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Obituaries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, December 22, 2011

Albert Miller
NEW SCOTLAND — Albert Miller, a life-long farmer, died on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at his home. He was 86.

Mr. Miller, who lived on Clipp Road, worked for a short time for Conrail and co-founded Superior Housing in Cobleskill in the 1980s. He remained dedicated and active with the company until his death.

“Albert enjoyed working and also thoroughly enjoyed traveling,” his family wrote in a tribute.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hitchman Miller, and his children, Albert Miller and his wife, Judee, of New Scotland; Deborah Fuglein and her husband, Robert, of Altamont; and Karen Dolen and her husband, Eric, of Howes Cave.

He was the brother of Ruth Caron of Yuma, Ariz. and the late Harriet and Margaret.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Albert Miller, III; Randal Miller and his wife, Rebecca; David Miller; Matthew Fuglein; Jonathan Fuglein; Kathleen Dolen; Eric Dolen; and Robert Dolen and his great-granddaughter Cayce Mae Miller.

A funeral service was held at the New Scotland Presbyterian Church on Dec. 21 with burial in the New Scotland Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Reilly & Son Funeral Home in Voorheesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Scotland Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 2010 New Scotland Rd., Slingerlands, NY 12159.

Gordon Rennick

WESTERLO — Gordon T. Rennick Jr. was a Navy veteran and a handyman with strong faith in God.

“He could fix anything, and he was very committed to keeping his promises,” said his wife, Isabella Rennick. “I’m very proud of him.”

He died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn in Albany. He was 79.

Born in Brooklyn on Sept. 13, 1932, he was the son of the late Gordon Sr. and Florence (Monteith) Rennick.

Mr. Rennick served his country in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956, including the Korean conflict.

“He served quite a bit of time on aircraft carriers,” his wife said. “He was very proud to be serving our country.”

Mr. Rennick was a communications technician with AT&T (originally American Telephone and Telegraph) for 30 years, until his retirement. He was also a member of the N.Y. Telephone Pioneers, and a member and post commander of the Greenville American Legion Post 291.

He was a devout Christian, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Westerlo.

“He started off his earlier years in the Christian Service Brigade,” said Mrs. Rennick, “and he sang for a period in the choir.”

The couple met through mutual friends, after Mr. Reddick had already finished his term in the Navy. They were married on Oct. 24, 1964.

“We ended up on this swing going back and forth,” Mrs. Rennick said of the day they met. “Even then, we were going in opposite directions. But, as different as we were, we got married. God worked it out.”


Mr. Rennick is survived by his beloved wife, Isabella (Croote) Rennick; his three daughters: Margaret Tierney and her husband, Mike; Jill Waters and her husband, James; and Wendy Shelburne; and his son, Mark Rennick, and his wife, Cheryl.

He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Rennick’s parents died before him, as did two grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held today, Thursday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Westerlo. Friends may call at the First Baptist Church from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Arrangements are by the Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville. Mourners may light a candle at ajcunninghamfh.com.

Interment with military honors will follow the funeral in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery. There will be a time of fellowship in the church hall after the interment.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Westerlo Building Fund.

— Zach Simeone

Marguerite Ann Heath

GUILDERLAND — Ethel Davis, a loving mother and grandmother, died on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. She was 71.

Mrs. Davis was born on Oct. 4, 1940, in Peekskill, N.Y., daughter of the late Robert and Josephine Smith.

She was a registered nurse, and work at the Albany County Nursing Home and then at the Guilderland Center Nursing Home.

She enjoyed gardening, crafts, and spending time with her family.

“She was the best mother, grandmother, and friend to many,” wrote her family in a tribute.


Mrs. Davis had two families. Each submitted a different list of survivors.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Davis; her children, Brian L. Kane, Robert T. Lane, and his wife, Denise, Mark Smith, Deborah A. Houck, and her husband, Dale, Kenneth Garcia, and Tammy M. Murray, and her husband, Kyle; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Robert Smith, and his wife, Rose, and Robin Bauer.

She is also survived by her four stepchildren, Veronica Davis, Gregory Davis, Joseph Davis, Jr., and Christine Davis, and six stepgrandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Dec. 17 at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Guilderland. Arrangements were by the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Department at the Albany County Nursing Home, 780 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211.

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