Charles E. Ebel

November 26, 2014

GUILDERLAND – Charles E. Ebel, 95, of Guilderland, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Albany Medical Center Hospital.  Charles was born in Guilderland, and lived in Albany and Guilderland all his life.  He attended Altamont High School, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940, serving through the duration of World War II until discharged in 1946.  He served aboard the USS Curtiss (AV-4) during the attack at Pearl Harbor.  He later served aboard the USS Hornet (CV-12).  He was employed for many years by GLF/Agway until his retirement.  Charles was a member of the American Legion Post 977 Helderberg, American Legion Joseph E. Zaloga Post#1520, and the former Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.  He played baseball for several leagues including Albany Twilight League. Charles was also an avid bowler and enjoyed many activities that included hunting, fishing, skiing, billiards and camping.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife Barbara J. Nerf Ebel; his children Susanne Printy (Edward) of Cohoes, Jacqueline Kuehnert of Rome, Maureen Languish (William) of Selkirk, and Charles Ebel (Laura) of Colonie along with nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and his dog Lucky.  He was predeceased by his parents Molly Coleman Ebel and Charles Ebel, an infant daughter, brothers Harry Ebel, Henry Zoll, and sister Marguerite Zoll.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday evening at 6pm.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Saturday from 3-6 p.m.  Inurnment will be in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Monday at 1:30pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Marjorie U. Scilipote

November 23, 2014

ALBANY -- Marjorie Uhl Scilipote, 92, of Albany, passed away peacefully at home on November 22, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Daughter of the late Frederick and Verna Uhl, Marge was born and raised in Altamont.  She graduated from Altamont High School and worked briefly for Sterling Winthrop in Rensselaer.  She was a well-known area artist.  When her youngest child was two, Marge began pursuing an education in art, and studied with many locally and nationally known instructors, as well as taking courses at the University at Albany.  She was a former member of the Schoharie Arts Council, Old Forge Art Society, Southern Vermont Artists Society, Schenectady Art Group, Bethlehem Art Group, Albany Artists Group and the Colonie Art League.  She showed her work in numerous art shows in the Capital District, winning many prizes. At age 50, Marge became the art instructor at the Louise Corning Senior Center and worked there for nearly 30 years, retiring in 2001.  She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe, and loved residing during the summer at the family’s camp on Helderberg Lake, relaxing with a good book or tending her garden.  She will be greatly missed by her family and her special grand-dog, Pippin.

Marge was pre-deceased by her husband of 69 years, Joseph Scilipote, who passed away in October 2012.  She is survived by her children, Susan (Paul) Kaiser of Guilderland; Paul (Carly Wright) Scilipoti of Berne; Mary Jane Breedlove of Charlton; Teresa Scilipote of Albany; and Jean (Mark) Horn of Coxsackie.  She was the beloved Grannie to her grandchildren, Matthew  (Kim) Kaiser; Sarah (Todd) Rosa; Rebecca (Brad) Junco; Andrew (Danielle) Breedlove; Jessica (Chris) Evans; Abby, Katie and Colleen (fiancé Ryan Lane) Hammond; and Turi and Ian Scilipoti; and her step grandchildren, Brandon, Dusty and Emily Horn.  She was a wonderful Ahmi to her great grandchildren, Emilie and Brodie Kaiser; Allison and Ben Rosa; Lillie and Owen Junco; and Kaitlyn and Jack Evans.  Marge is also survived by her brother, Robert Uhl of Westmere, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend its gratitude to Dr. Jeffrey Perkins, Fr. John Bradley, staff of the Community Hospice, and especially to her wonderful angels – Paulette, Salome, Abby, Chelsi, Chris, Kiera, Joyce, Colleen and Jim -- who blessed Marge with their companionship and tender loving care over the past eighteen months.

Funeral services from Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 9:30, thence to Blessed Sacrament Church, 607 Central Ave., Albany, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30.  Private interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 7:00 on Monday.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Marge in a special way may send a contribution to the Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, New York, 12205.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .

Rose Mary Slavin

November 21, 2014

DELMAR – Rose Mary Slavin died on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center in Delmar.  Rose Mary was the daughter of the late Matthew J. Slavin and Helen M. Nash Slavin.  She grew up in Troy and graduated from St. Peter’s Academy and Catholic Central High School, class of 1941.

Rose was a graduate of St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing, the College of St. Rose, and a 1959 graduate of St. John’s University, New York City.  She worked at St. Peter’s Hospital for five years as supervisor and instructor in the School of Nursing.  Rose also worked at Samaritan Hospital in Troy for three years, and Russell Sage College for ten years as instructor and Assistant Professor in nursing.  She then went on to Albany Medical Center as one of the Directors of Nursing for the next seventeen years.

Rose was a member of several nursing organizations and stayed active volunteering in nursing even after retirement.  She volunteered in the Poverello Clinic in Albany, and in community nursing.  In 1991, Rose became a member of the third order of St. Francis, serving as minister, formation director and member, up to the time of her death.

Rose was a lover of the arts.  She loved piano, and also did oil painting.

She leaves one sister, Helene, who is a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament, a community dedicated to African Americans and Native Americans.  She also leaves many beloved cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday morning at 8:30, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi, Hurst Ave., Albany at 9:30.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4-6 pm.  Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Troy.  Those wishing to remember Rose may leave donations to the: Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Click here to view Rose’s resting place in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Troy, NY.

Mary E. Blendell

November 19, 2014

ALBANY – Mary Ellen Blendell, 78, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital to be with her beloved husband Tommy Blendell, who predeceased her in 1996.  Mary was born December 11, 1935 in Albany, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Emma Fischer.  She lived all her life in the area.  She was employed for a time by Albany Medical Center, and also by the New York State Dept. of Taxation & Finance.

Mary is survived by her sons John Alphonse Blendell (Cathy), and Michael Blendell (Stephanie); her sister Emma Hein; her sisters in law Linda Fischer and Peggy Campisi; her brother in law Robert Blendell (Francis); many nieces and nephews, and her special friends Pat Yafchak and Dolly Manderson.  She was predeceased by her brother George Fischer in June 2013.

The family would like to express their thanks to the wonderful care provided to Mary by Dr. Carmen Giuliano, MD.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday evening at 6:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-6 p.m.  Interment will be held privately in Albany Rural Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Susan G. Komen Northeastern New York, PO Box 13535, Albany, NY 12212-3535.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Jane M. Ryan

November 15, 2014

ALBANY – Jane M. Ryan, 91, of Albany, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Jane was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Harry J. Ryan and Mary “Mae” Donahue Ryan.  She was employed for a time by the New York Telephone Company.

Jane was predeceased by her brother and her sister in law Donald Ryan and Maureen “Mim” Fitzsimmons Ryan.  She is survived by her nephews Mike, Tim (Beth), and Steve (Barb) Ryan, and her niece Kathy (Joe) Donlon; six grand nieces and nephews; her cousin Roberta Ryan; and her dear friends Martha “Marty” Haase and Susan “Susie” Sheridan.

The family would like to thank the staff of the McAuley Residence in Albany for the kind and loving care they gave Jane over the past several years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the in the Chapel of the Convent of Mercy, 634 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, Tuesday morning at 9:30am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

John J. “Jack” Helm

November 11, 2014

ALBANY – John J. “Jack” Helm, 55, of Albany, passed away unexpectedly at Albany Medical Center Hospital on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Jack worked for many years as an autobody bodyman.  He loved working on cars and motorcycles, and helping his friends and family.

Jack was predeceased by his parents Walter and Anne Helm.  Jack is survived by his longtime companion Betsy Tanenhaus; by his children Tucker and Jennifer Helm, many siblings, family members, and friends.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  The family suggests memorial contributions to Fisher House, c/o Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Carol A. Politi

October 25, 2014

GUILDERLAND – Carol Ann Murray Politi passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  Carol is survived by her husband John T. Politi, Sr.; her children Catherine (Paul) Srodoski, John (Susan) T. Politi, Jr., Anthony J. Politi, and Patrick (Patricia) M. Politi; her mother Evelyn P. Murray; her grandchildren Michael, Kristen & Peter Srodoski, Victoria (Michael) Molino, John C. Politi, and Nicholas and Michael Politi; her great grandchild Ava Grace Srodoski;  and by seven brothers and sisters.  She was predeceased by her father Peter J. Murray.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

 

Joseph E. O’Malley

October 15, 2014

WYNANTSKILL – Joseph Edward O’Malley, 74, of Wynantskill, passed into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  Joe was born in Albany, and raised in Cambridge.  He lived in Wynantskill for the past five years, and previously lived in Duanesburg for thirty years.  He was a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College, and was employed by Mary McClellan Hospital, then by the IBEW Local 236, and he retired from work in electrical sales in 1989.

Joe is survived by his wife Patricia Tompkins O’Malley; his children Dawn Marie Johnson and partner, Richard Engelmann, Joseph O’Malley and fiancé Kellaine Connolly, Donald and Sandy O’Malley, Susan and Paul Deeley, and Cynthia and Joseph Kaiser; his grandchildren Erika and Kyle Ragan, Amanda O’Malley, Kelly O’Malley and fiancé Peter Wade, Erin Johnson, Megan O’Malley, Ashley O’Malley, Donald O’Malley, Jack Kaiser, PJ Deeley, Matthew Deeley, Jonas Butz and Charlotte Butz; his great grandchild Camden Ragan; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Martin and Mary Nash O’Malley, and his sister Maryann Frascatore.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday at 12:00 noon.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Saturday morning beginning at 11:00 am.  Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Rose M. Grossi

October 14, 2014

ALBANY – Rose M. Grossi (Ferlazzo) a long time resident of Albany, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1925 to the late Tindaro Ferlazzo and Mary (Marrello), she has lived in Albany since 1930.  Rose was a graduate of Philip Schuyler High School and held various office support positions in the finance sector before retiring from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance with over 20 years of state service.  Rose cared highly for others and was a source of strength and guidance to her immediate family.  During her son Richard’s formative years, she temporarily withdrew from the workforce to raise him and instill high moral values.  Together with her husband, they forewent many vacation opportunities and maintained a middle class lifestyle to subsidize their son’s undergraduate and graduate degrees.  In addition to a strong pride of home ownership, Rose was a horticulturalist and enjoyed cultivating the flourish of indoor/outdoor flowers.  An avid Mets fan, she enjoyed many games with her family while undauntedly pursuing the team’s next World Series championship.

Rose was happily married for 64 years to the late Anthony Grossi, who predeceased her in 2010.  She is survived by her son, Richard Grossi of Colonie, her brother George Ferlazzo, and several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.   She was predeceased by her siblings Anthony, Felicia Giddens, and Samuel.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Albany Medical Center, Community Hospice, Interim HealthCare, St. Peter’s Hospital and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital for assisting during the latter part of her life.

Funeral services will be held at the Hans Funeral Home 1088 Western Avenue, Albany, Friday morning at 8:15, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi 40 Hopewell Street, Albany at 9:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 pm. Interment will be in the Memory Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rose’s memory may be made to the Sunnyview Hospital Foundation, 1270 Belmont Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12308. To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Brian J. O’Donnell, Esq.

October 7, 2014

DELMAR – Brian J. O’Donnell, Esq., 67, of Delmar, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 6, 2014, with his family by his side.  Brian was born in Albany, the son of the late Harold Daniel O’Donnell and Margaret Veronica Crowley O’Donnell.  He was raised in Schenectady, and he lived for a time in the Bronx, but lived most of his life in Albany and Delmar.  Brian was a graduate of Fordham University, and served in the U.S. Army with the 1st Battalion 64th Armor Division in Germany, completing his service and reserve service as a Captain.  He was also a graduate of Albany Law School, and was a partner in several area law firms, most recently Hite, O’Donnell, and Beaumont, PC.  He also was employed for the past eight years by the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office.  Brian was a communicant of the Parish of Mater Christi in Albany, and Blessed Sacrament Church in Bolton Landing.  He enjoyed sailing J24’s, and was a member of the Lake George Club and the Corinthian Club.  He also enjoyed playing squash, ice skating, and was a talented ice dancer.  Brian liked to say that the blessings brought to him by his family and friends provided him with an embarrassment of riches.

Brian is survived by his beloved wife Patricia M. Barlette O’Donnell; his daughter Moira Caitlin O’Donnell; his sister Catherine O’Connor (Gary) of Scotia; his brother David E. O’Donnell (Bea) of Cookeville, TN; his nieces and nephews Brendan O’Connor (Jennifer), Meghan Figueroa (William), Kieran O’Connor (Zyra), Mairin O’Connor, Veronica Lansing (James), and Sean O’Donnell (Shannon); and by the Lone Tree family on Lake George.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:30, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi at 9:30.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m.  Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Schenectady.

The family suggests memorial contributions to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Upstate New York/Vermont, 5 Computer Drive West Suite 100, Albany, NY 12205; or to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 319 S Manning Blvd #114, Albany, NY 12208.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

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