Obituaries

ESPERANCE — When he was just 19, James A. Blyth Sr. built a home for the couple who raised him, launching a career in carpentry. He died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, with his family by his side, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a long fight. He was 69.

He had lived on Junction Road in the town of Esperance, Schoharie County.

GUILDERLAND — Jeffrey W. Webb, a man dedicated to his family and his job, died on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. He was 71.

Mr. Webb was born in Ossining, New York, the son of the late Wilbur W. and Ethel-Mae (née Pratt) Webb.

DURHAM — Charles Lee never showed up empty handed. Visiting his grandchildren, he brought boxes of doughnuts, bags of fruit, or even a bunch of fortune cookies.

Charles Edward Lee died Friday evening, Jan. 30, at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a stroke. He was 71.

ALTAMONT — Joseph T. Knightes Jr., a devoted father, died on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. He was 29.

Mr. Knightes was born on Aug. 19, 1985 and raised in Guilderland and Altamont.

ALTAMONT — Beryl E. Naginey, also known as “Murph,” a woman with many interests who was dedicated to her community, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, after a 19-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 89.

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