WESTERLO — Evelyn V. Bader, a devoted wife and mother, died at home on Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was 88.

ALBANY — Gerald Miller was a bricklayer with a keen eye and a deep heart.

Mr. Miller died at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, Florida, surrounded by his family on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. He was 75.

KNOX — Irma Margarita Fox Garlock carved a life of self-reliance.

An independent woman who valued honesty, she didn’t let hardship mar her good humor and she was able to find and create beauty from everyday objects.

Mrs. Garlock died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. She was 98.

ALTAMONT — An efficient and particular woman, Eileen Ruth McKenney put her family first, followed by her faith, friends, and community.

Kathleen “Kate” Grimm, a civic-minded woman who touched many lives, died peacefully, at her New York City home, on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. She was 68.

Mark Grimm, of Guilderland, said his sister was his hero.

“What a great sense of duty she had,” he said. “She was a great leader, someone you always wanted to follow.”