The Enterprise prints obituaries, with a photograph, free of charge for people with connections to Guilderland, New Scotland, or the Hilltowns. Information compiled by the family of the deceased or by the funeral home may be mailed to the news office, brought in person, faxed at 518-595-8211, or e-mailed to the editor at MHale-Spencer@AltamontEnterprise.com. Reporters are available to conduct interviews with the family and friends of the deceased to create a full portrait.
ALTAMONT — Florine Writesel had a hardscrabble life, growing up during the Great Depression, moving so often that she never finished a school year in the place she began. She was pregnant at 16, unable to graduate from high school. But, rather than being narrow and stingy, she was generous and loving.
BERNE — Florence Remley Zimmer, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and a talented craftswoman, died quietly at home, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, July 12, 2015. It was one week after her 103rd birthday.
RAVENA — Robin L. Burkhardt taught emergency services providers throughout the Hilltowns and Greene County how to read EKGs to recognize heart attacks, and, as a brain tumor survivor, worked in the Capital Region to increase awareness of brain tumor symptoms. She died on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at the age of 54.