Obituaries

GUILDERLAND — Joseph J. Donohue, a patriot and family man, died peacefully at his Guilderland home on Monday, May 31, 2021. He was 86.

WESTERLO — Patricia “Trish” Parker Fisher of Virginia Beach, Virginia, formerly of Westerlo, “entered into eternal rest at the age of 87 on May 10, 2021, joining her dearly missed husband, Walter M. Fisher Jr., son Robert D. Fisher, and sister Judith Parker Dyndor,” her family wrote in a tribute.

ALTAMONT — Norma Dean of Altamont — a proud mother — died peacefully in her home on Monday, May 10, 2021, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s.

EAST BERNE — Barabara Ann Roney-Genter, of East Berne, died at home on Monday, March 8, 2021, while surrounded by family and her cat Mimi-kins and golden retriever, Missy. She was 89.

WESTERLO — Kathryn Elizabeth Wright of New Salem and Estero, Florida, died Monday, May 3, 2021 at home with her family. She was 85.

“She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt,” her family wrote in a tribute.

I, William E. Loetterle IV, am in a very unique situation to be writing my own obituary. I’m wondering how I will be remembered and in my case, I get to know.

Dennis E. Holmes, the only son of the late Frank Edward and Shirley Holmes, died in his Schenectady home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. He was 70 years old.

“Dennis was an incredible musician, a fantastic writer, and most of all a kind, gentle, giving, and genuine human being,” his family wrote in a tribute.

Corporal John James Prastio Sr.

ALTAMONT — Corporal John James Prastio Sr., 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines, retired, died peacefully at home on Sunday, April 11, 2021. He was 76.

A Vietnam veteran, he served in three tours and received three Purple Hearts. 

“The love a mother gives knows no boundaries,” wrote Susan Rosa’s children in a tribute. “There isn’t anything she won’t do for her children and her family. We don’t realize just how much she loves us; and we never really appreciate her until she is no longer here.

WESTERLO — Earl Bradford Cook, a carpenter who loved the outdoors, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, after a brief illness. He was 79 years old.

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