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Obituaries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, March 5, 2009

Kimberly Salle Jones

An outgoing young woman who loved her work and her family, Kimberly Salle Jones was a vice president at a Boston investment firm.

She died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 1, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Farmington, Conn. She was 38.

Her mother, Jan Crounse Berschwinger, was raised on the Crounse farm in Altamont and Ms. Jones loved to visit her grandparents, Hazel and Arnold Crounse, there, said her aunt, Beverly Harrington. “She always called her grandfather ‘Grumpy.’ That was a joke around here,” she said.

Mrs. Harrington went on, “She was always such a pleasant young lady. Even as a kid, she was very put together. She was very outgoing and loving with her family — always with a bright smile and always with a hug.”

“She was a sweet, delicate, wonderful girl,” said her mother.

Born in Buffalo, Ms. Jones graduated from City Honors High School, a magnet school. She went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.

“Not only did she do well, she partied hearty at college,” said her mother.

Ms. Jones went to work in 2000 at State Street Global Advisors in Boston. She went on to become a vice president there and the head of Relationship Management Reporting for United States clients.

“She loved her work,” said her mother. “She oversaw a staff and was responsible for managing corporate accounts for the firm.”

Ms. Jones was also passionate about her leisure activities. “She loved to play golf and she loved to travel,” said her mother. “She also loved cats.”

Ms. Jones was devoted to her cat, Sophie. “She never allowed her outside. She was Kimmy’s pride and joy,” said her mother. “We’re going to take Sophie.”

 “Kim had an unbelievable zest for life,” her family wrote in a tribute. “Her quick wit and beautiful smile will always be remembered.”


Kimberly Salle Jones is survived by her parents, Jan and Leonard Berschwinger of Clifton Park and George and Meri Beth Jones of Hamburg, N.Y.; her sister and brother-in-law, Melody Goetz and Paule Goetz Jr., and their children, her niece and nephew, Allison M. and Paul L. Goetz III, all of Clifton Park; her brother, George A. Jones, III of Clifton Park; and her sister Meredith Jones of Hamburg.

She is also survived by her grandparents, Arnold L. Crounse, currently in the Eddy nursing home in Cohoes, and George and Anna Jones; her aunts and uncles, Beverly and Steven Harrington, John and Kimberly Crounse, and Monica A. Jones; stepbrothers Leonard R. Berschwinger and his wife Dawn, David A. Berschwinger and his wife, Cathie, Michael J. Berschwinger and his wife, Fleda, and Robert Berschwinger and his wife Rebecca; and her stepsister, Patricia Headwell, and her husband, Keith.

Her grandmother, Hazel Crounse, died before her.

Her funeral will be held Saturday, March 7, at 9:15 a.m. from the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9 in Clifton Park thence to St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park where at 10 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Family and friends are invited to attend a reception at the Helderberg Reformed Church in Guilderland Center on Sunday, March 8, at 11 a.m.

Spring interment will be in Jonesville Cemetery, Jonesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kimberly S. Jones Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

— Melissa Hale-Spencer

Henry F. Lilienthal

ALTAMONT — Henry F. Lilienthal, died on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at the St. Peters Hospice Inn after a long battle with cancer. He was 81.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1928 to the late Milton and Blanche Lilienthal.

Mr. Lilienthal enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War era.

He married Shirley Myers on June 5, 1954; they were married for 54 years. Mr. Lilienthal worked for Red Star Express for 30 years retiring in 1988.

“During his retirement he enjoyed boating, camping, and fishing,” his family said in a tribute. “Henry and Shirley loved to travel around the country.”

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; three children, Vicki Vergamini and her husband, Louis, of Skaneateles, N.Y., Linda Khodabandehloo and her husband, Hamid, of Niskayuna, and James Lilienthal and his wife, Patricia, of Creswell, Ore.; nine grandchildren, Marissa, Heather, Andrea, Holly, Stacey, Sara, Anna, James Jr., and Kailynn; and one great-granddaughter, Ava.

A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, March 3, at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont, followed by an interment in Albany Rural Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the caring staff of the Community Hospice of Albany as well as the St. Peter’s Hospice Inn.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd. Albany, NY 12205 or to St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany NY 12208.

Margaret Lozano

Margaret Lozano, whose smile brightened the days of those she helped, died on Monday, March 2, 2009. She was 69.

A woman who found joy in looking after others, Ms. Lozano went back to school for nursing when she was 36 and had six children — she later had a seventh — said her eldest son, Jim Lozano.

“She loved helping people,” he said.

Ms. Lozano was a 1957 graduate of the Vincentian Institute in Albany, having been raised by her Latham parents, the late Roy and Margaret Dunn Cairns. She got her nursing degree from Hudson Valley Community College and worked as a registered nurse for over 30 years.

She was among the original nurses selected to start the hospice program at St. Peter’s Hospital, Mr. Lozano said, and she did that work, easing patients into the last stage of life, for 20 years. “That is the epitome of helping people,” he concluded.

Although she had exchanged nursing for realty in later years, on her last day, Mr. Lozano said, “I actually think she was on her way to help a grieving friend.”

As she got older, Ms. Lozano found that working as a nurse required too many physical demands, so she did some private duty nursing, her son said, but spent much of her time as a real estate agent for Tech Valley Homes in Loudonville. And, her son said, not unlike her previous job, “A lot of it had to do with helping people.”

When Chris Cazzato and his girlfriend bought a house from Ms. Lozano, “She brought us down to Schuyler Bakery and bought us a little something,” Mr. Cazzato wrote to the Lozano family.

Ms. Lozano liked settling people into the right home, her son said, and she liked being out and about. “She was forever on the go,” he said.

Twenty years ago, her seven children got together and gave her a license plate that said: I’M PEG, and she kept it ever since.

“Seeing that license plate would always bring a smile to my face — because she was PEG — full-blown and wonderful,” wrote Robert Jaquay. “A hug from Peg was warm and heartfelt… and never forget that smile — she was truly one of a kind.”

Family and friends could always count on Ms. Lozano’s support and good humor, said her son. “She always had a smile on her face,” he said. “Her grandkids made that smile even bigger.”


Ms. Lozano is survived by her children: Jim Lozano and his wife, Mary; Sharon Montagne and her husband, John; Mike Lozano; Gary Lozano and his wife, Wendy; Lynne Commisso and her husband, Bill, of Cicero, N.Y.; Lisa Kruzinski and her husband, Dennis; and Erin Oderisio and her husband, John, of Germantown, Md.

She is also survived by her siblings, Father Jack Cairns, Sister Patricia Cairns CSJ, Tom Cairns, and Robert Cairns.

She is also survived by 19 grandchildren — soon to be 20: Christopher (CJ) Lozano, Kasey Lozano, Mackenzie Lozano, Taylor Montagne, Connor Montagne, Brendan Montagne, Justin Montagne, Nicholas Lozano, Andrea Lozano, Joe Lozano, Sarah Lozano, Ryan Lozano, Madison Lozano, William Commisso, Nick Commisso, Michaella Commisso, Dennis Kruzinski, Leah Kruzinski, Devan Kruzinski, and Baby Oderisio due in July. Ms. Lozano is also survived by her former husband, Wally Lozano, and her friend, Bill W.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 6, at 10 a.m., in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church at 23 Crumite Road in Loudonville. Calling hours will be held today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home at 149 Old Loudon Rd. in Latham. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy.

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

— Saranac Hale Spencer

Janet W. Salzer

BERNE — Janet Salzer, a Hilltown native, died on March 1, 2009. She was 70.

Ms. Salzer was born, with her twin sister, to Alberta B. and the late Raymond Wright on Feb. 7, 1939. She and Jean Wright spent much of their childhood in the woods, camping, said Ms. Wright. The sisters were very close — they were a pair.

As Ms. Salzer grew up, she enjoyed bowling and graduated from the Berne-Knox Central High School in 1956. She went on to earn a degree from Mildred Elley Business School and then worked at Albany Medical Center as a secretary, her family wrote in a tribute.

Ms. Salzer was a life-long member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and she was a member of the order of the Eastern Star fraternal organization for over 30 years.

Ms. Salzer is survived by her mother, Alberta B. Wright; her twin sister, Jean Wright; and her daughter, Stacy Wright.

Her sister, Ruth E. Dewitt, died before her, as did her son, Timothy Salzer.

A funeral service was held on March 4, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Berne with arrangements by the Fredendall Funeral Home of Altamont. A spring burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1728 Helderberg Trail, Berne, NY 12023.

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