Leonard J. Barney, Jr.

HUDSON FALLS – Leonard J. Barney, Jr., 89, of Crowley Road, passed away at his home, on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Born on April 24, 1924 in Hudson Falls, he was the son of the late Leonard J. and Helene (Flynn) Barney, Sr.

Leonard attended Hudson Falls High School and at the age of 17, enlisted in the United States Marine Corp to fight for his country in World War II.

On February 2, 1963, he married Rose Paradise at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.

For over 50 years, Leonard worked at Duplex Construction.  He was a very talented and meticulous cabinet maker.

Survivors include his loving wife, Rose Paradise of Hudson Falls; his sister, Connie DePalo of Hudson Falls; five cousins; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, with Father Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will be in the spring at St. Paul’s Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Adirondack Save A Stray, 4880 Route 9 North, Corinth, NY  12822 or to SPCA, P.O. Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY  12839.

Jubilee Hope Saville

Saville (Copy)WASILLA, ALASKA- Jubilee Hope Saville, age 3 ½ months, of Wasilla, Alaska, was called home by the Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2014, after a courageous battle with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I.

Jubilee was born on November 7, 2013, in Palmer, Alaska, the daughter of Nathaniel and Kristen (MacMurray) Saville of Wasilla, Alaska.

She brought joy, optimism and celebration to those around her.  In her 3 ½ short months Jubilee had become a seasoned traveler, exploring places like Alaska, Boston, upstate New York, including the slopes of Gore Mountain.  She was a loving, calm and patient baby.  In the womb, she waited for her daddy to get back from Boston before she came into this world.  Her eyes could tell a story; her gaze touched your soul.  She loved rocking and sucking on her favorite froggy pacifier, playing with balloons and taking spa-like baths.  Her sisters loved to kiss and hold her as often as they could.  They could always bring a smile to her face and light up her eyes.  She touched the lives of more people than one can imagine during her time here on earth; her life had a divine purpose.  Her parents’ void and sadness is paired with peace that their baby girl is resting in the arms of the Lord.  Nathaniel and Kristen thank God for the precious moments they were given with Jubilee.  She was but a bud on this earth that will continue to bloom in heaven.

Jubilee is joining heaven with her maternal grandfather, Paul A. MacMurray; paternal great-grandparents, Floyd “Ken” and Gladys Saville and Norman Hitchcock.

Survivors include her parents, Nathaniel and Kristen (MacMurray) Saville of Wasilla, Alaska; her sisters, Raegan and Marlee Saville of Wasilla, Alaska; her paternal grandparents, Gordon and Norma Saville of Kingsbury; her maternal grandmother, Esther MacMurray of Hudson Falls; her paternal great-grandmother Marion Hitchcock of Kingsbury; maternal great-grandparents, Sandra and Michael Wheeler of Kingsbury, Edna Thompson of Fort Ann, and Lester MacMurray of Kingsbury; her uncles and aunts, Russell and Susan Saville of Fort Ann, Peter and Grace Saville of Fort Ann, Matthew and Maxine Saville of Orwell, VT, Angela MacMurray of Albany, Katlyn MacMurray of Hudson Falls; and numerous cousins.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Argyle Presbyterian Church on Route 40 in Argyle, with the Rev. Stephen McLean, pastor officiating.  Reception to follow immediately after.

Interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers we would be pleased to have you continue spreading Jubilee’s light through memorial donations to support Families of SMA and fund research to cure SMA at: www.fsma.org or 925 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

The Saville family would like to thank the Albany Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit staff, the local community, their extended family and so many others for the love and support they showed during Jubilee’s short but wonderful life.

Lester R. Waite

ARGYLE – Lester R. Waite, 82, formerly of Ferry Street in Hudson Falls, and most recently of the Judy’s Holbrook Adult Home and Pleasant Valley Health Care Facility, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014, at Pleasant Valley.

Born on November 17, 1931, in Watervilet, he was the son of the late Duane and Rose (Rustin) Waite.

Lester owned and operated Waite’s Grocery in South Glens Falls.  He was also a pin setter for Skyline Bowling Alley and Mills Bowling, now B&C Lanes.  Lester also worked for many years for the Salvation Army in Glens Falls. Lester devoted his time every Christmas season as a kettle worker for the Salvation Army.

Lester enjoyed playing games and socializing at Judy’s Holbrook Adult Home, watching square dancing and listening to country music.  He also was an avid NY Yankee Fan.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Clifford Waite, George Waite and Lawrence Waite and his sisters, Dorothy Shaver and Helen Smith.

Lester is survived by his sisters, Christine Lewis and her husband, Jeffrey of South Glens Falls and Julia Sweet of Queensbury; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, from 2 to 3 pm at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow the calling hour at 3pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the spring at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

Lester’s family requests instead of flowers, memorial donations be sent to the Greater Glens Falls Salvation Army, Building Fund, 13 Chester Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Edith W. Stockman

StockmanGLENS FALLS – Edith W. Stockman, 93, of Glens Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born October 15, 1920, in Kingsbury, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Susan(Hammond) Willis.

In December of 1940, Edith married Silas Stockman in Saratoga.

The Stockman’s resided in Florida for 16 years.

Edith was a member of the Zion Episcopal Church in Hudson Falls.  She was a wonderful lady and a great mother, who enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Edith liked watching WWE on Friday night and playing Bingo.

Besides her parents, Edith is predeceased by her brother Charles Willis, and her sister, Lillian Willis.

Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Silas Stockman of Glens Falls; her sons, Gerald  ”Jerry” Stockman, Sr. and his wife, Janet of Fort Ann, John Stockman and his wife, Brenda of Plattsburgh; her grandchildren, Shirley Padasak and her husband, Steve, Gerald Stockman, Jr. and his wife, Mindy, David Stockman and his wife, Ronda, Paul Stockman and his wife, Jen, Angie Stockman, Emily Stockman-Carr and her husband, Nick, Claire Stockman; several great grandchildren; her sister, Ruth Baker and her husband, Don of Glens Falls; and several nieces nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Pine View Cemetery in Queensbury.

In memory of Edith, donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Haley James Dickenson

HUDSON FALLS – Haley James Dickenson, infant daughter of James Dickenson and Ashley McQuain, gained her wings on February 11, 2014, at Albany Medical Center.

 Haley was born on November 2, 2013, at Albany Medical Center.

 She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Edward P. Dickenson, Jr., her paternal great grandparents, Arthur and Mary Ducharme and Edward P. Dickenson, Sr. and Vera Lorraine Dickenson, her maternal grandfather, David Scott McQuain and her maternal great grandmother, Lillian (Flores) McQuain.

 In addition to her parents, James Dickenson and Ashley McQuain of Hudson Falls, she is survived by her brothers, Skyler Dickenson, Christopher Dickenson, Kierin McQuain and Kayden McQuain; her maternal grandmother, Christina Ball and her paternal grandmother, Sheila Douglas; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and great grandparents.

 Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

 Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Deacon William Bazinet, officiating.

 Memorial donations may be sent to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, 139 S Lake Ave, Albany, NY 12208.

Harold W. Osborne, D.D.S

Osborne  SAVE   SAVE DO NOT DELETE SAVE OSBORNE2SAVEQUEENSBURY – Harold W. Osborne, D.D.S., 80, of Queensbury, passed away on February 11, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on October 12, 1933 in Hartford, he was the son of the late William J. Osborne and Viola (MacGowan) Osborne Conety. He was a 1951 graduate of Hartford Central High School.

 Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for a four year tour of duty and was honorably discharged in 1956.

 Dr. Osborne entered Marquette University for pre-dental studies in September of 1956 and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at Marquette University College of Dentistry in 1963. He also held a Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas.

 He was honorably retired from the U.S. Air Force Dental Service as Chief of Restorative Dentistry at Mather Air Force Base Hospital at Sacramento, California.

 Colonel Osborne’s tour of duty included assignments in the United States, Far East and Europe.

 Dr Osborne was a past member of several Dental and Air Force professional organizations including The American Dental Association, The California and Wisconsin Dental Associations and The Academy of General Dentistry. He enjoyed golf and photography.

 Besides his parents, Marie E. Martin of Gray, Georgia, died before him.

 Survivors include one sister, Dorothy J. Riley of Hudson Falls; his half-sister, Anna R. Fleming of South Glens Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

 At the family’s request there will be no calling hours

 Graveside services with full military honors, will be in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery in Salem.

 Donations may be made to the SPCA of Upstate New York, P.O. Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY in memory of my faithful friend and companion “Kane”.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Charles O. Webster

WebsterHUDSON FALLS – Charles O. Webster, 79, lost his courageous battle with cancer on February 9, 2014.  He went home with Jesus, with his family by his side.

Charles was the son of the late Harold Webster and the late Dorothy Anderson.

His high school class of 1953 recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.   Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army, where he proudly served his country for three years. 

Charles worked at NIBCO in South Glens Falls for 35 years and after “retirement” spent nine years in the hardware department at Wal-mart.

He will be remembered as a man who loved his family, loved hunting in the Adirondacks and as a man with a great sense of humor.

Charles was predeceased by his parents, his step-father, Floyd Anderson, his wife, Jane of 47 years and his sister, Marcia.

Survivors include his children, Kelly Miller and her husband, Stan and Christopher Webster and his wife, Tina; his six grandchildren,  Bethany, Ben, Jacob, Cambrie, Kaylin and Jonathan, who called Charles “Baka”.  He was thrilled to become a great grandfather to twins, Isaac and Laurien. He also leaves behind his four sisters, Bev Eltilhorpe, Sharie Anderson, Nina Behan and Marion Clements; his brothers, Robert Webster, William Webster, Phillip Anderson and Donald Anderson; his two very special friends, Vicky Mumblo and Chet Stone; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will be receiving friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Durkeetown Baptist Church in Fort Edward.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, following the calling hours at the church.

Burial will be in the spring at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

Memorial donations may be made to The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

Arrangements are under the care of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.


John Arthur Leroux


HUDSON FALLS – John Arthur Leroux, 67, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014, after a hard fought battle with cancer, at Mary’s Haven in Saratoga Springs, with his loving family by his side.

Born May 14, 1946, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Arthur J. Leroux and Viola Leroux Penders.

John was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Glens Falls, where for four years, he played football for an undefeated team and was proud to have been nominated for the Donnelly award.  He then attended Adirondack Community College, and continued on to Miami of Ohio.

He was employed in the commercial tire business and was dedicated to his customers and the many friends he made over the years.

John was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, where he served as the first lector at St. Paul’s Church, as a member of St. Paul’s Church Ushers Association, and enjoyed many years as a member of the St. Paul’s Senior Choir.  He was also a religious education teacher at St. Paul’s Church.  John served with the United States Army Reserves.

He had a passion for cooking and entertaining his family and friends.  John also loved to read.  There was never a time that he didn’t have a book in his hand.

Besides his parents, John is predeceased by his second father, Kenneth Penders, and his grandparents, Wilfred and Regina Leroux.

Survivors include his daughter, Nicole Leroux Payant and her husband, Christopher of Saratoga Springs; his grandchildren, Zachary and Skyler Payant; his sister, Nancy Moulton and her husband, John of Queensbury; his nieces and nephews, Kevin Moulton and his wife, Tracey, and their children, Liam and Mikayla, Beth Single and her husband, Stephen, and their children, Matthew, Michael, and Colleen, Mark Moulton and his daughter, Erica, David Moulton and his wife, Amy Hogan Moulton, M.D.,  and their children, Christine and Stephen, Michelle Hammond and her husband Thomas, and their children Elizabeth, John, and Katherine; as well as several great nieces, cousins and many close friends.

Family and friends may call on Saturday from 11 to 1 p.m.  at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.  A Prayer service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, following the calling hours, at the funeral home. 

Following the prayers service, everyone is welcome to a gathering at McManus Hall, located next to St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will take place in the spring at St. Paul’s Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

John’s family wishes to extend the deepest appreciation to the staff and volunteers at Mary’s Haven for the loving care extended to John in his last days.

Donations in memory of John may be made to Mary’s Haven, 35 New Street, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866.

Michael S. Aubrey “Strink”

AubreyFORT EDWARD – Michael S. Aubrey “Strink”,67,  of Fort Edward passed away suddenly, Friday, February 7, 2013 at Glens Falls Hospital. 

Born in Hudson Falls, he was the son of the late Sewell and Beatrice Aubrey.  He was raised in Fort Edward.

In 1964, Michael graduated from Fort Edward High School.  He then served in the Navy from 1965 to 1969 and was a Vietnam War veteran. 

He worked at Finch Pruyn for many years.  Upon retirement, he immediately joined the volunteer group, RSVP, and worked through Glens Falls Hospital with the life-line program.  Michael also volunteered as a patient advocate with Pleasant Valley Infirmary and the Rape Crisis Center, answering phone after hours.

Besides his parents, Michael is predeceased by his sister, Judith Dunnem, his nephew Gerald Brooks Jr., and a niece, Rebecca Rivers.

Survivors include his sister, Mary A. Woodard of Fort Edward; his nieces, Susan Lewis of Fort Edward, Kyle Southworth of Braintree, VT, Kim Vellucci of Fuaquay-Varina, NC; his nephews, Michael Morrill of Bloomingburg, Scott Brooks of South Glens Falls, David Dunnem of Stratford, Ontario, James Dunnem of Davenport, FL; and his very special family, Sherri and Amber Pattee, Robert and Colin Barrisford, and Zepplin Murphy, all of Fort Edward.

There will be no calling hours.

A private burial will be held at Browns Cemetery in West Fort Ann, at a later date.

Memorial donations in memory of Michael can be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, New York 12205.

Arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

Roland V. Sumner

SumnerFORT EDWARD- Roland V. Sumner 91, a longtime resident of Fort Edward, died Thursday, January 30, 2014, at home.

Born on May 7, 1922, in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Roland and Eva (Barker) Sumner. Roland graduated from Fort Edward High School and married Eleanor (Peg) (Kendall) before entering the U.S. Army -30th Infantry Division in 1942 and was overseas more than 3 years. He was a recipient of several medals including the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, American Service Medal and the European, African, Middle Eastern Service Medal. After being discharged in 1945, he went to work for the International Paper Company for over 40 years.

Roland was a devoted husband, companion, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. His greatest love was that of his family. His beautiful smile, humor and his optimism on life was overwhelming, all who knew him loved him. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, fishing, golfing, taking long car trips and playing cards.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Eleanor of 51 years, his son Ernest and his devoted companion Mary of 14 years, his brother Douglas, his sister Francis Wright and brother-in-law Bradley Wright.

Survivors include his children: Bill (Kandee) Sumner, Sharon Rourke, Jackie (Ron) Trackey and daughter-in-law Sheliah Sumner Hughes. His 7 loving grandchildren: Bill Rourke Jr (Rachel), Ron (Angela) Trackey, Stacy (Brett) Meagher, Kristie (Chris) Sands, Sally Sumner (Bobby), Dana (Nicole) Sumner, Tanya ( Peter) Tucker, and 13 great grandchildren: Alyssa, Jaylin, and Brooke Sands, Gavin, Gillian, and Adam Trackey, Connor and Aiden Meagher, Devin Sumner, Josh Janke, Eric Sumner (Katherine), Kyle Sumner, Aurora Sumner, and Christina ( Trevor) Vermette. His extended family: Linda (David) Lent, Lynne (Don) Schrougham, Jeff (Kerry) Sumner, Craig (Lyn) Sumner, Sheri (Tom) Welch, Kevin (Fay) Sumner, Laurie Sumner (Glen) and Steven (Davina) Sumner. He is also survived by his devoted brothers: Pork (Jean) Sumner and Elwin (Carol) Sumner. Many loving and caring nieces and nephews: Matt Sumner (Mary), Mark (Linda) Sumner, Kathy Bowe (Harry), Jack (Maggie) Wright, Lee (Chris) Wright, Brenda Wozniak, Kelly (Stanley) Strainer, Doreen Sumner (Jay) and Peggy (Dave) Norton, and great nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to his brothers Pork and Elwin Sumner who was always by his side. His loving neighbor Janet Cooper and her family who was always watching over him. Also the family would like to thank all of his Doctors and many caregivers throughout the years including High Peak Hospice Family: Kelly McQuain, Carol Thomas, Tabitha Davis, Sue Brumghro-Johr, Beth Hughes and Stacy Chapman and Washington County Nurses and Aides.

A celebration of Roland’s life will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00am, in the Fort Edward Village Baptist Church with the Chaplain Steven Smith and Peggy Norton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made in Roland’s name to the Village Baptist Church, 131 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Hudson Falls, New York.