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Obituaries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, February 21, 2008


Adele Marie Claypoole

RENSSELAERVILLE — Adele Marie Claypoole, who worked as a health aid and loved spending time with her grandchildren, died on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 62.

Born on Oct. 11, 1945 in Plainfield, N.J., Ms. Claypoole was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Amato) Novello.

For the past 30 years, she lived on Triangle Lake in Rensselaerville.
"Adele loved baking, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren," said her family in a tribute.

Ms. Claypoole worked for St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany as a home health aid before retiring.

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Adele Marie Claypoole is survived by the love of her life, Gary Packard, of Rensselaerville; and her sons, T. Claypoole, and his wife, Carrie, of Middleburgh; Joseph Claypoole, and his wife, Robin, of Port Jervis; Glenn Packard, and his wife, Amy, of Cobleskill; and Newton Packard of Rensselaerville. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jared and Mara Claypoole and Christian and Neka Packard, and her brothers Richard Novello and Frank Novello, both of Rahway, N.J.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at St. Catherine’s Church in Middleburgh. Father Thomas Holmes will be the celebrant. The Palmer & Shaylor Inc. Funeral Home in Middleburgh and the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home in Cobleskill are making the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine’s Church, Main St., Middleburgh, NY 12122.

Condolences may be made to the family online at www.palmershaylorfuneralhome.com.

— Tyler Schuling


David E. Orsini

ALTAMONT—David E. Orsini, whom his family described as "a friend to everyone who has ever met him," died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was 53.
"David loved camping and his Harley Davidson," his family wrote in a tribute.

He is the beloved son of Edward D. and Betty Orsini; the brother of Kathleen Lambing of California and Linda Beloncik of Rotterdam; uncle of Brianne and James Nyahay of Rotterdam; Dina Furnari and Joe Vause of Colonie; Jennifer and Holly Lambing of California, grand- uncle of Jimmy Nyahay; and cousin and nephew of many.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, at 1 p.m. at the Fredendall Funerall Home in Altamont. Calling hours will be prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery in Altamont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.


Clyde J. Martin

KNOX — Clyde J. Martin, a veteran of the Vietnam War who worked as a foreman for Callanan Industries, cared about his family and was the one to hold everybody together, said his daughter, Amanda Martin.

Mr. Martin died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at his home in Knox. He was 63.

Born in Albany, Clyde Martin was the son of the late LeRoy and Anna Martin.

During the Vietnam War, Mr. Martin served at the Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Germany.

"He loved it. He loved all the guys — one of the best times of his life," said Amanda Martin. Her father told stories about his war years all the time, she said.

For over 30 years, Mr. Martin worked for Callanan Industries as a foreman. He was a member of the Laborer’s Union Local #190. He retired in 2000.

"He loved retirement. He loved golf — big into his cars and his yard," said his daughter. "[He] really looked forward to traveling and enjoying life."

Mr. Martin was a fan of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing and an automobile enthusiast, working on and refinishing cars.

He loved reading and especially enjoyed Westerns and stories of the old U.S., said Amanda Martin.

Mr. Martin had a large family. He had 10 brothers and sisters, five children, and nine grandchildren.

"For holidays, it was us with my brothers," said his daughter. "It is a really big family, but everybody’s stayed pretty close since we all live up here together."

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Clyde J. Martin is survived by his wife, Denise Martin; his four sons, Ronald S. Martin, and his wife, Betsy Williams, of Gallupville; Anthony W. Martin, and his wife, Jill, of Knox; Michael L. Martin, and his wife, Sheila, of Knox; and Keith D. Martin, and his wife, Lynda, of West Sand Lake; and his daughter, Amanda A. Martin of Knox, and his future son-in-law, Justin Maleszweski.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Justin and Zachary Martin; Anthony, Corey, and Sarah Martin; Delaney, Julianna, and Dominick Martin; and Isaiah Thomas; his sister, Joyce Adams; his three brothers, Paul Martin, Raymond Martin, and Douglas Martin; and his mother-in-law, Joan (Angelo) Alleca.

His six siblings — Alice Denny, LeRoy Martin Jr., Evelyn Yowell, Robert Martin, Dorothy Boughton, and Mary Martin — died before him as did his parents, LeRoy and Anna Martin.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont. Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Knox Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Audubon Society, Department W, 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.

— Tyler Schuling


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