Robert J. Geroux, Sr.

geroux-robertGLENS FALLS – Robert J. Geroux, Sr., age 80, of Glens Falls, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016, at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born on August 23, 1936, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late George and Lillian (Bowman) Geroux.

Robert was a graduate of Glens Falls High School.

He was united in marriage to Janet Duell on November 30, 1957, in Glens Falls.

Robert had a 35 year long career as a union carpenter.

He was a communicant of St. Alphonsus Church in Glens Falls.

Robert was a member of the Adirondack Travelers.  He enjoyed camping and after retiring, he enjoyed traveling the country with his wife and wintering in Florida in his RV.

In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by two brothers, George Geroux, Jr., and Donald Geroux; and his step-father, Forrest Fisher.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Janet Geroux of Glens Falls; his two sons, Robert J. Geroux, Jr. and his wife, Angela of Glens Falls, and Greg M. Geroux and his wife, Melody of Milford, PA; his granddaughter, Alexandria Geroux and her fiancé, Benjamin Trager of Washington, DC; his siblings, Bruce Geroux, and his wife Sandy of Orlando, FL, Jane Buckley and her husband, Tim of El Cajon, CA, and Joan Lavigne of Queensbury; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A special thank you to Joyce of Greater Adirondack Home Aides, as well as Craig and Jackie and all the nurses of Warren County Home Health Care, and Glen of Hudson Headwaters Homeward Bound Care.

All services will be private at the convenience of the family.  A burial will be at a later date at  Glens Falls Cemetery.

Donations in Robert’s name can be made to the Hudson Headwaters Homeward Bound Care Program at 9 Carey Road, Queensbury, NY  12804 or the Greater Adirondack Home Aides at 25 Willowbrook Rd # 4, Queensbury, NY 12804.

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

John J. Coon

coonGLENS FALLS – John J. Coon, age 73, of Glens Falls, passed away on Sunday October 30, 2016, at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center.

Born on May 24, 1943, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late John and Dorothy (Osborn) Coon.

John was a graduate of Glens Falls High School.

He served in the US Navy from 1961 – 1966.

John was an avid New York Yankee’s Fan. He loved spending time with his grandsons. John was fun loving and always going for a laugh.  He will be remembered for being a consummate prankster.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his wife Joan Coon.

He is survived by his four children, Cindy Hemphil, Joe Coon, Bill Coon (Theresa Passino), and Leslie Coon; his nine grandchildren; his siblings, Carolyn Ernst and her husband, Bob, Lorraine Conklin, Pat Center, and Henriette Bailey; his former wife and friend, Rosemary Coon; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday November 3, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church on Warren Street in Glens Falls.

The Rite of Committal with full military honors will follow on Thursday, at 12 noon at the Gerald B. H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Stillwater.

Donations in John’s name may be made out the American Lung Association, 155 Washington Ave # 201, Albany, NY 12210

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

Fritz Kurt Boettcher

CONESVILLE – Fritz Kurt Boettcher, age 95, of Robinson Road, passed away on October 27, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on February 3, 1921, in Magdeburg, Germany, he was the son of the late Friedrich K. and Lucille (Rink) Boettcher.

In Magdeburg, Germany, Fritz attended trade school and became a gunsmith.

Fritz was united in marriage to Emmy Knepper on September 7, 1946, in Paderborn, Germany.

Fritz, along with his wife Emmy, arrived in the United States in 1955 residing in the Bronx. He was employed by Abercrombie and & Fitch from 1957-1976. In the 1960s they moved to Flushing Queens, where they raised their only Son, Rick Boettcher. In 1976 he began working at Griffin & Howe, where he was a Gunsmith and sales manager. After retiring from Griffin & Howe in 1986, Fritz and Emmy moved to Conesville, where he stayed until his wife passed away in 2012. Fritiz moved to Schenectady in 2012 to live with with his son, Rick and daughter-in-law, Kerry Boettcher until his passing.

Fritz loved walking his property in Conesville and relaxing on his porch enjoying his trees. He enjoyed spending time with close friends and eating good German meals at the Hideaway Hotel.

Fritiz was predeceased by his parents, and his wife, Emmy Boettcher.

He is survived by his son, Rick Boettcher, and his daughter-in-law, Kerry Boettcher.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Dennis Joseph Healey

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ARGYLE and CHARLESTON, SC – Dennis Joseph Healey, 76, of Dutchtown Rd, and formerly of Charleston, S.C., passed away peacefully, with his loving son, Sean by his side, at the Glens Falls Hospital, on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Born on September 20, 1940, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late John and Agnes (Cook) Healey. At the age of five, he moved from Brooklyn to this area. Dennis grew up in Gansevoort and in his younger years, worked at General Electric Company as a welder, before leaving for Kansas. In Kansas, he also was a welder for Cessna, where he built aircraft. Dennis then continued his career in aircraft assembly at Beechcraft Corp, as a welder. He moved to South Carolina, to be near family and worked for Bosch Corp, retiring after 20 years of service.
After his retirement, Dennis loved traveling to Ireland and Australia. He was an avid reader and a history buff. Dennis especially loved studying the Civil War and World War II. He enjoyed camping with his kids when they were younger and vising historical sites, such as Gettysburg. Transportation especially interested him, Dennis enjoyed learning about and visiting all modes of transportation, from planes, trains to automobiles. He especially enjoyed going flying with his son.
Food, cooking and eating were also things that he enjoyed. Dennis looked forward to going to restaurants with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, John, Toni, Nana, Dan and Edward.
He is survived by his children, Sean Healey and his wife, Jill of Argyle, Tim Healey and his wife, Theresa, Edward Healey, Colleen Healey and her husband, James; his brother, Peter Healey of Schenectady; his grandchildren, Spencer Healey, Brenna Healey, Megan Healey, Colton Holmes and Abigal Healey; his special niece, Laurie Chard of Hudson Falls and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, October 28th, at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Argyle Emergency Squad, 15 Sheridan St, Argyle, NY 12809.

Thomas “Tom” Lindsey

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TOWN OF MOREAU – Thomas “Tom” Lindsey, 76, of the Town of Moreau, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, October 24, 2016.

Born on August 9, 1940, in Lake Luzerne, he was the son of the late Henry and Grace (Carlton) Lindsey.

Tom married Lois Covey on December 17, 1977 in Argyle and shared 39 wonderful years of marriage together.

He spent his career in the automobile industry, starting as a mechanic in his younger years at a Mobil station in Corinth. Tom spent most of his employment working at Airland Auto Parts for over 30 years. He loved working and had his own lawn mower business at Lamplighter Acres. While working at Airland Auto Parts, Tom enjoyed spending time outdoors, taking care of his neighbor’s lawns and snow blowing in the winter.

He liked gardening and puttering outside, around his home. Tom was fond of NASCAR, he especially liked to follow Dale Earnhart and Dale Earnhart Jr. He enjoyed vacationing with his wife to Tennessee, especially Pigeon Forge, where they loved listening to country music. Tom is remembered as a loving husband and a great dad, having a wonderful sense of humor and especially for teaching his children through his own life, about having great work ethic. Tom was a spiritual person who loved his Lord.

In addition to his parents, Tom was predeceased by his two brothers, Harold and Howard Lindsey; his three sisters, Barbara Waring, Marion Diehl, and Betty Guilder; his grandson, Gary Lindsey; and his daughter in law, Deborah Lindsey.

Survivors include, his loving wife, Lois Lindsey of Moreau; his three children, Richard Lindsey of Corinth, Donald Lindsey and his wife, Jennifer of Moreau, Donna Degener and her husband, Kurt of Porter Corners; his two step children, Kevin Elms of Fort Edward and Keith Elms, also of Fort Edward; his three grandchildren, Taran Wright, Alec Wright, and Dennis Lindsey; two brothers, Douglas Lindsey and Bernard Lindsey and his wife, Linda; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at the Kingsbury Seventh-day Adventist Church at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are being entrusted to Carleton Funeral Home, Inc.

Daniel John Ingram

ingram-danARGYLE – Daniel John Ingram, 45, from Carlisle and Argyle, passed away on October 18, 2016, due to a tragic accident.

He was born, in Glens Falls, on January 8, 1971 to Gary Ingram, Sr. and Noreen (MacDonald) Bennet.

Dan grew up in the Glens Falls area and graduated from Hudson Falls High School.

He was an iron and steel fabricator, who was hardworking and took great pride in his workmanship.

Dan loved his family and his greatest enjoyment was spending time with them.   He lived life to the fullest.   Throughout his life, Dan fished and hunted, coached football, wrote poetry and listened to music.  He was especially thrilled that he shared Elvis’ birthday.  Dan was a huge history buff and very proud of his Scottish heritage.  Always full of great stories, Dan was a charismatic man with a huge personality.  He was witty, had a sarcastic sense of humor and always the life of the party.  Dan was a very generous man and was always willing to help others.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Leslie and Emma MacDonald, paternal grandparents, Stanley and Harriet Ingram and uncles, Douglas and Raymond MacDonald.

Survivors include his wife, Judy (Stine) Ingram; his daughter, Jilian E.L. Ingram; his sons, Connor Stine Ingram and James William McMullen; his parents, Gary Ingram, Sr. and Noreen Bennet and her husband, Edward; his siblings, Gary Dean Ingram, Jr. and his wife, Sonya, Janine Hodges and her husband, David, Theodore Gordon and his partner, Hope, Matthew Rozell, David Ingram, Shelly Burke, Jodi Avery and her husband, Paul J.; and several step siblings; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services in New York will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls, NY.

A gathering for family and friends will be held at 2 pm at the Kingsbury Firehouse, 3715 Burgoyne Avenue, in Kingsbury.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Carlisle at 2 pm, on November 12, 2016, at Carlisle Fire and Rescue Services, 177 Spring Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish® America, Gift Processing, 4742 North 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

 

Jack F. Springer, Sr

springer-jack springer-jack-suitKINGSBURY – Jack F. Springer, Sr., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Born on February 28, 1925, the son of Frank and Lillian (Cleveland) Springer.

He was a proud Native American, as well as a World War II and Korean War Veteran. Jack was an underwater demolition frogman attached to the 1st Marine Division deployed in the South Pacific. He was a proud and lifelong member of the Marine Corps League. received the Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, 4 Battle Star Asiatic Pacific, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Award, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Navy Commendation medal for Valor and Combat Device, N.Y.S. Conspicuous Service Cross, Korean Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Medal.

Jack was known around the area for his many accomplishments, his career included being Sheriff’s Deputy as well as a Sergeant in the Hudson Falls Police Department, where he served as security for Ronald Reagan, while he was in our area. As a steel worker, he helped build the Twin Bridges and was foreman during the building of G. Roswell Earl Towers.

Jack was an avid outdoorsman and a licensed Adirondack hunting guide, for over 50 years. Jack was a Mason for 62 years. He was a Masonic Member first with the Sandy Hill Lodge, then the Glens Falls Lodge and later the Herschel-Argyle Lodge 508 Free and Accepted Masons, totally 62 years. Additionally, was a Shriner for 50 years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 574 for 68 years. Jack was one of the original founders of the Kingsbury Fire Department.

His family were the original owners of Springer Sanitation. Jack and his brother were also proprietors of Central Moving and Storage.

On Saturday Morning, Jack and Helen had a wonderful breakfast with their friends Paul and Marge Durling. He felt better than he had in a long time. And then God called him home.

He was predeceased by his parents, his two sisters: Mildred Barlow and her husband, Loren and Marion Benard and her husband Laurent, brothers: Frank and Fred Springer, his beloved horses, Meagan and Babe, his best friend and dog, Buddy.

Jack is survived by his loving companion of 40 years, Helen Floutin. Helen was the love of his life. He is also survived by his children, daughters Darrel Earl (George), Linda Richardson, and Nancy Parsons and son Jack (Peggy) Springer Jr.; He was Dad to Gary, Ralph (Kim) Melinda and Chris (Tracey) Floutin. As well as 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. There are many nieces and nephews as well.

Jack had so many friends, especially Paul and Marge Durling, and his guardian angel, Jimmy Irwin.

Relatives and friends of Jack and Helen are invited to attend a wake on Sunday at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls from 3 to 6 pm.

The Members of the Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 2:45 pm for Masonic Prayers on Sunday.

Services are on Monday, October 24 at 11 am, at the funeral home, and burial is to immediately to follow at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.  Full military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 574 along with Patriot Guard

Helen and the family would like to thank, Paul Durling, Jimmy Irwin, Claudia Irwin, and their neighbors for their assistance at this devastating time. Jack will be missed by many. He is pain free and at peace now.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Shriners Hospital at 516 Carew St. Springfield, MA 01104 and the Marine Corp League 3033 State Route 4. Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

 

Mark E. Roman

HUDSON FALLS – Mark E. Roman, 59, passed away on Friday October 14, 2016 at his home in Hudson Falls, NY.

 He was born on February 23, 1957, son of Halina Roman and the late Victor Roman.  He was a graduate of Cathedral Prep, Erie PA and SUNY Empire State College. 

Mark was an employee of Hammermill Paper Company in Erie and later International Paper in Ticonderoga, NY for 40 years. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by uncle Alexander Kalicki  and father and mother-in-law Fred and Harriet Verbeke. 

He is survived by his wife of 35 years June Roman; sons Gregory Roman and his wife Amy of Rochester, NY and Eric Roman of Hudson Falls, NY; daughters Gillian Roman of Rochester, NY, and Stephanie Roman-Gleason of Sedalia, MO; brother Paul Roman of Erie, PA; aunt Barbara Kalicki of Winter Springs, FL; sisters-in-law Gail Sollman and her husband Richard and Beverly Verbeke of Erie, PA; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held in Erie PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

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

Joyce J. Keays

keays-joyceHUDSON FALLS – Joyce J. Keays, 60, of Hudson Falls, passed away Saturday at Glens Falls Hospital. 

Born January 5, 1956, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of Viola (Reynolds Martindale and the Late Otis Martindale. 

Joyce married David Keays in June of 1991. 

She enjoyed crafts, making blankets, and cross stitching. She loved long rides to Vermont, and vacationing with her children and grandchildren. 

In addition to her father, Joyce was predeceased by her brother, Norman Martindale; and her father and Mother in-law, John and Elaine Keays. 

Joyce is survived by her husband, David Keays; her mother, Viola Martindale; her son, Terry Keays of Hudson Falls; her daughters, Kimberlee Keays-Loffler and her Fiancé, Rob Phelps of South Glens Falls, and Maeghan Smith and her husband, Chris of South Glens Falls; her step-son, Christian Keays and his wife, Becky of Kent, Washington; her grandchildren, Madyson Keays, Adelynn Keays, Brianna Loffler, David Phelps, Robert Phelps, Andrew Phelps, Brendon Smith, Killian Keays, Oliver Keays, and Ruby Keays; her sisters, Beverly Whiting of South Carolina, Arlene Austin of Glens Falls, Gwen Thomas and her husband, Wayne of Queensbury, and Glenda Wadleigh and her husband, Alan of Glens Falls, her brother, Buscom Elms of Hudson Falls; her brothers and sisters in-law, John Keays of Florida, Donna Keays of South Glens Falls, and Paul Keays and his wife, Debbie of Hudson Falls; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by her loving dog Hannah. 

Joyce’s family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, especially Jean VanAuken, Dr. Pillemer and Dr. Sponzo as well as the nursing staff at Tower 2, Floor 2. 

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

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home with the Rev. William Church, Associate pastor of Pine Knolls Alliance Church, officiating. 

Interment will follow at Glens Falls Cemetery on Bay St. in Glens Falls. 

Donations can be made in Joyce’s name to South High Marathon Dance, 42 Merritt Road South Glens Falls, NY 12803.

 

Salvatore M. Roccasecca

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HUDSON FALLS – Salvatore M. Roccasecca, 32, of Maple Street, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2016,  in Westchester Hospital, after a long and very courageous battle with Liver Disease.

Born August 11, 1984, he was the son of Jeff Roccasecca and Laura Roccasecca.

Sal was a bartender for many years at the family owned business, Saluto, in Hudson Falls. He loved spending time with people, had the gift of gab, and was descent to all and loved by everyone. He was great at his job, and brought joy to many people, over the years.

Sal loved the Yankees, Green Bay Packers, and taking his buddy John-Boy along with Ritchie and Adam to watch professional wrestling.

He graduated from Hudson Falls High School where he played baseball, football, and bowled all through high school.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Salvatore Roccasecca; and his maternal grandparents, James Bond and Anne Missita.

He is survived by his parents; his loving brother, Andrew Dickson, who he loved spending time with; his sisters, April Touchette and Amber Campbell; his paternal grandmother, Irene Roccasecca; his stepmother, Maureen Roccasecca; his stepfather, Doug Davis; his significant other, Nichole Lee Delucca and her daughters, Isabella and Gianna, whom he adored, and their dog Cooper; many aunts, uncles, and cousins, far too many to be named, but two very special aunts, Tamela Moss and Marrianne Burnham, along with cousin Crystal Moss, who were there for him till the end.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 4 p.m.  at St. Mary’s/St.  Paul’s Church, on the park, in Hudson Falls, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

At Sal’s request, there will be no calling hours, instead all are welcome to a celebration of his life at Saluto, on Main St. in Hudson Falls, following the service.

Sal’s family suggests that in his memory, please consider being a blood or organ donor.

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

Jesse J. Mcdonald

mcdonald-jQUEENSBURY – Jesse J. Mcdonald, 24, of Queensbury, went to be with his father, on Monday, October 10, 2016, at the Saratoga Hospital.
Born on September 30, 1992, he was the son of Kim Armando and the late James McDonald.

Jesse struggled through much of his life. At the age of thirteen, he was hit by a train. Although he wasn’t expected to live, Jesse persisted and survived. After trying to live a normal life, he finally succumbed to his injuries.

Jesse was very fortunate to have many people in his life that loved him. He always “looked fresh” because of his loving sister, Tiana, who was his number one fashion coordinator. Jesse had many vices but had great talents. He was very articulate in expressing his feeling through writing. Jesse loved to rap and wrote many of his own songs, along with his cousin, Mollie Armando. He was an extremely loyal friend, especially with his cousin, Zachary Mulholland. Jesse also liked to fish and camp with his father, his uncle Timmy and his friends. He just loved being outside and enjoying nature. All Jesse wanted out of life was love and acceptance, but he could never seem to find peace and acceptance within himself.
Besides his father, Jesse was predeceased by his grandmother, Ruth Armando, his great grandmother, Katherine Welch and his uncle, Timothy McDonald.

Survivors include his mother, Kim Armando of Hudson Falls; his loving sister, Tiana Carpenter and her fiancé, Jason Tranowicz of Glens Falls; his niece, Lyllei Carpenter of Glens Falls; his best friend and cousin, Zachary Mulholland and his fiancée, Andrea Cummings of Fort Edward; songwriting buddy and cousin, Mollie Armando; his grandparents, Joanne O’Connell and Gabe and Leslie Armando; his aunts and uncles, Suzanne and David Maye, Joan and David Armando, Laurie and Greg Jandolenko and William O’Connell; and several cousins.

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

A graveside service will be private.

The family offers a special thank you for the care, compassion and love given by the caregivers at Saratoga Hospital, especially “his wife” Mary.

Mary J. Green

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GLENS FALLS – Mary J. Green, 84, of Glens Falls and formally of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully, at her home, on Sunday, October 9, 2016, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Her loving family was there to support her journey to heaven to be with her husband, Walt.
Born on May 29, 1932, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Margaret (Campbell) Danahy.
Mary was a true caregiver, in her younger years, she took care of many children. When her grandchildren arrived, Mary was in her glory, nurturing and loving them beyond all measure. Her only employment out of the home was as a home health care aid. She always knew what to do to make someone else feel better.
Mary was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church. She enjoyed bowling in her younger years. Mary was a generous volunteer for the handicapped, the Bloodmobile, Cancer Society, St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Choir, Catholic Daughters and the Cub Scouts.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Walter Green, her two sisters and five brothers.
She is survived by her son and full time caregiver, Stephen Green (Linda); and her adoring daughter, Patricia Green Hafner (Lee); her grandchildren, Walter Green (Denise), Jennifer Green Kadien (Jerry), William Hafner (Courtney) and James Hafner (Sharon); her five great grandchildren, Ashlee, Mary Jane, Stephen, Bentley and Jack; her three great-great grandchildren, Jaden, John, Jr. and Keegan; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.
The family would like to thank Cindy for all her loving care. They would also like to thank Marcia, Autumn, Kristy, Rose, Jody and Dr. Love. You were all instrumental in keeping mom at home and her family truly appreciates all you have given to make that happen.
Family and friends are welcome to a celebration of Mary’s life, at her daughter’s home, 87 Crawford Lane in Hudson Falls, following the Rite of Committal.
Memorial donations may be sent to the charity of one’s choice.

Howard B. “Twister” Twiss

twiss-photo-older twissQUEENSBURY- Howard B. “Twister” Twiss, 83, started his new journey, whistling, puttering and building his mansion for his family to follow, on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at the Glens Falls Hospital, with his loving family by his side.

Howard was born in Hartford, NY on April 10, 1933. He was the son of Howard Twiss and Agnes Bain Twiss.

He attended St. Mary’s Grammar School and graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1951.

Howard married the love of his life, Olive F. Colvin on January 3, 1953 at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls by Reverend Walsh. Their honeymoon, the first of numerous vacations, was in Albany, NY.

Construction was his first of many jobs. He worked on Stewarts Bridge Dam, the railroad, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and Ballston Spa School. Howard then spent many years working his way up to a foreman at Decora. He then

became partners with his brother Rick esablishing Twiss Brothers Auto Body. Howard established Midway Decorating Center where he spent ten years serving the community for their decorating needs before retiring.

Throughout the years Howard enjoyed time at his camp in Sacandaga boating, water skiing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and sharing many jokes and laughs with his family.

Many trips to the ocean with his wife led to his love of cruising with his family. On these cruises he took many adventures, climbing Dunn’s Rivers Falls, snorkeling and swimming with stingrays, cave tubing, yachting, riding the merry go round and sitting on the beach or the balcony with a pina colada.

Howard could be found on Thursdays every week with Olive at the Racino which was referred to as “fun day” and you could always be sure he would “break even”.

He wasn’t a man to sit idle. Howard would often start his day with his exercise routine before he could be heard whistling in the kitchen or his “pout room” which was a garage he built. That was just one of his many projects which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was very proud of his biggest project which was his home. Howard always had a project in mind to keep himself busy.

Howard was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Agnes Twiss, his siblings, Sally Blakeman, Richard Twiss and Helen Wood, his grandson, Jeffrey Bardin, and great-grandson Robert Sanford.

Howard was a special man that was loved and will be missed by all. He spent his life loving and providing for his soulmate Olive. When the tables were turned Olive rose to the occasion and became Howard’s “nurse” showing her commitment and staying right by his side in return. Their life is a true story of love.

Howard is survived by his wife Olive of 63 years. His children, Cynthia Bardin, Susan McComsey, Gary Twiss Sr. (Sharon), Howard Twiss Jr., Thomas Twiss Sr. (Valerie) and Karen Beshara (David). His grandchildren, John Bardin Jr., Laura Smith, Brooke Bardin, Carrie, Keith and Steven McComsey, Renee Stepanek, Gary Twiss Jr., Angela Twiss, Christopher Haworth, Matthew and Christopher Barrett, Benjamin, Crystal and Lisa Twiss, Theresa Cutter, Thomas Twiss Jr., and Alec, Zachary and Katiya Beshara and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thank you to Dr. Pillemer, Jean VanAuken and the staff of Tower 2 at Glens Falls Hospital.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Wednesday , Oct 12 at St. Mary’s/Paul’s Church on the Park in Hudson Falls.

Everyone is welcome for a gathering at the home of Howard and Olive following the service.