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Obituaries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, June 18, 2009


Helen M. Laraway

ALTAMONT — Helen M. Laraway, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, died at home on Sunday, June 14, 2009. She was 87.

Mrs. Laraway is survived by her sons, Carver Laraway and his wife, Nancy, and Peter Laraway and his wife, Debbie; two sisters, Louise Fletcher and Claire Morrison; grandchildren Sybil Linstead, and Benjamin and Nicholas Laraway; and great-granddaughter Morgan.

Mrs. Laraway’s husband, Niles M Laraway, died before her, as did sons Niles K. Laraway and Mark Laraway, and several brothers and sisters.

A graveside service was held on June 17 at Schenectady Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by Fredendall Funeral Home, in Altamont.


Steven M. Blodgett

WESTERLO — Steven M. Blodgett, — father, son, brother, veteran, and sports enthusiast — died unexpectedly on May 28, 2009 at his residence in Texas.

He was born in Albany, to Elizabeth Blodgett of Westerlo and the late Walter Blodgett.

He was an avid sports fan. He attended many baseball, hockey, football and NASCAR events where he was known for his jerseys and team spirit.

He loved music and attended many concerts during his lifetime. His favorites were the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, U2, and Clapton.

He loved to travel and shared this passion with his daughter and family. He enjoyed reading, working with his computers, and recording. He loved riding his Harley, hanging with family and friends and making people laugh.

He served in the United States Air Force and then went to work for the United States Postal Service and the Texas Rangers. His daughter is the namesake of his favorite athlete, Nolan Ryan.

In addition to his mother, Elizabeth Blodgett, survivors include his two children: Steven Blodgett of Abilene, Texas and Ryan Blodgett of Arlington, Texas and his siblings; Lary, of Atlanta, Ga.; Karen (Mark) Robertson, Voorheesville, N.Y.; Don (Barb), Meridianville, Ala.; Barb (Tuan) Razik, Cobleskill, N.Y.; Carol, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; his twin sister, Sue (Lorrie) of Castleton, N.Y., and Mike (Tess) Watervliet, N.Y.

He is also survived by several nephews and nieces as well as his good friends, James and Susan Nevins.

A funeral service was held on June 12, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Route 81 in Greenville.

Christian burial followed immediately at the Westerlo Rural Cemetery. A reception followed at the First Baptist Church of Westerlo.


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