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Ethel Gemlick

GUILDERLAND — Ethel Gemlick, a homemaker who tended the family garden and preserved enough food to last for the next year, died peacefully on Thursday, June 25, 2020. She was 100.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1919, the oldest daughter of the late Ethel and Jacob Dolder. She married her husband, Stanley Gemlick, in 1941.

Nancy M. Wright

ALTAMONT — Nancy M. (née Fischer) Wright was a loving mother and grandmother as well as a nurse and an emergency medical technician.

She died after a long battle with extraskeletal osteosarcoma on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at St Peter’s Hospice Inn surrounded by her loving family. She was 72.

Basil Adams Boyea

NEW SCOTLAND — Basil Adams Boyea, 87, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 25, 2020, along with his beloved wife, Karen Wengert Boyea, 75.

Mr. Boyea was born on Dec. 4, 1932 at the “home farm” on the Barrows Road in Stowe, Vermont to Roy A. Boyea and Phyllis Adams Boyea. He was a 1952 graduate of Stowe High School.

EAST BERNE —  Anna (née Kehrer) Hayes, a nurse’s aid whose greatest passion was her family, died on Sunday, June 20, 2020 in the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Delmar. She was 86.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1933 to the late Catherine Kehrer of Glenmont.

GUILDERLAND — Gladys Kniskern O’Brien, a quiet and steadfast woman, was a student in a one-room rural schoolhouse who went on to be valedictorian of her high school and won a scholarship to Syracuse University, leading to her career as a teacher of Spanish and Latin.

She died on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. She was 90.

BERNE — Barbara M. Schaible, formerly of Warners Lake, was a feisty woman who sang in her church choir and was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She died on Sunday, June 21, 2020. She was 88.

 She was born on Nov. 10, 1931 in Berne to the late Arnold and Elsie (née Ecker) Mattice.

Michael Thomas Tinney

Michael Thomas Tinney, a collector, salesman, and West Berne native, died on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. He was 45. 

His brother, Mark Tinney, described him as “genuine, warm, and corny.”

“He loved a good corny joke,” Mark Tinney said with a laugh. “But he was always terrible at retelling them.”

All friends and family of Jacqueline (née O’Brien) Robinson are invited to a Celebration of Life on  Sunday, July 26, 2020.

ALTAMONT — Buddy Munroe’s first memory as a child was tossing empty tin cans around in an old, doorless garage.

BERNE — Roy B. Jones Sr. — a State Trooper, a church-goer, and a family man who loved the outdoors — died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Friday, June 12, 2020. He was 87.

Stanley Charles Merrill was a kind, temperate man whose passion for family— and crossword puzzles — ran strong through his 87 years of life. He died on Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Venice, Florida. 

ALTAMONT — Etta Cleary was a kind and gentle woman, the type of person who “would often find something between two or three people,” some kind of connection, that would forge “a companionship,” her son, Daniel Cleary said. “She’d make you feel like you’re family.”

Mrs. Cleary died on Saturday, June 6, 2020. She was 93.

“The Rev. John Herbert Jenner, ‘Jack’ to so many, was called home on Monday, June 1, 2020,” his family wrote in a tribute. He was 78.

He was born in Gloversville, New York on Dec. 9, 1941 to Richard and Dorothy Jenner.

Hazel Parshall (Carl) Holden was a wife and mother, a grandmother and great-grandmother, who had a strong faith in God.

She died peacefully on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany, New York. She was 94.

GREENVILLE — Phyllis Barnes Magee, the mother of three sons and a beloved first-grade teacher for 40 years, died peacefully at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home on Thursday, May 28, 2020. She was 91.

She was born on June 21, 1928 in Catskill, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Syrene Brockett Barnes of the Town of Durham.