GUILDERLAND — Nan K. Lynch, who showed great perseverance in the face of a four-decade struggle with a slowly progressive disease, died Jan. 8, 2016 at her Guilderland home, with her husband of almost 40 years at her side. She was 64.

GUILDERLAND — Charles Orth Desch was a man of deep and long-lasting commitments. He met the woman who would become his wife in high school, and he started his excavation business in high school, too. Both of those passions lasted a lifetime.

Mr. Desch died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. He was 85.

ALBANY — Milton Aaron Klarsfeld, awarded the Purple Heart in World War II, came home to Albany to run a successful business selling then-new televisions, and raised six children with his wife of 69 years.

He died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. He was 93.

CLARKSVILLE — Ambrose C. Alberts, a truck driver who liked to hunt and ride his motorcycle, died on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, with his family at his side. He was 81

Thomas Bruno Sr. loved to play Santa Claus at Christmastime but didn’t need a red suit to be generous — he gave all year long.
Raised in Westerlo, Mr. Bruno died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at his home in Palm Coast, Florida. He was 79.