Archive » September 2013 » Obituaries

Carpentry was a constant in the life of Francis J. Conde Sr.

He earned his living in the trade, as a member of Local #117 in Albany. It brought him to his wife, and it was a skill he wanted to pass on to his children.

ALTAMONT — Robert Burns did not know the words to many songs but he knew the beat to them all. If there was a dance anywhere in Altamont, he would buy a ticket and be the first to arrive and, more often than not, he would be the last to leave.

VOORHEESVILLE — Mary Keefe Lawrence grew up among 13 other siblings and finished her life, centered on her home, faith, and family, as a talented belle.

She died on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at her Koonz Road home. She had Alzheimer’s disease and, her family believes, colon cancer. She was 92.

EAST GREENBUSH— Ronald Gene Czajkowski a religious and creative family man, died on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, from injuries sustained from a fall at Thacher Park. He was 44.

ALTAMONT — Harry Jackson L’Hommedieu, an aviator and an architect, died on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.  He was 86.

CLARKSVILLE — Matilda “Carol” Krause never stopped striving. An artist and writer, who worked for years as a colormatcher at General Electric Plastics, she always put her family first. As she coped with multiple sclerosis, she remained optimistic.

EAST BERNE — Danielle Ricketts has a tattoo of half a heart on her left shoulder. She designed it herself; it has a rose and says, “Little Girl.”

The other half of the heart was tattooed on her father. Ms. Ricketts designed it with a buck because her father, Daniel “Rooster” Ricketts, loved to hunt. His heart said “Daddy’s.”

WESTERLO — Janet Studnicki was up for anything — simple or daring — so long as it was with friends or family.

Janet A. Slattery Studnicki, formerly of Troy, died on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, surrounded by her family at her home, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer. She was 61.