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Patricia Asprion "Tricia" Holden


Holden, Patricia "Tricia" Asprion GLENMONT Patricia "Tricia" Asprion Holden passed away on February 8, 2018, in her 59th year. She was the widow of Leon "Gus" Holden. Tricia was the daughter of Barbara A. Asprion and the late Francis W. Asprion; sister of Catherine "Terri" (John) Filipello of Clermont, Fla., Francis "Bill" (Donna) Asprion Jr. of Glenmont, and Charles J. Asprion of Glenmont; aunt of Kristine Geurtze, Victoria Gifford, Courtney Asprion and Mary Flagg; also survived by four great-nieces, three great-nephews and her four-legged friend and companion Kagni. Tricia was an active participant at Belvedere Health Services in Albany for several years and enjoyed all of the services they offered and also made many friends there. Tricia was a 1977-1978 graduate of Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar and was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Albany Medical Center Hospital for the great care they gave her for many years and especially in the last month. A very special thank you with deep feelings of gratitude to the staff, nurses, CNA's and all of the employees at Evergreen Commons Nursing & Rehab. Center in East Greenbush, where Tricia resided for many years; they went above and beyond in their care of Tricia and her family over the last few days. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 12, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Durant Funeral Home, 741 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Interment in the Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Contributions in Tricia's name may be made to the Activities Dept. Evergreen Commons, 1070 Luther Road, East Greenbush, NY, 12161.
Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2018

Ronald "Ron" Bergsma

Ronald L. Bergsma "Ron," age 52, died suddenly at his home in Appleton on Friday, May 11, 2012. Ron was born in Grand Rapids, MI on July 23, 1959 to Dan and Bev (Peterson) Bergsma. On April 14, 1984, he was united in marriage to Sharon Vorpahl at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Horicon, WI. Ron worked at Gilbert Paper Co. for many years. He loved hunting and fishing.

Ron is survived by his caring and loving wife Sharon, Appleton; a son, Aaron Bergsma, Madison; daughter, Abby Bergsma, Henderson, NV; parents, Dan and Bev Bergsma, Appleton; brother, Danny (Teena) Bergsma, Sleepy Hollow, IL; and sister, Kathi (Pat) McKeough, Delmar, NY. He is further survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Service for Ron will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at Faith Lutheran Church, 601 E. Glendale Ave. Appleton, with Rev. Rudy Herbrich officiating. Friends may visit at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel from 4 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and directly at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 13 to May 14, 2012

Edward J. Crowder

Guilderland - Services were held Saturday for Edward J. Crowder, 35, of Church Road, who died Sept. 13 in Albany Medical Center after he was struck by an automobile on Western Avenue.  Mr. Crowder was born in Albany, and lived in Guilderland since 1986.  For the past five years, he was a mechanic at Samaritan Hospital in Troy.  He previously worked at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany.  He had played the tuba for the Fort Crailo Yankee Doodle Band.  He was a former member of the College of Saint Rose Wind Ensemble and the Delmar Community Orchestra.  He was a member of the Bethlehem Elks Lodge, and social member of the Fuller Road Fire Department.  Mr. Crowder was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Survivors include his parents, Joseph A. and Irene F. Crowder of Delmar; a sister, Mary Anne Crowder of Guilderland; and his maternal grandmother, Mary Friebel of Delmar.  He is also survived by his dear friend, Tricia Allen of Colonie.  The service was Sept. 17 in the Applebee Funeral Home, Delmar.  Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar.
Published in Altamont Enterprise on Sept. 22, 1994

David J. DeGrush

David J. DeGrush, 40, of Delmar died Monday, Aug. 14, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Mr. DeGrush was born in Albany. Survivors include his mother, Anne Nicklas DeGrush of Delmar and a brother, James DeGrush of Virginia Beach, Va. Services were from the Applebee Funeral Home in Delmar. Burial was private. 
Published in Delmar Spotlight on Aug. 23, 2000

Joyce Ann Dubuque


Dubuque, Joyce Ann TROY Joyce Ann Dubuque died suddenly in her home on the evening of Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Joyce was a loving daughter, sister and aunt who struggled daily with pain, but had never-ending love for her precious pets - who loved her unconditionally. Joyce was predeceased by her brother, Keith Dubuque; father, Art Dubuque; and grandmother, Elizabeth Daley. Survived by mother, Bonnie Dubuque; sister, Cathy LeFevre; four nieces, one nephew; two grandnephews; and three loving pets, Sammy, Bear and Angel. We will miss her terribly. May she finally know peace. A memorial service will be held for friends and family at Lisha's Kill Reformed Church, 2131 Central Ave., Schenectady, Saturday, November 13 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Joyce's name to either Unity House of Troy, 504 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180 or to the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Schenectady, NY 12302. See Meyers website.
Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 4, 2010

James Donald Eberle

James Donald Eberle, 32, of Delmar died Tuesday, March 24, at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany. 
Born in Albany, he was a partner in the Dominick Dan Alonzo Construction Co. in Mechanicville. Mr. Eberle 
was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School and the State University at Buffalo. He was a member of 
Bethlehem Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Watkins Eberle; two daughters, Jaime 
Eberle and Ashley Eberle; his parents, Donald and Ann Eberle of Voorheesville; two brothers, David Eberle 
of Glens Falls and Douglas Eberle of Schenectady; and his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Austin of 
Oneonta. A memorial service was held in Bethlehem Community Church. Arrangements were by Zwack and 
Sons Funeral Home, Albany. Contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America in Albany or to 
Bethlehem Community Church Deaconess Fund for Emergency Relief.
Published in Delmar Spotlight on Apr. 1, 1992

Nancy J. Ellegate


Ellegate, Nancy J. ALBANY Nancy J. Ellegate, 56, died suddenly at her home, Sunday, September 27, 2015. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Emmett and Mary Frances (Johnson) Ellegate. Nancy received her undergrad and master's degree from McGill University. In some ways Nancy never left Canada as she spoke and shared in all things relating to Canada. She was employed as a senior acquisitions editor at SUNY Press in Albany for 26 years. Nancy initially began her work life at Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, where she found a true interest in people and their life challenges. She also developed relationships for herself among the staff who became her lifelong second chosen family. Nancy had a passion for cooking, reading, knitting and trivia and possessed an encyclopedic mind filled with a broad range of topics and factoids often shared around the dinner table with her friends. Nancy loved holiday celebrations decorating her home for each occasion, especially Halloween. She was a long time member worker at Honest Weight Food Coop. She donated her time, talents and funds to many causes. She loved all animals, especially her dear late cat, Sheba. Nancy is survived by her beloved friend, Jeffrey Decker of Albany; her "usual suspect" friends; her aunt, Gail Ellegate; her cousins, R. Cheryl Flis, Carolyn (Tom) Marks, John (Jeanne) Ellegate, Grace Ellegate, Julie Rizzo-Ellegate (late Jim Ellegate), Leah (Jason) Lesch and their children and pets. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, on Thursday, October 1, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. A service of remembrance will be held at 6 p.m. A procession will form on Friday, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home and proceed to Onesquethaw Cemetery, Tarrytown Rd., Clarksville. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, 178 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12210.
Published in Albany Times Union from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2015

Charles K. Gardner


Charles K. Gardner, 48, of Delmar, died suddenly at his home in Delmar on Friday, May 25, Born in Jackson, Miss., he was a hard worker and dedicated many years of his life helping homeowners in the field of home repair. Survivors include his parents Joseph C. and Jean K. Gardner; a sister, Becky; several loving aunts and uncles; and cousins and friends. An organ donation of Chuck's eyes was made to the Lion's Eye Bank. Cremation will be followed by a private family remembrance. Contributions may be sent to the National Adrenal Diseases Foundation, 505 Northern Blvd" .Great Neck 11021.

Published in Delmar Spotlight on June 13, 2007

Linda M. Gilligan


DELMAR Linda M. Gilligan, 46, died Saturday, December 10, 2005 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in Albany, she was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School and Albany Business College. Linda was employed as a customer service representative for Verizon for over 20 years. She was a very active member of St. Peter's Hospital Auxiliary and she enjoyed volunteering her time in the hospital gift shop. Linda was a communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Beloved daughter of Ed and Judy Reinisch Gilligan of Delmar; sister of Edward J. (Laura) Gilligan of Delmar, Suzanne (Robert) Grassucci of Slingerlands and Christine (Thomas) St. John of Arlington, Mass.; aunt of Daniel Gilligan; dear friend of Victor Rosado of Delmar; also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:00 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Peter's Hospital Auxiliary, 315 So. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 or the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany, NY 12202-1797 would be appreciated. 

Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2005

Constance M. Hodder


GLENMONT Constance Marie Hodder, 47, January 25, 2006. Survived by her parents, Harold E. Hodder and Patricia A. Flanigan Hodder; sister of Timothy (Mary Ellen) Hodder of Schenectady, Joseph (Mary Ann) Hodder of Delanson, Jeffrey (Tammy) Hodder of Schenectady, Kathleen (Nicholas) Garmalo of Leyden, Mass., Brian (Kim) Hodder of Bedford, Mass. and Anastasia (Eric) Strokes of Ravena. Also survived by 11 nieces and nephews and one great-nephew. Constance was a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College, Mildred Elley Business School and Bethlehem Central High School. She was a senior underwriter for Farm Family Insurance in Glenmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. February 4, 2006 at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Constance may be made to the Circle of Life Camp, 5 Woodridge Dr., Loudonville, NY 12211. 

Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2006

William D. King


King, William D. BERNE William D. King peacefully entered eternal rest on March 6, 2016. Bill was born on January 23, 1959, in Albany. He was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, class of 1977, and attended Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. He joined the United States Army Combat Infantry (24th Infantry Division), Rapid Deployment Force as a field medic. He was assigned to the 33rd TAG (Target Acquisition Group). Bill was a flight paramedic and received an Expert Field Medical Badge. He participated in the evacuation of the wounded in Granada in 1983. Upon release from the service, he became a member of the Bricklayers Union BAC Local #2 and trained as a mason. Bill worked on many historical projects throughout New York State, including buildings at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Hamilton College. Other projects included the former D&H Train Station and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. Bill wished to extend a special thank you to Lori and Scott Lupini of Lupini Construction of Utica, New York for the many wonderful opportunities they gave him over the years. Before retirement in 2015, Bill received the Historic Masonary Preservation Certificate as a Master Stone Mason. Bill is survived by his loving furry feline companion, Trouble; his sisters, Patti L. McGehee (Laurion) of N.C., and Deborah L.(King) Fenner (Brian) of Altamont; nieces Melissa Palermo (Kirk) of Pa., and Mandy MacNaughton (Ian) of N.C.; nephews, Lee B. Fenner of Austin, Texas and Blake W. Fenner of Altamont; great-nieces, Addie, Anna, Audrey, Jauncey and Remy as well as many friends. Bill will be remembered at the Albany Medical College Anatomical Gift Program Memorial Service at a later date. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Justin L. Mirabile Scholarship Fund, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #2 NY-VT, 302 Centre Dr., Albany, NY 12203.
Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 10, 2016

Mark D. Lawrence


Lawrence, Mark D. ALBANY Mark D. Lawrence, aka Shack, passed away on October 31, 2007 after a courageous battle against mesothelioma. Family man, friend, sports fan, rock-and-roller, and humanitarian, he inspired those around him for 48 years with his unique lust for life. Mark was the husband of Jennifer Lawrence (Keenan), whom he called the love of his life. He was the father and best buddy of "his guys," Connor and Mackenzie. He was the son of Jo Dewey (Roy) Stewart of Bemus Point, N.Y. and Bruce (June) Lawrence of Lakeland, Fla.; his siblings, Rick (Deb Colt) of Holland, Mass., Kelley Howe of Branford, Conn., Michael (Dee) Lawrence of Burnt Hills, N.Y., Maija Lawrence of Lakeland, Fla., and Krista Lawrence of Salt Lake City, Utah, will miss him, along with several nieces and nephews. He was also a great friend and supporter of Jennifer's daughters, Daria and Angelica Gagliardi of West Sand Lake. Across the county are numerous aunts, uncles and Dewey Family cousins who will miss him as well. Mark characterized life as a journey; he began his in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1959. His family moved around the Northeast several times, finally settling in Delmar in 1971. Mark attended public schools wherever he lived and played on several sports teams up through high school, with basketball a lifelong favorite. He was graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1977, moving on to Siena College. At this time, Mark took a chance and moved to "the big city" of Albany, supporting himself by working full-time at CSEA and attending college full-time. At Siena, Mark felt he came into his own, becoming a campus DJ and also playing on the last JV men's basketball team for two years. After that, he was the color announcer for the basketball team, continuing to support the Saints with his unique athletic enthusiasm. But single life in downtown Albany really brought Mark out of his self-described suburban shell, especially when he joined the Lark Street music scene. He fronted several punk rock bands as "lead screamer," moving on to becoming DJ at downtown clubs throughout the 1980's. He had also been an avid competitive runner and was a longtime member of the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club. After college, Mark moved up the corporate ladder at CSEA where he worked for 16 years. Always one to look for new challenges, he left the security of a longtime employer to become owner-operator of a Manhattan Bagel Shoppe franchise. While the business ended after six years, Mark considered it a good life lesson. He eventually found his way to Citizens Communications, a phone company in Johnstown, where he worked the last 8 years as human resources manager. Mark was a friend to many, a business colleague to numerous others, a devoted father to his guys, and a partner to Jennifer whom he met in 2001. He truly believed in helping others not just in thought - he was a Big Brother for several years and a bone marrow donor in 1994. Then, in November of 2005, his life journey took an unusual path he always said he never expected to be on, with the diagnosis of a rare and almost certainly fatal cancer. Recovering from the unexpected news, he faced treatment with the same positive attitude his family and friends all knew him to possess. He came through major surgery, battled his way through several metastases, and coped with new chemotherapies, all with dignity, charm and courage that astounded and inspired those around him. He was Mr. Congeniality at the infusion unit of NY Oncology & Hematology (Albany Med) and the face of Gilda's Club of Northeastern N.Y., helping to spread the message of living with cancer through their support. The essence of him remained to the very end: sparkling blue eyes, a smile on his face, and a positive attitude that life is worth living. "That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet."-Emily Dickinson At Mark's request, he will be cremated; there will be no religious observances. Jennifer, the boys, and the rest of the family will host a celebration of Mark's life on April 26-27, 2008, including a 5K run to benefit Gilda's Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mark "Shack" Lawrence go to Gilda's Club/Capital Region New York, One Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110; Community Hospice of Albany County, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205; or any charity which promotes our Superman's ideals of truth, justice and a slightly subversive, but always respectful, American way. Jennifer would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of NYOH, especially Dr. F.W. Nugent, for their personal care of Mark every step of the way. Jennifer and Mark's mom Jo would also like to thank Community Hospice staff for their support throughout the past few days, especially Terry Clark, R.N.
Published in Albany Times Union from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2007

Kevin R. McMillen


McMillen, Kevin VOORHEESVILLE Kevin R. McMillen, 56, of Voorheesville passed away after a brief illness, on Friday, April 29, 2016, at St. Peters Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Clarksville, N.Y., he attended Bethlehem Central Schools. He is the cherished son of Ruth (Domermuth) McMillen and the late Earl McMillen; the loving spouse of Sandra (VanAlstyne); devoted father of Chanel (Adam Mineau) and Ryan; beloved brother of Earl (Sheila), Roger (Nancy), Barbara, Eileen (Jim), Patti (Gary), Mark, Gail (Larry), and the late Dean McMillen; brother-in-law of Gary (Patti), Larry (Gail), Peggy (John), Richard (Susan), Gene (Jill), Rose and Dean (Patty); son-in-law of Sandy VanAlstyne, Gene (Rose) VanAlstyne; and the loving uncle to several nieces and nephews. Kevin was the proud business owner of Mac-Son Industrial Services, Inc. Kevin spent many years employed in the Oil and Gas industry and was known for his knowledge, skills and expertise working within this field. Kevin always felt his employees played a key role in the success of his business and was very fortunate to have such loyal employees working for him. An avid Dallas Cowboys fan that struggled with the number of losses in the prior seasons, he took humor in the constant reminders of how well his team was doing. As a former race horse owner he enjoyed the many weekend trips up to Saratoga with family cheering his horses on. Kevin looked forward to golf outings with his family, still laughing and talking about it hours after the game ended. Kevin's family and close friends meant the world to him, holiday gatherings, cook-outs and trips to the beach in Maine, always put a smile on his face. Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday, May 3, between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. Thank you to all the second floor ICU staff at St. Peters Hospital for all the amazing care they provided to Kevin and the kindness extended to his family. Kevin will always be remembered as a wonderful caring and giving person, believing in giving others a chance, encouraging them and helping those in need, supporting and giving back to his local communities. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kevin's memory to Albany County Sheriff's Hilltown Christmas, 58 Verda Ave., PO Box A, Clarksville, NY 12041; Ride 4 Life NY, 6 Magnolia Circle, Ravena, NY 12143; Clarksville Firehouse; or Clarksville Community Church.
Published in Albany Times Union from May 1 to May 2, 2016

Mark I. Sander


Sander, Mark I NEWTON, Mass. Mark I. Sander of Newton, formerly of New York City and Delmar N.Y., died March 7, 2008. Most amazing husband of Kathleen (Lynch); proud father of Emma, Lily and Izzi; son of Irwin and Diana Sander; brother of Lynn Sander and her husband Tod Sedbrook, Clifford Hendler and his wife Deborah Neipris, Charles Hendler and Audrey Hendler; uncle of Danielle, Emily, Micah and Reuben. Mark will be dearly missed by countless friends and students. A celebration of his life will be held in Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre St., Newton 02458 on Tuesday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sander Children Education Fund, c/o Rob Gifford, 41 Oxford Rd., Newton, MA 02458. Arrangements under the care of the McNamara Funeral Homes. McNamara-Sparrell F. H. Brighton-Cohasset-Norwell 617-782-9636

Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 11, 2008

Stander, Howard W.
Howard W Stander was born on June 9, 1959. He died on January 24, 2000 at age 40. We know that Howard W Stander had been residing in Richmond, Richmond City County, Virginia.

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Karen Anne Boughton (TICE)


Boughton, Karen Anne GLENMONT Karen Anne Boughton, 49, of Glenmont, lost a courageous battle with breast cancer on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at St. Peter's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 30, 1959 in St. Peters-burg, Fla., the daughter of Richard and Rose (Ruzzi) Tice of Glenmont. Karen was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School and attended Hudson Valley Community College. She worked for the town of Bethlehem Tax Department for many years. Karen loved long walks on the beach and her dogs, Shelby, Taylor and Tyson. She was the greatest Mom in the world and she will be greatly missed by everyone that has come to know and love her. Karen is the beloved wife of 27 years of Robert Boughton Jr. She is the devoted mother of Shannon, Robert, Jennifer, Daniel and Kara Boughton; sister of Richard Tice Jr.; daughter-in-law of Robert Boughton Sr.; sister-in-law of William (Robin), Willard (Michelle) and Alice Boughton and Cheryl Cahill. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the 4th floor nursing staff at St. Peter's Hospital and to Dr. Kolodziej and Amy at NYOH. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Karen in a special way may make a memorial contribution to the , 260 Osborne Rd., Albany, NY 12211 or the American Heart Assn., 440 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.
Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2009

Karen L. Tomlinson


Tomlinson, Karen L. GUILDERLAND Karen Louise Tomlinson died suddenly on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Born in Albany on September 27, 1959, she was the daughter of Dr. Arthur and Page Tomlinson of Delmar; sister of David Tomlinson of San Francisco, Calif., and Lisa Tomlinson Summers-kill (John Paul) of Budapest, Hungary. She is also survived by two nieces, Brooke and Isla Summerskill. Karen graduated from Bethlehem Central High School, William Smith College with a degree in psychology and New York University with a master's degree in occupational therapy. After graduation, Karen worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital for several years. For over 20 years, she had worked as an occupational therapist for BOCES in the North Colonie School District. Karen was a very loving and warm person. She loved all children and animals, especially her two cats, Sparky and Daisy. She also enjoyed hiking and traveling. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Published in Albany Times Union from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, 2010

Karen Prisley (WEBSTER)


BLACKSBURG, Va. Karen Webster Prisley, 46, of Blacksburg, died Monday, January 9, 2006 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was born in Albany, N.Y. on November 11, 1959. She is survived by her husband, Steven Prisley of Blacksburg; her parents, Fredrick and Muriel Webster of Delmar, N.Y.; two sons, Tucker and Dustin Prisley, both of Blacksburg; a sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Mark Platel of Delmar, N.Y.; two brothers and sister-in-law, Donald and Karen Webster of Rocky Point, N.Y., Richard Webster of Delmar; a niece, Jamie Webster; and three nephews, Jared Webster, Jake Platel and Mike Platel. Karen graduated from Bethlehem Central High School, completed her undergraduate degrees at SUNY Morrisville and West Virginia University and received her master's degree in forestry at Duke University. Memorial services will be held Friday, January 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Blacksburg Christian Fellowship, Blacksburg, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1 Marion Drive, Suite 106, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Published in Albany Times Union from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2006

Mark Bautochka Wilken


Wilken, Mark Bautochka HOWES CAVE Mark Bautochka-Wilken, 56, of Enders Ave. died Monday January 11, 2016, at the Cobleskill Regional Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Mark was born on September 30, 1959, in Bellflower, Calif. and lived in Albany for many years before moving to Howes Cave with his wife, Yvonne Bautochka, in 1999. He graduated from BCHS and was a self-employed carpenter. He played bass guitar in a number of local bands and operated a recording studio in Albany. Mark is survived by his wife, Yvonne Bautochka-Wilken; his mother and father, Mary (Davis) and Donald Wilken of Albany; and a host of friends and relatives. A period of visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, at the Langan Funeral Home, 327 Main Street Schoharie. Memorial contributions may be made to Marathon For A Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187 OR Central Bridge Fire Department Rescue Squad, PO Box 294, Central Bridge, NY 12035 OR the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092. Further information is available at
Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 15, 2016

Benjamin W. Winship


DELMAR Benjamin W. Winship, 48, died Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Albany Medical Center after being stricken at home. Born in Greenbay, Wis., he was the son of the late Frank and Kathryn (Street) Winship. Ben was employed at the Colonial Acres Golf Course in Glenmont. Survivors include two brothers, Woody Winship of Delmar and Frank Sprague Winship Jr. of Shrewsbury, Mass. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Winship. Friends and relatives may call Monday evening from 6 to 8 at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar. Contributions in Ben's memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211. 

Published in Albany Times Union from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2006