KNOX — Ronald F. Martin, an athlete and sports fan with a good sense of humor, died on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, with his family by his side. He was 76.

Mr. Martin was born in Albany on Dec. 4, 1938, to the late Earl and Elizabeth Martin.

NEW SCOTLAND — Beverly Jean Nash, a former Voorheesville clerk-treasurer who became a chef and, later, a special education teacher, died on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Lilburn, Georgia. She was 88.

“Beverly was a woman of many talents and gifts, with a voice as beautiful as her spirit,” her family wrote in a tribute.

KNOX — James L. Vecellio, known to his family and friends as Jim, died quietly at his home on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. He was 79.

NEW SCOTLAND — Jean Ozard Beals, a longtime first-grade teacher in Voorheesville, died on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at her home in Beverwyck. She was 100.

She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, daughter of the late Orla R. and Blanche Boyer Rambo.

Charles H. Desch II died on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital. He was 61.