Ill., on March 12, 1893, served as commander of the Waterford Brigade from 1918-1921 in the rebellion, which gained Ireland freedom from England.
    During his years with the IRA he was imprisoned many times by the English units, including a term in the infamous Ballykiniar Jail in England. He was subsequently appointed commander of the Waterford Battalion from 1921-1925 and was honored several times for playing a role in Irish dependence. He later resided in Brooklyn where he was a licensed real estate broker before retiring and moving to Edinburg. He was the son of Pierce and Mary Ducey Butler.
    Surviving are his wife, the former Katherine Hickey of Edinburg; two sons; [private] of Edinburg and [private] of Brooklyn; seven daughters; [private], Northville; [private], Edinburg; [private], Staten Island; [private], Miami, Fla; [private], Brooklyn; [private], Edinburg; and [private], San Bruno, Calf: 41 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
    Bearers, who are all grandchildren of Mr. Butler, were [private]. Burial was at Edinburg Cemetery.

Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff A. Douglas Call, who has held that office since mid-1972, died after a brief illness at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. Sheriff Call was taken ill while in at his hunting camp in the area beyond Perkins Clearing early last week. He was brought out to Perkins Clearing by truck and from there the Speculator Ambulance Corps took him to the hospital, where he died early in the afternoon of Friday, November 17, 1978.

Allen Douglas Call, 56, lived in Piseco. Was Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff since 1970, died on November 17 after having suffered head injuries in a fall at his camp near Perkins Clearing. He was born in Speculator and attended local schools. He served as an aviation machinist in the Navy and Air Force from 1941 to 1946. He then married the former [private], who survives. In 1959 the couple bought and operated Melody Lodge until 1963. Mr. Call also owned a service station in the Speculator area for many years. He was of Protestant faith, a member of the Pioneer Masonic Lodge, Rudgefield Park, N. J., a past President of the Speculator Rod and Gun Club, a member of Hamilton County VFW and State Sheriffs Assn.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters: [private] of Washingtonville, [private] of Rock Tavern, [private] of Washington, Pa. and [private], Clearwater, Fla. Also one brother, [private] of Speculator and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Doug's badge has been retired by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept. In accordance with his wish, his ashes were taken into his hunting camp on Jessup's River and laid to rest on Nov. 22. In the Spring a plaque will be placed on his grave.

Miss Gladys Joyce Chisman, 48, died at the St. Peter's Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ on September 11, 1978. She is survived by brother, [private], Lake Pleasant and a niece, [private] of New York City.
    Miss Chisman, a frequent visitor to the Speculator-Lake Pleasant area, was widely known in the nursing and medical fields in the State of New Jersey. For 20 years she had been Supervisor of the Operating Room of the Middlesex General Hospital in New Brunswick. In 1960 she invented the ribbed suture needle now used in surgery throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.
    A funeral service was held at the Second Reformed Church on campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N. J, on September 14. Officiating were the Reverends Louis H. Chisman and Sharon T. Scholten. Burial was at Van Liew Cemetery, New Brunswick.

Mildred Clawson, 67, of Indian Lake, who died of natural causes Thursday, June 15, 1978, at Glens Falls Hospital, was born in Rockland County. Mrs. Clawson lived in Indian Lake for the past 16 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry.
    Surviving are four sons, [private] of Newburgh, [private] of Suffern, [private] of Harriman, and [private] of Indian Lake; two daughters, [private] of Newburgh and [private] of Monsey; an aunt Ethel Young of Indian Lake; 14 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Interment was at the West New Hempstead Cemetery, Monsey.

John R. Collins, 75, died on Dec. 18, 1977, in the General Hospital at Saranac Lake. Born in Utica in 1902, he spent his early years of his life at Raquette Lake where his father was Superintendent of Sagamore, the Adirondack camp of Alfred G. Vanderbilt. Mr. Collins graduated from Corinth High School, as there was no High School in Raquette Lake at that time. He then graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1927.
    In 1924 the Collins family purchased the Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake, from the Estate of Hiram Duryea. They operated The Hedges as a hotel for 50 years, selling it in 1972 to Richard and Catherine Van Yperen, the present owner. Mr. Collins was a member of the Indian Lake Town Board from May 1932 to Feb. 1938, President of Indian Lake School Board from 1934 to 1969, member of the Advisory Board of Bankers Trust of Albany and Executive Officer of the Hamilton County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board from 1932 to 1970.
    Surviving are his widow, Helen Carmody Collins; a daughter, [private]; a son, [private], and eight grandchildren. Interment was in the Blue Mountain Lake Cemetery.

Clifford J. Coopey, age 56, a resident of 221 Fifth St., Northville, died 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 1978 at the Albany Veterans Hospital, Albany, N. Y. He had been a patient there for the past several years and death follow a long illness. He was born May 4, 1922 in Brooklyn, the son of Charles and Catherine Vanderdrift Coopey. He attended Brooklyn area schools and graduated from high school there.
    He served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific theatre of operations. He was an electrician second class in the submarine service. He was awarded several honors during his service, including the WWII Victory Medal, the American Area Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Submarine Combat Medal.
    He was employed for 14 years as a guard by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York City. He married the former Bernadette Kelly, who survives, June 3, 1954 in Brooklyn. Mr.. Coopey moved to Northville from Brooklyn 5 years ago. He was of the Roman Catholic faith. Survivors besides his wife include two sons, [private] of South Berwick, Me; [private], serving in the Navy at Ft. Bliss, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. [private] of Gifford's Valley and [private] of Northville. His mother, who lives in Brooklyn; two brothers, [private] of Spring Valley and [private] of Brooklyn; also 10 grandchildren. Interment at the Ferndale Cemetery in Johnstown.

Herbert G. Corey, 81, of Northville died February 17, 1978 after being stricken at his home. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Littauer Hospital. He was ill about four months. Born Nov. 5, 1896 in the Town of Edinburg, he was the son of Clarence and Lydia Downing Corey. Mr. Corey spent the greater part of his life in Northville and received his education there. He went to the Gloversville Business School, where he graduated in 1914. At that time he became a clerk in the Northville Post Office.
    He served in the Army beginning in 1918 in the medical corps during World War I. Mr. Corey returned after being discharged and took position as assistant postmaster at the postoffice. In 1920 he was appointed postmaster and held that position until 1925. He worked as a bank teller for several years. Having graduated from the Simmons School of Embalming in Syracuse, he worked at the Fred B. Hay Funeral Home and later, in 1938, former a partnership to create the former Yates and Corey Funeral Home with William P. Yates. Mr. Corey retired July 1, 1959.
    He was a member of the Northville United Methodist Church and served as a lay leader, treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent, member of the finance committee and a trustee. He was a charter member and past commander of the Sacanadaga American Legion Post of which he was a 50-year member. He was also a 50-year member of the Fish House Masonic Lodge of which he was a past master.
    Mr. Corey was a past high priest of the Sacanadaga Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons and a member of the Holy Cross Commandery, Knights Templar of Gloversville, Cyrus Temple of Albany, Sigma Consistory of Schenectady and Adirondack Shrine Club. He was a district deputy grand master of the Fulton-Montgomery District, 1950-51, and served as patron of Juanita Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, for many years. He was appointed district grand lecturer in 1944, and in 1949 he was elected most worthy grand patron of the Order of the Eastern Star.
    Mr. Corey was active in Boy Scouting having worked as a scoutmaster and committeeman for many years. He served as clerk of the Board of Education and later became a member of the board serving one term as president. He was a state historian and was a member of the Fulton County Historical Society. On Sept. 8, 1919, he married the former Hazel Straight who survives at home. Besides his wife he is survived by several cousins.
    Members of the Fish House Masonic Lodge conducted their ritual at the funeral home followed by a ritual conducted by members of the Juanita Chapter OES of Northville

On Nov. 25, 1978, William Courtney of Lake Pleasant died at Nathan Littaur Hospital after failing in health several years. A native of Lake Pleasant, Mr. Courtney attended local schools and married the former Marguerite Thompson in 1939. She died in 1976. An Army veteran of WWII, he was last employed by the Lake Pleasant Highway Department. He is survived by one son and five daughters, two brothers, one sister, and eight grandchildren. After services at the Lake Pleasant Methodist Church, Mr. Courtney was buried in Fish Mountain Cemetery on Nov. 28.

William Courtney, 62, died Nov. 25, 1978 at Littaur Hospital, Gloversville. He had been in failing health for the last seven years. Born Nov. 12, 1916 in Lake Pleasant, he attended local schools. He married the former Marguerite Thompson on June 10, 1939. She died Oct. 17, 1976.
    Mr. Courtney was last employed by Lake Pleasant Highway department and was an Army veteran of WWII. He was affiliated with the Lake Pleasant Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, [private] of Lake Pleasant; five daughters, Miss [private] of Tupper Lake, Mrs. [private] of Lake Pleasant, Mrs. [private], Wells; [private], Mayfield; [private], Lake Pleasant; 2 brothers, Claude Courtney, Lake Pleasant; Richard Courtney, Johnstown; 1 sister, Mrs. Evelyn Page, Lake Pleasant, 8 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Services were held at the Lake Pleasant United Methodist Church with rev. Donald Samuelson officiating. Bearers were Joseph Page, Robert page, Edward Elphee, George Chamberlain, Willard page and Richard Courtney, Jr. Burial was in Fish Mountain Cemetery.

Anson H. Davenport, 75, of Wells, died July 24, 1978 at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital where he was a patient since Friday. He had been ill the past week. He was born Feb. 12, 1903 in Rexford, Saratoga County, attended Schenectady schools and was a self-employed plumber until retiring in 1962.
    Mr. Davenport resided in Wells since 1975. He was a member of the Wells United Methodist Church and of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Schenectady. Survivors include his wife, Katherine, of Schenectady; one son, [private} of Schenectady; one daughter, [private} of Rotterdam; two sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Arnold and Mrs. Ruth Draffen, both of Schenectady; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Services were held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home with Charles Frisina, licensed lay representative of the Wells Methodist Church, officiating. The bearers were Joseph Teller, Mark Davenport, Gregory Davenport, Henry Schromm, Henry Blizzard and Donald Fonda. Burial was in the Algonquin Cemetery, Wells.

Mr. Robert Davis, 58, a resident of Northville, and a World War II Army Veteran, died on Nov. 11, 1978 at Johnstown Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks. He had been in ill health since April. He was born Aug. 9, 1920, in Wells, the son of the late Charles and Kate Ryan Davis. He attended Wells schools and was a lifelong area resident. He married the former [private] on Dec. 22, 1944. She survives at home.
    He had been employed for 22 years as a tacker at F. Rulison and Sons Tannery, Johnstown, retiring in June due to ill health. He was also a self-employed area lumberman. He was of the Protestant faith.
    Survivors in addition to his wife include two stepdaughters, [private] of West Perth and [private] of Sacandaga Park; two sisters, [private] of Northville and [private] of Gloversville; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and cousins. Interment took place in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville. Acting as Pall Bearers were Milton Warner, Daryl Warner, Lester Warner, Gordon and Robert Ellsworth, and Donald Edwards.

January 1978:
    Mrs. Elsie DeMun, 72, Star Route, Northville, died recently at Littauer Hospital where she had been a patient a short time. Born in Wells, Mrs. DeMun was a member of the Wells United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Olie DeMun. Survivors are two sons, [private] of Wells and [private] of Piseco; three daughters, [private] and [private], both of Northville and [private] of Liverpool. Two brothers, John Stuart Sr. of Northville and Carl Stuart of Albany; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Slack of Wells; 15 grandchildren and four grandchildren. Interment was in Algonquin Cemetery, Wells.

Mrs. Almeda Dunham [nee Klouthier], 54, who spent most of her life in Speculator died Thursday, April 15, 1978 at Roswell Park Memorial Hospital, Buffalo, after a long illness. Born June 25, 1923 in Wells, she was a WAVE veteran of World War II and was married in 1945 to [private], who survives. Other survivors are two sons; [private] of Indian Lake and [private] of Speculator; one brother, [private] of Rotterdam Junction; one grandchild, several nieces and nephews and cousins. Services were held at Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home with Rev. Louis H. Chisman, formerly of Camp Fowler, Speculator officiating. Burial will be in the Higgins Bay Cemetery, Piseco, at a later date. Memorials to the Hamilton County Cancer Fund would be appreciated.

Alfred C. Gauvin, 67, of Montour Falls, died June 4, 1978 at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira. Mr. Gauvin operated a heating and furnace repair service. He was a member of Montour Falls Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, [private]; two daughters, [private] of Redondo Beach, Calif. And [private] of Ithaca; a son, [private] of Horseheads, two grandsons; his mother, Mrs. Gladys Gauvin, Schenectady; also surviving are 4 brothers, Donald and Nelson of Schenectady; Gordon Gauvin of Amsterdam; and Albert Gauvin of Indian Lake. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa.

Mr. Cyril T. George, 66, of Cooperstown, died Dec. 17, 1977 at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, following a heart attack. Mr. George was born on Dec. 15, 1911 at Liverpool, England, the son of Almer D. and Gretchen (Bechtel) George. He married Marion Giffen on Jan. 5, 1941 in New York City. For many years Mr. George was associated with the Cunard Steamship Line. He later founded and operated for 15 years the Hitching Post Restaurant in Cooperstown. For the past six years he has been employed by the National Commercial Bank and Trust Co. in their Cooperstown office, in charge of the Travel Headquarters.
    He was a member and president of the Mohican Club of Cooperstown. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and was a member of Otsego Lodge 138, F&AM of Cooperstown. He is survived by one daughter, [private] of Simsbury, Conn.; one grandson, [private], also of Simsbury, Conn.; two brothers, Dr. Almer T. George of Delmar and Otto George of McLean, Va. The body was cremated and the ashes will be buried on the George family lot in the Speculator Cemetery.

Dayton Gifford, 80, of Mayfield, died April 1, 1978 at Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, where he was a patient five weeks. He was born April 21, 1897 at Cranberry Creek, son of Levi and Elzina Sweatman Gifford. He attended schools there and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Gifford was a retired self-employed carpenter. He was an Army veteran of World War I.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Beulah Ferguson; one son, [private] of Mayfield; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Mickle of Johnstown; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and cousins. Burial in Mayfield Cemetery.

George T. Gifford, 72, of Mayfield, was pronounced dead on arrival on July 10, 1978. He had been in failing health for the past three months. He was born Sept. 13, 1905, in Gifford's Valley, the son of Frederick and Elmira Gardner Gifford. A lifelong area resident, he married the former Gladys Woodward, who survives, June 11, 1965.
    Gifford was employed as a textile worker at Lee Dye Company in Gloversville for over 25 years until his retirement in 1971. He was a member of the Northville Presbyterian Church.
    In addition to his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Speha Eddy of Galway and Mrs. Phoebe Hogan of Melbourne, Fla., survive him, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A service was conducted at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home in Northville with Rev. Paul Wilson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Gloversville, officiating. Bearers were Raymond Gifford, Lawrence Hill, Neven Sowle, Leonard Vallieu, Jerald Whiteman and George Harrington Jr. Burial was in the Mayfield Cemetery.

Edward Grier, 78, of Higgins Bay, died April 18, 1978 in the Extended Care Facility of the Littauer Hospital Complex, Gloversville. He was in failing health for many years. He was born June 16, 1899 in Wilmington, Del., the son of Edward and Cora Grier. After completing his education he became an accountant and worked many years for the Union Carbide Carbon firm in various places throughout the country, last in New York City.
    Survivors include one son, [private] of Higgins Bay; one stepson, [private] of Hong Kong; four grandchildren and one niece. A funeral service was held at Claude Lipe Funeral Home with Rev. Louis Chisman of Camp Fowler, Speculator, officiating. Burial was at Higgins Bay Cemetery.

Lloyd Groff, 71, of Northville, died Dec. 18, 1978 at his home. He had been in failing health the past year. He was born April 21, 1907 in the former Parkville community which was located near Northville, the son of John and Ella Hudson Groff. He attended schools and resided all his life in Northville. He married the former Leona Lair, who survives, Jan. 23, 1929.
    Mr. Groff was a glove maker for many years, last employed by Northville plant of the Conroy Glove Company. He was employed by Sacandaga Golf Course, retiring three years ago. He was a member of Northville United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three daughters, Mrs. [private] of Amsterdam, Mrs. [private] of Edinburg and Mrs. [private] of Mayfield; one foster son, [private] of Hanahan, S. C.; 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild, nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home in Northville.

William H. Haak, 82, a resident of North Creek, died February 25, 1978 at the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing Home. Born in Germany, he came to the United States in 1899. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Haak is survived by his wife, Ethel L. Haak; three sons, [private] of Dolgeville; [private] of St. Johnsville; [private] of Speculator; three daughters, [private] of North Creek; [private] of Speculator; Mrs. [private] of Warrensburg; a brother, Fritz of Florida; 21 grandchildren, a great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Marion Hammond, 84, of South Main Street, Northville died on July 15, 1978 at her home. She was born June 28, 1894 in Pittsburg, N. H., the daughter of Almenzo and Jennie Frizzell Judd. She attended schools there. She resided in Northville since 1930. She was the widow of Walter J. Hammond. Mrs. Hammond has been a glove worker by occupation. She last was employed by the former Serfis Glove Company in Northville. She was a member of the Northville United Methodist Church and of Juanita OES Chapter.
    Survivors include one son, Gordon J. of Milford, Otsego County, one daughter, Miss Thelma Hammond of Northville; three grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A service was held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home with rev. Adriance B. Carter, pastor of the Northville Methodist Church, officiating. The bearers were Leonard Gardinier, Roland Heath, Winston Heath, Harland Wheeler, Gordon Blowers and Converse Heath. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Priscilla C. Hurter, widow of George Hurter, who resided in Giffords Valley, Northville, died March 12, 1978 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, where she had been a patient seven days. She was born in Morehouseville, the youngest daughter of Theodore and Idora Becraft Remonda. She attended schools in Morehouseville, Whitesboro and Johnstown. In Johnstown, she attended the Johnstown Teacher's Training Class. Mrs. Hurter taught school at Morehouseville, near Fort Plain and near Peekskill. In 1950, she and a friend, Miss Edith Wright moved to Lake George where they operated the Mill brook Cabins.
    Mrs. Hurter was a member of the Bannertown 50-Plus Senior Citizens Club of Northville. Two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews survive her. Funeral was held in Lake George at the Graff Funeral Home. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Lake George.

A sad and dreadful thing, the death of Gay Hamlin' cause of death is not yet determined. The issue of death of Gay Hamlin, 58. She lived in her home in Long Lake, Tupper Lake Road about 2 miles from Long Lake Village. Her body was found on the bed at her home. With her was one of her pet dogs, dead. She had several pets; she was an animal lover. Cause of death has not yet been determined pending completion of laboratory work at Albany.
    She was brought to Mercy General Hospital on March 28, 1978 and pronounced dead on arrival. Death was determined to have been some time ago; Dr. Aina Galajo of Lake Placid acted as pathologist and coroner's physician. She was born Dec. 20, 1919 at Sacramento, Calif., the daughter of Charles and Evelyn Morris Hamlin and resided in New York City area before coming to Long Lake and still owned a home at Elmont, L. I. For a time she was employed as a waitress at Waukesha Grill, Tupper Lake; also was a waitress at Village Inn and Adirondack Hotel, both in Long Lake.

Mrs. Eleanor M. Ille, 65, of Kingsboro Towers died March 11, 1978 at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born March 7, 1913 in Malone, she was the daughter of Arthur and Hattie Stone Collins. She received her education in Schenectady. Mrs. Ille was married March 26, 1931 to John J. Ille who survives.
    They formerly owned and operated the Old Homestead Restaurant and Motel in Wells for many years. Mrs. Ille was a member of St. Ann's Church in Wells for 23 years and also a member of its Altar Society. Survivors besides her husband include two sons: [private] of Northville and [private] of Mayfield; two daughters, [private] of Johnstown and [private] of Boston Spa; three brothers, Albert Collins, Edward Collins and Charles Collins, all of Schenectady; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Webster of Troy, Mrs. Ruth Murray of Elmira, Mrs. Ann Matuck of Rochester and Mrs. Theresa Penistan of Schenectady; 16 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

John Warren Jersey of Pearl River, New York died Nov. 14, 1978 at Glens Falls Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Jersey was born in Park Ridge, NJ. He graduated from Park Ridge High School. He was employed at the Seaman's Bank and Savings for 16 years and was later employed at Kraissal Corp., in Hackensack, NJ until his retirement in 1969, when he moved to Indian Lake. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
    He was a member of the Pearl Hook and Ladder Co. for 15 years. Mr. Jersey was an inactive member of the Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a member of Rockland Lodge 723, Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite, two daughters, Mrs. [private] of Troy and Mrs. [private] of Pearl River; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Ronay of Warestown, N. J.; six grandchildren and a nephew. Interment at the Brick Church Cemetery, Spring Valley, New York.

Mrs. Dorothy H. Kaulfuss, 80, a former resident of 26 Pearl St., died Jan. 28, 1978 at the Maples Home for Adults, Sharon Springs, Schoharie County, where she was a resident since Dec. 26, 1975. She had been in failing health for eight years. Mrs. Kaulfuss was the widow of Rev. Harold P. Kaulfuss, a former long time rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, who died Sept. 21, 1960 at Lake Pleasant. The couple married Oct. 17, 1921. Mrs. Kaulfuss was born Oct. 6, 1897 in Ithaca, the daughter of George W. and Annie Smith Harris. She was a graduate of Ithaca High School and of Cornell University in Ithaca.
    Rev. and Mrs. Kaulfuss resided in Granville and Whitehall, both in Washington County, in Gloversville and then from 1959-1971 in Lake Pleasant. Mrs. Kaulfuss was involved in the establishment of St. Hubert of the Lakes Church at Lake Pleasant and received the Episcopal bishop's award for outstanding service from the Albany Episcopal Diocese in 1970. She was a former member of the women's organization of the Trinity Episcopal Church while at Cornell University and was a member of the Tri-Delta Sorority and served as secretary of the class of 1919.
    Survivors include one daughter, [private], Gloversville; three sons, [private] of Bradenton, Fla., Rev. [private] of Mechanicville and [private] of Mayfield; nine grandchildren and one nephew.

Lillan B. Kavanaugh, 72, wife of Joseph G. Kavanaugh, co-operator of Lil and Gerry's Tavern in Raquette Lake for many years, died Nov. 16, 1978 in St. Luke's Memorial Hospital. She was born in Nova Scotia March 30, 1906, daughter of Joseph and Emily Sayre Blackburn, and as an infant moved to Buffalo and later to Cleveland, Ohio, where she received her education. In 1930 she married Joseph G. Kavanaugh in Cleveland, and in 1962, moved to Raquette Lake. She was a member of Raquette Lake Chapter, P. T. F. Club and the Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary.
    Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, [private]; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Warren of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Arthur Blackburn of Detroit Mich. And the Rev. Harold Blackburn of Cleveland, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Old Forge.

Albert Lawrence Kenyon, 55, of Dartmouth Road, Stony Creek, died Sat. Oct. 21, 1978 at the Warrensburg Health Center after a long illness. Mr. Kenyon was born Jan. 26, 1923 in Thurman, the son of Oscar and Gladys Kenyon. He was a private first class Army veteran of World War II, serving with the Field Artillery Fifth Army in North Africa, Sicily and Italy as a cannoneer. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Stony Creek.
    Mr. Kenyon was a member of the American Legion Post 446 of Warrensburg and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Edna (Brannon) Kenyon; a son, [private] of Stony Creek; a daughter, [private] of Athol; a grandson, [private] of Stony Creek; a granddaughter, [private] of Athol; three brothers, Gerald Kenyon of Warrensburg and Theodore and Donald Kenyon, both of Athol; a stepmother, Mrs. Katherine Kenyon of Athol, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
    Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 114 Main St., Warrensburg, by the Rev. Kenneth Maranville, pastor of Christ Community Church of Athol. Interment was in Warrensburg Cemetery. Bearers were Glen Rounds, Ernest and Clarence White, Joseph McKeough and Harold Ames.

Bennie Kenyon, 87, of the Town of Day, died May 25, 1978 at Tri-County Nursing Home, North Creek, where he had been a patient since Jan 24. Born June 12, 1890 in the Town of Day, he was the son of Holden and Roseann Colson Kenyon, and had resided there most of his life. He attended Town of Day schools. His wife, the former Mabel DeLong, died in 1964.
    A textile worker, Mr. Kenyon was last employed by Continental Mills, Gloversville, retiring 20 years ago. Survivors include 6 sons; [private] and [private] of Town of Day; [private] of Gloversville; [private] of Edinburg; [private] of Charlotteville, Schoharie County; [private] of Amsterdam; 3 daughters; [private] of Crystal Springs, Fla.; [private] of Amsterdam; and [private] of Galway, 34 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren; a brother, Nathan of Braodalbin; a sister, Mrs. Conda West of Orlando, Fla. Burial was in Edinburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Ella King of Northville Rd. died at Litteur Hospital's Extended Care on October 24, 1978. She had been a patient there for a number of weeks. A lifelong resident of the area, she was born in the Town of Benson, Dec. 17, 1887, the daughter of Franklin and Mary Albro Gifford. She attended local schools. On March 25, 1903, she married Russell King. Her husband died in 1932.
    Mrs. King was employed at home as a glove maker for 50 years. She was affiliated with the Gloversville Wesleyan Church. Survivors included many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home with Rev. Edwin Seaman, pastor of the Wells Wesleyan Church. Bearers were Charles Blowers, Herbert Gifford, Charles Loucks, and George Colver. Burial was in Gifford's Valley Cemetery.

Emmett King, 51, of Indian Lake died June 30, 1978 at Glens Falls Hospital. Mr. King was water superintendent of Blue Mountain Lake and a past commander of Parker-Benton American Legion Post of Indian Lake. He was a veteran of World War I.
    Mr. King is survived by [private] with whom he had resided for many years; 2 brothers, [private] of Indian Lake and [private] of Weavertown; 2 sisters, [private] and [private] of Indian Lake. Services conducted at Legion Hall in Indian Lake by Rev. Arthur Wyman, pastor of Methodist Church. Interment Cedar River Cemetery in Indian Lake.

Mrs. Madeline O. King, 71, a longtime resident of Indian Lake, died unexpectedly Feb. 23, 1978 at her home on Crow Hill Road. She was born Oct. 5, 1906 in Fort Ann. A member of the First Baptist of Indian Lake, she was a deaconess for several years at the church and a Sunday School teacher. Mrs. King was employed as a sales representative for Avon Products, Inc. and Gutheil Cemetery Memorials in South Glens Falls. For more than 20 years, she worked at the local Tastee Freeze Ice Cream Store, which was built and operated by Mrs. King and her husband, the late Richard B. King.
    She was a member of the Warren County Council of Senior Citizens and the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include two aunts: Mrs. Laura Wheat of Glens Falls and Mrs. Sally Winslow of Corinth; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The body was placed in the Cedar River Cemetery receiving vault pending spring interment there.

Mrs. Mary Girard King, 87, a resident of Speculator since 1933, died June 1, 1978 at Tri-County Nursing Home, North Creek, where she had been a patient for the last five months. Born in Griffin on Dec. 25, 1890, daughter of Henry and Ellen McCarthy Girard, she attended schools in Wells and Griffen, and Oneonta Normal School. In 1933 she was married to Albert King, who died in 1954.
    She was an elementary teacher, last employed at Indian Lake. She was a member of St. James Church, the Altar Society, and the Lake Pleasant American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include 3 sons, [private] of Manilus, Ononadaga County; [private] of Cold Brook, Herkimer County; [private] of Dundee, Yates County; one sister, Miss Ouida Girard of Speculator. Burial was in Fern Dale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Mrs. Shirley H. Levesque, 48, resident of Northville, died Dec. 2, 1978 at the Nathan Littaur Hospital following a long illness. She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Port Leyden, NY, the daughter of Floyd and Blanche Hutchins Hall. She attended Port Leyden schools and graduated from the Utica School of Commerce.
    She lived in Northville for the past ten years and previous to that had resided in Mohawk and Cleveland New York. She was of the Methodist faith and attended the Northville Methodist Church. She was a Past matron and member of the Dewey Chapter O. E. S. in Port Leyden. She retired from the Fulton County national bank in 1976 due to ill health; She had been previously employed by the R. J. Morrison Insurance Agency in Northville and the Gould Paper Co. Lyons Falls, NY as a secretary.
    She had been married to William Mekkelson who died in 1958. On June 24, 1961 she was married to Charles E. Levesque, who survives at home. They were married in Lyons Falls, NY. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Blanche Hall, Port Leyden; 1 son, [private] of Lake Worth, Florida; 3 daughters, Mrs. [private], Northville; Mrs. [private], Lake Worth, Florida and [private] of Northville; 1 sister, Mrs. [private] of Port Leyden; one grandchild and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
    Memorial services were held at the Northville Methodist Church with Rev. Carter Adriance officiating. Interment took place in the Port Leyden Cemetery.

Harold D. Manzer of Benson died unexpectedly on April 24, 1978 at his home. Death is due to natural causes. Mr. Manzer was the Benson town historian for many years was born Aug 20, 1910 in Benson, son of DeForest and Alta Canfield Manzer. The former Mayfield Glove Company employed him for many years as a foreman. He was last employed by the Wells-Lamont Glove Company of Mayfield, retiring five years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Northville, chairman of the Board of Trustees for several years, a former member of the Board of Deacons, member of the Men's Fellowship, and was an usher of the church at the time of his death. Mr. Manzer also served on the Board of Directors of the Sacanadaga Bible Conference at Broadalbin for several years.
    He married the former [private], who survives, on Sept 1, 1932. Surviving besides his wife include one daughter, Mrs. [private] of Gloversville; three sisters, Mrs. Wanda Mason, Mrs. Wenonah Eddy, both of Benson, and Mrs. Beatrice Handy of Gloversville. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.

George Martin, age 73, of Northville, died March 31, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital. He was in failing health for one year. Mr. Martin was born in Maple on Nov. 13, 1904, the son of George and Julia Martin. He attended Northville area schools and was a lifelong area resident.
    Mr. Martin worked as a carpenter all his life in and around the Northville area and had been employed by Bert Benson for over 20 years. There are no known survivors. Interment took place in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.

Katherine McDonald, 95, a resident of the Military Road, RD Edinburg, was pronounced dead on arrival at 10 am on Friday, Oct. 27, 1978 at the Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. She was born Dec. 15, 1882 in Rhinebeck, NY the daughter of Frederick and Luella Clark Shook. She attended Rhinebeck area schools.
    In October of 1977 she moved to the Town of Day to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Irma Fink, after having lived in Schenectady for many years. She was a member of the Fisher Methodist Church for many years. She was married in Rhinebeck in November of 1903 to Earl F. McDonald who died in 1933.
    She is survived by: 3 sons; Earl F. of Florida; Ernest G. of Schenectady; Warren G. of Burnt Hills. 4 daughters: Mrs. Gladys Holton of Burnt Hills; Mrs. Virginia Marks of Schenectady; Mrs. Irma Fink of Edinsburg; and Mrs. Mary Shultis of Schenectady. 1 sister: Mrs. Mary Tapping of Bristol, Conn.; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    Graveside funeral services were held on Mon. Oct. 30 at the Parkview Cemetery, Schenectady with Rev. Paul Allen, Pastor.

Harry P. McIntyre of Long Lake died at the Mercy General Hospital in Tupper Lake on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4:35 p.m. He had been a patient in the hospital for two weeks. Mr. McIntyre, who lived on Deerland Rd., was born on June 9, 1901 in Speculator NY. He was the son of Addison and Ida Slack McIntyre. He was married to Florence Emerson in Long Lake in 1929.
    Mr. McIntyre was employed at the Long Lake Central School for 54 years until his retirement in 1964. He and his wife owned and operated the Long View Lodge in Long Lake for nine years. A member of the Town Board of Long Lake for 39 years, Mr. McIntyre served both as Town Justice and as a councilman. He was a member of the Mount Sabatis Lodge 1015 and the United Calvary Methodist Church in Long Lake.
    Survivors include his wife, Florence and three sons, James of Long Lake, Edward of South Dakota, and Franklin of Holtsville, Long Island. Also three daughters; Ann (Mrs. Joseph Vannucci) of Mechanicville, Helen (Mrs. Edward Wallace) of Long Lake, and Ruth (Mrs. Donald Howell) of Long Lake. There is also his sister Mrs. Kate Arsenault of Long Lake. Mr. McIntyre had 23 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
    Visiting hours were held on Monday, Oct. 30 at the Rennell Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. Burial was in Long Lake Cemetery.

Walter C. Merwin, 89, a veteran of World War I, died Thursday, June 8, 1978 at Emma Laing Stevens Hospital, Granville, after a long illness. Survivors are a daughter, [private] of Wilmington, Delaware, 3 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Percy Cross, a niece and several cousins. Services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Cross in Indian Lake. Interment was in Cedar River Cemetery.

Julia Mick of 5 Halstead Ave., Port Chester, died at the King Street Nursing Home on Friday, just two months shy of her 100th birthday. Daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Nortz Bush, she was born in Croghan, N. Y. on Dec. 27, 1878. Her father was a veteran of the Civil War. She spent most of her life in the Adirondack Hamlet of Raquette Lake, N. Y. She moved to Port Chester in 1969 to live with her daughter, Mrs. John (June) Johansen. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester. Upstate, she was a Gold Star Mother of the American Legion and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Leonard-Mick-Roberts American Legion in Inlet, N. Y.
    She and her husband, Reuben M. Mick, celebrated their 75th anniversary in 1976. He died last year, also at the age of 99. He was justice of the peace for more than 60 years in Raquette Lake, N. Y.

George A. Morey, 71, of Lake Pleasant died suddenly on June 7, 1978 at the Nathan Littauer Hospital following a short illness. He had been a patient there since June 4. He was born June 3, 1907 in Piseco, the son of Alanson and Estelle Rudes Morey. He attended Piseco area schools.
    Mr. Morey was an Army Veteran of World War II having served with the 12th Infantry in the European Theatre. He saw action at the Battle of the Bulge as well as the liberation of Paris. Mr. Morey was awarded two bronze stars and the Oak Leaf Clusters, and received a governor's citation on Dec. 19, 1945.
    Prior to his active service he worked in various glove shops in the area. Following his military service he operated Morey's Service Station in Riceville for 210 years. He then work as a construction worker for the Town of Arietta Highway Dept., where he was employed at the time of his death.
    Mr. Morey married the former Ruth W. Wadsworth in 1953, she survives at home. He presently owned and operated with his wife, Morey's Trailer Park on Piseco Lake. They operated this business for the past 20 years. He attended Lake Pleasant Methodist Church, was a member of the Gloversville Moose Club and the American Legion Post of Lake Pleasant.
    Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, [private], Ayer, Mass. and [private]of Johnstown; 1 step-daughter, [private], Gloversville; 1 step-son, [private], Sierra Vista, Arizona; a sister, Mrs. Edith Warner of Lake Pleasant; 7 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Interment took place in the Higgins Bay Cemetery.

Willard Morey, 88, of Indian Lake died Jan. 28, 1978 at Glens Falls Hospital after a long illness. He had resided in Indian Lake for the past 20 years. Survivors include his wife Ella, two sons, [private] of Sarasota, Fla. and [private] of Burnt Hills; a sister, Mrs. Helen Egan of Glens Falls; a brother, Robert L. of Sledell, La.; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
    Services were conducted at the Potter Funeral Home, Glens Falls by the Rev. Schuyler Jenkins, pastor emeritus of the Church of the Messiah. Cremation followed at the Gardner Earl Crematory, Troy.

Mrs. Ada Morrison, 83, Hope, died Nov. 24, 1978 at the Nathan Littaur Hospital Extended Care Facility, Gloversville, after a lengthy illness. She was a patient at the facility for five weeks. She was the land tax collector in the Town of Hope for more than 30 years until retirement. Born Nov. 16, 1895 in Johnstown, daughter of Edwin and Sarah Taylor, she was married to Elmer Morrison on May 31, 1920. Her husband died on Feb. 20, 1976.
    Mrs. Morrison was also a member of Wells Methodist Church and Wells American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include one son, [private] of Wells; one sister, Mrs. Irene Shaver, Hope; two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home, Northville with rev. Calvin Lofstrom, a former pastor of the Wells United Methodist Church, officiating. Bearers were Donald Wadsworth, Harold Anslie, Robert Patterson, John Stuart, Jr., Merton Hayes and Richard Bartholf. Burial was in Algonquin Cemetery, Wells.

Mrs. Joyce Murphy, 54, died July 18, 1978 at her home, 311 South Main Street, Northville. She was in failing health for several years. She was born May 15, 1924 in Manchester, Vt., the daughter of Seymour and Nellie Mae Ploss Groff. She was married to [private], who survives, July 15, 1945. Mrs. Murphy attended schools in Vermont and Northville and was a resident of Northville more than 40 years. She was on leave from her job as a housekeeper in the extended Care Facility of the Littaur Hospital Complex, Gloversville. She was of the Protestant faith.
    Survivors, besides her husband, include two daughters, [private] of Mariaville RD and [private] of Northville; one brother, [private] of Cambridge, Washington County; four sisters; [private] and [private] of Bennington, Vt., [private] of Northville RD and [private] of Summit, Schoharie County; five grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Funeral services were held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home with Rev. E. Craig Adams, pastor of the Northville Baptist Church, officiating. Bearers were Donald Groff, Milton Groff, James gruff, Larry Case, Carl Dutcher and David Kuebaugh. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.

Mr. Victor H. Olmstead, 75, of RD Northville died on June 1, 1978, at the Extended Care Facility of Nathan Littaur Hospital. He had been a patient there since May 23 and in failing health for over one year. He was born March 5, 1903 in Northville, the son of David and Roberta Rhodes Olmstead, He attended Northville area schools.
    He was married in 1925 to the former May Cramer who died in 1971. In May of 1975 he was married to the former Fern Hosier who survives.
    Mr. Olmstead was formerly an employee of the Northville Land and Lumber Company. He then worked as a carpenter for the Brownell Lumber Company. Following this, he worked for the Ernst Brothers Co., Saratoga Springs, from where he retired in 1968. He attended the Northville Pilgrim Holiness Church of Northville.
    Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, [private] of Northville, [private] of Northville, and [private] of Edinburg; four daughters, [private] of Northville, [private] of Herkimer, [private] of Lowville, and [private] of Rockwood, fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held on June 3 from the Yates and Cline Funeral Hone, Northville with Rev. G. Lindley Adams of the Church of the Nazarene, Westminister, Maryland and the Rev. Richard Holliday of the Fox Hill Pilgrim Holiness Church. Interment took place in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville. Pallbearers were Gerald Ginter, Paul Young, Kenneth V. Edwards, Seymour Lawton, Irving Hosier and Harry Frasier.

Mr. Jack Ostrander, of East Road, Speculator, passed away suddenly at his residence on November 20, 1978, a resident of Schenectady for many years, arrangements for his funeral were made there with interment on November 24. All in this area wish to express their sympathy to his wife, [private], and family.

Miss Gladys Page, 56, a native and life resident of Speculator, died September 24, 1978 at Marcy State Hospital where she was a patient several years. Born in Speculator, Aug. 31, 1922, she was the daughter of Henry and Sarah Darling Page. She attended Speculator area schools and was of the Protestant faith.
    Survivors include two brothers, [private] of Speculator also several nieces, nephews and cousins. A service for Miss Page was held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Lecrates, pastor of the Northville Pilgrim Holiness Church, officiating.
    Bearers were Leon Page, Clarence Brooks, Robert Page and Joseph Page. Burial was in Speculator Cemetery.

Harold Parker, 72, died January 1978 at Port Republic, N. J. A former resident of Long Lake who died at the Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, N. J. Interment was in Long Lake Cemetery. He was born at Long Lake April 24, 1905, the son of Durwood and Florence LaPelle Parker. During the past forty years he had resided in New Jersey, where he was employed as superintendent for the Deer Lake Club at Boonton, N. J.
    His wife, the former Elizabeth Kressman, died in 1954. Surviving are a daughter, [private] of Port Republic, NJ; Three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Cole and Mrs. Clara Osgood, both of Long Lake, and Mrs. Mable Cole of Rome, one brother, Sheriff Arthur Parker of Long Lake and eight Grandchildren.

Madlyn Parker, 56 of Northville was pronounced dead on arrival at Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, after being stricken at her home. She had been in ill health for some time. Born in Edinburg on May 8, 1922, she had been employed for the last 19 years in the Fulton County Clerk's Office and was employed prior to that for many years as a supervisor of the Northville office for the Upstate Telephone Company.
    She was a member of the Fulton County Women's Republican Club and past president and member of the Sacandaga American Legion Auxiliary. She attended local schools and was married July 10, 1942 to Raymond Parker, who survives. Also surviving are a son, [private] of Northville; a daughter, Miss [private], Northville; her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Walter Morris, Riceville; two brothers, [private], Schenectady, and [private], Syracuse; three sisters, [private], [private], both of Sarasota, Fla., and [private], Caroga Lake; a grandchild, several nieces and nephews.
    Bearers were John Kasson, Robert Bennett, Norman Parker, Arthur Medina, Jeffrey Grants and Timothy Morris. Burial was at Edinburg Cemetery. (Nov 1978)

Mrs. Rilla E. Payne, 76, of Portland, Oregon, died in the Kaiser Hospital in Portland after a long illness. She was born Dec. 3, 1901 in Raquette Lake, daughter of Lewis and Esther Thibado Porter. They moved to Inlet when she was 4 years old. She attended schools in Inlet and Indian Lake. She married Frank E. Payne of Indian Lake in 1921 at the Church of the Lakes in Inlet.
    They moved to Oregon in 1925 and she was active in church and scouts and belonged to several church organizations. Besides her husband she leaves six sons and three daughters; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Louise) Payne of Inlet. Also a number of grand and great grandchildren.

Mark R. Peters of Speculator and Massapequa Park, Long Island died suddenly Aug. 4, 1978. Mr. Peters, 56, had been an ardent Adirondacker. For over 50 years he has summered in the Speculator-Lake Pleasant area, which he regarded as his real home. He had been an active member of the Lake Pleasant-Sacanadaga Assoc., and was, until his death, a member of Assoc. Board of Directors. Mr. Peters is survived by his wife [private]; his daughters [private]; his mother Mabel Petchesky; a sister [private] and a brother [private]. Interment was in Airdville Cemetery.

Miss Esther Rhodes, age 73, of Johnstown, died March 15, 1978 at the Johnstown Hospital. She had been a patient there for several weeks, and death followed an illness of about three months. She was born July 20, 1904 in Benson, daughter of Frank and Alida Warner Canfield. She attended Northville area schools and was a lifelong resident of Northville until moving to Johnstown two years ago.
    On Dec. 24, 1928, she was married to Arnold S. Rhodes, who died in 1965. Mrs. Rhodes was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gloversville and of the 50 Plus Senior Citizens of Johnstown. Survivors include three sons: [private] of Merced, Calif.; [private] of Amsterdam; [private] Rhodes of Gloversville; Four daughters: [private] of Waldorf, Maryland; [private] of Northville; [private] of Northville; [private] of Johnstown: 1 brother, Clarence Canfield of Broadalbin: 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Interment will be in Evergreen Cem., Lake George.

Mr. Walter B. Russell, 80, a resident of West Prospect St., Northville, died at 9 p. m. on Wed. Dec. 20, 1978 at the Albany Veterans Hospital where he had been a patient a few days. Death followed an illness of 4 months. He was born May 10, 1898, Brooklyn, N. Y. the son of Maurice and Carrie Cole Russell. He moved to Northville at the age of 3 and attended Northville area schools.
    In 1920 he was married to the former Esther Duncan who died in 1956. On Aug. 17, 1957 he was married to the former Charlotte Duncan, who survives at home. Mr. Russell served in both WWI and WWII retiring from the Naval Reserve in July 1958 with the rank of Lt. Commander. During WWI he served with the Navy as a radio operator on Naval Transports between France and the United States. During WWII he went into active service in June 1941 serving in the Caribbean, Pacific and American theatres, being released from active service in Jan. 1946.
    Very active in Masonic circles, he was a member of the Fish House Masonic Lodge of Northville for 58 years. He received his 50 year pin in 1970. He was a member of the Sacandaga Chapter 116, Royal Arch Masons of Northville.

Mrs. Ada G. Sheldon, 68, a former resident of Northville, died at her home in Glens Falls Dec. 2, 1978. Born in Adams, Jefferson Co., Dec. 23, 1909, she was a resident of Northville for 65 years prior to moving to Glens Falls in 1964. She married Paul Sheldon who survives. Mrs. Sheldon was affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Glen Falls.
    Survivors in addition to her husband include five sons, [private] of Northville, [private] of Glens Falls, [private] of Peperall, Mass., [private] of California and [private] of Texas; four daughters, Mrs. [private] of Mayfield, Mrs. [private] of St. Johnsville, and Mrs. [private] and Mrs. [private], both of Glens Falls; one brother Jessie Secore of Limerick; two sisters, Mrs. Addy Clark and Mrs. Edna Clark of Watertown; two stepchildren, 38 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville. [sons all have the surname of Gray]

Ernest Smith, 76, died at 10 a. m. December 28, 1978 at his summer cabin. He was born in Farmingdale, L. I. On October 25, 1902. In 1968, he retired from the Farmingdale School District as head custodian and had been a resident of Wells since that time. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, a son, Ernest D. Smith of West Islip, L. I. and two daughters, Thelma Wagner of Bayshore, L. I. and Glydeen Schiavoni of Wells, N. Y., thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He had been in South Carolina for the winter months and had returned to Wells for the Christmas holiday.

Harvey Snide of Long Lake was accidentally killed sometime after 10 a.m. last Saturday morning, June 24, 1978, when the dump box of a truck on which he had been working apparently fell forward on him, pinning him in the truck cab. According to Under Sheriff Douglas Parker, Mr. Snide was found by a customer, Charles Sabattis, Jr., when Mr. Sabattis went to Mr. Snide's place of work at about 12:15 p.m. Apparently Mr. Snide had been working on the truck's hydraulic system when a brace gave way and the dump box fell forward.

Gladys Theurer, 81, of Benson, died Nov. 30, 1978 at the home of her daughter-in-law, [private] of Benson. She had been in failing health the past year. She was born July 31, 1897 in Cranberry creek, the daughter of James and Mattie Knapp Baker. She attended area schools. Her husband, Walter J. Theurer Sr., died in 1965.
    Mrs. Theurer served as tax collector for the Town of Benson for many years until ill health forced her to retire a year ago. She and her husband had operated a grocery store in Johnstown when they lived there some years ago. They retired from the business and moved to their summer home in Benson 15 years ago. Mrs. Theurer was a member of St. Monica O. E. S. Chapter of Johnstown. She attended the Northville Methodist Church.
    Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. [private] of East Greenbush, Rennselaer County; 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home with rev. Carter Adriance officiating. Bearers were Glenn Carr, Jack Vandenabeele, Jerald Coleman, Walter J. Theurer III, Mrs. Adie Foland and Mrs. Marylin Sauve. Burial was in fern Dale Cemetery Johnstown.

Walter J. Theurer, 64, of the Town of Benson, died unexpectedly July 20, 1978 at Littaur HOSPITAL, Gloversville, where he was taken after suffering a heart attack at his home. Death due to the heart seizure, it was reported. He was born Nov. 23, 1923 in Johnstown, the son of Walter J. and Gladys Baker Theurer. He was a graduate of Johnstown High School and served in the Army during World War II and during the Korean conflict.
    Mr. Theurer was an upholsterer by occupation. He was last employed by Upstate Upholsterers of Scotia. He married the former Willedene Stevenson, who survives, Oct. 21, 1972. Mr. Theurer is a past commander of the Johnstown VFW Post and served for many years as assistant scoutmaster of the Boy Scout Troop 112 of Johnstown. He was a member of St, Mark's Lutheran Church of Johnstown. Survivors, besides his wife and his mother, who lives in Benson, include two sons, [private] of Rochester and [private] of Gloversville; three daughters, [private] of the Town of Hope, [private] of Wells and [private] of Gloversville. One sister, Mrs. Lorraine Maloy of East Greenbush, Rensselaer County; one grandson, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    A service was held at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home with Rev. Carter B. Adriance, pastor of the Northville United Methodist Church, officiating. Bearers were Robert Stewart, Loren Berner, Henry Maloy, William Cooney, John Van Denabele and Glen Carr. Burial was in the Upper Benson Cemetery.

Mrs. Eva Whitman, 81, of 17 First Street died on July 17, 1978 at the Fulton County Infirmary where she had been a patient since May 3. She was born July 8, 1897 in Gloversville, the daughter of Harry and Cindy Miller Countryman. She resided a number of years in Wells and returned to Gloversville 30 years ago. Her husband, Oliver Whitman, died in 1935. Mrs. Whitman was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include four sons, Harry O. of Northville, Don J. of Gloversville, Daniel R. Of Gloversville, Henry Cosselman of Gloversville; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Early of Wells, Mrs. Hazel Schuyler of Gloversville, Mrs. Marguerite Ellsworth of Northville, and Mrs. Susan Whitman of Mayfield; 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A service was held at Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home, Northville with Rev. Albert M. Brockway, pastor of Fremont Street United Methodist Church, officiating. Bearers were Michael Whitman, Keith Ellsworth, Roy Earley Jr., Harold Molt, Harry Whitman Jr. and Thomas Gersak. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery.

Ross Williams, age 69, a resident of Northville, died Sat. April 1, 1978 at the Extended Care Facility of Nathan Littauer Hospital. He had been a patient there for 3 weeks and had been in failing health for the past year. He was born April 14, 1909 in Dolgeville, the son of Fred and Addie Bellinger Williams. He attended schools in the Dolgeville area. He was married June 30, 1930 in Amsterdam to the former Laura J. Whitman, who survives at home.
    Following the marriage, he worked on construction of the 1932 Olympic site in Lake Placid. He then moved to Loon Lake where he operated a service station on Route 9 for 2 years. He had been employed by the Town of Northampton for several years. He also worked for the Fulton County Highway Dept. and during this time he served in World War II with the Navy CB's as a heavy Equipment Operator in the Asiatic Pacific Philippine Liberation in the South Pacific Theatre.
    Upon his return from active service, he resumed his work for the Fulton County Highway Dept. until 1956 ending 17 years service for the county. From 1956 until his retirement in 1974, Mr. Williams worked for the E. G. DeLia Construction Co. Mr. Williams was of the Methodist faith. He was a former member of the Northville Redmans Tribe.
    Besides his wife, he is survived by 5 sons; [private], Gloversville; [private], Northville; [private], Auburn; 3 daughters: [private], Plattsburgh; [private], No. Syracuse; [private], Constableville. 3 brothers; Claude Williams, Dolgeville; Harry Williams, Florida; Leon A. Williams, Schenectady; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Glover, Dolgeville; Mrs. Louise Lamphere, Richfield Springs; 23 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
    Interment took place in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Robert Savage, 47, Blue Mountain Lake, died unexpectedly, Jan. 26, 1978 at his home. Mr. Savage was a member of the Blue Mountain Lake Fire Company, the Blue Mountain Lake United Methodist Church and the Woodsmen of the World. He is survived by his wife, [private]; a daughter, [private]; a son, [private], both of Blue Mountain Lake; his father, Emery Savage of Blue Mt.; three sisters: [private] of Poughkeepsie, [private] of Troy and [private] of Syracuse, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Mr. Savage was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. June DeFilippo. Services were held in the United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Blue Mountain Lake Cemetery.

Mrs. Mildred Searle, 73, a resident of Gloversville, died Feb. 19, 1978 at the Littauer Hospital Extended Care Facility. She had been a patient there for 2 months. Death followed an illness of 4 months. Born June 30, 1904 in the Town of Northampton, she was the daughter of Edwin and Ella Rondeau Gifford. She attended Northville area schools and for many years resided in Cranberry Creek.
    She was a member of the Fremont Street United Methodist Church, Gloversville for many years and was active in the Church's Lydian Circle. She was also a member of the Gloversville Senior Citizens Club. On July 8, 1947 she was married to Marvin J. Searle, who died Aug. 18, 1973. She is survived by 4 sons: [private], Annandale, Virginia; [private], Scotia; [private], Schenectady and [private]. Gloversville. Four daughters; [private], Lake Station, Indiana; [private], Edinburg; [private], Edinburg; [private], Lake Station, Indiana.
    Two brothers; Clarence Gifford, Johnstown; Russell Gifford, Hudson Falls; 5 sisters; Mrs. Alice Sanborn, Mrs. Katherine Kalil, Mrs. Lottie Loux and Miss Laura Gifford all of Gloversville. Mrs. Marion Procita of California. 19 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Interment at Mayfield Cemetery.

Victor J. Simons, age 72, a lifelong Lake Pleasant area resident, was pronounced dead on arrival, March 16, at the Nathan Litauer Hospital, after being stricken at home. Death followed a long illness. He was born in Gilmantown, Oct. 12, 1905, the son of James and Mary Parker Simons. He attended Lake Pleasant area schools. He worked as a chauffeur for many years with the International Paper Company of Lake Pleasant and had worked in various area Saw Mills. He retired in 1971 where he was employed with the New York State Dept. of Conservation as a foreman.
    He was married Oct. 12, 1925 in Lake Pleasant to the former Pearl E. Dunham, who survives at home. He was of the Methodist faith and a member of the Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Dept. and had served as chief. Besides his wife he is survived by 2 sons: [private] of Hagaman; [private] of Lake Pleasant; 1 daughter, [private] of Lake Pleasant; 1 brother, Mr. Leon Simons of Johnstown; 1 sister, Mrs. Rose Kelly of Johnstown; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins. Interment at the Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Fred Slack Sr. of Lake Pleasant died January 2, 1978 in Utica after a long illness. He was 76. Born in Lake Pleasant, Mr. Slack was employed as a truck driver for the Town of Lake Pleasant, retiring in 1966. He was married to the late Mrs. Carolyn Courtney Slack.
    Survivors include four sons, [private], [private], [private] and [private], all of Lake Pleasant; three daughters, [private] of Rochester, [private] of Lake Pleasant and [private] of Syracuse; a brother, Malcolm Slack of Wells; two sisters, Mrs. Helen York of Lake Pleasant and Mrs. Mabel Earley of Wells; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Marie Slack, 84, of 107 South Market St., died March 23, 1978 at the Fulton County Infirmary where she had been a patient for the last year. She had been in ill health for more than a year. Born Nov. 1, 1895, in Skalitz, Hungary, she arrived in this country in 1904 in Pennsylvania. She moved to the Speculator area shortly after and was educated in schools there. On July 2, 1912, she was married to George D. Slack and moved to Johnstown. Her husband preceded her in death. She became an U.S. citizen in 1925.
    Mrs. Slack was employed by the Superb Glove Company for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and its Berean Class and was a past president of the Speculator SCS. Survivors include one daughter, [private], Johnstown; a brother, Daniel Srnec of Wisconsin; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Vicek, Mrs. Helen Vicek and Mrs. Anna Hagen, all of Wisconsin, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Miss Marcia L. Smith died Oct. 15, 1978 at her home at the Adirondack Museum after a long illness. Miss Smith was born Oct. 11, 1922 in Remsen, the daughter of Marjorie (Gray) Smith and the late Leroy Smith. She has resided in Blue Mountain Lake for 13 years and had served as librarian of the Adirondack Museum for 13 years.
    Besides her mother of Brooksville, Fla., she is survived by two brothers, [private] of Concord, Calif. And [private] of Thomasville, Ga. A memorial service was conducted Sun. Oct. 22 in the United Methodist Church of Blue Mountain Lake by the Rev. Arthur Wyman, pastor. Cremation will be at Gardner Earl crematory, Troy.

Michael Abner Smith, 17, of Indian Lake, died Nov. 26, 1978 as result of snowmobile accident on Pashley Rd. Mike was born March 8, 1961, son of Margaret and Robert Smith and is survived by two brothers [private], stationed with Navy in San Diego, Calif., [private], Indian Lake; two sisters, [private] and [private] of Indian Lake. His paternal grandparents Earl and Bertha West of Westminister Calif., two nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were conducted at the United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the spring at Cedar River Cemetery.

Mr. Robert Stever, 74, died at the Concord Memorial Hospital, Concord, N. C., March 20, 1978. Mr. Stever was born June 1903 at Hillsdale, N. J. He was the son of the late Arthur J. and Dora Whitman Stever. Mr. Stever was a retired accountant for the United Merchants and Manufacturing Co.
    Survivors are Mrs. Cleora Hartman Stever and a sister, Mrs. Theodore Haubner, Penngrve, N. J. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Blue Mt. Lake.

Mrs. Ethel Wilbur Sturgess, 78, of Speculator, died at Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, 1978. A lifelong resident of Speculator, she had been in ill health for several years. She was born in Speculator on April 22, 1900 the daughter of Calvin and Amelia Wilcox Wilbur and attended area schools. She was married to Kenneth Sturgess in 1924. He died nine years ago.
    She is survived by one son, [private], Speculator; three brothers, Harry Wilbur, Calvin Wilbur and Robert Wilbur, all of Speculator; two sisters, Mrs. Deveda O' Connell of Lake Pleasant, and Mrs. Evan Van Avery of Northville. Interment was in Speculator Cemetery.

Frederick A. Tefft of Greenwich, N.Y., and a summer resident of Wells, died January 6. 1978, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, [private], and one son, [private], in Morrisonville, N. Y., and a daughter, [private] of Wells and ten grandchildren.

Mrs. Grace Wallin, 88, a resident of Northville, died suddenly on Tues., Nov. 21, at the Nathan Littaur Hospital following a short illness. She was born April 14, 1890 in Northville, daughter of William and Harriet Darling. She attended Northville area schools and had resided in Amsterdam for many years, returning to Northville 6 years ago.
    Mrs. Wallin had been tax collector of the City of Amsterdam in earlier years. She was also employed as a housekeeper at Amsterdam area private homes. She was of the Protestant faith. She was a former member of the Degree of Pocahontas of Amsterdam and also a member of the Rebekah Lodge of that city. Her husband, George Wallin, died in 1949. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held from the Yates and Cline Funeral Home, Inc. in Northville. Interment took place in the Hagaman Cemetery, Hagaman, NY.

A service for Army Specialist 4-C Ernest Warner, who died July 2, 1978 as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Colorado Springs, Colo., was conducted at 1:30 yesterday afternoon at the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home, Northville, with rev. Eugene Kellogg, pastor of the Cranberry Creek Community Church, officiating. Bearers were Timothy Van Nostrand, Reginald Knapp, Ronald Delli Veneri, Michael Van Allen, Randolph Simonds and David Uebrick. Burial was in the Mayfield Cemetery.

Gerald Warner, 49, Mayfield, died March 10, 1978 at home after being in ill health for the last two years. Born in Mayfield, he was the son of William and Cora Hayes Warner. He was a lifelong area resident attending local schools. He was employed for many years at the Pan American Tanning Corporation, Gloversville, retiring two years ago because of ill health.
    He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Cora Warner; two sons, [private] of Gloversville and [private] of Caroga Lake; a daughter, [private] of Gloversville; four brothers, [private] and [private] Warner of Mayfield, [private] Warner of Seaside, Calif. And [private] of Becaville, Calif.; one sister, [private] of Mayfield; seven grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kenneth Warner Sr., 71, of Northville, died February 5, 1978 at Littauer Hospital after a short illness. He was born Aug. 3, 1906, in Mayfield and was employed for many years as a truck driver by the Edwards Box and Paper Corporation, Gloversville, retiring three years ago. Mr. Warner was a member of the Northville Presbyterian Church, a 52-year member of the Northville Volunteer Fire Dept. and an active member of the Northampton Ambulance Corps.
    He was past president of the Northville Firemen's Association and a past member of its board of directors. He was Northville's "Fireman of the Year" for 1976-77. His wife, Hilda, died June 18, 1977. Survivors include one son, [private] of Pittsfield, Mass. and two grandchildren. Interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.

Funeral services were held from the Home of Perry Washburn. Services were conducted by Rev. Bernard Oatman of First Baptist Church. Mr. Washburn, 76, life resident, died April 2, 1978 at Regional Hospital in Corinth. He is survived by his wife, Dora, four sons: [private] of Corinth; [private] and [private] of Cambridge and [private] of Indian Lake; 3 daughters; [private] and [private] of Corinth and [private] of Bakers Mills; sister, Mrs. Laura Dempster of Columbus, Montana; 18 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Asahel H. Whitman, 95, of Star Route, Northville died at 6:20, Oct. 19, 1978 at Fulton County Infirmary, Gloversville, after a long illness. He was born Aug. 8, 1883 in Wells, the son of Hamlet and Mary Craig Whitman. He was a lifelong resident. Mr. Whitman retired from farming 20 years ago. He was a lumberman in his earlier years.
    He first married the former Myrtle Kinney. After her death, he married the former Annie Laurie Barney. She died many years ago. Mr. Whitman was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church.
    Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ina Wildermuth of Northville; one brother, George Whitman of Mayfield; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Brooks of Mayfield; two grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Funeral services were held at the Pilgrim Holiness Church with Rev. Edward Lacates, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. Meredith Foster of Saratoga. Bearers were Samuel Lecates. Gerald Ginter, Frederick Lamphear, Leonard Ellsworth, George Whitman and Richard Bills. Burial was in Kings Cemetery.

Mrs. Gertrude Wicke, wife of Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke, died Jan. 2, 1978 in Fort Myers, Florida after a long illness. Bishop Wicke, former resident bishop of the New York area of the United Methodist Church, provided episcopal oversight to the 350 churches of the Troy Conference in northeastern New York and the State of Vermont from 1960-1972. After the Bishop's retirement in 1972, the Wickes took up residency in Fort Myers.
    Mrs. Wicke is the former Gertrude Allen of Waterville. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, [private], Basking Ridge, New Jersey and [private], Fort Wayne, Indiana and a sister, Mrs. Charles McClean, Waterville. Interment in the Waterville Cemetery.

 

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