Obituaries

William Powers
B: 1932-02-25
D: 2018-05-22
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Powers, William
Thomas Taylor
B: 1937-09-03
D: 2018-05-21
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Taylor, Thomas
Ralph Swartz
B: 1947-06-14
D: 2018-05-17
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Swartz, Ralph
William Wells
B: 1937-11-20
D: 2018-05-06
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Wells, William
Rosemary Shaw
B: 1946-03-29
D: 2018-05-04
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Shaw, Rosemary
Gerald Brophy
B: 1941-04-09
D: 2018-04-27
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Brophy, Gerald
Casimir Blazejeski
B: 1931-03-06
D: 2018-04-26
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Blazejeski, Casimir
Thomas Bowles
B: 1941-12-28
D: 2018-04-26
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Bowles, Thomas
Robin Ayotte
B: 1958-07-24
D: 2018-04-26
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Ayotte, Robin
Anthony Francesconi
B: 1966-05-12
D: 2018-04-20
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Francesconi, Anthony
Ruby Watts
B: 1921-06-15
D: 2018-04-18
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Watts, Ruby
Ernest Gaudette
B: 1926-07-07
D: 2018-04-17
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Gaudette, Ernest
Ryan Bussey
B: 1978-07-27
D: 2018-04-15
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Bussey, Ryan
Donald Durocher
B: 1936-04-17
D: 2018-04-14
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Durocher, Donald
Marilyn Mattey
B: 1963-10-25
D: 2018-04-12
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Mattey, Marilyn
Ronald Federici
B: 1949-01-18
D: 2018-04-10
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Federici, Ronald
Edna Fernet
B: 1920-11-30
D: 2018-04-03
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Fernet, Edna
Derek Langley
B: 1982-09-11
D: 2018-04-02
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Langley, Derek
John Sokolowski
B: 1926-06-01
D: 2018-04-02
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Sokolowski, John
Michael Muzio
B: 1927-06-29
D: 2018-03-29
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Muzio, Michael
Mabel Morrissey
B: 1930-02-03
D: 2018-03-28
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Morrissey, Mabel

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Veterans' Benefits

When a veteran passes away, their families often wonder what they may be entitled to as a member of the armed services. As funeral directors the thing that we must have to establish eligibility for any of these benefits is a copy of the veteran's discharge papers (DD-214) or a Statement of Service. More documentation will likely be required if applying for additional benefits through the VA, but either of these will usually suffice for determining basic eligibility. If you need to request this record, please click the link to the National Archives provided on the bottom of the page.

The following information has been largely provided from the Vietnam Veterans of America NYS Council and the NYS Tribute Foundation, Inc.

Veterans' Burial Benefits Include

  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery: Families often ask us what they need to be buried in the Gerald B.H. Solomon - Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Members of the armed forces who have met the minimum active duty requirements, their spouses and dependents can be buried in any of these cemeteries. They must also be discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. The cemetery will not reserve a space ahead of time, but once a veteran or his/her spouse has passed an additional space will be reserved alongside. All headstones are provided at no charge and are uniform.
  • Headstones or Markers in a private cemetery: The VA will provide a marker, usually flat granite or bronze, at no cost to the family. **Please Note: The marker is free of charge. However, most cemeteries in the Capital District do charge a fee for the installation of these markers.
  • Military Honors: We will request for a military detail to be present at the committal service from the specific branch of the service. They will play Taps and fold and present the flag to the family.
  • Presidential Memorial Certificates. These are available upon request in recognition of your loved one's service.
  • Burial Flags: One American Flag is provided for every veteran.
  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses: Generally the VA will pay a burial allowance of up to $2,000 if the service member's death is service-related. For other qualifying veterans, the VA will pay a $300 basic burial allowance, a $150 plot allowance if burial is in a private cemetery and possibly some of the transportation costs. Typically, a veteran must be disabled from a service related injury, pass away in a VA hospital and/or be collecting a service pension to possibly qualify for these allowances. Also, if the veteran is a NYS resident who is killed in combat after September 29, 2003 New York State's supplemental burial allowance will provide up to $6,000 toward the funeral and burial costs.

To request more information regarding veteran benefits please click the image below:

To request discharge (DD 214) papers please visit the National Archives by clicking the image below:

Additional resources for the struggles our veterans face on a daily basis include:

  • Quit Smoking Community: A guide to overcoming tobacco addiction amongst veterans.

Quit Smoking Today

  • Addiction Resource: The many sides of addiction and substance abuse among veterans & where to find help.

Addiction Resource