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DeVoss, Walter J. Jr. “Buddy”

April 30, 2018

SLINGERLANDS- Walter J. “Buddy” DeVoss, Jr., 62, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born in Albany, he was the son of Walter J. DeVoss, Sr. and the late Jayne (DeBella) DeVoss. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Elizabeth DeVoss and his beloved Lori Brock.

Buddy was a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School and was currently employed at CDTA. He was an avid Giants fan and music enthusiast. Buddy especially enjoyed attending his grandson’s sporting events. He will be remembered by his friends and family for his loving and caring personality and his great sense of humor.

Samuel, Saleem A.

April 26, 2018

ALBANY- Saleem A. Samuel, 74, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 26, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of Saira (Mall) Samuel; loving father of Iram (Liaqat) Masih, Kiren (Michael) Cormier, Shazia (Al-Nawaz) Jivani, Nadia (William) McGovern and Waseem (Jessica) Samuel; cherished grandfather of Alexander, Azhar, Afnan, Anisah, Isabelle, Benjamin, Eva Marie and Audrianna.

Linehan, David J.

April 26, 2018

ALBANY- It is with great sadness that the family of David J. Linehan announces his passing, quietly at home, Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

He was born in Glens Falls, NY and was the son of John H. Linehan and Ida Kinary Linehan. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother John H. “Jack” Linehan, Jr. and sister Joan Linehan.

Dave will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 66 years, Marilyn and his children, David (Martin), Andrew (Lorraine) Stephen (Nancy), Timothy (Lisa)) and Mark. Dave will also be fondly remember by his five grandchildren Kathleen Linehan Tytka (Daniel) and Brian Linehan; Robert and, John “Jack” Linehan, and Justin Gould (Cassandra); his great granddaughter Braelyn Gould; sister-in-law Dolores Winkler (John) and several nieces and nephews.

Cerone, Shirley A.

April 21, 2018

GLENMONT – Shirley Ann Cerone, 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her home.

Born and educated in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mabel (VanAlstyne) Bailey. Shirley was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

Purello, Joseph A. “Coach”

April 21, 2018

EAST GREENBUSH- Joseph A. “Coach” Purello, 95, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Raised in Albany, he was the son of Nellie and Charles Purello. Joe graduated from Albany High School and attained undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Syracuse University, Joe was exceptionally close with his brothers, Sam and Al. Like them, he was an accomplished athlete and local sports legend. He was a four-sport standout in high school and many of his track and football records stood for over thirty years. He went on to play football at Syracuse University and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1940s.

Tuzzolo, Georgette I.

April 20, 2018

ALBANY – Georgette I. Tuzzolo, 55, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Albany, daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Ford) Koonz, she was a graduate of Albany High School.Georgette worked for many years as a nurse’s aide and then a dental assistant. She was a member of the North Albany Limericks.

Jordan, Mary Beth

April 18, 2018

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.

Gorgen, Olga A.

April 13, 2018

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.

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