Wednesday, October 3, 2007

10/03 The Leader Herald

The Leader Herald: "Timothy A. Daynard Timothy A. Daynard, 44, of Gloversville. Timothy passed away unexpectedly on October 1, 2007 at home. He was born on December 26, 1962 in Amsterdam, N.Y. to Frank and Carole Miller Chichester. Timothy attended Fonda-Fultonville schools and Fulton-Montgomery Community College. He was active in plays at Colonial Little Theater and FMCC. Timothy was an avid reader and a poet. He had many poems published in the FMCC LOGO Publications. He wrote over 500 poems, and read them at local coffee shops in the area, and also going to Caff�Lena in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Timothy was a 10-year member of Literacy Volunteers of America. He also was a member of the Writer’s Circle in Gloversville. Timothy had many friends who shared his love for writing. He could be seen on his bicycle covering many miles throughout the city."

Doris Geer

Mrs. Doris Geer, 90, of Gloversville, died Monday at Mt. Valley Hospice House. She was born August 24, 1917 in South River, N.J.

Helen G. Kelly

Helen G. Kelly, 89, formerly of Frasier Avenue in Johnstown, died Tuesday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.

Jean Yager Allen

Jean Yager Allen went home to be with the Lord on September 17, 2007 at home in Anaheim, California. She was the daughter of the late Eva and Lloyd Yager and was born November 30, 1929 in Amsterdam, New York. She graduated from Johnstown High School in 1946. She married Carlton Allen on August 23, 1947. They moved to California in 1956, Jean worked in food service for the Garden School District until she retired in 1989. 

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Fred Midgley

Fred Midgley of Northville, NY, died peacefully Oct. l at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY. He was the husband of Doris (Smith) Midgley for 64 years. Born on August 25, 1920 in Providence, R.I., the family moved to Westfield, MA. where he was schooled, married, lived and worked for 50-plus years. He and his wife owned and operated Bondor Inc. machine shop in Westfield. Moving to Newport, RI in 1980, he worked at Tillison Pearson and worked on various ‘83 America’s Cup boats. Also in Newport, Mr. Midgley managed Harbourview for Jack Eagan and group, and took care of Belleview parking lot for Joe Cawley for 12 years. He was a part-time caretaker for (out-of-state) local property owners. Mr. and Mrs. Midgley moved to Northville, NY in 2005 where Mr. Midgley enjoyed the Adirondack Mountains and the hospitality of the local people. Mr. Midgley served in the United States Navy in World War II, being discharged as chief machinist mate. He also helped to organize the l3lst Fighter Squadron Detachment “B” (later to become the 104th Tech. Fighter Group in Westfield) as a caretaker, Tech Sgt. Mr. Midgley was an accomplished athlete and ardent swimmer. He worked for the Red Cross as an instructor, also giving private lessons in swimming. He was a 50 plus year member of Mount Moriah Masons in Westfield, MA. and also a member of the Elks 104, Newport, RI. 

Walter Turling

Walter Turling, 85, of Fort Plain, took his last voyage as he entered into rest on Saturday morning at home with his family by his side.

Alton J. Blanchard

Alton J. Blanchard, age 80, of Lake Pleasant, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, after a brief illness. 

Mattio M. Cirillo

Lois Celia

Lois Celia, 81, of Schenectady passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Glendale Home in Glenville. 

Helen Mary Steenburg

Helen Mary Steenburg. 83, passed away Monday, October 1, 2007 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam. She was born in Gloversville on March 5, 1924, the daughter of the late George M. and Mary (Kenny) Bennett. In her earlier years, Helen was employed by Grandoe Corp. in Gloversville. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Gloversville. She enjoyed gardening and cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren. Helen was married to Clarence Steenburg. Together they had six children. He passed away in 1989. Survivors include four sons, John Steenburg (Joanne) of Dolgeville, NY, Paul Steenburg (Kathy) of Schenectady, James Steenburg of Gloversville and Richard Steenburg (Janet) also of Gloversville; three daughters, Maryann Mussen (Irving) of New Hampshire, Carol Sweet (Roy) of Mayfield and Joanne Kiffney (Edward) of Gloversville; a brother, Richard Bennett of Johnstown; two sisters, Shirley LaVallee of Gloversville and Theresa Morrison of Speculator, NY; twenty-two grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Nancy J. (Wurz) Simkins

Nancy J. (Wurz) Simkins, 60, of Route 30A, Fonda, died Sunday, Sept. 30 at her home of natural causes.

Ruth Elizabeth Bowdish

Ruth Elizabeth Bowdish passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2007 under Hospice care. “She touched the lives of many and God has called her home.” Ruth was born on July 14, 1918 in Gloversville, NY to Charles and Viola Hayle. She moved to Florida in 2001. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all. She is survived by daughter, Margaret Bearden; son, David Voight; grandsons, Scott, Todd and Eric Bearden, granddaughters; Kimberly Smith, Karen Ortega, Kathy Mullins and Kelly Wilks, 15 great grandchildren, Mary, Deton, Grady, Heather, Michael, Haley, Jacob, Kara, Laura, Jessica, Damian, Matthew, William, Nathan and Sarah; and 2 great great grandchildren, Jaxon Dean and Tristan Saige. A very loving thanks to the Woodside Hospice Angels who touched Ruth’s heart. A funeral mass will be held on Friday , Oct. 5, at 12:30 pm at St. Catherine Siena Parish, 1955 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Suncoast Florida, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.

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