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RENSSELAERVILLE — “Aunt Kate,” as Katherine S. Baitsholts was known around the hamlet of Rensselaerville, died at St. Peter’s Hospice in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, after having suffered a massive brain hemorrhage the preceding Thursday afternoon. She was 99 years old.

EAST BERNE — Colleen M. Houlihan of East Berne — a woman with quick-witted humor and kind and caring ways — died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a courageous 16-year battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

MEDUSA — Brenda A. Heath died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. She was 52.

“She’ll be missed by a lot of people,” said Gerald “Chris” Heath, her husband 0f nearly 32 years.

ALTAMONT — N. Joel Edwards, DVM was a humble man with a passion for helping animals and serving his faith and his community.

Cindy Edwards used these adjectives to describe her husband: loving, kind, sincere. “I could use every admiration in the book,” she added.

Dr. Edwards died on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. He was 80.

GUILDERLAND — Julian W. LeVine, an Army Airforce veteran and Syracuse University graduate, taught first- through sixth-grade gym class at Westmere Elementary School for 30 years until he retired in 1986 with a “Julian LeVine Day.”

“The true measure of a man is in the lives he touches, the love he gives to others, his kind words, and the way he listens with a humble ear. This was our dad,” wrote Edwin Rosa’s children in a tribute.

ALTAMONT — Bernie Dzingle was the type of man who remembered you.

DELMAR — Sarbjit Kaur Saran — “a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and mentor to many,” her family wrote in a tribute — died on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. She was 58.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1962, in Nawanshahr, India.

William “Bill”  Beardslee of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, formerly of Voorheesville, died on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at his home.

He was the son of the late Will and Jackie Beardslee of Voorheesville.

ALTAMONT — Ardelle M. (née Gordon) Spawn, of Altamont, died peacefully at her son’s home on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, after a long battle with dementia. She was 76.

She was born on Oct. 12,1943, the daughter of the late Stanley Gordon and Katherine (née Kniskern) Gordon of Central Bridge.

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