GUILDERLAND — Named Citizen of the Year for the town she loved and served, Bertie Chesebrough was active in church, Scouts, the fire department, and more. A devoted wife and mother, she taught children Bible stories and helped feed the needy.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Like a friend, when Paula M. Britton spoke to her grandchildren about their personal lives, she gave them her attention and earnest advice.

Mrs. Britton died peacefully at her home in her sleep on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was 64.

VOORHEESVILLE — Richard W. Lennox, who worked in the insurance business and loved the outdoors, died on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was 74.

VOORHEESVILLE — After a long battle with breast cancer, Alice W. Corkrey, a passionate nurse and mother, died on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was 90.

BETHLEHEM — Dorothy Rice Gangai, a woman of grit and grace, instilled self-confidence in her three sons as she took on challenges without complaint. A World War II veteran, she worked a variety of jobs in an era when many women stayed home.