Obituaries

COBLESKILL —  Robert S. Dearstyne of Cobleskill, a Navy veteran who enjoyed the outdoors, died on Saturday, July 7, 2016, at his home.

“Bob will be greatly missed by all,” his family wrote in a tribute.

He was the son of the late Stanley and Evelyn Dearstyne of Berne.

ALBANY — G. Stephen Beals Sr., a teacher and school administrator, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. He was 83.

Born in North Hampton, Massachusetts, he was son of the late George C. and Susanne Beals.

ALBANY — G. Stephen Beals Sr., a teacher and school administrator, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. He was 83.

Born in North Hampton, Massachusetts, he was son of the late George C. and Susanne Beals.

ALTAMONT —  David Crounse, a Vietnam veteran who worked as a police detective, died on Saturday, June 18, 2016. He was 70.

A woman with many ties to Berne, Marjorie Bacon Giebitz died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at her Rushville, Illinois home after a long illness. She was 86.

Barbara Jean Raymer, a mother and grandmother who had worked for an insurance company, died in her North Bay, New York home on Saturday, July 2, 2016, surrounded by her loving family following a short illness. She was 68.

Shirley Ruth Wells King, a mother of six children, was a creative cook known for the maple cream she produced on her family’s sugarbush in Knox. “Always learning, always sharing, always loving and caring,” is how her family described her in a tribute.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Perry M. Moak and Ellen A. Schenk fell in love in their youth and formed a union that lasted 63 years.

He died peacefully on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. She died two days later with a broken heart, her family said. He was 84 and she was 82.

WESTERLO — Marie O. Bryan, an outgoing woman with a career in insurance, always put her family first. She died on Friday, July 1, 2016, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. She was 75.

Esther S. Lindsey was a hands-on grandmother who would “get right down on the floor and play” with her grandchildren, daughter-in-law Clarissa Chichester recalled.

Ms. Lindsey, who was 57, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Grandson Damion Schultz, age 9, said, “Life will be boring without her.”

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