WESTERLO — A. Dorothy Lounsbury, a loving mother and a dedicated former town board member, died on Wednesday, July 8, at her home in Lake Onderdonk with her family near her. She was 87.

BERNE — Charles H. Bassler died peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2015, his wedding anniversary, with his wife of 62 years, Mary, and family at his side. He was 84.

His family, in a tribute, described him as someone “who was either on a lawnmower or in the woods.”

Norma Jane Saddlemire loved farm life and caring for others. She cooked church suppers and sewed her own wedding gown as well as gowns for all of her daughters’ weddings.

She died on Thursday, July 9, 2015, after a brief stay at Capstone Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Amsterdam, New York. She was 84.

Lawrence I. Taber was a Korean War veteran who mastered many trades and who loved God and his family. He died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. He was 82.


On July 9, 2014, you started your courageous fight to stay with us and on July 15 you had to say "Goodbye,” until we are together again.

It has been the toughest year without you. Heaven got more beautiful the moment you arrived.

I miss you every minute of every day.