Sybil Waimon-Kaphan

Waimon2 Waimon1QUEENSBURY – Sybil Waimon-Kaphan passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, surrounded by her loving son, Larry Waimon and daughter-in-law Jeannie.

Sybil was born May 1, 1924 in New York City and grew up in E. Orange, New Jersey.

At age 16, she was awarded a full scholarship at Parson’s School of Design in New York City. She left to volunteer for the war effort and subsequently married her first husband, pilot Matt Waimon who was killed in 1983 at the hands of a drunken driver.

Prior to the tragedy, Sybil and Matt moved to Livingston, New Jersey, where they raised a daughter, Gail, and two sons, Larry and younger brother Chuck.

Sybil was very active in civic affairs and she and her husband were a founding family of Temple Beth Shalom, where she taught religious school.

Sybil became a chapter president of Livingston Hadassah and went on to serve the Northern New Jersey Region as vice president.

Following the death of her husband, she eventually married Monroe Kaphan and resided in Parsippany, New Jersey, until his death in 2008. Not wanting his mother to remain there by herself, son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jeannie, designed and oversaw construction of a home addition which provided a safe and loving environment. The Adirondack styled “home-within the-home” furnished Sybil with much comfort and happiness, providing her with many joyous remembrances of family vacations spent in Bolton Landing.

Her son Larry, (a retired Millburn, Short-Hills, New Jersey patrolman), explains that this would not have been possible without the loving approval and participation of his wife, Jeannie, an RN veteran of 44 years in the oncology ward, who served hospice after retirement and became patient care coordinator for High Peaks Hospice. She subsequently volunteered her service as an RN for House of Grace Hospice. Jeannie’s compassion and abilities furnished Sybil with true end-of-life comfort. This permitted Larry to keep a promise not to ever place his mother into an assisted living environment.

Surviving family members also includes Gail’s life partner, Leonard Friedman; her son, Chuck, and his wife, Margit; her grandchildren, Jared and his wife, Victoria Waimon, their children Wesley and Isaac, Adam and his wife, Sara Waimon, (Cantor) Erik Contzius and his wife, Monica Flaherty and their son, Jacob; her grandson, Ari Contzius and his wife, Ashley, and their son, Cole; her stepchildren Jeff and Jill Kaphan, and her husband, John Ogonowski and their daughter, Ryley, and son-in-law, Martin and his wife Janet Contzius.

The family wishes to extend profound gratitude to Carol from Home Instead, the loving, caring home aids provided by Interim Health Care and High Peaks Hospice staff, (in particular, Nurse “Matt”). Overseeing Sybil’s care and arranging for these wonderful care providers, was the remarkable staff at Support Link in Queensbury, and a very special acknowledgment to the medical practice of Dr. Robert Evans and his compassionate staff.

In lieu of flowers and condolences, son Larry respectfully requests that any donations be sent to Steve Caporizzo’s PET CONNECTION or SPCA of Upstate, NY in Sybil’s memory.

There are no calling hours and there will be a private graveside service for family.

Phyllis E. (Morse) Armitage

ArmitageKINGSBURY – Phyllis E. (Morse) Armitage, 57, of Kingsbury passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany, following a long illness.

Born on September 11, 1957, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Edwin Morse of Kingsbury and the late Rhoda (Carpenter) Morse

Phyllis worked for many years for Eastside Auto body in Kingsbury.

She loved gardening and her flowers. She liked to read.  Most important to her, was her grandson, Patrick,

In addition to her mother, she is predeceased by a brother, Randy Morse, her sister Melinda Morse-Chase, her beloved uncle, George Morse as well as several other aunts. uncles and cousins

Phyllis is survived by her father, Edwin Morse of Kingsbury; her children, Mikayla Armitage of Glens Falls and Aaron Armitage of Fultonville; her beloved grandson, Patrick Armitage of Glens Falls; her sister, Penny Delocco and her husband, Chuck of Fort Edward; her niece, Randi Delocco and her nephew, Anthony Delocco, both of Fort Edward; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

There are no services scheduled.

Phyllis’s family suggests that memorial donations in her memory be made to a trust fund for Patrick Armitage Account, C/O Hudson River Credit Union, 5762 Burgoyne Ave, Hudson Falls, NY 1839.

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

Gabino Vazquez Huerta

  HUDSON FALLS – Gabino Vazquez Huerta, 48, of State Route 4, went to be with the Lord, on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital. 

Born on February 17, 1967, in San Padro, Ocotlan, Puebla, Mexico, he was the son of Laurencio and Paulina (Huerta) Vazquez.


Gabino grew up in Mexico and as a teenager, he came alone to America. He began working in New York City and New Jersey to support his family in Mexico. Gabino started as a bus boy in a chain restaurant in New Jersey and New York City and the owner saw potential in him and promoted him to waiter. As the years progressed, he worked his way to become manager at “El Bandido” in Middletown, NY. Gabino, along with his brothers had the dream to own their own business. Together with his brother, Gabino found a place in Hudson Falls and he along with his brothers, turned it into the successful restaurant “El Mexicano”. Over the years they have expanded the restaurant into Saratoga Springs. Gabino also partnered with his wife, Celsa, and opened La Cosina Mexicana restaurant in Queensbury.


Gabino loved the restaurant business, working with his family and enjoyed meeting new friends. Most of all Gabino loved his family. He was a wonderful husband, loving father, who never gave up on life. He always said “Always Up, Never Down”. Gabino was also a talented artist, his artwork that displayed his roots, proud heritage and family can be seen adorning the walls of his restaurants. Not only was Gabino proud of his family and his restaurants, he was also proud to be an American citizen.


He is survived by his wonderful wife of 22 years, Celsa Vazquez of Hudson Falls; his two children, Leslie Vazquez and Christian Vazquez, both of Hudson Falls; his siblings, Esteban, Ermelinda, Senaido, Gustavo, Juan Pablo, Angelica, Roberto, Tomasa and Victorino; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; his special friends, Jose Gevara, Ernesto Ramirez, Lynn and Jim “El Payaso” Chase; Tony Mishoe, Sharon Rose, Tara Beckett, Ramiro Loachamin, Lilliana Loachamin and Speedy Gonzalez ; and his faithful canine companion, Suenos “Dreams”.


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


A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday, at St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward.


The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery, across from “El Mexicana”, so Gabino can keep an eye on things at the restaurant.


Because education was so important to Gabino, his family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Leslie and Christian Vazquez College Fund, Glens Falls National Bank, State Route 4, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.


Timothy James “Tim” Weils

WeilsGLENS FALLS – Timothy James “Tim” Weils, 49, of Glens Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

Born in Saratoga Hospital, he was the son of Burton and Hope Weils of Queensbury.  Timothy attended Hudson Falls School.

Tim was a free spirit, who was quick to laugh and crack a joke.  He loved his family, especially his three daughters.  Tim enjoyed reading mystery books, hunting, fishing with his family and friends and playing pool with his daughter.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Albert and Evelyn Weils and Charles and Doris Rustin.

Survivors besides his parents, Burton and Hope Weils,  include his daughters, Ashley Weils of Hudson Falls, Paige Weils and Elena Weils, both of Glens Falls; his brothers, Burton Weils, Jr. of Louisiana, Todd Weils of Queensbury, Jeffrey Weils of Lake George and Kevin “Skip” Weils of Queensbury; he also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may call on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Memorial services will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, following the calling hour, at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Patricia Ann (Fountaine) Campbell

Campbell1Campbell2HUDSON FALLS- Patricia Ann (Fountaine) Campbell 79,of Hudson Falls, died peacefully surrounded by her family on 8/12 /15 at The Pines Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born in Whitehall on July 28, 1936, she was daughter of the late Adelord and Marion Fountaine.

Patricia graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1954.

She was a communicant of St.Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church of Hudson Fall and enjoyed many activities in her life including being an avid bowler, baking, music, singing, dancing, crocheting and writing novellas on her typewriter. Pat worked at several local nursing homes.

She is predeceased by her parents, her sister Sandy Lewis, her daughter Cathy-Lyn and a sister-in-law Alice Fountaine.

Patricia is survived by her children, Valerie Campbell (Loren) Sullivan of South Glens Falls. Stephen Campbell of Freeville, New York and Fred (Christine) Campbell of Menands; siblings, Donald Fountaine, Martha (Sandy) Searleman, David (Helen) Fountaine and a brother-in-law Cliff Lewis; her grandchildren, Ashley (Jesse) Benoit, Brittany( Timothy) Washburn, Steven Sullivan, Jeremiah Campbell, Virginia Campbell and Emily( Zachary) Watkins; three great-grandchildren, Carter Joseph and Hunter Campbell Benoit and Dominic Watkins. Pat will also be fondly remembered by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Pat’s request there will be no calling hours.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 15th at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will follow at Union Cemetery in Fort Edward.

Her family suggests that memorial donations in her memory be made to The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205-5523 or American Diabetes Association, Pine West Plaza Bldg, Suite 204, Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, NY 12205 or the charity of one’s choice

Jean W. (Clark) Harris

Harris2 Harris1GLENS FALLS – Jean W. (Clark) Harris, 90, of Stewart Ave., went to be in the presence of the Lord and to be with her son, Jon, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on November 29, 1924, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Gordon J. and Gladys Irene (Roberts) Clark, Sr.

Jean was a 1942 graduate of Fort Edward High School.

January 1943 she became the youngest employee to work at the General Electric in Fort Edward and remained there until the war was over.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward.  She was a charter member of Catholic Daughters of America Court Morrissey #1497 and taught Sunday school for a number of years before her marriage.

In 1949, she married William J. Harris at St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward.  The couple lived with Jean’s grandmother until her death when they moved to Glens Falls in 1956 to “her little house with the pink picket fence”. William died on August 10, 1999.

She attended St. Mary’s Church, and while her sons were at St. Mary’s Academy Jean took part in all their activities as well as serving as a den mother in the Cub Scouts.

In 1963, Jean joined the New York State Education of Home Bureaus and went on to hold a number of offices on a county, district, and state level. Her Home Bureaus life was centered on providing scholarships. In 1977, the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus named its 40th scholarship in honor of Jeanne W. Harris.   At her request, the scholarship was placed at Siena College in the field of Family Counseling.  She wrote the “Home Bureaus Scholarship Guideline Book” in 1973 and has been instrumental in raising more than $55,000 in scholarship funds.

Jean was employed as a sales clerk at J.C. Penney’s in Queensbury, retiring in 1984.

She was a member of Moreau Senior Citizens, where each year from January 1st to April 30th she enjoyed making May Baskets. She was a member of the Merry Mohican Square Dance Club, Moe’s Round Dance Club, and the Kevin Richards Hit Kicker Line Dance Club.  Besides all her club involvements, Jean enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, reading, completing crossword puzzles, and spending time with her grandsons, Shawn Harris (Her Sunshine) and Patrick Harris (Her Angel).

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son, Jon T. Harris, four brothers, Gordon J. Clark, Jr., Karl P. Clark, Clyde P. Clark, Sherwood “Joe” Clark; and her sister Shirley Lee.

Survivors include her son Chaplain Lt. Col. Joel Harris and his wife, Patricia, of Charleston, South Carolina; her daughter in law, Teresa Harris, of Derry, NH; a brother, Farrell T. Clark of Glens Falls; her grandsons, David, and his wife, Jaimin, Brett, Shawn, and Patrick Harris, granddaughters Julie Jancius and husband   Blake and Theresa Harris; her great-granddaughter Laura Elle Jancius; her step granddaughter, Cheyenne Wright; her three great grand children; two sisters in law, Lorraine Knapp of Glens Falls, Carolyn Clark of Fort Edward; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday (Today), from 11 to 12 noon, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. today, at St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls with Father Joseph Xavier Arockaisamy, presiding.

Rite of Committal will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, town of Fort Edward.

The family has asked that flowers be omitted and any memorial donations be made to St. Mary’s/St. Alphonsus School, 62 Warren St., Glens Falls, New York 12801 or St. Joseph’s House of Grace, 33 Henry Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801.

Shirley Lemery Denno

DennoHUDSON FALLS – Shirley Lemery Denno, 80, of Moss Street Square, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and caregivers, on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at her home.

Born on May 29, 1935, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Irving and Imogene (Kingsley) LaPoint.

Shirley attended Hudson Falls High School and was employed at Pizza Hut in Hudson Falls.

Shirley spent her life taking care of her children and her companion Tom Stark.  For 40 years, she also helped with WWAARC and helped start the bowling program for them.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, George LaPoint and her sisters, Virginia Leone and Jean Bullock.

She is survived by her children, Steven Lemery of Granville and Lorrie Lemery of Glens Falls; her sister, Joyce Mylotte of Rennselear; and several nieces, nephews  and cousins. Shirley is also survived by two step-daughters, Ellen Twiss and her companion, William Hunt of Queensbury, Betsy Redington of Warrensburg and Tom Stark, Jr. of Glens Falls,

Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Interment, in Union Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

Shirley’s family would like to especially thank all her caregivers and neighbors, who helped her so much, and Dr. Foote, Dr. Stoutenburg and Lauren Cabana, PA.

Donations may be made to the charity on one’s choice.

Shirley Ann Younes

YounesGLENS FALLS  – Shirley Ann Younes, 76 of Glens Falls, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at The Pines Nursing Center in Glens Falls.

Born on July 7, 1940, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Josephine (White) Cassant.

Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her sons, Bernard and Leonard Younes.

Survivors include her three children, Carrie Snow, her husband Frank  and Gregory Younes, both of North Carolina and Stephen Younes of Ballston Spa; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; her sister Carol Daly of West Glens Falls; her brothers, John Cassant of Maryland and Kenneth Cassant and his wife, Diane of West Glens Falls; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many great  nieces and great nephews.

Friends may call on Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Graveside services will follow at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury

Renee’ L. Grant

GrantHUDSON FALLS – Renee’ L. Grant, 53, of State Route 196, passed away, peacefully on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on June 27, 1962, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Bert Grant and Marilyn (Vadnais) Walrath.

Renee’ was proud to have attended Hudson Falls High School.

For a number of years, she worked for Cumberland Farms in Kingsbury, where she enjoyed meeting new acquaintances and talking to old friends.  Following Cumberland Farms, Renee’ enjoyed working the food bar at the Civic Center and taking care of her friend’s lawns.  Renee’ was a hard worker and did a beautiful job that was appreciated by all her customers.  She also enjoyed taking care of her daughter’s animals.  Renee’ loved spending time with her daughter and being with her friends as much as possible.  Her best qualities were being honest and straight forward.  Renee’ could always make people laugh.

She had recently become very appreciative of her new loving friend, Judy Moffitt, that began to fill gaps in her life that she was unsure how to.  Renee’s daughter, Brittany is “the only one I’ve got” and it saddened her to know she will miss her best years, however knew the ones she had spent with her were precious and that Brittany is headed in a good direction.

Besides her mother and father, she was predeceased by her step-father, Edward “Wally” Walrath.

Survivors include her loving daughter, Brittany Villarreal and her companion, Nick Moffitt of Hudson Falls; her companion, Brian Johnson of Hudson Falls; her brother, Joel Grant; her step brothers, John Grant and his wife, Kelly and Ken Grant; her two nieces, Ashley and Katie-lyn Grant; and several cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Recovery – Warren and Washington County, C/O Prevention Council, 10 LaCrosse Street, Hudson Falls, NY  12839.


Margaret E. Eagle (“Peg”)

Eagle 1HUDSON FALLS -Margaret E. Eagle (“Peg”), 88, passed away peacefully on July 31,2015 at the Fort Hudson Nursing Home in Hudson Falls.

Born on May 13, 1927 to Edward and Aurilla (Havens) McGinnis in their home on 20 Baker Street in Hudson Falls, Peg was the oldest of ten children. Her whole life Peg worked and  took care of others.  Peg had a lot of responsibility helping her mother care for her siblings as a child. She also was a neighborhood babysitter while in grade school and while in high school she worked as a soda jerk at Baker’s Drug store in Hudson Falls. She graduated from Hudson Falls High School where she was the Prom queen who dated a football player, Charles “Chuck” Eagle. Like so many during World War II, Chuck went into service right out of high school  and Peg waited for him to return from the Pacific to get married in 1947 in her parent’s back yard. Their special day was celebrated in classic Irish style with a keg of beer, a bouquet of daisies and their closest friends and family.

Peg started working right out of high school as a mailroom clerk for Imperial Wallpaper Company in Glens Falls and was promoted many times until she retired as a company buyer from what became known as Ciba-Geigy. Although she worked outside the home her whole life, her main priority was always her three children, Charles (Tod), David, and Dianne. Peg was a communicant at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls and volunteered for the Glens Falls Hospital Guild for many years. She and Chuck were fortunate to have many close friends they enjoyed being with, whether it was playing golf at the Tee Bird Country Club, playing cards in bridge club, dancing at the Cosmopolitan Club, or going on Caribbean cruises. Peg especially cherished her time at the family cottage on Dunham’s Bay on Lake George in the summer where she enjoyed great memories with her children and grandchildren. Peg’s tireless work ethic, dedication to family and enjoyment of the simple things in life were a real inspiration to her children. She will be dearly missed and always a part of our lives. We love you Meme.

Besides her husband, Peg was predeceased by her infant sister, Helen Clare, and brothers Edward, Robert,Richard, and John McGinnis.

Survivors include her children, Charles Tod Eagle and his wife Maura of Rochester, David A. Eagle and his wife Leslie of Lake George and Dianne Leonelli and her husband Chuck of Lake George. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Alyson and Lauren Eagle; Brook (Victoria) and Jessica Eagle; and Megen and Scott Krohn and Alex and Colin Leonelli and three precious great grandchildren, Patrick, Max and Kaiana.

She also leaves behind a brother Paul (Betty) McGinnis in Illinois, and sisters Phyllis (Edward) LaPann,  Susan (Lauren) Palmer of Hudson Falls and Marilyn Riganti of Albany in addition to many, many nieces and nephews living across the country.

There will be calling hours at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls on Monday, August 3rd from 5 7 p.m.

The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls on  Tuesday, August 4th at 10:00 a.m. o’clock.

Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fort Hudson Nursing Home, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY. or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O.Box 4091, Queensbury, New York 12804 .

Her children so appreciated the support and care she received at Fort Hudson during the last few difficult years of her Alzheimer’s disease. Special thanks to the many caregivers and nurses that looked after our mother for over three years. It made our lives easier knowing she was in loving hands.