VOORHEESVILLE — Dr. Alan R. McCartney, Ed. D., a school leader, former football athlete and golfer who loved his grandchildren, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, May 8, 2015, after a brief illness. He was 67.

Born in Yonkers on July 30, 1947, he was the son of the late Alan J. and Marion (née Raymond) McCartney.

Jane Paul, a top Berne-Knox scholar, worked for General Electric and the State of New York, and was active in her church.

She died peacefully on Monday, April 27, 2015, after a brief illness, at the Doak Walker House at Casey’s Pond, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She was 90.

Peter J.R. Buttner was a man who, by his own reckoning, worked to build a brighter future no matter how dark the present.

JEFFERSON — Joseph W. Merwin, who painted industrial equipment and loved the freedom of the wilderness, died on Monday, May 4, 2015, after a long illness, surrounded by family at his home. He was 68.

ALTAMONT — Ever since he was a kid, Dick Spadaro had an interest in “wheels.” As a man, he had a business selling parts for early Fords and was known across the country and around the world for his expertise in antique car restoration.