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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 19:41

Nina Hikari Martino (Pettigrew)

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nina Hikari Martino (Pettigrew), 53, of Saratoga Springs, passed away on Thursday, February 27 after a brief illness.

She was born on June 28, 1960 in New Haven Connecticut, the daughter of John and kazuko Uchida Pettigrew. 

She graduated from Saratoga Springs High school, attended sessions at Juilliard pre-college and took classes at Skidmore College. She was a musician and an artist. Sculpting was her favorite art medium. She spent many years sculpting and assisting at the Skidmore art department.

Nina will be remembered for her infectious sense of humor, kindred spirit and big heart. She touched the lives of many children in the neighborhood bedsides her son and daughter. 

Nina had a soft spot in her heart for children, the elderly and anyone that would be considered an underdog in our society. This even included her four-legged friends that she called her little animals.

Nina was a strong Christian believer with the outer and inner beauty of an angel. She also possessed a beautiful singing voice. Today she sings with the other angels in heaven.

She was predeceased by her father John Phillips Pettigrew.

Survivors include her son John J. Martino of Saratoga Springs; her daughter, Juliet (Mikey) Martino of Saratoga Springs; her mother, Kazuko Pettigrew; her companion, John Swizersky; her sisters, Elaine Hurley, Ingrid Keys and Bethany Maglione; her nieces, Tomiko and Michelle; her nephews, Dustin and Mark; her ex-husband and friend for life John R. Martino.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 19:24

Clemens J. “Clem” Goodrich

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Clemens J. “Clem” Goodrich, 84, died at Saratoga Hospital Friday, February 28.

Clemens was born August 6, 1929 in Albany, son of the late William and Eleanor Smith Goodrich.

Clemens retired from SUNY Albany in 1988 and moved to Saratoga Springs, residing with his sister, Margaret, and brother-in-law, George Van Deusen, Sr. In recent years, he resided with his niece, Diane Parisi.

He loved living in Saratoga Springs and particularly enjoyed long walks through the city. In later years, he rode the bus downtown and sat on the benches greeting everyone who passed by. He was a member of the Saratoga Springs Senior Citizens and volunteered with their lunch program for several years. Clemens was a faithful communicant of the Church of St. Peter and enjoyed serving as an usher and assisting with weekly collections whenever necessary.

In May of 2013, Clemens chose to move to the Cambridge Guest Home and he quickly made friends with the residents and staff. He enjoyed all of the social events and sitting on the porch chatting with his “buddies”.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, William and George Goodrich, and his sisters, Margaret (Van Deusen) and Eleanor (Mackey); his brothers-in-law, Dale Mackey, Sr. and George Van Deusen, Sr.; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Goodrich; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Survivors include his beloved sister, Catherine Lee; brother-in law, James Lee and sister-in-law, Betty Lou Goodrich; his primary caregiver, Diane Parisi as well as Margaret Ditch, Eleanor Stanton, George and Matthew Van Deusen and their spouses, who assisted her in insuring that “Uncle Clem” had a full and happy life.

He is survived by many godchildren, nieces and nephews and their families, and a special friend, Paul Scannell. 

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 19:15

Margaret B. Gustafson

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Margaret B. Gustafson, 88, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, at Wesley Health Care in Saratoga Springs. 

Margaret was born on November 15, 1925 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Elmer and Hilma Johansson Ulrickson.

Margaret grew up in Connecticut, graduating from Greenwich High School.

She married the love of her life, John C. Gustafson. He preceded her on April 2, 1990.

Margaret had a great love for animals and music. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Margaret is survived by sons, John Jr. (Mischelle) and Peter A. (Cindy) Gustafson; daughters, Joan Tallman (Hilton), Karen Gustafson (Frank Barnes) and Dorothy Hughes; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband John and brother Carl Ulrickson.

Calling hours will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 6 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave (Route 9) in Saratoga Springs.

Interment following the calling hours, 1 p.m. at Memory’s Garden, 983 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Margaret to the Alzheimer’s Association at 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205.

Online condolences can be made at www.CompassionateFuneralCare.com

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:53

Jane C. Johnson

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jane C. Johnson, 86, peacefully passed away Tuesday, February 25 at home and surrounded by all of her five children. 

Jane was born June 5, 1927, in Teaneck, New Jersey, the daughter of William and Jane Strohmeyer. She was married to Pete Johnson and John Torani, both deceased.

A resident of Saratoga Springs since 1958, she was well known as a longtime employee of the Holiday Inn in its early years. She later retired from New York State. A devout Catholic, she was a communicant at St. Peter’s and St. Clement’s Churches. Jane was always active socially, including service as President of the Dominick Smaldone ITAM Ladies Auxiliary, President of the Principessa Elena Ladies Society and later as a dedicated Red Hatter. Never a wallflower, Jane always enjoyed engaging with her many friends and loving family. She was the family historian, the hub of social activities and was known by all for her spontaneity and spunk.

Survivors include her five children, Dennis Johnson and his companion, Sandy Gehring, of Saratoga Springs, Brian Johnson and his wife, Pamela, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Keith Johnson and his wife, Marilyn, of Weston, Massachusetts., Scott Johnson and his wife, Julie, of Saratoga Springs and Judy Richards and her companion, Gary Dlugas, of Amsterdam; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 

She is predeceased by her sister, Virginia Stevenson, and brother, Edward Strohmeyer, and survived by her brothers, William, James and Kevin Strohmeyer of New Jersey. 

Jane’s dear friends are many, including Nancy Corsale and Doris Stahl.

Calling hours are Friday, February 28 from 4-7 p.m. at William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway (518) 584-5373.

A Mass celebrating Jane's life will be conducted on Saturday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m. in St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Avenue by Rev. Neil Draves-Arpaia.  Burial will be later in spring at Greenridge Cemetery.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.

Jane will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:35

Hattie Louise Myers

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Hattie Louise Myers, 101, passed away Sunday, February 23 at Wesley Health Care Center.

Born on February 9, 1913 in Pratt City, Alabama, she is the daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Whitlow) Bell and resided in Saratoga Springs since 1960.

An employee for 32 years with the Bulova Watch Company, she also worked for nine years as a presser with Faris Bros. Company in New York. A member of the Saratoga Springs Senior Citizens Center and AARP, she was a longtime member of Court McLaughlin 422 Catholic Daughters of the Americas and a devoted communicant of the Church of St. Peter on Broadway.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by one son, Ruppert LeRoy Fox, Jr.; two sisters, Rena Mae Emerson and Minnie Delle Norwood; a brother, Louis J. Bell and her husband, Thomas Myers.

Survivors include one brother, Thomas H. Bell of New Jersey; four grandchildren; her nieces and nephew, including Sharon Burwell of Brooklyn, Joyce Jenkins of Marlboro, New Jersey and Alton Norwood of New York, and her close friend Julianne Ward.

Relatives and friends may call from 10-11a.m. on Friday, February  28 in the Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. in the church by the Rev. Dominic S. Ingemie, pastor. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave.

Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway (518) 584-5373.

Members of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas will assembly Friday morning at 10:45a.m. to attend her funeral Mass and memorials may be made in her name to the Church of St. Peter.

Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:18

Louise G. Landry

GREENWICH — Louise G. Landry, 79, passed away Monday, February 24 at Saratoga Hospital.

Louise was born on September 17, 1934 in Reading, Pennyslvania, the daughter of the late Charles L. and Ruth Miller Gordon of Reading.

Following her graduation from Reading High School, Louise attended Albright College and was co-founder of The Hassler Home in Reading when she was married to Dr. Ralph Hassler.

Louise later operated the Bohemia House B&B in Chesapeake City, Maryland with her present husband of 41 years, Harry L. Landry. Louise was a loving, giving wife and mother and a woman of uncommon strength and serenity. Her warmth and generosity was felt by all that came to know her.

Survivors include her husband Harry “Chip” Landry; 10children, Gordon Landry of Chesapeake City, Virginia, Emma Tygert of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Gavin Landry of Brooklyn, Bianca Landry of Elkton, Maryland, Treva Weaver of Westerville, Ohio, Richard Landry of Greenwich, Tory Landry of Menands, Johanna Landry of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jesse and Melissa Landry, both of Schuylerville; her sister, Susan Schmehl; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

As a Board Member of the Hudson Crossing Park, Louise was very active in the creation of the foundation and ongoing development of the park. In this regard, the family would appreciate that donations be made in her honor, in lieu of flowers. Information about the park may be found at www.hudsoncrossingpark.org. Donations to the Hudson Crossing Park, a 501 (C) (3) charity, can be sent to Hudson Crossing Park, P.O. Box 144, Schuylerville, NY 12871.

Relatives and friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 27 at William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-5373.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hain’s Church Cemetery, Wernersville, Pennsylvania with a celebration service to follow at Heidelburg Country Club, Bernville, Pennsylvania.

Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 14:29

Elizabeth Isabelle (Main) Chandler

REXFORD — Elizabeth Isabelle (Main) Chandler of Rexford, 94, formerly of Framingham Center and Wayland, Massachusetts, passed away on February 23.

Born on February 14, 1920 in Norwich, Connecticut, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Oscar and Nettie Karoli Main.

She was a graduate of Connecticut College, class of 1941, and New London (Connecticut) Business College in 1942. She worked at Wellesley College for several years, retiring in 1982 as Associate Director of Admission.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, A. Minot Chandler, Jr. and a sister, Barbara Noyes of Groton Long Point, Connecticut.

Elizabeth is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth M. (William) Sutton of Saratoga Springs and Barbara K. Chandler of Boston.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 28 in the Coburg Village Chapel, Coburg Village Way, Rexford, NY 12148.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in her name to Double H Ranch which provides programs for children and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses, 97 Hidden Valley Rd., Lake Luzerne, NY, 12846, or the charity of their choice. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-5373.

Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com. 

Monday, 24 February 2014 12:43

Michael R. Gulli

GANSEVOORT — Michael R. Gulli, 21, passed away peacefully into God’s hands after a long courageous battle with cancer on February 20, surrounded by his loving family. 

Michael was born September 23, 1992 in Niskayuna and was raised in Gansevoort. He was a graduate of Schuylerville High School and a communicant of St. Clements Church.

Michael especially enjoyed his time at the Double H Ranch where he met so many great people who touched his life, and he touched theirs. He later made many new friends at HOPE Club, where his life was enriched by so many wonderful people whom he could relate to.

Michael was an avid Yankees fan, along with his grandfather. They enjoyed their trips to Yankee Stadium.  Michael never missed a game on TV and enjoyed “rivaling” with Red Sox fans. He enjoyed his Sunday football days out watching the games with his close friends.

Michael enjoyed his family trips regardless where the destination was. He always found a way to make the most out of life and his experiences. He cherished his family parties and spending time with his cousins and great-cousins, whom he loved with all his heart.

Michael is the son of his beloved parent’s, Michael and Janice Marchese Gulli; his beloved sister, Cassie Gulli; and loved by his dog, Doc. He is the cherished grandson of Joseph and Loretto Marchese of Clifton Park, Audrey Reed of Wynantskill, step-grandmother Patricia Gulli of Troy and the late Nicholas Gulli. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, great-cousins and many friends.

Michael’s family would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Mary Ann Hathaway and Ms. Beth Roberts for the love, caring and support that helped to guide Michael to success during his school years and after. Thank you to the camp counselors, staff and supporters of the Double H Ranch, who continually provided a place where he loved and wanted to be. They provided the strength and hope he needed to continue to fight and go on. To the Golub Corp., especially the Golub family and their staff who supported Michael during his difficult times. To the doctors, nurses and staff at Albany Medical Center, the support and love everyone provided to Michael and his family, truly helped us throughout this journey. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Joanne Porter and Dr. Hilton Hosannah, for giving Michael and his family more time to enjoy his life.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, February 24at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway (518) 584-5373.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 25 in St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave.

Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Rd, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846; Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208; HOPE Club, One Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110 or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

Monday, 24 February 2014 12:35

Susan A. Cherry

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Susan A. Cherry, 63, passed away at Saratoga Hospital Monday, February 17 with her loving son and brother by her side.

Born August 28, 1950, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Rena (Colomb) Drake. 

Susan was retired from Verizon, where she worked as a customer relations representative, and worked part time as an assigner for a local communication company in retirement. Susan's recreational activities included boating, swimming and visiting her favorite casinos.  

Susan was predeceased by her beloved husband of 27 years, Malcolm Cherry.  

Survivors include her son, Christopher Drake of Saratoga Springs; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Virginia Drake of Oneida; two stepsons, Gregory and Wayne Cherry of Saratoga Springs, two nephews, two nieces and several cousins.  

At Susan’s request, there will be no calling hours and burial at Greenridge Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rodney Ying, Pulmonary Medicine, and the nurses of the Intensive Care Unit at Saratoga Hospital for the care and compassion they displayed during Susan’s stay in the hospital.  

Donations can be made to Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The 2013-14 Annual Campaign is raising money for a new Intensive Care Unit.

Arrangements are under the direction of William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funerral Homes, 628N. Broadway, Saratoga springs, 584-5373.

Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

Monday, 17 February 2014 15:32

Janet L. Gallup

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Janet L. Gallup, 73, passed away Sunday, February 16 at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness.

Born on May 13, 1940 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Laura E. (Lee) Morgan.

Janet was a loving and caring person, especially when it came to her family. She enjoyed cooking, playing the piano and painting. Camping was one of her favorite things to do as well as spending time at the ocean. She also was a true lover of any and all animals.

In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by her husband Raymond E. Gallup who passed away in 2001 and her sister, Charlotte Morgan.

Survivors include her children, Tammy (Renald) Gagnon and Bonnie Gallup, both of Saratoga Springs, Bradley (Cindy) Gallup of Bolivia, North Carolina and Robert (Donna) Gallup, also of Saratoga Springs; eight grandchildren Bradley Goode, Ryan Goode, Renee Mendez, Chris Gallup, Madison Gallup, Ava Gallup, Molly Gagnon, Nicholas Gagnon; six great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-5373.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 20 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at noon at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road in Schuylerville.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 1717 Central Ave., Suite 105, Albany, NY 12205.

Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.

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