Bernard John Vaughn

VaughnADAMSVILLE – Bernard John Vaughn, 80, of Adamsville, took the Lord’s hand on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

Born on March 18, 1935, he was the son of the late John and Erma (Stewart) Vaughn.

Bernie graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1952 and the following year, 1953, he married Margaret Keays.

Bernie was employed at NIBCO while starting his dairy farm business in Kingsbury, which was later presented with a Dairy of Distinction Award.  His faithful German Shepherd, Tanya, was constantly with him during these years.

Bernie built two houses from his own sawmill, the Peg Bern Sawmill.  He and his wife, Peggy, were charter members of the Barnstormers Snowmobile Club and Bernie was a firefighter in the Kingsbury Fire Department.   He also served as deacon for Kingsbury Baptist Church for many years.  Bernie established the Hen House Diner, where he enjoyed joking with the customers.   He also operated the Adamsville Store for several years.   His passion for farming extended into his last summer, where he cut, raked and baled the hayfields of his farm in Adamsville.  Bernie was a man who liked things done right.   His hair was always impeccably combed and his lawn was always impeccably cut.  He enjoyed his early morning ride “around the block”, family gatherings at “The Pond”, his motorcycles and old cars and reading books to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  His sense of humor and the many Bernie-isms will be sorely missed.

Besides his parents, Bernie was predeceased by his brother, Malcolm Vaughn; his sister, Lynnette Vaughn and his son, Kevin J. Vaughn.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Margaret “Peggy” Vaughn; his daughters, Lisa Friedman and her husband, Charles and Karla Rukat and her husband, Tarry; his grandchildren, Heather Tucker and her husband, Jeff, Kerrie Strong and her significant other, Kevin Watrous, Kyle Rukat, Tori and Hilary Vaughn, Derek and Carrie Marie Vaughn, Adisen and Landen Friedman; 11 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; his brother Duane Vaughn and his wife, Barb; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse Church, 30 LaCrosse Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hours at 6 p.m. at Gospel Lighthouse Church, with the Reverend Paul Mead, pastor, officiating and the Reverend Phil Bowen, co-officiating.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family, at Kingsbury Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

In lieu of flowers, Bernard’s family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Kingsbury Cemetery Association, c/o Lois Sullivan, 15 Old Cronin Rd, Queensbury, New York 12804.

The family offers a special thank you to the staff at Adirondack Cardiology and the Cardiac Care Unit at Albany Medical Center for the wonderful care and compassion given to Bernie and his family.

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

 

“KEEP THE FAITH”

Sandy L. Catone

CatoneHUDSON FALLS – Sandy L. Catone, 57, of Mosher Lane, went into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on December 18, 1958 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Shiralee (Richmond) McCrea.

Sandy was a graduate of Fort Edward High School and on March 13, 1976 she married LeRoy Catone, Sr., in Hudson Falls.

She loved children and ran a day care center at her home where she provided wonderful care and attention to all the children that entered her door.  Sandy enjoyed watching football, especially the Hudson Falls Tigers, also NASCAR racing, with her favorite racer being Number 88, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  She had a green thumb, growing healthy vegetable gardens from which she made her own tomato sauce.  Sandy loved cooking and would often cook for gatherings at the Gospel Lighthouse Church.  She liked taking rides on her pontoon boat on Stewarts Pond and the Hudson River.  Sandy was on a bowling league where she would bowl with her friends and had a knack for decorating for the holidays. She enjoyed helping her husband and sons in the garage and loved her dogs, Jack, Bear and Copper and her cat, Koda. She also loved to crochet but her favorite activity was spoiling her six grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Sandy was predeceased by her brother, Robert Monroe.

Survivors include her loving husband of 40 years, LeRoy Catone, Sr. of Hudson Falls; her three children, LeRoy Catone, Jr. and his wife, Laura of Whitehall, Patricia May Catone of Hudson Falls and Matt Catone and his girlfriend, Karyn Cassidy of Hudson Falls; her six grandchildren, LeRoy III, Damien, Autumn and Lukas Catone, Jonathan Bennett and Noel Dickinson; her sister, Beth Shields and her husband, Virgil of Hudson Falls; her extended family, Misty Dickinson and her husband of Argyle and Gabriella Istudor and her husband, Alin Popescu of Chicago, Illinois;  as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

The funeral service will follow the calling hours at 5 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Reverend William Kenna, officiating.

Burial will be in the spring, at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

Memorial donations in memory of Sandy may be made to the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Dr. #100, Albany, NY 12205 or the American Kidney Fund 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300 Rockville, MD 20852.

Leon R. Richards

RichardsARGYLE – Leon R. Richards, 77, of Argyle, passed away, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on October 26, 1938, in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Robert and Carmella (Corella) Richards.

After graduating from Hudson Falls High School, Leon continued his education in Culinary Arts.  He enjoyed cooking throughout his life.

On March 30, 1982, he married Donna D. Crawford, at the Bay Road Presbyterian Church in Lake George.

For the past 40 years, he has owned and operated Richards Oil Company in Argyle.  Leon lived and breathed the oil business.  He loved chatting with his customers and “peddling oil”.    When he wasn’t making sure that homes in the north country were warm, Leon spent his time hunting, camping and fishing at Blue Mountain lake.  He had a passion for the family camp on the lake and for years he was a member of the Blue Mountain Lake Club. 

Leon was a founding supporter of both the Independence Yankee and the Liberty Proclaimer Newspapers.   As a staunch conservative, he was a patriot who believed in less government, more individual responsibility, owning a business, working hard and giving back to the community.

Leon also coached Little League Baseball, when his sons were young.  He was a longstanding member of the Oneida Community Church.   Leon had a deep love for the Lord and his church family.  He will be remembered for being a very giving and generous man, who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Faye Richards.

Leon is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Donna Richards of Argyle; his step mother, Grace Richards of Saratoga Springs; his children, Jeffrey L. Richards and his wife, Michelle of Argyle, Kellie Anne (Richards) Stewart and her husband, Butch of Hickory, NC; Mark L. Richards and his wife, Jacquie of Fairbanks, Alaska and Scott L. Richards and his wife, Nicole of Glens Falls; his two step sons, Daniel Coltrain of Hudson Falls and John Coltrain and his wife, Erika of Corinth; 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; two sisters, Carrolle Kelly and her husband, Gilbert of NC and Cherie Luke and her husband, Ken of Colorado; his brother, William Saunders and his wife, Bea of Argyle; his step sister, Carol Biggie and her husband, Dan of Saratoga Springs; his step brother, Harold “Skip” Moore of CT; his first wife, Bella Harrington of Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, January 22, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be 11 on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Oneida Community Church on Sunnyside Road in Queensbury, with Reverend David McCane, pastor officiating.

Burial will be in the spring at Scotch Cemetery in Bay Road in Queensbury.

In lieu of flowers, Leon’s family has requested memorial donations be sent to the Michael J Fox Foundation, for Parkinson’s Research, C/O Team Fox Adirondacks, 5 Jerome Lane, South Glens Falls, 12803, payable to MJFF Fundation.

The family would like to thank Dr. Andrew Garner, the nurses, technicians and staff of Tower 3 at the Glens Falls Hospital for all their care and compassion given to Leon and his family.

Walter N. Austin

AustinFORT EDWARD – Walter N. Austin, 85, of Fort Edward, passed away comfortably at the Glens Falls Hospital, with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, after a long illness.

Born on April 1, 1930 in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Elmer and Florence Austin.

Following graduation from Glens Falls High School, Walter enlisted in the United States Navy.   After his discharge, he married Virginia Dickinson on December 23, 1951 at the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church.

Walter began his working career at Finch and Pruyn, but was employed as an auto mechanic for most of his life.  He worked for many local shops and owned several of his own.

Walter loved being around people and was willing to help anyone in need.   He was an easy going man that got along with everyone he met.  Walter was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed bowling and making maple syrup.  In his younger years, he loved to dance and play the guitar.

Beside his parents, Walter was predeceased by his daughters, Sharon Austin Frey and Cindy Lou Otis, his son, Kevin Austin and his sister, Ruth Bovee.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Virginia Austin of Fort Edward; his three children, Don Austin of Fort Edward, Edwin Austin and his partner, Diane McLean of Gansevoort and Deborah Ausitn and her fiancé, James LaCourse of East Montpellier, VT; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hour at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Derek Hansen, pastor of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be at a later date in Moss Street Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 959 Mt Royal Plaza, State Route 9, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Cindy A. Collier

CollierFORT EDWARD – Cindy A. Collier, 58, of Fort Edward and most recently of Corinth, passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, on Monday, January 11, 2016, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on August 2, 1957, in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Marie (Nichols) Sexton.

On August 12, 1978, she married Thomas Collier at St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward.

She worked for the OshKosh and Lane Bryant outlets in Lake George.

Cindy loved spending time with her grandchildren, who lovingly called her Nana and being outside with her family.  She enjoyed reading and staying in touch with family and friends on Facebook.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a sister, Marlene Sexton.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Thomas Collier of Corinth; her sons, Jim Collier and his wife, Mary of Fort Edward and Tomm Collier and his girlfriend, Lindsey of Cohoes; her grandchildren Alexander Collier, Gillian Collier and Max Collier; a sister Debbie Colvin and her husband, Herb of Queensbury; her extended family member. Mary Altare; and several nieces. Nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

A funeral service will take place at 6 p.m. Friday evening (Following the calling hours) at the funeral home.

The Rite of Committal will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward, at a later date.

Cindy’s family has requested that memorial donations in her memory be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Robert Harlan Smith

Smith, Robert H.

SCHUYLERVILLE – Robert Harlan Smith, 82, of Schuylerville, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016, at the Wesley Healthcare Facility in Saratoga Springs.

Born March 10, 1933, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Albert K. and Anna M. (Evans) Smith.

Robert served with the United States Army.

In December of 1973, he married Ann Elizabeth Alden in Lake George.

He was a more than 40 year employee of Finch Pruyn in Glens Falls.

His enjoyments included sports, animals and especially his family.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by a daughter Carmen Wendell, his brothers, Russell, Gerald, Donald, James and Albert Smith and a sister Margaret.

Robert is survived by his children, Thomas Smith, Robert Smith, Jr., Tammy Losaw and her husband, David, Kelly Ghirarduzzi, and her husband, Eric, Jamison Smith and Christopher Smith and his wife, Tiffany; his grandchildren, Anthony Wendell and his fiancée, Melissa, Jennifer Janssen and her husband, Jay, Elizabeth McIntyre and her husband, Ronald, Gregory Smith, Amanda Bell, Megan Lamoureux and her husband, Nick, Stefon Stilwell, Christian Stilwell and Alexandra Stilwell, and a granddaughter whom he had a wonderful affection for, Stephanie Smith; and several great grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

Graveside Services, with military honors will take place 2 p.m. on Friday, at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Veteran’s Cemetery on Duell Road in the town of Stillwater.

Robert’s family suggests that memorials in his memory take the form of donations to The Samuel Stratton Veteran’s Hospital, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208 or the SPCA of Upstate, NY, 588 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804.

Gloria Levine

Levine“When I Am An Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple.”  Not only did she wear purple as an old woman, she wore it as a badge of honor her entire life!
Gloria Levine, born 4-14-28 and coming of age in the heyday of the Coney Island Boardwalk scene, passed away on Thursday, January 7th, 2016, at the ripe old age of 87 years. She died peacefully and on her own terms, the same way she lived her life. Gloria grew up in a matriarchal household. Her Great-Grandma, Mom, and Aunt Sadie were all single moms, and Gloria was raised in and by, a houseful of women. Always inquisitive and empathic, her early compassion for the so-called “performers” in the Boardwalk sideshows, where her grandfather ran a hot dog stand, lit in her the fire and compassion to help the downtrodden and the exploited. Her volunteer work, during WWII at Kings Highway Hospital, and her service in the Cadet Corp. during 1946, set the stage for her life long career as a nurse. In 1948, she graduated as a Registered Nurse from Brooklyn Jewish Hospital.

On Sept. 27th, 1947, she married her soul mate, Jack Levine. Marriage was not allowed while residing in the nursing dorms, but then again, love always ruled Gloria’s heart and rules were made to be broken. Her nursing career was long, varied and highly distinguished.  Having returned to college following the tragic death of her husband Jack in 1972, she earned her Masters Degree in Public Health Care Administration, and ultimately became a Director of Nurses at a Long Island Nursing Home. She remained in that position for many years, until her retirement, where she met and amassed the highly devoted nurses friend’s group. Her firebrand directing, combined with her experience and compassion, were her trademarks. She was “feared”, “adored”, “a saint”, “the best mentor and friend I could ever have”, “one of the most amazing women I have ever met”.  Gloria would say, “once a nurse, always a nurse”.

By far, the loves of her life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She poured her heart and soul into raising her kids, and then into spoiling like mad her grands and great-grands. They loved and adored her. Her children’s lives were filled with love, adventure, and always a hint of craziness. Open door policy to friends, along with pets ranging from a monkey, a free-range box turtle to dogs, an iguana, bunnies, birds, and anything else Jack or the kids could sneak in, were a way of life; a great way of life. She was so clearly the matriarch of our family; our rock, our glue, our foundation, our inspiration. Some of her proudest legacies are all the knitted blankets and clothes always sewn with the Hand Knitted With Love By Mom, Gram, etc. tags, and the entire collections, full sets of books left to each and every family. By far, her favorite author was Dr. Seuss. Indeed her last phone message was the quote “Today you are you, that is truer than true, there is no one alive who is youer than you”. YOU is who she always wanted you to be.

Some quotes from her family summarize it all. “Today we lost one of the strongest women I have ever met. She lost 2 children, 2 husbands, and somehow still danced her way through life.”  Oh yes, forgot to mention that Gloria LOVED to dance! “My Gram was truly the strongest, most caring, unconditionally loving, beautiful woman on the planet.”  We always said 2 things to each other, we are bonded and I love you I love you I love, I miss you I miss you I miss you. Both of those are true forever.”  “I  am a nurse because of her; my love, my  inspiration, my hero, my Gram”.  “I can’t even believe this Angel was just taken away from me. This amazing strong Jewish woman who was always dressed in purple. You were one of my main supporters and I don’t even know how I’m going to deal with not being able to talk to you every few days”. The most selfless woman in the world, always worried about everyone but herself”.  “I have been fortunate to have my mother-in-law, my MOM, in my life for 45 years. I was so lucky to have her counsel, her wisdom, her friendship, and her love for all these years”.

Gloria, our ultimate Jewish Mom and grandma, we are beyond heartbroken; nobody could ever fill your many shoes. But you left this earth with such a loving devoted family legacy…all you ever really wanted. RIP Mom, Gram, Grammy, Nana, Friend, Co-Conspirator and love of our lives!

Gloria was predeceased by her soul mate and father of her 4 children, Jack Levine, who literally kissed the floors she walked on; her 2nd husband, Har-Har Harvey Jurist, also known as Poppa; her daughter Sharon Fogel; and her son, Marty Levine.  To carry on her light are her children Steve (Butch) Levine and wife Gunilla Bjork; Marna Levine and husband Stan Pritzker, much more a son than a son-in-law; same for Jeff Fogel who was married to Sharon. Her grandchildren Jenn Fogel-Bublick, husband Larry and great grands Sierra and Ailey; Josh Fogel and wife Jaime, John Levine-Pritzker, wife Amber and great grands Kamryn, Charleigh, Evelyn and John Stanley; Roxanne Levine-Prizker and great grands Jay and Halie; Cori(Levine) Benson and husband Ryan; and granddaughters Jaklin Levine-Pritzker and Corrina Skye Levine. She is also survived by her beloved cat Gracie, once owned by Marty and now by Rox.

A special shout out to the following:  Stan Pritzker who  spent huge amounts of time helping Gloria and who would, and indeed did, anything she wanted while abiding by her ongoing commentary. She also loved his home cooked meals which he would deliver to her, covered of course in extra gravy, butter and salt!;  her cousins Marsha, Soph, Michelle, Janine and Gilda who so dutifully maintained contact with her for current updates on all family members and as a constant bridge to her past;  Director Max and the entire Hudson Falls/Ft. Edward Senior Center  who over the last 10 years became her friends and, indeed, her second family.  Also, thanks to The Association for the Blind in Glens Falls, particularly Liz Shriner. The entire Levine clan thanks you all from the bottom of our hearts.

As per Gloria’s wishes, there will be no funeral services nor will we be sitting Shiva at this time.  Later this spring or summer there will be a memorial service at Marna and Stan’s house in Hartford, NY.  Then, while wearing purple, drinking apricot sours, and dancing like mad, we will spread some of her ashes. The rest will be spread on Jack’s grave where he, Harvey, Sharon and Marty await.

In Gloria’s memory, wear something purple, make sure to call your Mom, Gram or Nana to tell them you love them, perform a random act of kindness by helping an elderly person carry groceries or whatever, and by all means, DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!

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

Linda M. (Curley) Sears

SearsHUDSON FALLS – Linda M. (Curley) Sears, 57, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Born on December 30, 1958, in East Lansing, MI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Geraldine (Gumpel) Curley, II.

Linda was a Registered Nurse who earned her AAS in Nursing at Clinton Community College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Plattsburgh State University.

Linda’s professional career began at CVPH, where she was loved and respected by her coworkers and patients. After relocating to the Glens Falls area, Linda worked for Glens Falls Hospital, Fort Hudson Nursing Home and Visiting Nurses Association.

Linda’s favorite pastimes were horseback riding, crafting, cooking new recipes, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her two daughters, Leslie Cervini and her husband Teddy of Wilton; Ashley Sears of Queensbury; her grandchildren, Kolton Sears DuBray, Aryanna Capen, Kaeden Sears and Giuliana Cervini.  Linda also leaves her sisters; Janis Wetherhult and her husband Dawayne of Plattsburgh, NY, Cathey Curley of Chicago, Ill, and her brother Charles Curley, III of Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Last, but not least, Linda left behind her beloved fur-baby Max.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her grandparents, Marie Gumpel, Dr. Adolf Gumpel, Harry Curley and Helen Curley.

At Linda’s request there will be no services.

Memorial donations in memory of Linda may be sent to the CR Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street #3, Glens Falls, New York 12801.

Arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls, New York 12839.

Lawrence “Larry” Cook

CookGLENS FALLS – Lawrence “Larry” Cook, 3rd, 60, of Glens Falls, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in April 11, 1955, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Whiting) Cook, Sr.

Larry attended school on Fort Edward and served with the United States Navy from 1972 to 1973.

He was a truck driver for many years and worked for Finch Pruyn for a short time. He enjoyed driving a limo for his son’s business, Pristine Limousine.

He married his beloved wife, Cynthia Needham in Las Vegas, NV on May 8, 1996.

He was an avid bowler, having bowled 5 300 games and participated in a national tournament in Las Vegas. He also enjoyed stock car racing and like to go to the local dirt tracks.  He was an avid CB’er using the handle “Peter Drag In” and he was often considered the life of the party and loved to make people laugh.  But, when all is said and done, it was the time Larry spent with his family that gave him the greatest joy.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a grandson, James Christopher Cook, Jr.

Larry is survived by his wife, Cynthia (Needham) Cook of Glens Falls; his children, Michele Norton and her husband John of Glens Falls, Christopher Cook of Glens Falls, Valarie Cook of Fort Edward and Tiffany Cook of Glens Falls; his grandchildren, Nick Turner, Cody Turner, Patrick Norton, Jennifer Brown, Joseph Cook, Rebecca Dow, Kaitlynn Dow, Connor Cook, Taleisha Cain and Tatiana Blair; his great grandchild, Maya Turner; his brothers and sister, Robert Cook and his wife, Barbara of Glens Falls, William Cook and his wife, Chris of Queensbury, Terry Cook and his partner, Mike Brazee of Ballston Spa and Rosealee Cook of Hudson Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

A graveside service will take place in the spring at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Larry’s family suggests that memorial donations in his memory be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Wendyn S. “Winn” Schult

COSSAYUNA LAKE – Wendyn S. “Winn” Schult, 91, formerly of Cossayuna Lake, passed away on his birthday, with his son, Roy, at his side on Sunday, January 3, 2016, at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility in the town of Fort Edward.

Born on January 3, 1925 in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Louis and Sylva (Spaulding) Schult.

Following his graduation from high school in Schenectady, Winn enlisted in the United States Navy.  After serving his country, in 1948 he married Helen Wedekind.  They were married for 69 years.

Winn was the owner and operator of Schult’s Plumbing and Heating in Glens Falls until his retirement.  He enjoyed spending time with his numerous pets, including his cat, dog and birds.  Winn also enjoyed fishing and boating on Lake George.  While in the service, he played guitar in a band and throughout his life enjoyed playing and listening to guitar music.  A highlight in Winn’s life was meeting Les Paul and sharing their love of music.

Besides his parents, Winn was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Schult.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Helen Schult of Granville; his two sons, Roy Schult and his wife, Lucille of Granville and Gary Schult and his wife, Sandy of Whitehall; ten grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

There will be no public services.

The family wishes to thank the staff of S wing at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility for the excellent care and love given to Wendyn during his stay.

Memorial donations in memory of Winn may be made to the Fort Hudson Building Fund, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York 12828.

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

Daniel R. “Dan” Needham

NeedhamARGYLE – Daniel R. “Dan” Needham, 49, of Argyle, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at his home.
Born on January 5, 1966, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Joyce (Brileya) Mattison and the late Warren Needham.

Dan attended Hudson Falls High School and received his Associates Degree in Architecture from Adirondack Community College.

He was a self-employed contractor who owned and operated his own business, Daniel–Son Builders in Wilton. Dan was a talented contractor who could build a house from top to bottom, inside and out. He always was happy with a smile on his face. Dan was known for having a wonderful sense of humor. Anyone in need could depend on Dan for a helping hand and a warm handshake.

He loved feeling the wind on his face, riding his Harley Fatboy anytime he could. Most of all, Dan loved spending time with his granddaughter, Pebbles.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his nephew, William Joseph Younes and his four legged, furry son, Lieutenant.

He is survived by his son, Daniel Needham, II of Glens Falls; his mother and stepfather, Joyce and Ellis Mattison, Sr. of Gansevoort; two grandchildren, Leilla “Pebbles” Needham and Daniel “the Boy” Needham; his siblings, Susan Needham of Hudson Falls, Cynthia Cook and her husband, Larry of Glens Falls, Michael Needham and his wife, Tracy of Fort Edward, Debra Needham of Hudson Falls, Eric Needham of Hudson Falls; his step brother, Ellis Mattison, Jr. and his wife, Amanda of West Glens Falls; his nephew, Gary Needham and his wife, Jamie of Fort Edward; his extended family, Carol Martin, Mark and Joslyn Brown, his other grandchild “Marky”, Brandi Gitto, Jakob Pregent, the Wilson family, Richard, Jamie, Paul and Chaz, John and Debbie Martin, Nancy Martin, Helen Omiecinski and Brooke Shaffer; and several nieces nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Prayers will be offered at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 959 Route 9, Mount Royal Plaza, Queensbury, NY 12804.