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 Altamont resident, Ruth O. Serafini, died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. She was 91.

NEW SALEM — An active community and church volunteer, Marion E. “Skippy” Weiss Klapp, died peacefully surrounded by family members on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at her home in New Salem.  She was 87.
Born in Albany on July 7, 1926, she was one of four siblings and the daughter of P. Henry Weiss and Ella Viola Clother Weiss. 

NEW SCOTLAND — Barbara “Joan” Uhrik, a community involved public servant with a love of horses and the racetrack, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, with her daughter by her side. She was 82.

Mrs. Uhrik was born on Sept. 22, 1931, the daughter of Cecil and Olivia Buckler.

BERNE — Clients and animals were like family for Bonnie Jean Schmidt. She took her work as a home health aid seriously, with strength and gentleness, like the elephant tattooed on her arm.

Bonnie Jean Schmidt died of cirrhosis of the liver on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. She was 57.

GUILDERLAND — A Professional Engineer who was deeply involved in the community, James B. Hendricks was a family man. He died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady following a short illness.  He was 92.

BERNE — A private yet generous woman, Charldine M. Meisner — known to friends and family as “Chickie” — had a passion for cars.

“She liked cars and she liked to go to the races,” said her companion, Frank Bruckman. “We’d go to Fonda or Accord and she enjoyed every minute.”

GUILDERLAND — James R. O’Brien, a gentle man full of faith, died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at St. Peter’s Hospice, following an illness. He was 62.
Mr. O’Brien was born in Rockville Center, the son of the late James G. and Doris E. (Burns) O’Brien.

GUILDERLAND — Quiet and hardworking, Harold F. Truax was respected — in his work as a mechanic, by his family who loved him, and even in his hobby restoring Ford V-8s from the 1930s.

His work on cars was emblematic of his approach to life.

VOORHEESVILLE — A spiritual woman with a passion for family, art, gardening, and community, Ruth Mesick died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2013, surrounded by family and under the care of nuns at the Teresian House in Albany. She was 97.

GUILDERLAND — Barbara Fouhy, described by her daughter-in-law as a “very loving and caring woman,” died at home in Lake Placid, on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was 90.