Barbara Fouhy

Barbara Fouhy

GUILDERLAND — Barbara Fouhy, described by her daughter-in-law as a “very loving and caring woman,” died at home in Lake Placid, on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was 90.

Mrs. Fouhy was born in Amsterdam, N.Y. and attended Rider College. She and her husband, the late Bernard Fouhy, raised their family in Guilderland.

She worked for the State of New York in the cytogenetics lab until her retirement.

After her retirement, she moved to Harwich, Mass., and then Lake Placid, where she spent her time sewing, and enjoying her children and many grandchildren.

“Her family filled her life the most,” said Kathleen Whitcomb, Mrs. Fouhy’s daughter-in-law.

Mrs. Whitcomb said her mother-in-law spent her retirement traveling throughout the year to visit different family members, and every Thanksgiving, she would rent a house to host the holiday for the entire family.

“She was so interested in fostering the family connection,” Mrs. Whitcomb said.

Mrs. Fouhy is survived by her brother, Alfred Boguzes, and her sister, Phyllis Gutowski; her children, Michael and his wife, Kathleen, Mark, and his wife, Mary Beth, Mary Lynn Morganson, and her husband, James, John, and his wife, Christine, and Jacqueline; and many grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family will hold a private memorial service later this fall. She will be interred, alongside her late husband, a veteran of World War II, at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to High Peaks Hospice, Tri-Lakes Office, 19 Church St., Saranac, NY 12983.

— Anne Hayden Harwood

More Obituaries

Jane L. Knapp

COLONIE — Jane L. Knapp’s children describe her as fun-loving and easygoing. Although she had Alzheimer’s disease in her later years, she would “light right up” when her grandchildren came to visit her.

VOORHEESVILLE —  George Ward, a self-employed contractor who liked to hunt and fish, died at his Voorheesville home on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, after a long illness. He was 87.

WATERFORD — Laurie L. Prastio, a devoted mother and grandmother, died at St. Peter’s Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was 59.

She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on May 1, 1957, the daughter of the late Donald and Joyce (née Murray) Yost.

GUILDERLAND — Wesley “Dutch” R. Seaburg was a happy-go-lucky guy, says his wife of 33 years. A county highway worker, he had a passion for sports and for his family.

“He was full of life,” said his wife, Lynn Seaburg. “Nothing really bothered him; he’d shrug it off.”