EAST BERNE — David J. Filkins — whom his family described as “a great man, husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend” — died suddenly at Albany Medical Center on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.

He was born in Albany and resided in East Berne. He was a Class of 1988 graduate of Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

ALBANY — Robert Keenholts Uhl, known as Bob to his friends and family, died at home on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. He was 92.

Patricia Sperry

RENSSELAER — Patricia Sperry was both a warm and loving person who cared about her family and a “spitfire,” fighting until the end. She died surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. She was 78.

“She was always there for us,” said her sole surviving sister, Kathleen O’Neill-Perry. “She was very caring.”

BERNE — Elsie Janis Willsey Pearson was a joyful person who was always willing to help others. She died on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center in Albany. She was 92.

LAKE KATRINE — John E. Donaldson, whom his family describes as generous and compassionate, was sensitive to needs of the less fortunate. Formerly of Berne, Mr. Donaldson died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, after a short illness. He was 54.