VOORHEESVILLE — Orville E. Wood, a lifelong caregiver who loved music, died on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Albany Medical Center. He was 89.

“Dad took great joy when his grandchildren visited, often playing guitar or piano with them — toe-tapping music he so loved,” his family wrote in a tribute.

Kathryn G. Wagoner, a natural caregiver, died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. She was 81.

Mrs. Wagoner was born on July 27, 1934 in Westerlo, to the late Raymond and Mabel Somers Gossman. She was raised in Westerlo.

She went to Berne-Knox schools and graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

EAST BERNE — Elizabeth “Betty” Clarke O’Hanlon died peacefully, the same way she lived her life, on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at St. Peter’s Hospital after a long illness. She was 96.

Mrs. O’Hanlon was born on Oct. 6, 1919, the oldest child of Thomas and Emma Clarke of Rensselaer.

GUILDERLAND — Howard F. Jacobson, an engineer who was committed to religious service, died at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 77.

Mr. Jacobson was a 1955 graduate of Guilderland High School and a 1962 graduate of Union College. 

NEW SCOTLAND — Arthur N. Applebee, a husband, father, and grandfather, was a leading scholar of literacy and language learning and earned international renown for his seminal work on how students become literate thinkers. He died on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in New York. He was 69.