Obituaries

Milena Coton, who left Communist Czechoslovakia and became a designer at General Electric, died on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was 87.

She had lived at the Manor of Carpenters Estates in Lakeland, Fla. with her loving husband of 42 years, Harry P. Coton.

LATHAM — A man who helped generations of Siena College students serve urban youth, James E. Snyder died on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was 78.
The son of the late John and Katherine (née Walsh) Snyder was born on Dec. 25, 1935 in Elmhurst, N.Y. 

ALTAMONT — Once the head teller in Altamont’s bank, Frances Eliza Severson Cowan was devoted to her family and loved the “piece of heaven” where she lived.

She died on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. She was 91.

KNOX — Dedication to family didn’t deter Virginia Amundson’s travels and curiosity. It fueled it. She had a quick humor and extended her love to her deceased mother and to children who weren’t her own.

GUILDERLAND — Deloris E. Van Deusen-Heidenreich, a lifelong Girl Scout and a passionate skier, died on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

“She has left her earthly dwelling to join her beloved husband, Stanley Heidenreich, and her cat, Misty,” wrote her family in a tribute.

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