Obituaries for Graduates not in the Yearbook Index for

Bethlehem Central High School,

Delmar, New York

 

by Clifford Lamere, Science Teacher (Sep 1967 - June 1991)

 

Webpage January 15, 2018     Revised February 12, 2018

 

 

 

 

The graduates on this webpage had obituaries which mentioned that they had graduated from BCHS, but the Yearbook Index at the Bethlehem Public Library did not show their name.  I believe that most or all of them did graduate from this school, but they were not pictured in the yearbook.  Reasons: Students sometimes did not get their yearbook photo taken (I found four yearbooks which each named 20-32 graduates who had no photo in the yearbook).  Adults sometimes decide to use their middle name instead of the given name, so I was looking for the wrong name in the index.  The people making the index may have inadvertently omitted a person or spelled their name wrong.  When using the yearbook index, I suggest that you search only for the surname. 

 

The names below are listed in order of the expected year of graduation and then alphabetically by graduation surname.  If you can confirm a graduation year, please email me at the address near the top of this webpage.

 

 

Obituaries said they graduated from BCHS, but they were not found in

the yearbook index.  Approximate graduation years are shown.       (50)

GRADUATION NAME

MARRIED

NAME

DEATH

DATE

BIRTH

DATE

AGE

GRAD.

YEAR

COMMENT

             

White, Claude A.

 

1997 Sep 13

1911 Sep 6

86

c. 1929

Obit below  Not YBI  No Mil.

Cornell, Nathaniel (Natale) A.

 

1997 Apr 26

1912 Dec 22

84

c. 1930

Obit below  Not YBI  SSDI  No Mil.

Kuhn, Grace C.

Filkins

2008 Dec 1

1917 Jul 23

91

c. 1934

Obit  Not YBI

Rapier, Catherine

Ruether

2003 Mar 22

1917 Feb 16

86

c. 1934

Obit (photo)  SSDI  Not YBI

Hogancamp, Ralph D.

 

1999 Dec 11

1918 Feb 10

81

1935

Obit below  Not YBI  Alumni Directory says 1935 grad.  No Mil. 

Welter, Caroline Elizabeth

Dorsman

1993 Jun 24

1917 Aug 6

75

c. 1935

Obit below  SSA  Not YBI

Kearney, Edward J.

 

1944 May 18

1920 Oct 9

23

c. 1938

Obit below  Not YBI  Not SSDI or SSA    Killed in action.  Remains buried locally in 1949. 

Jones, Edward J.

 

1999 Nov 26

1921 Apr 2

78

c. 1939

Obit below  SSDI  Not YBI  

Langenbach, Richard W.

 

2004 Mar 26

1923 Jan 8

81

c. 1941

Obit (photo)  SSDI  Not YBI  

Klapp, Marilyn R.

Holmberg

2005 Jul 11

1924 Dec 7

80

c. 1942

Obit  Not YBI

Bradt, Dorothy J.

Weller

2011 Jun 7

1925 May 25

86

1944

Obit (photo)  SSDI  Not YBI

Many, James L.

 

2012 Jan 1

1926 May 3

85

1944

Obit  Not YBI  

Thompson, John C.

 

1985 Sep 10

c. 1925

60

1944

Obit pg 24  Not YBI  AlumD.  Not SSDI or SSA  No Mil.

Webber, Yvonne P.

Gifford

2007 Mar 12

1927 Jul 5

79

1945

Obit  Not YBI

Wiley, Jacqueline Brasure

Flanders

2006 Apr 15

1928 Oct 20

77

1946

Obit   OBIT  Not YBI  SSDI

Williman, Charles Gordon

 

2013 Mar 28

1929 Dec 19

83

c. 1946

Obit (photo)     Not in YBI

Van Dyke, Robert J.

 

1996 Aug 23

1928 May 6

68

c. 1947

Obit below  Not YBI  SSDI  Not Mil.

Broadhurst, Richard

 

1995 Jan 9

c. 1929

66

c. 1948

Obit below  

Wood, Jeane M.

Gillespie

2013 Feb 22

1932 Jul 16

80

c. 1950

Obit (photo)  SSDI  Not YBI

Sturm, Yvonne M.

 

2002 Apr 8

1931 Aug 21

70

c. 1951

Obit below  Not YBI  SSDI

Filkins, Patricia A.

LaRoche

2004 Apr 26

c. 1935

69

c 1952

Obit  Not YBI

Ormsbee, Winfield R.

 

1995 Nov 7

c. 1933

62

c. 1952

Obit below  Not YBI  

Webb, William H. Sr.

 

2000 May 8

1935 May 31

64

1954

OBIT  Not YBI  In AlumD  No Mil.

Wood, Barbara Jean

Gagnon

2002 May 28

1938 Nov 17

63

1955

Obit  Not YBI or AlumD

Hopkins, Kenneth M.

 

2007 Jul 16

1938 Aug 10

68

c. 1956

Obit  Not YBI, in AlumD  SSA  

LeBesco, Emily C.

Neves

2013 Jul 5

1937 May 23

76

1956

Obit (photo) Not YBI  AlumD says '56 grad.

Hummel, Richard C. Sr.

 

2016 Oct 31

c. 1940

76

c. 1957

Obit (photo)  Not YBI  No Mil.

Keenan, John Patrick

 

2013 Jun 23

1939 Mar 27

74

c. 1957

Obit (photo)  Not YBI  No Mil.

Daley, Marion

Sloger

2009 May 30

1939 Aug 26

69

c. 1958

Obit (photo)  Not YBI 

Keenan, John Patrick

 

2013 Jun 23

1939 Mar 27

74

1958

Obit (photo)  Not YBI, in AlumD  No Mil.

Greene, Holley III

 

1987 Mar 20

c. 1942

45

c. 1960

Obit  Not in YBI  

Flavin, Earl G. M.

 

1998 Aug 23

1943 Jun 20

55

1961

Obit  Not YBI

Gridley, Sharon L.

Humphrey

2010 Sep 28

1944 Mar 5

66

1961

Obit  Not YBI

Martin, Douglas A.

 

2008 Dec 25

1942 Jun 17

66

1961

Obit (photo)  Not YBI

Gosse, Ronald F.

 

2008 Oct 13

c. 1943

65

1962

Obit (photo)  Not YBI  Not SSA or SSDI.  No Mil.

Eaton, Scott Howes

 

1975 Jul 23

1947 May 4

28

1965

Obit  Not YBI  AlumD.  

Adriance, Michael M.

 

2012 Mar 20

1951 Oct 10

60

c. 1968

Obit  Not YBI  No Mil.

Simpson, Joseph Winston

 

1995 Jun 18

1950 Dec 20

44

c. 1968

Obit  Not YBI   SSA  

Hunter, Bernadette Mary

Askew

2004 Apr 30

1954 May 20

49

c. 1972

Obit  SSA  Not YBI

Trendell, Norman Thomas

 

2017 Feb 3

1954 Apr 9

62

c. 1972

Obit (photo)  Not YBI  No Mil.

Were, Theodore H. Jr.

 

2014 Jul 9

1954 Mar 10

60

1972

Obit (photo)  Not YBI, in AlumD  No Mil.

Wright, Deborah L.

Goet

2014 Feb 13

1955 Nov 2

58

c. 1972

Obit (photo)  Not YBI  SSDI

Hewitt, Lawrence James

 

2010 Mar 26

1956 Jul 11

53

1974

Obit  Funeral  SSDI  Not YBI, in AlumD  No Mil.

Hotaling, Richard   2005 Sep 11 1958 Nov 15 46 1978 Obit  Not YBI  SSDI  No Mil.

Fish, Raymond Dominick Jr.

 

1997 Mar 24

1962 May 2

34

c. 1979

Obit below  Not YBI  No Mil.

Lee, Carol

Fournier

2017 Mar 12

c. 1963

54

c. 1980

Obit (photo)  Not YBI

Murray, Mark D.

 

2017 Jan 28

c. 1963

54

1980

Obit  Not YBI, in AlumD  No Mil.

D'Arcy, Richard S.

 

2014 Oct 13

c. 1970

44

c. 1987

Obit (photo)  Not YBI  Not SSDI  No Mil.

Wygel, Melinda C.

Sutin

2011 Dec 28

1980 Feb 8

31

c. 1997

Obit (photo)  SSDI  Not YBI

Thomas, Michael A.

 

2011 Jan 16

1984 Jun 21

26

2008

Obit  Not YBI  SSDI  No Mil.

McMillen, Shaine W.

 

2016 Dec 31

c. 1994

22

c. 2011

Obit (photo)  Not YBI  No Mil.

Brown, Thomas G.

 

2016 Nov 19

c. 1996

20

c. 2013

Article (startling photos of car)  Not YBI  No Mil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornell, Nathaniel (Natale) A.  --  [Published 5/1/1997 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
ALBANY -- Nathaniel (Natale) Cornell, 84, died April 26, 1997 at the Samuel Stratton V.A. Medical Center. Born in Delmar, Mr. Cornell was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School and worked as a security guard for many years. Predeceased by his parents, Concetta DeLorenzo and Onorato Cornell and five brothers, John, Ralph, Louis, Joseph and Orlando. Mr. Cornell is survived by a brother, Anthony F. Cornell, Sr. of Delmar and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private. There will be no calling hours. APPLEBEE FUNERAL HOME 439-2715

 

 

Broadhurst, Richard  --  [Published 1/19/1995 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

WILDWOOD, Ill.  --  Services were held for Richard Broadhurst, 66, of Wildwood, a former Albany resident, who died Jan. 9 in Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan, Ill.
    He was born in Albany. He attended Vincentian Institute in Albany, and graduated from Bethlehem High School in Delmar. He had lived in Illinois since 1968.  Mr. Broadhurst served in the Navy for 20 years before he retired in 1974. He was a Korean War veteran.  He was a member of the United Protestant Church, where he served as a church council member, usher and member of the Friday Night Couples Group. He was a member of the Wildwood Homeowners Association.
    Survivors include his wife, Alice Ulmer Broadhurst; two daughters, Linda Harvey of Waukegan and Debbie Heath of Bainbridge, Ga.; and six grandchildren.
    Contributions may be made to the United Protestant Church, 54 S. Whitney St., Grayslake, IL 60030-1930.

 

Fish, Raymond Dominick Jr.  --  [Published 3/26/1997 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
DELMAR -- Raymond Dominick Fish, Jr., age 34, died Monday, March 24, 1997 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Albany, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, he had attended Hudson Valley Community College, and was a certified Emergency Medical Technician. He had been employed by his father at Capital District Ambulance Service for the past 17 years. Son of Arlene M. Kicinski Fish of Delmar and Raymond D. Sr. and Patricia O'Brien Fish of Colonie; brother of Mary Lee Fish Gillman of Delmar, Margo Fish of Albany, Laura Ann Junco of Albany, Joseph Anthony Fish of Troy, Margaret Mary Shellenberger of Colonie and David Patrick Fish, Sr. of Albany; nephew of John Kicinski of Gloversville, NY, Linda Golshan of Ann Arbor, MI, Benjamin and William Fish, both of Pennsylvania, Joseph Fish of Voorheesville and Richard Fish of Colonie; uncle of Anthony, Caitlin, Jennifer, Colin, Olivia, Clint, David Jr. and Tyler; loving friend of Carol Phillips. Funeral Services will be held in the Lasak & Gigliotti Funeral Home, 8 Dudley Heights, Albany, Thursday morning at 8:30 and 9:30 o'clock at the Church of St. James. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon 3 to 8 p.m. Interment St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY. In lieu of flowers the family requests those desiring may send a remembrance in Raymond's name to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 41 State Street, Suite 708, Albany, NY 12207.
 

 

Flavin, Earl G. M.  --  [Published Monday 8/24/1998 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
ALBANY -- Earl G. M. Flavin, 55, of Ballston Spa, died Sunday at the Stratton Veterans Medical Center in Albany. Mr. Flavin was an iron worker for 30 years and a member of Local #12. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Flavin was the son of the late James and Magdeline Flavin. He is survived by a son, Randy Flavin; two daughters, Stacy and Sandra Flavin; step-daughter, Tammy Crawford; and 6 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Delmar. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Albany County Unit, 1451 Western Avenue, Albany, 12203.FACTS:Earl G.M. FlavinOfficers and members of the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworks Local Union #12 are requested to meet Tuesday, August 25, at 7 p.m., at the Applebee Funeral Home, to pay their respects to their late Brother, Earl G.M. Flavin. PETER E. RILEY President
 

 

Greene, Holley III  --  [Published Sunday 3/22/1987 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
HOLLEY GREENE III, 45; MANAGED BOOKSTORE
    Holley Greene III, 45, of Willett Street, Albany, died Friday in Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident early Friday morning in Austerlitz, Columbia County.
    Born in Buffalo, he lived in Albany most of his life and graduated from Bethlehem Central High School, Delmar. He was a member of the Air Force and in the early 1960s worked at the John Mistletoe Book Store for four years. He managed the Union College Book Store for about the past 15 years. A former member of he Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, he was a former officer of the New York State College Booksellers Association.
    Survivors include his father, Holley D. Greene Jr. of Pontiac, Mich.; a brother, Richard D. Greene of Baroda, Mich.; and a sister, Barbara J. Vettel of Auburn Hills, Mich.
    Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the Marshall W. Tebbutt's Sons Funeral Home, Albany.
 

 

Hogancamp, Ralph D.  --  [Published Monday 12/14/1942 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

LUDLOW - Ralph D. Hogancamp, 81, died Saturday at his home.  He was born Feb. 10, 1918, in Elsmere, N.Y., son of Frank W. and Grace (Lord) Hogancamp.
    He received his education in Bethlehem Central High in Delmar, N.Y. He later attended SUNY at Cobleskill, N.Y., graduating in 1938. He also attended Rutgers University in New Jersey.  He married Anna B. Mudge on Sept. 10, 1939, in Delmar, N.Y.
    Mr. Hogancamp was a poultry specialist for the state of Vermont and Wirthmore Feeds. He had operated Hogancamp's Service Inc., a food service business at Steamtown U.S.A., as well as at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow. He owned and operated Hogancamp's Good Food Restaurant in Ludlow and was co-owner of the Trolley Stop Restaurant in Charlestown, N.H.
    He was a member of the Cairo Temple Shriners clown unit in Rutland and the Charlestown F&AM for many years. He was a member of the Rutland Regional Restaurant Association, where he served as co-founder and president. He was a member of the 1918 Club and the United Church of Ludlow for many years.
    He was a member of the Charlestown Rotary Club, where he was a charter member and had served as president, and a 29-year member of the Ludlow Rotary International and a Paul Harris Fellow. He had perfect attendance with Rotary International for 51 years, with an attendance record of more than 3,000 meetings.
    Survivors include his wife of Keene, N.H.; a son, James Hogancamp of Keene; two daughters, Nancy Wilby of Paxton, Mass., and Joan Butterfield of Rutland; a brother, Paul Hogancamp of Santa Maria, Calif.; a sister, Marion Roberson of Greenwich, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Allan and Walter Hogancamp.
    The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the United Church in Ludlow, with the Rev. Sigmond Podlozny officiating. Burial will be held in Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Adams-Gendron Funeral Home in Ludlow.  Contribution may be made to the Ralph D. Hogancamp Scholarship Fund, care of Ludlow Rotary Club, Ludlow, 05149.

 

 

Jones, Edward J.  --  [Published 11/27/1999 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
ALBANY -- Edward J. Jones, 78, of Clare Ave., died Friday, November 26, 1999 at Community Hospice of Albany at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in the Town of New Scotland and a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, he was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Jones worked as an inspector for General Electric for over 25 years. He was a communicant of St. John's-St. Ann's Church. Husband of Millicent Lanehart Jones; brother of Mildred Littlepage of Meridan, CT, Virginia (Ginny) Olthhoff of Albany and the late Katherine Hausler; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Monday, 8:15 a.m. from the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave, thence to St. John's-St. Ann's Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Those who wish, may send donations to Community Hospice of Albany, 315 So. Manning Blvd., Albany, 12208.
 

 

Kearney, Edward J.  --  [Published 6/22/1949 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

Rites Friday for Lt. E. J. Kearney

    Funeral services for Lt. Edward J. Kearney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Kearney, 7 Oakwood place, Delmar, will be in the Mahar Funeral home, Hoosick Falls, at 9 a. m. Friday and later at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, that city. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Lt. Kearney, a fighter pilot, was shot down over Portecorvi, Italy in May 1944.  He was the recipient of the Oak Leaf Cluster, Unit Citation, Purple Heart and the Air Medal for meritorious achievement. He was graduated from Bethlehem Central High school and was a member of Sigma Kappa Delta fraternity.

    Besides his parents, two sisters, Patricia Kearney Delmar and Mrs. Joseph Connor, Pittsford, Vt., and a brother Richard Kearney of Delmar, survive.

 

 

Ormsbee, Winfield R.  --  [Published 11/9/1995 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]

BETHLEHEM  --  Winfield R. Ormsbee, 62, of Delmar died Tuesday at Albany Medical Center.  Mr. Ormsbee was born in South Bethlehem. He had been a resident of Delmar since 1951. He graduated from Bethlehem High School.  He was an Army veteran.
    Mr. Ormsbee was a salesman and truck driver for Albany Welding Supply for 30 years. He was a truck driver for the Bethlehem Highway Department, working there for 24 years until his death.
    Mr. Ormsbee was a member of the Delmar Reformed Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Loux Ormsbee of Delmar; a son, David Ormsbee of Schenectady; two daughters, Joanne Ormsbee Wendell of Delmar and Lori Loux Yungman of Colonie; three brothers, Clyde Ormsbee of Haltom City, Texas, Alan Ormsbee of White Plains and Leonard Ormsbee of Hoosick Falls; and five grandchildren.
    A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave.  Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.  Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.  Contributions may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 12 Mildred Lane, Latham, NY 12110.
 

 

Simpson, Joseph Winston  --  [Published 4/4/1995 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif.  --  A service was held June 23 in California for Joseph Winston Simpson Sr., 44, a former resident of Delmar, who died June 18 at his residence.
    Mr. Simpson was born in Hudson. He had lived in Delmar for 19 years before moving to California. He was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar. He served in the Air Force in the Vietnam War, and was awarded a Purple Heart. He retired from the service in 1979.
    Survivors include one son, Joseph Winston Simpson Jr. of Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Kenneth J. Simpson of Minnesota, and Edward Simpson of West Sacramento, Calif.; and two sisters, Violet E. Gagnon of Rotterdam and Carol Meyers of East Berne.
    Services were held with military honors.  Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or to any organization affiliated with Vietnam veterans.  Arrangements were by the Mount Vernon Mortuary.
 

 

Sturm, Yvonne M.  --  [Published Tuesday 4/9/2002 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
GLENMONT -- Yvonne M. Sturm, 70, of Asprion Rd., died Monday at Memorial Hospital of natural causes. Born in Meridan, CT, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Florena Proulx Taylor. She had moved to the Capital District in 1937 and graduated from Bethlehem High School. She had lived in Glenmont for the past 50 years and was the wife of the late Vincent Picarazzi and Alfred Sturm. She had been employed for over 25 years at the Chicorelli Funeral Home in Albany as an administrative assistant retiring several years ago. She was an avid Yankees fan. She was the loving mother of Stephen and his wife, Teresa Picarazzi of Delmar, Mark and his wife, Dawn Picarazzi of Watertown, and Mrs. Dean (Holly) Nates of Selkirk; mother-in-law of Tracy Sturm of Glenmont; sister of Eleanor Tremont of Schodack and the late Harold I. Taylor; devoted grandmother of Victoria and Mary Picarazzi of Delmar, Brett Picarazzi of Watertown, Megan Sturm of Glenmont, Crissy, Jesse, Crystal, Jaime and Josh Nates, all of Glenmont. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Durant Funeral Home, 17 Languish Place, Glenmont and at 9:00 a.m. from St. John/St. Ann's Church, Albany. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Durant Funeral Home, Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

 

 

Van Dyke, Robert J.  --  [Published Tuesday 8/24/1996 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
FEURA BUSH  --  Robert Van Dyke, Sr., of Tarrytown Road, Feura Bush, NY, died Friday in the the Veteran's Medical Center Hospital, Albany, after a long illness.  Born in Albany, son of the late Gordon and Edna Salisbury Van Dyke.
    He was a graduate of Bethlehem High School and was employed by the Owens-Corning corporation, retiring in 1990.  He was the husband of the late Gladys Sandford.
    Survivors include two sons, Robert Van Dyke, Jr., Clarksville, NY, Kenneth Van Dyke, Unionville, NY; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one step-sister, Florence Furman, of Clarksville, NY and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral service on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home, 741 Deleware Avenue, Delmar, NY. Friends many call on Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations to the Onesquethaw Fire Dept., Box E., Clarksville, NY.Meyers Funeral Home
 

 

Welter, Caroline Elizabeth (Dorsman)  --  [Published Saturday 6/26/1993 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
Caroline E. Dorsman of Mason Road, Elsmere, died Thursday in St. Peter's Hospice, Albany, after a long illness.
She was born in Elsmere and was a graduate of Bethlehem Central School. Mrs. Dorsman worked for John G. Myers Department Store many years ago. She also worked for various state agencies and at the Department of Audit and Control until 1947.
She was a member of the Delmar Reformed Church.
Survivors include her husband, Cornelius B. Dorsman; a daughter, Carol Sorenson of Colonie; a son, Neil W. Dorsman of Grafton; a sister, Jeannette M. White of Elsmere; a brother, Lawrence F. Welter of Highland, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Tebbutt Funeral Home, 633 Central Ave., Albany, with burial in Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to St. Peter's Hospice, Albany.
 

 

White, Claude A.  --  [Published 9/14/1997 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
DELMAR -- Claude A. White, 86, died Saturday, September 13, 1997 at St. Peter's Community Hospice Inn. He was born in Preston Hollow, NY and had been a Delmar resident for 76 years. He was a graduate of Delmar High School and Albany Business College. A trombonist, he was a member of the first Delmar Concert Orchestra. In the early thirties he had his own dance band. Mr. White worked as a painting contractor for many years and in 1949 he built what is now Tool's Restaurant, operating it as an ice cream parlor for five years. He also was a social member of the Elsmere Fire Department. Claude loved outdoor activities and was an avid hunter, fisherman & gardener. He was a member of the Bethlehem Senior Citizens, Delmar and the Sunshine Senior Citizens, Selkirk. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty Van Epps White; daughter, Arlene Siegel, Oceanside, NY; grandsons, Todd Siegel, Marion, NC and Mark Siegel, Oceanside, NY. Funeral service will be Tuesday 11 a.m. at the Tebbutt Funeral Homee, 420 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. Relatives and friends may also call at the funeral home, Monday 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar. Contributions in his memory may be made to Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc., 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054.
 

 

Wood, Barbara Jean (Gagnon)  --  [Published 5/29/2002 in the Times Union, Albany, NY]
DELMAR -- Barbara Jean Gagnon, 63, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital, after a short illness. Born on November 17, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Florence Wood. Barbara was a lifelong resident of Delmar where her father operated a feed store with his partner, the late Tom Schnurr at the Four Corners. Today that location is occupied by a Key Bank branch. Barbara graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1955 and worked for the Fuller Brush Company in Albany for many years. While employed there, she met her husband, the late John Gagnon, an avid fisherman, hunter and bowler. He passed away in 1988. Barbara was a member of the Delmar Reformed Church for over 50 years. She enjoyed painting and was an accomplished artist in her own right. Barbara is survived by a sister, Marjorie A. Batiste and her husband, Robert of Delmar. Funeral services will be held at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar of Friday, May 31, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Friends who wish to say good-by to Barbara may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar. Contributions in Barbara's memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 6 Automation Lane, Albany 12205.
 

 

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