Christopher Murray Altizio

AltizioHUDSON FALLS – Christopher Murray Altizio of Burgoyne Avenue, passed away at his home, on Thursday, February 25th 2016. He was 57.

Chris was born on November 26, 1958, in Glens Falls to the late Murray “Marty” Altizio and Marianne Healey.

Chris attended St. Mary’s school as a child and later Queensbury High School. He was a proud Queensbury High School wrestler under Coach Jack Labombard. Chris was also a proud American and after high school he joined the U.S Army in 1976, becoming a Combat Medic for the 82nd Airborne. After an honorable discharge he returned home and later joined the U.S Army Reserves.

Chris married his best friend and the love of his life Jennie Lee Kelley in 1985 and together had their first child, a son, Anthony Michael in 1987 and their second child, a daughter, Nicole Michelle in 1989.

Chris worked at Webb Graphics, Adirondack Highway Department and most recently Irving Tissue in Fort Edward.

He was an avid golfer who also enjoyed reading, fishing, darts, softball, playing poker with friends and family and watching the New York Mets.

In addition to his parents, Chris is pre-deceased by his brother, Michael John Altizio of Glens Falls.

He is survived by his wife Jennie Kelley; his son, Anthony; his daughter, Nicole; and his granddaughter Emma Lee John; his brothers, Jon and Marty Altizio and Sidney and Daniel McDonald; also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Chris will be remembered by those who knew him as a proud American patriot, a hard worker, an outstanding husband, father, brother, friend and most of all grandfather to his pride and joy Emma Lee John.

A public mass will be held in his honor at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, on March 20, 2016, at 8:00 am and a day of remembrance will be announced by his family in the coming days.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Chris’ name to the Make a Wish Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Kathryn A. “Kate” Bennett

Bennett, KathrynWILTON – Kathryn A. “Kate” (Kibling) Bennett, 74, of Wilton, passed away on Thursday Feb. 18, 2016, at Saratoga Hospital.

Born October 17, 1941 in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Bessie (Andrus) Kibling.

Kathryn was a graduate of Poultney High School in Vermont.

On August 19, 1962, she married Herbert J. Bennett at the Methodist Church in Granville.

Kathryn worked for the Van Raalte Insurance in Saratoga and also Price Chopper Markets. After her retirement, she enjoyed watching children.

She was a founding member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilton and taught Sunday school for 37 years. Kathryn sang in the choir for almost 50 years, was a youth leader, a member of the women’s group and served on the church council. She was extremely proud of her work to raise money to send children to camp.  Kathryn was President of the Wilton Heritage Society, active in the Grange and Daughters of the American Revolution but most of all, she enjoyed family and friends.  She is most remembered for her love of life and her ability to remain active despite her disabilities.

Besides her parents, Kathryn was predeceased by sisters, Pat Renaud, Elizabeth “Betty” Matt, Virginia Croff, Charlotte Smith, her brothers, Donald Kibling, Charles Kibling, and George Kibling.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Herbert Bennett of Wilton; her children, Kevin S. Bennett of Wilton, Kimberly A. Bennett-Schwardt and her husband, Kevin of Ballston Spa and Karen B. Luedtke and her husband, Benjamin of Freeport, IL; her grandchildren, Scott Gelina, Megan Birch, Grace Luedtke and Caleb Luedtke; her great grandchildren, Joshua James Birch and Benjamin Birch; her sister, Ruth Lorette and her companion, Ron of Wilton; her brothers Robert Kibling and his wife, Rita of the state of Washington and Ralph Kibling of Hudson Falls; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved grandpuppy, Tigger.

Friends may call Sunday, February 28, 2016, From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilton, 155 Ballard RD in Wilton.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2016 (following the calling hours) at the church with the Rev. Keith Mann, pastor, officiating.

Burial will take place in the spring at Gurn Springs Cemetery in the town of Wilton.

Donations in memory of Kathryn may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Ballard Rd., Gansevoort, NY 12831, The Arthritis Foundation, 1717 Central Ave., Albany, New York 12205, American Cancer Society, 959 U.S. 9, Queensbury, New York 12804 or Kids Wish Network, 4060 Louis Ave., Holiday, FL 34691.

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


Carl Leroy (Johnny) Wyer

WyerFORT EDWARD – Carl Leroy (Johnny) Wyer, 86 most recently a resident of the Fort Hudson Nursing Center in Fort Edward, passed away on February 18th 2016.

Born August 1, 1929, in Keyser West Virginia. He was the son of Ivan S. Wyer and Virgie L. Sutton Wyer.

After graduating from Fort Ashby High School, Carl married Roxena Marie Dawson of Keyser WV and moved to East Liverpool Ohio where they raised their family. Carl worked as a coil inspector at the Crucible Steel Mill in Midland Pennsylvania, retiring after 31 years of employment. He later worked part time in security for US Airways in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Some of Carl’s enjoyments included camping, hunting, sports, traveling and especially reminiscing about his life growing up on the family farm in the mountains of West Virginia. He also loved singing hymns and spending time with his family.

Carl was predeceased in death by his first wife, Roxena Marie Dawson with whom he had three children. He was also predeceased in death by his second wife Dorothy (Carrie) Draper and his step-daughter Dawn Rene Radovich.

Survivors include his three children, Ivan (Dorothy) Wyer of East Liverpool, Ohio. Wilda Craven of Acworth, Georgia. Hilda (Tim) Olesky of Queensbury, New York and his two grandchildren Marc (Sheila) Olesky of Glens Falls, New York and Ashley Olesky of Boynton Beach, Florida.

He also leaves behind a brother Don (Martha) Wyer and a sister Wilda (James) Kesner of Keyser, West Virginia and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call on a date to be determined at the Smith Funeral Home at 85 South Main Street, Keyser, West Virginia.

Burial will follow at the Wyer Family Cemetery on Knobley Road.

Memorial donations can be made in Carl’s name to the Fort Hudson Nursing Center at 319 Broadway Fort Edward, New York 12828 and/or the Alzheimer Association Northeastern New York Chapter at 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405, Albany, New York 12205.

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


John Marine, Jr.

Marine Trumpet MarineQUEENSBURY – John Marine, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, following a lengthy illness, with his daughters by his side.

John was born in Fort Edward on August 19, 1922, the son of the late John and Joanna (Bonitatibus) Marine.

He worked from the age of nine and into his teens at Smith’s Bakery in Fort Edward, making the locally renowned Smith’s finger rolls.

A talented young trumpet player, John was accepted at the Julliard School of Music at the age of 16, however, family responsibilities prevented him from attending.

He graduated from Fort Edward High School in 1939.

John enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.  His first assignment was as a military recruitment officer in Washington, DC and in Detroit where he signed the first women recruits to serve in the Marine Corps during the war.  During the last two years of his service, he was stationed in Belfast and London.

He was a proud member of the American Auto Workers Union and Steelworkers Union and in the 1960’s and 70’s he was elected business agent and the President of the American Federation of Musicians AFL-CIO, Local #129, covering the upstate New York.

Following retirement from Ciba Geigy, John resumed his musical career full time with his own dance band, The Staff Members, performing at countless weddings and special events in the area.

John will always be missed and remembered for his great sense of humor, the wonderful meals he prepared for his family and as a loving father and self-proclaimed “Luckiest Grandpa in the world”.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marjorie (Loiselle) Marine.

He is survived by his daughters, Anne Marine and Judi Marine (David Wilsey); his sister, Mrs. Jean Koehler; his grandchildren, James Powhida, John Powhida (Chen) and Molly Sample (Anna); his great granddaughter, Ray Anne Powhida; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

A private burial will take place in the spring at the convenience of the family at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Fort Edward.

John’s family would like to thank the staff at Westmount Health Facility for their compassionate care and also to thank John’s neighbors.

In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to remember John with a donation to the James Clark Music Fund, LaSalle School, 391 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Jeff Cote

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA – Jeff Cote, 57, a longtime resident of Glens Falls, died unexpectedly at his home in Myrtle Beach on Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Born in Glens Falls on September 5, 1958, he was the son of Richard and Sharon Cote of Little River, South Carolina.

Jeff graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1976 and then enlisted in the US Navy.  He proudly served his country for four years, while stationed in Norfolk, VA.

Jeff was employed as a corrections officer for 12 years at Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock and at one time, was a machine operator at SCA Tissue in South Glens Falls.

He was an avid golfer who loved watching NASCAR racing, especially following Jeff Gordon.  Jeff was a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan.  He loved the outdoors.  Jeff enjoyed the sun and taking morning walks every day along the beach.  He had a wonderful personality whose constant smile was contagious. Jeff was the life of the party.  His greatest joy was watching his kids play sports, while they were growing up.

Survivors besides his parents, include his two children, Josh Cote and his girlfriend, Danika Hajeck of Queensbury and Lindsey Cote and her fiancé, Nick Barton of Wilton; the mother of his children, Valerie Cote of Fort Edward; his siblings, Reggie Cote of Lake George, Michelle Sheerer and her husband, Keith of Hudson Falls, Richard Cote and his wife, Ann of Little River, SC and Suzanne Cote and her fiancé, Denny of Peach Tree City, GA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hours at the funeral home on Sunday.

Memorial donations in Jeff’s memory may be made to VETHELP, 1214 Saratoga Road, Ballston Spa, New York 12020.

Richard “Dick” J. Camfield

Camfield, R.GLENS FALLS – Richard “Dick” J. Camfield,66, of Glens Falls, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, February 15, 2016, with his family by his side.

Born April 11, 1949 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Charles and Doris (LaVoy) Camfield.

Richard attended St. Mary’s Academy and was a class of 1968 Glens Falls High School graduate.  After high school, he attended BOCES where he obtained certification for sheet metal fabrication.

On June 29, 1981, he married Gail Marie Young in Glens Falls. They were married for 33 wonderful years until she passed away November 20, 2014.

Richard worked for Ames Goldsmith in Glens Falls, North East Heating Supply in Glens Falls and also Genesee Refrigeration.

He was a simple man but a hard worker and great provider who always put his family first.  Richard was wonderful caring father and grandfather who loved spending time with his daughter and grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, Richard was predeceased by his grandmother, Ruby Morris, his aunt, who was like a second mother, Helene Sullivan Dever, and his brothers in law, Michael, James and Sam Young.

Survivors include his daughter, Heather Harrington and her husband, Scott of Glens Falls; his grandchildren, Brett Harrington and Tess Harrington; his sister, Katherine Rielly and her husband, Mike of NJ; his brother, Peter Camfield and his wife, Ellen of Rochester; his cousins, which he shared a home with growing up, Sarah Basta and her late husband, John, Joe Sulllivan and his wife, Nancy, Jerry Sullivan and John “Jack” Sullivan; his sisters in law, Connie Crosier of Whitehall, Maureen Young of Whitehall and Carol Young, also of Whitehall; his brother in law, Tim Young and his wife, Cathy of PA; his aunt, Marge Campfield; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, at St. Michael’s Church in South Glens Falls, with Rev. Tony Childs, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will be in the spring at Glens Falls Cemetery on Bay Street in the City of Glens Falls.

Richards family would like to thank Patty and Phil from High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., for their care and support given to Richard and his family.

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


Jo-Ann Williams

WilliamsSOUTH GLENS FALLS – Jo-Ann Williams, was welcomed into heaven on February 13, 2016, to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her beloved husband.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, after suffering many years from heart disease and subsequently, renal failure.

Born on March 2, 1944, in Glens Falls, she was the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Laura Pelicone.

She graduated from Scotia-Glenville High School, where she met and soon married the love of her life, Gordon Williams.  They had celebrated 45 years of marriage, before Gordon’s unexpected death in 2007.

Despite her illness, Jo-Ann lived a full life.  She was a talented pianist, who could be found at her piano singing Gospel songs any given day, many times with her husband and daughters accompanying her.  For many years, she played for the congregation at the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church.  She had strong faith and a sharp tongue.  Jo-Anne was witty and smart, never failing to tell you how it is.  She was happiest surrounded by her family.  Jo-Ann loved her many nieces and nephews and enjoyed their visits immensely, making many wonderful memories together.  Jo-Ann enjoyed camping, spending time around her pool and cooking.  Only in recent years, she would she admit that her son’s spaghetti sauce was better than hers. She touched the lives of all who knew her.  Her life left a lasting impression on our hearts.

Besides her parents, Jo-Ann was also predeceased by Gordon and their infant son, Jeffrey, her sisters, Elizabeth and Sandra and her brothers, Stillman, Charles and Frederick, as well as their spouses, whom she loved and many brothers and sisters in law, whom she also was very close.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, James G. Williams, Tammy C. Langley and her husband, Richard and Jody Rae Higgins and her husband, Daryl; her grandchildren, James G. Williams, Jr. (Briana), Derek F. Williams (Alexandria), Shane H. Rivers (Alissa), Tianna T. Higgins and Michael J. Higgins; great granddaughter,Gianna Morris and soon to be great grandchild, Aadilyn Grace; as well as her brother, Joseph Pelicone and his wife, Flo; and many other brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Friday, at the Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Hudson Falls, 30 LaCrosse Street in Hudson Falls.

Burial will be in the spring at Morningside Cemetery in the town of Hartford.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kandora for his dedication and compassion to her wellbeing as well as the staff and residents of the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility for bring her so much happiness in recent years.

Memorial donations may be sent to the charity of one’s choice.

Lana Marie (Waldron) Varney

Varney 1 Varney 2SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Lana Marie (Waldron) Varney, 60, of South Glens Falls and formerly of North Creek, passed away peacefully of February 10, 2016, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born on August 23, 1955 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Emma (Harvey) Waldron, Sr.

Lana attended Johnsburg Central School and on June 22, 1975, she married Albert Varney at St. Michael The Archangel Church in South Glens Falls.

Lana loved to play cards, especially pinochle and also enjoyed listening to all kinds of music.  Lana was very fond of her cat, George, who was her “Baby Boy”.  She was very fortunate to be a stay at home mom, who raised her five children.  Her world centered around her children, whom she kept in touch daily. Lana always gave her best to her kids.  She gave them her love, her complete devotion, her advice and also enjoyed teaching them how to swim, especially at night.  Lana was very close to her sisters and will be deeply missed by them.   She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.   Their world will not be the same without her. 

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Lois “Suki” Hoffis and her brothers, Daniel Waldron, Jr. and William Waldron.

Survivors include her loving husband of 41 years, Albert Varney of South Glens Falls; her five children, Crystal Marie Varney and her fiancé, James Selleck of North Creek, Jamie Lee Varney-Daniels and her husband, Kent of Wilton, Albert Henry Varney, Jr. of South Glens Falls, Ashley Ann Varney and her companion, Mary Bancroft of Hudson Falls and Amber Lynn Varney of South Glens Falls; her granddaughter, Rain Lana-Josafine Selleck; her siblings, Linda Patterson, Loni Rowe, Lisa Fairbairn, Lanette Waldron, Lori Descalarre, Laura Waldron, Sue Hanchette and Larry Waldron; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Monday, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Michael The Archangel Church in South Glens Falls, with the Rev. Tony Childs, pastor, officiating.     

The Rite of Committal will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Glens Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY  12205 or St. Peter’s Hospice Center, St. Peter’s Hospital, 315 S. Manning Blvd, Albany, NY  12208

Raymond F. White

White, RaymondQueensbury – Raymond F. White, 77, of Queensbury passed away on February 10, 2016, after a long illness.

Born on December 23, 1938 in Hudson Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Floyd C. and Sada (Orton) White. In the 1950’s his family purchased a 28 acre farm on Dix Avenue. This is where he would raise several prize winning cattle for a 4-H project, one of which was a pure bred Holstein heifer calf that won first place, three years in a row, at the Washington County Fair.

Ray graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1960, and would go on to spend his life working in the paper industry. He was employed by Hudson Pulp and Paper Company in Thomson from 1961 to 1979, and later at Victory Specialty Packaging in Victory Mills where he retired in 1992.

On October 2, 1965, he married Joan Wood in Gansevoort, and they enjoyed 40 years of marriage.

Ray enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, camping, fishing, gardening, country music, western tv shows, superman and playing his accordion.

He was predeceased by his wife Joan, after 40 years of marriage, who died in 2006, a son, Gordon Clarence White, who died in 1966 several days after birth, a sister Helen Buckley Perry, who died in 1999, and a brother Charles White, who died in 2010.

Survivors include his four children, Tonia Ray and her husband, Bill of South Glens Falls; Vanessa Lemery and her husband, Dave of South Glens Falls; Albert Wallace Logan and his wife, Terri of Schuylerville, and Regina Shaw and her husband, William of Warrensburg; eleven grandchildren, Rosa Lee and Dylan Ray of South Glens Falls, Hailey and Emily Lemery of South Glens Falls, Katie Lemery Hicks of Queensbury, Christopher Lemery of Glens Falls, David Lemery II of Chicago, Katie Logan of New Jersey, Eugene “T.J.” Kelly, Permelia “Pam” Kelly Shaw, and Gordon McGowan, all of Warrensburg, five great grand-children, Jacob and Connor Hicks of Queensbury, and William, Patrick, and Carrie Jane Kelly of Warrensburg; one Brother Edward White and his wife Doris, of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins; his close childhood friend Chuck Willis; a close family friend Mary Altare, who always made him smile, and his close friend and neighbor Roger Corlew, who always stopped in to visit.

Ray’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of his care givers for the excellent care given to him during his last years of life, the EMT’s, at Bay Ridge Rescue Squad, and the wonderfully caring people at Glens Falls Hospital on 3 North, especially Belinda, who was more than just a nurse.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Reverend William Puckey, pastor of the South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the spring at Gansevoort Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Bay Ridge Rescue Squad, 1109 Ridge Rd, Queensbury, NY 12804 and the Warren County Meals on Wheels, C/O Warren County Treasurer, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, New York 12845.

Shirley Ann Parker

ParkerWHITEHALL – Shirley Ann Parker, 82, of Whitehall, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016.

Born on August 9, 1933 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Leland Hams and Mae Johnston.

On October 11, 1952,  she married Leonard M. Parker in Fort Ann.  He passed away Sept 1, 1999.

Shirley loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  They were everything to her. She also enjoyed NASCAR, crosswords, scratch offs and trips to the casino.

Besides her husband and parents, two daughters, Daina Parker and Diane Dixon also passed away before her.

Survivors include two sons, David Parker and his wife, Linda, of Queensbury and Daniel Parker and his companion Janie Burnham of Queensbury; six daughters, Debbie Parker and Dawn Donnelly, both of Queensbury, Darlene Roblee and her husband, Joe, of Hudson Falls, Deanna Stark and her companion, Paul Winchell of Fort Ann, Denise Palmer of Old Forge, and Daphne Tripp and her companion Brian Tucker of Argyle; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and several cousins.  She is also survived by her significant other, Robert “George” Steves of Whitehall; his two daughters, Kathy Steves of Whitehall and Sheila and Steve Hluschewskyj  of Massachusetts; his two sons, Bob and Beth Steves of Hartford and Ray and Diane Steves of Oregon and Shirley and George’s special love, their dog Molly.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, with the Rev. Patti Girard, pastor of the Hartford Yoked Parish, officiating.

Shirley’s family suggests memorial donations be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Shirley’s family would like to thank the staff at Glens Falls Hospital and a special thanks to Denise Palmer and her children for supporting Daphne in taking care of their mom and Daphne wishes to thank her children, Robert Tripp, Jr., Katelynn Tripp and Briana Alexander for their love and support they gave to their mom as she took care of their grandmother.

Edna Andersen

Andersen Military AndersenHUDSON FALLS – Edna Andersen, 89, of Burgoyne Ave, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 4, 2015 at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on December 4, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Knud C. and Jessie (Hanes) Andersen.

While working in a clothing factory in Glens Falls, Edna was notified that she was going to be laid off, so on her lunch break, she enlisted in the United States Air Force.  Following that day, Edna spent much of her life in the service of her country.  She traveled the world from 1952 to 1972, until her retirement as a Staff Sergeant at Plattsburgh Air Force Base.  Edna liked a little of everything, but no particular thing.  She always looked forward to visitors.

In addition to her parents, Edna was predeceased by her sisters, Isabel Vera Mills and Ella Violet Jones, her nephews, Jay Thomas VanVranken, Richard Thomas Jones and Charles Graves, her brothers in law, Richard Jones and Thomas VanVranken and step brother, Jim Gibson.

She is survived by her sister, Elsie VanVranken of Hudson Falls; many nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; her step brothers, Roy, Bob and Tom Gibson; her half-brother, Eric Andersen; special family members, Tom VanVranken and his companion, Bonnie Greene, Christina Graves, Kristy Macey and her husband, Patrick, Windy Clark and her husband, Randy and their children, Coty and Curtis Clark, Jay Thomas VanVranken, II and his wife, Tabitha and their children, Jay Thomas III and family, Cara VanVranken and family and Landon, Misty VanVranken and  her children, Madison and Kolby Kieft.

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted on Friday, at 1:30 p.m. February 12, 2016 at the Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

Memorial donations can be made to the Veteran Charity of your choice.

Lois E. Olden

OldenHUDSON FALLS – Lois E. Olden, 54, of John Street, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Albany Medical Center, with her family by her side.

Born on February 14, 1961 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Golda (Hammond) Olden.

Lois was a graduate of North Warren Central, class of 1979.

She loved going to garage sales and collected everything and anything that she bought.   Lois had a large collection of jewelry and dolphins, to name a few things.   She was loved by all her “adopted kids” and grandchildren.  Lois made everyone who walked through her doors, feel like family.   Her family which included her dogs, were the most important part of her life.  She enjoyed arts and crafts, which included beading with her kids and needlework.

Besides her parents, Lois was predeceased by her life partner of 25 years, Jerry “Joe” Phillips, Donald Dubay, who was father of her beloved sons, her six brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her children, Craig Olden, Sr. and his wife, Sharon of Hudson Falls, Cody Olden and his partner, Sarah Shaw, also of Hudson Falls, Jillian Phillips-Turner of Glens Falls, Justine Phillips of Clifton Park and Donna Marie Moses of Schroon Lake; her 27 grandchildren; her brothers and sisters, Hollis Olden, Sr. of Whitehall, Daniel Olden and his wife, Janet of Queensbury, David Olden and his wife, Diana of Bakers Mills, Royce Olden of Hudson Falls, Shirley Venner and her husband, William of Hartford and Kevin Olden and his wife, Cynthia of Warrensburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Monday, from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 4 p.m., following the calling hour, on Monday at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to March of Dimes, 4 Computer Drive W, #201, Albany, NY 12205.