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Obituaries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, October 4, 2007

Russell C. Case Jr.

GUILDERLAND — A life-long Guilderland resident, Russell C. Case Jr. was the first Eagle Scout in town. A World War II veteran and construction worker, he died Sept. 26, 2007 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albany. He was 91.

Born to the late Russell Case Sr. and Clara Lear Case, he attended Guilderland elementary schools and graduated from the Altamont High School in 1935, becoming one of the founders of the present Altamont High School Alumni Association in 1960.

Mr. Case was active in scouting, first joining Boy Scout Troop 60 in Guilderland Center where he became the first Eagle Scout in Guilderland. Later attending scout camps at Camp Hawly in Kinderhook Lake in Niverville and at Camp Big Moose on Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks, he became waterfront director and assistant camp director.

Mr. Case attended Syracuse University of Forestry and the New York State Aviation College in Utica. He went to work for the American Locomotive Company in Schenectady in 1940, in the metallurgical lab until 1943. He then entered the United States Army in the 763rd Railway Shop Battalion which saw service from England to Germany, landing the first locomotive on the continent after D-Day.

He came home in 1946 and back to work at Alco until the company closed. He went into construction for the next 30 years, retiring in 1980.

Mr. Case was an active American Legion member, serving on many levels, including as American Legion Rehabilitation Representative at the Stratton VA Medical Center Hospital. Also as a volunteer, he put in over 20,000 hours of service. He was active as an American Legion Boys State Counselor, chairman of the Oratorical Program on all levels and was one of the chairmen of the Saratoga National Cemetery Support Committee.

He was involved in the restoration of the Adirondack Railroad and he was involved in antique car clubs for Studebakers.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gertrude Smith Case; a son, Russell III, and his wife, Sandra; a granddaughter, Melissa Lund, and her husband, Dale; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah; a grandson, Scott R. Case, and his wife, Kedrin; great-grandsons Jack and Sam, and a great-granddaughter, Lily.

A funeral service was held Tuesday at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont. Burial with military honors was in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Guilderland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stratton V.A. Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208.

Mckenzie Avery Ingle

GUILDERLAND — Mckenzie Avery Ingle, an enthusiastic hockey player who was known for his love of the game and his generosity to his friends, died on June 10, 2007, after a car accident. He was 14.

Mckenzie will be missed by many friends, both in New York and Arizona, said his grandmother, Colleen Barkman.

"He had a lot of friends and he was really good at being a good friend," said Mrs. Barkman. "I can’t say enough good things about him."

Mckenzie was cremated and half of his remains were buried in Oro Valley, Ariz., and half will be buried at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Guilderland.

Born on March 24, 1993, at Bellevue Hospital in Niskayuna, he was Sonja and Ted Ingles’ first child, and the first grandchild born to both sides of his family. Mckenzie lived in Guilderland Center until he was 9.

He attended the Altamont Elementary School from kindergarten through the third grade, after which his family moved to Arizona; there, he went to Copper Creek Elementary for grades four and five, and the Cross Middle School in Arizona.

He graduated from the eighth grade in May of 2007 and was about to enter his freshman year of high school.

"They moved to Arizona after his father became ill," said Mrs. Bankman.

He had strong passions.

"He loved video games," his grandmother said. "He was such a good kid. He was generous and caring."

Mckenzie’s real passion was hockey, according to his grandmother.

"Since he was 4, he played ice hockey," she said. "He played all over the country and he was very good. He loved the game."

"Mckenzie had a passion for ice hockey. It was a big part of his life. He started his hockey life in 1997 with the Albany Capitals in Albany, N.Y.," Mr. Ingle’s family said in a tribute. "In Arizona, he played for the Tucson Ice Dogs and then the Tucson Stampede."

Mckenzie played in various ice hockey tournaments in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico.

He won the Northeastern Regional Championship in 2001 and the Arizona State Championship in 2005.

Mrs. Barkman said that many of Mckenzie’s friends spoke about him during his funeral service in Arizona.

"They told stories about him, the kinds of things that we would never have known"like what kind of person he was around his friends," said Mrs. Barkman.

She said that her grandson was known as "Pretzel" by many of his peers because he always had a package of pretzels or other snacks that he would share with his friends.

"He had a very big heart and would give anything he had to the people he cared about," his grandmother said. "He wasn’t like the typical 14-year-old."

Mckenzie’s family said that he "will be remembered for the good-natured, fun-loving and generous person that he was. He was very dedicated to his family that he leaves behind. He will be forever remembered"Mckenzie touched the lives of many people."


Mckenzie is survived by his parents, Sonja and Ted Ingle; his sister, Savannah; his brother, Graysen; and his grandparents, Colleen and Dean Barkman, and Donna and Avery Ingle.

He is the great-grandson of Peggy and Ernie Maier; Mary Barkman and the late Ted Barkman; Douglas and late Dorothy Bailey; and the late Howard and Elizabeth Vincent.

Mckenzie is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Erika Barkman; Rich Ingle, and his wife, Megan; Nick Ingle, and his wife, Karen; Tami Benninger, and her husband, Trent; as well as his nine cousins, great-aunts and uncles, and his hockey team and many friends.

A burial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Guilderland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mckenzie Ingle Hockey Memorial Fund at the Wells Fargo Bank under account number 82248194 44, at 10585 North Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85737.

— Jarrett Carroll

Hugh O. Moore

ROTTERDAM — Hugh O. Moore died on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007.

He was 52.

Born in Sayville (Suffolk County), Mr. Moore was a longtime Capital District resident. He graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School, where he played Varsity sports. He worked in food service and construction.

"He was always willing to help family, friends, and neighbors," said his family in a tribute.


Mr. Moore is survived by his beloved companion, Bunny Rossi, of Rotterdam; his brothers and sisters, Kate Wheatley, and her husband, Michael, of San Jose, Calif.; Joan Mount, and her husband, Michael, of Orofino, Idaho; Meredith Chamberlain, and her husband, Bruce, of Canada; Lance Moore, and his wife, April, of Voorheesville; Martha Awad, and her husband, Edward, of Stanley (Ontario County); and Laura Sullivan, and her husband, James, of Atlanta, Ga.

He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Jackie Moore, 17 nieces and nephews, and 10 great-nieces and nephews.

Mr. Moore’s parents, John and Elizabeth Moore, died before him as did his brother, George Moore.

Relatives and friends will be invited to attend graveside services at a time to be announced in October. All other services will be private. Arrangements are by the Reilly & Son Funeral Home in Voorheesville.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Moore’s memory to charities of choice.

Pearl H. Zimmer

Pearl H. Zimmer died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, She was 41.
She previously worked at Wal-Mart, the Salvation Army, and Janitronics.

She is survived by her husband, Peter A. Zimmer; her five children, John Maryea, Peter Zimmer, Kevin Zimmer, Austin Zimmer and Robin Zimmer; her three sisters, Margaret, Jeanette and Lorraine; and her two brothers, John and Ralph.

A funeral service will be held today, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont. Calling hours will be prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment is in Woodlawn Cemetery in Berne.

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