BERNE — Michael R. Morey, a veteran of the United States Air Force, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. He was 58.

He was born in Albany on Sept. 15, 1961, a son of the late Bob Morey.

Frances Miller

BERNE — Frances B. Miller, a centenarian as of last July, spent 100 years in devotion and kindness to those around her. She died Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. 

WESTERLO — Donald A. Lyon was “a very humble and selfless person who would identify a need in the Hilltowns and connect that need to people who had a burden to fill that need,” said his son, David Lyon. 

EAST BERNE — Eileen F. Sweeney, who worked with Berne doctors for many years, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at the Shaker Place (Albany County Nursing Home). She was 94.

The daughter of the late Daniel and Frances (née King) Day, she was the devoted wife of over 54 years, to the late Leonard Sweeney.

EAST BERNE — Gail JoAnne Thompson, who handed down values like honesty and compassion from her parents to her children, died at home on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 72.

VOORHEESVILLE — Brian Warner enlisted in the United States Air Force in October 1973, and over the span of the next 20 years, he would advance to the rank of master sergeant, considered “one of the most significant promotions within the enlisted Air Force,” and would find himself plunged into one of history’s most consequential moments

James Coogan

GUILDERLAND — James E. Coogan, of Guilderland, was a gentle man who loved painting and singing and who passed his love of music on to his children and grandchildren. 

He died peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, his family wrote in a tribute. He was 91. 

BERNE — Devoted family man and founder of Revere Construction, of Berne, Visvaldis Puzulis died on Thursday, Oct 3, 2019. He was 82.

VOORHEESVILLE — Joan Roeder Barron — a mother and grandmother, a teacher and librarian — died on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Our Lady of Mercy nursing home. She was 88.

She is the daughter of the late Ernest William Roeder, and Helen Eleanor Stiefel Roeder Herron. She was also the stepdaughter of the late Edward Herron.

ALTAMONT — Nancy J. Lown, known as “Nan,” died on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family; her caregivers; and her dogs, Bear and Lady. She was 87.

She was born in Albany, the daughter of the late William H. McCann and Mary E. McCann. Her loving husband of 63 years, Victor, died in June 2018.

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