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April 15, 2014:  A little business to attend to...  Please read below.
Pages for Past Presidents and Myskania:
  Discovered that only the first pages for these lists had been posted on the web site.  Now all of the pages are there.  Check `em out!
David A. Golden demise greatly exaggerated!  A message from Henry Klein, `71 (not an EEP), roommate of David Golden, `71, asking for info on locating David's next of kin, since his demise was reported in the recent UAlb Alumni News.  Upon checking he found David to be alive and well and in the State of Washington.  The UAlb News will print a retraction in next issue.  Seems another David Golden, Albany Alum had passed.

In Memoriam:
Carlton Coulter,
`35 - New Paltz - Carlton Alexander Coulter, 99, died Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie after a very brief illness. He was the husband of Elsa (Munch) Coulter and the late Rosemary (Peck ) Coulter. Born June 3, 1914 in the Town of Jackson, Washington County, New York on the family farm, he was the son of William Selfridge Coulter and Bertha (McClarty) Coulter. He was the last of six generations to live on the farm. After graduating from Cambridge Union School (Cambridge, NY), class of 1931, he went on to New York State Teacher's College in Albany, graduating in 1935. He later earned his Master's Degree in Education. He and Rosemary were married in 1941 and raised their family in New York. Carlton proudly spent 39 years in public education, 19 in the classroom and 20 in administration. He was working in West Islip on Long Island at the time of his retirement. In July 1991 he married Elsa. They moved to New Paltz, to be near their children and spent summers in Ontario, Canada. Along with his wife, he will be deeply missed by his children, Carol Ann Shoreborn and partner Linda Tisdale of Dexter, ME, Jonathan Selfridge Coulter of Brodnax, VA., William David Coulter and his wife Carolyn of Wallingford, CT, Jennifer Linda Weijer and husband Kornelis of Groton, MA, Thomas C. Stratton and wife, Sally and Richard E. Stratton and wife, Leslie of New Paltz, NY, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Rosemary, a grandson, Christopher Coulter and granddaughter, Amani Joy Pinder, 2 brothers, Clarence and Robert Coulter and 2 sisters Elizabeth Wallace and Margaret Talmidge. A memorial service will be held in Connecticut at a time to be announced. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge, NY, when Carlton is buried with Rosemary. The family is being assisted by Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, Cambridge, New York.
[N.B.  Carlton was President of Potter Club, 1934-1935, and was there at the beginning of EEP, having joined the Club in his Freshman year, 1931-1932.]

William Haller, `41 - Saratoga Springs - Bill Haller, 94, passed away on Tuesday, April 8th at Saratoga Hospital.  He was born in Dexter, New York, and was a 1941 graduate of Albany State College where he was the President of the Men’s Athletic Association and The Potter Club Fraternity.  Bill began working as a Chemical Engineer in 1941 at General Electric in Schenectady and continued working there for nearly 30 years. He later worked for Roymal Coatings and Bradley Laboratories as an Industrial Coatings Sales Specialist. He married the late Shirley Eastman Haller of Deansboro, New York in 1943. Bill was an avid bowler into his 90’s and participated in the Florida Senior Olympics in recent years. He enjoyed playing cards, watching baseball and basketball right into this spring. Bill wintered in Sebring, Florida and he spent many happy summer hours in Pillar Point, New York fishing for perch, northern pike and smallmouth bass in the waters of Chaumont Bay, Lake Ontario. He also enjoyed and excelled at croquet and horseshoes. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Dexter for over 50 years.  After Shirley’s death in 1967, he married the late Bette Russell Haller of Niskayuna and the late Dorothea Pettit Haller of Pillar Point.

Ted Bayer, `51, had lunch with Bill just a day or two before he passed away.  It seems they both resided at the same facility in Saratoga Springs and may have just met. 
[N.B.  Bill was President of Potter Club, 1940-1941, and was a member of Myskania.]

Carl F. Schrader, `58 - Oneonta Daily Star, April 2, 2014  SENECA, S.C. — Carl F. Schrader of Bayshore, Seneca, S.C., died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.  From an early age, Carl was a person who developed an interest in many fields. He walked and hitchhiked to Albany, where he earned his college degree. Over the years he enjoyed music, art and trips to places around the world — Peru, South Africa and Thailand, to name a few.  When Carl became a school superintendent, he set out to help the gifted and talented as well as those who needed help. He added extra adults to assist teachers in classrooms so help could be given and those who needed it could stay mostly with their classmates.  He built a new school keeping the above in mind, Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School, Cherry Valley.  One of his favorite pastimes was breeding and showing Norfolk terrier dogs in places such as New York City, Philadelphia and Atlanta.  May he dwell in peace, may he know we care and share and may love always be there and open many interesting doors.  He is survived by his wife, Faith; son, Austen; daughter-in-law, Debbie; grandkids, Tyler, Casey, Derek and Riley; sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Roy McEnerny, `65 -
Roy McEnerney, 70, of South Glens Falls, passed away suddenly at his home Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. He was the loving husband of Cynthia S. McEnerney, and the loving father of Kerry A. (McEnerney) Ozmelek and John R. McEnerney. Born June 28, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Marjorie "Louise" (Osborne) McEnerney. On June 15, 1963, he married the love of his life, Cynthia Pettey, in New York Mills, N.Y.  Roy graduated from SUNY Albany in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree and was employed by IBM and Executone. He was an amazing entrepreneur, amassing some five to 10 businesses in his lifetime, including Communication Management Associates, a telecommunications firm, and Rollerfun Inc., a traveling group of roller skaters who introduced the fun of skating to elementary school children all over the area. Most people in the Capital District will remember him as the cool guy with the plaid pants who ran Rollerfun with his wife for 20 years. After residing in Latham for many years, Roy and Cindy sold their businesses and relocated to South Glens Falls, where they took over the SaraGlen Motel in 1997. He will always be remembered for his quick wit and sharp sense of humor.  Roy was proud to be a Rotarian and received the Rotarian of the Year award in 2011 from the South Glens Falls Rotary Club and was also a Paul Harris fellow. Roy also served as the Alumni Association President of SUNY Albany from 1983-85. Roy also greatly enjoyed golf and spending time with his family.  In addition to his parents, Roy was predeceased by a sister, Judy Schuetz. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Cindy McEnerney; his son, John McEnerney and his partner, Lyle Houston; his daughter, Kerry Ozmelek, and her husband, Raif; his grandchildren, Evan and Ryan Ozmelek; and his father-in-law, Robert Szarek. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 80 Saratoga Road, South Glens Falls, NY 12803. Arrangements are under care of M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main St., South Glens Falls, NY 12803. To leave online condolences or to view Roy’s Book of Memories, please visit www.kilmerfuneralhome.com. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Michael the Archangel Church, directly following calling hours. The Rev. Guy A. Childs, pastor, will be officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in Roy’s name can be made to South Glens Falls Rotary Club, 233 Reynolds Road, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Obituaries for Carl and Roy were forwarded to us by Fred Culbert, `65.  Fred worked with Carl at Cherry Valley.  Fred and Roy were classmates at Albany.  William's obituary was forwarded by Paul Ward.  Carlton's obituary was discovered online.

Spring Albany Luncheon, Noon, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Route 7 Diner, Latham, NY
A full announcement will be sent to all on the "official list" which includes about 50+ Pottermen.  If you are not receiving the mailings (either email or paper) let me know and we'll add you to the list.  The mailing will go out in about 10 days.  Note the Route 7 Diner is our new location.

February 16-20, 2014:  Address changes: Art Weigand, `53, Sven Sloth, `54, and Don McGurrin, `65, new or recent address/email/phone changes.  Check Address Changes link at the left.  For new phone, contact me.

January 25, 2014:  In memoriam:
Dr. Benjamin H. Button, 80, of Golf Course Road, Amsterdam, NY went to be with his loving Lord on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at River Ridge Living Center, Amsterdam, NY.  He was born on a family farm in the town of Canajoharie to Phelps and Josephine Schwabrow Button on June 13, 1933.  He graduated from Sharon Springs Central School in June 1950.  He then went on to college at SUNY at Albany and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in June 1954.  He then attended SUNY Medical School at Syracuse and received his MD degree in June 1958.  Dr. Button then went on to Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, for 5 years and became an Orthopedic Surgeon.  In July 1963 he came to Amsterdam and worked at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital.  On September 19, 1964 he married the former Jane Burton.  During 27 years of practice he was Chief of Staff at both St. Mary's and Amsterdam Memorial Hospital in addition to many other positions.  On July 9, 1990 he retired and did volunteer medical missionary work for the next 15 years.  This was with Samaritan's Purse in many African countries and Afghanistan.   In June 1999 Dr. Button received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Alumni Association of SUNY at Albany.  In the Fall of 2002 he received the Award of Excellence in Medical Missions from World Medical Missions (Samaritan's Purse).  In January 2008 he received the  Sister Catherine Bernard's Award for  Life Time Service from the Foundation of St. Mary's Hospital.  In January 2011 he received the Herbert T. Singer Community Service Award for  his history of volunteer work from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.  He was also an active member of the Inman Senior Center in Amsterdam.  Dr. Button was a founding Charter Member of the Adirondack Baptist Church in Gloversville, NY.  He is survived by his wife, Jane, of Amsterdam; two sons, Scott of Arlington, VA and Christopher (Sheila) of Virginia Beach, VA; a granddaughter, Pauline of Virginia Beach, VA and a sister, Virginia (Nathaniel) Jones of Florida, and cousins.  A memorial service was held on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Adirondack Baptist Church, Gloversville, NY.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam, NY.
The obituary was mailed by Claude Palczak to Paul Ward who forwarded it for the web site.

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