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MENANDS- Sister Diane Louttit, DC died September 13, 2018 at St. Louise Residence in Menands. She was 72 years of age and 45 years vocation as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent dePaul.
She died accompanied by her family and her Sister Companions as she peacefully went to meet her Lord. Born April 23, 1946 she was the second of two children born to Charles Louttit and Geraldine Marie Fudge. Her parents and her sister, Mary Ann Mauriello all predeceased Sister Diane and welcomed her as she joyfully joined them in peace and happiness.
GLENMONT – Helen C. “Nan” (McNally) VanAmburgh, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the age of 80.
Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Coons) McNally. Nan was affectionately known as “Princess” and “Sassy Old Lady”.She was the backbone and pillar of the family who enjoyed spending time with them, her friends and beloved dogs Tigger and Burke.She also enjoyed summers at Alpine Lake sitting on her swing and vacations at the ocean.
Nan was an amazing, caring woman who unselfishly put others before herself.
ALBANY-Kathleen M. (Dvorak) Murphy, 91, died Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center.
Born in New York City she was the daughter of the late Miroslav and Mary T. (Bird) Dvorak. She lived most of her life in Albany and was a graduate of Albany High School and the former Albany Business School. Mrs. Murphy was a Communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish (formerly St. James Church).
ALBANY- Mary Lorraine Kozielski, 84, died on August 25, 2018 at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mary was born in Albany, to John W. and Irene A. Kruse. She was a 1952 graduate of Cathedral Academy. Mrs. Kozielski worked as an Insurance Rater for the American Surety Insurance Company, the National Union Insurance Company and E.V. Mullenneaux. She retired in 1996 and was a communicant of the former St. Teresa of Avila Church.
ALBANY – Kenneth Marriott, 93, formerly of Delmar, NY, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on August 23, 2018. Born September 7, 1924, to parents who emigrated from Leeds, England, Ken grew up in Plattsburg, NY. The oldest of three (younger sisters Irene and Joyce), he had an active childhood enjoying Lake Champlain and working at a friend’s candy store.
In 1943, the draft cancelled his plans to attend Plattsburgh State Teacher's College. Stationed in England, he was a navigator for the Army Air Corps, directing B17 planes during bombing raids of German factories. He was proud of his military service. Discharged as a First Lieutenant in October 1945, he then enrolled at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on the “GI Bill.” He graduated with a degree in engineering and soon after (1950) got a job working for the NYS Dept. of Transportation in the Bridge Office. He stayed with the DOT, where he was a well-respected civil engineer until his retirement in 1986. Ken was fortunate enough to remain close friends with those from work, even up until his death.
SLINGERLANDS- William Lee Kneissl, 82, died at home Wednesday, August 22, 2018 after having a full and love filled life. Born to William S. and Alice T. (Coghlan) Kneissl, he grew up in northern New Jersey. His career in the banking business started while in college and lasted 42 years. He moved to Albany in 1966, and retired in 1998 as the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Troy Savings Bank.
Active in Rotary for 41 years, a member of many professional organizations over his business career, Bill enjoyed teaching accounting for the AIB and his work with Concerns U and Catholic Charities which was most rewarding. Work wise overseeing the complete restoration of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall rank high on his list as also the many wonderful people he met while living in Port Charlotte Florida and being a member of St. Max’s Church family.
In lieu of flowers those who wish may send memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Church 33 Walter St. Albany, NY 12204.
ALBANY- Mary R. (D’Amico) Casey, 85, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 surrounded by her family at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Restifo) D’Amico. She graduated from Albany High School class of 1950 and later was the cheer-leading coach at St. Joseph’s Academy. Mary was the beloved wife of Thomas P. Casey, Jr. who predeceased her in 2005.
While her children were in school, she was an active member of St. Teresa of Avila PTA, a Girl Scout leader, and member of the National Little League Women’s Auxiliary. Mary was a member of the Knight’s of Columbus Columbiettes Council 173. She was also a long time Communicant of St. Teresa of Avila Church and the Parish of Mater Christi.