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VOORHEESVILLE- E. Scott Macomber, 71, passed away at his home on November 9, 2017. Scott was born on June 14, 1946 in Palo Alto, California to Dr. W. Brandon Macomber and Catherine Guthrie Macomber. He attended The Albany Academy, Trinity College (Hartford, CT), Albany Medical College, and he did his general surgery residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. Scott returned to Albany, NY for his plastic surgery residency and in 1977 joined The Plastic Surgery Group of W.B. Macomber (later to become The Plastic Surgery Group) and was in practice until 2013.
MENANDS – Sister Ann Molesevich, D.C. 78, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Born in Shamokin, PA on July 2, 1939, Sister Ann was one of 3 children born to Ann (Ryniak) and Peter Molesevich. Sister Ann joined the Community of Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul on January 13, 1976. She was 41 years vocation as a Daughter of Charity. Sister Ann graduated from Kulpmont High School in 1956 and continued her education in the United States Navy as a civilian from 1956 to 1969 for government work in Philadelphia, PA.
ALBANY- William F. Sewell, 88, passed away Tuesday, November 07, 2017 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Robert V. and Edith (Wirsing) Sewell, and was a graduate of Vincentian Institute. Mr. Sewell retired in 1993 from the NYS Education Department after 15 years of service as a maintenance supervisor. He had previously been a masonry foreman with Smith and Tierney for over 35 years, carrying on the tradition of his family contracting business, R.P. Sewell & Sons, who built many schools and churches in the Albany area. Mr. Sewell was a dedicated Communicant of his favorite family project, St. Vincent de Paul Church.
ALBANY – John Paul Emma, 82, died Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Barnwell Nursing Home in Valatie. Born in Albany, he was son of the late Hugo and Elizabeth (Dunn) Emma. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Dawson) Emma.
LOUDONVILLE – Robert J. Decker, 75, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, November 2, 2017. Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late Henry and Marguerite (Cox) Decker and graduated from Kingston High School. Mr. Decker served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for Boardman Ltd. and later for Golub Corporation.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother William Decker. He is survived by his children Christopher Decker of Brooklyn, and Marybeth Piccini of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren Nicholas Piccini and Isabela Decker, his sister Mary Ellen Kowalski and many nieces and nephews.
TROY- Francis J. “Frank” Cambareri, 71, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Albany Medical Center.
Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Marciano) Cambareri. Frank graduated from Philip Schuyler High School and Russell Sage College evening division.
GLENMONT- Arthur H. Gammel, 94 died Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center. Born and educated in Albany he was the son of the late Addison and Edna (Wandersee) Gammel.
Art worked for Westinghouse Electric Supply for many years as a salesman and branch manager. In the early 1970’s he purchased Thorpe Electric Supply in Rensselaer.
ALBANY- Pearl Cobb-Allen, lovingly, surrounded by her daughters, Barbara and Carmen; granddaughter, Tammy Cobb, was lifted from her earthly journey, on October 17, 2017. At 83, Pearl succumbed to a courageous battle against multiple health issues. Pearlina or Miss Pearl, as she was affectionately called by some, was born in Auburn, Alabama on December 23, 1933 to Patsy Cobb (Big Mama) and Mr. Calloway. Years later, Pearl married Hershell Allen, Sr. and through this union, they produced seven children.