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DELMAR- Our precious angel, Matthew “Matty” Peter Crudo, born on March 19, 2015, the beloved son of Matthew and Tracy Crudo went to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 26, 2019.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his devoted big sister Isabella; grandparents Peter and Julie Bukowski, Nicholas and Christine Crudo; great-grandmother Dolores Agneta; aunts and uncles David Crudo (Tina), Peter Bukowski (Tricia), Shawn Bukowski (Elizabeth), Godfather Brett Bukowski and aunt Alyssa Bukowski; Godmother Barbara Agneta; cousins Nicholas, Maeve, Addison, Michael, Easton; numerous great aunts, great uncles, other family and friends who loved Matty very much.
GUILDERLAND - Patricia Ann (Toolan) Donohue passed away peacefully at home on January 23, 2019 surrounded by loving family members.Her passing marked the conclusion of a rich life, highlighted by her deep faith and love for family.
Patricia, known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Albany, NY to her Irish immigrant parents Winifred Comer Toolan and Martin Toolan. She is pre-deceased by her siblings Anna, Mary (Mullen), Joan (Forster), and James, and is survived by her sister Sally (Bradley) of Troy.
She was a 1953 graduate of the Vincentian Institute. Following high school, Pat enrolled in the St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing, where she earned a degree in nursing.Upon graduation, Pat became engaged to her high school sweetheart, Joseph J. Donohue. She and Joe married in 1958, and embarked on what was to be a joyous, 60-year marriage. Pat and Joe celebrated that milestone anniversary in June 2018, surrounded by family.
ALBANY- Thomas J. Behan, Jr, 83, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family at his side on January 19, 2019.
The son of the late Thomas J. and Margaret (Willigan) Behan, Sr., Tom was the husband of the late Mary (Amedio) Behan, father of Thomas (Anne) Behan, III, Kathleen (Charles) Border, Edward (Carolyn) Behan, and Maureen (James) Motler. Papa was loved and will be missed by his nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, and good friends.He was predeceased by his sisters, Helen (late William) Burke, Margaret (late Erwin) Betzwieser, and Mary (late Angelo) Fratianni.
RENSSELAER - Cesar Martinez, Jr., 55, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2019 at Albany Memorial Hospital.
Cesar is survived by his wife Flora; children Sarah Marie Martinez and Xavier Romeo Luis Martinez; his siblings Evelyn Moralas, Alfredo (Mercedes Montalvo-Guzman) Guzman, Felix (Evelyn Santos) Martinez, Ramonita (Frank) Alvarado and Belkis Martinez; grandson Xavier Joseph Rodriguez; step-brother Yemar Toro as well as his in-laws Gilberto, Melinda, Gilberto Jr., Lori, Kathleen and Pamela; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Cesar Martinez Sr. and Margarita Guerra and his brother William Matos.
ALBANY- Anne S. Hogan, 79, passed away peacefully on Friday January 18, 2019 at the Hudson Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.
Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Madeline (Petrini) Solman.
She is survived by her husband, George E. Hogan, and son Gregory D. Hogan of Albany, daughter, Lynne Young of Freehold, sister-in-law Gay Solman of Bend, OR, sister Kathleen Kaplik of Boston, MA, a grandson and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother John C. Solman and a grandson.
ALBANY – Patricia D. Murphy Cazasta, 89, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019 at her home.She was born in Albany and was the last surviving of twelve children to Francis P. Murphy and Kathleen McNamara Murphy.Mrs. Cazasta was the widow of Edward Cazasta who passed away in 1985. Later she was the loving companion for more than 20 years to Charles Magee who passed away in 2011.
Patricia spent her career in the insurance business. She earned her NYS Brokers License in 1975 and worked at David Williamson Insurance, Inc., until her retirement in 1993. She loved reading and doing her daily Sudoku puzzles.But, in her own words, what brought her the most joy in life was her children. She was a loving and devoted mother. She was also proud of her Irish heritage and was fortunate enough to be able to enjoy two amazing trips to Ireland.
GLENMONT- Gertrude “Trudy” Adair, 93 of Glenmont passed away peacefully on January 12, 2019 at the Bethlehem Commons at Good Samaritian Village in Bethlehem.
She was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Stang) Weisheit Sr. Trudy was a graduate of Albany High School and Pratt Institute in New York City. She began working at her parent’s grocery store and then at John G. Myers department store. She then spent 35 years at New York Telephone in a management position, from which she retired.
LATHAM- Janice E. Mahar 77, passed away peacefully, Sunday January 13, 2019 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital.Born and educated in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Ethel Mae (Hurlbut) Bilisle.
At one time, she worked for many years at Kolber’s Farm Stand in Albany, she then went to work as a cashier for the Albany Parking Authority, retiring in 2009 after 17 years of service.