July 3, 2015
ALBANY – Anthony J. Mirabile, 88, of Albany, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Albany Medical Center. Tony, a lifelong resident of Albany, was born in Glens Falls in the summer of 1926, the son of the late Joseph and Santa (DePasquale) Mirabile. He graduated in 1944 from Vincentian Institute and attended Siena College, Albany Business College and Navy Communications School. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was employed by the Veterans Administration until entering the business of Lake Electronic Service in 1954 as co-owner, serving as President from 1973 until his retirement in 1994. Tony was also a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church (the former St. Margaret Mary’s) and a member of the Parish Seniors. He was also an active member and Past President of the Italian American Community Center, a member of the American Italian Heritage Foundation, a board member of the Albany Columbus Day Parade Committee, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and Past Grand Knight of the Colonie Council 3394. Tony was an avid fan of both the Yankees and Giants. He enjoyed bocce at the Club, bowling, big band music, dancing, Saturday night dinner with Andy and Joe, lunch with the “Birthday Boys,” a good drink, a good cigar, a good joke, and most of all, getting together with his loving family and friends.
Tony was predeceased by his wife Helen M. (Triolo) Mirabile in 2010. He is survived by his children Andrew Mirabile, Joanne DiFrancesco (Robert), Julie Miller (Louis), and Joseph Mirabile; his grandchildren Jennifer Biski (Joseph), Gregory and Nicholas Miller, and Nicole and Sarah DiFrancesco; his great-grandchildren, Hunter and Isabella Biski; his sisters-in-law Sarina Nagi and Cecilia Rigosu (Vincent); his-brother-in law Joseph Triolo and by many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Dominick S. Mirabile, his brother-in-law Vincent Triolo and his sister-in-law Vera Rappazzo.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday morning at 8:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS), Albany at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Tony’s memory to All Saints Catholic Church, 12 Rosemont St, Albany, NY 12203; or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
June 27, 2015
DELMAR – Robert L. Youngs, 91, of Delmar, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 26, 2015. Bob was born on November 18, 1923 in Newark, NJ, the son of the late Granville and Eugenie Youngs. He was a proud marine, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, including in the first wave of Iwo Jima and the Battles of Saipan and Tinian. He was awarded several purple hearts for his bravery – Semper Fi. Bob was a designer for Bell Laboratories for 40 years in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He obtained several patents for his work involved with the Telstar satellites.
Bob was predeceased by his wife Ellen M. Youngs, and his daughter Christine Youngs. He is survived by his son Bill Youngs (Margaret) of Delmar; granddaughters Kelly (Brian) Bauer, Andrea (Andrew) Neviackas, and Colleen Youngs; great grandson Dylan Bauer; also son Brian M. (Evelyn) Youngs of Virginia; and grandsons Jeffrey and Todd Youngs.
A memorial service will be held in Bally, PA, at a later date. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Patriot Flight, Inc., PO Box 190, Delmar, NY 12054. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
June 24, 2015
WEST SAND LAKE – Marie LaChance, 74, of West Sand Lake, formerly of Albany, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Marie was born in Albany, and lived her most of her life before moving to West Sand Lake nine years ago. She was employed by the New York State Dept. of Taxation & Finance, and by Maiden Lane Properties.
Marie is survived by her children Joseph LaChance (Maureen) of Wynantskill, and Tracy LaChance (Erik Haswell) of West Sand Lake; her brother and sister Thomas Gilmartin and Carol Ann Rossi, both of Albany; her grandchildren Liam Swiatek,, Michael LaChance, and Breona Heidelmark; and by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday evening at 7:00pm. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-7 pm. Interment will be held privately at a later date. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
June 23, 2015
GREENFIELD CENTER – Martha Ward Carver was born on July 17th, 1926 in Binghamton, New York, to F. Erwin Ward and Isabella Post Ward of Deposit New York, and died at her home in Greenfield Center, New York on June 13th, 2015.
Martha Ward Carver, 88, grew up in Deposit, New York and graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1947 with a degree in public school music, as it was then called. She served as Supervisor of Music in the elementary and junior high schools of Greenfield, Mass from September of 1947 to June of 1955.
She returned to Skidmore College in the fall of 1955 to join the Music Department faculty, implementing the music education program. After fifteen years at Skidmore she chose to leave the campus in favor of domestic life on the farm.
Martha was a long-time friend of the Festival of Baroque Music and attended performances every year from its beginning in 1959 to its final season in July of 2011. She was a member of the Saratoga County NAACP, and SEAD (Saratogians for the Equality and Acceptance of Diversity). Ms. Carver left over one hundred acres of farmland to Saratoga PLAN.
Ms. Carver is predeceased by her husband, Frank Carver, originally of Milo, Maine, and her brother Charles (Chuck) E. Ward of Ballston Spa, NY, and is survived by her stepson, Robert J. Carver of Nokomis, Florida; her foster son, Michael Spiak and his wife Kelly of Greenfield Center, NY; nieces and nephews Susan Ward of Catskill, NY; Braden Ward of Oneonta, NY; Mary Jane Benenati of Norwich, NY; Mark Ward of Walton, NY and cousin M. Edward Hartz of Wilmington, NC in addition to a loyal support group of friends and neighbors as well as her faithful and beloved dog Macy.
At Martha’s request there will be no funeral service. She has donated her body to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Deposit Educational Endowment Program (DEEP), Deposit, NY, 13754 or the Yellow Rose Fund, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
June 20, 2015
GUILDERLAND – H. Gladys Rings, 86, of Guilderland, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Rings was born in Albany, and lived in Albany and Guilderland all her life. She was employed for a time by the former American Meter Works in Albany where she met her husband of 63 years Frederick Rings, and was an active member for many years of St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Guilderland. She also enjoyed gardening and yard work, and having lunch with her friends.
Mrs. Rings was predeceased by her beloved husband Frederick G. Rings. She is survived by her sons Stephen Rings of Guilderland, Peter Rings (Eileen) of Scotia, and Jeffrey Rings (Kim) of Albany; her grandchildren Zachary White, Michael Rings and Alexander Rings; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings William Zimmerman, Pearl Harvey, and George, Robert, and Charles Zimmerman.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Western Diner for the friendship and kindness they extended to Mrs. Rings over the years. The family would also like to thank the caregivers at Angelina’s Home Care, LLC, who provided care to Gladys.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 9:00, and from there to St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 5148 Western Ave, Guilderland, at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 5-7 p.m. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland. 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, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
June 11, 2015
ALBANY – Mark A. Delamater, 90, of Albany, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Mark was born and raised in Portsmouth, OH, the son of the late Ralph E. and Inez H. Potts Delamater. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, including service aboard the USS Sanders, DE-40. He then attended the University of Ohio, and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1952. During his career as an engineer, he was employed by Westinghouse, General Electric, Honeywell, ALCO, and the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (ENCON). He loved playing sports, especially tennis, softball and basketball, and played tennis until age 86. He also built a four bedroom home, mostly by himself, on Copake Lake.
Mark is survived by his beloved wife Ruth E. Olsen Delamater; his daughters Carol Young (Carl) of Albany, Maryann Ten Eyck of Schenectady, and Susanne Witkop (Jerry) of Albany; his grandchildren Rachel Young, Andrew Ten Eyck, Michelle Ten Eyck (Gary Miles), and Joshua, Sean and Matthew Witkop; his great grandchildren Alyssa and Casey Miles, and Dakota Ten Eyck; and by several nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his brother and sister in law Sherwood F. and Janet Delamater.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS), at 9:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Monday, June 15th, at 12:00 noon. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
June 6, 2015
ALBANY – Joseph F. Fisher, 81, of Albany, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Teresian House. Joe was born in Kingston, NY on January 26, 1934 to the late Joseph Vivian Fisher and Florence Agnes Brazee. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years starting during the Korean War. A graduate of Marist College, he was employed for 36 years by Central Hudson Gas & Electric, spending 25 years at the New York Power Pool in Guilderland, NY. Joe was also a communicant of Christ the King Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He also volunteered at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Joe is survived by his beloved spouse Kathleen J. Fisher; his children Deborah Rahn (Mark) of Scotia, Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Venice, FL, and Joseph F. Fisher, Jr. of Menands; his grandchildren Laura Leib (Greg), and Sara Slocum (Jonathan); and his great grandchildren Gavin Leib and Spencer Slocum; his siblings Vivian Brown (John) of Ocala, FL, Robert Fisher (Mari) of Newburgh, and Mary Lou Stopczynski (Gus) of Ulster Park; his sister-n-law Sandi Fisher of Kingston; and by several nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Emma Fisher, his sisters Joan Kozlowski (John), and Catherine Keating, and his brother John Fisher.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Drs. Stefan Swicker, Peter Lamparello, Arthur Sunkin, Alan Sanders, and Yusuf Dincer and their staffs, as well as the staff of the Teresian House and members of Christ the King Church and Catholic Charities for the kindness and care extended to Joe during his illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 10:30am in Christ the King Church, Sumpter Ave., Guilderland. Relatives and friends are invited. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Cohoes. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Teresian House Activities Dept, 4th Floor B Wing, 200 Washington Ave, Albany, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
June 2, 2015
GUILDERLAND – Joan F. Hoffberg Meyer, 85, of Guilderland, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015. Joan was born in Manhattan, the daughter of the late Jack and Margaret Potolowsky Hoffberg, and was raised in the Bronx. She then lived on Long Island, first in Levittown and for many years in Baldwin, until moving to the Capital District in 1997. Joan worked for many years with her husband in his construction business. She and her husband Jack were also avid bridge players, and in 1966 won a national bridge tournament. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League, and attained Life Master Member status in 1967. She continued playing bridge in the Capital District at the Shelly Studio of Bridge and Games, at the Albany JCC, and other locations in Schenectady and Clifton Park. Joan enjoyed traveling with her husband, and together they visited many places around the world, her favorites being France, Australia, New Zealand and South America. She also was an avid fan of sports, closely following the New York Yankees and the New Jersey Devils; and she enjoyed horse racing, often visiting harness and thoroughbred racetracks.
Joan was predeceased by her husband Jack Meyer, and her son Steven A. Meyer. She is survived by her son Michael B. Meyer and his wife Colleen of Halfmoon, NY; and her granddaughter Joanna Helmer (Peter) of Manlius, NY. She was also predeceased by her brother Walter Hoff.
There will be no services or calling hours. Inurnment will be in Long Island National Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. The family suggests memorial contributions to Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
May 20, 2015
GLENMONT – Miriam L. Swift, 88, of Glenmont, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Hospice Inn in St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. Miriam was born in Schenectady, the daughter of the late Donald Becker Yates and Margaret Mary Hermann Yates. She was raised in Scotia, and was a 1944 graduate of Scotia High School. She attended Mildred Elley College, and was employed by General Electric, the New York Central Railroad freight office, and the New York Telephone Co. She later owned and operated the Continental Pastry Shop in 20 Mall with her sister for fourteen years, and she worked as a decorator for Swift Builders. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and cooking delicious meals that brought everyone together. She also enjoyed gardening, puzzles, playing cards, and baking. She loved to travel, and visited Europe including France, Monaco, and Italy; and in the U.S. enjoyed Wildwood and Cape Cod.
Miriam was predeceased by her husband William R. Swift in 2004. She is survived by her children Donald (Susan) Swift of Guilderland, Michael (Wendy) Swift of Altamont, Gregory (Nancy) Swift of Glenmont, Karen (Garry) Hilton of Schenectady, William R. (Debbie) Swift, Jr. of Delmar, Theresa (Keir) Aspin of Delmar, and Kathleen (Mike) Rosenthal of Glenmont; her sister Helen Baldes of Guilderland; her grandchildren Neil, Shaun, Spencer, Stewart, Tom, Jennie, and Kristina Swift, Amanda Mitchell, Sarah Hilton, Billy and Marykate Swift, Ellie Aspin, and Emily and Joshua Rosenthal; her great grandchildren Garrett and Gabrielle Mitchell; and her nieces Dawn Hansen (Tom), and Debbie Smullen (Larry). She was predeceased by her daughter Linda Jean Swift, and her sister Elizabeth Jane Smullen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in All Saints Catholic Church, Wednesday morning at 9:00am. Inurnment will be held in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, Wednesday morning after the mass. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a celebratory reception of Miriam’s life at her home, 33 Sage Lane, Glenmont, Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 South 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.
May 13, 2015
ALBANY – Angeline M. DeLorenzo, 105, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Teresian House. Angeline was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Catizone. She was a communicant for many years of the former St. James Church, and of the former Holy Cross Church. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and taking long walks.
Angeline was predeceased by her husband Patrick DeLorenzo in 1970. She is survived by her daughter Marie DeLorenzo of Albany, and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Raphael Catizone, Elizabeth Carpenter, and Mary, James, Anthony, and Rose Catizone.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Teresian House for the compassionate care given to Angeline.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday morning from 8:30-10:00am. Interment will be St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. The family suggests memorial contributions to aid the tuition assistance program at Blessed Sacrament School, 605 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.