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Obituaries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, January 22, 2009

Gail A. Bose

WESTERLO — Gail A. Bose, a loving and proud mother, died unexpectedly on Jan. 15, 2009 while camping in Florida.

She was born on February 7, 1940 in White Sulphur Springs to Richard and Hilda Husch Poley.

“Her kind and generous spirit will be remembered by all those with whom she interacted,” her family wrote in a tribute.

Mrs. Bose worked as a cashier at the A & P and Eddie’s Market. She also worked at the Villa Roma for several years. “In addition, she was a great support to [her husband] Steven with Stewart Funeral Service,”  her family wrote in a tribute.

She was an active volunteer with the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad for 20 years. She was a communicant of St. George’s Roman Catholic Church in Jeffersonville.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Steven Bose, of Westerlo, and by their daughter , Gaye, and her husband, Willie, of Westerlo.

She is also survived by four siblings: Helen Schwartz of New Market, Va.; Richard  Poley and his wife, Connie, of Cody, Wyo.; Nancy Borden of Liberty, N.Y.; and Mark Poley and his wife, Patti, of Sevierville, Tenn.; and by many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held at the South Westerlo Congregational Christian Church on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. A memorial service will occur in the spring in Jeffersonville and details will be announced in the future.

Memorial contributions may be made to the town of Westerlo Volunteer Fire Police, Westerlo Rescue Squad, or the charity of one’s choice.

Charles Keith Shultes

BERNE — Charles Keith Shultes, a former director at a governmental electronic warfare laboratory was born in, and later retired to, Berne.

He died of natural causes on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Riverview Medical Center near Shadow Lake Village in New Jersey, where he lived. He was 93.

Mr. Shultes was born on July 16, 1915 in West Berne. The eldest child, he lived on the family farm with his parents, Verni and Mertie Shultes.

Mr. Shultes entered Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a teen. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering.

Mr. Shultes entered the federal government at Fort Monmouth, N.J., in 1939.

He married Kathyrn Crane, of Port Jervis, N.Y., on Oct. 22, 1944. The two met while they were employed at the Office of the Chief Signal Officer at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., where Mr. Shultes had been assigned in 1940.

In 1945, Mr. Shultes returned to Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories at Fort Monmouth. There, he became civilian director, retiring on June 30, 1973.

Mr. Shultes traveled extensively in the United States and abroad both for the government and, after retirement, with his wife. The two enjoyed a wonderful 30-year retirement on Warners Lake in East Berne. They moved back to New Jersey in 2003.


Mr. Charles Keith Shultes is survived by his wife, Kathryn; his son, James, and his wife, Tina, of Covington, Ga; his daughter, Mary Ann Lingle, and her husband, Charles, of Sammammish, Wash.; his son, Scot, and his wife, Leona, of Middletown, N.J.; his granddaughter, Brandy, and her husband, Geoffrey; his granddaughter, Suzanne, and her husband, Dennis; and his granddaughter, Kathryn; his great-grandchildren; Giselle Garbaccio, Hayden Garbaccio, and Kamalani Earley.

Mr. Shultes is also survived by his sister, Margaret Hayden, and her husband, William, of East Berne; and his sister, Bernice Bunzey,of Berne.

A service for Mr. Shultes will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. at Middletown Reformed Church, 121 Kings Highway, Middletown, N.J. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in Berne, N.Y. in the spring. His interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1728 Helderberg Trail, Berne, N.Y., 12023.

Rose Mary Warner

GUILDERLAND — Rose Mary Warner, who looked after children — her own and others — died on Thursday, Jan. 15, at her home. She was 77.

Born in her grandparents’ home in North Adams, Mass., Mrs. Warner was raised in the Ozone Park area of New York, near Brooklyn by her parents, John and Rose Fredericks, said her daughter, Roxann Warner.

“She could bike all over,” Ms. Warner said of her mother growing up, and she would go camping in nearby Jamaica Bay.

When she was in nursing school, Mrs. Warner met her husband, the late Harold L. Warner, who was in the Navy.

“She loved to help people,” Ms. Warner said of her mother. She worked in the Guilderland and Mohanasen school districts as a registered nurse while she raised her children, Ms. Warner said.

Her mother, she said, loved kids and spent 35 years as a 4-H leader. “She loved genealogy,” Ms. Warner said, and also taught the kids to knit, crochet, and can foods.

“Growing up in the Depression, you learned to do everything,” she said of her mother’s skills.

“She loved cooking,” Ms. Warner said. “She was a good cook.”

Mrs. Warner was in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and she was an active member of the Guilderland Seniors, her daughter said.

“She was very motherly. She took care of everybody,” Ms. Warner said. “She was a great grandmother, a great mother.”


Mrs. Warner is survived by her children: Harold Warner and his wife, Karen; Michael Warner and his wife, Nancy; Debra Warner and her husband, Herbert Schrayshuer; Roxann Warner and her husband, William Beha; and Rachel Warner and her husband, David Meyer. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Shea, of Lancaster, S.C., and by 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Harold L. Warner, died before her, in 2006. Her brother, John Fredericks, also died before her.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday morning at Christ the King Church in Westmere with arrangements by New Comer Cannon Funeral Home; people may leave a message for the family online at www.NewcomerAlbany.com. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 4-H Albany County Chapter, Post Office Box 497, Voorheesville, NY 12186.

Saranac Hale Spencer

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