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In Memory

John Chicoski 3/7/49 - 8/17/13

Born in Suffern, New York, on March 7, 1949, he was the son of the late John J. and Doris Stoll Chicoski Sr.

John was a graduate of Johnsburg Central High School in North Creek, New York.

He was employed as a machinist and retired in 1993 from Anderson Industries in the town of Glen. John was also a deputy for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and was only one of two deputies to serve on the Mounted Police Division in the county. He was also a member of the sheriff's dive and rescue teams.

John was a United States Army veteran of Vietnam War, serving from 1969 to 1975.

John was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Tribes Hill, New York. He was a member of the Harley Owners Group, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, a life member of the V.F.W. Post 942 in Fonda, New York, Town of Florida Snowmobile Club, Lazy 8 R.C. Club and the New York State Snowmobile Association.

John was a hard-working person who took pride in the many projects that he worked on and completed. One of his proudest accomplishments was when he fulfilled his lifelong dream of building his own log cabin.

John is survived by his wife, Jan Martuscello Chicoski, to whom he was married on January 30, 1999; two sons, T.J. Chicoski of the town of Glen, and Kenneth Chicoski of Wells, New York; three grandchildren, Abigail, Kenny and Tayler Chicoski; stepdaughters, Erin Tracy (Mark Leggiero), Lisa Bergh (Robert Caputo); step-grandchildren, Patrick, Riley, DeShawn, Ryan and Kory. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law also survive.

Joseph " Lil Joe" Fonda 2/28/49 - 10/30/13

Joseph F. Fonda, 64, of the Town of Glen, passed away unexpectedly on October 30 2013. Joe was a great family man and loved his wife, children and grandchildren very much. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Joe.

Born February, 28, 1949 to the late Melvin and Philomena (Conte) Fonda, in Amsterdam, N.Y., Joe was a life-long resident of the area. In 1967 he enlisted in the United States Army. Joe was an extremely devout veteran and truly risked his life to protect our freedom. He was a decorated combat veteran who fought on the front line and in one of Vietnam's worst attacks, The Tet Offensive.

He received one of the military's highest honors, The Purple Heart. He received not only one Bronze Star but two, one of which was with the "V" for Valor. Joe also received; The Combat Infantry Badge, The Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Marksman Award, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He also belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. Joe often enjoyed spending his days helping his friends and getting help in return from his friends in the Amish Community, who were very much part of his everyday life. He enjoyed the outdoors and would often hunt or go for a ride on his motorcycle. Joe belonged to the 1st BN (M) 5th Infantry Society of Vietnam Combat Veterans, The Combat Vets motorcycle club, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the NRA, and the Disabled American Veterans

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Charlene Fonda Mathewson, beloved daughters, Stacy L. Fonda and Carrie Ann Fonda, beloved grandchildren, Hannah Elease Philomena Freese; and Joseph Rocco Freese; his brother, Michael Fonda (Joyce) his sister-in-law, Cathy Visscher (Michael). Several Nieces, a nephew, and several cousins also survive.

Paul Dunphy, Sr.

August 17, 1952 - February 25, 2014

Gallupville/ Town of Wright (Schoharie County): Paul William Dunphy 61, of State Rte. #443 died Tuesday February 25th at his residence after being stricken suddenly.

Paul was born August 17, 1952 in Cohoes, NY a son of John Raymond and Gertrude Margaret (O’Grady) Dunphy. He attended Troy High School and later, served his country during the Viet Nam War where he was deployed and served over-seas. For his efforts and sacrifices made during the war, Paul received a Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct and National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm Unit Citation Badge. For over 30 years, Paul worked for the US Postal Service and retired in 2007 as Postmaster at the Charlotteville Post Office. He was an active member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 19-4, the Timothy Murphy American Legion Riders, the VFW and AMVETS both in Cobleskill and was a member of the Purple Heart Association.

Survivors include his wife, Carol (Carver) Dunphy whom he married on June 28, 1986, two sons; Paul (Shelbie) Dunphy, Jr. of Waterford and Michael T. Dunphy of Albany, grandchildren Trent Dunphy and Tristyn Bushey, along with his siblings; Timothy, Mark, Karl, Gail and June.

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