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.

GUILDERLAND CENTER — Jean Bryson McCracken sewed not just to clothe her family but to engender in her daughters a creative spirit.

She died on Monday, June 22, 2015, twenty years after the death of her beloved husband. She was 86.

ALTAMONT — Born on a Hilltown farm, Ruth E. Quay was a loving homemaker and devoted mother. Late in life, she ranched in New Mexico before returning to the Helderbergs, which she loved.

She died on Thursday, June 25, 2015, during a brief stay at the Albany County Nursing Home. She was 77 years old.