WESTERLO — Elton Crounse Jr. was a tough dad with a heart of gold, and a recluse who made it to every party he was invited to.

He died at home on Friday, April 7, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was 76. 

GUILDERLAND — James “Jim” Bruce was a tireless worker, providing for his family, and was also active in community affairs, helping to found the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce and serving as its first president.

Born on Sept. 6, 1936, he was the son of Ada and James Bruce. He died on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023. He was 86.

ALTAMONT — Beth and Sylvester Schiltz, a loving couple, both died this month.

“They enjoyed many things together, including feeding the birds and growing flowers,” said Mr. Schiltz’s daughter, Donna Schadow.

Beth M. Schiltz died on Saturday, March 4, 2023. She was 81.

After a life of adventure, Florence Victoria Grubb Winn, of Willsboro, New York, died on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from Alzheimer’s. She was 94.

Florence was born on Aug. 2, 1928 in Syracuse, New York, joining her mother, Virginia, and her brother, Douglas, to create a family of three.

EAST BERNE — Edith Williamson, a loving mother and grandmother, died peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2023. She was 95.

She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Elsie Bartels and the wife of the late Merlin Williamson.

Daniel Albert Tribley, formerly of Altamont, and residing in Ronkonkoma on Long Island, loved nature, especially the ocean, and he could build and fix almost anything.

He died on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. He was 61.

GLENMONT — Thomas E. Stevens died peacefully the evening of Saturday, March 11, 2023, of complications from a stroke that began January of this year. His wife, Debbie, was at his side. He was 73.

ALBANY — Marcy L. (Crosier-Grippin) Ashline of Albany, formerly of Berne, died on Thursday, March 9, at St. Peter’s Hospital with her loving family by her bedside. She was 60.

Born in Albany on July 11, 1962, she was the daughter of Margaret and the late George Lagrange-Crosier. She was the beloved wife of John Ashline.


BERNE — Clifford Lloyd Whitely, of Berne, was an Army veteran with a love for the outdoors and a dedication to the family he created with his wife of 52 years. Mr. Whitely died on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the age of 75. 

GUILDERLAND — Audrey L. Kearns of Guilderland died peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2023, at her residence. She was 62.

She was born on March 9, 1961 in Schenectady, the daughter of the late William S. and Doris E. Vojnar. A 1979 Guilderland High School graduate, she attended Houston Community College.


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