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GUILDERLAND — Raymond Alfred Rafferty, a World War II veteran, died peacefully at home on Friday, June 5, 2015. He was 94.

Mr. Rafferty was the son of the late Francis Rafferty and Anna Hammond Rafferty of Albany.

He was a 1938 graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy.

Ann Elizabeth Iberger, a loving wife, andmother and a retired paralegal, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at home. She was 87.

Mrs. Iberger was born in Narrowsburg, New York, the daughter of the late Alvin and Anna Steine Holfeld.

Pastor Charles Lee Pollard, described as “mild” and “happy” by his sister, managed to love his enemies, even on the battlefield, and served as a pastor to bikers.

WESTERLO — Joan McDermott, who worked as a clerk and hairdresser, valued her family and her privacy.

She died on Monday, May 18, 2015. She was 77.

GUILDERLAND — Sean P. McCutcheon, a 19-year town employee with a great sense of humor, died on Friday, May 22, 2015. He was 54.

Mr. McCutcheon was born in Schenectady to Anne Johnson McCutcheon and the late John P. McCutcheon.

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.

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