A memorial service for Belva Boyden, a lifelong Berne resident who was active in her community, will be held as originally planned on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the First Reformed Church of Berne at 11 a.m. She died on New Year’s Day at the age of 81.

GUILDERLAND —Albert E. Parshall, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Guilderland and Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, died on Jan. 28, 2017. He was 89. A Marine who served during both World War II and the Korean War. he was very active in fraternal organizations.

ALTAMONT — Esther May Adams — the mother of five, grandmother of 15, and great-grandmother of 16 — died on Monday, May 1, 2017, at The Grand of Guilderland. She was 94.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1922 to William and Eva (née Robare) Kehoe.

ALTAMONT —  Marcia H. Perlee raised six children in a home they said was always a center of warmth, good cheer, and love. She died on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany surrounded by her loving family. She was 89.

Dr. Suz Brooks spent her life working with and caring for children and animals, and she often said how blessed she was by that passion. She died on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Hancock Hall in Danbury, Connecticut. She was 68.

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