Obituaries

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.

A dedicated volunteer to health, political, and environmental organizations, Betty F. Kimball of Brooklyn, Connecticut died on Monday, July 7, 2014.

Mrs. Kimball was born to Madeline and Donald Farrell on Jan. 13, 1931 in Syracuse, New York and grew up in Chittenango, where her father owned Hotel Chittenango.

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