Obituaries

WESTERLO — An expressive opera singer who could blend with her church choir, Jean K. Opdycke was focused on her family and on God.

Mrs. Opdycke died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. She was 86.

GUILDERLAND — Shirley Beatrice Shafer, a gracious woman who loved to dance, died, on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at home, with her husband, Raymond Shafer Sr., by her side. She was 90.

Mrs. Shafer was born to Bessie (née Colliton) and Lewis Barber on April 15, 1924, in Duanesburg, on her parents’ Bozenkill Farm.

GUILDERLAND — A businessman, family man, and veteran, Robert L. Haines was active in community and church affairs. He died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Mercy Care Life Center in Guilderland. He was 85.

VOORHEESVILLE — Leonard E. Miller, known as “Lenny,” died on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was 70.

He was the son of the late Edward and Elida Miller and is survived by his sister Mary Miller of Voorheesville. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

A loving and caring woman, Doris M. Relyea died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. She was 99.
Born Oct. 6, 1914, Mrs. Relyea moved to Voorheesville when she was very young, after her father took a job as a telegrapher in the old railroad station.

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