Dona L. Mabb

Mabb, DonaQUEENSBURY – Dona L. Mabb, 78, of Upper Sherman Ave., passed away quietly at home with her family, on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Born on May 10, 1938, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late James and Addie (Duell) Moses.

On December 31, 1988, she was united in marriage to George M. Mabb, Sr. at their home on Upper Sherman Avenue in Queensbury. George passed away on January 9, 2009, after 20 years of marriage.

Dona worked at the Troy Shirt Factory for several years as a seamstress and was then employed as a nurse’s aide at Eden Park, where she loved caring for people. Dona was known by her family, friends, and even strangers, to show love unconditionally.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls.   Faith was very important to Dona.    She enjoyed gardening in the spring.     Every Christmas, Dona crocheted blankets, hats, and sweaters and gave them to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.    She was a fabulous cook and worked marvels at anything she put her hands on.    She was a beautiful artist, painting wooden lawn ornaments, pictures, and most of all loved coloring with her babies.   Dona was always happy, no matter what the situation. She could turn a bad day into a great day.   Dona didn’t judge people, she felt that was God’s job, and accepted anyone.    She will be remembered for being a giving, loving, and caring person who opened her door to everyone.

In addition to her husband, George and parents, Dona was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Blackmer; her grandson, Douglas Bailiff; and her seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her children, Laurie Bailiff and her husband, Barry of Malta, Martha Whalen and her companion, Jeff VanGundy of Queensbury, George M. “Jody” Mabb, Jr. and his wife, Shelly of Queensbury, Scott A. Mabb and his wife, Carol of Glens Falls, Jamie A. Mabb and his wife, Mary of Lake George, Christopher L. Mabb of South Glens Falls, and Theresa Moses of Glens Falls; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; her brother, Howard “Jerry” Moses; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; many adopted family members and friends; and her very special friend, Roger.

Friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St Mary’s Church in Glens Falls, with Rev. Joseph Manerowski, pastor, officiating.

Rite of Committal will take place in the spring at West Glens Falls Cemetery.

Donations in Dona’s name may be made out to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Glens Falls Hospital in Tower 3, for all their loving, caring, and companionate care and going above and beyond for Dona and her family.

Rebecca S. VanGuilder

VanGuilder, RebeccaGANSEVOORT – Rebecca S. Van Guilder, 59, of Gansevoort, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her home.

Born on March 3, 1957, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of Charles Van Guilder and the late Rosemary (Cleveland) Van Guilder.

Rebecca was a graduate of South Glens Falls High School. She went on to attend Paul Smith’s College and Oral Roberts University.

She retired from the Target warehouse, where she was a packer for 12 years.

Rebecca enjoyed traveling, gardening, her dogs, reading and her faith. She volunteered at the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls, and the Lake George Conservancy where she counted turtles and loons.

In addition to her mother, Rebecca was predeceased by her sister Julia Hamblin.

Survivors include, her father Charles Van Guilder of Queensbury; her sisters, Natalie Hoeppner of DesMoines, Iowa, Laura Van Guilder of Gansevoort, and Monica Hoffmann and her husband, David of Gansevoort; her favorite aunt Elizabeth Hitchcock and her husband, Walter of Gansevoort; and her much loved nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A memorial service will immediately follow calling hours at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Dufford, officiating..

Burial services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rebecca’s name can be made out to Moreau EMS, 1583 U.S. 9, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or any dog rescue organization of one’s choice.

Andre E. Duval II

Duval,AndreHARTFORD – Andre E. Duval II, 54, of Hartford, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Glens Falls Hospital, after a tragic medical emergency. He was surrounded by family and friends, who couldn’t help but fill the room with stories of what an amazing, generous, hilariously funny, and truly one-of-a-kind man he was.

Born April 4, 1962, at Glens Falls Hospital, Andy was the son of Carole and the late Andre Duval. He took care of his parents for years as their neighbor, and when Carole moved he was sure to call her nightly because he was her “Puddin’ Pop.”

Growing up with Andy was quite the adventure, as can be attested by his siblings, Nancy Archambault (husband, Mike), Tammy Goodspeed (husband, Tom) and Mike Duval (wife, Wendy).

His wife Linda (Sipowicz) was absolutely, without a doubt, the love of his life. Andy and Linda were high school sweethearts, together since the age of 15, and married for 36 years. Many said they were too young and would never make it, but they proved their love was everlasting. They laughed, hugged, kissed and held hands together daily. They were the definition of soulmates and it was evident by all who knew them. Together their love created the pride and joy of Andy’s life, his two children and four grandchildren.

His daughter, Angelia Abbott (husband, Stephen) was his “Baby Girl.” His son, Corey Duval (wife, Lindsay) was his “Goobie.” He would never end a phone call or a visit with his kids without saying “love ya.” His love and support as a father was constant and unwavering.

Andy’s favorite past time was being with his grandkids: Nicholas, Hope, Chase and Liam. Poppie, as his grandkids called him, would feed them marshmallows and candy bars and had DVR’d special shows just for them. He had just started building a V-8 model engine with his best-buddy Nicholas. Nicholas and Hope were fortunate enough to live next door to their Poppie, so they could go over and visit him every day. He always looked forward to visits with his twin boys, Chase and Liam.

Crazy Uncle Andy was the FAVORITE uncle to all of his nieces and nephews; especially his god-daughter, Renee Archambault.

Andy worked at Saint-Gobain in Granville for 31-years. He was a dedicated, hardworking and opinionated employee. He had many friends, but closest over the years were Cliff Batease and Gary Prevost.

A true family man, Andy would do anything for those he loved and he treated everyone like family. He was always giving, always offering to help. Anyone that knew Andy loved him, and it was known that the party didn’t start until Andy arrived, because he was the party.

He loved cooking on his grills and making enough food to send people home with leftovers that would last a week. Anyone who’s ever eaten at his cookouts knows how great his food was and it will definitely be missed every summer.

In lieu of flowers, Andy’s family asks that you do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for an unfortunate soul in his name.

All are welcome to gather with the family at the Hartford Firehouse on Route 40 in Hartford, for a celebration of Andy’s life this Sunday, February 26 from 1-4pm.

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

Dianna “Di” Anderson (Stearns)

Anderson, DiannaHUDSON FALLS – Dianna “Di” Anderson (Stearns), 66, of Hudson Falls, passed away after a long hard fight with respiratory illness and heart failure on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on August 23, 1950, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Allen “Baldy” Stearns and Lorena (Priest) Rogers. She was also predeceased by her step mother, Patricia Devino, whom she thought of as her mother.

Di was a 1967 graduate of Lake George High School. She received her cosmetology license from BOCES.

She was a hairdresser in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward, operating several shops in the area until her health declined in recent years.

Di enjoyed reading, and playing cards with her grandsons. She also enjoyed cooking, chatting, computer games, lawn sales, and especially loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and step mother, Di was predeceased by her sister, Joann; and her two best friends, Ann Rabine and Paula Donnelly.

Survivors include, her daughter, Jami Pope of Granville; her son Bobby Stearns and his wife, Kimberly of Ballston Spa; her grandchildren, Brieanna and her husband, Owen, Brittany, Collin, Michael, Reese, Holdyn, Taylor, Deanna, Morgan, Kaitlyn, and Jasmine; her great-grandchildren, Caleb, Jayden, Paisley, Jerimyah, and Tatiana; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; her brother, Keith Rogers; her special cousin and friend, Ann McGraw; her “adopted kids and their families,” Jeff and his wife, Amy, Shannon and her husband, Jack, Deniele and her husband, Brandon, John, Nicole, Rebecca, Leighann, Jonathon, Faith, April, Mike, as well as many others; and her two longtime best friends, Jackie Lansing and Joyce Sumner

Calling hours, with casual dress required, will take place on Monday, February 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Burial service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Di’s name can be made to a charity of one’s own choice.

Amos Wheeler

Wheeler, AmosHUDSON FALLS – Amos Wheeler, 94, of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 19, 2017 at The Pines in Glens Falls after a long illness.

Amos was born July 9, 1922, to the late John and Mary Wheeler. He was one of eight siblings, and after the untimely passing of his father at a very young age, he and his brother Fred were placed in foster care with Hollister and Bessie Smith in Adamsville.

Amos married the love of his life, Lois Ruth Howard on October, 23 1944. They were inseparable for 70 years until her passing on January 27, 2015.

Amos worked for the Glens Falls Portland Cement Company. He was a crane and heavy equipment operator for over 30 years until his retirement in 1981.

Amos loved spending time with his family, doing word search puzzles, taking rides to Vermont, eating at Ponderosa in Rutland, and listening to classic country and Polkas on Sunday morning. He especially looked forward to playing dice every night with his daughter Betty. She’s fondly known to all by the nickname ‘Skip,’ and to Randy by the nickname ‘Cheater’ (but she always cheated to lose, not to win). Betty was Amos’ sole caregiver for the last several years. The entire family owes her a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.
Besides his wife, Lois, Amos was predeceased by all of his siblings and his first-born daughter Jeanne Marie Morris, who passed away on December 30, 2015.

Amos is survived by his remaining children, Betty (Tim) Beal of Hudson Falls, Sandra (Daniel) Potter of Las Vegas Nevada, Kathy (Tom) Lyons of South Carolina, Gary Wheeler of Glens Falls, Howard Wheeler of Fort Ann, Lori Eggleston and her companion, Clark Condon of Moreau, Randy (Barbara) Wheeler of Hartford, and Jeffery (April) Wheeler of Argyle; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Beatrice Howard of The Pines in Glens Falls.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A funeral service will immediately follow calling hours at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Reverend Patricia Girard officiating.

A burial will take place in the spring at Brown Cemetery in Fort Ann.

Donations in Amos’ name may be made out to a charity of one’s own choice.

Jean Elizabeth Tremblay Sawin

SawinEDGEWATER, Fla.–Jean Elizabeth Tremblay Sawin, a resident of Edgewater for more than 30 years and formerly of South Glens Falls, N.Y., entered into the arms of the Lord on Feb. 13, 2017, after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was 75.

Born in St. Albans, Vt., on Nov. 4, 1941, Jean enjoyed sports in her youth. In high school, she played basketball and softball and was also a lifeguard. She graduated in 1959 from Thayer High School in Winchester, N.H.

At a New Year’s Eve dance her senior year, she met Carlton Sawin. They were married eight months later, on Sept. 5, 1959, raised three wonderful daughters together, and were happily married for more than 57 years.

In 1970, Carl and Jean and their young family moved from New Hampshire to South Glens Falls. They lived in South Glens Falls for 16 years, moving to Florida in 1986.

During her years in South Glens Falls, Jean worked at the junior high school as a teacher’s aide in remedial reading. She also was the high school’s first JV girls’ softball coach, coached girls’ softball at Moreau Rec, coached the high school’s cheerleading squad, and was a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader.

Her mother, Eleanor Briggs Tremblay, died in 1956, when Jean was only 15. Her father, Adrian “Babe” Tremblay, died in 1993.

Jean is survived by her beloved husband, Carlton; her three loving daughters, Karen (Jeff) Plude of Halfmoon, N.Y., Pamela (Edmund) Mills of Edgewater, and Carla Ruff of Edgewater; her six grandchildren, Ronald (Jocelyn) Gray, Ashley (Matthew) Chandler, Cory (Bridget) DeWitt, Nicholas Jock, Zachary Jock, and Elyssa Ruff; her three great-grandchildren, Leahna Gray, Lillian Gray, and Ava DeWitt; her five brothers and sisters, Ann (Melvin) Baskin of Naples, Fla., Cyndi (Scott) Gerlach of Grantham, N.H., Thomas (Cathy) Tremblay of Fort Myers, Fla., Kate Tremblay of Montpelier, Vt., and Robert Tremblay of Mesa, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service for Jean was held in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Her ashes will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, Fla.

Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Halifax Health-Hospice, South Volusia Care Center, at, or at Halifax Health-Hospice, Fund Development, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.

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

Robert Blair Birkheimer

Birkheimer, RobertHUDSON FALLS – Robert Blair Birkheimer, 55, of Hudson Falls, has been set free of cancer on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Born on November 2, 1961, in Orlando, FL, to Glenn and Mary Jane (Sauro) Birkheimer.

At one time Robert served with the New Hampshire National Guard.

Robert loved music and his guitar. He enjoyed gardening, baking, and farming. Robert liked to deliver baked good to everyone at the hospital.

Besides his parents, survivors include, his companion, Star Russell; his children, Blair Birkheimer, James Birkheimer, Jeffrey Decker, Jessica Decker, and Joshua Decker; his siblings, Edward Birkheimer, John Birkheimer and his wife, Donna, Joanne Birkheimer, David Birkheimer and his wife, Robin, Sherri Birkheimer, Julie Birkheimer, Glenn Birkheimer and his wife, Donna, Seth Birkheimer, Debbie Donaldson and her husband, Les, and Gail Biggi; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

At Robert’s request, all services are private.

Donations in Robert’s name may be made out to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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

Mary E. Broderick

Broderick, MaryGLENS FALLS – Mary E. Broderick, 88, of Glens Falls, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Stanton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Queensbury, after a long illness.

Born on September 22, 1928, in Clinton Corners, she was the daughter of the late James and Clara (Bedell) Masterson.

Mary was married to her beloved husband, Joe Broderick, until his passing in 1985.

After her husband’s passing, she worked for many years at Sears.

Mary was a member of the Frist Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls. She enjoyed travelling and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was predeceased by her daughter, Bonnie Stockwell; and her brother, Clarence Masterson.

Survivors include, her four children, Joseph “Mike” Broderick of Fort Edward, Deborah A.McNeil and her companion, Ronald Corey of Salem, Kelly J. Broderick and his wife, Amanda of St. Augustine, FL, Craig T. Broderick and his wife, Molly of Woodstock, GA; her six grandchildren; her five great-grandchildren; her brother, George Masterson of Saratoga Springs; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls.

A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. at the Church following calling hours, with Reverend Michael Plank, pastor, officiating.

A burial will be private.

Donations in Mary’s name can be made out to The Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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

Sherman R. Stark

Stark, ShermanKINGSBURY – Sherman Robert Stark “Sherm”, 85, of Kingsbury, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13th surrounded by his family, including his loving wife of nearly 65 years, Eileen.

Born on September 6th, 1931, in Fort Edward, Sherm was the son of the late Clifford and Gladys (Holmes) Stark.

Sherm attended Hudson Falls High School where he met the love of his life, Eileen. They were married on March 15th, 1952 at St. Mary’s church in Hudson Falls. In 1950 he enlisted in the US Navy where he proudly served his country aboard the USS Harry F. Bauer until 1954.

Sherm was employed by NIBCO in South Glens Falls as a Machine Shop Supervisor for 38 years, retiring in 1991.

One of Sherm’s greatest joys was loading his family in the Chevy Wagon with boat in tow, heading for a weekend at Lake St. Catherine in Vermont.  Sherm was in his glory at the helm, speeding around the lake and water skiing.  Sherm truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. For 20 years he could usually be found holding a baby.  Sherm loved dogs and later in life was the best friend to all of his ‘granddogs’.  Sherm was the ultimate handyman. He could fix anything. He was the final destination for all small engines, appliances, and cars that his family could not repair.  Sherm was passionate about the Dallas Cowboys, especially his favorite player, Roger Staubach.  He truly enjoyed sharing laughs with his great friends at Humbuggs, Reflections, The Rock, and Adirondack Seafood.

Sherm was predeceased by two precious babies, daughter, Sherry Lee Stark, and granddaughter, Nicole Ashley Stark.  He is also predeceased by sisters, Betty Jane, Genevieve, Janet, Evelyn and brothers, Thomas and Vernon.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Eileen; his sisters, Ramona Britt and twin Shirley Campney; daughters, Brenda Stark (Gerry Trudell) of Gansevoort, Sharon Whalley (Kris) of Queensbury; sons, Clifford (Cindy) and Steven (April) both of South Glens Falls. He truly loved his grandchildren; Jennifer and Christopher (Kim) Comisky, Benjamin Trudell, Matthew, Daniel, Ashley, Nicholas, and Alexander Stark, Mallory and Gabriel Stark; and his three great grandchildren, Abigail, Avery, and Charlotte Comisky; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A funeral service for Sherm will immediately follow calling hours at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial with military honors at Union Cemetery will take place in the spring.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Eleanor Mary Eggleston

Eggleston Eleanor (Young)Eggelston, eleanorTOWN OF MOREAU – Eleanor Mary Eggleston, 92, of Lamplighter Acres, went into the arms of the Lord, at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Born on April 7, 1924 in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Clifton and Clara (Washburn) Seeley.

Eleanor was married to Milford Eggleston for 58 wonderful years, before he passed away in 1999.

While her husband was serving his country in the US Army, Eleanor stayed home to raise their children.  When he came home, he reacquainted himself with his three year old daughter, Nancy and met for the first time his new daughter, Mary.   Eleanor held down the fort and saved all the money he sent home to put a nice down payment on a new home.

She was a talented keyboard player. Eleanor played by ear and could perform any song, just by listening. For the past 50 years, she also loved to go shopping on Mondays, with her daughter, Mary.   Eleanor was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, Eleanor was predeceased by all her siblings.

Survivors include her six children, Nancy Levine and her husband, Patrick of Hudson Falls, Mary Thomas and her husband, Harry of Gansevoort, Ronald Eggleston of Moreau, Ricky Eggleston of Whitehall, Lisa Brown and her husband, Tim of Glens Falls and Bobbie Jo Kelly of Hudson Falls; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

A Celebration of Eleanor’s life will be at 12 PM, Noon on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of South Glens Falls, 1721 Route 9 in South Glens Falls, with Rev. Francis E. Galerie, pastor, officiating.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church of South Glens Falls,1721 Rte 9, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.

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

David Ira Goodwin

GoodwinARGYLE – David Ira Goodwin, 66 of Pleasant Valley Road, peacefully went to his heavenly home, surrounded by his loving family and friends on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on September 26, 1950, in Bangor, Maine, he was the son of the late Janice R. Hodgdon.

David graduated from Herman High School in Maine, and he continued his education at the University of Maine – GO BEARS! After graduation, he was drafted in the U.S. Navy. David proudly served his country for 22 years. Some of his duty stations included: USS John F. Kennedy, USS Sierra, USS Kamehameha, USS Snook, and USS Will Rogers, where he retired from on January 31, 1992. His war time tours included Vietnam, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and Persian Gulf.   David also worked for his close personal friend, Roger Jennings in South Glens Falls, as a plant manager.

On December 15, 1973, David was united in marriage to Darlene Sartwell in South Glens Falls.

David was a member of the American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans. He also was a Girl Scout Leader, and a little league coach, where he was proudly remembered for almost taking the team to The States. David made beautiful black walnut handmade necklaces that are cherished by his family and friends. He enjoyed tinkering in his shop and restoring a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle. He loved routing for the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, his favorite teams. He also had a great passion for his fur babies, Willow Brooke, Red Sox, Lucy and Sir Prince Bear Pup Pup.  David truly had a zest for life!

In addition to his mother, David was predeceased by his grandparents; his sister, Cheryl Goodwin; his brother, Forest Ira Goodwin “Little Pat;” and his brother-in-law, Greg Gagnon.

Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Darlene Goodwin “his honey bun” of Argyle; his daughter, Heather Viele and her children, Zachary Viele and his fiancée, Kayla Daigle, and Alexandra Viele, and his great granddaughter, Penelope; his son, Mark Goodwin and his wife, Kaitlin, and their children, Daniel, Maggie and Jude Goodwin; his daughter Hillary; Goodwin and her fiancée, Joe Blackmer and their child, Tyson Blackmer; and his son, Daniel Huestis and his wife, Jennifer; his siblings, Larry Goodwin, and his wife, Donna, Terry Colvin and his wife, Sue, Karen Gagnon, Naomi “Peanut” Ball; his special family friend, Heidi Rodriguez and her husband, Jay; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

People are invited to dress in flannels, jeans, and tie-dyed shirts for calling hours per David’s wishes.

Friends are invited to celebrate David’s life at Sue and Terry Colvin’s house on Hobbs Lane in Fort Edward, following the calling hours.

Burial with military honors at Union Cemetery will take place in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s name can be made to the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center – Oncology Unit, 113 Holland Ave # 112, Albany, NY 12208 or The Glens Falls Hospital ICU or Tower 2, 100 Park St, Glens Falls, NY 12801.


Richard Charles Lyons

QUEENSBURY – Richard Charles Lyons, 82, of Belle Avenue in Queensbury, went into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Glens Falls Hospital after a brief illness.

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Lyons, Richard2Born on December 11, 1934, in South Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Pauline (Plude) Lyons.

Richard was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Glens Falls in 1953. Shortly after, he enlisted in the US Navy. Richard served in the US Navy as an airplane mechanic from 1953 to 1957, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal.

On November 27, 1953, Richard was united in marriage to Audrey E. Stanley at the United Methodist Christ Church in Glens Falls.

Richard was employed by Chase Bag for over 30 years. He retired in 1989 as a foreman.

He was a member of the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard, American Legion # 1797 in Queensbury, VFW #6196, and was a volunteer fire fighter with the Hudson Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Richard enjoyed painting houses, both inside and out. He spent time fishing all over the north country. Richard enjoyed participating in his bowling league over the years. He was also a very skilled mechanic and had a talent for restoring cars to their original glory.   Richard loved his dog, Cody.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Lyons of Queensbury.

Audrey wishes to thank family members for their compassion and love during this difficult time.

There will be no services.

Burial will be at a later date at Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery in Stillwater.

Donations in Richard’s name may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

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

Dorothy “Dot” Burch

Burch, DorothyHUDSON FALLS – Dorothy “Dot” Burch, 81, formerly of Oak Street, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at The Stanton in Queensbury.

Born on October 22, 1935 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Wilber Simpson and the late Minnie J. (Nichol) Roscoe.

Dot was a 1953 graduate of Hudson Falls Main Street School.

For over 26 years, she was employed at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility in Fort Edward.  Dot loved working there because she loved taking care of people and making new friends.

She was a devoted member of the South Glens Falls Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Glens Falls.  Dot loved sharing her knowledge of the scriptures with people she met in the ministry.

Dot also loved to play the organ and piano, especially with Cornelia Aubrey.   When she was younger, Dot spent many hours crocheting and knitting beautiful sweaters for her family and friends.  In later life, Dot could be seen working on word search books and adult coloring books.

Besides her parents, Dot was predeceased by her son, Edward Burch, her brother, Frederick Simpson and her sister, Connie Robinson.

Survivors include her children, Joseph Burch and his companion, Debra Bushey of Hampton and Beth Corey and her husband, James of Hudson Falls; six grandchildren, Brandi Williams and her husband, Justin, Timothy Burch, Jamie Burch, Katherine Gurtler and her husband, Mark, Jeanette Corey and Alicen Corey; two great grandchildren, Ava and Piper Williams; her step mother, Natalie Simpson of Fort Edward; her sister in law, Peggy Simpson of Hudson Falls; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her special friend, Harriet Humason.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the South Glens Falls Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 81 Mohigan Street in Glens Falls.

Burial will be in the spring at Moss Street Cemetery.

The family suggests the memorial donations be made to World Wide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 81 Mohigan St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany NY 12205.

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