Archive » March 2019 » Obituaries

Ronald J. Bates

PRESTON HOLLOW — Ronald J. “Joey” Bates lived life both as a public servant and as a loving father, grandfather, and husband. At age 51, he died on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, following a short illness.

WESTERLO — Patricia “Pat” Ann Overbaugh Rapp “went to be with her Lord on March 10, 2019,” her family wrote in a tribute. She was 81.

ALTAMONT — Edwin J. Bradt loved living life to the fullest, whether it was during his long-time sales career or with his beloved wife and three children. He died on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. He was 93.

William F. McCafferty

WESTERLO — William F. “Willie” McCafferty was “a gentle soul — kind, caring, compassionate,” said his wife of 30 years, Gaye Bose McCafferty.

He died peacefully at his Westerlo home on Tuesday March 5, 2019. He was 70.

ALTAMONT — Laura Mary Brown — whom her family described as “a loving, caring, traditional Italian mom” — died peacefully on Monday, March 4, 2019 in the presence of her family. She was 56.

She was born on July 27, 1962 in Troy to the late Armand John and Julia May (née Dorey) Coreno.

GUILDERLAND — Carolyn Mae Wolcott loved to laugh and taught her four children to be independent and resourceful — to cook, garden, and appreciate nature, said her daughter Melody Wolcott. Carolyn (née Hallenbeck) Wolcott died on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. She was 82.

GUILDERLAND — Harriet May (née Douglas) Baumes, a longtime resident of Guilderland, died on Dec. 26, 2018 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she had lived for the past four years. She was 96.

PRESTON HOLLOW — Dwight G. Cooke was a man of constant commitments — to his fire company, his church, his cemetery association, and most of all to his family. He died on Friday, March 1, 2019, at St. Peter’s Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 78.