ALTAMONT — An adventurous girl, Teresa Catherine Panepinto grew up to be a woman who was not afraid to take risks to help others.

“She always had this sense of caring, of devotion, being willing to advocate and fight for whoever was ignored,” said her father, Bill Panepinto.

GUILDERLAND — Long-time Democratic Committee Chairman David Bosworth changed the shape of politics in Guilderland, turning Democratic a town that had been controlled by the Republican Party and its forerunner for 150 years.

ALTAMONT — Margaret J. Rau could darn the holes in socks as well as she mended the hurt in hearts. As a farmwife, she was frugal and hardworking, a woman of deep faith and compassion.

She died on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. She was 93.

GUILDERLAND — Amelia M. Marlow (née Drezelo) was known for the colorful flower gardens in her front yard, said her son, Stephen Marlow.

Dr. Daniel H. Flanders, an accomplished dentist who loved to fly and to fish, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 7, 2017.  He was 72.