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Dorothy C. von Bieberstein, 88, of Valatie, passed away December 29, 2018. Upon her graduation from college in 1962, she accepted a position at Hudson High School, where she taught English. In 1985 it was time for Dorothy to join her husband in retirement.
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Elizabeth Stewart Chew (Betty), 83, of Saratoga, went to her eternal home on December18, 2018. Betty was a librarian for Milton Terrace Elementary School in the Ballston Spa Central School District. 
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Lorene Carol (Anderson) Appel, 77, of Colonie, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2018. Born in New Haven, Conn. on November 17, 1941, Lorene retired from the South Colonie School District. 
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Robert Hess Koff, 80, died in St. Louis, MO, on December 10, 2018. In 1980, he became dean of the College of Education at the State University of New York at Albany for 8 years..
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Margaret Aileen Kane, 89, of Queensbury died December 27, 2018. Aileen was an elementary school teacher for almost 35 years. She taught in the Hadley-Luzerne School District, Keeseville and retired in 1985 after 17 years in the Queensbury district. 
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Frederick Louis "Chip" Rosasco, 76, of Waynesboro, VA, passed away December 24, 2018. He taught middle school art in the Niskayuna School System for 32 years including three years as the art department chair for the K-12 district wide program. 
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I. Linda Relyea, 78, of Ballston Lake, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018. She was a school bus driver for 31 years for the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake School system.
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Rita (Cavanaugh) Diehsner, 81, of Rotterdam passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018. She retired after working for 35 years at the Schenectady City School District.
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Sharon Lynn Templer, 62, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018. Sharon went on to work for the Schenectady City School District, where she was a Paraprofessional.
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Daniel B. Walsh, 83, of Albany, passed away on December 21, 2018. Dan was a native of Olean, N.Y. and served a two-year Army tour in Korea. The next nine years, he taught and coached basketball at Archbishop Walsh and Franklinville Central Schools. 
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Ann L. Benny, 94, of Scotia, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018. Ann worked as a teacher's aide for many years until her retirement in 1980.
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Sergeant Major Robert T. Mudge, Retired, 86, of Voorheesville, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Robert enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and retired in 1992 with a combined 42 years of active duty and reserve service. He was a school teacher for several school districts and retired in 1986 after 25 years of teaching for the Albany City School District.
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Esther Rima Novogrodsky Greenberg, former Albany resident, died on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, in California. Esther had been employed by Jewish Family Services, Parsons Child and Family Center, the Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy and the New York City public schools.
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Theresa P. Luksa, 89, of Delanson, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018. For many years, Theresa was an executive secretary at the Duanesburg Central School.
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Stephen T. Long, 81, of Albany, entered eternal life on Monday, December 24, 2018. He worked for many years at Key Bank and the Albany City School District.
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Ellen E. Hunt, 82, of Rotterdam, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Ellen was employed as a school bus driver for the Schalmont School District.
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Eleanor Roberta (Waylock) Harkins, 81,  of Scotia, died December 18, 2018. She taught second grade at Macdonough Elementary School in Middletown, CT and Independent Day School in Middlefield, CT.
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Joseph F. Marcelli, 92, of Granville and Troy, died Thursday, December 20, 2018. Dr. Marcelli was dean of Physical and Health Sciences at Hudson Valley Community College from November 1956 until his retirement in December 1984.
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Marion D. Luther Pezzulo, 96, of Albany, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018. After World War II she a became a school teacher at St. Anthony's Grade School in Albany. She also worked as a substitute teacher in the Albany Public Schools.
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Genevieve “Ginny” Smith, 75, of Colonie, died Friday, December 21, 2018. Ginny worked for the South Colonie School District for 20 years before retiring in 2000.
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Dorothy Fitzgerald Nealon, of Madison, Connecticut, previously of Schenectady and Troy, passed away December 14, 2018. A longtime teacher, Dorothy was employed by the Schenectady School District during a period of labor unrest in September, 1975, and had many stories to tell of the 3 week strike and resulting jailing experience. 

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Jane Pettengill, 84, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida. She taught first and second grade on Long Island and in Amsterdam, New York for over 30 years.
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Carl B. Baker, 78, of Sneedville, TN, formerly of Cobleskill, NY, passed away on December 18, 2018. Born on March 26, He worked for Cobleskill Auxillary Services. at Suny Cobleskill in Cobleskill, NY
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Doris Vater Ward, 87, of Albany, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Doris taught science and mathematics at schools in New York and Massachusetts as well as the Lagos Anglican Grammar (secondary) School in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa.
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Hendrik J. "Rik" Werkman, 67, of Castleton, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was a teacher at the Center for Disability Services, a tutor at the Learning Center of Albany and was a Spanish and German teacher at Albany High School.
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Gerry A. Secor, 79, of North Albany, passed away December 17, 2018. For over 20 years, she was a fixture on the corner of North First and North Pearl Streets as the school crossing guard.
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Lewis H. Clarke of Albany departed this life on Friday, December 14, 2018. He became a biology teacher and then Dean at Charles Evans Hughes High School (NYC). He became a biology and chemistry professor at New York University. He was elevated to serve as Dean at SUNY Old Westbury College for many years.
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Fredric S. Wildman, 71, of East Greenbush, died on Sunday evening, December 16, 2018. Fred began his work life teaching at John Marshall Intermediate School (NYC) in 1968, moved on to a 10-year post at Lincoln High School (NYC),and after his retirement, began his association with Hudson Valley Community College, where he taught math.
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Kathryn M. Hillmann, 87, of Delanson, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018. After retiring from the Duanesburg School District she organized bus trips for the Duanesburg Senior Citizens.
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Martin N. Ainspan, 89, of Albany, died Monday, December 17, 2018. He worked as a music teacher with the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District where he taught elementary, middle school, and high school students, led and conducted the district's orchestras, bands, and choirs until he retired from teaching in 1988.
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Robert P. Goyer, 62, of Rensselaer, died Friday, December 14, 2018. Bob was a custodian for the Enlarged City School District of Troy for 31 years, retiring in 2014.
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David C. Rees, 92, of Delmar passed away on December 12, 2018. Dr. Rees proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. He started his own general practice in Delmar, and also served as a SUNY Albany Physician for many years during his career.
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Warren H. Enos, 92, of Colonie, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018. Warren served in the Navy during WWII on the USS Kenton in the Pacific. He retired from the South Colonie School District as a maintenance mechanic.
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Lavina Reedy Finin, born on May 16, 1926, died on December 14, 2018. A native of Albany, Mrs. Finin retired as Director of Public Affairs after two decades of service with the SUNY Research Foundation.
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Mary Edna (Cassidy) Lynch, 89, of Latham,  passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018. She was a reading teacher in the Cohoes City School District until her retirement in 1988.
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Elizabeth J. McCann "Betty", 91, of Ballston Spa, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Betty was a bus driver for Ballston Spa Central Schools for 23 years. She then worked as a bus monitor until her retirement in 1990.
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Susan Lorraine Lyons, 70, of Glenville, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018. She became a teacher in 1970 on Long Island, teaching third and fifth grade in the Three Village District.
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Mary Quinn Reagan, 89, of Albany, died Sunday, December 9, 2018. Mary was a second grade teacher in the Schenectady School system. 
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William J. Kirsch, 86, of Rensselaer, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018. After graduating from Siena, his first head coaching job was Maple Hill High School in Castleton followed by teaching and coaching at Russell Sage College, the Sage Junior College of Albany (JCA), and finally being head coach and athletic director of Siena College.
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Judy Bernard, 76, of Scotia, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018. Judy worked many jobs in her life, including school bus driver at Browns Transportation.
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Nicholas S. Moreno, 79, of East Greenbush, entered into eternal life on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Mr. Moreno retired from the Brittonkill Central School District, where he had been a teacher at Tamarac High School for over 30 years.
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Barbara Elizabeth Brundage, 88, of Albany, died December 7, 2018. Barbara began her career teaching home economics at Livingston High School in Albany, then became a guidance counselor at Mohonasen High followed by her position as Director of Guidance at Ballston Spa High School, until her retirement in 1992.
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Marie F. Shannon, 77, of Schenectady, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018. When her sons were all of school age, she returned to the work force in the Galway School system.
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Doreen E. Gaborow, 67, of Halfmoon, previously of Saratoga Springs, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, Doreen worked as a teacher's aide for the Saratoga Springs School District. 
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James Richard Hughes, 90, of Liliburn, GA, died on November 11, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War then continued his service in the Air National Guard. Jim taught music education and supervised student music teachers for Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in New York from 1974-1997.
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Edward Hallock Ball, 78, of Glenmont, died November 18, 2018. Edward started out teaching elementary school in Louisville, Ky., and Spain where he taught elementary science at the American School of Madrid for two years, and Winnetka, Ill. 
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Garrett W. Murphy, 87, of W. Dover, NH,  died November 26, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army in Austria from 1954-1956. In 1961, Garrett served as an elementary school teacher and taught evening classes to adults. The City School District of Albany charged him with creating the Albany Adult Learning Center where he served as director from 1964 to 1979.
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Janet L. Patterson Fish, 81, of Duanesburg and Lakeland, Fla., passed away on November 30, 2018, in Lakeland. During her education career she taught at Marathon Central School; Barry Elementary School in Cortland; Corning Free Academy; Hillsdale Public Schools in Hillsdale, N.J.; Oneonta City Schools; and Marist College.
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William "Billy" Pierce, 75, of Gloversville, died Saturday, December 12, 2018. In his early 20s, Bill taught physics at Cleveland Hill High School in Cheektowaga, NY, before moving to Johnstown, NY, in 1968 and beginning his 35-year career at Fulton-Montgomery Community College as an Administrator, Advisor in the Student Counseling Center, and Professor.
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Marian W. Potter, 95, of Saratoga Springs, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018. She began teaching distributive (marketing) education at Lansingburgh High School in 1963.
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Roger Marcel Cardin, 86, of Halfmoon, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018. Roger was born in Cohoes and throughout his life, he provided for his family with many jobs including school bus and truck driver.
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Denise E. Sankowski, 67, of Glenville, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018. Denise worked for 33 years as a teacher at the Joseph Henry Elementary School in Galway, retiring in 2007.
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Anthony Paul Onorato, 92, of Saratoga Springs, NY, passed away December 1, 2018.  Upon graduating from high school, Mr. Onorato proudly served in the United States Army during WW II. Anthony worked as a teacher for the Scotia Glenville High School for over 25 years, until his retirement in 1981.
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Carol Miner, 66, of Cape Cod, died November 11, 2018. Carol was a science teacher in the Scotia-Glenville Central School District for 33 years.
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Pamela Marie Stewart, 61 of Delmar, entered into eternal rest on December 4, 2018. Pam's educational career spanned over 30 years, most of which were spent working in the Bethlehem Central School District. 
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Joseph Paul Tuohey of Albany passed away November 30, 2018, at the age of 87. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955. Joe was a lifelong educator, first at Siena College and then at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School where he taught English until his retirement in 1994.
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Carolyn Peacock Krause, of Troy, born on May 9, 1940, died Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Carolyn worked at Brittonkill Central Schools (now Brunswick), where she was first a math teacher and later a guidance counselor.
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David C. Rossiter of Castleton died Tuesday, November 27, 2018. David started his teaching at Hadley-Luzerne Central School and then continued onto the East Greenbush Central School where he taught industrial arts, tech and mechanical drawing, retiring after 32 years.
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Joseph R. Herman, 85, of Cohoes, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having been stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas. He taught at Forts Ferry Elementary School in the North Colonie Central School District from 1955-1988. Joe was very active in Retiree Council 10 of the New York State United Teachers.
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Alfred Charles DiCesare, 91, of Slingerlands, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Al was an electrician's mate in the Navy at the end of World War II. He started his teaching career at the Tri-Valley School in Grahamsville, N.Y. as a business education teacher and a guidance counselor  and retired as assistant superintendent for Human Resources for Newburgh in 1990.
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Gerald Maxfield Hansen, born in Grand Junction, Colorado on April 18, 1937, died November 24, 2018. He was the chair of the music department at Schenectady County Community College, where he taught for 21 years.
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Barbara Kellogg, 78, of Clifton Park, died on Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018. She retired as an Administrative Assistant for the medical director at the health center  at SUNY in Albany, NY.   She had served there for more than 30 years.
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Jacqueline V. Swatt died Nov. 24, 2018. Jackie taught special education for Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES in the Nelliston, St. Johnsville and Gloversville school systems. She went on to run the Resource Center for HFM BOCES which developed workshops and provided tools for area special needs programs. 
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Bobbie Marie (Bernstein) Anker, 58, of Saranac Lake, passed away November 19, 2018. She began her professional career in Student Services at North Country Community College (NCCC) where she served for 31 years. Bobbie retired as Director of Campus and Student Life in 2016.
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Ellen Ruth Brush (Elias), 79, of Schenectady, passed away November 23, 2018. She worked in dining services at Sunnyview Hospital (30+yrs), and Scotia-Glenville Schools.
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Kristine A. Barkley, 55, died Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Kristine was born in Cobleskill and worked as a registered nurse for SUNY Albany. She was a volunteer with the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society at Scotia Glenville High School for 10 years, raising over a million dollars.
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Marguerite "Peggy" Simons, 95, of Albany,  passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018. Later in life, she  was a secretary in the Locust Valley and Oyster Bay School Districts.
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Madeleine Armande Baillargeon LeCours, 85, of Glenmont, died Thursday, November 22, 2018. In 1972, she began teaching nursing and nurse assisting for the Saratoga BOCES. She was later asked to develop a comparable educational program at the Warren/Washington BOCES, where she taught from 1979 to 1992.
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Carol M. Saso, 76, of Watervliet, passed away November 22, 2018. After raising her family, she worked as a teacher's aide at Watervliet High School.
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Patricia Ferrara Luther, of Malta, passed away Thanksgiving morning, November, 22, 2018. She ended her career with pride, as school nurse of Mechanicville Elementary School for many years.
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Joyce Marilyn Vedder (née Barber), 82, of Yuma, Arizona, died June 29, 2018.  Joyce taught mathematics to middle school students in Schalmont Central School District in Schenectady, NY for 33 years.
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Albert Salati, 96, of Colonie, died Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was employed by the South Colonie School District before his retirement in 1985.
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Audrey H. Frier, 88 of East Greenbush, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018. She retired in 1985 after 30 years of teaching. She taught as a third-grade teacher for East Greenbush Central Schools and also worked for Cobleskill and South Colonie Schools.
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Lanelle "Lynne" (Post) Hiemstra, 86, of Pella, Iowa, passed away on November 14, 2018. She spent 20 years as the librarian of Gardiner Dickenson Elementary School in Wynantskill. 
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Daniel C. Thomas Jr., 75, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018. He began teaching in the Guilderland High School History Department in 1966, also coaching Lacrosse and Football, retiring in 1999.. 
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Mary T. O'Brien, 80, of Troy, passed away on November 19, 2018, just a day short of her 81st birthday. Born in Troy, and a lifelong area resident, Mary had a long and diverse employment history including working for School 2 in Troy, as a "lunch lady."
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Walter A Cross Jr., 85, of East Greenbush, N.Y. and Daytona Beach, Fla., passed November 13, 2018. He taught auto mechanics at Manpower in Albany and was an assistant professor at Hudson Valley Community College for 30 years. At HVCC he ran the engine lab and was the Northeast Technical Director for Plymouth AAA Trouble Shooting Contest.
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Marian Curtis Kunz, 95, of Malta, went to be with the Lord on November 11, 2018. She worked as a teacher at the Corinth and Shenendehowa Central School Districts. 
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 Beacher E. Anders, 66, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Mr. Anders relocated to Albany in 2008, and shortly after, began working at Durham School Services as a school bus monitor.
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Carol A. Alcombright, 84, of East Greenbush, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018. She was the candy and fudge lady of the East Greenbush School Cafeteria.
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Ernest W. "Ernie" Fountain, 75, of Schenectady, died November 17, 2018. Ernie was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and was employed as a head custodian for the Niskayuna School District for 34 years.
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Hazel M. Bolt, 89, of Menands, NY, passed away 16 November 2018. Born on the family farm in Walton, NY, she was the secretary of Menands Elementary School for 21 years.
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Sabatine V. "Stubby" Brandoline, 95, formerly of Schenectady, passed on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Born in Schenectady, Sabatine joined the US Army in 1943 and served in Europe with the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion. He drove School Bus for the Duanesburg School District for many years while working at GE and after he retired.
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Marlene Mendelson, 80, of Schenectady, NY, passed away November 15, 2018. Marlene was a lifelong teacher, both as a reading and ESL teacher in Schenectady City Schools and as a volunteer docent at the Schenectady Museum.
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Diane Isenberg, 75, of Slingerlands, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018. She began her teaching career with the Schalmont Central School District and then later with the Bethlehem Central School District until her retirement, where she was instrumental in the creation of the remedial math program at the elementary level.
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James "Jim" Gallas, 88, formerly of Albany, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018. He was an educator in the Ravena-Coeymans School District and later the South Colonie School District, where he was an active member of the Teachers' Association In South Colonie, he was a mathematics teacher at Lisha Kill and Sand Creek Middle Schools. During the Korean War, Jim proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. He was a member of NYSUT and the NYSUT Retiree Council 10.
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Camille A. Hoheb, 90, of Loudonville, NY and Wellfleet, MA, died October 29, 2018. She taught art for three years in the Schalmont School District until she had baby number 4.
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Harriet Conant Dearden, 100, died at Manchester Center, Vermont, Sunday, November 4, 2018. Born April 9, 1918 in Amsterdam, New York, she was a gifted musician. During the WWII years she taught public school music in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey and then accepted a post at the Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio.
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Douglas Krueger of North Fort Myers, Fla. passed on November 3, 2018. Doug was born on February 29, 1932, in Schenectady. Doug served on active duty with the U.S. Army and obtained the rank of first lieutenant. He began his teaching career of over 30 years at Scotia-Glenville, Albany and Schenectady City schools and later at BOCES.
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Edward G. Devine, 88, of Albany, entered eternal life on Monday, November 12, 2018. Born in Albany, he was active in the U.S. Army 1955-1957. After service, Ed began his career in teaching at St. Teresa of Avila School in Albany and then in the South Colonie Central School District, retiring in 1986.
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Anne (Annie) Vivien Fuller, 31, of Brooklyn, NY, passed away March 25, 2018. She taught at the elementary level in the Chicago Public Schools as a member of Teach for America. Since 2011, Annie has been a teacher at Achievement First Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY, where she has taught at the second and fourth grade levels.
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Custer R. Quick, 85, of Saratoga Springs, passed away October 27, 2018. Dr. Quick spent the majority of his professional career working in the Schenectady Public School system as a teacher, guidance counselor, psychologist & principal. Custer also held the position of Superintendent at Galway Central School, ending his career as the Director of Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady BOCES.
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Sandra E. (Sandy) Gardner, 74, of Ballston Spa, passed away November 7, 2018. Sandy attended SUNY Plattsburgh, where she studied to become a registered nurse. Her career included time at Voorheesville High School, Scotia Glenville High School and for many years as the Health Care Coordinator at the Charlton School for Girls in Charlton, New York.
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Ruth Ann Clapper, 66, of Rotterdam, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018. She worked for many years as a school bus driver, most recently for the Guilderland Central Schools, retiring in June of 2016. 
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James R. Gordon, 59, of Latham, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Jim was a special education teacher with the Schenectady City School District, retiring in 2016 after 33 years of dedicated service.
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Donald Edgar Blodgett of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the age of 88. Don was a former U.S. Marine Corps Corporal, serving in the Korean War from July 1947 to July 1950. He was an Albany City United Traction Company bus driver for eight years and then drove a school bus for the Bethlehem Central School District in Delmar for 30-plus years.
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Francis P. Hodge, 87, of Albany, passed away on the morning of November 5, 2018. He accepted a teaching position in Gouverneur, N.Y. Eventually Frank taught at  SUNY Albany where he worked as a professor in the Education/Reading Department until he retired. Frank is best known for the little children's bookstore he opened at 272 Lark Street, Hodge-Podge Books.
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Beverly Maszdzen, 62, of Albany, departed this World on Thursday, October 25, 2018. After many dedicated years at the Center for Disability Services, Beverly joined Capital Region BOCES in September of 1991. Bev spent the last several years working with the students and staff at the Maywood School.
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William L. "Bill" Staats, of East Greenbush, passed on November 4, 2018. He taught secondary school in Chatham and in Hudson. In 1961, Mr. Staats began his accounting teaching career at Hudson Valley Community College, where he became full professor and chairman of the Accounting and the Business Administration departments and established the Personal Computer course at H.V.C.C., which over the years enrolled thousands of students.
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Patricia Kathryn (Doran) Villa, 63, of Albany, died Thursday, October 18, 2018. Her teaching career began in Massachusetts in 1978 and ended 38 years later upon her retirement from Brittonkill Central Schools.
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Lorraine (Milstrey) Gabler, of Grand Island, Florida, passed away February 26, 2018 in Collierville, Tennessee where her daughter lives. She was born on May 15, 1933. Lorraine taught Home Economics at Sand Creek Middle School in the South Colonie Central School District.
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John S. Spezzaferro passed away October 28, 2018. John was born on May 23, 1975 and for more than 15 years, taught English at Schenectady High School. He was active in the teachers' union as a building representative and a delegate to statewide union meetings.
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Margaret L. Birch, 88, passed away October 31, 2018. She was born on February 15, 1930. Margaret worked for many years as a Guidance Office Secretary at Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake Central School District.
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Doris E. (Vradenburg) Miller, longtime Chelmsford, MA, resident, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Doris worked as a teacher, a substitute, and as a tutor in New York, Florida, and Massachusetts, teaching both English and Mathematics at the middle school and high school levels.
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Alfred Norris, 88, of Schenectady, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018. He was born in Schenectady and served in the US Army. He was employed at the former Kalteux Oil Company and as custodian for the Schenectady City School District.
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Joseph A. "Butch" Simone, 73, passed away Tuesday October 30, 2018. He attended Guilderland schools and was employed by New York State University at Albany as a painter for 35 years, retiring August 30, 2000.
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Charles J. Meehan, 88, of Latham, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Born in Troy on December 13, 1929, he  served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a teacher at Heatly High School in Green Island for several years and a professor at Hudson Valley Community College for over 30 years until retiring in 1991.
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Joan Michelle McCabe Grant, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died Tuesday morning, October 23, 2018. Joan was born April 9, 1935 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She taught for over 33 years, initially primary school in Pittsfield, MA, and then special education in Burnt Hills, NY.
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Marguerite H. Marsh passed away October 23, 2018. Marguerite was born October 26, 1928 in Oneonta, NY. She worked as a substitute school nurse in the Mohonasen School District, at the former Silver Haven Nursing Home and at Oral Surgery Associates of Schenectady.
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Blanche "Bonnie" Babbitt, of Delmar, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. She was born on June 11, 1928. She taught in Randolph, N.Y. and later worked at the Department of Taxation and Finance in Albany.
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Keith Justin Mastromarchi, 1943 - 2018, of Schodack, passed on October 24, 2018. Keith worked most recently as a school bus driver for the Schodack Central School District. Keith also served in the Army National Guard for six years.
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Doris Joan Silverston, of Peabody, Massachusetts, died on October 27, 2017. Born in Albany on February 6, 1930, Doris had been employed as a school teacher in Niskayuna and Schenectady, as well as at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady.
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Melissa Ann Murray of Castleton, passed away on October 25, 2018. Melissa was born June 8, 1962, in Pittsfield, Mass. Melissa spent her 34 year career at Ichabod Crane Central School where she was employed until her retirement in 2017. During her distinguished career Melissa had many roles serving as teacher, principal and district administrator. 
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Shirley Marie Slingerland, 60, of Rotterdam, died October 28th 2018. Shirley was a graduate of the Linton High School class of 1975 and was employed by the Mohonasen School District for 20 years and retired in 2010.
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Audrey H. Frier, 88 of East Greenbush, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Audrey was born in Auburn. She retired in 1985 after 30 years of teaching. She taught as a third-grade teacher for East Greenbush Central Schools in East Greenbush and also worked for Cobleskill and South Colonie Schools.
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On October 12, 2018, William C. McKeon, of Cohoes, died at the age of 71. He was drafted to serve his country on February 10, 1967, for the United States Army as SP 4 in the Vietnam War. "Mr. Bill" retired an engineer of the custodial arts from the Lansingburgh School District.
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Robert (Bob) Earl Hall Jr., of Scotia, passed away at age 87 on October 15, 2018. From 1951 to 1954, Bob served in the Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division in the Korean War, and the USMC reserves in the 1960s. Bob taught American History at Mohonasen Central Schools for close to 40 years.
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Diane S. Davis, 77, of Castleton, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018. She retired after 35 years, as a teacher for East Greenbush Central Schools, where she taught first and second grades at Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School.
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Georgeen I. Peebles, 71, of Troy, passed on October 19, 2018. She taught 2nd grade for 35 years at St. Anthony's School, St. Joseph's School, and St. Patrick's School, as well as the Summer Enrichment Education Program (SEEP) at Hudson Valley Community College.
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Diane (Farina) Kruger, 61, of Rotterdam, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018.  Diane was born in Niskayuna. Most recently Diane worked as a security monitor at Schalmont High School.
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Kenneth "Ken" Olin Sisson, 87, of Rochester, longtime basketball coach, died October 23, 2018. Ken's coaching career spanned four decades in three states and began as a high school coach in Hulbert, Mich. located in the Upper Peninsula. He returned to New York State to coach high school in Belleville, N.Y. In 1963, his career turned to college basketball coaching at East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania, at Lafayette College, and at Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester).
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Shirley Katherine McCarty Briggs, 97, passed away in Millsboro, Del. on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Born in Albany on July 12, 1921, she began her music teaching career in Oakfield, N.Y. in 1942. She taught elementary music in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school system for 28 years, retiring from teaching in 1986. 
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Elizabeth Anne Marotta, "Betty Anne", 89, of Scotia, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  At Scotia-Glenville Central Schools, she was secretary to the High School Principal, Richard J. McGuire for 22 years.
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Yvonne (Bonnie) (Dubreuil) Elbrecht, 92, formerly of Duanesburg, died prior to October 17, 2018. Yvonne was born May 29, 1926 in Yonkers, NY, and was a Registered Nurse for 30 years. She worked private duty for a time, then became Duanesburg Central Elementary School nurse, and "lunch-room" lady through the 60's and 70's.
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Dorothy Prentice Ziegler, 76, of rutland, VT, passed away October 11, 2018. Her early career was working with special education students and later with disabled children at Clover Patch in Niskayuna, NY. Later in life she helped under-educated adults learn to read and write with Vermont Adult Learning.
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Milton "Milt" Zoellner, 94, of Johnstown, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018. Milt honorably served his country under Gen. George Patton of the 3rd Army in World War II. He was employed by the Greater Johnstown School District for 30 years. During his career, Milt taught high school Biology and Health, was Assistant Principal and then Principal of Knox Junior High School from 1970 through 1979.
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Nancy (Harbour) Casey, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died September 25, 2018. Nancy was born in 1934 in Greenwich, Conn. and after moving to Florida, she worked at several elementary schools in Pinellas County as a physical education aide.
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Ermina "Willy" Liotta, 99 1/2, formerly of Guilderland, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She had worked for many years as an office clerk at the Westmere School in Guilderland. As a young woman, Ermina worked as nurse at Brady Hospital caring for orphaned infants.
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Norine A. Murphy passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018.  She was 89. She worked as a business clerk for the Mechanicville City Schools as well as raising her family. 
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Eleanor MacFarland, 81, of Hopewell Junction, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She taught first grade for many years in the Wappingers Central School District.
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Raymond A. Teator Sr. of Rensselaer passed away Monday, October 15, 2018. Art was born on March 6, 1933, in Albany and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He drove for Greyhound Bus Lines, Yankee Trails Bus Company and the East Greenbush School District throughout his career.
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Wilfred H. “Bill” Howell, Jr., 82, of the Town of Seward, passed away Tuesday October 9, 2018. Bill was born March 17, 1936 in Bronxville, NY and served his country in the US Army, stationed in Japan during the Korean Conflict. He drove school bus for the Cobleskill-Richmondville School District for 27 years.
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Brian Hough, 46, of Moravia, died Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Schoharie. He was an assistant professor of geology at the State University of New York at Oswego.
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Abigail M. (King) Jackson, 35, of Amsterdam, NY died Saturday, October 6, 2018. She was born November 11, 1983 in Plattsburgh, NY. She was a beloved teacher at Lynch Academy in the Greater Amsterdam School District.
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Muriel "Murph" Miller, 90, of Schenectady, died October 7, 2018. Born in Schenectady, Muriel taught in area elementary schools for 35 years, specializing in the fourth grade. She retired from the South Colonie School District, where she taught at Veeder and Lisha Kill schools.
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Daniel Vincent Tagliento, Jr, 71, of Saratoga Springs, died Saturday, October 6, 2018. Daniel worked for Skidmore College, the Saratoga Springs School District, and several local construction companies.
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Rita Mary Luibrand, of Clifton Park, born March 1, 1934 in Albany, died October 7, 2018. She worked with physically challenged children through Saratoga County BOCES until her retirement.
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Norma B. Hardenburgh, 92, of Slingerlands, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She was a member of the NY State Retired Teachers Association. Norma  taught at Rensselaer High school until retirement.
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William Morrison, 95, of Vooheesville, passed away October 5, 2018. Bill was born in Girvan, Scotland on September 28, 1923. Bill joined the U.S. Army in 1943 as a member of the elite skiing troops of the 10th Mountain Division. After the war, he taught elementary school in Portland, Ore. for two years before returning to the east coast. He taught at Slingerlands Elementary School in the Bethlehem School District and at the new Middle School in the District as a sixth grade teacher, retiring from full-time teaching in 1986.
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Anna M. Cerillo, 89, of Saratoga Springs, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. She was born in Brooklyn on December 15, 1928, and retired from the Shenendehowa Central School District as a school monitor after 10 years of service.
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Gloria C. Kritz, nee: Costanzo, 93, of Glenville, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018. After raising her family, she worked as a teacher’s aide for both Lincoln Elementary School and Central Park Junior High in Schenectady.
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Barbara M. Sax, 90, of Albany, passed away on October 3, 2018. She was born in Schenectady and    taught high school biology for many years at Schenectady High School.
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Esther O. Muscanell, 87, of Rotterdam, NY, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. Born in Schenectady, she worked in the Mohonasen School system, as well as voter registration and school census.
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Patricia Anne Moffitt, 84, of Colonie, died Saturday, October 6, 2018. She grew up in New Rochelle, NJ, and spent several years as a Sister of the Holy Names in Albany, teaching at the Academy of the Holy Names. Pat was an English teacher at Niskayuna High School from 1971 until her retirement in 1995. 
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George Philip Hinotsky, 70, formerly of Mohawk, passed away September 17, 2018, in Clearwater, Florida. Beginning in 1971, he taught various elementary levels at Poland Central School for 34 years, retiring in 2005.
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Brian G. Kristel, 77, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018. For more than 30 years, Brian taught at Glens Falls Middle School as an Industrial Arts Teacher, retiring in 2001. He was also the Glens Falls Middle School Basketball and Football coach.
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Marjorie Meislahn Prentke passed away August 24, 2018, in Glenville at the age of 71. Marjorie "Mardie" was born in Albany in 1946. She taught at the Cathedral School in San Francisco and in the Anchorage, Alaska public school system (primarily in special education.)
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Gina Keith of Albany  passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the age of 79. Gina taught high school French, Spanish and Italian in New Jersey, Florida and New York State, retiring at 55.
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Joseph C. Burke, 86, of Albany, died on Friday, August 3, 2018. Dr. Burke served in the United States ArmyHe served as president of SUNY Plattsburgh for twelve years. In 1986, Dr. Burke was appointed as Provost for the SUNY System. Dr. Burke served as Provost for nine years, Interim Chancellor for one year, then as a senior fellow for the Rockefeller Institute of Government. 
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Carl Elliott Meacham, 76, of Albany, died Sunday, September 2, 2018. He volunteered for the U.S. Peace Corps, serving in the Republic of Liberia in West Africa. After completing his service, he was an educator for several years in the United States Virgin Islands. In 1983, he became a professor of political science at the State University of New York College at Oneonta until his retirement in the early 2000s.
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Ann (McCusker) Flaws, 72, of Berne, passed away September 28, 2018. She taught in the South Colonie School District for nearly 30 years. 
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L. Jacqueline Shartrand, of Scotia, NY, previously of Cornwall, Ontario, died September 24, 2018. She was an elementary school teacher in Cornwall Ontario. Jackie continued her career in New York at St. Clements school and substituted at many other schools.
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Michael J. McGraw, 85, of Lansingburgh passed away on September 22, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, he was inducted into the United States Army in 1953, and served until 1955. Upon returning from his military duty, he was a teacher at Colonie High School in the South Colonie Central School District and went on to retire from the N.Y.S. Department of Education in Albany.
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Gail A. White, 84, of Schenectady, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. A life-long educator, Gail taught third grade in the Schenectady school district and served as Director of Christian Education for the then Trinity (now Faith) United Methodist Church. 
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JoAnne M. McHugh-Russell, 57, of Watervliet, passed away September 20, 2018. Born in Albany on November 11, 1960, she was a teacher's aide at BOCES with special education students. Her career as a barkeeper led her to become the proprietor of Nick's Tavern in Watervliet.
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Mary Pallante, 93, of Schenectady, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Born in Newark, NJ, she moved to Schenectady in 1947. Mary worked as a seamstress and also for the Schenectady City School District.
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 John Karl "Jack" Schwartz Jr., 88, of Schenectady, passed away on September 22, 2018.  He taught at Shaker High School for 32 years. Summers and school holidays were spent driving buses for Greyhound and later for Yankee Trails.
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Patricia Karic, of Claverack,  passed away September 24, 2018. Pat was born in Hudson on April 20, 1951. She taught for a year at her alma mater, St. Mary's Academy in Hudson. Pat then joined the faculty at Germantown Central School as a second-grade teacher. She retired from there 30 plus years later.
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Mark W. Huth, 76, of Berne, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018. He served in the US Navy as an aviation mechanic. After the Navy, he attended SUNY Oswego and then taught high school industrial arts. He left teaching in 1978 to pursue a career in textbook publishing.
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Thomas Patrick Callahan, Sr., 94, of Watervliet, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Born and raised in Troy, he was a US Marine Corp veteran of World War II. He was employed by the Watervliet Arsenal for 28 years before retiring in 1976. He later worked for 10 years at Hudson Valley Community College as a laboratory assistant in the machine shop.
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Robert "Bob" A. Knowles, 85, of Warrensburg, passed away Tuesday, September, 18, 2018. He began his career teaching Social Studies in 1955 at Exeter (NH) Junior High School. Moving to Scotia, NY in 1963, Bob taught at Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Jr. High School for 27 years.
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Marlene Irene Schultz Paul, 85, of Ballston Lake, died on Thursday, September 20, 2018. She graduated from Hartford Hospital Nursing School. She worked as a school nurse, mental health therapist and marriage counselor.
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June Helen (Shoemaker) Baesen, 90, of Rotterdam, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Born in Schaghticoke, NY, she was employed by the Champlain Spinners Silk Mill, McClanes Deli, GE, the Golub Corporation and Schenectady County Community College.
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Hedwig "Nonie" Raylinsky Russell, 88, of Halfmoon, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Nonie was a cafeteria aide for the Mechanicville Public Schools for a number of years.
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Richard C. Moore, 74, of Ballston Spa, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Born in Mohawk, NY on May 9, 1944, he joined the US Air Force and earned the rank of Sergeant at Lockbourne AFB in Ohio. He retired from the Schenectady School District.
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Fred Stanton Ackerman, of Latham, born on October 7, 1938, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018. In 1960, Fred was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served at Fort Knox. Fred also taught criminal law at Hudson Valley Community College.
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John Richard Tibbetts passed away July 31, 2018 in Murphy, N.C. He was born on May 2, 1947, in Albany. He served more than 30 years as the human resource director for Hudson Valley Community College.
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Hazel M. Wilson, 90, of Schenectady, formerly of Massena, NY, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018. She was a social worker for Head Start and became a school teacher for over 18 years for Norwood-Norfolk School District in Norwood, NY. After retirement in 1988, she volunteered with Hospice.
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Mark Steinberger, 68, of Hudson Falls, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018. Born in Louisville, Ky., Dr. Steinberger was a dedicated math professor for the past 31 years at the University at Albany and was also the founder and editor-in-chief of the New York Journal of Mathematics.
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Jean Marie "Jeannie" Doin, 73, of South Glens Falls, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018. After moving to South Glens Falls in 1970, Jean was a devoted teacher to children for many years in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga Counties.
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Mary V. Chera of Schenectady passed away on September 15, 2018. She worked for General Electric and later for the Schenectady City School District.
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Warren "Chuck" Enos, 62, of Schenectady, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Chuck retired from the South Colonie Central School District after 39 years of service. He also worked 20-plus years building pool tables with Ted Klonowski Billiards.
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Robert M. Cartmell, 85, of Albany,  died Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He served with the U.S. Air Force in Korea. A professor emeritus of art at the State University of New York at Albany, Bob had a distinguished career teaching printmaking, painting and drawing from 1971-1998.
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Helen C. "Nan" (McNally) Van Amburgh, of Glenmont, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the age of 80. Born in Albany, Nan was a crossing guard with the City of Albany.
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Harry Charles Staley, of Albany, a community activist and a fixture in the Albany writing and arts community for over 60 years, died August 6, 2018. A World War II veteran, he taught literature at SUNY Albany for more than 40 years.
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Ruth H. Vanderlinde, 92,  of Catonsville, MD, formerly of Delmar, passed away September 6, 2018. Born in Geneva, NY, she taught elementary school and served as librarian at Clarksville Elementary School in Clarksville, NY.
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Margaret E. Scharff, 78, of South Bethlehem, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018. She retired from the Ravena-Coeymans Selkirk School District in 2012 after 34 years of service.
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Nancy A. Williams, 79, of Cohoes, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018. Nancy began her 34-year teaching career in 1961 in West Winfield, N.Y. She then moved to Albany and taught second grade at Forest Park Elementary School in the South Colonie Central School District until her retirement.
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Carol McMillan, 74, of Latham, passed away September 11, 2018. Carol was born on May 6, 1944, and was raised in Coraopolis, Pa. near Pittsburgh. Carol was an admired teacher in the Averill Park School District.
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Beverly Louise Goodness McLane, Bev, of Schenectady, passed on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 87 years old. Bev held various positions with the Niskayuna School system, Schenectady School system and Scotia-Glenville schools.
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Alun Pritchard, 77, of Schenectady, passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Born in Rutland, VT, he served in the US Air Force. He had a 34 year career as a Social Studies Teacher at Shenendehowa Middle School.
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Dolores N. (Shannon) DeCarlo, 83, of Rotterdam, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018. A former Physical Therapy Aide at Sunnyview Hospital, Dolores had previously been employed by 1st National Bank, Mohonasen School District and the Hallmark Nursing Home.
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Elizabeth "Betty" Duel, 76, of Scotia, passed away September 6, 2018. A longtime resident of Scotia, she was a teacher for Middle Granville School before her marriage and raising a family. Later Betty was a homemaker until continuing her career in teaching at Oak Hill School for the learning disabled.
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James Frances Koch, 81, of Delmar, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018. Born in Hartford, Conn. on December 21, 1936, he retired after 25 years as a teacher at Norwich Regional Vocational Technical School. 
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Michael Jerome Hughes Sr., 82, of Clifton Park, died on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Michael was employed as a truck driver /custodian for the Shenendehowa Central School District until retiring several years ago.
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Barbara Ann Carney Merges, 75, of Loudonville,  passed away on September 2, 2018. She initially served as a teacher in the Albany public school system, followed by many years with the New York State.
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Raeann J. Dinardi McElveen, 37, of Brooklyn, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. She taught at The Children's School, in Park Slope and lastly at Millennium Brooklyn High School. Most recently, Raeann was the MBHS special education coordinator, ASD Nest coach, and lower house Humanities chairperson, as well as a 12th grade advisor.
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Elaine E. McCann, 93, of Albany, passed away September 2, 2018. She worked for Guilderland schools in the cafeteria, where she was known as "Tab Lady."
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George H. Lape, 91, of Cobleskill, died Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Born April 22, 1927 in Richmondville, he was a longtime farmer, most recently making maple syrup after building his own sap house and running lines. For many years, George worked in the maintenance department at SUNY Cobleskill.
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Helen J. Kubinski passed away in Mt. Holly, NJ, August 28, 2018. Helen was employed by S.J. Groves as an office manager and the Schenectady School District as a teacher's aide, retiring in May 2017.
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Virginia K. MacArthur, 90, formerly of Pattersonville, NY, died Thursday, August 30, 2018. Born in Cementon, Pennsylvania, her teaching career took her from Egypt, Pennsylvania to Levittown, Pennsylvania and to Princeton, New Jersey.
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Clyde C. Varian, 86, of East Schodack passed away on August 30, 2018. Born in Albany he worked for the East Greenbush Central School District for 30 years before retiring as the head of maintenance.
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Clair A. Thornton, 77, of the Town of German Flatts, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Claire was employed for many years by the former MDS Corp., Herkimer and later as a Custodian for the Mohawk Central School District, retiring after 13 years of service.
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Betty Uline Engineri, 90, of Troy, died August 15, 2018. Betty taught grade school in the Troy School District and later was a reading specialist in the Waterford Halfmoon School District. She also tutored children in reading at her home.
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Robert "Bob" Paul Kosak, 77, of Nassau, passed away in the early morning of Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Bob was a United States Marine Corps Active Reservist. He worked for over 20 years for the New York City Board of Education. Bob served as both a counselor and special education teacher at St. John's Residence for Boys.
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Anita Calsolaro Cronin, 74, of Delmar, passed away on August 17, 2018. Anita worked for over 20 years with the Bethlehem Central School District retiring in 2005.
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Vincent E. Fadale, 89, of Halfmoon,  died Friday morning, August 17, 2018. Vince was in the Army from 1951-53. He taught at Kenmore Elementary school in Buffalo. Vince had a career in higher education at SUNY Cortland as their first assistant director of Counseling, coordinator of Veteran Affairs, and later, was part of the Counseling Center team that provided outplacement counseling for over 5,000 displaced workers.
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Robert "Bob" James Ullery, 90, of Medina, Ohio,  passed away on August 16, 2018. Robert served as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He served in a variety of roles as an Industrial Arts Teacher, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, and retired as a Supervisor of Industrial Arts Education at the NYS Education Department.
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Joseph M. Talar of Vallejo, Calif., 96, formerly of the Capital District, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Born in Albany on August 15, 1922, Joseph worked for his stepfather before being drafted in the Army in 1942. Joe was employed at Tobin Packing Company for many years and then worked at Cohoes High School until his retirement.
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Jane A. Somnitz, 78, formerly a resident of Melrose for over 50 years, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018. Born in Euclid, Ohio, she  retired from a dedicated career of over 30 years with the Hoosic Valley Central School district in Schaghticoke.
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Geraldine "Gerry" Kenzie Berglas, 89, of Clifton Park, passed away on Thursday August 23, 2018. She worked briefly for the Telephone Company and Department of Education before starting her almost 25 years at Voorheesville Elementary School as a kindergarten teacher.
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Sandra Bliss passed away Monday, August 27, 2018. Sandra served as an At-Large Director on the NYSUT Board of Directors from 1974-1998. After retiring with more than 40 years of service with the Frankfort-Schuyler school district, Sandra continued her union work by serving as the President of Retiree Council 12 and as a member of the NYSUT Retiree Advisory Committee.
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Mark J. DeLeva, 65, died Sunday, August 26, 2018. Mark worked at GE and Schenectady City Schools. He was a proud volunteer fireman at Mariaville Fire Department and an active member of the CSEA.
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Evelyn T. Mirault, born on June 22, 1930 in Schenectady, New York, passed away at 88 on July 24, 2018 in Miamisburg, Ohio. She was a teacher overseas for several years, then went to Lafayette School District in California where she taught for 40 years until her retirement.
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Patricia A. Gosch, 67, of Colonie, passed away on Saturday August 18, 2018. Pat started her career in the mailroom for New York Telephone. In 1996 she went to work part time at the South Colonie High School.
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Jane M. Wood, 61, of Clifton Park, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018. She was born on September 13, 1956 in Schenectady, NY. Jane had a long career as an elementary school teacher, working for the Bethlehem Central School District for 20 years at Glenmont Elementary School.
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 John D. Grady, 88, formerly of Niskayuna died on August 18, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-57. John started his teaching career at Hillside Elementary, in Niskayuna in 1963. He taught third and fifth grade, retiring in 1987. He was the track photographer at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, at the Fonda Speedway and at the Lebanon Valley Speedway. 
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Lyndon "Mike" Leonard, 70, of East Berne,  passed away August 18, 2018. He was born in Springfield, Mass. on January 26, 1948. Mike served in the USAF as a Blue Beret for four years during Vietnam. Mike was employed at Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD from 1974 until his retirement in 2004. 
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Eugenia "Jeanne" Ogonowski Rutherford, 98, of Menands, passed away August 10, 2018. Jeanne was a graduate of Russell Sage's first class of physical education teachers and attended her 75th reunion last year. Following graduation, Jeanne taught in Frankfort, Troy and Watervliet public schools.
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David Keim Teuten of Voorheesville died August 7, 2018. He was born in Oceanside, N.Y. on June 4, 1940. He worked for the State of New York. He retired in 2000 and became a substitute teacher soon after. 
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On July 26, 2018, Robert Nakamura of Westerlo passed away. He was born on April 23, 1945, in a Japanese internment camp in Tule Lake, Calif. and raised in West Los Angeles. When Bob began teaching at SUNY Albany, he and his wife moved to Westerlo, where they have lived for over 30 years. 
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Linda G. (Coons) Studdiford, 74, of DeFreestville, died on August 1, 2018. She taught music in public schools in Camden, N.Y. and Corinth.
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Nancy K. Kelly, 89, of Valatie, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Nancy, as a teenager, babysat for the FDR staff during World War II in Hyde Park, N.Y. She was a former kindergarten teacher at Ichabod Crane Central School District for over 20 years before working at the N.Y.S. Dept. of Taxation and Finance in Albany.
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Mary Jane Cioffi, 94, of Averill Park, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Mrs. Cioffi was a registered nurse at several Albany hospitals and for BOCES Manpower, where she taught nursing. After her retirement, she was a substitute nurse and teacher's aide at West Sand Lake Elementary School.
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Edward James "Ed" Britt, 86, of Castleton, died Friday, August 10, 2018. Born in Rockville Centre, N.Y. on March 1, 1932, Ed was a principal in the East Greenbush school district for 30 years, followed with a second career as an adjunct professor at The College of Saint Rose.
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Nancy A. Williams, 79, of Cohoes, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018. Nancy began her 34-year teaching career in 1961 in West Winfield, N.Y. Later she moved to Albany and taught second grade at Forest Park Elementary School in the South Colonie Central School District until her retirement.
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Margaret F. Holmgren, 89, of Slingerlands, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018. Born August 2, 1929, in Schenectady, she taught elementary school in the Bethlehem School District for over 30 years at the Elsmere and Hamagrael Schools.
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Nancy C. Glover of Clifton Park passed August 6, 2018. Born on November 29, 1948, in Potsdam, she was a devoted K-8 art teacher in the Wynantskill School District for over 30 years.
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James Beattie, 71, formerly of Valatie, passed away on July 25, 2018, in Dover, N.H. Jim worked as a high school math teacher at Ichabod Crane Central School for nearly 40 years. In addition to teaching advanced math classes, he also coached girls JV and Varsity basketball and girls Varsity tennis.
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*Charles Lang*
*October 11, 1927-January 7, 1995*
Mr. Lang served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Military Police. In 1952, he became a member of the faculty at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill. Later he started his career in Ilion. He taught Math, Science, and English. He was appointed Vice-Principal in 1964 and was appointed Principal in 1978. Mr. Lang retired in 1984 after working in education for 32 years. 
Posted Summer, 2018.
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Edwin D. Reilly Jr., 86, of Niskayuna, passed away August 1, 2018. He joined the State University of New York at Albany in 1965 as founder and the first chairman of its Computer Science Department. Dr. Reilly was emeritus professor of computer science at SUNY Albany, retiring in 1991.
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James Mark Fahey, 80, of Marietta, Georgia, died August 3, 2018. Mark had a long career as a teacher at Ilion High School for 32 years. In addition, he coached basketball in his early years.
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Nancy M. DiBlasi, 75, of Albany, went to Heaven on Monday, July 23, 2018. Born in Albany, she taught school in Albany, Long Island and finished her tenure in Harlem. Nancy was a master painter who specialized in the ancients.
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Farnam P. Caird, 79, of Poestenkill died Friday, August 3, 2018. Mr. Caird was employed as an industrial arts teacher for 30 years at Columbia High School in East Greenbush and later was a security guard for Samaritan Hospital for five years.
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Joseph S. Krzanik, 80, of New Baltimore, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Forrestal during the Korean War. He worked at Millbrook Bakery for 19 years and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District for 15 years before retiring.
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Elizabeth Ann "Bette" Faxon, 80, of Old Chatham, passed away August 2, 2018. She began teaching physical education in Catskill. From there, Bette moved on to a larger school, accepting a teaching and coaching position at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (RCS) where in 1976 she was named athletic director.
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Dino J. Cimino, 84, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, July 28, 2018. He began his 33 year long teaching tenure with the Shenendehowa School District and also taught in North Colonie and Mohonasen (Bradt and Pinewood Schools). He retired in 1989 from Mohonasen.
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Catherine "Cathy" M. Heagerty, 77, of University Park, Fla., passed away on Monday afternoon, July 23, 2018. She taught at Veeder Elementary School in the South Colonie Central School District for 35 years. She was a long-time teacher of third grade and very active in the South Colonie Teachers Association.
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Joseph A. "Joe" Fall, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018. He was a member of the Navy Seabees from 1955-1960. His teaching career started in 1963 at Averill Park Central Schools. He was then employed by Schenectady City Schools at Linton High School for the next 36 years, teaching various Business Education Courses. From 1975 to 1992, he was an adjunct instructor at Schenectady County Community College teaching Accounting, Business Math, Keyboarding and Word Processing.
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Enid Shirley Hutchinson (née Raine), age 83, of Niskayuna, entered into everlasting life on July 26, 2018. Born in Greater Manchester England on March 6th, 1935. Educated in Anglican schools, she came to America at age 18. She taught 4th grade at Thomas Edison School in Tonawanda, NY.
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Harriet Geraldine Black, 88, of Clifton Park, formerly of Lenox, Mass., passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. She taught Art in Schenectady and Niskayuna as well as in the Pittsfield, Mass. school systems.
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Adelaide (Addie) Johnson, 92,  of East Greenbush, passed away  July 15, 2018. She pursued a career as a teacher's aide with the East Greenbush Central Schools until her retirement.
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Lillian K. Orsini, 93, of Colonie, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Lil was a professor of library science at SUNY Albany for over 20 years. She retired as associate dean of the School of Library Science. 
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Mary Nolan Austin, 98, of Cambridge, died Sunday, July 22, 2018. Her teaching career began in a one room school house and spanned 50 years, impacting hundreds of Cambridge students.
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Betty O. McCanty, 95, of Saratoga Springs, NY, died July 12, 2018. Born in Buffalo, NY, she taught in Western New York and retired as reading co-ordinator at Ballston Spa High School in 1988.
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Norman M. Paul, 93, of Albany, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018. Born in Albany, he was an English teacher for the Mohonasen Central School District until 1959.
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Virginia Mae (Oliver) Ethington, 95, of Cherry Valley, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018. She served two years in the Nursing Cadet Corps during World War II. She spent the next 36 and a half years employed by Sharon Springs School District as the nurse, attendance officer and health teacher.
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Barbara J. Grasier, of Niskayuna, passed away July 11, 2018. Barbara worked at Niskayuna High School as a secretary, first in the English Department, and later in the Guidance Department. She later worked in the Schenectady School System as a secretary.
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Marijane Sileo, 73, of East Greenbush passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018. After raising her own children she served as the director of an afterschool program for 15 years in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Catherine Schoen Wallace, 93, of Saratoga Springs, died July 13, 2018. She taught reading at Shenendehowa Middle School for 10 years. During her time in Annapolis, MD, she was a devoted volunteer for Adult Literacy and GED programs.
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Mary Kathleen Roden-Tice, of Plattsburg, passed away on the morning of July 14, 2018. Born on November 8, 1952, Dr. Roden-Tice was a geology faculty member at SUNY Plattsburgh for 23 years. In 2013, she was awarded the SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Geology.
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Stella Thompson, of Rotterdam Junction, passed away July 17, 2018. Stella was born on September 5, 1924 in East Worcester, NY. She was employed by the General Electric Company and Woestina Elementary School in what is now the Schalmont Central School System.
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Ruth Edna Luippold (nee Breck), passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Albany at the age of 98. Born on February 29, 1920, in Buffalo, Ruth was a graduate of Buffalo State College and was a teacher dedicated to working with visually impaired students.
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Bruno Piccinini was 80 years old when he passed away in Albany Sunday, July 15, 2018. Originally from Rome, Italy, he moved to the Capital District in 1989 and retired from the SUNY Albany UPD, where he was awarded for exceptional service in 2002. 
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Thomas Ernest Bush, 86, entered into eternal life on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He served  in the US Navy during the Korean War, serving aboard the USS Newport News. Tom retired from the Ballston Spa School District as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds.
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Mary Bedzis, 87, of Amsterdam, passed away July 18, 2018. Mary was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada on December 20, 1930. She was employed for 25 years with the Greater Amsterdam School District, where she worked as a Secretary to the principals at Amsterdam High School.
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Joan Patricia Sanford (nee Stevenson), 88, of Schenectady, passed away June 12, 2018. From Baldwinsville to Dewitt to Syracuse to Scotia, NY, she taught children from K-grade 3. In the mid 1970's Joan was one of the founders of the Head Start Sumner Mobile Preschool Program in Syracuse.
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Robert M. "Punky" Phillips, 75, of Middle Grove, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018. Bob worked 19 years as a bus mechanic at Schalmont and retired as a NYSDOT bus inspector after another 17 years of service.
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Richard P. Smith, 73, of Niskayuna, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018. Born in Schenectady, Richard served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 through 1968 as a medical corpsman. After 24 years of New York State legislative service, he decided education was his true passion. He was a "regular" substitute teacher in the Guilderland School District for 11 years.
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Mary H. "Polly" Foster, 92, of East Greenbush died Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Polly was a reading teacher for over 25 years in the East Greenbush School system.
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Thomas Flood, 61, of Schenectady, died Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Vermont. He served as an English teacher in the Niskayuna Central School District for years until his 2014 retirement.
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Lisa M. Baum-Egnaczyk, 54, of Schenectady, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2018. Lisa was born on July 5, 1963, in Schenectady. She was a driver for both Schenectady and Mohonasen school districts, known affectionately as Mrs E. to all her students.
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Gioia Ottaviano, 94, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018. Gioia was born in Schenectady on January 12, 1924, and taught school and was a School Librarian in Schenectady Schools for 40 years. 
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Mildred Ann Buono, 82, of Rotterdam Junction, passed away Friday July 6, 2018. She taught Business Administration for many years at Amsterdam High School prior to her retirement. 
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Michael J. Angrisano, 79, of Sand Lake, died on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Mike was born and raised in North Greenbush and  joined the U.S. Navy, serving until 1959. He worked as a manager of a  Woolworth Department Store, as a bus driver for the Averill Park School District, and as a driver for the Crowley Milk Company.
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Edward N. Gifford died on July 4, 2018. Edward was born in Schenectady on April 6, 1924. He served in the Army in WWII in both Europe and the Pacific. After a short stint teaching in Rhinebeck, NY, he moved back to Schenectady and was President and chief searcher at Gifford Abstract Corporation, which he ran for 33 years.
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Betty Louise Nittinger of East Greenbush died July 3, 2018. She was 79. She taught for several years at Red Mill School in East Greenbush.
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Barbara H. Gearhardt, 85, of Guilderland, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Barbara was born in Troy and was a secretary at the Farnsworth Middle School, Guilderland, and at the Guilderland Central School District offices.
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Mina Jean Barry (nee Mooradian) of Naples, Fla., and Troy, N.Y. passed July 5, 2018, at 71. Mina taught in elementary grade schools for 40 years. She taught at St. Mary's School in Waterford and then moved to Sacred Heart School in Troy. Mina finished her teaching career in the East Greenbush school district. 
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Ryan Nicole Buzzo, 37, of Rotterdam, passed away on Thursday, June 28th, 2018. For 14 years, Ryan worked as an elementary school teacher with the Mohonasen Central School District.
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Mary Emmet Foster, 91, of Schenectady, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018.After college graduation, she was a member of the faculty at Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake Central School teaching English and Math. After 3 years, she left to raise her family.
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Richard E. LaBarge, 85, a longtime resident of Victory Mills, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Dick was a U.S. Navy veteran having served the call of his country from 1951-1955. He was a teacher for 25 years at the South Colonie School System. In the 1960's he and his partner opened the Black Shutters in Victory Mills, an antique store.
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Richard T. Lawler, 82, of Baldwinsville passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Richard was a Professor at SUNY Morrisville for 37 years retiring in 1994.
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James G. Wood, of Schenectady passed away on June 28, 2018. After teaching sixth grade at Barringer School in Rome, Jim started his career at New York State United Teachers in 1974 as an intern, then special assistant to the president then director of Field and Legal Services and retired in 2003, as executive director, with many awards.
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Germaine "Mimi" Graf, 95,  of Slingerlands, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018. During World War II, she worked as a messenger for the French Resistance and as the "Dear Abby" of the magazine, "Movie Stars." She taught French at Pearl River High School in the 1960's. Mimi later taught French at the Academy of the Holy Names from1999-2013, where she was known by all her students as "Madame." 
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Jim D. Levay, 84, of Slingerlands, died Thursday, June 28, 2018. He began teaching in California in 1955, and in the next 35 years he was a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent in California schools. In 1986, he retired from education and began working with people with disabilities through Living Resources. When he retired in 2012, he was the manager of the Employment Program.
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Mary Greene Hafler, 86, passed away on June 27, 2018. She was born in Binghamton, NY on November 8, 1931. Mary was a teacher at Dryden Central School for 26 years. 
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Joan "Mrs. K" Kreutziger, 85, of West Lebanon, passed away  June 30, 2018. Joan taught kindergarten and second grade for the New Lebanon Central School District for 30 years and was known as Mrs. K.
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Marilyn Anne (Perrault) Kos, 86, of Schenectady, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. She was a second and third grade teacher for the Mohonasen Central School District in Rotterdam for 38 years until her retirement in 1991.
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John C. Morley Sr., 60, of Waterford, died Sunday June 24, 2018. Born in Troy he has been employed for the last 11 years as a bus driver for the Shenendehowa Central School District. Prior to that he had been employed by Seton Health Systems.
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Florence (Fermo) O'Connor passed away June 22, 2018. She began teaching Art in Suffolk County, Long Island in 1951. Beginning in 1953, Florence taught Art for the South Colonie School District, until she became a Guidance Counselor in 1965, retiring in1986.
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Florence I. (Benedict) Palmer, 95, of Albany, passed away June 22, 2018. Born in Ontario, Canada. Florence moved to the United States when she was 16. For many years, she worked for the Albany City School District until her retirement.
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Patricia Babenis Hatalsky, 85, of Mechanicville, died Friday, June 22, 2018. Patty taught kindergarten in the Hoosic Valley and Stillwater Central School Districts for 31 years before retirement. 
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Russell L. Topping died on June 20, 2018 one week before his 83rd birthday. He taught English at South Colonie Central High School for 32 years and continued classroom substitute teaching and served as a School librarian. He was a member of the U. S. Army Reserves for many years and retired with the rank of Captain.
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Joan Therese (Nutting) Schleinitz, 90, of Albany, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. Joan retired from the Kingston City School District after many years as a teacher's aide for remedial reading.
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Carole Ann Stevens, 76, of Scotia, NY passed away on June 16, 2018. She taught Special Education in the Schenectady City School District for 34 years and played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Yates Arts and Education Magnet School.
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Bernard K. Allanson, 82, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Wasp (CVS-18). His very favorite retirement activity was driving a school bus for the Niskayuna School District.
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Dorothy G. Peck passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018. She was born in Schenectady on June 29, 1919. She taught grade school for 32 years retiring from Draper School District in Rotterdam, which became part of the Mohonasen Central School District.
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Cheryl A. Smith, 66, of Latham, passed away June 20, 2018. She was a teacher at Holy Spirit School for four years, a math teacher at Cohoes Middle School for five years, a reading specialist at Abraham Lansing Elementary School for twenty-five years, and a certified National Wilson Reading System Trainer for over ten years.
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James Thomas Bongo, 68 died, May 26, 2018, in Greenville, N.C. He taught at several schools around New York State, but was the longtime head football coach at Troy High School in Troy, where he was also an administrator.
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Patricia Ann Guarnieri, 77, of Saratoga Springs, passed away June 2, 2018. She worked as a teacher for many years at St. Mary's School in Ballston Spa and as a substitute at Saratoga Central Catholic School in Saratoga Springs. She taught psychology at Russell Sage College, SUNY Albany, Skidmore College, and SUNY Empire State College.
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Ann Daley Bradley, 86, of Troy, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018. After raising her family, she returned to the workforce in 1980 and was employed at H.V.C.C. for over 20 years.
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Lanesboro, MA. - MaryAnne Schiermeyer, 60, formerly of Averill Park, NY died Saturday June 9, 2018. She had been an assistant coach at HVCC.
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Angela Rose (Testo) Pouchak, 91, of Cohoes, died on Friday, June 8, 2018. She was employed at F. Jacobson & Sons, Inc. for 17 years, as a seamstress, and by the Cohoes School District as a cafeteria worker from 1981 until 1997.
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Dennae Marie Manico Hughes, 45, of Brunswick, died Saturday, June 9, 2018. A lifelong resident of Brunswick, Dennae was an educator teaching ninth and tenth grade history at Mohonasen High School for 15 years.
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Martha S. Knuth, 96, of Ballston Spa, passed away on May 24, 2018. Her teaching career spanned 40 years from Michigan to Ballston Spa to Skidmore. 
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Jeane H. Waldron, 73, of Schenectady, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018. She worked for Macy's department store from 1990-2011 and also for Capital Region BOCES from 2001-2018, before retiring.
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Marie H. (Luft) Young, 97, of Guilderland, died Saturday, June 9, 2018. She was a tax-collector for the Schoharie Central School District. She spent many years as a school secretary in Schoharie Central High School and later in the elementary school.
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Marjorie Joan Anderson O'Brien, 89, of Albany, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Joan was born in New York City, lived in Queens Village, and moved to Guilderland in 1966. She worked for the Guilderland Central School District for many years. 
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Barbara Ann Cassella, 75, of Clifton Park died Tuesday June 12, 2018. Barbara was employed at Shaker High School for five years before retiring 16 years ago. Prior to that she had taught at C.C.H.S., St. Augustine's School in Lansingburgh and Averill Park Middle School. She was a member of NYSUT.
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Warren Edward Stoker, 79, of Delmar, entered into eternal life on May 4, 2018. He began teaching in Long Island before finding a place at Bethlehem Central Middle School, where he taught social studies and English to seventh and eighth graders for thirty years.
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William Cooper Waterhouse, 95, of Guilderland, passed away on June 8, 2018. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. William was a high school history teacher, baseball and basketball coach and principal, working for Coxsackie-Athens, Waterford-Halfmoon and Hoosick Falls Schools, until his retirement in 1979.
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Susan A. Walsh Marcil, 70, of Cohoes passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. She retired from the Cohoes School District after 26 years as a special education teacher's aide at Abram Lansing School.
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Austin R. Salmon, 84, of Glenville died Saturday, June 9, 2018. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1962. Austin had a rewarding career at Mohonasen High School in Rotterdam as an industrial arts teacher.
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Jean E. Furbeck, 92, of Duanesburg, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Jean worked for the Draper School System as an educational secretary to the superintendent for over 37 years before her retirement in 1981.
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Deborah E. Boniewski, 67, passed away on June 1, 2018. She was employed by GE for 17 years, then as an aide at Pinewood Elementary School in Rotterdam for 21 years until retirement.
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Carol W. Wallace, 77, of Catskill passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Carol was a PE teacher for the Catskill Central School District. She started out as a caseworker for the Greene County Department of Social Services in 1975, retiring as Commissioner in 2003.
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Dr. Fumiko Shido, 87, died Friday, June 1, 2018. In the early1970's she joined the Department of Geological Studies at SUNY Albany. Upon her retirement from the university, Fumiko enrolled in the nursing program at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, where she received her RN degree.
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Ida M. Carlson Blair, 84, of Troy died Friday, June 1, 2018.  She was a crossing guard in Sycaway for Troy Schools, retiring in 2013.
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Margaret E. "Peggy" McGrath, 66, of Slingerlands, passed away May 27, 2018. She worked as a preschool music teacher for many years before becoming a teacher's aide for children with special needs at St. Anne Institute and Bethlehem Central Middle School.
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Orlando Joseph "Lon" Pallozzi, 92, a longtime Waterford resident, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Lon enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II immediately following his eighteenth birthday. Lon taught English and French and eventually served as a guidance counselor at his alma mater in Waterford for 32 years before retiring in 1986. From 1986 to 1989 he was a guidance counselor at Catholic Central High School.
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William Pickett McClary, 93, of Burnt Hills and Rexford, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. His first profession was as a teacher and principal of Sauquoit Valley Central High School until 1965. He helped school districts pioneer the use of GE computers to assist in education until his retirement from Empire State College in 2016.
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Arlene W. Adams, 89, of Charlton,  died May 10, 2018. Arlene worked as a teacher in the LPN and CNA programs for BOCES and as a substitute school nurse in the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Schools.
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Shirley Magilton, of Guilderland, passed away Saturday morning, May 26, 2018. Born on December 8, 1929, in Schenectady, Shirley worked for the Guilderland School District lunch program in various positions from 1963 through 1986.
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Ann B. Abdalla, 86, of Saratoga Springs, died Friday, May 18, 2018. She was a lifelong teacher, specializing in physical education and special education. She taught many years in Whitehall, NY and 31 years in Saratoga Spring.
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Michael Armando Parente, 58, of Troy, died May 18, 2018. He graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 1979 with an associates degree in accounting. He began working for Cohoes City School District in 2014.
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Anthony (Tony) Francis Scarano of Saratoga Springs passed away May 18, 2018. He was a social studies teacher for over 30 years at Saratoga Springs High School. He was also a coach for the Saratoga Springs High School Softball team.
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Elora Mudgette, 93, formerly of Scotia and Zephyr Hills, FL, passed away May 19, 2018, in Rotterdam Junction. For 20 years she drove a school bus for the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District, retiring in the mid-eighties.
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Anna Burnett, of Quaker St., NY, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, three days after celebrating her 97th birthday. Prior to working a Gibby's Diner, Anna worked for many years, and was an integral part of Duanesburg Central Schools, where she was known as "Miz". 
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Anthony Mario Sano, 67, of Clifton Park, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018. Born in Albany on April 24, 1951, he was a professor of music at Schenectady County Community College for many years, and former president of the college faculty.
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Carol Petersen, 86, of Scotia, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018. She worked for the Scotia-Glenville Schools for 10 years, Trustco Bank for 23 years and after retiring, she worked for AARP.
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Corinne R. Carlson, 95, of Glenmont died Sunday, May 27, 2018. Born and raised in Buffalo, she began her 30 year teaching career in Western New York. Moving to the Albany area in 1948, Corinne continued teaching in Rensselaer County school systems.
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Gloria Kofsky Kahn, 87 of Marlborough, Mass., longtime Schenectady, N.Y. resident, died on Saturday morning, May 26, 2018. Gloria was a graduate of Buffalo State Teachers College, and had been employed as a school teacher for the Schenectady Public Schools.
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On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Donna E. Barosso, 75, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away. Donna taught high school biology at Maple Hill High School in the Schodack Central School District for 24 years. Prior to that, she did lab work at Sterling Winthrop in Rensselaer.
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Anne Mary Jensen of Rensselaer passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the age of 72. Anne was employed by Questar BOCES for over 30 years as a teacher's aide for the hearing impaired. 
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Mary T. Holton, 92, of Watervliet, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. After teaching briefly at Laurens Central School and the central school in Hillsdale, she became the secretary to the Watervliet Superintendent of Schools.
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Janis Donofrio of Princetown, NY passed away May 19, 2018. Jan worked at the Schalmont School District for 33 years. Upon retirement, she was a volunteer with Hospice.
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Rosemarie Long Nardacci, of Rensselaer,  passed away on May 19, 2018. Born on December 24, 1936, in Albany, she was a telephone operator for AT&T and after her retirement she went to work at Red Mill School in East Greenbush in the cafeteria.
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Richard E. Wettlaufer, 87, of Malta, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He served in the US Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. Richard taught art in the Stimson Middle School in South Huntington, Long Island for 30 years, retiring in 1986.
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Theresa M. Jachym, 93, of Charlton, passed away May 20, 2018. When her children were old enough she became the secretary for the guidance office at BH-BL Central Schools.
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Christine Earley-Nadler, 67, of Loudonville, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018. She spent the last 30 plus years at Excelsior College, leading multiple departments through the years including Financial Aid, Enrollment Management and Students with Disabilities.
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Glenda Ann Perkins was born on November 11, 1953 in Galveston, Texas and passed away on May 18, 2018 after being shot at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. She was a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School — which meant, in a way, that she was everybody’s teacher.
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Cynthia Marie Tisdale, 63, of Dickinson, TX passed away on May 18, 2018, after being shot at Santa Fe (Texas) High School. She worked as a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School working with special needs kids.
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Jennifer (Jen) Williamson, 51, a dedicated teacher in the Paramus Public School system, passed away May 17, 2018 on a school field trip in a school bus - dump truck collision.
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James W. Manzer, 84, of Ballston Spa, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked as a maintenance worker, as well as a bus driver for the Ballston Spa Central School District.
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Marlene (Cooper) Andress, age 85, of Burnt Hills, died on Saturday, May 12, 2018. During her life she worked as a Physical Therapist for G.E., an Elementary school teacher for Schenectady City Schools, and a house mother for the Charlton Girls School.
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Ruth Deyo Munsell, 94, of Albany, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Ruth worked for the State University of New York's University-wide Programs in the Arts and prior to that for the N.Y.S. Legislative Index.
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Roberta J. Toma, 85, of Cohoes, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2018. After teaching elementary school in Cohoes, Roberta was a professor of elementary education at SUNY Oneonta until her retirement in 1996.
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Rosemarie L. Manory, 84, of Albany, passed into eternal life on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  Rosemarie taught secondary social studies at the Fonda-Fultonville Central School, Troy High School. Hudson Valley Community College, and the College of Saint Rose where she taught European and New York State History.
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Grant Van Patten, 92, passed away May 9, 2018. During World War II he served in the Special Services Unit of the United States Marine Corps. In 1968, he became Director of the Educational Communications Center at the State University of New York at Albany, and later worked as a consultant with the State University of New York's educational television network.
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Lynn Margaret DeLuke, 63, of Gloversville, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018. She was born May 1, 1955 in Schenectady and was employed as a teacher by NYS Division for Youth at Tryon School for Boys and Girls for 34 years.
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David Dalpe of Schaghticoke  passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018. He was 55. Dave worked in the maintenance department at Shenendehowa Central Schools.
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Rocco J. Mariotti, 78, of Saratoga Springs, NY, passed away Friday May 4, 2018. Mr. Mariotti was a decorated officer and detective for the New York City Police Department for over 26 years, retiring in 1987. He later worked as a bus driver for both the Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa School Districts.
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Varian "Val" Aileen Senick, 83, of Watervliet, died Sunday, May 6, 2018. Varian was a recreational aid for the Lansingburgh School District for 27 years and manager of the Colonial Restaurant in Lansingburgh for 15 years.
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Babette "Betty" Nieckarz, 98, of Clifton Park, died on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. She was born on Dec. 26, 1919 in Yonkers, NY. She had been cafeteria worker for the Shenendehowa Central School system for a number of years.
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William F. “Bill” Sajler, 80, of Clifton Park, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. Bill worked for Marine Midland and worked in real estate and property management. Upon retirement he worked for the Shenendehowa School District in the Maintenance Department.
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Warren Roberts, 85, was run over and killed as he was walking near his retirement home in Longboat Key, Florida, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Warren began teaching at UAlbany in 1963, specialized in 18th century French history but after moving to Albany became fascinated with the city’s past and its architectural treasures.
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Margaret Nedaline Harris Schuhle, 95, of Cohoes, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Margaret taught elementary school in Germantown and on Long Island before teaching at Lanesborough (Massachusetts) Elementary School for 23 years.
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Julie Ann Tanner, 64, of Niskayuna, passed away Friday April 20, 2018. Born in Schenectady, NY on June 23, 1953; Julie worked for many years as a paraprofessional at Schenectady City Schools.
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Nancy L. Bibeau, 73, of Rotterdam, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018. She worked in many clerical capacities throughout the capital district, from Albany Medical Center to the Mohonasen School District and later working for over 25 years as office manager for the Boy Scouts of America.
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Frank H. Lamb Jr., 92, passed away on Good Friday, March 30th, 2018. Frank served in the Army Air Corp, during World War II and in the U.S. Naval Reserve, during the Korean Conflict. Most of his teaching career was spent with the Niskayuna Central School District, retiring in 1984.
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Ruth Hahn, 101, of Clifton Park, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018. She was born in Queens, New York. She taught school in PS 58 and PS 63 in Queens, New York. Her focus was working with special needs children.
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Marjorie E. Smith, 94, died in March, 2018 in Glenville, NY. She began her career as an Elementary School teacher in Beaverkill and Cooperstown before taking an Assistant Professorship at the Bugbee School at SUNY Oneonta. Later, she taught Kindergarten for seventeen years at Shenendehowa CSD. 
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Ulrich H. Czapski, 92, died April 12, 2018, at his home near Voorheesville. In 1965, he accepted a position in the Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at SUNY Albany, where he was a professor for thirty years.
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Marilyn Willetts Elgie, 83, of Rexford, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Born and raised in Troy, she was a reading teacher for the George Washington School in Brunswick for 33 years, retiring in 1996.
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Florence Chase Rentz, 94, of Burnt Hills, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018. In her early married years, Flo taught at Albany City Schools and Ithaca Public Schools, and later spent nearly 25 years as a kindergarten teacher at Charlton Heights and Stevens Elementary schools in the BH-BL School District.
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Cecil Markowitz Goldstein, of Delray Beach, Fla., passed away at age 86, on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Cecil taught math and science to fifth and sixth graders at PS 19 in Albany until her retirement in 1989.
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Thomas H. Mickle, 85, of Canajoharie, New York, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. Mr. Mickle was a teacher in Oneonta, Principal and Superintendent of Middleburgh, and served as Superintendent of Canajoharie Schools, retiring in 1988. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War from 1952-54.
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Nancy Elizabeth Phillips, 85, of Schenectady, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. She had a long career as an elementary school Remedial Reading teacher in the Schenectady Public School District for nearly 30 years. She had previously taught in Danville, PA and Denver, CO.
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Marjorie G. McSwain, 99, of Rotterdam, NY, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. Born on July 23, 1918 in Gilboa, NY, Marjorie worked as a teacher in a one room school house in Cobleskill, NY until getting married and becoming a homemaker.
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Patricia Folmsbee, 72, of Rensselaer died Wednesday, April 25, 2018. She was an aide for Van Rensselaer Elementary School for many years before retiring.
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Jacquelin M. Shields, 85, of Castleton, passed on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Born in Oneonta, N.Y.,  after she moved to Castleton, went to work for the Schodack School District.
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Mary Domenica Gallitelli, 88, of Menands, died Saturday evening, April 21, 2018. She was an elementary school teacher for over 40 years, teaching in the Cambridge, Hoosick Falls, Guilderland and Menands School Districts.
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Joseph A. "Coach" Purello, 95, of East Greenbush, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. Joe was a decorated World War II veteran who flew 32 missions including D-Day aboard a B-17 "Flying Fortress" as a radioman and gunner. Joe began his career at Albany High School as a coach before moving across town to Philip Schuyler as both coach and teacher. In 1967 he became coach and director of Athletics at Hudson Valley Community College, retiring in 1986.
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Paul Douglas Whitbeck, 73, of Delmar,  passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Paul spent most of his career employed by the Albany City School District as a music teacher where he enjoyed introducing young students to band.
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Dr. Arthur William Pelton Sr., 85, of Sand Lake, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018. He taught as a substitute teacher for the City of Troy, Brunswick, Berlin and BOCES schools. Arthur served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
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Robert Hill, 91, passed away in Viera, FL on April 5, 2018. In 1944 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he served until 1946. After teaching two years in Troy, NY he became one of the original faculty of the Shenendehowa Central School District, founding the soccer program at Shenendehowa.
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Shirley Jennings Thomas, 96, of Glenville, passed away April 13, 2018. She taught high school English and ran the library in Glenfield, NY, before moving on to Hoosick Falls High School. 
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Howard Roger Bartholomew, 74, of Middleburgh, died on Tuesday evening, April 17, 2018. Starting in 1967 he worked at Schoharie Central School, teaching U.S. History. After 20 years of teaching, Howard 'retired' in 1987 and switched roles to become a self-employed cabinet maker.
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Virginia Rose (Belmont) Myers, 92, of Albany, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. After college she moved to the Albany area and worked for the Albany City School District for many years and later retired from the Albany County Dept. of Aging.
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Susan G. Keeler, 66, of Vischer Ferry, passed Sunday, April 22, 2018. She had a career of 31 years in the Shenendehowa School District beginning as cook manager at Okte and later moved to be a special education aide at Shatekon.
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Raymond J. Burnside Jr., 70, of Albany,  passed away April 17, 2018. Ray's teaching career spanned 34 years in elementary school assignments, including Giffen Memorial Elementary School and Philip Schuyler Elementary School, where he taught classes in special education for many years. He also worked as a consultant teacher in special education, and traveled daily to a number of private schools in the Capital District.
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Eleanor "Pat" P. Lattimer of Pittsford, N.Y. passed away on April 18, 2018, at the age of 100. Eleanor had a long career as a high school librarian in Gilboa Central School, New Hartford Central School and South Colonie Central School, from where she retired.
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Brian Fisher, born in Niskayuna, passed away April 12, 2018, at the age of 59. Brian was employed by the Niskayuna School District for 39 years.
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With much sadness we announce the death of Ruth (Sochin) Family, 94, in Storrs, CT on April 8, 2018.  Ruth taught English and Latin in Schenectady at Mont Pleasant High School and Central Park Junior High School.
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Robert ("Bob") Rocco Giammatteo, 86, of East Greenbush, New York died Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Bob served in the Army for two years as an intelligence officer, stationed in Austria and Italy. He served for many years as the Director of Guidance and Counseling in the East Greenbush Central School District, at Columbia High School.
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Mr. Leslie Bryan, 63,  of Albany passed away March 10, 2018. He trained as a computer technician and worked for many years at I.B.M. in Pougkeepsie. Leslie later worked as a team member at Price Choppers grocers and devoted his spare time as a local school bus driver.
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Russell A. Young, 96, of Burnt Hills, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Russell served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. Upon returning from deployment, he worked as a trucker, mailman, boat salesman, school bus driver, and custodian.
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Dana J. Richardson, 65, of Saratoga Springs, died Saturday April 7, 2018. Dana had a career as an educator, teaching in Mont Pleasant High School in Schenectady for a number of years. Dana was a U.S. Army veteran, serving at Fort Devans, Va.
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Carol A. Rigney, 72, of Troy, passed away April 15, 2018. She worked as a teacher's aide at Cohoes Middle School in the mid-1980's before working for the former Garden Way in Troy, and finally working for Rensselaer County.
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J. Patrick McCarthy, 85, of Clifton Park, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. He had a teaching career at C.B.A. and at Lansingburg High School in Troy, where he later retired.
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Dorothy (Koshgarian) Mikhitarian, 81, of Loudonville, passed away March 29, 2018. She was a long-time resident of Latham and Loudonville. She taught business classes at Lansingburgh High School for five years.
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Nancy C. Mackey, 82, of Delmar, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018. She taught French and Spanish in the Bethlehem Central School district for over 20 years.
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Shirley Richards Sargent, 97, of Delmar, died on April 5, 2018. Shirley became a teacher in Bedford Hills, New York from 1941 to 1945, and later was employed by the New York State Education Department until 1979, when she retired.
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Dawn Chase Engel, of Ballston Lake, was born June 19, 1931and died Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Dawn worked as a secretary for Hendrick Hudson High School from 1950-1954 and the Van Cortlandtville Elementary School from 1965 to 1986, when she retired.
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Patricia Carroll Curry Burdick, of Delmar, passed away on April 2, 2018. As Pat's children got older, she worked substitute teaching for the Bethlehem School District, worked as a medical secretary and was an election poll worker.
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Gerald W. "Jerry" Parker, 74, of Clifton Park passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. Commissioned in the US Army from Siena College, he left with the rank of Captain. Jerry retired from SUNY Albany as Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs.
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Keith Mallery, 86, of Sharon Springs, New York died Tuesday April 10, 2018. After being discharged from the 82nd Airborne division of the US Army, Keith worked as a barber and retired from the Sharon Springs School in 1992 after 37 years of service as a bus driver.
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Michele A. Wink, of Oswego, NY, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2018. Mrs. Wink was a graduate of Ithaca College, and was the Certified Athletic Trainer for The Oswego City School District.
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Ronald Alan Federici, 69, of Waterford passed on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Born in Troy, he participated in ROTC at Siena College and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Company. He taught social studies at the high school level at Waterford-Halfmoon for over 33 years; as well as being an active member of the Waterford Teacher's Association.
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William Russell Baker Jr. passed away on 27 March 2018 at age 74. In 1968, Bill began teaching English and Film Studies at Schalmont High School in the Schenectady area. Bill relocated to Ogunquit, Maine in 1998, where he worked as an Ed Tech in the York Public Schools until retirement in 2012.
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Mary Shirley Currier, of Nassau, died on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Shirley was born in Worchester, Mass. on December 29, 1921. She was employed by the East Greenbush Central School District for 36 years as transportation secretary.
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Sharon Pauline Crawford, 55, passed away on April 3, 2018. She was a substitute teacher for BOCES and also in the Schenectady City School District.
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John "Red" Parkinson, 89, of Petersburgh, N.Y., died April 7, 2018. He was born November 27, 1928, and was the last surviving member of Frozen Chosin Reservoir weapons company 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines and the first Marine division 1950-1952. He drove for the Berlin Central School District for ten years and retired at the young age of 80.
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Walter Leon Pryne, 89, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. Born on May 21, 1928 in Utica, he was a Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Midway from 1946-1951. He became a department chairman and teacher of the Industrial Arts Department at Scotia High School, while also teaching driver ed, retiring in 1988 after 34 years of service.
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Edward William Patka, 71, of Rotterdam, passed away Tuesday, April 3 2018. Ed worked in the Schenectady City School District at Hamilton Elementary for 32 years, where he taught fourth and sixth grade, and then later Remedial Math. Ed had served in the U.S. Army in Japan and Korea and was discharged in 1974.
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Florence Dynski, of Rochester,  passed peacefully on April 4, 2018. She was born August 26, 1921and taught in the Rochester City School District.
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Nancy C. Mackey, of Delmar,  passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Nancy was born on January 22, 1936, in New Haven, Conn. She taught French and Spanish in the Bethlehem Central School district for over 20 years.
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Veronica Foy "Ronnie" Rogers, 67, of Slingerlands, passed away on April 5, 2018. Mrs. Rogers retired from Albany High School. "Ms. Foy" taught English and computer applications for 32 years.
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Mary (Wallingford) Vanderwarker, 85, of Albany,  passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Mary started her 30-plus year teaching career in Newton, Mass. and taught primary school and kindergarten in the Albany Public School district for many years.
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Daniel D. Boone, 75, of Granville, NY, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. Dan began his teaching career at the West Rutland, VT school district before taking a position with Argyle Central School in 1969 as a history teacher, retiring after 37 years. He also served as an adjunct professor at Adirondack Community College. Dan was a proud union activist in New York State United Teachers (NYSUT).
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Evelyn L. Hoffman, 94, of Averill Park, died on Saturday March 31, 2018. She had at one time done seamstress work at the Ford Mills in Waterford and later worked as a cafeteria cashier for the Averill Park School District. 
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Richard "Dick" Quinn, of The Villages, Fla., died April 2, 2018, in New Haven, Conn. He spent the majority of his working career teaching middle/high school mathematics at Waterford-Halfmoon School; teaching a total of over 30 years.
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Julia E. Stark, 82, of West Sand Lake, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Born in Hoosick Falls, she worked for Marshall Ray Inc. in Troy and was a teacher assistant for the Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene BOCES.
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Patricia L. Feulner, 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. "Trish" was born in Schenectady, NY on May 22, 1935. Trish worked for the Ballston Spa School District for over 25 years. 
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Lois N. "Terry" Aldrich, 94, of Glenville, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018. In 1948, she began teaching mechanical drawing in the Waverly School District and did so until 1951.
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Barbara Denise Harris was born on July 26, 1952,  and died March 22, 2018. Barbara's taught art more than 30 years at Schalmont Schools.
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Miriam Newell Biskin, of Riverdale, NJ, died Monday, April 2, 2018, at the age of 98. She taught at Cohoes High School for 37 years and served as chair of the English department for many years.
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Carl Danna, of Saratoga Springs, died on March 26, 2018. Carl was born in Brooklyn on February 25, 1930. He was a military veteran, lifelong educator and entertainer with over 30 years in the classroom and 50-plus years on stage.
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Phyllis G. Kershaw, 76, of Castleton, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Phyllis was a teacher in N.Y.C. and in East Greenbush Central Schools, East Greenbush, for over 44 years before retiring. 
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Joan Foss Copeland Benson, born June 24, 1944, of Altamont, died Friday, March 30, 2018. Joan started her teaching career as a fourth grade teacher at Lakeshore Elementary School in North Syracuse. Joan was a full time mother for seven years and then returned to teaching for 16 years as a second grade teacher in the Duanesburg Central School district, retiring in 2002.
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Marion "Mary" Spiak Reynolds, 93, of Amenia, NY, died Friday, March 23, 2018. While teaching, she attended SUNY New Paltz for her masters. She taught multiple generations of students in the Webutuck School District in Amenia, for over 35 years.
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Johan van Hulst (<< link), a Dutch schoolteacher who saved hundreds of Jewish children during the Holocaust, died at 107 on March 22, 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Lena Capuano, 90, of Altamont, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2018. Born in Saranac Lake on January 17, 1928, Lena earned her bachelor's degree at the N.Y.S. Teachers College in Albany. She went on to teach at Ausable Forks.
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Elisa Alosco Vickers, 57, of Sand Lake,  passed away Monday, March 19, 2018. Artist, teacher and athlete, Elisa is sorely missed by the Sand Creek Middle School community in South Colonie.
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Marjorie Beams Scale, 92, of Albany, entered eternal life on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Born in Schenevus, N.Y.,  Marjorie worked for 33 years for the Albany City School District, retiring in 1988 as executive secretary to the superintendent and clerk of the Board of Education.
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Anna K. (Spock) Scalzo, 94, of Ravena, passed away March 24, 2018. Mrs. Scalzo attended Russell Sage College where she received her school nurse teacher certification. She spent the majority of her nursing profession working at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany and retired from Albany County in 1984.
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Natalie Jane (Richardson) Darrone, 90, of Delmar, received her angel wings on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Born in Pikeville, N.Y. on Mother's Day, May 8, 1927, she was a mathematics teacher at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar. She retired in 1986.
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Jeffrey Michael Laing died on March 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, N.M. Jeff was born on October 15, 1948, and was raised in Troy. Jeff began teaching in 1972 in Schenectady.  He moved to Santa Fe in 1982, where he taught at a number of high schools and colleges in central and northern New Mexico.
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Harold James "Jim" Shaw, 80, of St. Johnsville, NY, passed away on Monday morning, March 19, 2018. He served with the United States Army from 1960 until 1962. He taught the children of Fort Plain Central School for over thirty years as their music teacher.
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Josephine G. Palmerino, 85, of Schenectady, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018. While her kids were growing up, she worked part time at Pinewood Elementary School as a cafeteria assistant. Later, Josephine was a bus driver for the Mohonasen Central School District.
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Dante A. Calogero, 92, of Albany, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018. Dante was born in Albany on August 8, 1925, and retired from the Albany City School District.
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Joseph J. Blasen, 60, of Albany, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018. Born on March 15, 1958, in Albany,  Joe worked for 30 years at SUNY Central Administration as a computer operator.
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Robert L. Paliwodzinski, 77, of Clifton Park, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Bob started his career as a secondary education math teacher and coached high school football in Fairport, N.Y. He then worked for NYSUT in labor relations and eventually as the executive director for the National Education Association (NEA) in Albany.
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Helen D. Nightingale, 87, of Latham, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018. Helen was a school teacher employed with the Menands School District in Menands for many years prior to her retirement.
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A. Thomas Falzarano, 93, of Cobleskill, NY, passed away March 8, 2018. He worked for a period of time at SUNY Cobleskill and retired from the Cobleskill Central School District in 1989, as a school bus driver.
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G. Albert Finke of Victor died January 10, 2018. He was born in Schenectady in 1928. Mr. Finke served as a patrol plane commander and squadron administrative officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He taught business education at Albany High School for eighteen years.
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Antoinette "Ann" C. Wickes, 79, of Stillwater, passed away Friday, March 16, 2018. She was a homemaker who often watched kids at her home and also worked part time in the Admissions Office at SUNY Albany.
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Beverly (Bradt) Ross, 73, of Keene, NH, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018. She worked as a secretary to the Dean of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California and as an administrative assistant at the Schenectady Community College.
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Jacqueline C. (Jackie) Morrisey, formerly of Ballston Spa, passed away on March 17, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, NY at the age of 81. She was born in Ticonderoga, NY and was employed by the Ballston Spa Central School District as a Teaching Assistant for 25 years.
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Theresa A. Broderick, 53, of Lansingburgh, entered into eternal life Thursday, March 15, 2018. Theresa was employed as executive secretary to the superintendent and clerk to the Board of Education at the Lansingburgh Central School District for the past 35 years.
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Helen "Tiny" Hughes, 69, of Castleton passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018. After high school, Helen worked for the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services, in the accounting department at Cluett, Peabody, and at Questar III BOCES.
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Thelma P. Turner, 90, passed away March 1, 2018 in Stamford, NY.  Thelma served as an Associate Professor at SUNY Cobleskill, teaching College Composition and American Literature. Before teaching at the college level, Thelma taught 8th grade English and Social Studies for Cobleskill Central School and at Sharon Springs Central School.
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Lillian June Bosley, 90, died Monday, March 5, 2018. Lillian taught business education at the former Linton High School in Schenectady for many years.
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Joyce Vowels-Cotten passed on March 2, 2018, at the age of 69, in Albany. She was born in Tallahassee, Fla. Joyce had a long career as an educator in both the Utica and Albany public school systems.
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On March 14, 2018, We Vow:
As We Remember The Parkland 17.
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Elaine Barbara Finke, 75, of East Greenbush, passed into eternal life on Sunday March 4, 2018. She was a housewife and mother until starting a second career as a school bus driver for Questar BOCES, retiring in 2002 after 25 years of service. 
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Barbara Rosemarie Russell, 78, of Glenville, passed away March 3, 2018. She worked as a lunch aide for the Mohonasen School District for several years.
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Mary Anne Heffernan, of Albany,  passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She became an English teacher in the Albany area, retiring from Albany High School.
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Vincent S. Paone, 58, of Schenectady, passed away Monday March 5, 2018. Educated in Schenectady Schools Vince went on to work for the Schenectady City School District for 36 years retiring in 2016.
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William Charlson, 88, of Clifton Park, died March 3, 2018. Bill was born in Buffalo and was a Korean War veteran, serving four years in the Navy Reserves and two years active duty as a yeoman. He taught business courses at Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY colleges at Albany and Cobleskill.
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 Joan I. Brown, 81, of West Sand Lake, longtime kindergarten teacher, died on Friday, March 2, 2018. Born in North Adams, Mass. and raised in Florida, Mass., Joan began her teaching career at Castleton- on-Hudson and then the Averill Park Schools, until her retirement in 1992.
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Hubert McNamara "Hugh" Williams, 85, of Willsboro, NY, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Born in Albany, he was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War era. Mr. Williams taught fourth and fifth grades in the Schenectady and Bethlehem School Districts from 1962 until his retirement in 1995.
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Irene Sorell McCool, 71, of Gainesville, Fla., passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018. A graduate of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, Irene worked for many years as a secretary and a substitute teacher for the School District of Palm Beach County in Florida.
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Gail M. Carson, 73, of Mechanicville, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Born in Montreal, Canada on April 16, 1944, Gail last worked as a cafeteria aide for the Stillwater Central School District for 15 years.
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Dorothy Bursik, 98, formerly of Eagle Mills, passed away on February 25, 2018. Dot worked at the Brittonkill Central School library and was a long-term volunteer at the Brunswick Community Library. She later worked in the library at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Rita Star, 87, of Ma'ale Adumim Israel, formerly of Schenectady, NY, passed away on February 27, 2018. She pursued her nursing career at  Sunnyview, St. Clare's, RPI, Daughters of Sarah and as a nursing instructor at the BOCES LPN program.
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Warren Martin Bollinger, 53, of Guilderland, passed away February 26th, 2018. For the last 20 years, Warren was a teacher at Guilderland High School where he taught mathematics and computer science. He was the girls' volleyball coach for many seasons.
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Elizabeth K. Austin, 94, of Ballston Spa, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018. She worked for Bishop Gibbons High School and retired from the Ballston Spa Central Schools. In the 1940's and 50's Betty was a vocalist with several area big bands.
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Helky Y. Frangella, 93, of Coeymans, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018. She moved to Coeymans after graduating from Cortland State Teachers College to teach physical education in the Ravena-Coeymans School District.
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Donald John Roll passed February 24, 2018 at the age of 80 in Acworth, Georgia. He served as an electronics warfare officer on B-52s and eventually as commander of the Schenectady Communications Flight at Stratton Air National Guard Base. For most of his career, though, he was an industrial arts teacher at Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake Central School.
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Julie Marie DeMarco, 48, of Andover, Mass., passed away on February 20, 2018.  Julie was born in Troy on September 23, 1969. She was a long time special education teacher in the North Andover public school system.
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Ruth Pfaffenbach Warner, 91, of Greenwood, SC, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Born in Schenectady, NY, she was a teacher and retired from the Niskayuna Central School District.
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 June A. Stark, 79, of Rensselaer, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018. For a short time, she worked in the insurance industry before beginning a career in administrative positions with the Rensselaer City School District, retiring in 1994.
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Edith Theresa Waldrop (nee Jimison), 87, of Ballston Spa, formerly of Paramus, NJ, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018. Before retiring, she was a Teacher at Midland Elementary School and Westbrook Junior High in Paramus.
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William Alexis Ryan, of Queensbury, born June 12, 1922, in Bennington, Vt., passed away on February 25, 2018, at the age of 95. He joined the United States Navy in October 1942. He served in the Pacific theater as a pharmacist mate. He taught French and English at Newcomb Central School for 31 years, retiring in 1987.
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Jack J. Hill, 94, formerly of Clifton Park, NY and Carlisle, PA, passed away on February 9, 2018 in Sarasota, FL. After a long career with the State of New York, Jack retired as the Plant Superintendent at the State University at New Paltz. During World War II Jack was commissioned as a Flight Officer, and was trained as a navigator/bombardier.
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Joseph Anton Bena, 79, of Alplaus, passed February 17, 2018. Joe joined the U.S. Navy after graduation, serving from 1956 to 1959. In 1966, he began to teach Industrial Arts in Newburgh, N.Y. While there, he began a parallel career as a wrestling coach. After building a strong team at Newburgh Free Academy in three years, he began teaching Industrial Arts at Niskayuna High School, where he continued to coach wrestling with great success.
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Barbara F. Murphy, of East Greenbush, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Born on August 6, 1933, in Ilion, N.Y., she served at both the New Hartford and Mohawk Central Schools for upwards of 25 years. After moving to East Greenbush, Barbara served the Kindergarten classroom educators at Red Mill School in East Greenbush as a STAR (Seniors Teaching and Reaching Students) volunteer.
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Janyce M. (Lawson) Jurcsak, 80, of Albany, entered into eternal life Saturday, February 17, 2018. Born and educated in Albany, Janyce retired in 1993 from the Albany School District where she was employed as a secretary at the Street Academy of Albany.
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Thomas Hesler, 92, of Guilderland, passed away Wednesday February 14, 2018. He served his country in the Army from 1943 to 1945 in the South Pacific and Philippines during World War 2. Tom drove school bus part time for the Guilderland School District for 25 years.
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Enid Eiry Morris, 91, of Hamilon, NY, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018. She was born in Bancffosfelen, Wales. After receiving a teaching certificate from Llandrindod Teachers College she taught in the experimental program in Maesteg establishing a Welsh School in an area where English had become the primary language. This is a program that now has wide acceptance in Welsh Education. She was the First Lady of Union College in Schenectady while her husband, John served as its President.
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Joyce (Haire) Foley passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2018. Joyce was employed at the Lynwood School in the Guilderland School District, in Guilderland, NY for 34 years, as a teacher of 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students. Perhaps Joyce's most treasured volunteer work centered around giving comfort to other cancer patients by organizing a "Ms. Joy Bear Project". "Joy Bears" are decorated teddy bears that were hand decorated by the 150 women who were recruited by Joyce to decorate and distribute these bears to give comfort to men, women and children cancer patients undergoing various stages of treatment. After a modest beginning over 3600 bears have been distributed in the Naples area, other parts of Florida as well as in New York and Georgia. The program is run in the New York Capital District by Retiree Council 10 of NYSUT.  
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Elaine N. Whalen, 79, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on January 9, 1939, Elaine was a teaching assistant at Ballston Spa Central Schools for several years. She then worked at Skidmore University Without Walls and The Prevention Council in Saratoga Springs.
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Jeanne T. Bernard Trudeau, 83, of Cohoes, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Born in Cohoes, she graduated from Catholic Central High School. She was a teacher's aide for the Cohoes City School District for 25 years.
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Elizabeth A. Worden, 94, of Schenectady, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018. Born on September 21, 1923, in Hatton, ND, Elizabeth was raised in Mayville, ND. Elizabeth taught English and voice at the high school and university level and participated in faculty recitals at Iowa State University.
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It all happened on Wednesday, February 14, 2018... Ash Wednesday... St. Valentine's Day...
At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida...

 Scott Beigel, 35, was shot and killed after unlocking his door and letting students in to hide from the gunman. Beigel was one of the 17 people killed in the shooting.
 
Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was shot and killed while shielding students from the shooter.


Marjory Stoneman Douglas athletic director and wrestling coach Chris Hixon, 49, was among those shot and killed on Wednesday at the school.

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Carolyn D. (Kulka) Proctor, 70, of Watervliet, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018. In 1980, she took employment with the Watervliet City School District as a teacher's assistant and ESL instructor in the high school, retiring after 29 years. 
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Barbara Carolyn Noble, 88, of Schenectady, went to be with her Lord on Friday, February 9, 2018. After raising her children, Barbara was employed by Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District as a library aide.
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Wendy A. Robertson, 75, of Clifton Park, passed on Saturday, February 10, 2018. She had a long career as a school nurse in the Peru Central School District where she worked with students of all ages.
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Rita M. Reickert, 91, Of Castleton, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. Born in Dalton, Mass., Rita worked for 20 years at Maple Hill High School in the cafeteria.
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Theresa Emily Dushane Bolton, 102, of Cohoes, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Born and educated in Cohoes, she worked for the Cohoes school system for many years.
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Betty L. Couchman, 87, of Richfield Springs, passed away  Friday, February 9, 2018. Betty taught fitness and swimming for the Little Falls and Mohawk YMCA and coached track, volleyball and field hockey at Mohawk Central School. She was the first women elected to the Central Valley Central School District (formerly the Mohawk and Ilion Central School Districts) Alumni Hall of Fame.
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Denise Ann Denisoff, 65, of Clifton Park,  passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018. Denise worked as a microcomputer systems coordinator for the Shenendehowa Central School District. 
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Elizabeth 'Betty' A. Bielass Ostwald, 86, of North Greenbush, died Sunday, February 11, 2018. Betty was employed as a bus driver for Rensselaer County BOCES for 22 years, retiring in 1991. 
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Joanna Phyllis Manning Ellis Otterman, 84, of Burnt Hills, died February 9, 2018. Phyllis was a kindergarten and first-grade teacher at Charlton Heights Elementary School for over twenty years.
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Joseph J. Testo, 95, formerly of Troy and Rotterdam Junction, died February 9, 2018. During World War II, Joe served in the Army from 1943-1946. He began his teaching career in Troy. Dr. Testo was a professor and chairman of the Department of Education Administration and Policy Studies at the State University of NY at Albany. His experience in the field of education included posts as an administrator in several New York State school districts.
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Doris Frieda "Blue Dove" (Thiele) Smith, 83, of Bennington, VT, passed away  January 31, 2018. She had been a resident of the Bennington Veterans Home for several years, and was formerly of East Greenbush. She taught school with BOCES and substituted at Ichabod Crane School for many years.
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Catherine Elizabeth (Sonnenberg) Mein, 92, formerly of Watervliet and Cohoes, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018. Catherine had a career of more than 30 years as a first grade teacher in the Watervliet City School District, retiring in 1985.
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Raymond Earl Koontz, Sr., 89, of Delanson, passed away on February 8, 2018. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War as a Military Police Officer. He worked as a school bus driver for Duanesburg Central School and was a volunteer driver for the Duanesburg Ambulance Corps.
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Cecilia Helen Schillaci Fano, 91, of Albany, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018. She taught business subjects at the high school level, beginning at Amenia in 1953, Watervliet and Troy, retiring from Troy High School in 1992.
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Mary Elizabeth Powers Meachem, 89, of Schenectady, died February 7, 2018. She worked and volunteered as a librarian for many years at various schools, including: Hoosick Falls, Coxsackie Athens Central School, Bishop Gibbons, St. Paul the Apostle, and St. Luke's. In the 1970's Mary began working with the Oswald D. Heck Center to help those with mental and physical disabilities. She retired as the main librarian for the NY state office of the Association of Retarded Citizens in 2015, after 30 years of service.
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Jeffrey W. Baron, 36, of Scotia, passed away Friday February 2, 2018. Born in Albany, Jeff was currently working for the Schenectady City School District as a computer technician and also for Mallozzi’s in Rotterdam.
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Domenica J. Razzano Krakat, 92, of Watervliet, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018. A lifelong resident of Watervliet, left school early to help raise her brothers and sister. During World War II, she made Army blankets in Cohoes. After her children were raised, she returned to work as the cafeteria manager at Watervliet High School, where she was employed for over 20 years before retiring. She also was a presenter in continuing education courses in cafeteria management.
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Katherine M. "Kay" Neilson, 87, of Latham, passed away February 2, 2018. She was born in 1930 in Malone. She was a secretary at Shaker High School in the North Colonie School District for over twenty-five years before retiring in 1993.
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John “Jack” P. Harrison Jr., 90, passed away January 31, 2018. Jack served in the United States Coast Guard. He began teaching music in the Scotia-Glenville school system in 1953 and went on to be a guidance counselor at Scotia-Glenville High School during the 1960's and '70's. Subsequently, Jack worked at the NYS Bureau of Guidance, retiring in 1985. 
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Linda Sue Celeone, 76, of Stillwater, more recently of Saratoga Springs, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. She started her career in Albertson, NY as a School Nurse Teacher and also worked at Samaritan Hospital as a nurse. Linda was the Director of Nursing at Saratoga Warren BOCES and most recently the Health Administrator for Oswego County Opportunity.
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Jeanne D. Wheeler, 98, of Rensselaer, died Saturday, January 27, 2018. She was employed in the Plattsburgh and Amsterdam school districts. She retired from Hudson Valley Community College in 1991.
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Barbara "Bobby" Buchholz, 88, of Lancaster, PA, died January 24, 2018. She was a school lunch manager for the Hudson City School District from 1964-74, and a purchasing officer for New York State Office of General Services from 1974-89.
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Sterling Lee Pierce, 82, of North Greenbush, died Monday, January 22, 2018. He taught music for two years in the Syracuse area and then moved to Fredonia, where he was a guidance counselor. In the summer of 1963, Lee began working as a guidance counselor at Goff Junior High and then at Columbia High School. He later retired as a supervisor working with N.Y.S. BOCES programs.
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Elizabeth Elaine Brown, 89, of Colonie, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018. She was employed by Havens Electric as a comptometer operator. She also worked for South Colonie School District as a teachers' aide for 15 years.
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Andrea Zamorski Hampston, 75, of Voorheesville, died Sunday, January 28, 2018. In the Albany area she worked at the Albany Academy for Girls and then from 1980 to 1996 at the Voorheesville Elementary School as the school librarian.
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Deborah A. “Debbie” Tarris, 64, of Frankfort, passed away Monday morning, January 29, 2018. For almost thirty years, Deb was employed with the Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District as a Teacher’s Assistant. After her retirement from Frankfort High School, Deb went on to work for Pathways Academy in Ilion.
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Barbara Murphy, 81, of East Greenbush, passed away on January 23, 2018, in Carmel, Ind. After graduating from college, she took a job at North Colonie Central Schools, where she worked as a teacher from 1959-1963.
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John Frank Zoller, 98, of Castleton, passed January 20, 2018. In 1969 he taught building trades/maintenance for a year at the Columbia-Greene Vo-Tec in Philmont before working at the DC Correctional Prison in Lorton, VA, as the heavy farm equipment mechanic and as a trainer for a work release program, from which he retired.
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Clara Provenzano, 85 of Colonie, passed away February 14, 2018. Born February 15, 1933 in Amantea, Italy, Clara was employed by New York State (O.G.S), the University Heights Nursing Home and also by the Albany Public Schools.
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Frederick T. Crossman, 94, of Schenectady, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. He served in the United States Army during WWII. Later he began a career in education as a math and science teacher at Willsboro High School and finally 
went to work at North Country Community College as the college’s first math professor.
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Louis J. Montelone, born February 25, 1924, in Albany, passed away January 21, 2018, in Manhattan, Kansas. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, in which he served during the duration of World War II. He taught at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central Schools until 1982 and coached many sports, most notably boys' JV basketball and varsity football.
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Janet C. Izzo, 76, of Latham, passed away January 23, 2018. Janet was a dedicated school teacher with the Troy City School District for 35 years, retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Troy Teachers Association and NYSUT.

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Joseph R. "Joe" Gerber, 88, of Tallahassee, FL, died Sunday, January 21, 2018. He taught elementary and middle school vocal music in the Bethlehem Central and South Colonie school districts for 28 years. A veteran, he served as a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman and the band director at the Chelsea Naval Base.

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Virginia B. White, 88, of Schenectady, died December 21, 2017. Jinny worked briefly for Proctor & Gamble before having a career as a Kindergarten teacher at Craig School in Niskayuna where she taught for 35 years, retiring in 1991.

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Brynn Walek Markwart, 68, of Camillus, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. She retired from the West Genesee School District in 2015 as Secretary to the Superintendent.
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Alice Buff Tepper, 88, of Schenectady, passed away on January 19, 2018. She was a part-time, substitute reference librarian at the Schenectady County Public Library. She was also a substitute librarian, primarily in the Schenectady Public Schools.
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Janice Muriel Ellis, 89, of Glenville, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. She worked for Sealtest Ice Cream and as the Cook Manager at Poughkeepsie High School.
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Frederick A. Ormsby, 85, of Clifton Park, passed away January 13, 2018. A farmer early on, Fred worked for 13 years for General Electric and then for almost 20 years for the Guilderland School District, retiring in 1994.
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Rachel Anne (Carroll) Cook, 49, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away January 17, 2018. Rachel was the head special education teacher at North Star Elementary School in Albuquerque.
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Naida B. Walko, 103, of Churchville, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Naida was born October 3, 1914 in Milton, NY. She was a home economics teacher at Guilderland Central School, Guilderland, NY.
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Jann Christine Leonard, 48, of Troy, passed away January 15, 2018. Jann was employed for more than 20 years at Quester 3 BOCES at Red Mill School in East Greenbush.
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Alan Gordon Robertson, 89, of Delmar, passed away on January 8, 2018. Alan taught seventh and eighth grades in the New York City schools before becoming director of guidance in a Nassau Long Island school district. He later was the bureau chief of NYS Vocational Technical Research and statewide director of Education Program Evaluation for many years.
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Sandra Joy Maller, 82, of Halfmoon, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Sandy began her career as a P.E. teacher and later received her M.A. in library sciences and became a librarian.
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Dramone "Shorty" Houston, 46, of Rotterdam, died Saturday, January 13, 2018. He was employed with Durham School (bus) Services, Lowes and Walmart.
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Christine Carol Patrizio Wilder, 68, of Johnstown, passed January 14, 2018. She left nursing to be a full-time mother. Later, she was employed by the Johnstown School District.
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Jude Ryan Schnellbaecher, 80, of North Greenbush, passed away January 14, 2018. She taught in the Troy City School District, and worked at the Rensselaer County Junior Museum and the New York State Unified Court System, retiring in 2003.
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Ardis J. Timmis (Burroughs), 87, of Guilderland, passed away January 2, 2018. Ardis taught special education for many years at Rensselaer High School. 
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Marilyn (Hughes) Foley, 80, of Schenectady, passed away on January 13, 2018. Marilyn taught fourth grade in Randolph, Mass., at the Elizabeth G. Lyons Elementary School. She later relocated to Albany and taught elementary school and substituted in the North Colonie Public Schools.
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Shana (Salecker) Marra, 44, of Castleton, left this world Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Shana was a special education teacher at Lisha Kill Middle School in South Colonie for 21 years. She was a leading supporter of students through the Lisha Kid Fund and strongly encouraged school wide participation in Toys for Tots.
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William Carmen Halse, 81, of Watervliet, died Friday, January 12, 2018. He joined the U.S. Navy to serve his country during the Korean War. He was lastly employed by the North Colonie School District as a bus driver.
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Bertha Greenhut, 98, of Falmouth, Maine, died January 11, 2018. Born in New York City on March 18, 1919, she was a dedicated teacher who taught for 25 years at P.S. 202 in Brooklyn, as a reading specialist.
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Marjorie D. Farrell, 90, of Delmar, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born on August 17, 1927, she was a former physical education teacher.
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Dominick A. DeSimone, 84, of Schenectady, passed away January 12, 2018. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. Dom had a long tenure as an educator with the Shenendehowa, Schalmont, and Cobleskill Central School Districts.
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Zelda S. Zeh, of Colonie, passed away on January 8, 2018. Zelda was born in Brooklyn and moved to Gloversville, N.Y. in her youth. Zelda was employed by Capital Region BOCES as a teacher of the hearing impaired.
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Josephine C. Piracci, 70, of Saratoga Springs passed away January 1, 2018. She was a Home Economics teacher at Watervliet High School for six years, before taking time off to start her family. She later began her career as a librarian, and retired from the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library in March 2008.
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Bob Carlson, 80, of Schaghticoke, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born in Hartford, Conn., Bob was owner and operator of Viewmere Farm in Schaghticoke, for over 50 years. He was also a school bus driver with the Hoosic Valley Central School District.
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Betty (Elizabeth) Seaman (Surento), of Galway, passed away on January 10, 2018. She pursued a career in Nursing for 40 plus years. Her two favorite positions were on 3 West Orthopedics, at the former St. Clare’s Hospital, and as the middle/high school nurse for Galway Central School.
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Bruce A. Carrara, 58, of Niskayuna, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Bruce received his Associates degree from HVCC. He worked as an instructor at BOCES, teaching his master skills in small engine repairs.
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Floyd E. Smith, 96, passed on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Floyd was born in 1921 in Heath, Massachusetts. Floyd was a Dairy Farmer in Berlin, NY and then a Bus Driver for the Berlin Central School District.
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Nancy Oates Rappleyea, 83, of Slingerlands, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018. Nancy was born on May 30, 1934, in Norwich, N.Y. Nancy had a long teaching career in Norwich City Schools.
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Frances "Fannie" Gunderson, 84, of Selkirk, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. She enjoyed working at Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School for the Star Program, reading with the children.
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Joyce L. Bailey, 78, of Delanson, passed away January 8, 2018. She was born in 1939 in Delhi, NY. Joyce was employed as a school bus driver at Duanesburg Central for many years until her retirement in 2004.
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Sally J. Reken, 54, of Glenville, NY, passed away January 9, 2018. Sally was an autistic teacher at Stevens Elementary in the Burnt Hills school district for over 10 years.
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Kenneth Posson, 87, of Schenectady, passed away Tuesday January 9, 2018. He served in the Air Force in the military police at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. In the 1960’s after the loss of children in a Carman Fire District (Rotterdam, NY) house fire, Ken worked to develop the first “Babysitting Safety” course in NY State. He was an Adjunct Professor at Schenectady Community College where he taught Fire Investigation.
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Rosemary T. MacEsker, 86, of Schoharie, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018, two days after the passing of her husband, John Joseph MacEsker, on Saturday, January 6, 2018. She worked as a Teachers' Aide at Schoharie School for many years.
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Rosemary Miorin, 67, of Peru, NY and previously of Troy, NY, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Rosemary worked for Hudson Valley Community College and ended her career in 2009, retiring from the State University of New York in Plattsburgh.
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Anna M. Perrotta, 93, formerly of Mechanicville, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 in Ticonderoga. Anna was a homemaker, who had also served in the cafeteria for the Mechanicville Public School system for some years.
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Patricia A. (Melcher) Fiacco, 59, of Schenectady, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born in Albany, Tricia worked for the last 17 years as a teacher's aide for the Guilderland School District with special needs children.
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Jean M. Vanderzee, 87, of Saratoga Springs, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018. She ran disabled ski programs at both Windham Mountain and Gore Mountain and also spent much of her time volunteering at Double H Hole in the Woods. She had fulfilling career as a physical education teacher at Salem High School and Hoosic Valley Central Schools.
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Alice Margaret "Peggy" Jenkins Kratt, 73, of Chatham Center, passed away January 4, 2018. Peg  had a 28 year career teaching grades 4 and 6 at the East Chatham School and Chatham Middle School. Peg was a past president of CCSTA.
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Patricia T. Kilgore, 83, of Malta NY, died January 4, 2018. Pat taught 3rd grade, was a substitute teacher, and worked as an alcoholism counselor for Saratoga County until her retirement in 1999.
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Victoria M. Crispo Dewine, 89, of Watervliet, died Wednesday evening, January 3, 2018. When her children had completed their grammar school education, Vicki took employment with the Watervliet City School District and worked in food service until her retirement.
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Jacqueline D. Burns, 85, of Troy, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born in Cohoes, she graduated from Cohoes High School and was later employed as a teacher's aide at Cohoes City Schools.
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Jane O'Brien, of Niskayuna, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Born in 1926, in Schenectady, Jane taught school prior to raising her family and then later became the director of social services at Bellevue Maternity Hospital until her retirement.
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Elsa E. Shopmyer, 101, of Burnt Hills, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018. She was born on November 17, 1916 in Schuylerville. Elsa enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a teacher’s aide at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District.

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