Michael J. Tymchyn

WRIGHT — Michael J. Tymchyn, who liked to paint and to build model ships, died at home on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. He was 58.

He was born in Schenectady on Nov. 21, 1960 to the late Martin and Patricia Tymchyn. He was raised in Altamont and attended Guilderland High School.

Garrett Joseph Aldershoff, whom his family described as a gentle and humble man, was a World War II veteran and a career truck driver. He died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. He was 96.

Ruth Geier Roemer

EAST BERNE — Ruth Geier Roemer lived out a “classic love story” during her 75-year marriage to James W. Roemer Sr. She died “from a broken heart,” her family wrote, on Jan. 27, 2019, ten days after her husband’s death. She was 94.

“It was time for them to reunite and continue their very special love story,” her family wrote.

Garry Allen VanIderstine

BERNE — Garry Allen VanIderstine had a heart for animals and his family and hands for hard work. After battling cancer, he died at his brother’s home in Westerlo, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. He was 66.

“He was very funny and had a sarcastic personality,” said his daughter, Alicia Lomio.

Craig Michael Thomas

NINILCHIK, Alaska — Craig Thomas “accomplished all the things that he wanted to accomplish in life,” said his sister, Kelly Best. He died on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. He was 59.

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