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.

GUILDERLAND — Joan Patricia (née Vincent) Niecey, a church-going woman who had a 43-year career with the Department of Motor Vehicles, died on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Our Lady of Mercy in Guilderland where she had been a resident since June 2016.

GUILDERLAND — Mary Louisa Shear Brennan — wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and volunteer — died on Wednesday morning, Aug. 16, 2017, after celebrating her 87th birthday and 64th wedding anniversary, and surrounded by her family for several days.

ALTAMONT — As a child, Todd Pulliam went to the one-room Bozenkill school, and at the end of his life he returned to build a home on family land on Bozenkill Road.