Frank Edward Luksa

DELANSON — Frank Edward Luksa, a World War II veteran who was on the Allies’ lead ship for the invasion of Normandy, could fix anything broken, his family said.

He died peacefully at his daughter’s home in Altamont on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. He was 98.

Richard William Bradt 

Richard William Bradt, a decorated Korean War veteran, was a devoted family man who served his church and community. He was also a gifted athlete who played semi-pro baseball.

He died on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, with his family at his side. He was 84.

Thelma V. Watson

WESTERLO — Thelma Virginia Werner Watson of Westerlo took care of those she loved — she dropped out of high school to tend to her ill mother and raised her own children to abide by the Golden Rule.

She died on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at the Evergreen Commons Nursing Home. She was 98.

John D. Quay

GREENVILLE, South Carolina — John D. Quay died unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at his home in Greenville, South Carolina. He was 58.

Eleonore and Visvaldis Puzulis

EAST BERNE — Eleonore Puzulis was a hardworking restaurant manager who loved her family deeply. She died on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at St. Peter’s Hospice. She was 84.

“She taught me the values of life,” said her only child, Michael G. Puzulis. “No one gives you anything. If you want something, you have to work for it.”

GALLUPVILLE — Lloyd C. Wellman, a World War II veteran awarded for his humanitarian service, died Monday evening, Dec. 23, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany after declining health. He was 93.

Gordon E. Perlee Jr. 

ALTAMONT — Gordon E. Perlee Jr., proprietor of Bradt’s Market and founder, with his wife, of Hungerford Market, a village gathering place, died at his home in Altamont on Christmas Eve. He was 91.

AMSTERDAM — Mrs. Karen T. Terleckey of Amsterdam, a hardworking woman who loved her family, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was 78.

BERNE — Kenneth E. Lee, a Korean war veteran and devoted family man, died on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s. He was 89.