September 24, 2016
GUILDERLAND – Elaine N. Murray Burke of Guilderland, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, September 23, 2016. Elaine was born in Cedarhurst, Long Island, where she lived until moving to the Capital District in 1953. She was a longtime communicant of the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church and of All Saints Catholic Church, and for many years was a religious education instructor of first and second grade students at St. Margaret Mary’s. Elaine led a very active life, and enjoyed horseback riding, ice skating, skiing, roller blading, and daily walks at Crossgates Mall.
Elaine is survived by her beloved husband Richard W. Burke; her twin sons Robert T. Burke of Clifton Park, and Richard A. Burke of Binghamton; her daughter Jeanette A. Burke-Kelly (J. Michael Kelly) of East Greenbush; her grandson Ryan M. Kelly, and her sister in law Helene Pirozzi (Gary) of Oakdale, Long Island.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday 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 Monday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. The family wishes to thank Community Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Elaine and family in her final days. Memorial contributions are suggested to Community Hospice, at The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144; or to All Saints Catholic Church, 12 Rosemont St., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
September 23, 2016
ROTTERDAM -- Linda M. Waddington, 75, of Rotterdam passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. A lifelong resident of the Schenectady area she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Joseph Buechler. Linda was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and Schenectady County Community College. She worked for SUNY Central Administration from which she retired. She later volunteered at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Center. Linda was also an active advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. She thoroughly dedicated herself to helping their cause as she was the primary caregiver for her husband for several years. She was an active member of the Salvation Army where she fully participated in many ministries and was a greeter and member of the chorus. As evidenced by her everyday life, she was a woman of great faith. Linda was a kind, caring person and gave a lot of herself to others. She enjoyed scrapbooking, stamping, gardening, cooking, and maintaining her beautiful home.
She will be sadly missed by her husband of 38 years, Frank; her daughter, Annette (Brian) Jordan; and her granddaughter Alisha Jordan. Linda is also survived by her brother David (Rosemary) Buechler, her sisters Jeanne Rando, Barbara Cooper, and Bernice (Norman) Parks, along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Bethka and her brother Joseph Buechler. Linda had many friends who were very close to her heart and she will be greatly missed by all.
Relatives and friends may call from 1:30 to 2 pm Sunday September 25th, 2016 at The Salvation Army Citadel, 222 Lafayette St., Schenectady. A service will follow at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Linda’s name are requested to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205.
September 17, 2016
ALBANY – Madeline L. Mendel Rosenthal, 84, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Teresian House. Madeline was born in Albany, and lived in Albany and Colonie most of her life. She was a graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany, and was a longtime communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church in Albany, and Christ Our Light Church in Colonie. Madeline was a talented singer and sang on Teenage Barn on WRGB in the early 1950’s.
Madeline was predeceased by her husband Larry Rosenthal. She is survived by her brothers Herman Mendel (Patricia Stratton) of Troy, and Charles Mendel (Annie) of Albany; and by many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Sr. Dorothy Mendel, RSM, Margaret (Jackie) Stafford, Constance Curry, and Eugene Mendel.
Calling hours will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Sunday, September 25th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends are invited. Madeline will also be remembered at a mass in the Infant of Prague Chapel at the Teresian House, 200 Washington Ave. Ext. on Saturday, November 12th at the 10:00 am mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Teresian House, 200 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
September 13, 2016
CASTLETON-ON- HUDSON – Margaret E. Lampson Mull, 96, formerly of Colonie, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Riverside Center. Margaret was born in Albany and lived in the area all her life. She was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and was employed by the New York Telephone Co. for 30 years. She also was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, and was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Albany.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Richard E. Mull. She is survived by her sister Doris Knauf of Sherburne; her nieces Beth Knauf (Barry) Secor of Castleton and Janet Knauf of Sherburne; her nephew Peter (Regina) Knauf of Lenox, MA; her step granddaughters Shannon Simpson of Athens, GA and Tara Yaravitz of Webster, NY ; and by eight grand nieces and nephews and five great grand nieces and nephews.
Our family extends heartfelt thanks to Riverside Center caregivers especially Cheryl, Dara, Pat, Liz and Sister Valerie for their compassion and care of our “Aunt Peggy.”
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Kenwood & Elsmere Avenues, Delmar. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203.
To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
September 11, 2016
ALBANY – SueAnn Rogers -- 69, of Guilderland, NY, passed away at the Hospice of St. Peter’s Hospital on Friday, September 9, 2016.
Sue was born in Troy, NY on May 27, 1947. The oldest and cherished daughter of the late Patrick G. and Eileen Costello Rogers. She was the amazing and beloved sister of Jim (Patty) Rogers of Clifton Park,
Dan (Jodi) Rogers of Folly Beach, SC, Gerard Rogers, William Rogers, and her best friend and sister Teri (John) Sorino of Troy as well as her adopted family at Lexington Center Guilderland, who loved her and gave her the best of care. She is also survived by her two Aunts, Florence Simmons and Sandra Roddy both of Scotia and several nieces and nephews. Sue was predeceased by her brother Joe Rogers in 1968.
Sue lived at home with her parents for 61 years and attended the Rensselaer County ARC Brunswick Day Program. After her mom passed she moved to a Lexington Center Guilderland home where she immediately became a big part of their loving family where they will continue singing her favorite song, You Are My Sunshine, everyday!! The house will miss her great laugh, and the way she was able to cheer everyone up (including the staff) even on a bad day, with her one liners. Sue loved participating in Bowling, Arts and Crafts, and giving, receiving and just enjoying flowers of all kinds.
Suzie made friends wherever she went. She was known for her big smile and outgoing personality. She always remembered a face and was quick to greet anyone who came her way. She may not have remembered your name but she would give you one that she thought best fit you! There were many Patty’s, Rose’s, Jimmy’s and even Santa’s. She loved her babydoll Chrissy, of which there were a dozen over the years (always the same name). And she loved her sister’s dog Tanner -- renamed Tippy!
We will forever remember the favorite punch lines that made us laugh: you snot/you like me? No. Oh yes you do. / Yea Bill / I’m 34 / it’s 9:30 / get the phone Bill / I like you!
Sue was the pillar and shining star of our family. The glue that kept us together. The ever present voice of conscience (I’m telling Mommy), the willing dinner partner who would secretly eat all your vegetables for you, the guardian and protector at the playground and the giver of unconditional love. We will forever hold her in our hearts.
Funeral services and private viewing will be held at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Watervliet. Memorial contributions in memory of SueAnn Rogers, may be made to Lexington Center Chapter of NYS ARC c/o 235 Pinewood Drive Schenectady, NY 12303. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
August 31, 2016
GUILDERLAND – Hilda Rose Kamermayer Canetto, 93, of Guilderland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, August 29, 2016. Hilda was born in Catskill, the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Kamermayer. She lived for a time in Sarasota, FL, but moved to the Albany area in 1956. She was employed for many years as a real estate agent, was a communicant of Christ the King Church in Guilderland for nearly sixty years, and also was a member of the Guilderland Seniors.
Hilda was predeceased by her husband Lee Canetto in 1994. She is survived by her son Jude Canetto (Kathleen) of Loudonville; her daughter Russelita Hoffman (Robert) of Hudson; her grandchildren Lauren Canetto, Seth Canetto (Toni Whitbeck), Ian Canetto, Robert Hoffman (Leeann Wagner), and Michael Hoffman (Erin Tsitsera). She was predeceased by her sisters Helen Martel, Dorothy Ward and Ann Goldsmith.
Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. The family suggests memorial contributions to Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
August 28, 2016
LATHAM – Rose Marie (McDermott) Oleyourryk, 82 of Latham, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 27, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fulton, NY on February 13, 1934, the only daughter of Loretta McDermott. Rose (Mickey) was educated in Fulton schools. She was the beloved wife of 63 years to Jack Oleyourryk. A dedicated housewife, mother and grandmother, Rose had also worked as a school bus driver for the North Colonie School District.
In addition to her beloved husband, Rose is survived by her children, Jacqueline (Richard) Miller, Susan (David) Ira and Robert (Carolyn) Oleyourryk. She was predeceased by a son, Dennis who died in infancy. Rose is the cherished grandmother of Ashley and Derek Miller, Christopher and Bryan (Devin) Ira and Matthew and Patrick Oleyourryk. She is also survived by six grand dogs and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Memorial Mass on Wednesday morning at 10:00 at St. Ambrose Church, Latham. Entombment will follow at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. At the request of the family and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Community Hospice, at The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.
We Love You Rosebud.
To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
August 26, 2016
ALBANY – Joseph P. Allen, 90, of Albany, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, August 22, 2016. The son of Joseph Francis Allen and Helen Roche Allen, he was born July 22, 1926 in Albany, and lived here all his life. Joe graduated from St. Ann’s School in the South End of Albany. “You can take the boy out of the South End but you can’t take the South End out of the Boy”. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy, Class of 1944 at the rank of Lieutenant and was a member of the CBA Cavalry. He attended the Albany College of Pharmacy, and graduated from Albany Business College. Joe served in the United States Navy during WWII as a Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class, stationed at various naval installations along the east coast. While he never revealed the specifics, part of this service was to treat the wounded returning from Okinawa, an experience that left a lasting memory.
Joe and Carolina were married on September 17, 1949 beginning the next chapter in their adventure together. They spent their honeymoon motoring from Albany to Boston with a stop in Springfield Massachusetts for a romantic dinner. After a three day stay in Boston they proceeded to Augusta, Maine and then on to Niagara Falls -- A whirlwind tour of over 2,000 miles.
Returning to Albany they took up residence in a flat by the Allen Rug Company where Joe worked with his father “Big Joe” and the William Allens. A family soon started to arrive in rapid succession with the birth of Carolyn, followed by Elizabeth, Joseph, Michael, Francis and Patrick. They took the boy out of the South End moving the family to larger (needed) living quarters but always maintained allegiance to the South End. Joe’s work career found him selling real estate and ultimately to the Albany Housing Authority where he enjoyed a 25-year career as the manager of a number of the housing facilities throughout the city. In 1990 he began the enjoyment of retirement, travel, and as “Papa Joe” to his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Joe was predeceased by his parents, his brother Robert Francis, and his daughter Carolyn Allen Meltzer. He is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Carolina Connors Allen; son-in-law Evan Meltzer; grandson Philip Meltzer, his wife Cari, and great-grandchildren Connor Brown and Molly Lynn Meltzer; granddaughter Caroline Meltzer Brody, her husband Andrew, and great-granddaughter Evelyn Brody; daughter Elizabeth Allen Wyld and her husband John S. Wyld; granddaughter Elizabeth Wyld, her fiancee Lynda Smith, and great-granddaughter Victoria Smith-Wyld; grandson John S. Wyld III and his wife Victoria; son Joseph F. Allen, his wife Marilou Welch, and grandchildren Joseph P. II, Kathleen, Mary, and Casey Allen; son Michael P. Allen, his wife Diane Fletcher, and grandchildren Michael and Kerry Allen; granddaughter Kristina Allen Koonz and her husband Matthew; son Francis X. Allen, his wife Elaine Mendel, and grandchildren Francis X. Jr., Andrea, Katherine, and Meaghan Allen; son Patrick W. Allen and his wife Diane Farrell.
The family also includes Joe’s brother Richard C. Allen and his wife Dianne; nephews Richard and Kevin Allen and nieces Cathleen Valette and Diane Dewey; sister-in-law Joan Connors Nash; brother-in-law Francis S. Connors and his wife Carol; survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Sean Roche whose care and concern has consistently been over and above his professional responsibilities, Sr. Jean Roche for her compassion and support during this time, the staff of the St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the St. Peter’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit and Hospice Inn.
Anyone wishing to remember Papa Joe in a special way can send a donation to the Christian Brothers Academy Big Brother for Education Scholarship Fund, 12 Airline Dr., Albany, NY 12205; or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation – MMRF, PO Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238 or themmrf.org/donatenow .
The friends and family are invited to share in the joys of Joe’s life on Sunday, from 3-7 p.m. in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany. Funeral Services will be at the Parish of Mater Christi, Hurst Ave. & Hopewell St., Albany Monday morning at 10:00am. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
August 23, 2016
WATERFORD – Andy fought his battle with cancer just like the Marine that he was, fighting to the bitter end. He passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his wife and son with his family by his side on Tuesday, August 22, 2016.
Andy graduated from CBA, Class of ’62. He attended college at Villanova, Mt. Saint Mary and Marist majoring in History and Accounting. Taking a break from college he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Viet Nam as a machine gunner from 1966 to 1968 and was awarded the Purple Heart fighting for his country. Andy worked many construction jobs in his younger years and was co-owner of Central News in Albany until the late 1970’s. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2006 after 20 years of service. Andy was a NY Yankees and Atlanta Falcons fan, although there wasn’t a sport he didn’t follow with his son Drew. He was an avid reader never without a book by his side. If you needed to know something all you had to do was ask Uncle Andy as he was a walking book of knowledge. He loved the game of golf and was fortunate after retirement to golf several times a week with his dear friends (the recently departed Brian Justice, Bill Shea, Art Mac, Mike Aquino, Billy Williams and Willard Schultz). Andy traveled around the country with his wife following their son’s Military career as well as vacationing in The Bahamas, Aruba, Mexico and many years in at his favorite beach in St. Martin. He was a very generous and devoted family man and was notorious for doing things BIG. He enjoyed being the grill-master barbecuing for family and friends (especially the grandchildren’s favorite Pop’s Burgers) at his pool during the summer and entertaining in his bar during the winter while listening to Sinatra… and he did it His Way. He was known as “Uncle Andy” in his Waterford neighborhood by children and adults alike. Andy’s favorite expression was “Holy Smokes” and the children would imitate him every time he said it.
Andy was born in Albany, NY on December 6, 1944 while his father was a prisoner of war in Germany, the first of seven children to the late Andrew M. Pinckney Sr. and Alice McDermott Pinckney. He is survived by his wife and BFF Katy of 34 years, his son Lieutenant Colonel Drew Pinckney and Daugher-In-Law Jaye, and was Pop to his grandchildren, Peyton, Briley and Chace. He was predeceased by his brothers James and Bertram. He is survived by his sisters Cathy Pinckney, Bethy (Steve) Finkle, Peg (Jim) Gaudet, and brother Michael (Debbie) Pinckney, his Mother-In-Law Nan McLinden, Sister-in-Laws, Erin (Larry) Vohs, Kelly Callendar and Shannon Herrington, his Aunt Helen Casey, his dear Aunt Pauline Shaw and dearest family friends Connie and Carol Cheeseman and many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his canine companions Jim and Steve. We love you to the moon and back!
In lieu of flowers please donate a pint of blood to the American Red Cross in his memory www.redcross.com or pay it forward by helping a Vet.
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, Hurst Ave., Albany at 9:30am. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Friday at 12:30 p.m. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
August 22, 2016
COLONIE – Weidner “Ed” Davis, 94, died peacefully on Friday, August 19, 2016 at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany surrounded by his family. Ed was born January 12, 1922, in Newark, NJ. He was the son of the late Weidner H. and Elizabeth Davis. Ed grew up in Ashokan, NY, and was a graduate of Kingston High School Class of 1940.
On February 13, 1942, Ed joined the army, and served in the 3rd Infantry Regiment, and later became a platoon sergeant for the 1st Platoon Search Company A, 1st Battalion 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). During the war Ed was in France and Germany. While on furlough, Ed married his sweetheart, Henrietta Heitzman on October 23, 1943.
Ed spent 38 years working for New York Telephone and retired from the Engineering and Planning Department in 1984. He also was a volunteer for the Capital Communications Federal Credit Union (CapCom) for 26 years later serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors. In honor of his contributions to CapCom Federal Credit Union, they established the Weidner Ed Davis Scholarship.
Throughout his life, Ed volunteered in community efforts. While living in Kingston, he was a volunteer firefighter and President of the Ulster Hose Fire Department. After moving with his family to Albany he helped build two baseball fields for the local little league.
Ed had a passion for art. He began sketching as a child, and after his retirement, Ed devoted his time to painting. He has several landscape paintings featuring places in Upstate NY. He loved the stone houses, hills, mountains and lakes of Ulster County, and captured the beauty of these places in his art. Many of his paintings are on display at Deising’s Restaurant at North Front Street, Kingston NY.
Also, Ed was a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club Albany and Schenectady Chapters and has hiked many Adirondack and Catskill mountains. Ed loved square dancing. He was a member of the Latham Circle Squares and the Shoe Leather Express in Gloversville. Recently Ed had the honor of participating in the Leatherstocking Honor Flight where he and fellow World War II and Korean War Veterans visited the World War II and Korean War monuments.
Through the years, Ed has made many friends from his involvement in the Elks Club, the American Legion Zaloga Post and the H.B. Kuhn Senior Center in Colonie. He was a kind, helpful friend to all who knew him.
Ed was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Henrietta Heitzman Davis; his parents, his sister Gertrude, and his brothers Millard and Raymond. He is survived by his children Weidner E. (Bonnie) Davis Jr., Jeffrey J. (Paula) Davis, Gregory A. (Rebecca) Davis, Cornelius J. (Cathy Marvin) Davis, Paul J. (Janice) Davis, and Judith A. (Christopher) Gardner, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Ed was a loving Dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family treasures the joy and love he brought to their lives.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to The Community Hospice at www.communityhospice.org/donate-memorialdonation or by mail to: The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS). Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be held privately in Mt. Pleasant Rural Cemetery, Boiceville, NY. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .