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March 10, 2015:  In Memoriam:
Arthur C. Batty, `52, 
84, of Johnstown, NY, passed away suddenly on March 5, 2015 at Ellis Hospital with his loving Battyfamily by his side. Family was Arthur's pride and joy. He also received great satisfaction from helping other people. Arthur was born on Aug. 25, 1930 to the late Wilfred F. Batty and Helen Benedict in Gloversville, NY. On September 12, 1953, he married the love of his life for 61 years, Marilyn R. Tomek Batty. He was a graduate of Gloversville High School and obtained his BA in education/English and history from the State University of New York. Arthur went on to get his master's degree in administration from the State University. He was a proud veteran who joined the U.S. Naval Reserves which became active duty during the Korean War Era. He taught English and history at Estee Jr. High School, Babylon High School, Knox Junior High School and Johnstown High School until 1967, and also was the director of Adult Education for the GJSD. He went on to be the Director of Extension and Community Services at FMCC for three years. All of these experiences lead Arthur to his first administration job as assistant principal at Knox Junior High School and then Principal of Johnstown High School, until his retirement in 1985. Some of the things near to his heart were being class advisor, coaching baseball and wrestling and instructing ballroom dance. After retirement, Arthur stayed active in education and took multiple interim positions. He was most proud of his involvement in serving as the Director of the 21st Century Community Learning Center for all of Fulton and Montgomery County School Districts. Some of the things Arthur enjoyed most were the Rotary Club, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Fulton County, Fulton County Cooperative Extension, Johnstown Hospital Board of Directors, Technical Advisory Board at FMCC, Concordia German-American Singing Society, L. Allegro Ballroom Dance and Cotillion Dance Society. His favorite hobbies outside of being with family and friends were; ballroom dancing, golf, poker, canoeing and fishing. Arthur truly loved every moment spent with his family and even built an addition on his house to accommodate the growing family he loved so much. He would often say It makes my day, my week, and my year, when everyone is here. Arthur leaves behind his loving wife, Marilyn Batty; his children, Mark C. Batty (Amy), Lisa Wager (Joe), Linda C. Macklin (Michael), Michael Batty (Monique); his grandchildren, Jeremy and Courtney Batty, Hailey Dunlap, Joe, Jamie and Jenna Wager, Alexandra, Joseph and Vincent Ruggeri, Ben, Ross, Jake and Max Batty. Arthur also leaves behind three beloved great-grandchildren, Crickett, Finn and Isla. The family invites relatives and friends to attend a visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1 North Market St., Johnstown, NY 12095. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Laurie Garramone to preside over all services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Arthur's memory to The Arthur C. Batty Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations can be mailed to Ehle and Barnett Family Funeral Home, LLC., 15 N. William Street, Johnstown, NY 12095 or can be brought to any services held. Please visit and sign the family's guestbook at www.ebffh.com.  Ehle Funeral Home, 15 N William St Johnstown, NY 12095  (518) 762-8681  Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Mar. 7, 2015

Robert D. Keel, `55, YARDLEY, Pa. Robert Donald Keel passed away January 29, 2015. Was born January 20, 1931 in Syracuse, N.Y. to the late Robert Ehl Keel and Mabel Warne Keel. Growing up in the Albany, N.Y. area, he was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany (1948) and a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany (cum laude, 1955, double major in English Literature and History). His college studies were interrupted when he was activated into the United States Marine Corp in 1950, serving as an operational sergeant in fire direction control in Korea from 1951-1952. Upon his return from combat, Robert Donald Keel married Patricia Ann Klahr on June 21, 1952. Their son, Robert Donald Keel Jr., was born in 1953. Robert D. Keel Sr. entered the Philadelphia Divinity School in 1955, at which time their daughter, Stacy Caedmon Keel, was born in 1957. Robert graduated in 1958 with a Masters of Divinity. He was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Albany, Frederick Lehrle Barry, at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany on May 31, 1958. Robert first served as Rector of Trinity and St. Michael's Church, Middleville, N.Y., where he was ordained a priest by the Bishop of Albany, Frederick Lehrle Barry, on December 13, 1958. A second daughter, Hillary Ann Keel, was born in 1959. He then served as rector for 5 years at Grace Church in Canton, N.Y. He was rector of St. John's Church, Lower Merion in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. from 1965 to 1984, during which time he also served as Dean of the Merion Deanery. Later he became the rector of Trinity Church, in Buckingham, Pa. from 1984 to 1995. Robert and his wife, Patricia, retired to their home in Lackawaxen, Pa. where they lived from 1995-2012. Robert D. Keel was an avid hiker, camper, and canoeist. He loved nature, and hiked extensively, including the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail. He is often remembered for camping trips he took with his family and friends, as well as with church groups. He felt privileged and honored to be a priest, to take part in the lives of so many. He is also remembered for his sermons, his love of literature, his mentoring of youth in his parish youth groups and his disciplined spiritual practice. In retrospect, he emphasized how grateful he was for his fortunate life. He is predeceased by his son, Robert Donald Keel, Jr., and survived by his wife, Patricia of Yardley, Pa.; his sister, Kay (John) Geurtze of Selkirk, N.Y.; his brother, Richard (Susan) of Selkirk, N.Y.; by his daughters, Stacy Adams (Steven) of Yardley, Pa., Hillary Keel (Gerhard Strohmeier) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and her children, Paul Robert Strohmeier and Sophie Gertrude Strohmeier of Vienna, Austria. He is also survived by nephews, Steven, Michael and David Keel, Daniel, William Wakeman and many cousins. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on February 14, 2015 at Trinity Church Buckingham. Burial at Memory Gardens in Colonie, N.Y., date to be announced. Donations made to: https:// www.episcopalrelief.org.

Published in Albany Times Union on Feb. 12, 2015

January 25, 2015 (posted March 10, 2015):
Finnen honored for 50 years at Lafayette-Lehigh Basketball game.  See following link for YouTube presentation: http://youtu.be/QyY0Wvos6-s

January 20, 2015: In Memoriam:

Richard Terzian, 90, of Latham, Potter Club `53, beloved husband of the late Barbara Mendoza Terzian, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at his home in Latham. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Karekin and TerzianSeranoosh (Eyjian) Terzian. Richard married his wife, Barbara Mendoza, on August 8, 1959 and the two shared 49 years of marriage prior to her passing on April 19, 2008. He was a high school math teacher serving several school districts in the Capital Region. He has resided in Latham since 1970. Richard had a love of golf, art, reading, and talking politics. Survivors include his loving son, Peter Terzian and his husband, Caleb Crain, of Brooklyn; his sister, Anna Gabaldon; niece, Sherry Edwards; and nephews, Gary Minerley and Richard Gabaldon. He is also survived by several grand- nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his sister, Alice Minerley. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Armenian Apostolic Church, 100 Troy-Schenectady Road, Watervliet. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Troy. Donations to the Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, or the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, 965 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110, in memory of Richard Terzian, would be appreciated. For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit dufresneandcavanaugh.com.  Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 20, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=richard-terzian&pid=173905765&fhid=4777&eid=sp_shareobit#sthash.0tE7mFmB.dpuf

Terzian, Richard LATHAM Richard Terzian, 90, of Latham, beloved husband of the late Barbara Mendoza Terzian, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at his home in Latham. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Karekin and Seranoosh (Eyjian) Terzian. Richard married his wife, Barbara Mendoza, on August 8, 1959 and the two shared 49 years of marriage prior to her passing on April 19, 2008. He was a high school math teacher serving several school districts in the Capital Region. He has resided in Latham since 1970. Richard had a love of golf, art, reading, and talking politics. Survivors include his loving son, Peter Terzian and his husband, Caleb Crain, of Brooklyn; his sister, Anna Gabaldon; niece, Sherry Edwards; and nephews, Gary Minerley and Richard Gabaldon. He is also survived by several grand- nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his sister, Alice Minerley. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Armenian Apostolic Church, 100 Troy-Schenectady Road, Watervliet. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Troy. Donations to the Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, or the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, 965 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110, in memory of Richard Terzian, would be appreciated. For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit dufresneandcavanaugh.com.
Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 20, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=richard-terzian&pid=173905765&fhid=4777&eid=sp_shareobit#sthash.0tE7mFmB.dpuf

January 4, 2015:  New Year's greeting to all Pottermen!  Keep sending your news and we will try to keep you posted. 

Next Albany Luncheon
April 15, 2015 at Noon, Route 7 Diner, Latham.

 

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