Michael R. Clum

Clum, MichaelHUDSON FALLS – Michael R. Clum, 65, of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility in Fort Edward, after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born on April 13, 1951 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late George and Leonora (Fitzpatrick) Clum.

Michael was a proud 1971 graduate of South Glens Falls High School.

On August 9, 1975, he married Patricia Naylor at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

He was a very hard worker, who sometimes held two or three jobs at a time to provide for his family.  For over 25 years, Michael was employed as an assistant manager and head of maintenance at Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge.  Through the years, he worked various other jobs in the field of maintenance.

Michael was known by his beloved nieces as “Michael Michael Motorcycle” because of his love of riding his motorcycle.  He could be seen riding his Goldwing motorcycle the very second the last snowflake melted until the first snowflake flew.  Michael also enjoyed working on anything mechanical in his spare time.   He could be described as “jack of all trades, master of none.”  Michael could fix anything including his motorcycles.  He was very generous with his time.  He would be there at the drop of a hat to help anyone fix anything.     

The most important part of his life was his family.  He was a wonderful husband and father and will be greatly missed.  Through the years, Michael also became extremely close to his wife’s family.  He loved her siblings and many times acted as a father figure to his sisters in law.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Linda DuFour and Joan Rivers, his brother, Peter G. Clum and his father in law and mother in law, Robert and Ann Naylor.

Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Patricia Clum of Hudson Falls; his children, Robyn Clum Granger and her husband, Paul of Glens Falls and Casey Clum and his wife, Susan of Queensbury; his two sisters, Marion Kohls of Queensbury and Virginia Boisclair of South Glens Falls; his two brothers, Thomas Clum of Queensbury and his twin brother, David Clum of Panama City, FL; several brothers in law and sisters in law; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Celebration of Michael’s life will follow the calling hours at 5 p.m., on Friday, at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility for their compassion and the kind, gentle care they gave Michael and his family.

Donations in his memory may be made to Fort Hudson Health Care Facility, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY  12828.

Charlotte K. Hart

HartHUDSON FALLS – Charlotte K. Hart, 87, of Lower Main Street, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, after a battle with cancer.

Born November 1, 1928 in Colchester(Burlington), VT, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Dorothy (Dragon) Bigelow.

Charlotte was a graduate of Whitehall High School.

On May 25, 1957, she married Jack Hart in Whitehall.

Charlotte worked for Economy Dry Goods, Inc., for over 20 years, as a registered buyer and seller of stores.  She then worked for General Electric in Fort Edward for over 30 years as an instructor.

Charlotte was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.  The most important part of her life was her family.

Besides her parents, Charlotte was predeceased by her husband, Jack Hart.

Survivors include her brother, Gene Bigelow of Hudson Falls; her sister, Shirley Austin of South Glens Falls; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Service will be conducted Friday, following the calling hour, at 11:00 a.m., with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will follow the service, at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Charlotte may be made the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, New York 12828, or the Glens Falls Association for the Blind, 144 Ridge St., Glens Falls, New York 12801.

Albert “John” Hunt

HuntMilitary HuntFORT EDWARD – Albert “John” Hunt, 74, of Spruce Street, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 25, 2016, at Glens Falls Hospital. 

Born on July 23, 1941 in Bennington, VT, he was the son of the late Samuel and Eva (McMurray) Hunt.

After attending high school, John enlisted in the United States Army as an armored truck vehicle mechanic, during the Korean War.  John was very proud to have served his country for six years.

He worked for Decora in Fort Edward for 15 years and then began his construction career, working at various companies in the area.

John was a “jack of all trades” and “master if none”.  He was a hard worker and could build or fix anything.  He constructed homes in the area and fixed many cars for his family and friends.   John enjoyed camping with his family.   He also was known as a jokester and could beat just about anyone in pool.     John was a straight shooter who told it like it was and never held back.  Most importantly, John loved his family and his dog, “Lady”.  He could be caught feeding his dog home cooked meals while he ate a cup of soup.

Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his siblings, Ruth, Pauline, Rita, Clark, Jr., and his step-daughter, Barbie.

Survivors include his four loving children, John Hunt and his companion, Tammy Ingalls of Schuylerville, Sheryl Havens and her companion, Steve Smith of Fort Edward, Tina Patrick and her husband, Jerry of Cossayuna, Grace Saville and her husband, Peter of Fort Ann; John’s companion of 35 years, Barbara Harrington of Fort Edward; the mother of his children, Shirley Hunt of Fort Edward; his step sons, Kevin Dickinson of Fort Edward and Gary Harrington of Fort Edward; his seven grandchildren, John Hunt, Jr. of Schuylerville, Lawrence Havens of Fort Edward, Amanda Havens of Madison, Wisconsin, Megan Patrick of Salem, Nicole Patrick of Cossayuna, Hunter Saville of Fort Ann, Olivia Saville of Fort Ann; three great grandchildren, Owen, Orion and Jaxson; his brother, Arthur Hunt of White Creek; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls. 

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 pm., on Thursday, following the calling hours, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Memorial donations in memory of John may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Attn: Internet Processing, 611 Granite Springs Road Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

Teresa M. Marcantonio

MarcantonioHUDSON FALLS – Teresa M. Marcantonio, 88, formerly of Maple Street, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Indian River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Granville.

Born on November 12, 1927 in Fort Ann, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Helena (Beecher) Monahan.

On April 9, 1950, she married Salvatore “Sarto” Marcantonio at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.  He passed away on February 8, 2013, after 63 years of marriage.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son, Peter J. Marcantonio and all her 16 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her son, William Marcantonio and his wife, Ellen of Kingsbury; her daughter in law, Joanna Marcantonio of Queensbury; three grandchildren, Assunta Moore and her husband, Ed of Glens Falls, Jered  Marcantonio and his wife, Jenn of Saratoga Springs and Kate Diamond and her husband, Jason of Hudson Falls; seven great-grandchildren, Eddie Thomas, Maddie Teresa and Sara Mae Moore, Jacob Peter and Isabella Grayce Marcantonio, Greyson Salvatore and Knox Richard Diamond; her sister in law, Marie Monahan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park, in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Burgoyne Ave in the town of Fort Edward.

The family wishes to thank all of her friends and caregivers at Indian River Rehab and Nursing Center, the entire staff at C.R. Wood Cancer Center and Dr. Gillani, for the wonderful care and compassion given to Teresa and her family.

Teresa’s family suggests that memorials in her memory be made to Granville Rescue Squad, 64 E. Potter Ave., Granville, NY 12832 or St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church,11 Wall Street, Hudson Falls, NY  12839.

Freda Holley

HUDSON FALLS – Freda Daillie Holley, formerly of Coleman Ave, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on June 13, 1916, in Dundee, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mathewina Ireland.

Freda graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1935, and then continued her education at Berkshire Business School.

On September 13, 1941, she married William Holley.  Together they enjoyed 59 years of marriage until his death in July of 2000.

She attended the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls and was a 50 year volunteer with the Glens Falls Hospital Guild.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, George Ireland and her sister, Mary Sisson.

Freda is survived by her three children, William Holley, Jr.  (Jonell) of Ellington, Conn, Brian Holley (Victoria) of Niskayuna and Linda Holley of Watertown; five grandchildren, Andrew Holley, Brian Holley, Ursula Williams, Ian Cannan and Eric Cannan; seven great grandchildren, Sadie and Hunter Holley, Ross Cannan, Milo and Felix Cannan, Brayton Polumbo and Freemon Williams; her sister, Jean Sleeper of Fort Worth Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Glens Falls Hospital Guild, 100 Park St, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, 5 River Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

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

Reginald E. LaFountain

CaputoGLENS FALLS – Reginald E. LaFountain, 76, of Glens Falls, went into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a long illness.

Born on January 3, 1940, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Erwin and Beatrice LaFountain

He attended Queensbury High School.

On December 30, 1962, he married Gloria Volpe at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Reggie worked for many years for the James River Corp in South Glens Falls.

He was a member of the Moreau Emergency Squad as well as the Glens Falls/Queensbury Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk Lodge #81.

He enjoyed playing Bingo, going to the casinos and especially attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.  He liked shopping and following the New York Jets. He was an amazing person, an amazing dad and loved everyone like they were his own.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years. Gloria LaFountain of Glens Falls; his children Ricky LaFountain and his companion, Misty, of Florida, Regina Wells and her companion Dave Almy of Glens Falls, Robbie LaFountain and his fiancé, Amanda Koliada of Glens Falls and Robin LaFountain and her companion, Angel Gonzalez of Glens Falls; a son in law, Morris Wells of Fort Ann; a daughter in law, Stacey LaFountain of Glens Falls; his grandchildren, Jacob Wells, Alicia LaFountain, Rachel (Josh) Warren, Jessica Sylvester, Jeremy Wells and his girlfriend, Rachel Arthur, Dominic LaFountain, Robbie LaFountain and  Cecilia Gonzalez; his great grandchildren, Kole Wells, Brayden Vaughn and Marlee Warren; two brothers, John LaFountain and his significant other, Elaine Jackson of Florida and Charlie LaFountain of Glens Falls; and his beloved dog, Rocky; his sister in law, Marie Luedeke; his brother in law, Monty Volpe; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will take place on Friday, from 4-7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted on 11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Glens Falls Elks Lodge No. 81, 32 Cronin Rd, Queensbury, NY 12804-1419.

Roger A. Sluus

HUDSON FALLS – Roger A. Sluus, 68, of River Street, formerly of Troy, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at his home, after an 11-year battle with cancer.

Born October 20, 1947 in Troy, he was the son of the late Elmer and Mary (Evans) Sluus.

Roger proudly served in the United States Marine Corps., where he served during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat.

On November 11, 2009, Roger married Tammie Spofford at the Kingsbury Town Hall, by Judge O’Keefe.

He was a tree climber and cut down trees for himself.  He loved running, which he could do for many hours, woodworking in his garage, and he also enjoyed working out.

Roger was a great guy who loved life and was there for anyone who needed him.  He will be greatly missed.

Besides his parents, Roger was predeceased by his son, Darryl Sluus.

Survivors include his wife Tammie Sluus of Hudson Falls; his children, Veronnica Pluckrose and her husband, Mark of Troy, Dianna Sluus of Watervliet, Ryan Sluus and his wife, Courtney Sluus of Green Island, Cara Sluus of Watervliet, Jonathan Spofford and his wife, Aisling of Hudson Falls;  his grandchildren Christian Sluus, Brandon Dobbs, Benjamin Pluckrose, Tommy Salvo, Alison O’Brien, Lorelai Austin, Fiona Austin and Keira Spofford; his brothers and sisters, Carol DiMaggio of Troy, Barbara LaClair and her husband, Dick of Wynantskill, Donna Garner of West Sand Lake, Karen Williams of Newport, TN, Robert Sluus of Palm Bay, FL, Denny Sluus and his wife, DeeDee of Watervliet and Jack Sluus; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Roger’s request there will be no public services.

Memorial donations in memory of Roger may be made to the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, 13 Holland Ave, Albany, NY 12208.

Maryanne Caputo

caputo, maryanneHUDSON FALLS – Maryanne Caputo, Age 75, died on Monday, April 18, 2016 with her family beside her.

She was born in Glens Falls on February 23, 1941 to Henry J. and Catherine R Caputo, who predeceased her.

Maryanne graduated in 1958 from Hudson Falls High School and for a short time attended Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY as a nursing student. She worked at Glens Falls Hospital, and The NY Telephone Company, but was most known as the office manager for her father’s automotive business.  Later in life at the age of 57, she returned to school at Mildred Elly and obtained her certificate in paralegal studies.  She was a volunteer for the Glens Falls Hospital Guild, and also volunteered at the renal dialysis unit at the hospital.  She had completed training to become a High Peaks Hospice volunteer when her illness appeared.

Survivors include her brother Charles (Nancy) Caputo of Hudson Falls and her sister Bernadette (Jim) Costello of Central Square, NY.  She has 5 children, Sherry (Mike) Cleveland of Kingsbury, Mark (Ann) Reynolds of Glen Lake, Catherine (Greg) Grossman of Williamsburg, VA, Matt (Linda) Reynolds of Lake in the Hills, IL and Georgeanne (Gary) Hall of Granville; 11 grandchildren, Gregory, Christopher, Joseph, Dustin, Curtis, Geoffrey, Andrew, Gillian, Gary, Gracie and Carson, all of whom she was most proud of; as well as several nieces, a nephew and cousins.

Family was so important to her.  Her father once said she was the glue that held them all together.  She was most happy when they were all gathered for holidays, Sunday breakfasts, and summer cookouts.  She was always on the phone, talking one person through a crisis, or laughing over a funny tale being told by her brother or one of her children.  In warm weather, she could be found outside on her riding lawnmower, mowing herself or pointing out work to be done by her grandchildren and simply just inspecting the grounds.

Most enjoying to her though, was just lounging on her deck in the sunshine while watching her family splash in the pool.  Always a traveler, she loved the Maine Coast as well as visits to out of town family.

Relatives and friends may call from 11 am to 2 pm Sunday, May 1st at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc.,  68 Main St, Hudson Falls.

Memorial Service and interment will be private and after the calling hours.  Her ashes will be laid to rest next to her parents at St Mary’s Cemetery, in Fort Edward, NY

In lieu of flowers, at her request, donations in her memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute.

Robert P. Harriman

HarrimanWILTON – Robert P. Harriman, 67, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 15, 2016, following a brief illness.
Born September 11, 1948 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Clifton W. and Marjorie M. (Spear) Harriman.
Robert graduated from Hudson Falls High School, Class of 1966. Shortly thereafter, Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Once stateside, Robert apprenticed as a carpenter and became a full time builder of homes in Bolton Landing. His work was known for its impeccable design and craftsmanship.
In 1998 Robert moved to what is now called Willow Run Stable where he was the farm manager for 18 years. A knowledgeable horseman, one of his greatest joys was raising his Andalusian colt, Madrigal, and showing him in hand. In 2012, Robert and Madrigal were the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association Dressage Suitability National Champions and Pure Spanish Horse Reserve National Champions.
Robert then placed Madrigal in training as a dressage horse and he has had an impressive career to date. In 2015, Madrigal was the High Point Training Level Champion at Dressage at Saratoga, the United States Equestrian Federation Region 3 Training Level Champion and the United States Dressage Federation All Breed Reserve National Champion. Madrigal will continue to live and train at Willow Run Stable.
“Bob” left an indelible impression on everyone he met. Those who knew Bob were drawn to his humor, quick wit and charisma. Those who loved Bob will remember him for his compassionate and generous spirit.
In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by his brother, Charles S. Harriman, and his brother-in-law, Otis B. Barber.
Survivors include his companion, Kathleen McGowan of Wilton; his two sons, Robert Henry Harriman of Glens Falls, Randall Charles Harriman of Lake George and their mother, JoAnn (Strainer) Harriman of Hudson Falls; his granddaughter, Jericha Macie; his siblings, Etta H. Barber, Cliftene H. Pettit, Clifton E. Harriman, Dianne H. Graham and her husband, Bernard, Rosalie H. McGowan and Anita H. Bennett and her husband, Terry; and his Sister-in-law, Mikki Revak; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the First Baptist Church of Hudson Falls, 118 Main Street, Hudson Falls, with his sister, Etta Barber, officiating.
Memorial donations in memory of Robert may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Clyde Robert Sanborn

SanbornHADLEY – Clyde Robert Sanborn, 83, of Lake Sacandaga, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Born on October 6, 1932, in Saratoga Springs, he was the son of the late, Susan Veitch and Carl Sanborn.

Clyde graduated from Saratoga Springs High School Class of 1952.  Following his graduation, he was an active member for class reunions.

After graduation, Clyde attended Adirondack Community College.

On June 19, 1954, he married Kay Van Derwerker at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Clyde served his country in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954.  He was also a Cub Scout Master for Pack 57, a Boy Scout Master for Troop 58, he belonged to the Kingsbury Volunteer Hose Company for 15 years, and he also was a member of the lower Adirondack Fire Police Association, the American Legion and the Floodwood Hunting Club.  Clyde’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, and bowling, refinishing furniture, snowmobiling and motorcycling.

For 20 years, he owned his own, lawn mower engine business.  He had also opened Sanborn Antiques and Gun Shop for 10 years.  Clyde sold Fishing and hunting licenses for many years.  After 25 years of service, Clyde retired from the New York State Department of Corrections at Great Meadow Correctional Facility. McGregor in 1992.  Following his retirement, Clyde and Kay wintered in Moore Haven, Florida.

Clyde and his wife, Kay, enjoyed taking their boys camping and snowmobiling.  He also enjoyed touring the US, Canada and Newfoundland by motorcycle.

He and his wife lived on Moss Street in Kingsbury for 43 years.  Clyde and Kay have had a cottage on the Great Sacandaga Lake in Hadley, where they have spent many of their summers with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  They all loved to gather and participate in the ring of fire.

Clyde is an honorary member of the Community Faith Fellowship Church in LaBelle, Florida, where he helped put the first cross on the property.  It is still up on the property where the small church is.  When in New York, they attend Rockwell Falls Presbyterian Church in Lake Luzerne.

Clyde is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kay (Van Derwerker) Sanborn  of  Hudson Falls; his sons, Kim Robert Sanborn and his wife, Beverly of Lake Luzerne, Van Timothy Sanborn and his friend, Barb of Hudson Falls and Kip Christian Sanborn and his wife, Renia of Hudson Falls; grandchildren, Kim Robert Sanborn, Jr., Brian Sanborn, Van Matt Sanborn, Megan Sanborn-Luke, Faye Sanborn; his great grandchildren, Tyler Sanborn, Dorothy Sanborn and Elly Sanborn, Reilly Luke, and Joey Luke, Matthew Delucca and Masen Delucca; his siblings, William Sanborn of Lady Lake Florida, Carol Clark of Saratoga Springs, and Kathy (Bropfy) of Saratoga Springs; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesdayy at the funeral home with the Rev. Derek Hansen, pastor of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will take place at Gerald B.H. Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Clyde’s family suggests memorial donations be made to the Kingsbury Volunteer Hose Co., Burgoyne Ave., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Betty M. (Blodgett) Balfour

BalfourSOUTH GLENS FALLS – Betty M. (Blodgett) Balfour, 88, of Pine Road in South Glens Falls and also a longtime resident of Fenimore, died on  Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born March 28, 1928 in Sudbury, VT.  She was the daughter of the late Stephen Blodgett and Dorothea (Humiston) Taggart.

At the age of eight she moved to New York State with her family.  In 1945, Betty married Ralph Balfour and they resided in Fenimore for 55 years.  Ralph passed away in November of 2000.

Betty was predeceased by her sisters, Jean Surano, Evelyn McCauley and her husband, Paul and Betty’s brothers, Gilbert “Peter” Shortsleeves, Fredrick Shortsleeves and Joseph Shortsleeves; and her sister-in-law, Mary Snyder.

Survivors include her children, Donna Hickok and her husband, Leslie of Arizona, Ralph Daniel Balfour of Florida and Sandra Clark and her husband, James of South Glens Falls; her grandchildren, Christopher Hickok and his wife, Kathryn, James E. Clark, Jr. and his wife, Beth, Kassey Granger, Daniel Balfour and his wife, Stephanie and Craig Balfour and his wife, Brianne; 11 grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Gloria Shortsleeves; and her friends in the Bridge Club.

Friends may call on Friday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon Friday at St. Michael’s the Archangel Church in South Glens Falls, with Rev. Tony Childs, pastor, officiating.

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

The family requests instead of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Lions Club’s Flying Fingers c/o of the Glens Falls Lions Club, P.O., Box 528, Glens Falls, NY  12801 or to the charity of your choice.

Michael W. Scheidegger

scheideggerHUDSON FALLS – Michael W. Scheidegger,45, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany.

He is survived by his parents; his sister Krista Valla, her husband Wade Valla, and their daughters Grace and Kaitlin; his brother Erik Scheidegger, his wife Connie, and their daughters Taya and Genoa; his three uncles Charles Otto Scheidegger, Richard Scheidegger and his wife Carol, and Robert Scheidegger and his wife Suzanne; his step-grandmother, Maria Voordeckers; as well as numerous cousins.

Born on May 12,1970 at Glens Falls Hospital, he was the first son of William and Trudy(Cleaves) Scheidegger, of Hudson Falls

Michael’s childhood was spent in the kid friendly neighborhood bordering the Hudson Falls High School. He was an active member of Boy Scout Troop 4, where he especially enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, and rock climbing.  He spent summers camping with his family in the Adirondacks and on Cape Cod.

Michael graduated Hudson Falls High School in 1988. He was a high jumper on the track team, played football and soccer, and was a member of the stage and marching bands.

After high school, he enlisted in the Army and received basic training at Fort Jackson, SC. He attended paratrooper school, earned his wings, and joined the 82no Airborne at Fort Bragg, NC.  He proudly served with the 82no in lraq during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

He was an avid sports fan, including NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Sr., as well as the NY Yankees, NY Giants, and NY Rangers. He also had a passion for cooking, and loved to try new recipes, ingredients, and techniques.  He could always be found in the kitchen at the holidays and family dinners.

Michael loved animals all his life. Over the years his pets included an alligator, several snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, ferrets, chinchillas, rats, exotic fish, and most recently, two Maine Coon kittens. He also rescued and raised animals to be released to the wild, including crows, flying squirrels, and an injured cedar waxwing that lived with the family for many years.

A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls (on the park) on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with the rev. Michael Plank, pastor, officiating.

A reception will follow the services at the church hall.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

The family would like to thank the staff of the VA Primary Care Clinic in Glens Falls, and the nurses, staff, and doctors of the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany for their care and concern for Michael.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls Project Lift Fund, 9 River St., Hudson Falls.

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

Lucille “Lucy” Nina Schult

SchultHARTFORD – Lucille “Lucy” Nina Schult, 69, passed away peacefully, on April 11, 2016, at Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on June 8, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Gibson) Rock.

Lucille graduated from Hartford Central School class of 1964.

She was employed by Native Textiles for over 30 years, Warren/Washington/Albany ARC, and most recently, retired from Lowes Garden Center in Queensbury, after 15 years of service.

Lucille met her husband, Roy Schult, at Native Textiles and they were married June 28, 1980.  Married for 35 years, Roy and Lucy enjoyed a simple but wonderful life together.  Many of her most treasured memories were of their trips to “play the slots” in Atlantic City.  Lucy was an avid “staycationer”.   Sitting on the deck with her morning coffee, lounging by the pool and hosting family BBQ’s, meant more to her than any luxury cruise.

After the birth of her first grandchild, she was known as “Nana” by all of her loved ones.  Lucy delighted in the simple things of life.  When asked if she could “do anything or go anywhere” she replied, “I just want to be home, reading my books and doing my scratch off tickets”.

She had an unmatched work ethic and was extremely generous.  She dreamed of handing out money on the street corner if she won the lottery.  If you needed it, she probably had it.  Either in her purse or her shed, she would say “wait right here”, and the next thing you knew, she was standing in front of you with whatever you needed.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Rock.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 35 years ,Roy Schult, of Hartford; her daughter, She Hahn and her husband, Scot, of Hartford; her sons Roy Schult Jr and his wife, Renee, of Hartford and Eric Schult and his partner, Barb, of Hartford; eight grandchildren, Courtney, Kelby, Marina, Austin, Leanne, Dylan, Dustin and Dagan;  her brothers, Stanley Rock and his wife, Janet, of Hartford and Rolland Rock and his wife, Mary, of Hudson Falls; her sister, Virginia Lambert and her husband, Daniel, of Queensbury; as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.

At Lucille’s request there will be no public services.

The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff of Glens Falls Hospital and HCR for the excellent care and compassion Lucille received.


Memorial donations in memory of Lucille may be made to the Patient Assistance Fund at the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park St., Glens Falls, New York 12801.