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ALBANY – Mary Beth Jordan age 85, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 surrounded by her loving children and their spouses. Mary Beth was born in Albany, New York to Paul and Mabel Somerville. She is survived by her beloved children Charlie and his wife Kathy of Medfield, MA and Paula Pierro and her husband Lou of Loudonville, NY. Her cherished grandchildren Kevin, Katherine and Connor Jordan and Victoria, Jordan and Cameron Pierro. Her treasured siblings, Retired Colonel Paul Somerville and his wife Carol of Woodbridge VA and Sister Jane Somerville RSM of Albany NY. In addition to several nieces and nephews and dear friends.
ALBANY – Virginia Rose (Belmont) Myers, 92, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Albany County Nursing Home after a brief illness.
Born in Walton, NY and a graduate of Walton High School she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Angeline (Cicale) Belmont. After graduation she moved to the Albany area and worked for the Albany City School District for many years and later retired from the Albany County Dept. of Aging. Virginia was a communicant of the former St. James Church, a member of the Albany Polish Club and the Columbiettes Council 173.
ALBANY- Olga A. Gorgen, 96, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home in Albany.
Born June 21, 1921 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Katarzyna (Kielbasa) Wojnar. Olga graduated from Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam.
MENANDS- Sister Elizabeth Ann Baldino, DC died April 6, 2018 at St. Louise Residence in Menands. She was 101 years of age, 81 years vocation as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, on February 27, 1917, Sister Elizabeth Ann, nee Euphemia, was the second of three children born to Dominic and Rosina Baldino. At age 14 her father had come to the USA from Naples, Italy. Their children were Phyllis, Euphemia, and Dominic; Rose died giving birth to Dominic.The girls, age 4 and 2, were raised at the Gonzaga Home by the Daughters of Charity while their baby brother was raised by an aunt.Six years later their father was killed in a gas explosion.
ALBANY- Mary (Wallingford) Vanderwarker, 85, passed away surrounded by family Wednesday, April 04, 2018 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Mary was born on December 23, 1932, to Dr. Arthur Wallingford and Ann Downey of Green Island of Irish and English descent. The oldest of four, Mary attended the Kenwood School and was a smart, independent thinker, and a natural leader. Growing up on Marion Avenue in Albany, with her siblings Margaret, Arthur and David, she was known to question the status quo, sneak out of windows at night and enjoy her slightly rebellious teen years with her many friends and admirers. But she was also a devoted student and daughter and made time to babysit her baby brother David. She loved reading and poetry (Emily Dickinson was her favorite), music (piano) and sports, especially field hockey, and was an excellent swimmer and skier. At 5ft 2” she was a deceptively tough, tenacious, and natural athlete. She enjoyed summers water skiing, boating, and going to the track and Brown’s Beach with her siblings and friends at their “camp” on Saratoga Lake.
ALBANY- James V. Fox, 73, passed away peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospice on Monday, April 2, 2018 after a brave battle with cancer.
Jim was born in Queens, NY on September 19, 1944 to Frank and Eleanor Fox. Nicknamed by his family as “rebel”, Jim lived a full life. After graduating Brooklyn Tech High School, Jim went on to a long successful career with New York State. He worked for the Public Service Commission as chief electrical inspector, the Office of General Services as an assistant mechanical construction engineer, and finally for the State Education Department as a building supervisor.
DELMAR- Patricia Carroll Curry Burdick passed away on April 2, 2018. She was the daughter of Edward Peter Curry and Rosalie Marie Nally Curry.
After Pat’s father’s passing, she and her mother moved to Albany, NY. Pat graduated from Academy of the Holy Names and Marymount College (‘51) in Tarrytown, NY. After college, Pat worked at the Albany VA Hospital.
Pat and Frederick C. Burdick were married April 7, 1958. They have four children: Mary Patricia (Remmel), Peter Blake Burdick, Melissa Carroll (Tim Gilson) and Thomas Curry Burdick (Ann Hoch).
ALBANY- Veronica “Ronnie” A. Sgroi, 87, suddenly entered Eternal life Monday, March 26, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Born and educated in Albany, she was daughter of the late William and Veronica (Fox) Keenan. Ronnie was manager of Tour Mates Travel Agency in Kingston; a business she and and her husband owned for 30 years. She was a Communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Kingston and most recently, Our Lady of the Assumption in Latham.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Salvatore Sgroi and her siblings William Keenan, Bette Kindlon and Joan Flynn. She is survived by her loving children Kathleen Magid, Robert (Wynitia) Sgroi, Michele (Anthony) DiPiazza, Salvatore (Denise) Sgroi, Rosemary (Jeffrey) Levy, Patricia (Dominick) Trimarchi, William (Carol) Sgroi, Mary Jo (Leonard) Mazur, and Laurie (Kevin) Maxwell; also survived by 25 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.