Obituaries

ALTAMONT— A man who was still playing fast-pitch softball at age 50, Thomas R. Spohr took a lot of pleasure from life and enjoyed sharing its pleasures with others. He died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at age 82.

VOORHEESVILLE — A boisterous partier and athlete as well as a loyal family man and American Legion member, Donald G. Duncan Sr. wore many hats in his lifetime.

Mr. Duncan died unexpectedly on Monday, June 27, 2016, at St. Peter's Hospital surrounded by family. He was 84.

GUILDERLAND — Patricia M. Napierski died on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Teresian House Nursing Home with her loving family by her side.

Ms. Napierski was born on December 3, 1941 in Albany to the late Thomas J. and Mary R. Murphy.

BERNE — Arlington "Link" Lee was a family man and a Ford man. A tireless worker, he enjoyed darts and diners. He died unexpectedly at his Berne home in the early hours of Tuesday, June 14, 2016. He was 83.

He was born on July 21, 1932, son of the late Mae Ingraham and Oscar Lee.

WESTERLO — Christine Beth Haller — a homemaker who raised four children and was “Gramie” to eight — died on Friday evening, June 10, 2016.  She was 66.

GUILDERLAND — Cora Jean “CJ” Rapsard loved children and she loved beauty created by her own hands.

Mrs. Raspard died at her home in Guilderland on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. She was 87.

GUILDERLAND — Lamont Matthew Hungershafer Jr., a Korean War veteran and a world traveler, worked in the pharmaceutical business.

He “entered heaven peacefully” on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, his family wrote in a tribute. He was 87.

Mary Louise Kaping, who worked as a nurse, also took care of her family — an aging mother and, late in life, an ailing husband. She died on April 23, 2016. She was 86.

PRINCETOWN — Jack D. Smith, of Princetown, described by his family as “a fierce patriot,” died on Friday, May 20, 2016, after a brief illness. He was 65.

GUILDERLAND — James H. Lee of Albany “was called to Heaven,” his family wrote, on Thursday, April 28, 2016. He was 86.

“Jim (aka Lee) was a wonderful, kind, gentle, and caring man,” his family wrote in a tribute. “He was a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather.”

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