Olga A. Fisk

Fisk, OlgaGANSEVOORT – Olga A. Fisk, 88, of Gansevoort, NY passed away peacefully on June 24th, 2017.

Born in Queens, New York on November 6th, 1928, Olga worked as a secretary, and after her marriage stayed home to raise her five children.  She was a loving wife and mother who taught her children the values of kindness, charity, and politeness.

In addition to her parents and husband, Olga was pre-deceased by her sister Marie.

A long-time resident of Hudson Falls, her 58-year marriage to Frederick H. Fisk resulted in five children; Paul Fisk, Frederick Fisk, John Fisk, Lisa (Fisk) Kelly and Lori (Fisk) Smith.  Besides her children, Olga is survived by her sisters Emma, Ida and Vera.

Besides her children and sisters, Olga is survived by seven grandchildren, Rebecca Fisk, Ginevera Fisk, Dana Fisk, Tyler Fisk, Liam Fisk, Josey Kelly and Madeline Kelly, as well as other family and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., in Hudson Falls on July 1st, 2017.

Public viewing will be from 10:30 am till Noon.

Immediately following there will be a funeral service. There will be a procession to the Bay Street Cemetery after the service.

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

Paul Nicholas Hafey

FORT EDWARD – Paul Nicholas Hafey, 64, of the town of Fort Edward, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Born on June 4, 1953, in Northampton, MA. He was the son of Esther (Bomba) Hafey and the late Lawrence Hafey.

Paul graduated from Northampton High School in 1972. Paul was a self-employed trucker for many years, owning and operating the firm PNH Trucking.

He enjoyed Karate and was a “Blue Belt”.  He enjoy fly tying and loved animals.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his beloved companion, Ellen Pallor of Fort Edward; his siblings, Jack Hafey, Patrick Hafey, Mary Meyer, Jim Hafey, Beth Foley; 15 nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Duke.

There will be no local services. A Catholic mass will be held  at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Our Lady of the Hills Parish, Haydenville, MA.

Paul’s family suggests memorial donations in his memory be made to the animal shelter of one’s choice.

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

Joseph W. Gatchell

gatchellHUDSON FALLS – Joseph W. Gatchell, Sr.,  94, a longtime Hudson Falls resident went to be with his family in heaven, on Friday, June 23, 2017.0, 2012, at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility in Fort Edward.

Born on December 5, 1922, in Kingston, Ontario, he was the son of the lateJoseph and Mildred (Francis) Gatchell and his step father Burnis Ingrham

On December 18, 1942, he married Nancy Flores at St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward.  She passed away July 20, 2012.

Joseph retired after many years of service with Scott Paper, now known as Irving Tissue.  He also served as Union President at Scott for ten years.

He served in the United States Arm during World War II and was very proud of his service to his country.  Joseph was a member of American Legion Post 1133 in Fort Edward.  He enjoyed fishing, camping and bowling.  Most of all, he loved being there for his family.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his infant daughter, Lisa, his two sons, Joseph Gatchell, Jr. and James Gatchell, Sr.,  a sister, Rosie Duell and a brother George Inghram and an infant sister, Londie Gatchell.

Heis survived by  three daughters, Pat Holmquist and her husband, Peter of South Glens Falls, Cathy Riendeau and her husband, Claude, Sr. of Hudson Falls and Jean Brilyea and her husband, Abbie of Hudson Falls; seven grandchildren, Tammy Daley, Joseph Gatchell III, Joel Wade, Jr., Bonnie LaPointe, CJ Riendeau,  Abby Celeste and James Gatchell, Jr.; 10 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Alice Hermance of North Carolina. and several nieces, nephews and cousins

Friends may call from 11 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home, with Rev. Thomas Babiuch, pastor of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, officiating.

The Rite of Committal, with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls  will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

His family requests memorial donations be sent to the Fort Hudson Patient Activities Fund, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or the charity of one’s choice.

His family would like to thank the staff at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility for the loving care given to Joseph and his family.

Diana Lynn Morrisey

Morrissey, DianeDiana Lynn (Schlaeg) Morrissey

Feb. 9, 1962 – June 21, 2017

SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Diana Lynn Morrissey passed away in the early hours of June 21, 2017 at Albany Medical Center. As with everything Diana did, she met the challenge of cancer with strength and dignity.

Diana leaves behind a grieving family who will miss her forever. Her beloved husband Stephen; her mother Arlene (Schlaeg) Mayer; her brothers Wayne Schlaeg, Eric (Karen) Schlaeg, John (Tina) Schlaeg; nieces Amanda and Lindsey Schlaeg; nephews Eric M., Ryan and Samuel Schlaeg; and her “daughter dog,” Cody.

Diana was predeceased by her grandparents, Frederick and Irene Mayer and Walter and Charlotte Schlaeg; her father Hans Schlaeg; a nephew Hunter Schlaeg and her dogs, Casey, Patsy and Abby.

Born on Long Island, NY, she moved upstate 5 months later. Somehow she brought with her a Long Island accent of which she was very proud,

She grew up in Brant Lake, NY and graduated with high honors from North Warren School. She and Stephen met working at Diana’s first job and have been together ever since.  The loved  to travel here and abroad.

Diana continued her education through college courses and loved learning. She worked in the legal field, working for Martin Pozefsky, Esq. at the time her illness began.

Diana had a great sense of humor, and through the years given to her she saw the world through her own special viewpoints.

Diana has moved on and there are no words to express the sorrow of those left behind.

Services are private.

In her honor and due to her great love and compassion for animals, donations may be made to the local animal shelter or Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Charlotte P. Reinertsen

reinertsenHudson Falls – Charlotte P. Reinertsen, 84, of Earl Towers, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving daughters.

Born on September 19, 1932 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Norton and Winifred (Evens) Sherman.

In 1950, Charlotte graduated from the Hudson Falls High School.   She also attended the Adirondack Community College.

Charlotte was married to the late Robert L. Coates and the late Einar Reinertsen.

For many years, she was employed at General Electric Company in Fort Edward and the Hudson Falls School System.   Charlotte retired from Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES.

When her children were young, she lived in Germany.  While there, Charlotte belonged to the Non Commissioned Officers Club, the Protestant Women of the Chapel and she taught Sunday School.She was a member of the Hudson Falls American Legion Post #574 Ladies Auxiliary.

Charlotte enjoyed watching soap operas and reading, especially mysteries and old west stories.

She loved gardening, shopping and traveling with her children and grandchildren, throughout the country.

Charlotte was predeceased by a daughter, Peggy Lee Coates, her sisters, Sylvia Sherman and Shirley LaTulippe and brothers, Daniel Sherman, Malcolm Sherman and Stanley Sherman and her longtime friend, Ralph Brown.

Survivors include four children, Kathleen LaValley of Glens Falls, Sheryl Audette of Longmont, CO., Elizabeth Coates of Hudson Falls and Cindy Gilstrap of Essex Junction, Vermont; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; her sister, Gloria Fish Fort Edward; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at West Fort Ann Cemetery in the Town of Fort Ann.

Her family suggests that memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY, 12110.

Doris C. Lee

HUDSON FALLS – Doris C. Lee, 91, beloved mom of Dianne Godfrey and Lynne Pelkey and the late Joel Godfrey went into the arms of the Lord  on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Wesley Health Care Facility.

Services will be at a later date in Virginia.

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

Richard W. Rourke

Rourke, RichardGLEN LAKE – Richard W. Rourke, 74, of Jay Road, passed away, after a long illness on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Born on April 5, 1943, in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Robert and Margaret (Whalen) Rourke.

Richard was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School.  While in high school, he broke the school high jump record.   Richard then continued his education at Albany Business School.  Following business school, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served his country proudly.

On March 17, 1979, he married Susan (Korner) Fiato in Queensbury.  Richard was a devoted husband to her for 33 years, until she passed away on November 25, 2012.

Richard owned and operated R & R Lockers in Queensbury for 40 years.  He also was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Richard enjoyed watching NASCAR, and participated in the White Water Derby for many years.  Richard also had a love of Glen Lake, a place he called home for many years.  He enjoyed downhill skiing, water skiing and car racing.  Richard also was involved with the Band and Bugle Vagabonds.

Richard is survived by his brothers, Robert (Carol Higley) Rourke of Kattskill Bay and William (Tori) Rourke of Glen Lake and their son, William Rourke, Jr.; his daughter, Robin (Pat) Cronin of Queensbury and their children, Carrie and Ben, his sons, Daniel Fiato of Glens Falls and  Michael (Sharon) Fiato of Hinckley, Ohio and their son, Jacob; and his special friend, Meg Loadholt of Ludlow, MA.

Calling hours will be from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June, 21, 2017, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hour at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

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

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Ln, Latham, NY 12110

Joseph W. Potvin

Potvin YoungPotvin OlderHUDSON FALLS – Joseph W. Potvin of Circular Drive, Hudson Falls and Honeysuckle Lane, Lake George passed away on June 16, 2017 due to Multiple Sclerosis and chronic kidney disease.

 Joe was born on May 9, 1942 in New Rochelle, NY, and was the son of the late Dr. Mitchell L. Potvin and Annabelle (Glass) Potvin of Hudson Falls and Cleverdale. He was married to his best friend and love of his life, Patricia Fraser Potvin, for 49 years. Their 50th wedding anniversary is August 5. Together they enjoyed a life centered around their home, family and friends.

Joe was the youngest of four children. When he was five the family moved from 29 Valley Road in Larchmont to 5 Clark Street in Hudson Falls where his dad was born and raised and where he set up his dental practice. Joe was a 1956 graduate of St. Mary’s Parochial School in Hudson Falls, a 1960 graduate of St. Francis Prep School in Spring Grove, PA where he was editor of the yearbook. In June of that year he entered the Franciscan Order Sacred Heart Province Seminary in Loretto, PA. After staying for almost three years he transferred to Niagara University and graduated in 1965 with a degree in the Classics and a minor in English and Philosophy. In 1967 he received a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration also from Niagara University. In 1982 he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but that did not stop him from teaching for another 20 years due to the strength of his family, friends and teachers. The students will remember him as the teacher in the electric scooter going down the hallways, smiling, laughing and having a good time. Joe loved teaching and was an inspiration to all of his students and in 1984 the Glens Falls High School yearbook, The Red and Black, was dedicated to him. In 1994 Joe received a very high honor and was one of six teachers selected as a Master Teacher. He was senior class advisor for 25 years and he loved helping students in any way he could. He taught for 35 years, one year at Redhook Central School and the next 34 years at Glens Falls High School teaching English and American Literature and Latin. Joe also taught English at Hudson Falls High School during summer school for 30 years. He was past president of the Hudson Falls Kiwanis Club, a 23 year member and treasurer of Hudson Falls Tiger Tracker Booster Club, a Trustee and Secretary of the Hudson Falls Free Library and a Trustee of the Sandy Hill and Fort Edward Union Cemetery. He also taught religious education at St. Mary’s and took care of the flowers in front of the Church. His faith and community were a very important part of his life.

Joe’s second love was Lake George, especially Cleverdale, where he summered as a child until he got married in 1967. He loved waterskiing, swimming, boating, hiking and jumping off the cliffs with his friends. In the winter he loved downhill skiing at West Mountain and Gore Mountain.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patricia, his children, Lisa (Steve) Jackoski of Cleverdale, NY, Heather (Malcolm) Potvin Faulds of Arlington, MA; Matthew J.(Maria) Potvin of Castleton-on-Hudson, NY; Catharine E. (Matthew) Potvin Brown of Slingerlands, NY; five grandchildren,  Maxwell Jackoski, Alyssa and George Potvin, and Riley and Hunter Faulds; his siblings William (Lynn) Potvin, Mitchell Lee (Norma) Potvin, and Anne Marie (William) Mather; 22 nieces and nephews and 39 grand nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at 10am on Thursday, June 22 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls.

 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am at St Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, with Father Thomas Babiuch, following the calling hour.

The Right of Committal will immediately follow at St Paul’s Cemetery in the Town of Kingsbury.  

In lieu of flowers please make donations payable to Special Olympics NY, c/o Max’s Buddies, PO Box 166, Cleverdale, NY 12820.

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

Tiarra “Tee Tee” Lynn Couture

Couture, TiarraARGYLE – Tiarra “Tee Tee” Lynn Couture, 13 years old of Coach Road, passed away into the arms of her Mema Shirley, with her baby sister, Payton, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, due to a fatal car accident in Cleveland, Ohio.

Born on October 21, 2003 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of Nichole Underwood and Toma Couture.

Tee Tee was a spunky, beautiful young lady and also very talented.  She loved her family and her cats, Snow and Angel and her bunny, Meko.  Tee Tee loved to sing and ride horses.  She also enjoyed dressing up with her sister, Payton and her brother, Carter, all the while, painting their nails and doing their hair.

Tee Tee attended school at Neil Hellman in Albany and Argyle Central School.  She also went to Sanford Street School and Washington Street BOCES.

All her life, her nicknames were T, Tee Tee, Baby girl.

She was predeceased by her maternal great grandmother, Shirley “Mema” Underwood, her great uncle, Timothy Underwood, her great greandfather(adopted), Wayne Ely and she passed with her sister, Payton Thatcher.

She is survived by her many family members and adopted family; her brother, Carter Underwood; her sister, Kamryn Couture; her mother, Nichole Underwood; her father, Toma Couture; paternal grandmother, Linda Looney; maternal grandmother, Bonnie “Nana” Underwood; papa, Phillip Lauder; maternal uncle, James (Tiffany) Brayman, Jr.; great grandfather, Larry (Joanne) Underwood, Sr.; great uncles, Larry Underwood, Jr, Phillip (Nancy) Underwood, Ethan Underwood, Damian Underwood and her great aunt, Brittany Underwood; aunts and uncles, Timothy (Janess) Brayman, Matthew Brayman, Shelby Brayman and Logan Brayman; her adopted family, great grandmother Sandra “Mema” Ely; grandparents, Eben and Tammy DeRusha, Laura Andrews, Fred Andrews and other family members; her adopted great grandparents, Jeff and Janet Lauder “Nay & Pa”; aunt Phyllis Lauder, Sarah Lauder, Emily Gille, Dillion Lauder, Skah Harrington, Emiliyah Pryce and many others; her immediate cousins, Jordan DeStefano-Brayman, Austin Brayman, Haillie Brayman, Anthony Brayman, Kaliyah Brayman, Larry Joe Underwood, III and many other cousins and great aunts and uncles.

Tee Tee touched so many lives and will be loved and missed by all who knew her.

The family is so very appreciative of everyone and gives a special thanks to all who have come together to help and celebrate her life. Special thanks need to be given to LeeAnn Thorne, for all she has done in our absence!!

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations her memory to SPCA, P.O., Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839, any horse rescue organization or the charity of one’s choice.

Friends may call on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse Church, 30 LaCross Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m., following the calling hours at the church, with the Rev. Flossie Gage Bates, officiating. All are welcome to a reception to follow at the United Methodist Church of Hudson Falls

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

Payton Shirleen “Punky Doo” Thatcher

Thatcher, PaytonGLENS FALLS – Payton Shirleen “Punky Doo” Thatcher 7 years old of Glens Falls, passed away into the arms of her Mema Shirley, with her older sister, Tiarra, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, due to a fatal car accident in Cleveland, Ohio.

Born on March 24, 2010, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of Nichole Underwood and Nicholas Thatcher.

Punky was a spunky, outgoing girl.  She loved to sing and dance all the time.  She loved her cats, twilight and Goldie.  Payton loved fishing and camping with her father.  She loved playing Shopkins and listening to her favorite music with her mama.  Punky loved reading with both parents and watching her Full House show.  She was one of the biggest NY Giants fans.  Punky was always on the go and having fun with the biggest brightest smiles.  She loved sharing secrets with everyone and she was happy to share her birthday with her great uncle Larry, Jr.

She was predeceased by her maternal great grandmother, Shirley “Mema” Underwood, her great uncle, Timothy Underwood, her great grandfather(adopted), Wayne Ely and she passed with her sister, Tiarra Couture.

She is survived by her many family members and adopted family; her brothers, Carter Underwood Jacob Blaise and Owen Thatcher; her sister Hailey Dow;  her mother, Nichole Underwood; her father, Nicholas Thatcher and his fiancé, Angel Viele; maternal grandmother, Bonnie “Nana” Underwood; papa, Phillip Lauder; her paternal grandfather, Walter Thatcher, Sr. and her maternal grandmother, Marlene Thatcher; her grandfather, Edward Viele, sr. and her grandmother Jean Viele; maternal uncle, James (Tiffany) Brayman, Jr.; her paternal aunts and uncles, Chelsea Thatcher, Nathan Thatcher, Walter Thatcher and Jeremy Thatcher; great grandfather, Larry (Joanne) Underwood, Sr.; great uncles, Larry Underwood, Jr, Phillip (Nancy) Underwood, Ethan Underwood, Damian Underwood and her great aunt, Brittany Underwood; aunts and uncles, Timothy (Janess) Brayman, Matthew Brayman, Shelby Brayman and Logan Brayman; her adopted family, great grandmother Sandra “Mema” Ely; grandparents, Eben and Tammy DeRusha, Laura Andrews, Fred Andrews and other family members; her adopted great grandparents, Jeff and Janet Lauder “Nay & Pa”; aunt Phyllis Lauder, Sarah Lauder, Emily Gille, Dillion Lauder, Skah Harrington, Emiliyah Pryce and many others; her immediate cousins, Jordan DeStefano-Brayman, Austin Brayman, Haillie Brayman, Anthony Brayman, Kaliyah Brayman, Larry Joe Underwood, III and many other cousins and great aunts and uncles; and her special friends, Tanya Greene, Cheyanne Gates and Catherine Burnham.

Payton touched so many lives and will be loved and missed by all who knew her.

The family is so very appreciative of everyone and gives a special thanks to all who have come together to help and celebrate her life. Special thanks need to be given to LeeAnn Thorne, for all she has done!!

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations her memory to SPCA, P.O., Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839, any horse rescue organization or the charity of one’s choice.

Friends may call on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse Church, 30 LaCross Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m., following the calling hours at the church, with the Rev. Flossie Gage Bates, officiating. All are welcome to a reception to follow at the United Methodist Church of Hudson Falls

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

Barbara Janice Knurek

Knurek PhotoFORT EDWARD – Barbara Janice Knurek,  of Fort Edward and a longtime resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away Sunday Morning on  June 11, 2017.

Born on November 23, 1930, in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy Heerhold.

Barbara was a very intelligent woman and reader.

Barbara was married to Joseph P. Knurek for 60 years. Over that time, her and her husband owned and operated many fine dining restaurants.

Barbara was a wonderful artist, and taught doll painting. Before moving to Fort Edward, she lived in Scottsdale, a Phoenix, Arizona suburb. She enjoyed creating and being artistic, going out to lunch with friends, was an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast, enjoyed making porcelain replica dolls, and loved animals and horse racing.

In addition to her mother, Barbara was predeceased by her daughter, Jolyn Harding.

Survivors include, her son, Robert Knurek and his wife, Kelly of Fort Edward; and her two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Priester and Jillian Harding.

Following Barbara’s wishes, there will not be calling hours.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m., at the Calvary Assembly of God Church at 100 Sherman Ave. in Glens Falls, with the Reverend Paul Keehr, officiating.

Donations in Barbara’s name may be made to The SPCA Of Upstate New York, 588 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, NY, 12804, or the American Cancer Society, 959 U.S. 9, Queensbury, NY, 12804.

 

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

Sterling W. Harrington

harrsterQUEENSBURY – Sterling W. Harrington, 87, of Queensbury, passed away in the loving arms of his wife on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Born on September 26, 1929, in the town of Kingsbury, he was the son of the late Harold and Harriet (Webster) Harrington.

Sterling married Ethel (Kellogg) Coon on June 28, 1997 in Hartford.

He was a 30-year employee of Albany Engineering Systems, formerly in Queensbury.

Sterling attended the Kingsbury Baptist Church, enjoyed bingo and square dancing. He enjoyed going out to dinner, especially on Thursday evenings with his friends.  Most of all, he loved being with his family

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his first wife, Virginia Harrington, a grandson, Shawn Cook and his three brothers, Stanley Harrington, Harold Harrington, Jr. and Merlin Harrington. He is alos predeceased by a son in law, Robert Chesterman.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Ethel (Kellogg) Harrington of Queensbury; his children, Dan Harrington and his wife Ev of Olmstedville, Delilah Chesterman of Kingsbury. Becky Harrington of Glens Falls and Jill Welch and her husband, Kevin of Hadley Luzerne; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Jeffords and Erin Flewelling; five great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (Following the calling hours) at the funeral home with the Rev, Jeff Palmer pastor of the Kingsbury Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will follow at Morningside Cemetery in the town of Hartford.

Memorial donations in Sterling’s memory may be made to the SPCA of Upstate New York, 588 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804.

Robert Chesterman

chesterman robertKINGSBURY – Robert Chesterman, 87, of Kingsbury, passed away peacefully on June 8th at Glens  Falls Hospital, with his loving wife Delilah. Nieces Beth and Erin and sister in law Jill at his side.

Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., he was the son of the late Marie and Fred Chesterman.

He attended Philadelphia Textile College, but was drafted into the army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Japan as an equipment depot specialist.  After his discharge, he eventually went to work for the Glens Falls and Continental Insurance Companies.  Before retirement he was a member of the Special Risk Unit in New York City.

Robert was a communicant of St. Mary’s-St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Hudson Falls, where he was an usher for many years and a member of the usher’s club. He and his wife did volunteer work with Catholic Charities and were named volunteers of the year in 2007 and attended a dinner hosted by Bishop Hubbard.

Robert was also a charter member of the Feeder Canal Alliance and worked with the clean-up crew. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 574 in Hudson Falls.

Robert loved to travel, canoe, golf and ski. He and his wife have been in every state except Hawaii, and every national park.

He is predeceased by his first wife Kastonza and his daughter Connie Newell.

Survivors include his wife of forty years, Delilah, his beloved granddaughter, Shauna Newell, his brother Gerry and many nieces and nephews

Friends may call from 4-to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13th at Carleton Funeral Home in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 14th at 1 pm, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Churcu, on the park, in Hudson Falls with The Rev. Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

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

His wife would like to thank Dr. Evans and Staff, Dr. Cooper, Dr. Lukaszewicz, Dr. Gray and Dr. Wasserman and ladies for their compassionate care over the years.  She would also like to thank the doctors and staff at Glens Falls Hospital for their care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s-St. Paul’s Renovation Fund; 11 Wall St., Hudson Falls, N.Y. 12839 or The Feeder Canal Alliance, 21 Thomson Ave., Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801