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EAST BERNE — Ann Louise Dippolito was a versatile, family-focused woman who was entwined with others.

Mrs. Dippolito was a friend to Barbara Genter’s family and became an adopted grandmother and aunt, better known as “Annie.”

VOORHEESVILLE — The decorations adorning Terri Ann Biel’s home showed the energy and care she had throughout her life.

SCHENECTADY — Alan C. Bauder, a land surveyor who helped preserve pieces of history submerged under water, loved fun, the outdoors, and taking care of his family.

Mr. Bauder died on Monday, May 26, 2014, at Kingsway Manor in Schenectady. He was 67.

WESTERLO — Robert Dietz was bright in humor and wit. He worked his way from the shop to the general manager’s office at Hannay Reels Co.

Robert “Bob” Theodore Dietz died on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Arizona — at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson — where he spent his winters. He was 86.

BERNE — A longtime highway worker, Joseph LiVecchi was enthusiastic about machinery and the outdoors.

Joseph V. LiVecchi died of cancer at his home early Saturday morning, April 19, 2014.  He was 50.

WESTERLO — In regular correspondence with her mother in New Jersey, Constance Teator included and received excerpted Bible verses that she pinned on her kitchen wall in Freehold, tucked into her Bible, and left out for her family to read.

EAST BERNE — A hardened farm worker in his youth and a dependable mechanic, Willard Dibble was tender with his family ties.

WEST BERNE — Gertrude Perue kept her home neat and her siblings in comfort.

She worked as a hostess at Borelli’s Restaurant in Howes Cave, in Schoharie County, and was a caregiver for many in her family throughout her life.

KNOX — Cecelia Shafer gave cards and conversation — for any occasion and anyone dear — and didn’t expect anything in return.

Her blue eyes and smile greeted customers of The Altamont Supermarket, acquaintances at the Knox Volunteer Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary, or members of St. Lucy’s Church in Altamont.

KNOX — Dedication to family didn’t deter Virginia Amundson’s travels and curiosity. It fueled it. She had a quick humor and extended her love to her deceased mother and to children who weren’t her own.

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