WESTERLO — Virginia A. Diederich, a local radio company co-owner with a strong sense of humor, died at her home on Friday, Sept. 20, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was 66.

Mrs. Diederich was born in Albany in March of 1949. She married Tom Diederich in 1976; they were married for 39 years.

ALTAMONT — Carol Ann Bruce of Altamont died peacefully at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

“Carol was a tremendous wife, mother, grandmother and friend and a well-loved resident of Altamont for over 40 years,” her family wrote in a tribute.

Dripping Springs, TEXAS — Michael Robert Quay, who loved film and song, died on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. He was 28. 

Michael was born to Susan Elizabeth Quay and Michael Edwin Shaffer, of Schenectady, in 1986.

DELANSON — Robert E. Friebel, a Vietnam combat veteran, died unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 28, 2015. He was 64.

Born in Schenectady on Oct. 15, 1950, he was the son of the late Robert Friebel and Marjorie and Bud Geier. Known to his friends and family as Bobby, Mr. Friebel graduated from Guilderland High School in 1968.

WESTERLO — Marion Dunbar Cooper, a homemaker and ceramist, died on Monday morning, Sept. 28, 2015, in the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital after a brief illness. She was 88.