Hedi McKinley endured immense hardship in her long life and yet considered herself lucky. She was thrown out of her childhood home by Nazis, and later buried three beloved husbands yet she still had a clear-eyed love of life — and of helping others.

GUILDERLAND — Alejandro Sebastian Foppoli, who had a sharp wit and a passionate interest in politics, died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. He was 23.

Port St. Lucie, FL. — On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, Gloria Crossley Santagata “cut her earthly bounds with her vast family dynasty and flew on angels’ wings to join her beloved husband and deceased relatives in the company of her savior Jesus Christ and his beloved mother, the Virgin Mary,” her family wrote in a tribute. She was 98.

KNOX — Janice T. Van Etten “is singing alto in the heavenly choir after a sudden departure from her earthly home” on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, her family wrote in a tribute. She was 88.

Floretta Brunk

Floretta “June” Brunk, who loved her family and friends and created handiwork for them, died peacefully at her Altamont home on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. She was 85.

She was born June 18, 1937, in Troy to Christian and Floretta Van Olpen.

Lillian Germain

VOORHEESVILLE — Lillian Germain of Voorheesville died peacefully, at the age of 84, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, with her loving family by her side.

She was born on Aug. 20, 1939, in Troy, New York.

GALLUPVILLE — Faye Stolzenburg, a farmer, wife, and mother of four children who harbored a fondness and aptitude for the arts, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, after an extended illness. She was 86. 

MIDDLEBURGH — Eleanor M. Reinhart, of East Hill Road, “found eternal peace on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in the loving care of her family and Hospice,” her family wrote in a tribute. She was 88.

Born on Aug. 10, 1934 in the town of Westerlo, she was the daughter of Marion E. (née Barrett) and Maurice “Dukie” S. Mercer Sr.

EAST BERNE — Mary W. Bassler died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the family homestead on Warner Lake, the home in which she has lived her entire life since she was 3 years old, and was surrounded by her family. She was 87.

BERNE — Kenneth P. “Kenny” Crounse of Berne, a master carpenter who loved farming, died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. He was 74.

“He was one of the most kind-hearted people,” said his son, Aaron Crounse. “He loved his animals — they were like his pets.”

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