Alan “Chick” Mallory, Sr.

Mallory. AlanQUEENSBURY – Alan “Chick” Mallory, Sr., 65, of Peachtree Lane, went to be with his wife, Susan, on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his home.

Born on November 24, 1951, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Roy and Mary (Varnum) Mallory.

Chick graduated from Lake George High School and participated in Warren-Washington County BOCES while attending school.

On June 26, 1971, he married his high school sweetheart, Susan French.  They shared 41 years together until she passed away on January 18, 2013.

Chick was known for being a “Jack of All Trades”.  He worked as maintenance man at Ahlstrom in Glens Falls and MDU in Montana.  Chick also spent time as a roofer and a logger before retiring from Finch Pruyn as a truck driver.

He enjoyed deer hunting in the Adirondacks, ice fishing on Lake George and always had the knack for repairing cars.  Most of all he loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Susan, he was predeceased by his niece, Rebecca Lynn Mallory.

Chick is survived by his three children, Alan Mallary, Jr. and his wife, Trina of Glens Falls, Timothy Mallory and his wife, Michele of Moreau and Jessica Grasso and her husband, Michael of Arizona; five grandchildren, Breana, Connor and Aedan Mallory , Isabella Grasso and Emaleah Mallory; his siblings, Roy Mallory, Jr. and his wife, Renee of Arizona, Randy Mallory and his wife, Missy of Warrensburg and Pamela Hart and her husband, Dan of Wyoming; his mother in law, Lena French of Queensbury; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many wonderful friends that Chick considered family.

Friends may call on Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 12 to 2 and 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Alphonsus Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205.



Kathy Lynn Elrick

Elrick, KathySOUTH GLENS FALLS – Kathy Lynn Elrick, 53, of South Glens Falls, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017, surrounded by family and friends, at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on March 27, 1964, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of Richard and Sharon (Hall) Bapp of Queensbury.

On October 14, 2016, she married R.J. Elrick in Queensbury.

She was a member of the Local 157, employed by Performance Contracting, Inc. at Global Foundries.

Kathy enjoyed tailgating, painting, gardening, entertaining and most of all, spending time with her grandkids and being with family.

She is survived by her husband, R.J. Elrick of South Glens Falls; her parents, Richard and Sharon Bapp of Queensbury; her three children, Kristyn Corey and her Husband, Jordan of South Glens Falls, Sebastian Luciano, Jr., of South Glens Falls and Elizabeth Luciano of South Glens Falls; her four step children, Greg Elrick of South Glens Falls, Carissa Elrick of Rutland, VT, Rebecca Elrick of Rutland VT and Megan Elrick of Rutland, VT; her two grandchildren, Blake Corey of South Glens Falls and Silas Corey of South Glens Falls; her two sisters, Maire Burns and her significant other, Mark Jankowski of West Rutland, VT, Susan Wancewicz and her husband, Phillip of Cedar Park, Texas; her brother, James Bapp of Queensbury; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Funeral Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Tony Childs, Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Church, officiating.

Memorial donations may be sent to the South High Marathon Dance, 42 Merritt Road South Glens Falls, NY 12803.

John M. Galusha

Galusha john newQUEENSBURY – It is with great sadness that the family of John M. Galusha announce his unexpected passing on Sunday July 2, 2017 at the age of 49.

Born on September 8, 1967, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late George R. and Geneva (Leppard) Galusha.

John was a 1986 graduate of Queensbury High School.

He was a longtime employee of Ray Supply, where he made many friends.

John loved his family and friends and was always looking to make us laugh. He would get on kicks, some of the fondest being his hotdog machine, his homemade bread, homemade pizza and fried food movie night when the kids were younger. He loved music especially old classic rock songs. John had a heart of gold – once emptying his own apartment so his nephew could have furniture –  John would give the shirt off his back to help someone. He was a kind, peaceful and loving person. We all miss him a lot.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Stephen G. Galusha.

John will be lovingly remembered by his son, Joshua M. Galusha of Gansevoort; his sisters, Lynn M. Galusha Dumas of Hudson Falls and Judy A. Ovitt and her husband, Roger Ovitt, Jr. of Gansevoort; his nephews, Matthew B. Dumas, Richard G. Sheerer, and Robert J. Sheerer; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many lifelong friends.

Friends may call on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 12 to 1:30 pm at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow at 1:30 at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

Memorial Donations may be sent to The Foundation of Alcoholism Research, F.A.R. P.O. Box 31135, Chicago, Ill, 60631.

Clara B. McCarthy

McCarthy, ClaraHUDSON FALLS – Clara B. McCarthy, 95, of John Street, passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Born on July 20, 1921, in Port Henry, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ann (Lane) Breen.

Clara was a graduate of Port Henry High School.

On May 26, 1956, she married James T. McCarthy, at St. Patrick’s Church in Port Henry.  Together they have shared 54 wonderful years together.

Clara had the distinction of standing at the foot of the newly completed Champlain Bridge in 1929 with Franklin D. Roosevelt and standing at the foot of the New Champlain bridge at the 2011 opening, 82 years later.

She enjoyed going on motorcycle rides with her husband and sons, going to the monthly birthday club meetings at the Peppermill and doing yard work.  Clara was known for being an amazing woman, who at the age of 93 years old, was still tending to her lawn and home.  She loved going to her daughter’s sheep farm, solving the morning crossword puzzles and spending a week every year with her family in a lake house in the Adirondacks.  Clara was known for making the best macaroni and cheese in the world.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James. T. McCarthy, who passed away on January 11, 2011, her brother, James Breen, her sister, Ann Oligny and her daughter in law, Melanie McCarthy.

She is survived by her children, Thomas McCarthy and his companion, Donna Russell of Chicopee, Mass, Jeffrey McCarthy of Hartford, Peter McCarthy of Hudson Falls, Christopher McCarthy and his wife, Beth of Hudson Falls and Marianne McCarthy and her husband, Kevin of Charlton, Mass; six grandchildren, Ryan, Brent, Kyle, Nicholas, Aidan and Kierra; her sister, Mary Toomb of the Bronx; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. on Friday, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, 11 Wall Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Katherine Stanton

Stanton, KatherineFort Edward – Katherine Harriet (Weaver) Stanton, 96, of Fort Edward, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Born January 13, 1921 in East Aurora, she was the daughter of the late Arthur “Glenn” and Lillian Phoebe (Waldron) Weaver.

In 1938, she graduated from Amsterdam High School and then attended Rider University and Albany Business College, graduating in 1940.

Katherine was employed fourteen years as an Executive Secretary and Personnel Records Supervisor during World War II at Mohawk Carpet Mill in Amsterdam.

On July 5, 1947, she married Robert Edward Stanton.  He passed away August 1, 1992, after 45 years of marriage.

Katherine loved spending time with her family, reading and doing needlework.

Besides her parents and husband, Katherine is predeceased by her brother, John Weaver, her dearest cousin, Lillian Bennett, and her daughter in law, Cathy (Rukat) Stanton.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Edward Stanton, Jr. and William James Stanton; her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Stanton; her grandchildren, Joelle Diamond and her husband, Kyle, Benjamin Stanton and his wife, Amie and Nicholas Stanton; her great grandchildren, Shelby Stanton, Griffin Diamond, Raegan Diamond and Evelyn Diamond; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hour at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Derek Hansen, officiating.

Burial will follow at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

Memorial donations may be made to The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer, NY  12144.

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.