Caroline J. Charon

GUILDERLAND — Caroline J. Charon, who worked hard and loved long, died on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, NY. She was 65.

TROY — Shirley Marie Bowman Ward, who led Scouts, taught Sunday school, and ran a store with her husband, died on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the Van Rensselaer Manor. She was 96.

BERNE — Joseph Anthony Mangano, a veteran and science teacher, developed learning centers for adult literacy that were adopted worldwide.

He died unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at St. Peter’s Hospital. He was 95.

Linda B. Hodges

VOORHEESVILLE — Linda B. Hodges lived her life caring for others, whether it was family members she made quilts for, looking after her beloved dog, or volunteering with the seniors in the towns of Knox and Berne. She died on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. She was 56.

ALTAMONT — Richard Spohr, a longtime Guilderland coach and teacher, “went home to be with his Lord” on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, his family wrote in a tribute. He was 87.

“‘Coach’ was known and loved by many for his kind and gentle spirit; his joyful sense of humor; and his smile, which came so easily,” his family wrote.