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Stephen H. Burt, who graduated from Guilderland High School in 1962, was a proud Vietnam War veteran who was generous with his family.

A resident of Poughkeepsie, he died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. He was 78. 

Steven L. Bose

WESTERLO – Steven L. Bose, a long-time funeral director and volunteer firefighter, died at his Westerlo home on Friday morning, Nov. 18, 2022, after a brief illness. He was 82.

Steven Lincoln Bose was born in the Bronx on Feb. 12, 1940, a son of the late Herman and Ella Slezak Bose.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Jost Nickelsberg, a former Rensselaerville supervisor with a passion for baseball and a résumé that included major stops on Wall Street, died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at his home in Medusa after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 80 years old. 

SCHENECTADY — On Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, Frank Palmeri of Brooklyn, New York who most recently lived in Schenectady, “joined his beloved wife, Trudy, in heaven,” his family wrote in a tribute. “Frank led a truly amazing life.

Mariella Frush

GUILDERLAND — Born to hardworking parents on a farm in Burke, New York on the Canadian border, Mariella (née Casey) Frush had both humble beginnings and a spiritedness that would later help to define her character.

EAST GREENBUSH — James “Jim” Hall, a United States Navy veteran who worked for the New York State Police, died in the comfort of his East Greenbush home, surrounded by people he loved, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. He was 79.

WESTERLO — Ruth A. Snyder, of Goodfellow Road in Westerlo and formerly of Gallupville, was a wife and mother with a successful banking career who loved to travel. She died peacefully Monday morning, Nov. 7, 2022, at the Glendale Nursing Home in Scotia. She was 87.

Taylor Richard Burtt

DELANSON — Taylor Richard Burtt, who, his family said, could see the good in everyone, died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. He was 23.

Barbara Ann Gray

ALTAMONT — Barbara Ann Gray — a ready helper whether caring for kids or at the American Legion — died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. She was 72.

She graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo and then continued her education to become a licensed practical nurse.

Gerald ‘Jerry’ W. Grippin

DELMAR — Gerald W. Grippin of Delmar — a Marine, volunteer firefighter, and mechanic — died peacefully in Albany on Thursday Oct. 27, 2022.

Son of the late Ralph and Harriet (née Bogart) Grippin, he was the beloved husband of Pauline (née Carl) Grippin with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.

Janet M. Bates

RENSSELAERVILLE — Janet M. Bates — described by her family as a loving person with a lot of grit — died peacefully at home on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, which was the day before her favorite holiday. She was 82.

She was born on Nov. 15, 1939 in Medusa to the late Loren and Nellie Case Winn.

ROCHESTER — Sara Gainer Haimowitz — born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; raised in Altamont, New York; and a resident of the Rochester, New York area — died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. She was 39.