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VOORHEESVILLE — Edward G. Sellnow Jr., a husband, father, and grandfather, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Guilderland Nursing Home. He was 77.

Mr. Sellnow was the son of Edward G. Sellnow Sr. and Dorothea Ochse.

KNOX — Mark Von Haugg worked in his career at trouble-shooting technology, but he had his domestic lifestyle figured out at a young age.

Mark Benedict Von Haugg died peacefully at his home in Knox on May 9, 2015. He was 74.

Mr. Von Haugg was born on Feb. 19, 1941 in Albany to Lothar and Bertha (née Hasse) Von Haugg.

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.

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.

GUILDERLAND — John “Jack” Hauf Gade Jr., a farmer and entrepreneur, owner of the Gade Farm in Guilderland, died Friday, April 17, 2015, in Ellis Hospital after a long battle to recover following a stroke. He was 85.

RENSSELAERVILLE — William J McChesney Jr., once a longtime treasurer for the Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church, spent his career with the same company and his summers in the same historic village.

SCHENECTADY — Darlene Sophie (née Michaels) Kretzler was a woman who “always considered others before herself; especially her family,” her family wrote in a tribute.

WESTERLO — Dancing, stylish clothes, and slot machines were all part of Helene Rossner’s fun, but what she ultimately lived for was people, as a mother, grandmother, and wife, and as a nurse who finished her career surveying assisted-living facilities across the state.

BERNE — Jean Elizabeth Goodfellow excelled in school and used her to nursing skills to look out for the needs of children.

She died on April 3, 2015, after a long illness. She was 89.

ALTAMONT — Esther M. (née Hubbard) Goodfellow, a teacher and active community member, died on Thursday, March 26, after a brief illness. She was 92.

Goodfellow taught at the Guilderland Central School District for more than 30 years before she retired in 1982.

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