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.

GUILDERLAND — Joseph “Big Joe” Timothy Knightes Sr., who loved sports and was dedicated to his family, died on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. He was 55.

Mr. Knightes was born on Nov. 30, 1960, in Schenectady, son of Donald and Laura Knightes.

He graduated from Guilderland High School.