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A Hilltown native who worked for the federal government, James Edward Baker helped people use their land while protecting the environment. He was instrumental in laying out the ski trails and jumps for the 1980 Winter Olympics in the Adirondacks.
GUILDERLAND — Donald L. Filkins, a family man who served in the Navy and who helped build Interstate 88, died peacefully with his family by his side, at St. Peter’s Hospital on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. He was 81.
“He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather,” said his wife, Beverly.
GUILDERLAND — There are family photos of Edward Lee Ritter through the years, holding each one of his many nieces and nephews and, later, their children, said niece Jacqueline Gaffney. The love and care evident on his face in the photographs never wavered in his lifetime. He remained proud and supportive of each one all his life.