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REIDSVILLE — Ann M. Ryan was a kind-hearted, generous woman who made everyone who came to her home feel welcome, said her daughter, Victoria Bastian. “She welcomed them with open arms,” Ms. Bastian said.

Mrs. Ryan died on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. She was 93. 

RENSSELAERVILLE — Anna Kuhar, a founding member of the Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Company Battalion, died on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. She was 91.

She died at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, surrounded by those who loved her.

GUILDERLAND — George Thomas “Tom” Miller had a big heart and served as a mentor to many young people, said his wife, Deborah Pardee. He died on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, while skiing at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort in Flagstaff. He was 73. 

SHELTON, Conn. — Jean Rowlands O’Neill Hunter, who spent myriad summers at Warners Lake in East Berne and was by many measures a “very impressive woman,” according to her daughter, Deborah O’Neill, died on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. She was 92. 

Sandra ‘Sandy’ (née Martin) Boyden-O’Neil, a mother who also worked as a school teacher and office manager, enjoyed quiet pastimes like needlework and raising orchids but also liked watching cars race at Watkins Glen.

She died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. She was 75.

Lorrie Salvagni Kenyon died on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, after a courageous, selfless battle against glioblastoma. She was 49.

She fought a difficult disease with optimism and faith. 

She was born on Sept. 6, 1970, and grew up in Albany. 

GALLUPVILLE — Lloyd C. Wellman, a World War II veteran awarded for his humanitarian service, died Monday evening, Dec. 23, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany after declining health. He was 93.

ALTAMONT — Greta Radley was a kind woman who always wore a smile; she was the type of person, her daughter Bonnie said, who “could hold her own in a conversation, whether it was telling tales of her life growing up or talking about the goings-on of the day.”

She died on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. She was 92.

ALTAMONT — George Willard Heath, also known as “Poppy,” was a loving father, cherished grandfather, and beloved great-grandfather. He died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. He was 77.

GUILDERLAND — Stanley Gemlick, a Guilderland native and decorated World War II veteran, died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. He was 101.

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