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Pio Venditti

Oct 23, 1933 - Nov 25, 2023

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Schenectady, NY

ROTTERDAM - Pio 'Pete' Venditti, 90, of Rotterdam, died peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Our Lady of Mercy Nursing Home after a short illness. Pete was born in Carnello, Italy on October 23, 1933, the second born son of the late Valentino and Adele (Polsinelli) Venditti. He came to the United States in 1935 and spent his youth in Schenectady's 'Goose Hill' neighborhood, attending city schools and graduating from Nott Terrace in 1952. Soon after graduating he joined the US Navy, spen...Read More

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Paul L. Monast

Jan 01, 1956 - Feb 29, 2024

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Schenectady, NY

Ballston Lake, NY. Paul L. Monast, age 68, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Ellis Hospital. Born in Troy, NY, he was the son of Walter and the late Marie (Bourassa) Monast. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Jane Monast, his children, Michael Monast and Caitlin and (Andrew) Sherwood. He is survived by two brothers, Gerry and (Sharon) Monast, William and (Patricia) Monast and three sisters, Mary and (Thomas) Spadola, Michelle Monast, Kristie Monast and Nicolle Monast. He is also survived by three Granddaughters, "Happy" Harper Sherwood, "Noonie" Nora Sherwood and Zoey Sherwood who lovingly referred to him as "Papa", as well as numerous cherished nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Paul was a wonderful man who loved spoiling his granddaughters, playing golf, mowing the lawn, watching all types of sports, going to the beach, eating out, making people laugh, snuggling on the couch and doing the right thing. He was very considerate and good at being present in all ways for family and friends—especially generous with time, money, advice, and affection. Calling hours will be held at the Catricala Funeral Home 1597 Route 9, Clifton Park on Monday March 4, 2024, from 4-7pm. A Funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday March 5, 2024, at 9am. Family and friends are also invited to share on-line condolences and memories at CatricalaFuneralHome.com

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Kevin W. Greene, Sr.

Dec 03, 1952 - Feb 29, 2024

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Schenectady, NY

SCHENECTADY – Kevin W. Greene, Sr., 71, of Schenectady, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at his residence. Born in Albany, Kevin was the son of the late Daniel and Emma Long Greene and the younger brother to the late Donald F. Greene. Growing up, he attended Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy and spent time working in his father’s print shop; a hobby that turned into a job for 36 years during his time with Boyd Printing. After the closing of Boyd, Kevin took on the next journey of his career as a driver for DNT Express, where he had the joy of talking with and caring for his customers and their mutual appreciation for wine until his retirement in 2016. Throughout “Dirk’s” life, he enjoyed all sports and anything with a motor; motorcycles, classic cars, boats, and power tools. One of Kevin’s most loved places to spend his time was at his camp on Burden Lake, where many can share their fondest memories with him. In retirement, he spent his time traveling with his late partner, Diane Hovey, on trips up to Nantucket. Most recently, he could be found cooking and tending to his plants, all while a soundtrack of classic rock was playing in the background. Kevin had an avid love for Vino - both the red wine and his feline best friend. Big Kev loved his title of Dad more than anything. He never missed the opportunity to share how proud he was of his kids and could always be found cheering them on whether it was for sports, school, or work. He also cherished his newest title of Grandpa, given to him by his sweet little monkey, Avery. Kevin is survived by his granddaughter, Avery and children, Danielle (Spencer) Kuhn, Kevin W. Greene Jr., and their mother Colleen Greene. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Kevin’s family on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www.CannonFuneral.com To to the family, please

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Jeremy C. Stenzel

Jul 18, 1976 - Feb 27, 2024

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Schenectady, NY

Saratoga Springs, NY - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jeremy C. Stenzel. He passed away unexpectedly at Sunnyview Rehabilitation in Schenectady, NY February 27, 2024 while recovering from recent surgery at Albany Medical Center.Born July 18, 1976 at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady, NY. Jeremy attended Saratoga Springs High School and graduated in 1995. He was an employee of Price Chopper/Market 32 for 38 years at their Exit 12 Malta store.Jeremy is survived by his loving parents, mother Barbara J. (Milgate) Stenzel and father, Michael J. Stenzel of Saratoga Springs; his brother, John Stenzel of Saratoga Springs, his brother James Stenzel and sister-in-law Terri Stenzel of Longmont, CO. Also his long time “trailer mate” Doug Knight, of Ballston Spa, NY.Strong willed and stubborn at times, he had an enormous heart and a constant smile. An avid Disney fan making many trips to their parks. He was very intelligent, and could daisy chain game consoles to a TV like no one else. He will be missed dearly for the pure joy he brought to family and friends.A family memorial service will be held March 9, 2024 at 1:00pm at the William J. Burke & Sons/ Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. No flowers or donations are requested.

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Stephen James Kennedy Smith

Jan 01, 1969 - Feb 25, 2024

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Schenectady, NY

Stephen James Kennedy Smith, 54 of Schenectady, passed away at his residence on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Born in Troy, New York, he was the son of Susan Kennedy Terry and the late Stephen Smith and was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1988. Stephen was a Cashier at Rite Aid in Schenectady and was previously employed at the Schenectady County Department of Social Services for 7 years. He enjoyed cooking and gardening, loved his family, decorating, listening to music and the holidays, especially Christmas. He was also a proud dog parent. Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation on Friday, March 8, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. both at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., (at the corner of 115 Street in Lansingburgh) Troy, NY 12182. Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Damian Center, 392 Second Street, Troy, NY 12180, in memory of Stephen James Kennedy Smith. Please feel free to offer your on-line Condolences by using that tab on this website.

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Stephen James Kennedy Smith

Jan 01, 1969 - Feb 25, 2024

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Schenectady, NY

Stephen James Kennedy Smith, 54 of Schenectady, passed away at his residence on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Born in Troy, New York, he was the son of Susan Kennedy Terry and the late Stephen Smith and was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1988. Stephen was a Cashier at Rite Aid in Schenectady and was previously employed at the Schenectady County Department of Social Services for 7 years. He enjoyed cooking and gardening, loved his family, decorating, listening to music and the holidays, especially Christmas. He was also a proud dog parent. Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation on Friday, March 8, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. both at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., (at the corner of 115 Street in Lansingburgh) Troy, NY 12182. Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Damian Center, 392 Second Street, Troy, NY 12180, in memory of Stephen James Kennedy Smith. Please feel free to offer your on-line Condolences by using that tab on this website.

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Ardel J. Redmond

Feb 28, 1937 - Feb 28, 2024

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Schenectady, NY

Mrs. Ardel J. "Del" Redmond, age 87, of Broadalbin, died on her 87th birthday, Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Kingsway Arms Nursing Center, Inc, Schenectady. She was born February 28, 1937, in Gloversville, the daughter of Elmer and Ruth (Lockyer) Brooks. Del is survived by two sons, David Redmond and Donald Redmond (Deb); two sisters, Susan Gay (Larry) and Karen Kister (Kevin); as well as several nieces. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Ronald R. Redmond. The family will receive relatives and friends from 11 am to 1 pm Tuesday, March 5th at Betz, Rossi, Bellinger & Stewart Family Funeral Homes, 51 Fremont St, Gloversville, where a Funeral Service will follow at 1:00PM with the Rev. Ken Applegate officiating. Interment will take place in the spring at Broadalbin Mayfield Rural Cemetery, Broadalbin. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the City Mission of Schenectady, PO Box 760, Schenectady, NY 12301 (citymission.com). Online condolences to the family may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com

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Vivian Ella Peck

Sep 03, 1931 - Feb 26, 2024

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Schenectady, NY

Vivian Ella Peck, aged 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on February 26, 2024 in Schenectady, New York. She was born September 3, 1931, daughter of the late Homer D. and Mildred G. (Teed) Howe in Bainbridge, New York. Vivian married Keith Peck in Sidney, New York and together they raised their two boys, Rodney and Barry. Vivian is survived by her son Rodney's wife Brenda Peck, her son Barry's partner Pam Levin, granddaughter Christina (Steven) Patterson, grandsons Joshua Peck, Brian (Jennifer) Peck, and Matthew Peck, and her four great grandchildren. She is also survived by many extended family members. She was predeceased by her husband Keith, sons Rodney and Barry, grandson Travis Peck, sisters Arlene Shaw and Betty Ackeret, and brothers Stuart Howe and Ralph Howe. Vivian did not wish to have a funeral service, instead a graveside memorial will be held in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Sidney United Methodist Church in Sidney, New York.

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Mary "Shirley" V. Norris

Mar 07, 1936 - Feb 27, 2024

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Schenectady, NY

Schenectady - Mary “Shirley” V. Norris, of Schenectady, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the age of 87. Born in Whitehall, NY on March 7, 1936, Shirley was the daughter of Vera “Rose” Carao and Frank Maraviglia. Shirley met and married her husband of 70 years, Herbert Norris. They settled down in Schenectady to raise their three children. She loved taking trips to the ocean. You would often find her enjoying the backyard pool on any sunny summer day. Shirley was an avid collector of Elvis memorabilia. She loved caring for the many neighborhood cats, especially her furry friend, Tigey. Shirley loved cooking and baking for her family and friends as well as frequenting Denny’s, Blue Ribbon and the Bellevue Cafe. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to her family. In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her son, Michael Norris; and her brother, Charlie (Joyce) Carao; and sister in law Gloria Maraviglia. She is survived by brothers Francis Maraviglia and Raymond Maraviglia; was the mother of Patrick (Deborah) Norris and Darlene Kosakowski; and grandmother to Richie Norris, Kelly Toro, Tabitha Norris, Crystal Norris, John (Theresa) Kaniff, Joshua Norris, and Matthew (Adare) Norris; and great-grandmother to Isabella, Quinton Jr., Austin, Nevalynn and Olin; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Shirley’s Celebration of Life on Tuesday, March 05, 2024 at 1:00 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Shirley’s name to Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Avenue, Glenville, NY 12302. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www.CannonFuneral.com To to the family, please

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Ronald R. Bednarski

Feb 09, 1939 - Feb 26, 2024

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Schenectady, NY

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Retired SSG Ronald R. Bednarski, 85, who left us suddenly on February 26, 2024. Born February 9, 1939, the son of the late Raymond and Irene Bednarski, Ron was born and raised in Erie, PA before joining the US Army in 1956 at aged 18. It was when he was stationed in Augusta, Georgia, that he met his wife Patty and married in 1968. On various assignment posts while Ron served in the Army, they traveled together to Germany, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., where their daughter, Tammy, was born. It wasn’t until a tragic stock car racing accident that left Ron completely disabled and forced him into early retirement from the service, that they settled back to Patty’s hometown of Schenectady, NY where he devoted his time to raising their daughter, and supporting his wife as she managed and grew her accounting and tax practice. A career soldier, Ron did 2 tours in Vietnam. During his 22 years in the US Army, he received many awards, and honors including the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device that he received in 1970 for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam and multiple Air Medals (First Oak Leaf Cluster) with “V” device for the 25+ aerial missions over hostile territory that he participated in. He is a lifetime member of the DAV Chapter 88 and the American Legion NY Post 1. Ron was an avid hunter and fishermen his entire life. He could be found every summer on Sacandaga Lake where he and his family had a camp for over 40 years. Each fall he would return home to Pennsylvania to hunt with his father, brother, and brothers-in-law at their hunting camp in Tidioute. Along with his parents, Ron is predeceased by his sister, Linda Hein, Minerva, OH. Left to cherish his memory are: his wife of 56 years, Patricia (Kopps) Bednarski, Colonie, NY; his daughter Tammy (Joshua) Iacobucci, Glenville, NY; his brother Kenny (Joyce) Bednarski, Erie, PA and his sister Patty Pettys, Erie, PA. He also leaves a legacy of three grandchildren: Arianna, Autumn, and Luca Iacobucci. Ron is also survived by a large and loving family, both in New York and Pennsylvania. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 11:00 AM at the Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home, 1 Mohawk Ave, Scotia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations in Ron’s name to the DAV or American Legion. To to the family or in memory of Ronald R Bednarski, please

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Paul Samuel Haakonson, Sr.

Sep 23, 1938 - Feb 23, 2024

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Schenectady, NY

SCHENECTADY – Paul Samuel Haakonson, Sr., 85, of Schenectady, passed away on February 23, 2024. He was born on September 23, 1938 in Estherville, Iowa. In 1956, the family moved to Moorhead, Minnesota. Paul was employed by Northwestern Bell from 1956-1965. Paul married Carol Erickson in 1957 and moved to Bismarck, North Dakota. Paul then moved his family to New York where he was a General Agent for Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance in Albany. Paul operated a retail store from 1970-1978. He also operated a restaurant type business until his retirement in 2005. Paul was a very active eBay seller for over 22 years. Paul is survived by his present longtime companion, Rosie Lanaro. His children, Shelly Long, Brenda Sundby, and Paul Haakonson, Jr., all residing in Minnesota and John Soltysiak residing in New York. Paul is also survived by 4 sisters, Elsie Cook (Hank), Lois Isvik (Gerry), Marlys Larsen (Bud) & Judy Rygh (Paul) all of Minnesota. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces and newphews. Paul was preceeded in death by his parents, R.P. & Clara Haakonson, son-in-law, Sid Long, and nephews Tim and Mark Rygh. Also, his previous longtime companion, Mary Soltysiak. Prior to Paul's death, he requested cremation without a service and we will honor those wishes. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with Paul's family, online at: SimpleChoicesCremation.com

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