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Armer Funeral Home Inc

39 East High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
(518) 885-6181
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Roland 'Pops' Mitchell - Glens Falls Post-Star

Monday, March 06, 2017

Gunners Mate 2nd class on the submarine USS Scabberfish from 1942 until 1946 .He married his wife Kay and had three children, and owned and operated service stations from 1946-67 in Rotterdam and Ballston Spa. In 1967 he married his late wife Shirley Beswick (Mitchell) at which time he then dedicated his life to helping to raise her four children and their son, as well as grand children.Roland retired from a career at GE of Schenectady as a milling machine operator in 1983 in his words to “Chase the salmon and trout” and he and Shirley pursued their dream of travel and adventure. He was passionate about fly fishing, there wasn’t many streams, lake or pond that he didn’t fish in the Northeast, Canada and even as far as Alaska.His second passion was Whitetail deer hunting. Every Fall you could find him at his camp nestled at the base of Hayes Mountain in Minerva. His favorite season was Fall, he made 19 consecutive trips to Cape Britain Island, Nova Scotia in pursuit of the Atlantic Salmon. In most recent years it was a common thing for him to be on his son’s logging jobs regularly; he loved the smell of fresh cut wood. He often in his younger days cut and split wood to pay for his fishing and hunting trips.Roland was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend to all he loved and he was loved by all. He was well known for wit and humor, his wink and the twinkle of his blue eyes. One of his favorite most recent pastimes was playing with or watching his newest granddaughter Allie.Besides his parents, he is pre-deceased by his wife, Shirley; brothe...

Arthur Horsch, 77, professor of naval science at Dartmouth College - Southside Daily

Monday, October 31, 2016

CHARGE!” Art-Papa-Bia will be lovingly remembered by his children, Richard and Julie Horsch of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Lisa and Bob Clark of Seal Cove, Maine, Robert and Serena Horsch of Gaithersburg, Md., and Steven Horsch and Brian Allen of Arlington, Vt.; his grandchildren, Laurie, Hope, Ben, Jackie, and Grace; his siblings, William Horsch, Robert Horsch, Virginia Rodick, Judy Baxter, and Nancy Lightman; and a host of loving family and friends.The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at the Rosewood Chapel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Burial with military honors will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.Memorial gifts may be made to the Laurie and Arthur Horsch Scholarship at the Military Officers Association of America, MOAA.org.Commentscomments...

Community calendar from July 25 - The Saratogian

Monday, July 25, 2016

Saratoga Bridges Foundation, “Fitzgibbons Golf Classic,” 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020.HAY, OATS & SPAGHETTI: 4th Annual Hay, Oats & Spaghetti on the first Monday of the Saratoga Thoroughbred racing season. Join the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation as they kick off the beginning of the racing meet by welcoming the horse industry back to Saratoga. Beer and wine included along with a hearty Italian buffet specially prepared by Lauren and Giuseppe Grisio, owners of Mama Mia’s Restaurant. Buffet served from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bravo!, 3246 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs. New for 2016: reserved seating. Tickets $75. For tickets and more information: http://www.trfinc.org/event/hayoats.AdvertisementNYS SUMMER WRITERS INSTITUTE: Reading by William Kennedy and Cristina Garcia, 8 p.m. Davis Auditorium, Skidmore College. Fore more information call 580-5593.SHAKESPEARE TALK: Is Shakespeare’s most famous love story a tragedy or a comedy ruined by bad luck? Poet, critic, and Skidmore College lecturer Jay Rogoff will discuss “Romeo and Juliet: A Comedy Gone Wrong?” on Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in the Dutcher Community Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 48 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs. Assisted by John Madden’s 1998 film “Shakespeare in Love,” Rogoff’s talk points out how Shakespeare’s play uses comic conventions for unexpected purposes. This event is free and open to the public. Saratoga Shakespeare’s free professional production of “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by David Girard, runs August 2-7 on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs.Tuesday, July 26BALLSTON SPA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION: The Ballston Spa Cemetery Association is looking for volunteers to help with several projects in the village cemetery. People are needed for gravestone cleaning, fence painting, brush trimming, raking and records and map updating on Tuesday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Wear work clothes and bring rakes and clippers if you are interested in yard work. Supplies for painting and gravestone cleaning will be provided. Help is especially needed to document the ‘Old Catholic Cemetery’ section. Most of these gravestone are extremely old, soiled and nearly impossible to read. The Association hopes to include these records of village ancestors as part of the entire cemetery. You can express your interest on t...

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Roland 'Pops' Mitchell - Glens Falls Post-Star

Monday, March 06, 2017

Gunners Mate 2nd class on the submarine USS Scabberfish from 1942 until 1946 .He married his wife Kay and had three children, and owned and operated service stations from 1946-67 in Rotterdam and Ballston Spa. In 1967 he married his late wife Shirley Beswick (Mitchell) at which time he then dedicated his life to helping to raise her four children and their son, as well as grand children.Roland retired from a career at GE of Schenectady as a milling machine operator in 1983 in his words to “Chase the salmon and trout” and he and Shirley pursued their dream of travel and adventure. He was passionate about fly fishing, there wasn’t many streams, lake or pond that he didn’t fish in the Northeast, Canada and even as far as Alaska.His second passion was Whitetail deer hunting. Every Fall you could find him at his camp nestled at the base of Hayes Mountain in Minerva. His favorite season was Fall, he made 19 consecutive trips to Cape Britain Island, Nova Scotia in pursuit of the Atlantic Salmon. In most recent years it was a common thing for him to be on his son’s logging jobs regularly; he loved the smell of fresh cut wood. He often in his younger days cut and split wood to pay for his fishing and hunting trips.Roland was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend to all he loved and he was loved by all. He was well known for wit and humor, his wink and the twinkle of his blue eyes. One of his favorite most recent pastimes was playing with or watching his newest granddaughter Allie.Besides his parents, he is pre-deceased by his wife, Shirley; brothe...

Arthur Horsch, 77, professor of naval science at Dartmouth College - Southside Daily

Monday, October 31, 2016

CHARGE!” Art-Papa-Bia will be lovingly remembered by his children, Richard and Julie Horsch of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Lisa and Bob Clark of Seal Cove, Maine, Robert and Serena Horsch of Gaithersburg, Md., and Steven Horsch and Brian Allen of Arlington, Vt.; his grandchildren, Laurie, Hope, Ben, Jackie, and Grace; his siblings, William Horsch, Robert Horsch, Virginia Rodick, Judy Baxter, and Nancy Lightman; and a host of loving family and friends.The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at the Rosewood Chapel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Burial with military honors will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.Memorial gifts may be made to the Laurie and Arthur Horsch Scholarship at the Military Officers Association of America, MOAA.org.Commentscomments...

Community calendar from July 25 - The Saratogian

Monday, July 25, 2016

Saratoga Bridges Foundation, “Fitzgibbons Golf Classic,” 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020.HAY, OATS & SPAGHETTI: 4th Annual Hay, Oats & Spaghetti on the first Monday of the Saratoga Thoroughbred racing season. Join the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation as they kick off the beginning of the racing meet by welcoming the horse industry back to Saratoga. Beer and wine included along with a hearty Italian buffet specially prepared by Lauren and Giuseppe Grisio, owners of Mama Mia’s Restaurant. Buffet served from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bravo!, 3246 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs. New for 2016: reserved seating. Tickets $75. For tickets and more information: http://www.trfinc.org/event/hayoats.AdvertisementNYS SUMMER WRITERS INSTITUTE: Reading by William Kennedy and Cristina Garcia, 8 p.m. Davis Auditorium, Skidmore College. Fore more information call 580-5593.SHAKESPEARE TALK: Is Shakespeare’s most famous love story a tragedy or a comedy ruined by bad luck? Poet, critic, and Skidmore College lecturer Jay Rogoff will discuss “Romeo and Juliet: A Comedy Gone Wrong?” on Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in the Dutcher Community Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 48 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs. Assisted by John Madden’s 1998 film “Shakespeare in Love,” Rogoff’s talk points out how Shakespeare’s play uses comic conventions for unexpected purposes. This event is free and open to the public. Saratoga Shakespeare’s free professional production of “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by David Girard, runs August 2-7 on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs.Tuesday, July 26BALLSTON SPA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION: The Ballston Spa Cemetery Association is looking for volunteers to help with several projects in the village cemetery. People are needed for gravestone cleaning, fence painting, brush trimming, raking and records and map updating on Tuesday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Wear work clothes and bring rakes and clippers if you are interested in yard work. Supplies for painting and gravestone cleaning will be provided. Help is especially needed to document the ‘Old Catholic Cemetery’ section. Most of these gravestone are extremely old, soiled and nearly impossible to read. The Association hopes to include these records of village ancestors as part of the entire cemetery. You can express your interest on t...