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.

ALTAMONT — A deeply religious woman and mother of “seven little monsters” who taught her own children and many others with love and care, Edna Mary Murtagh McCullen died on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

NEW SCOTLAND — Wilkins Hiram “Sam” MacMillen was an important part of two institutions in town — he was the long-time manager of Thacher Park and, with his brother, he built Tastee Treat Ice Cream.

Dominick Salvatore Rotundo

BERNE — Dominick (Nick) Salvatore Rotundo of Berne was a carpenter who helped build Crossgates Mall, a musician who performed at nightclubs and weddings, and a gardener who shared his bounty with family and friends.

KNOX — Marvin Edward Kelsch Jr. of Knox, a Vietnam War veteran who enjoyed outdoor sports, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn in Albany. He was 65.

Mr. Kelsch, known to his friends and family as “Skip,” was born on Feb. 14, 1950 to the late Marvin “Dutch” Kelsch and Alice McCumber Kelsch.