Obituaries

KNOX — James E. Gage Sr. died in a farmhouse on a road named for his family, on land that had been in his family since the early 1800s, where he — and several generations of Gages before him — had grown up.

Joseph P. Spadaro, a World War II veteran who worked as an electrician and enjoyed playing bingo, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, at his Saratoga Springs home with his family by his side. He was 96.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1919 in Knox, to Mary and Cyrus Spadaro.

NEW SCOTLAND — Glen D. Carl, who worked at the New Salem garage and was a familiar helper at the hamlet’s famous fair, died on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at his New Scotland home.

He was the son of the late Dewitt and Hazel Carl of New Salem.

Carol Farrow Dow, a devoted mother who raised her family while working as a school secretary, kept on running into her sixties, garnering a prize in the famed Freihofer’s Run.

Ms. Dow of Windham, Maine, formerly of West Berne, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. She was 83.

ALTAMONT — Charles Robert Armstrong, a World War II veteran who volunteered as a firefighter, died on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the Guilderland Center Nursing Home. He was 96.

ALTAMONT —  Norma L. Hadsell, a long-time village resident, died on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 at Albany Medical Center. She was 79.

She was born on April 14, 1937, the daughter of the late Norman and Helen (née Cook) Bell. She enjoyed long country rides, shopping, eating out, and garage sales.

WESTERLO — An accomplished and much respected scholar of international repute and a long-time professor of English at Siena College, Margaret Patterson Hannay was an active practitioner of her Christian faith. She died on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, after a four-year struggle with brain cancer. She was 71.

VOORHEESVILLE — Robert Samuel, a lover of nature and his teaching career in Voorheesville, died last Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. He was 69.

 

VOORHEESVILE — Earl Floyd MacMillen knew a lot about ice cream, standardbred horses, and farming. But above all he knew about life, a knowledge he acquired in his 85 years of living it.

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