QUEENSBURY — Richard Horwitz, 81, of Queensbury passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.
Born in Albany, on Aug. 5, 1938, he was a son of the late Charles and Reina (Frankfort) Horwitz.
Dick attended Cornell University and was a graduate of University at Albany where he was a member of the basketball team.
For several years, Dick taught social studies at Scotia-Glenville High School and Broadalbin High School.
On Nov. 2, 1974, he married Sandra Doty and enjoyed 45 years of loving marriage where they traveled extensively throughout Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.
In 1971, Dick was employed by New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) as a laborer relations specialist where he built many lasting friendships. He enjoyed 25 years of service before his retirement. After retirement, Dick worked for many years as a private educational consultant.
Dick will be remembered for his sense of humor and “bad puns” that have worn off on his son and grandson and for his Christmas spaghetti sauce. He enjoyed golf, photography, and had an appreciation for the arts and music.
He served on the board and was past president of the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls.
In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Crystal Horwitz; a nephew, Teddy Horwitz and several aunts and uncles.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Doty) Horwitz; his two daughters, Ann Cox and Stacey Horwitz; his son, Marc (Lisa) Horwitz; his grandchildren, Zachary and Emma; his aunt, Anne Barron; his sister-in-law, Sharon (Dale) VanDerMark; his nieces, Melanie Mason, Reina Selby and Anya Lyons; his nephew, Matthew VanDerMark; several cousins; and his furry companion, Leo.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury followed by a celebration of life at 4 p.m. Please share your favorite stories during the service and wear red, Dick’s favorite color.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Chapman Historical Museum, 348 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.
WARRENSBURG — We are mourning the tragic loss of Douglas M., 75, and Gail S. (Davis) Strodel, 72, who both died early in the morning of Dec. 31, 2019 at their home in Warrensburg.
Doug was born Sept. 17, 1944 in Syracuse. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1971, inventing the Strodel Loader in 1968. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Gail was born Aug. 28, 1947, also in Syracuse. They lived in their house in Warrensburg since 1976. Both were very well known in the community through D&G Hardware and D&G Coins. Doug also served as a part time Warren County Sheriff’s deputy and Warren County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol. Doug served on the Warrensburg Town Planning Board in the 1990’s and ran as a candidate for the post of town supervisor and later for Sheriff in 1999. Both Doug and Gail had a passion for animals, having pets including horses, ducks, geese, dogs, and cats over the years. When not working or spending time with their pets, they could also be found working in their bountiful garden which also attributed to Gail’s enjoyment of baking and cooking. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, having married in Cicero, in September of 1969.
Doug was predeceased by his parents, Elsa Neidhardt Sandness and Jacob Strodel; and two sisters, Marlene (Pauls) Grosso-Corso and Georgia (Pauls) Leonard. He is survived by sisters, Sandra (Strodel) Johnston and Jean Marie Caglia; brothers, Karl Strodel and Mike Pauls. Gail was predeceased by parents, Solomon Davis and Lillian (Fineman) Davis. She is survived by brothers, Stuart Davis and Fred Davis; and sister, Rhonda Brenner.
Both are survived by nephews, Jeffrey Davis (Heidi Miller) Davis;, Seth Brenner, Brian Davis and his partner Lance Blevins, Rachael Davis, Shana (Davis) Feissner (Robert) Feissner, Melissa Davis; grandnephews, Alexander, Tyler, Dylan, and Zachary Davis, Collin, and Logan Feissner; great-grandniece, Karen Mitchell, Camie (Strodel) Sellin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Alexander Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be held in Syracuse at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company.
GLENS FALLS — Frederick Jay Stone, 64, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on July 17, 1955 in Glens Falls, he was the son of Frederick Gerald Stone and Verna Crosby.
He graduated from Potsdam Central High School 1972, then attended SUNY Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, and earned his Associate of Arts degree in Social Sciences and Humanities.
On Sept. 14, 1981, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Meyerkord until he was honorably discharged in August of 1984.
Fred worked as the food recovery coordinator for Community Action in Warren and Hamilton Counties from 1994 until 2017.
He loved traveling, especially Kings Canyon, Sequoia National Park, Death Valley and Grand Canyon National Park. Fred was also a cabinetmaker, and he enjoyed hiking, camping and fishing.
He will always be remembered as a Park Street Tavern gold star member!
He was predeceased by his mother, Verna Crosby, as well as his father and stepmother, Frederick and Maureen Stone, and his grandparents, Ercelle and Geraldine Stone and Leona Crosby.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Robin Jenkins of Queensbury and Kathy Stone of Washington; brothers, Dennis Stone of Washington, Jeff Rose (Lee) and daughter, Victoria, of Vermont, and Raymond Rose (Julie) of New Hampshire; his uncle, Henry Stone of Fort Ann; nieces, Kyla Lean of Montana, Ashley Sullivan of Washington and Morgan Jenkins of Queensbury; also, Donald the cat.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury.
At 5:30 p.m., friends and family are invited to share memories of Fred at the funeral home.
A celebration of Fred’s life will continue at Park St. Tavern following the services.
The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Glens Falls Hospital Oncology doctors and staff for their care and support.
In loving memory of Fred, contributions may be made to C. R. Wood Cancer, 102 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.
GLOVERSVILLE — Sandra Ann Tennant, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born on May 27, 1945, she was the daughter of Edward Taylor and Audrey M. Pikul.
Sandra earned her GED through Lake George Central School, and then attended classes at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury, where she earned an associate degree.
She proudly served as the manager of housekeeping for the Fort William Henry in Lake George, where she worked for many, many years.
On April 4, 1987, Sandra married John Tennant in Lake George.
Above everything else, she loved Mia, her furry baby, visits from family and friends, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed puzzle books, having coffee, telling stories, and Sunday dinners with Scott, her son and Nancy, his late fiancé.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her grandson, Justin Westcott in 2009.
Those left to cherish and nurture her memory are her husband, John Tennant; her children, Scott Westcott, Todd Westcott, Robin Westcott, and her fiancé Skip Harris, and Teal Healy and her husband, Tree, and Michael Bellinger; her grandchildren, Stephen Westcott, and his wife Liz Westcott, Meghan Jennings, Audrey Westcott, Audreyonia Moss, Kevin Jennings, Ana Card and her husband Sean, Kasandra Westcott, Kayla Westcott and Camaya and Michael Santerre; her great-grandchildren, Brayden Schermerhorn, Kayleighonia (Skeeter) Petteys, Alexis Middleton, Isiah Westcott, Alexander (Scout) Santerre, Charlee Card; her brothers, David Taylor, Robert Taylor and John Taylor; she will also be dearly missed by Mia.
Calling hours will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury.
A funeral service will immediately follow at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Flossie Gage-Bates officiating.
There will be a gathering at Gram’s apartment, 60A Broad St., Glens Falls, following the services. All are welcome.
The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all at High Peaks Hospice for their kindness, compassion and attentiveness.
GLENS FALLS — Loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Joy Lamos, 81, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 14, 2020 at the Wesley Healthcare Center.
Joy was born in her family’s home on Evert’s Avenue in Glens Falls, on Feb. 11th, 1938 to Dorothy Barrows Smith and Ralph Smith. She graduated from Glens Falls High School and Albany Medical Nursing School and worked as a nurse at Albany Medical Hospital where her favorite role was caring for the babies in the nursery. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church from her youth. It was at the Ridge Road Wesleyan Church, where she met a widower with six children, Leon Lamos, who she later married and with whom she had two children of her own.
She worked as a nurse at the former Glens Falls Home on Warren Street and then, after Leon’s passing, was a nurse at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, Maryland. Later in life, she again married a widower, Douglas Lamos and loved to recount all the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren combined from each of their previous marriages. In spite of the size of her blended family with her own children, 10 stepchildren she always treated as her own, and countless grandchildren, she never forgot a birthday, which frequently meant receiving a couple dozen of your favorite home-made cookies, and never failed to pray for them all each day.
She continued to be active in the Brooksville Wesleyan Church in Brooksville, Florida when she and Doug became snowbirds, Durkeetown Baptist Church in Fort Edward, and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Gideon’s. She would always have a New Testament handy to give out to anyone who would accept one.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husbands, and her brother, Paul Smith. She is survived by sisters Marjorie Ladd of Granville, and Jewel (Rob Roy) MacGregor of Ailey, Georgia, daughter Linda (Kevin) Flanagan of Albany, and their daughters Emily, Cassandra and Hannah Flanagan, son Brian (Michele) Lamos of Queensbury, and his stepson Richard Wilkins, and loving stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury, with a brief memorial service at 6:30 p.m.
A spring interment in Long Lake, will be scheduled for a future time.
Memorial donations can be made to the Gideon’s International.