GUILDERLAND — Wilhelmina “Willie” Miller was a thoughtful, loving person who was always a lot of fun, recalled her daughter, Lauren Prezorski. Mrs. Miller died unexpectedly at home on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. She was 75.

Charles E. Pergl, a member of the first class to graduate from Guilderland High School, was inspired by a relative who once had an old-time gas station on Carman Road to build a reproduction of a gas pump complete with globe.

KNOX — Emma Daisy Bunzey Stevens was one of 10 children who raised 10 children of her own.

“She was the grand lady of Knox,” living independently at the age of 105, said her daughter Dawn Coffey.

SELKIRK — John Becker Geurtze, a man who worked hard and made a name for himself in the agricultural world, died on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at his home on Woodridge Farms. He was 88.

“Throughout his life, he did it his way,” said his daughter, Elisa Peters.

BERNE —  Jeanne (née Meacham) Wilhelm —  known as “Aunt Jeanne” to multitudes she babysat, cared for, and nurtured — died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.  She was 88.

“We called her the Energizer Bunny,” said her brother, Donald Meacham. “She was just so full of life and bubbly.”

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