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GUILDERLAND — Kathryn Jean Zelezniak, known to friends and family as “Jean,” was a woman with “a beautiful smile,” said her husband, Michael Zelezniak. It was her smile that first drew him to her and that sustained him over 59 years of marriage.
GUILDERLAND — Ruth Gwendolyn Painter, Altamont’s long-time and beloved librarian, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing of Guilderland in Guilderland Center due to Alzheimer’s disease. She was 96.