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Obituaries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, January 29, 2009

Marlin B. Dillenbeck

PRINCETOWN — Marlin Dillenbeck, a World War II veteran and machinist, died on Jan. 22, 2009. He was 89.

Born in Delanson on Dec. 14, 1919, he was the son of the late Meade and Florence (nee Baker) Dillenbeck.

Mr. Dillenbeck served in the United States Navy during World War II, his family wrote in a tribute. And, after 42-and-a-half years as a machinist, he retired from General Electric.

Mr. Dillenbeck is survived by his children: Marlene Zink, of Glenville; Larry M. Dillenbeck and his wife, Diane, of Duanesburg; and James M. Dillenbeck and his wife, Lucille, of Saratoga. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

His wife, Evelyn, died before him, on Nov. 1, 2004.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 26 at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont, with interment in the Schenectady Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., #301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 or to the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Edgar J. Hartmann

ALTAMONT — Edgar J. Hartmann, a farmer in Guilderland and Slingerlands, died in his home on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. He was 92.

“It is in dying that we are born into eternal life,” his family said in a tribute.

Mr. Hartmann was born in Albany, the son of the late William and Caroline Hartmann.

He moved to Guilderland in the spring 1963. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Altamont for over 45 years.

He is survived by his wife, Freda (Reineck) Hartmann; two nephews Ronald Hartmann and his wife, Pat, of Burnt Hills, and Conrad Hartmann and his wife, Pat, of Slingerlands.

Two brothers George and William Hartmann, died before him as did two sisters, Anna May Miller and Mildred Hartmann; and a nephew George Hartman.

A funeral service will be conducted today, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Altamont to be followed by an interment in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Colonie.

 Arrangements are by the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205.

Franklin E. Warner

Franklin E. Warner, a former ranch hand and a cowboy at heart, died on Dec. 7, 2008 of natural causes in his adopted home of Kuna, Idaho. He was 70.

Mr. Warner was born in Edinburg (Saratoga Co.) to the late Alfred and Helen Slack Warner on Feb. 14, 1938. He attended Edinburg schools, and spent his first 30 years living in the Northville (Fulton Co.) and Edinburg area. During that time, he was employed with the Hudson River-Black River water district. He also worked as an auto mechanic.

“He was a cowboy at heart,” said his daughter, Laurie Neri, of Altamont. “He traveled a lot around the western states,” she said. Mr. Warner visited Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, eventually settling in Kuna 11 years ago.

“He was on horseback almost every day until his health started failing,” his daughter said.

Mr. Warner wore a cowboy hat, loved old Western movies, and knew John Wayne movies by heart. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he enjoyed horses and raising chickens.

His daughter reconnected with Mr. Warner when she was a teenager.

“He lived a tough life. He lived a really tough life,” she said. She will remember “how much I loved him, and how much I’m going to miss him,” she said.

Ms. Neri said that she appreciates Mr. Warner’s stepchildren in Idaho, who cared for him in his illness.

“They adored him and loved him,” she said.


Mr. Franklin E. Warner is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Warner, of Herkimer Co.; his daughter, Laurie Neri, and her husband, Peter, of Altamont; his daughter, Joan Sowle, of Sprakers (Montgomery Co.); his daughter, Tracy Rowback, of Gloversville; his daughter, Julia VanNostrand, and her husband, Michael, of Mayfield; his son, Franklin Warner, and his wife, Carrie, of Mayfield; his stepson, Bruce Burr, and his wife, Angie, of Kuna, Idaho; and his stepsons Keith Burr and Wayne Burr, also of Kuna, Idaho.

Mr. Warner is also survived by his grandchildren, Jessie Freihofer, and her husband, Brian; Ryan Blackwood; Nicole Sowle; Megan VanNostrand; Karleigh VanNostrand; Abigail Warner; Heather Neri; Holly Neri; Ashley Rowback; Adrianne Burr; Scotland Burr; Nathan Burr; Kyle Ellis; Brandon Rowback; Zackary Warner; and Brent Burr.

Mr. Warner is survived by four great-granchildren; Emma Grace, Maddison Lynn, Ryan Alexander Freihofer, and Molly Jade Ellis.

Mr. Warner is survived by his sister, Rachael Blowers, and her husband Robert, of Northville; and his sister, Marion Deming, and her husband, Jack, of Edinburg. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His brothers, Harold Warner and James Warner, died before him.

Funeral services for Mr. Warner were held Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Kuna Church of the Nazarene in Idaho. Mr. Warner was interred in the Kuna Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, South Nampa, Idaho.

— Jo E. Prout

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