Timothy Michael McDonald

McDonaldFORT EDWARD – Timothy Michael McDonald, 52, of Fort Edward, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born May 30, 1962, in Glens Falls, he was the son of JoAnn (Welch) O’Connell and the late James Enos McDonald.

For many years Timothy worked together with his brother, James, for Heritage Painting.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, reading, cooking and tinkering with anything that had a motor.

Besides his fathers, Timothy was predeceased by his brother, James McDonald, his nephew, James, his step father, Willis “Bumper” O’Connell, his grandparents, Melvin and Katherine Welch and James and Genevieve McDonald.

Survivors include his mother, JoAnn O’Connell of Fort Edward; his sister, Suzanne Wells and her finance, David Maye, of Fort Edward; his brother, William K. O’Connell of Fort Edward; his step mother, Francine McDonald of Fort Ann; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; his good friend, John Gontz, who was with him to the end; as well as his dog, Sooneer.

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

The funeral service will follow calling hours, at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at a later date, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Memorial donations in memory of Timothy may be sent to Open Door Mission, Code Blue Shelter, P.O. Box 3306, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Lester Viele, Jr.

Viele 1 Viele2KINGSBURY – Lester Viele, Jr., 88, of Kingsbury, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Haynes House of Hope in the town of Granville, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is now reunited with his wife of 32 years.

Born on December 21, 1926, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Lester and Eliza (Rino) Viele.  Lester served in the United States Navy as a Seabee during World War II and Korea War.

He worked for the General Electric Company for 34 years and was a member of the carpenters union. After retirement he worked with his step-son Joe Sullivan, refinishing hardwood floors.  He enjoyed working in his shop making furniture and toys and memoires for family and friends.

Lester enjoyed long motorcycle rides, camping, hunting and fishing on Lake George with his family and friends, watching John Wayne movies, the New York Yankees and building and flying model airplanes with his brother Ernie and nephew Bryne.  He was a member of the Barnstormer’s Club and enjoyed snowmobiling.  He was a member of the South Glens Falls American legion Color Guard and a lifetime member of the Queensbury VFW.  Lester enjoyed vacations to the New England Coast and took great joy in giving rides to his grandchildren on his John Deere tractor and his golf cart.  In the past few years he grew especially close to his great grandchildren Olivia and Alex “Grasshopper”.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his wife, Colleen (Sullivan) Viele, his sons, Charles Viele and Craig Viele, a stepdaughter, Kelly Ann Sullivan, a son-in-law Noel Barber; and his six siblings.

Survivors include his children, Connie Miller and her husband, Jeff and Cindy Viele and her husband, Jeff Kendzierski; a daughter in law, Cathy Viele; his step-children, Dawn Pugh and her husband, Calvin, Kris Barber, Lois Sullivan, Colleen Spaulding and her husband, Kenny, Joseph Sullivan and his fiancé, Kelly Carpenter and Thomas Sullivan and his wife Christine; his brother, Ernie Viele, his grandchildren, Scott Beckwith, Chipper Viele, Christina Kelsey and her husband, Shannon, Jeremy Viele and his wife, Anita, Genevieve Viele, Tim Woodard, Jamie Knight, Jason Knight, Jolene Cronin and her husband, Josh, Elizabeth Sullivan, Dennis Sullivan and Michael Sullivan; his great grandchildren; his former wife, Shirley Tucker, whom he lived with for 30 years with his children, in a house that he built in Queensbury; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In keeping with Lester’s wishes, there are no calling hours.

A graveside service with military honors provided by American legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Kingsbury Cemetery located in the Hamlet of Kingsbury.

His family would like to thank High Peaks Hospice and the staff at Haynes House of Hope in Granville for their love and support in Lester’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, Lester’s family requests memorial donations be made to Haynes House of Hope, 7187 State Rte 149, Granville, NY 12832 or High Peaks Hospice,   79 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804.

Online condolences may be by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net

Cynthia “Cindy” (Annala) Rabine Plue

PlueFORT EDWARD – Cynthia “Cindy” (Annala) Rabine Plue, 58, of Roger St., passed away unexpectedly and went to be with her parents on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born October 16, 1956, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Caroline (Morgan) Annala.

Cindy was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

For most of her life she worked as a home health aide and enjoyed taking care of others.

Cindy was a kindhearted woman who looked out for others. She loved her grandchildren dearly and enjoyed spending time with all of her family.  Cindy spent a lot of time reconnecting with friends and family through Facebook.  Her daughter, Mary, was the light of her life.  Cindy will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Peter Plue of Queensbury; her daughter, Mary Rabine and her companion, Dan Phillips of Fort Edward; her grandchildren, Emily Phillips and Daniel Phillips; her sister, Barbara Siglin and her husband, Gary of Florida; her brother, John Annala of California; a very special friend, Lawrence LaPlanche of Fort Edward; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Wednesday, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., in Hudson Falls.

Prayers will be offered at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lois (Brown) Floyd

FloydFORT ANN – Lois (Brown) Floyd, 82, formerly of Tripoli Road, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015, at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.

Born on September 15, 1932 in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Sarah (Mason) Brown.

In 1950, she graduated from Hudson Falls High School and continued her education in secretarial studies.

On April 15, 1951 she married Merlin Harrington in Hudson Falls.   He passed away on January 6, 1965.   On November 11, 1967, she married Hubert Floyd in Hudson Falls. He passed away on April 10, 1992.

Most people would remember Lois, along with her husband, Hubert, as owners and operators Floyd’s General Store in Kingsbury for many years.

Lois attended Kingsbury Baptist Church and was a 40 year proud member of the Fort Ann Eastern Star #262.  She also was a member of the Red Hat Society and for many years, a 4H Leader.

Lois loved to camp and also vacation in Maine with her family.  She was worldwide traveler having gone to many places from Cancun to Israel. Most of all, Lois was a loving and compassionate, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who will be greatly missed.

Besides her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by her two sons, Brian Harrington and David Floyd, her step daughter, Bonnie McKenny, her grandson, Andrew Walther, her brother, Lester Brown, Jr. and three sisters, Eunice Brown, Betsy Alice Brown and Jean Fisher.

Survivors include her children, Catherine Walther of Lancaster, NH, Roger Harrington of Comstock, Stephen Harrington of Hudson Falls, Carolyn Havington and her husband, Michael of Cortland, Merlin Harrington and his wife, Tina of Fort Ann, and Raymond Floyd and his wife, Dinah of Dallas, TX; her step son, Robert Floyd of Arizona; her grandchildren, Nathan,  Amy, Erin, Sarah, Roger, Stephen, Shane, Angela, Kyle, Genie, Julia, Miranda, Brandon,  Alanna, Drew, and Ryan; several great grandchildren; two daughters in law, Anne Floyd of Glens Falls and Karen Harrington of Texas; her sister, Dorothy Purdy of Hartford;  her step son in law, Matthew McKenny of Ohio; her sister in law, Joyce Brown of Fort Edward; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Monday from 11 to 1 pm at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m., on Monday, following the calling hours at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility for the wonderful care, compassion and love given to Lois and her family.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Kingsbury Baptist Church, c/o Sylvia Weaver, 329 Dean Road, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Michael “Mike” Cenate

CenateHARTFORD – Michael “Mike” Cenate, 75, of State Rte 196, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 11, 2015.

Born on August 6, 1939 in Vergennes, VT, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (McCabe) Cenate.

In 1966, Mike married his first wife, Linda Webster.   She passed away in September of 1993.On May 27, 2000, Mike married Patricia (Harrington) Saville in Hartford.

Mike was a lifetime truck driver, who at one time owned and operated M.C. Trucking in Hudson Falls.  More recently he was employed by Charles Freidman Excavation in Hudson Falls.  He enjoyed driving trucks, it was his life.  Mike died doing what he loved, driving truck, with his western boots on.

When Mike was younger he was a member of the Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Department

He was an excellent bowler who enjoyed going bowling with his family.  Mike was a great cook, his specialty being making the best spaghetti and meatballs and baking beans for the church. He also loved barbeques with his family at his home.  Mike enjoyed watching western t.v. shows and was very proud of his John Wayne collection.  He was an avid NASCAR follower, his favorite racer being Rusty Wallace.  Mike was an outgoing person who made many friends throughout his life.  He also loved a good joke and found himself to be very funny.  Mike was a homebody who loved staying close to home and being with his loving family.

Besides his parents, Mike was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph Cenate and Marvin McCabe.

Survivors include his loving wife, Patricia Cenate of Hartford; his children, Michael Dewey and his spouse, Stacey, Kevin Dewey and his significant other, Suzanne Paul, Lisa Saville and her spouse, Ken Saville,III,  Mark Cenate, Jody Cenate and spouse, Elizabeth, Patti Griffin and her spouse, Jim, Shawn Saville, Ken Saville, III and his spouse, Lisa and Brian Saville;  his brothers and sisters, Patricia Harrington , Bill Cenate and his spouse, Leanne, Marie Keays and her husband, Bob, Madlyn Sanders and John Cenate and his spouse, Tessie; his grandchildren, Joseph Flewelling IV, Jade Flewelling, Nicholas Flewelling, Travis Flewelling, Floyd Saville, IV, Delta Dewey, Michael Dewey, Kaneesha Dewey, Zack Dewey, Rachael Cenate, Michael Cenate, Jacob Cenate, Tiffany Cenate and Tiffany D’Angelico; many great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Gospel Lighthouse Church, 30 La Crosse St., in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, at 9 a.m., at the church, with the Reverend Paul Mead, officiating. 

Burial will follow the service at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury, with full military honors, provided by the Hudson Falls American Legion, Post 574.

Memorial donations in memory of Mike may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New York, New York 10018.

Charles “Charlie” Moffitt

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SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Charles “Charlie” Moffitt, 72, of South Glens Falls, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 after a short illness while vacationing in Florida.

Born July 18, 1942, in Johnsburgh, he was the son of the late Ann Kinsella Moffitt and Alonzo Moffitt.

Charlie worked for over 33 years at Decora Manufacturing in Fort Edward from where he retired. He was also self-employed as the owner/manager of Bluebird Knolls Mobile Home Park in South Glens Falls. He loved riding his motorcycle and was passionate about working on and driving his red 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible. Charlie was a hard worker and a true ‘fix it’ man—he could fix just about anything and he loved to take on new challenges. He really enjoyed starting up and operating Studebaker’s Ice Cream Shop in Glens Falls with his family for a number of years.

Besides his parents, Charlie is predeceased by his beautiful angel daughter, Jodi Lynn Moffitt and his brothers, Edward McKinnon, Thomas McKinnon, and William McKinnon.

Survivors include his son Thomas Moffitt and his wife, Patty, his daughter Tammy Moffitt, his son Nicholas Moffitt, his brother Kenneth Moffitt, his wife Judy Chittenden Moffitt, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015, at The Gospel Lighthouse Church, 30 LaCrosse Street in Hudson Falls, NY.

The Funeral Service will be conducted following the calling hours at 6 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2015, at the church, with the Rev. Paul Mead, pastor, officiating..

Charlie will be buried with his parents at the Prospect Cemetery in Argyle, at a later date.

The family of Charlie Moffitt wishes to thank the staff at the Halifax Medical Center of Daytona Beach and Halifax Hospice Care of Port Orange in Florida for all of their compassion and care for Charlie and his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Friends of Recovery—Warren and Washington County—The Council for Prevention, with FOR-WW in the memo, FOR WW, P.O. Box 2113, Glens Falls, New York 12803.

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

James Edward “Chico” Currie, Sr.

Currie FD CurrieHUDSON FALLS & POMONA PARK, FL – James Edward “Chico” Currie, Sr., 74, of Hudson Falls and Pomona Park, FL, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, surrounded by his family in the home he built, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born September 7, 1940, in Pittsfield, MA, he was the son of the late Donald and Claire (Dempsey) Currie.

On November 17, 1962, he married Bonnie Chase at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.  She passed away January 25, 2007.

He retired from Ringers Sales and Service in Hudson Falls.  Jim enjoyed hunting, deer watching in Fort Ann and especially spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren and family.  He was a lifelong member of the Kingsbury Volunteer Hose Co., past chief of the department.

Survivors include his children, James Currie of Chicago, IL, Cathy Flewelling of Glens Falls, Thomas Currie of South Glens Falls, Susan Currie Fields and her husband, Stephen of Charlotte NC, TJ Currie and his wife Nhong of Hudson Falls, Andrew Currie and his wife, Amanda of Glens Falls; his grandchildren, Michael Currie, Chase Flewelling, Celia Mulcahy, M. Tommy Currie; four great grandchildren; his brothers, John “Jack” Currie and his wife, Lara of Queensbury, G. Michael Currie and his wife, Joan of Warrensburg, Donald Currie of Watertown; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his dear friend, Barbara Farley of Pomona Park, FL.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kingsbury Fire House on Burgoyne Avenue in Hudson Falls.

Services and burial will be private.

The Currie Family would like to thank the staff at High Peaks Hospice, Dr. Donald Merrihew and the many family members and friends who made Jim’s final weeks so comfortable.

Instead of flowers, Jim’s family suggests memorial donations be made to the Kingsbury Volunteer Hose Co., 3715 Burgoyne Ave., Hudson Falls, New York 12839  or High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care, 79 Glenwood Ave., 2nd Floor, Queensbury, New York 12804.

 

Kaye (Ross) Salmonson

SOUTSalmonsonH GLENS FALLS – Kaye (Ross) Salmonson, 70, of Bluebird Road, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends, on Friday, May 8, 2015, after a short illness.

Born on November 15, 1944 in Whitehall, she was the daughter of Marguerite (Saunders) Ross and the late Robert Ross, Sr.

Kaye was a graduate of Whitehall High School and then continued her education at the School of Cosmetology in Albany.   She worked as a hairdresser in Ticonderoga for many years.

On July of 1970, Kaye married Perry Salmonson in Whitehall.  After the marriage, her husband built a home in South Glens Falls and added a parlor in the basement so she could do hair at home and also take care of her children.   Kaye also worked at Barber’s Market formerly in South Glens Falls and finally ended her working career at Angio Dynamics in Queensbury.  Every month she enjoyed meeting her friends from Angio for catching up on their lives.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting afghans, hats and scarves for family and friends.  Kaye also used her creativity and made several afghans for the South High Marathon Dance.   In the last 15 years, Kaye took up painting and was known to paint on just about anything.   Some of her creations were on birdhouses, mailboxes and dishes.  She was a very generous person and gave away many of her beautiful paintings.   For the past six years,  Kaye along with her brother, Edward, devoted herself fulltime to the loving care of her mother, Marguerite, in Whitehall.

Besides her father, Kaye was predeceased by her son, Lloyd Salmonson, and her brother, Donald Ross.

Survivors include her daughter, Carla Salmonson of Gansevoort; her ex-husband and good friend, Perry Salmonson of Gansevoort; her mother, Marguerite Ross; her two brothers, Edward Ross of Whitehall and Robert Ross and his wife, Sandra of Milford, Delaware; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Thursday, from 11 to 12 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

The Funeral Service will be conducted Thursday, at 12 (Noon), following the calling hours, at the funeral home, with The Reverend  Paul Dufford, officiating.

The burial will follow at Southside Cemetery in the town of Moreau.

Memorial donations in memory of Kaye may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

Ruth C. Armando

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FORT EDWARD – Ruth Cook Armando, 84, formerly of Bascom Drive, went into the arms of the Lord, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.

Born on June 24, 1930, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Lillian (Sheffield) Cook.

Ruth graduated from Fort Edward High School in 1947.

For 14 years, she worked at Hannaford’s Grocery Store on Quaker Road in Queensbury.

After leaving Fort Edward in 1996, Ruth moved to South Glens Falls for six years and then in 2002 to her G. Roswell Earl High Rise apartment in Hudson Falls.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward.

Through the years, she won a number of trophies for golfing which was a great enjoyment that made her very proud.  Her most valued time was spent with children and grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Carolyn Wilsey.

Survivors include her son, David J. Armando and his wife, Joan of Fort Edward; two daughters, Kim A. Armando of South Glens Falls and Laurie J. Jandolenko and her husband, Greg of Plattsburgh; eight grandchildren, David Armando of Bolton Landing, Jeff, Kristen and Mollie Armando, all of Fort Edward, Tiana Armando and Jesse McDonald, both of South Glens Falls, Nikki Zupan of Chandler, Arizona and Eric Zupan of Philadelphia, PA., her great granddaughter, Lyllei Ryane;  her sister,  Mary Ellen Bowe of Hudson Falls; a brother, Clifford Cook and his wife, Marlene of Fort Edward; her brother in law, Carl Wilsey of Schoharie;  several nieces and nephews; and one cousin.

Friends may call from 10 to 12:00 p.m. , (Noon) on Monday , May 11, 2015 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at 12:00 p.m., (Noon) on Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Her family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P. O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or the Fort Edward Volunteer Fire Department, Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or the Association for the Blind. 124 Ridge St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Ruth’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility for all their compassion and care given to her over the past several years.

Lester W. Gaulin

Gaulin, LesterHUDSON FALLS – The beloved patriarch of the Gaulin family in Hudson Falls, Lester W. Gaulin, 93, has returned to his creator following a long convalescence.

A veteran of WWII, as well as a former prisoner of war, he served his country bravely before returning home to start a family with his wife of 70 years, the recently departed Charlotte Gaulin.

He grew up on Lower Allen St. across from the Sandy Hill Iron and Brass Works where he worked as a machinist until his retirement.

His parents, Florence Turcotte-Gaulin and Hormidas Gaulin, have long been passed away. His only brother Leonard also passed away recently. He is survived by his four sons James, Thomas, Keith, and David all of whom live in the area with the exception of David who lives in Boston, as well as five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He was a quiet, kind man with a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that any donations be made in his name to any Alzheimer’s Foundation

He will be interred at the Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwaterat 10:30 a.m. _ on Friday, May 8, 2015, where a graveside ceremony will be held celebrating his life and his reunification with his beloved wife Charlotte.

The family will never be the same without his calm, steady presence but we are comforted knowing that he no longer suffers the ravages of old age and is in Heaven with those who passed before him. May he rest in peace.

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

James R. Quartiers

QuartiersSOUTH GLENS FALLS – James R. Quartiers, 66, of South Glens Falls, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Born March 5, 1949, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Clifford and Elsie (McAuley) Quartiers.

He was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School.  For many years, James worked for Clyde’s Laundromat and the Adirondack Nautilus.

James loved the Giants football team and Yankees baseball team.  He enjoyed playing Bingo and especially spending time with his family and friends.

Besides his parents, James was predeceased by his sister, Catherine I. Robbins, and his great nephew, Cameron Jace Quartiers.

Survivors include his brothers, Joseph Quartiers and his wife, Brenda of South Glens Falls, Clifford Quartiers and his wife, Mary of Queensbury; his sister, Rita Trybendis and her husband, Stephen of Hudson Falls; his nieces and nephews, Joseph Quartiers, Richard Quartiers and his companion, Mercedes, Robert Quartiers and his wife, Laura, Jason Quartiers and his wife, Sara, Kristina Hubert and her husband, Jason, Amber Mallaney and her companion, Todd Bapp II, Travis Mallaney; his brother in law, Edwin G. Robbins of South Glens Falls; as well as several great nieces and great nephews.

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

The graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

Memorial donations in memory of James can be made to the American Cancer Society, 959 U.S. 9, Queensbury, New York 12804.

Helen (Sipowicz) Ladd

LaddHUDSON FALLS – Helen (Sipowicz) Ladd, 93, formerly of the Boulevard in Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility, in Fort Edward, joining her husband and son in Heaven on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Born on August 24, 1921, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Bronislaw and Jadwiga (Stankowski) Sipowicz.

On November 24, 1946, she married James C. Ladd at St. Mary’s Church Rectory in Hudson Falls.  He passed away December 31, 2005.

For 20 years, Helen worked at General Electric, Co. in Hudson Falls and Schenectady. Along with her husband, she also operated a grocery store on the Boulevard, which she later sold to her brother, Eddie.   Following the sale of the store, Helen and her husband moved to Florida and later retired in Fair Play, South Carolina.

Helen enjoyed playing cards with her sisters, tending to her vegetable and flower gardens, making beautiful needlepoint, which she gave to family members and crocheting afghans.  She loved her visits to the casino and playing the lottery.  Her family and friends enjoyed being around her, because she had such a wonderful sense of humor and a beautiful outlook on life.

Besides her parents and husband, Helen was predeceased by her son, James C. Ladd, Jr., who died on February 16, 1964, her brothers, Bernard, Thaddeus, Robert, Edward, Raymond, Leonard and Richard Sipowicz as well as two sisters, Madeline Jackoski and Theresa Blondin.

Survivors include her brother, Donald Sipowicz of Hudson Falls; her two sisters, Ethel Frawley and Regina Curley both of Hudson Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Helen’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral.

The Rite of Committal will be on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Fort Edward.

Helen always had a positive attitude throughout life and was loved by all at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.  Her family wishes to thank the nurses and aides on B wing at Fort Hudson for their wonderful care, compassion and love given to Helen during her stay.  She loved everyone there as family.

Memorial donations in memory of Helen may be sent to Fort Hudson Health Care Facility, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York or a hospice organization of one’s choice.

Kenneth L. Measeck

measeckQUEENSBURY – Kenneth L. Measeck, 90, of Cedar Court, passed away, Saturday, April 25, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on May 12, 1924, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Kenneth A. and Lillian (Hart) Measeck.

Following his graduation from Hudson Falls High School, Kenneth enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp., where he proudly served his country.  Upon his honorable discharge, Kenneth continued his education at Oswego State University, where he earned his BA in Industrial Arts.  While attending Oswego State, he met the love of his life, Peggy Smith.  They were married in Port Byron, on July 16, 1949 and soon after, Kenneth began his teaching career in Earlville.   While teaching during the day, he went to school at night and earned his Master’s Degree from Colgate University.  Four years and two children later, Kenneth moved to Glens Falls and started teaching at Glens Falls High School, later becoming Vice Principal.  After 15 years in Glens Falls, he ended his career in education as director of pupil personal services at BOCES, where he worked for eleven years, retiring in 1979.

Kenneth was a member of the New York State Teachers Association, the New York State School Guidance Counselor’s  Association, the National Education Association and the Boy Scout Council.  Also, he was a past President of the Glens Falls School Teachers Association and the Eastern Zone Teachers Association.

Kenneth was an excellent craftsman and a perfectionist, who built four beautiful homes, exquisite jewelry  and fine furniture.  He was an excellent teacher, who made a difference in the lives his many students. But, the center of Kenneth’s life was his family.  He was a devoted husband, patient father and loving grandfather and great grandfather.  His family always came first.  Kenneth was a gentle man, who was kind, caring, loving and devoted not only to his family but to all the children he touched during his long career in education.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister in law, Elaine Measeck and his brother in law, Kenneth Smith.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Peggy Measeck of Queensbury; his two children, John Measeck and his wife, Nikki of Warrensburg and Joan Jeffords and her husband, Robert of Greenwich; his five grandchildren, Ian Measeck and his wife, Sarah, Lindsey Measeck, Regan Jeffords,  Logan Bouchard and her husband, Norm and Kendra Kelly and her husband, Eric;  six great grandchildren, Charlotte, Lucy, Colin, Cooper, Shea and Nora; his brother, Leonard G. Measeck and his wife, Shirley of Lake George and Roger D. Measeck of Hudson Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Thomas E. Konopka, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will follow at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.