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RENSSELAERVILLE — William J McChesney Jr., once a longtime treasurer for the Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church, spent his career with the same company and his summers in the same historic village.

SCHENECTADY — Darlene Sophie (née Michaels) Kretzler was a woman who “always considered others before herself; especially her family,” her family wrote in a tribute.

WESTERLO — Dancing, stylish clothes, and slot machines were all part of Helene Rossner’s fun, but what she ultimately lived for was people, as a mother, grandmother, and wife, and as a nurse who finished her career surveying assisted-living facilities across the state.

BERNE — Jean Elizabeth Goodfellow excelled in school and used her to nursing skills to look out for the needs of children.

She died on April 3, 2015, after a long illness. She was 89.

ALTAMONT — Esther M. (née Hubbard) Goodfellow, a teacher and active community member, died on Thursday, March 26, after a brief illness. She was 92.

Goodfellow taught at the Guilderland Central School District for more than 30 years before she retired in 1982.

KNOX — Whanda Shedina knew hard work not just as a means of getting by, but for its pleasure and beauty.

KNOX — Thomas Grippin had a skilled hand as a carpenter and a good heart as a family man.

VOORHEESVILLE — Frank W. Warner was a loving husband and father, and a leader among industrial photographers. He died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the age of 94.

“He was my loving father for 60 years,” said his son, Brian.

BERNE — Mark Crawford was a sweet man who stayed in Berne to be near his grandchildren.

He lived across the street from his son, Everett Crawford, and was like a parent to grandchildren and would help them get on and off the school bus.

WRIGHT — Mildred E. Tegiacchi was a homemaker and a mother who supported her children and believed deeply in their abilities.

She died on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Ellis Hospital after a brief illness. She was 78.

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