Obituaries

WEST BERNE — Gertrude Perue kept her home neat and her siblings in comfort.

She worked as a hostess at Borelli’s Restaurant in Howes Cave, in Schoharie County, and was a caregiver for many in her family throughout her life.

VOORHEESVILLE — Sheila C. Reilly was never one to sit it out when things got tough. She always stayed active despite complications later in life from having polio as a child.
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, she died at the age of 70.

KNOX — Cecelia Shafer gave cards and conversation — for any occasion and anyone dear — and didn’t expect anything in return.

Her blue eyes and smile greeted customers of The Altamont Supermarket, acquaintances at the Knox Volunteer Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary, or members of St. Lucy’s Church in Altamont.

Guilderland High School students from the 1950s and ’60s are mourning the death of their revered history teacher, Dr. Robert Harper Babcock.

EAST BERNE — Patrick Stempel was straight with his words, his care, and his chainsaw.

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