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Obituraries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, August 3, 2006


Joan A. Dedrick

VOORHEESVILLE — Joan A. Dedrick of Voorheesville, the beloved wife of John (Jack) Dedrick, died on July 21, 2006 just two months after her husband of 64 years. She was 84 years old. Born in Albany on March 23, 1922, she was the daughter of Mary and Charles Daggett.
She had a beautiful singing voice. Upon graduation from Vincentian High School, she was accepted at Julliard School, but chose to marry and raise a family instead.

She was a wonderful cook and baker who loved to host family picnics, where there was always her famous German potato salad, a recipe she almost kept secret. She possessed an extraordinary shopping gene, which was passed on to her daughters and granddaughters.

Mrs. Dedrick is survived by three daughters, Anne Meilinger, Mary Beth Kazukenus, and Kristine Goodman, and three sons, Mark, Karl, and Erik Dedrick.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Jennifer Petherbridge, Alison Brennan, John Kazukenus, Joseph Kazukenus, Travis Dedrick, Taylor Dedrick, and Jordan Dedrick, and her step-grandchildren Heather Livengood, Rachael Farnum, Joshua Pistana, Elijah Goodman, John Adams, Jessica Greth, and Eric Greth.

She is survived, too, by one great-grandchild, Nicholas Brennan, and two step-great-grandchildren, Katie Livengood and Joseph Farnum.

One sister, Marjorie Phillips, and a step-grandson Joseph Pistana, died before her.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude and thanks to the staff at Guilderland Nursing Home for their care and compassion.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Lung Association of New York State, 3 Winner Circle, Albany, NY 12205.


Carl Edward Slater Jr.

WORCESTER — Carl Edward Slater Jr. died Friday, July 28, 2006, after a short illness. He was 42.

Born in Schenectady, he was the son of Catherine and Carl Slater Sr.

He graduated from Schoharie High School in 1982 and attended the Bryant and Stratton School. He worked for Cumberland Farms for 18 years and was a martial arts teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Davies Slater, of Rensselaer; his parents, Carl Slater Sr. and Catherine Slater of Berne; a brother, Donald Slater of Malta; a sister, Denise Fonda and her husband, William, of Berne; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 1249 Third St., Rensselaer. Arrangements are by the Fredendall

Funeral Home in Altamont. Burial will be in Knox Cemetery.


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