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BERNE — By nature, Martha Salzer was more of a helper than a leader, sewing clothes and baking pies, but through her constant nurturing she was the grand matriarch of her family.

KNOX — Alec F. Saddlemire died in his sleep at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

“He was only 56 and will be missed by all who knew him,” his family wrote in a tribute. He was the son of the late Austin and Frieda (née Schultz) Saddlemire of Knox.

GUILDERLAND — In elementary school and in her senior year of high school, Caitlin Clancy drew pictures in chalk on neighborhood driveways, even during math class.

KNOX — A woman of brass and baked goods, Donna Ostrander fed grandchildren, neighbors, and friendly chipmunks.

She raised two daughters as a single mother after her husband, Donald, died; she worked as a clerk for the town and for the United States Postal Service.

WESTERLO — The grassy shoulders of summer roads were shorn broadly and with pride when Roger Furman and his identical twin, Ralph, were on the mowers.

Mr. Furman lived in Westerlo his entire life and worked for the Albany County Department of Public Works, known in his youth as “the county.”

GUILDERLAND — A devoted mother and grandmother, Margaret M. Stewart worked in the Corporate Component Procurement Department of IBM in Poughkeepsie for 25 years, retiring in 1991.

She died on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany. She was 77.

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