Dale E. Harrington

Harrington, DaleHarrington, Dale o HUDSON FALLS – Dale E. Harrington, Sr., 78, of Hudson Falls, went to be in the Arms of the Lord, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at his home, with his wife at his side.

Born on January 4, 1937, in the town of Kingsbury, he was the son of the late Walter and Gladys(Kingsley) Harrington.

Dale attended Hudson Falls High School and then joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17, on February 10, 1955. While in the Marines, he received the Navy Occupations Service medal, and do to the untimely death of his father, he was granted an early discharge in order to take care of his family,

On March 9, 1958, he married Carol Champaigne at the Fort Edward Baptist Church. He had multiple careers but retired from the Glens Falls City School District.

Dale was a member of the Gateway Church in Corinth, enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, Pro Wrestling, and because he learned mechanics from his father, he liked working on his cars.  He could often be seen hanging around with his trucks.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a daughter, Cheryl Shaw, his sons Dale Harrington, Jr., and Anthony Harrington, his grandson Chad Harrington, two brothers, Gary and Jay Harrington and a niece, Tammy Hammond.

In addition to his wife 56 years, Carol Harrington, he is survived by his children, Glenn (Cheryl) Harrington, Kelly (Jeff) Manning and Scott (Heather) Harrington; his sisters, Patricia Cenate, Sherry Havens (Wayne) and Donna Bramer (Lloyd); his brother Nicholas (Linda) Harrington; his grandchildren, Eric McKinney, Richard McKinney, III, Jonathan McKinney, Sean McKinney, Monique Medsger, Tabetha Harrington, Brittney Embry, Glenn Harrington, Jr., Christopher Harrington, Kasey Manning, Aaron Manning, Kristi Manning, Cheri Manning, Joseph Manning, Matthew Manning, Brett Harrington, Tess Harrington, David LaPier, Joshua Harrington. Jeremy Harrington; his special very nephews, Michael and Timothy Hammond; and many beloved nieces and nephews and many great grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

A funeral will take place at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home with Pastor Wade Petteys of the Gateway Church in Corinth officiating.

Military honors will be provided by Hudson Falls American Legion Post 574.

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

Dale’s family would like to thank the Doctors, who cared for him for many years, Dr. Gerard Abess and Dr. Darcy Giatti-Grubbs.

Donald J. Baker

Baker, DonaldGLENS FALLS – Donald J. Baker, 91, a longtime resident of Fort Ann, earned his wings and entered Heaven on Monday, December 14, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on May 25, 1924 in Fort Ann, he was the son of the late Cleon Baker and the late Florence Williams.

He was a 1941 Fort Ann High School graduate and attended the National Youth Administration Trade School in Quoddy, Maine.

In World War II, he served with the Army Air Corp 8th Air Force in the European theatre.

Mr. Baker married Ruth I. Willis on Sept. 21, 1946, at the Zion Episcopal Church.

He retired from the Washington County Highway Department, in 1987.

Mr. Baker was the past chief of the Fort Ann Vol. Fire Company, past president of the Fort Ann Rotary Club, past commander of the Raymond W. Harvey Post 703, American legion, a charter member of the Fort Ann Rescue Squad, served two years as mayor of the village of Fort Ann, and served 6 years as a trustee of the village.

In additions to his parents, he is predeceased by his sisters, Jean Graham and Barbara Scoba.

Survivors include, his wife of 69 years, Ruth I. (Willis) Baker of Glens Falls; his children, Thomas Baker and his wife, Deborah and Ronald Baker and his wife, Arlene, all of Hudson Falls, Susan Allen and her husband, Gary, Nancy Carpenter and her husband, Craig, all of Fort Ann, Beverly Bruster and her husband, Michael of Glens Falls; his grandsons, James Allen and Debra Collette Allen, Scott Carpenter and his wife, Liz, Brett Carpenter and his wife, Michelle, Kevin Bruster and his finance Emily Murray, Jenny VanAmburgh and her husband, Brian, Janet Pratt and her husband Mike and Sara Baker; his great-grandchildren, Jonathan Allen. Renee Allen, Alexis and Emma VanAmburgh and Dylan Carpenter; and his step grandchildren, John and Tim Hack and Rachel Gregory; his step great grandchildren, Jarid Swan, Seth Gregory and Alden Gegory; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main

St., Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home with the Reverend Nancy Goff, officiating

A celebration of Donald’s life will follow at the Kingsbury Volunteer Hose Company on Burgoyne Ave.

Interment will be private at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Duell Rd. in the town of Stillwater.

Pall Bearers will be James Allen, Jonathan Allen, Scott Carpenter, Brett Carpenter, Kevin Bruster and Jarid Swan.

Mr. Baker’s family suggests that memorial donations in his memory be made to the CR Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the charity of your choice

Audrey Jane Baker Vail

Vail 001 Vail 002CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Audrey Jane Baker Vail passed away on November 29, 2015 at the Martha Jefferson House in Charlottesville, Virginia.

She was born December 13, 1926 in Ilion, New York, the only child of Kenneth Morgan Baker and Marguerite Dillenbeck Baker.

She grew up in Hudson Falls and Fort Ann, New York and graduated from Fort Ann Central School and The Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam.

She married Atlee Gerow Vail, Jr. on September 2, 1950 in Hudson Falls.  They raised their two daughters there and in Stamford, Vermont.  They later moved to Bennington and West Arlington, Vermont before Audrey moved to Charlottesville in 1997 after Atlee passed away.

One of Audrey’s greatest loves was being at Lake George, New York where her parents built a cabin in 1933 when she was six years old.  She and Atlee built their cabin in 1955.  She was able to spend her summers, or part of her summers, there for 79 years.

Audrey taught music in public schools at all grade levels before and after raising her daughters.  One highlight of her career was singing in a chorus with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for two summer sessions.  She also loved teaching and encouraging the musical talents of her four grandchildren.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville.  In Charlottesville she volunteered with JABA’s Pathways program, and also assisted with the children’s choirs at her church.

She was predeceased by her husband Atlee, her daughter Jane Vail Ward of Kingwood, Texas, and infant twin granddaughters Ann McKenzie Ward and Elizabeth Morgan Ward.

Audrey is survived by her daughter, Jocelyn Vail Thach and her husband, Presley; grandson, Drew Compton Thach and his wife, Katherine; granddaughters, Vail Thach Weiglein and her husband, Michael, all of Charlottesville; Allyson Ward Rapacki and her husband, Christopher of Spring, Texas; Katherine Lee-Ward Helton and her husband, Christopher of Longmont, Colorado; and her cherished great-grandchildren, Shepherd Joseph Thach, Presley Thomas Weiglein, August Miller Thach, Ella Baker Weiglein and Sebastian James Rapacki.  She is also survived by her son-in-law, Christopher Ward, three nieces, one nephew and many cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Martha Jefferson House for the compassionate care they provided Audrey during the three years she was a resident. Hospice of the Piedmont staff and volunteers were also very helpful during the final week of Audrey’s life.

There will be a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville on January 9, 2016 at 2:00.  Burial in Hudson Falls will be in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam, NY 13676, or the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor, PA 19087.

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

Margaret N. (Gonyea) Craig

CraigHUDSON FALLS – Margaret N. (Gonyea) Craig, 88, of the Earl Towers, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on September 3, 1927, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Louise (Mingo) Gonyea.

Her husband, James L. Craig, passed away before her.

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls and devoted her life to raising her children,

In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by a son, Terry Craig, and her brothers and sisters, Leo Gonyea, Cleo Beck, Blanche Ceasar, Gerald Gonyea, Joyce Quinn, Lorraine Smith, Louis Gonyea, Leona McNally, Judy Wieboldtand Eleonore Hozley.

She is survived by her children, James Craig and his wife Penny of Fulton, Peg Stanbridge and her husband, mike of Charlotte, NC, Brenda Fosco and her husband, Carl of Hudson Falls, Rick Craig and his wife Lynette of Florida, Jane Jansen and her husband Theo of Charlotte, NC, Janine Powel and her husband, Ronald of Fort Collins, Colorado, William Craig and his wife Gina of South Carolina; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins,; and her special friend, Vern Greene of Hudson Falls.

A graveside service will take place at a later date at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Veteran’s Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

Margaret’s family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 959 U.S. 9, Queensbury, New York 12804 or the American Heart Association,  4 Atrium Dr. #100, Albany, NY 12205.

We all love you dearly and miss you. You are always in our hearts.

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

Chester J. Spirowski, Jr.

Spirowski1FORT EDWARD- Chester J. Spirowski, Jr, 69, of May Street, went into the arms of the Lord, with his family by his side, Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at Glens Falls Hospital after a short illness.

Born on May 7, 1946 in Glens Falls, he was the son of Chester J. Spirowski, Sr. and the late Elizabeth (Fischer) Spirowski.

Chester was a proud graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

For over 38 years, he was employed at Grand Union, retiring as assistant manager.  Chester loved working at the grocery store where he made many friends.   After his retirement, Chester enjoyed helping out his son at M&S Precision Machine Shop in Queensbury.

He was an avid NASCAR follower and also loved going to local racetracks in Saratoga, Malta and Airborne in Plattsburg.   When not watching the races, Chester enjoyed tuning into westerns on TV.   The center of his life was his wife, his children and his grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife, Diane Spirowski of Fort Edward; his father, Chester J. Spirowski, Sr. of Fort Edward; his children, Michael Spirowski and his wife, JoLynn of Hudson Falls, Michelle Wade of Fort Miller, Cindy Sprague and her husband, Gary of Fort Edward,  Joann Therrien and her husband, Michael of St. Cloud, MN and Suzanne Norton and her husband, Dale of Hartford; his step children, Jami Jones and her husband, John of Middle Grove and John Schaff and his wife, Cheryl of Jackson; ten grandchildren; his sister, Mary Parker and her husband, Maynard of Hudson Falls; one nephew, Raymond Howard ; and several cousins.

Friends may call on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hours on Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Derek Hansen, pastor of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church, officiating.

Chester will be laid to rest following the services at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801.

Peter Clum

ClumGANSEVOORT – Peter Clum, 71, of Gansevoort, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2015 with his family by his side, at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born November 9, 1944 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late George and Leonora (Fitzpatrick) Clum.

Peter was a 1963 graduate of South High.

On June 12, 1966 he married Linda Beahan at St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Peter was employed by Kamyr for 43 years.  He started his career in the print room and worked his way up to project manager in the recycled fiber division.  Peter loved his job.

He was a communicant of St. Michael’s the Archangel Church in South Glens Falls.

Peter was always a hard worker and built the home he and his family shared.  He was a skilled craftsman and woodworker.  Peter took great pride in taking care of the home, especially working in the yard.  He enjoyed bowling and golfing.  He was a member at the Kingswood Golf Club.  Along with his wife, Peter loved to travel.  Their favorite spot being Hawaii, where they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.  Most of all, Peter was a great father and husband, who loved spending time with his family.

Besides his parents, Peter was predeceased by his sister, Linda DuFour and Joan Rivers.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Linda Clum of Gansevoort; his children, Penny Clum of Saco, Maine, Scott Clum and his wife, Julie of Olmstead Falls, OH, Shelley Murphy and her husband, Brian of Queensbury; his grandchildren, Lauren, Jenna, Eric, Shaelyn, Deirdre and Pete; his siblings, Marion Kohls, Virginia Boisclair, Thomas Clum, David Clum and Michael Clum; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Friday, January 8, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Saturday, January 9, 2015, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

There will be a gathering of friends and family to share memories, at a location and time to be announced, following the Mass on Saturday.

Peters family wishes to thank the staff of S wing at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility for their kindness and support shown to Peter and his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Peter may be sent to Fort Hudson Health Care Facility, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York 12828.

Terry LaMay

LaMayGLENS FALLS – Terry LaMay, 66, of Ridge Street, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on April 18, 1949, in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Alfred and Jane (Newell) LaMay.

Terry was very proud to have received his G.E.D and to have served his country in the United States Navy.

In 1985, he married Angela Missita in Glens Falls.

Terry was employed by Vermont Hydroponics and loved his job as a truck driver.  He also loved his dog and best friend, Harry, who was ironically hairless.  Terry enjoyed a round of golf, also fishing and camping at the Mettowee, where he would go for weeks at a time with his wife and family.  Terry’s daughters and family were his world.

Besides his parents, Terry was predeceased by his two sons, Gary Michael LaMay and Richard Max Schenk II and his sister, Lynda LaMay.

Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Angela LaMay of Glens Falls; his three daughters, Terri Lynn Nolette and her husband, Albert of Hudson Falls, Lynda Strong of South Carolina and Antoinette Schenk of Albany; as well as several grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

There will be no services.

Memorial donations in memory of Terry may be sent to American Cancer Society, 959 U.S. 9, Queensbury, New York 12804

Patrick L. Aurelia

Aurelia, PatrickHUDSON FALLS – Patrick L. Aurelia, 49, of Hudson Falls, passed away unexpectedly from complications due to diabetes on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

Born on March 13, 1966, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late David A. and Virginia “Jinny” Aurelia-Johnson.

Patrick was a 1985 graduate of Hudson Falls High School and received his degree from Adirondack Community College and also earned a certificate in draftsmanship from Hudson Valley Community College.    During his life, Patrick worked as a computer operator at Pay Chex and later, as a draftsman.

Patrick spent many hours playing computer games.   But, spending time with his family and friends was most important to him.   Patrick was very proud to have studied Tao Kwan Do when he was younger.  Patrick also was an excellent photographer and created a beautiful moon mosaic.  He was also a cat lover and owned many special felines throughout his life.    Patrick was well known for his delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies and his wonderful sense of humor.  Anyone that has ever taken a ride with Patrick, could attest that he was the slowest driver known to man.  He was also very much in touch with his inner nerd and exhibited this by watching the Hobbit and Star Wars, over and over.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, David Aurelia and his grandparents.

He is survived by his sister Elizabeth “Betsy” Parker and her husband, Joe of Queens; his aunt Edith Heeber and her daughter and son, Taryn Heeber-Doody and Billy Heeber; his niece, Megan Aurelia; and his nephew, William Aurelia.

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

Rite of Committal will follow the calling hours at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

In lieu of flowers, Patrick’s family would like memorial donations be sent to the American Diabetes Association, Pine West Plaza Building 2, Suite 204, Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, New York, 12205.

Patrick was an organ recipient and wanted everyone to give the gift of life and be an organ donor.

Raymond R. Bean

BeanSOUTH GLENS FALLS & MALTA – Raymond R. Bean, Sr., 76, of Malta and formerly of South Glens Falls, went home to be with the Lord on December 2, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital.

Born on October 12, 1939 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Clarence L. and Helene G. (LaVoy) Bean.

Ray was a graduate of Glens Falls High School and on July 2, 1988, he married his best friend, Louise Loveland, in the park, in South Glens Falls.

Ray was employed for many years at Patrick Vending and Donohue & Higgins, both in Glens Falls.

He was an outdoor man who enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping in the Adirondacks.  Ray was also an avid reader who loved Louis L’Amour books and playing bingo.  He was an animal lover, having enjoyed many pets throughout his life.

Besides his parents, Ray was predeceased by his two sons, Raymond Bean, Jr. and Douglas Bean, his sister, Virginia Case and his sister in law, Carol Bean.

Survivors include his loving wife of 27 years, Louise Bean of Malta; his children, Richard Bean and his wife, April of Ft. Plain, Arthur Bean of Rome, Dennis Loveland and his wife, Linda of Newport, TN, Katherine Loveland of Hudson Falls and Doraine Miller and her husband, Patrick of Ballston Spa;  many grandchildren; several great grandchildren; his brothers and sister, William Bean and his wife, Iola of Denver, CO, Elizabeth Bly and her husband, Donald of Hudson Falls and Clarence Bean ,Jr. of Queensbury; his in-laws; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Donations in Raymond’s memory may be made to the animal charity of one’s choice.

Robert C. “R.C.” Smith

FORT EDWARD – Robert C. “R.C.” Smith,90, of Fort Edward, died on Monday November 30, 2015.

Born July 21, 1925, in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Corydon D. Smith and Rose (Peets) Swatling.

Bob was a 1942 graduate of Fort Edward High School.

He proudly served in the United States Navy as a Gunners Mate 2nd Class during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

On April 20, 1947, he married Loretta Yule at the Hudson Falls First Presbyterian Church.

R.C.  was retired from the NYS Canal Corp and was a member of the Fort Edward Masonic Lodge.  He liked sports, especially basketball.  Bob enjoyed staying home spending time with his family.   Most importantly, R.C. was a good father and a good husband.

Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by his two sons, Terry Smith and Tommy Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Loretta Yule Smith of Fort Edward; his daughter Barbara Chase and her husband, Fred of Argyle; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.

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

A funeral service will be conducted following the calling hour, at the funeral home, with the Reverend Michael Plank, pastor of the Hudson Falls First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Following the service, the burial will take place at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Memorial donations in memory of R.C. may be made to the SPCA of Upstate New York, 588 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, New York 12804, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Irene E. Sherman

Sherman, IreneHUDSON FALLS – Irene E. Sherman, 83, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015, at the Orchard in Granville.

Born on August 30, 1932, in Argyle, she was the daughter of the late John and Bessie (Ketchum) Reid.

On June 4, 1949, she married Edward J. Sherman at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.

She was a Communicant of the St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Hudson Falls.

Mrs. Sherman was the secretary for Ed Sherman Plumbing and Heating in Hudson Falls.

She loved golf and traveling.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Sherman, her granddaughter, CherylAnn Sherman and her sister, Marion Nelson.

Survivors include her son George Sherman of Girard, PA, and his daughters, Katie and Carrie; her daughter, Jo-Ann Hayes and her husband, Benjamin, of Hudson Falls, and her children, Jennifer Peterson and her husband, John of Broomfield, CO and Edward DePalo and his wife, Jessica, of Hudson Falls; her great grandchildren, Tara DePalo, Gianna DePalo, Henry Peterson and Reid Peterson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.

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

It was Mrs. Sherman’s wish that memorial donations be made to the Orchard Nursing and Rehab Center, 10421 NY-40, Granville, NY 12832.

Irene’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Orchard Nursing and Rehab Center A Wing, the Glens Falls Hospital Emergency Room and 3 West B at the Glens Falls Hospital, for all their care and compassion.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Michael K. Nichols

  HUDSON FALLS – Michael K. Nichols, 64, of Hudson Falls, passed away surrounded by his loving family, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Glens Falls Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Born December 31, 1950, he was the son of the late Francis H. and Mary (Carson) Nichols.  

In 1969, Mike graduated from Hudson Falls High School.

On January 15, 1972, Mike married Colleen Stanton at Sacred Heart Church in Lake George.

Mike lived for many years with his loving wife, Colleen, and his daughters, in South Glens Falls and recently moved to Kingsbury.

He was employed by Sandy Hill Corp. for 24 years and for Ace Hardware for 7 years. Mike was an active EMT and critical care technician for over 30 years, working and volunteering for various squads including, Empire Ambulance, Warrensburg EMS, Argyle Rescue Squad and Moreau Emergency Rescue Squad. Mike thought all of his EMS co-workers as his second family and talked of them often. In his youth, Mike was proud to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in South Glens Falls.

Mike enjoyed his numerous camping trips to Lewey Lake, Rollins Pond, the Granville Camp and the traditional men’s weekend, to name a few. He also enjoyed singing his special camp fire songs with family and friends, fishing with his many fishing buddies and deer hunting. More recently, Mike loved his new camp on Lake Ontario, where just this past summer he caught his first salmon.  

Each time Mike gained a son in law he also gained such wonderful extended families, that he thought of as his own.  

Survivors include his wife, Colleen Nichols of Hudson Falls; his four daughters, Michelle Patch (Jim) of Middle Granville, Erin Varney (Brett) of Hudson Falls, Katie Waite (Chris) of Middle Granville and Sara Lehoisky (Russ) of South Glens Falls; his grandchildren, Ethan Patch, Derek Patch, Alex Varney, Mikayla Varney, , Ashley Waite, Cameron Waite, Jacob Lehoisky, Mark Patch (Becky), Adam Patch (Robbie Briskie) and Michael Patch (Brooke Larock); his great grandchildren, Jacie Patch, Brayden Patch and Dallas Webster; his brother Francis Nichols (Beverly) of Corinth; his sisters, Anne Nichols of Hudson Falls, Helen LaRose of Woodbridge, VA and Kathy Lindsey (Paul) of Chittenango; his life long friends Steve Duell (Marie); his mother in law, Jean Stanton; his sister in law, Linda McNulty (Chuck);his brother in law David Stanton; his sidekick, Sadie “ the muttonhead”; his 1950 Chevy truck, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, whom he adored;. Mike is also survived by many close friends who lovingly referred to him as “Mr. Mike”.

Mike’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Robert Evans, Dr. John Stoutenburg and his staff at the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, the staff of the emergency room, I.C.U. and tower 2 at the Glens Falls Hospital for their compassionate care they gave to Mike and his family.

Friends may call on Monday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at St. Michael the Archangel Church in South Glens Falls, with the Reverend Tony Childs, pastor, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park St., Glens Falls, New York 12801, the Argyle Rescue Squad, or the Warrensburg Rescue Squad.

 

John S. Cozzens

CozzensFORT ANN – John S. Cozzens, 49, of Fort Ann, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 23, 2015, at his home, from a rare heart condition.

Born on April 9, 1966, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Elmer “Nip” and Ruth M. (Huntsman) Cozzens.

John was a graduate of Queensbury High School, and earned his associates degree from SUNY Adirondack.

He proudly served in the United States Navy, for a time he was stationed at Pearl Harbor and Scotland.

On December 21, 2013, he married Lorraine Rogers at Hadlock Pond.

John loved his job as a machinist at General Electric Company in Vermont.  He was very proud to have coached his daughter, Nicole, volleyball and softball teams and loved watching his girls play sports.  He also enjoyed and was an accomplished fisherman.  There wasn’t a bass that John couldn’t catch.  He was an avid pool player and loved playing a hand of cards with his family and friends.

John was known for his sarcasm and sense of humor.  Most of all, he was a loving father and husband and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his father in law, Edward Rushlow.

In addition to his parents, John is survived by his wife, Lorraine Cozzens of Fort Ann; his children, Nicole Cozzens of Washington and Danielle Cozzens and  his soon to be grandson, Cooper Cozzens of Washington, and their mother, Cathy of Saratoga; his step children, Brandon Rogers of Florida and Ashley Vrooman and her husband, Andrew of North Carolina; his brothers, Peter Jones-Cozzens and his husband, Peter Mathew of Essex, Vermont, Michael Cozzens and his wife, Karen of Fort Edward and their children, Michael Cozzens, Jr. and his wife, Kim of Clifton Park and their children, Madelyn and Grace, Aaron Cozzens and his significant other, Erin of Hudson Falls, Kyle Cozzens of Fort Edward and Randy Cozzens of Fort Edward, his brother, Mark Cozzens and his significant other, Karen of Fort Edward and their children, Alexis and Nicole; his aunt Carol Huntsman of Vermont and her children, Jamie Huntsman, Bill Huntsman and Susan Macary and his aunt Sandy Valerie; his mother in law, Nanette “Nancy” Rushlow of West Fort Ann; his brother in law, Scott Rushlow and his son Corey and his brother in law, Larry Rushlow and his wife, Dianna of Kingsbury and their children, Lindsey Rushlow and her significant other, Ian McPhee and their children, Addysyn and Nolan.

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

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow the service, Monday, at 1:30 p.m., at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

Following the graveside services, everyone is welcome to a gathering at the Fort Ann Rescue Squad, 11287 Route 149, in Fort Ann.

John’s family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to the Warren County Disabled American Veterans, C/O Marcelle-Nolan — Chapter #158, P.O. Box 163, Glens Falls, New York 12801.