ALTAMONT — Esther M. (née Hubbard) Goodfellow, a teacher and active community member, died on Thursday, March 26, after a brief illness. She was 92.

Goodfellow taught at the Guilderland Central School District for more than 30 years before she retired in 1982.

GUILDERLAND — Tomasina “Tommy” (née Fallone) Kilmade, a family-celebrated cook, who also cooked for Guilderland schoolchildren, died on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center. She was 92.

Mrs. Kilmade was born in Mount Vernon, and lived most of her life in the Capital District.

ALTAMONT — Merritt Glennon, a beloved husband and father who loved history and community involvement, died on Friday, March 27, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany due to complications from surgery. He was 69.

KNOX — Whanda Shedina knew hard work not just as a means of getting by, but for its pleasure and beauty.

GUILDERLAND — Blanche M. Pratt, the former owner of Candy Kraft Candies, died on Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was 96.

Mrs. Pratt was born in New Jersey, but grew up on a working farm on Curry Road. She graduated from Draper High School in Rotterdam.

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