Obituaries

GUILDERLAND — Jane H. Springer, a former Guilderland Town Clerk and representative in the Albany County Legislature, died peacefully on March 15, 2014, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was 83.

Mrs. Springer was born in Ithaca, the daughter of Charles and Marion Newman.

Brian H. Perlee, a craftsman and devoted family man, died on June 19, 2014, with his wife by his side. He was 63.

He “completed his life in the very same way he lived it – at peace, at the side of his beloved wife, Donna, and with a quiet sense of dignity, strength, and courage,” wrote his family in a tribute.

Donald B. Adkins, a veteran of the United States Navy and the former owner of Altamont Appliance, died peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga. He was 91.

Mr. Adkins was born on May 22, 1923, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the son of the late Hazel and Leon Adkins.

SOUTH WESTERLO — A longtime community volunteer, Beulah M. Sweet was one of the 1937 originators of the Catskill Valley Grange No. 1557 in East Durham.

Mrs. Sweet died on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a brief illness. She was 96.

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