Blanche M. Pratt, the former owner of Candy Kraft Candies, died on Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was 96.

ROTTERDAM — Jason Michael Meyers, a beloved son and devoted father, died on Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was 32.

Born in Niskayuna to Ada Marie Meyers, he attended Guilderland Central Schools.

“Jason was loved by his family and was a devoted friend to all who knew him,” his family wrote in a tribute.

GUILDERLAND — John “Jack” Hauf Gade Jr., a farmer and entrepreneur, owner of the Gade Farm in Guilderland, died Friday, April 17, 2015, in Ellis Hospital after a long battle to recover following a stroke. He was 85.

VOORHEESVILLE — Rose A. Cargill, known for her stirring renditions of “God Bless America,” was a devoted wife and loving mother.

She died peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland. She was 92.

GUILDERLAND — Marie Jeanne Beliveau, matriarch of the Beliveau family, was raised as a single child in Canada before eventually settling on a Guilderland farm. “Her dream,” her family wrote in a tribute, “was to have children — lots of them. God was good to her and blessed her with ten!”

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