Harry Vale “The Fox” Livingston

Livingston Doublelivingston singleHUDSON FALLS – Harry Vale “The Fox” Livingston, III- On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Harry passed away peacefully of a “broken heart”, surrounded by his loving family at his side, at the age of 77.

Harry was born on April 12, 1939 and was the eldest son to the late Harry Vale Livingston, Sr. and Loretta Mae (Spellburg) Livingston.  Besides his parents, Harry was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marie Agnes Livingston, brother, Larry Livingston and sister, Deborah (Livingston) Hurlburt, several aunts and uncles and very good friends, Bill and Joyce Guilder.

Through the younger years, Harry learned to farm and he use to rope and ride horses, competing in many rodeos, with his father and uncles. When he was younger, Harry was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He had a passion for fast cars, fast women and beer, until he was finally tamed by one woman, the love of his life, Marie Agnes (Pedersen) Livingston, whom he spent 42 ½ years of marriage.  He always felt blessed to have raised his family with this wonderful woman.

Growing up, Harry drove truck for his father’s business in their junk yard, from the age of 16 to 26.  From that point on, truck driving became his career.  He hauled loads for several companies, including Northway Equipment, Cumberland Farms, Pallets Inc., Russo’s, Gilbert Carrier, IDC, Saratoga Board and Yank.  Finally, he spent 24 ½ years with Red Star Express Lines, where he proudly was entered into the Million Miler Club, for having a safe and accident free driving record, while hitting the milestone of over a million miles of driving truck.  He retired from Red Star Express in 2001.

After retiring, Harry enjoyed going to all the local diners to have coffee with “the boys”, Gus, Jarrod and Donny.  He loved their conversations and gossiping with them.  Harry called them the “Gang that tried to solve all the world’s problems” but they spent more time talking about cars and women and reminiscing about the good ole days.  He says he will have a hot cup of coffee ready and waiting for all of you, so we can pick up on our conversations, again.  He also enjoyed hanging out with Merv at the garage and picking on the girls at the Stewart’s Shop on Dix Ave, where he would sit and have coffee and do his scratch off tickets, as he was harassing them.  Harry was always glad that the girls could give it back.  More than going from diner to diner, what he enjoyed the most was spending time with his family having cookouts, dinners at their homes, and spending quality time with all of his children.   He loved Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and cookouts and parties, when the whole family got together and he could spend time with them.  Although he “sat back quietly” for the most part, he was able to embrace how very fortunate he was to have ended up with such a great family to surround him.  Harry felt blessed and honored to have such a wonderful family.  He enjoyed picking on his family and making them laugh or laughing at their expense.   More than anything, he will miss spending his time with all his kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

Harry is survived by his four children, his son, Tony Twiss of Hudson Falls  and three daughters, Kimberly (John) Fenton of Hudson Falls, Suzanne (John) Davis of Gansevoort and his little rug rat daughter, Sherry (Sean) Bickford of Hudson Falls; his very special grandchildren, Sheena (Seth) Gordon, Shannon Fenton, Dylan Fenton & fiancée, Kera Rucker, Dana Davis Dunn, John (Nicole) Davis, Jr., Nick Davis, Alyssa Davis, a very special grandson, whom he raised as his own son, John “Sky” David Earl, Jr. and Xander Bickford.  He was blessed with his great grandchildren, Chloe and Johnny Davis III, Troy Schusteritsch, Jaslyn and Jaxon Osborne and Kole Maynard; his brothers and sisters, Robert and Sharon Livingston, Bruce and Anna “Cookie” Livingston, Diane Hurlburt, Mary and Ed Gillis and Sharon and Tom Simpson; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Harry requests that longtime friends, Pat and Jobie Breason and Sandy Woodcock now look over his children, “keep them in line and hold the fort down”.  He appreciates their commitment and friendship throughout the years and wishes to thank them for everything they have done with Marie and him on helping to raise their children, but they are NOW your responsibility.

Harry wants everyone to know that he had cancer, but it was not the cancer that got him in the end.   It was a broken heart from not having his wife of 42 ½ years with him, since she passed away on January 15, 2016.  Once Marie left him, his heart was broken.  The love he had for her was immeasurable.  Harry’s advice is “do not waste time because it is true – you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.”  Once Marie was gone, everything became clear for Harry.  He loved her with all his heart and also asked God to take him to her, so he could make up for everything she deserved, which was more love from him.  Harry’s advice is “to tell those you love you’re sorry and that you love them.” He will now fly high and both him and Marie will watch over their family.  One last word from Harry to all his trucker friends, “I’m taking my last ride, northbound, hammered down on the golden highway – This is the Cannonball signing off.”


The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Beaty, Dr. B. Frazier Taylor and Dr. Darci Gaiotti-Grubbs, from the Glens Falls Hospital Cancer Center, for their continued support and care so Dad could enjoy his last moments at home.

Friends may call on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hours on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be later in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

In lieu of donations, Harry’s request is that you save your money and go have a cold Genessee Light beer for him, as he is now with those whom he missed dearly, especially, his Marie.

Raymond H. Irish

Irish, RaymondKINGSBURY – Raymond Haswell Irish joined his beloved wife, Elizabeth “Betty” in the Lord’s house on March 21, 2017.

Ray was born in Peekskill, on January 14, 1935, to the late James Wilbur and Dorothy Irish.

In 1957, Ray graduated with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.   While attending RPI in Troy, he met the love of his life, Betty, who was attending Russell Sage College.   They married on September 14, 1957.

After college, Ray was employed by his father as a Civil Engineer in the family business in Westchester County.   He then moved to Glens Falls and spent 20 years with Rist-Frost Associates, eventually becoming a partner in the firm.   Ray then worked for himself before retirement.

His favorite things in life were spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren) and watching his favorite team the New York Yankees.  If they were losing, he would yell at the TV, call them “bums” and change the channel.  Ray was a great father, a generous man, who gave to many charities.  “Pop” doted on all his grandchildren and cherished his trips to Maine with his granddaughters.

He is survived by his sons, Kevin M. Irish of Kingsbury, Michael Raymond Irish and his wife, Kelly of Warrensburg, James Irish and his wife, Lorrie of Hudson Falls and Jeffrey Irish of San Francisco, California; his granddaughters, Elizabeth Rehn and her husband, Whitney and Amanda McWherter and her husband, Joshua; his grandsons, Raymond Irish, Ryan Irish and Shea Irish; his great grandchildren, Hadley and Evan Rehn and Noah McWherter; and several nieces and nephews.

Raymond was predeceased by his parents, James and Dorothy Irish and his siblings, James Irish, Dorothy Avery and Patricia Robinson.   His wife, Elizabeth passed away in 2014, after 57 wonderful years of marriage.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the funeral home.

Burial will be later in the spring at Pine View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Ray’s memory be made to Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

James B. Shannon, Jr.

ShannonQUEENSBURY – James B. Shannon, Jr, 66, a retired teacher, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on July 6, 1950, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late James J. and Florence (Smith) Shannon.

James was very proud to serve his country as a United States Marine in Vietnam.  In his younger years, he obtained his CDL license and delivered oil in Brooklyn as well as the Peekskill area. He then became a New York State Corrections Officer, serving at Green Haven and Great Meadow Correctional facilities.  He went on to become a school teacher, teaching Forestry and Conservation at BOCES in Kingsbury until his retirement.

James was an accomplished diver. He also enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, whitewater rafting, and softball. He was active with the Vietnam Veterans, the Marine Corps League, American Legion and Elks Lodge. Jim was an active member of the community participating in volunteer work, fundraisers and benefits.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister Maureen Shannon, a brother Gerard Shannon and a great nephew Danny Wines.

Survivors include his son Brendan Shannon of Queensbury, three sisters, Margaret (“Peggy” Shannon) and Bruce Beckwith, Ann (“Kathy” Shannon) Clogston, and Joni(Shannon) and Larry Henderson all from Orange City Florida, as well as beloved nieces and nephews, including Patti Doud, Bobby Wines, Tina Wines, Melissa Nycz, Nichole Segal, Eric Wines, Samantha Zaleski, Lyza Johnston, and James “Jay” Clogston.

He is also survived by his special friends from Florida, including Jamie Clogston, and his “Northern Friends”, the Depalo’s, the Caseys, the Sullivan’s and the Armstrong’s and several other families he touched with his heart.

A memorial service in his memory will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse Assemblies of God Church on Lacrosse St. in Hudson Falls.

Interment, with military honors, will take place on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1 p.m.at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Duell Rd in the town of Stillwater. 


Memorial donations in James’s memory may be made to Make A Wish Foundation. Of Northeast New York, 3 Washington Square Albany, NY 12205 Mish® Northeast New York

3 Washington Square Albany, NY 12205

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

Gary V. Frost

FrostGLENS FALLS – Gary V. Frost, of Glens Falls, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late Vernon and Georganna (Berryann) Frost.

On April 1, 1995, Gary was united in marriage to Tracy Grinnell at the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls.

Gary enjoyed canoeing, woodworking, bowling, and he loved his parrot Sami.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Tracy Grinnell; his two brothers, Randy Frost and his wife, Vicki and family, and Terry Frost and his partner, LaBree Thomas.

There are no services planned.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gary’s name may be made out to Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue at cmvhr.org, or at 7556 State Route 9, Westport, NY 12993-2802.

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

Joyce Bishop

Bishop, JoyceKINGSBURY – Joyce Bishop, 83, of Kingsbury, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on May 20, 1933, in Harford, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Irene (Duel) Spring.

Joyce was a graduate of Hartford Central School; Class of 1950.

She was united in marriage to Earl Bishop on July 11, 1954.

Joyce worked for the Glens Falls Insurance Company, the Navy Annex in Virginia, the Washington County Highway Department, she was the Tax Collector for the town of Kingsbury, where she retired after 30 years of dedication.

As a child, Joyce was baptized at the Hartford Baptist Church. Upon moving to Hudson Falls, she was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1967, where she served as a deaconess, and sat on many boards. Joyce also served on the Economic Opportunity Council. She enjoyed her work with Joyce Clary at the church’s thrift shop. Joyce donated to several benefits, her favorite being Craft Kits for disabled veterans, and St. Jude Hospital, which she donated to monthly. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was so proud of them all and loved them so much.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her two brothers, Corporal George Spring, and John Spring.

Survivors include, her husband of 62 years, Earl Bishop of Kingsbury; her daughter, Dawn Fiorillo and her husband, Stephen of Hudson Falls; her son, Robert Bishop and his wife, Debbie of Queensbury; and her grandchildren, Christina Fiorillo, Jessica Brilyea and her husband, Donald, Colton Bishop and Hannah Bishop; and several nieces, nephews and cousins

Friends are invited to call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday at the First Baptist Church of Hudson Falls, with the Rev. Robert McCrory officiating.

A burial service will take place at Union Cemetery, at the family’s convenience, in the spring.

Donations in Joyce’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or High Peaks Hospice Inc., 79 Glenwood Ave, Queensbury, NY, 12804; or the First Baptist Church of Hudson Falls, 118 Main St, Hudson Falls, NY, 12839.

Mary Ellsworth

Ellsworth, Mary

GLENS FALLS – Mary Ellsworth, 88, of Glens Falls, passed away in the comfort of her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Born on November 11, 1928, in Mineville, she was the daughter of the late Rupert and Gwendolyn Miller.

Mary was married to Charles “Ed” Ellsworth, who passed away on January 3, 2012.

She cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and the time she spent with them.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was predeceased by her brother, Donald Miller.

Survivors include, her son Gary (Diane) Ellsworth of Naples, FL; her daughter Connie (Rodney) LaRock of Glens Falls; her grandchildren, Matthew (Terri) Ellsworth, Gary (Kate) Ellsworth, Gwendolyn (George) Strong, Rhonda (Flan) Mulvihill; her great grandchildren, Morgan Ellsworth, Justin Ellsworth, Marissa Whiting, Kevin Whiting, Ben Ellsworth, Kaiden Ellsworth, and Spencer Flan Mulvihill; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, including her cousin and dear friend Carolyn Rosselle.

Friends are invited to call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A funeral service will take place immediately following calling hours at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

The burial will be private.

Donations in Mary’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Isabelle “Tootie” Wade

wadeARGYLE – Isabelle Eunice “Tootie” Wade, 86, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother joined her beloved husband Raymond in Heaven on Saturday, March 18, 2017 Tootie passed unexpectedly at home.

She was born on January 20, 1931, in the town of Salem, she was the daughter of the late George and Isabelle (Stewart) Breason and was a life-long resident of Argyle.

Tootie worked for 20 years at the Pleasant Valley Infirmary in Argyle, as a dietary aide.

She loved spending time with her family and friends, truly loved cook outs, going to monthly luncheons at different restaurants with her close relatives. She liked old movies, westerns and soap operas. Tootie also enjoyed listening to her son Brian play in the Rowdy Country Band.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Raymond Richard “Gabby” Wade. They were married February 20, 1949 and they had 5 children.

She is also predeceased by her brothers George Wayne Breason and his wife Helen, Donald Breason and his wife Joan, and Floyd Breason and his wife Marion, a sister Patricia and her husband, Charles Keys, her nephews, Walter Breason, Jimmy and Michael Breason, her nieces Kathy (Breason) Baker, Jodie Lynn Breason and a granddaughter Valerie Mattison and a cousin Gertrufe Emery.

Left to cherish her memory are Darlene (Tom) Weir of Argyle, Poncho (Marilyn) Wade of Argyle. George Wade of Fort Edward, Bonnie (Lonson) Fish of Fort Edward,  Brian (Wendy) Wade of Argyle; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; her brothers, Stanley “Jobie” (Pat) Breason of Hudson Falls, William “Bill” (Myra)  of Dothan AL, Johnny (Marilyn) Breason of Cambridge; her sister, Gladys(Joseph) McCarty of Fort Edward; her cousins, Marie “Tiny” Moore, Nancy Vanderwerker and Alice Booth.

At Tootie’s request, there will be no calling hours.

Spring burial in South Argyle Cemetery will take place at a time to be announced. A gathering to share memories for all her family and friends will take place at that time.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.

Memorial donations in Tootie’s memory may be made to Argyle EMS 15 Sheridan St., Argyle, NY 12809.

Julia Strout


StroutGLENS FALLS – Julia Strout, 73, born on March 21, 1944, passed away on March 13, 2017, after a short illness.

Julia was a loving mother and friend who worked for 21 years at CWI in Queensbury.

She had many interests throughout her life.  Some of those interests include bowling, watching soap operas, working on puzzle books and reading Stephen King novels.  Julia also loved to cook out with her family and attend church with her friends.

She was predeceased by her friend, Billy Condon.

Survivors include her four sons, Hurbert Thornton, Jr. of Glens Falls, Dale Thornton and her daughter in law, Linda Monroe of Glens Falls, Dusty Thornton of Utica, Roy Thorton and his wife, Kristen of Lawndale, NC; her daughter, Bunny Thorton and her companion, James Hoyt of Glens Falls.

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

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in Julia’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.

Ivan Koudla

Koudla (2)Glens Falls – Ivan Koudla, 60 of South Street, passed away on February 25, 2017, as a result of a tractor trailer accident.

Born on January 4, 1957 in Ukraine, he was the son of Maria Koudla and the late Semen Koudla.

Besides his father, Ivan was predeceased by his daughter, Oksana Koudla.

Survivors include his daughters, Oryslava Bolinoska and her husband, Anatoliy and Alexia Olia Santoro and her husband, Christopher; his four granddaughters, Victoria, Khrystyna, Samantha and Stella; his mother, Maria Koudla; his brother, Michael Koudla and his family; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11 to 12:30 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hours at 12:30 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Ivan’s family invites everyone to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 543 Glen Street in Glens Falls, following the graveside service.


Steve A. Krehbiel

KrehbielHUDSON FALLS – Steve A. Krehbiel, 49, of Green Acres Road, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Born on December 10, 1967, in Manhattan, he was the son of the late Stanley and Louise Krehbiel.

Steve graduated from high school in New York City, and continued his education at New York University, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Science.

He loved acting and had the wonderful opportunity to act in the movie, “The World According to Garp”, the television show, “Days of Our Lives” and in different commercials. Steve also enjoyed modeling in New York City. In the early 1990’s he moved to this area to be with his family. After his arrival, here he worked at The Hiland as a wedding coordinator, and continued to do this until recently. Steve also was employed at Six Flags, for the past ten years, as a senior sales manager.

He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Glens Falls Lodge #81, and The Screen Actors Guild. Steve loved to travel to Europe and to the tropics, enjoying the beach and palm trees. His daughter, Skye, was the center of his world. Steve was a wonderful father, always there to help and guide his daughter.

Survivors include, his wonderful daughter, Skye Krehbiel of Hudson Falls; his cousin, Lorraine Birinyi of Hudson Falls; his aunts, Therese Richer and her husband, Bernard of Canada, and Marcelle Legeault and her husband, Renee of Canada; and several other nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends.

There will be no calling hours.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

Donations in Steve’s name may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.

Joseph B. VanDerwerken, Sr.

VanDerwerken, JosephHUDSON FALLS – Joseph B. VanDerwerken, Sr., 77, of Brenda Drive, passed away peacefully at Glens Falls Hospital, with his family at his side, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Born on December 9, 1939, in Watervliet, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary (Bulson) VanDerwerken.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.

On June 1, 1963, he was united in marriage to Maureen Benn in Albany, just prior to his enlistment in the U.S. Army.
Joseph proudly served his county as a corpsman in the Army, stationed in Chinon, France.

Prior to his time in the service, he worked at Albany Medical Center, and upon returning from his deployment, Joseph resumed his career and was promoted to Supervisor of the Central Service Department. While at Albany Medical Center, Joseph was notified by the Dudley Observatory and was asked to sterilize the collection box going up in the Gemini space capsule, which was used to collect atmospheric particles. To do this, he used a new technique using ethylene oxide to perform the sterilization. He was asked to work at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, applying the ethylene oxide technique. Joseph wrote an article on the new technique in sterilizing hospital equipment, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. He continued to work with Bassett Hospital until Glens Falls Hospital put on their expansion, and he was asked to design and supervise Central Services. Following his career at Glens Falls Hospital, as Director of Central Services, he began working for Albany BOCES, as a health and safety specialist until his retirement in 2004.

Joseph was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls and was also on the Hudson Falls School Board for 13 years. He was a past treasure of the Kingsbury/Hudson Falls Senior Center and was an active member of North Eastern Woodworkers Association. Joseph was proud to have made the woodworking kits for Kingsbury Recreational Summer Craft Program. He was a quiet man, and never boasted about his many accomplishments. He was a devoted father, who taught his sons everything from woodworking to how they lead their lives. He was a craftsman; creating beautiful furniture, doll houses, and he also loved repairing antiques. Joseph enjoyed fishing in the Adirondacks and was an avid photographer, leaving behind many beautiful photos.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his sister, Louise (Elder) Decker; his nephew, Thomas Decker; and his two brothers, Michael and Henry VanDerwerken.

Survivors include, his loving wife of 53 years, Maureen VanDerwerken of Hudson Falls; his two sons, Joseph B. VanDerwerken, Jr., and his wife, Amy of Rochester, and Michael VanDerwerken and his wife, Trisha of Queensbury; his nieces and nephews, Henry VanDerwerken and his wife, Erin, John VanDerwerken, Wendy Hayes and her husband, Chris, Mary Riley and her husband, Peter, David Disonell and his wife, Karen, Dawn Weisburgh and her husband, Phil; his grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Charlie and Connor VanDerwerken, Pamela Riley and her daughter, Olivia, Lynn Riley and her partner, Sheri; his sister-in-law, Elma Disonell and her husband, Joe.

A special thanks to Dr. Ann Corey, and the staff at Hudson Headwaters; the Glens Falls Hospital, Dr. Greg Kelly, Dr. Harry Slatch, Dr. Michael Perrotti, Dr. David Shaffer, Dr. Richard Leach; Saratoga Hospice; and the Fort Edward Rescue Squad for their wonderful care and compassion given to Joseph and his family.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home with The Reverend Michael Plank, officiating.

A burial with full military honors will follow the service at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Gerald B. H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery in Stillwater.

Donations in Joseph’s name may be made to the Shriners, 75 Water Plant Rd, Troy, NY 12182, or Fort Edward Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Edna M. Thompson

Thompson, ednaFORT ANN – Edna M. Thompson, 76, formerly of State Route 149, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

Born on July 5, 1940 in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lena (Munger) Colvin, Sr.

On April 19, 1969, Edna married Robert Thompson at the First Baptist Church in Fort Edward.  He passed away on November 14, 1982.

Edna worked as a pre-school teacher and bus driver for Washington County Head Start, retiring after 42 years.  She loved being with all “her” kids.  Each year, Edna made Christmas stockings for each child to take home.  She treasured each moment with the children, singing with them, telling stories and reading wonderful books.

Anyone who was around Edna loved hearing her laugh, a sound that could fill the room.  She was a warm, happy person who also loved to line dance with her friends, go to garage sales and antiquing.  Every summer she and her granddaughter would travel to Whitehall and Vermont for fresh vegetables and fruit.   Edna also loved her dogs and took in many stray cats.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her two brothers, Leonard Colvin and Frank Colvin, Jr., her son in law, Paul MacMurray and her great granddaughter, Jubilee Hope Saville.

Survivors include her children, Mark Crandall of Fort Ann, Tina Fitzgerald and her husband, Michael of Hudson Falls and Esther MacMurray of Glens Falls; her five grandchildren, Michael Fitzgerald and his significant other, Amber Bolster of Hudson Falls, Kristen Saville and her significant other, Chad Corrigan, Nicole Fitzgerald of Hudson Falls, Angela MacMurray of Glens Falls and Katlyn MacMurray and her fiancé, Gary Brodie of Glens Falls; four great grandchildren, Nicholas Fitzgerald, Raegan Saville, Marlee Saville and Tanner Corrigan; her siblings, Janice Flagg, Betty Cross, James Cross and his wife, Theresa and Melvin Cross.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Prayers will follow the calling hours on Thursday at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Washington Center in Argyle for the wonderful care and compassion given to Edna and her family.

Donations in Edna’s memory may be given to SPCA of Upstate NY, P.O. Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Barbara Jean “Mam-ma” Harpp

Harpp, BarbaraGLENS FALLS – Barbara Jean “Mam-ma” Harpp, 71 of Glens Falls, went into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on March 15, 1945 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Sabra (Vanderwarker) Harpp.

Following her graduation from Queensbury High School, Barbara began her working career.  She was most proud of her time as a dietary aide at Eden Park, now known as The Pines, in Glens Falls.   Barbara took her job seriously, making sure all the residents received their proper food.  She also made many life-long friends with the residents and her co-workers.

Barbara enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and reading historical novels, but the center of her life was her grandchildren.  She adored them and they cherished their time spent with her.  Barbara was very proud to have raised her three children on her own while working hard to provide for them.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Eugene Vanderwarker and Ernest Eastman and her sisters, Ernestine Eastman       and Geraldine Coleman.

Those left behind, include her three children, Geraldine Harpp of Saratoga, Michael Harpp and wife, Wendy of Cape Coral, Fl and Jeannine Finke of Glens Falls; her sister, Phyllis Farley and her husband, Chuck of Hudson Falls; five grandchildren, Devon Harpp, Jeremiah Gates, Rebecca Gates, Michael Ure, Jr., and Emily Harpp; two great grandchildren, Colby and Jaxon Thetford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no services.

The family wishes to thank the staff at The Pines and the Glens Falls Hospital for the wonderful care and compassion given to Barbara and her family during her illness.

Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY  12110 or the American Lung Association, 418 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY  12207.