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DELMAR – Thomas Ward Jeram, 83, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 in the comfort of his home.
Born in Albany to Frederick and Marguerite Trombly Jeram, he was raised in Delmar, graduated from Bethlehem Central High School, Siena College and Albany Law School.Mr. Jeram was a practicing attorney with D’Agostino, Hoblock, Flannery and Jeram. He was a member of the New York State Bar Association and served as Past President and Treasurer of the Albany County Bar Association.He was a member of the National Guard for 10 years the attorney for the Selkirk Fire Department for many years. He was a lifelong communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
ALBANY– Mark W. Young, 64, passed away unexpectedly November 5, 2018. Born in Albany, he was the son of Mary Caminiti Young and the late William Young.
Mark graduated from Shaker High School, Hudson Valley Community College and Paul Smith’s College from where he received a bachelor’s degree in hotel management.
Mark was an insurance agent and built the largest Nationwide Agency in the Albany area during the late 1980’s and into the mid 1990’s. For the past 15 years, he owned and operated a successful truck/car rental and self-storage company.
ALBANY- Anthony Cesario, 41, died suddenly Oct 26, 2018. Survived by his mother Janet, his sister Irena, nieces and nephews Shyaira, Resean, Nylah and Priest.
Anthony was a very hard worker and community volunteer. He was an artist and amateur boxer who donated his time and talent to support children’s sporting events.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a calling hour Wed, Oct 31 from 3-4 pm in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave. Albany.
MENANDS-Sister Kathleen Burke, Daughter of Charity, died Friday, October 26, 2018 at St. Louise House. She died accompanied by her loving Sister companions and friends as she peacefully went to meet her Lord. Sister was 75 years of age and 57 years vocation.
TROY- Dena Ann Gardeneer, 82, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Diamond Hill Nursing Home.
Born and educated in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Dena Betts Gardeneer. Dena worked in housekeeping at Albany Medical Center. She was a great lover of animals and enjoyed many types of crafts, especially embroidery.
ALBANY-Mary Domenica Russo, 64, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 following a courageous six-year battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Albany, to the late Angelo and Catherine Russo and was a graduate of the former Vincentian Institute. Mary enjoyed a career of more than 30 years with the Albany County Department of Mental Health, retiring in 2009. She was also employed for over twenty years at Sam’s Restaurant.
SELKIRK-John J. Zupan, 92, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018 after a brief illness.
Born in Rochester, NY and educated in Ravena, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Anna (Murgic) Zupan. John worked with his father and brother at Zupan’s Lumber and Logging in Selkirk for more than 60 years.
He was an avid gardener and a diehard fan of the NY Yankees. As a younger man he enjoyed darts and horseshoes. John was handy with all kinds of machinery, could fix anything, and excelled at woodworking. He enjoyed his daily “breakfast with the boys” at the Silver Spoon Café in Ravena for many years.
John, like his father, lived a simple life; a no frills kind of guy. “He is a simple man.”
SELKIRK- Jay F. Woolford, 50, passed away suddenly Friday, October 12, 2018.
Jay was born in Albany, the son of William Woolford and the late Sharon Sagendorph Woolford. He graduated from Bethlehem Central High School and was a US Air Force Veteran. Jay was a member of IUEC, Local 35 for 30 years, later becoming business manager.He was devoted to his Local and International Union brothers and sisters.