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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.

ALBANY — Walter L. Flewelling, a veteran of the United States Army Berlin Command, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at age 73.

He was born in Poughkeepsie on Jan. 3, 1946, a son of Marian and Gerald Flewelling. He moved to Delmar in 1957.

WRIGHT — Gerald Carl “Bud” Cross was a family man who served his community in many ways — as a volunteer firefighter, as a town councilman, as a scoutmaster, and as a trustee in his church.

EAST BERNE — Katherine H. Thompson, a mother who enjoyed helping both the young and old, died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at home. She was 84.

ALTAMONT — Jacqueline R. “Jackie” Warner was a woman of constancy.

BERNE — Ray M. Porter, a sportsman and devoted caretaker who lived in Berne, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. He was 66. 

WESTERLO — Donald A. Lyon was “a very humble and selfless person who would identify a need in the Hilltowns and connect that need to people who had a burden to fill that need,” said his son, David Lyon. 

EAST BERNE — Eileen F. Sweeney, who worked with Berne doctors for many years, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at the Shaker Place (Albany County Nursing Home). She was 94.

The daughter of the late Daniel and Frances (née King) Day, she was the devoted wife of over 54 years, to the late Leonard Sweeney.

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