Obituaries

Maria Mojica
B: 1963-06-14
D: 2018-02-22
View Details
Mojica, Maria
James Ostrander
B: 1947-02-01
D: 2018-02-22
View Details
Ostrander, James
David Mincarelli
B: 1922-12-24
D: 2018-02-19
View Details
Mincarelli, David
D. Cullen
D: 2018-02-19
View Details
Cullen, D.
Leonard Cummings Sr.
B: 1922-10-03
D: 2018-02-18
View Details
Cummings Sr., Leonard
David Jones
B: 1968-05-06
D: 2018-02-18
View Details
Jones, David
Thomas Hesler
B: 1925-04-15
D: 2018-02-14
View Details
Hesler, Thomas
David Countermine
B: 1942-08-10
D: 2018-02-14
View Details
Countermine, David
Alice DesBois
B: 1922-07-18
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
DesBois, Alice
Michael Sano
B: 1926-08-23
D: 2018-02-10
View Details
Sano, Michael
Jean VanPatten
B: 1926-09-01
D: 2018-02-09
View Details
VanPatten, Jean
David Peck
B: 1942-11-10
D: 2018-02-06
View Details
Peck, David
Kenrick Persaud
B: 1955-04-22
D: 2018-02-04
View Details
Persaud, Kenrick
Charles Lewandowski
B: 1968-10-28
D: 2018-02-01
View Details
Lewandowski, Charles
Stephen Barkley
B: 1956-07-12
D: 2018-01-30
View Details
Barkley, Stephen
John Bartlett
B: 1928-11-30
D: 2018-01-29
View Details
Bartlett, John
Vincent Conte
B: 1933-01-03
D: 2018-01-26
View Details
Conte, Vincent
Paul Offricht
B: 1938-02-26
D: 2018-01-20
View Details
Offricht, Paul
Frank DePalma
B: 1942-10-27
D: 2018-01-18
View Details
DePalma, Frank
Jack Livsey
B: 1927-06-06
D: 2018-01-14
View Details
Livsey, Jack
Marilyn Bond
B: 1926-01-26
D: 2018-01-11
View Details
Bond, Marilyn

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1614 Guilderland Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518-346-8424
Fax: 518-346-2852

Gathering the Important Documents

Are you as organized as you should be? Chances are the answer is “no.” In today’s busy life, most of us are just doing our best to hold things together day-to-day.

Then, the unthinkable happens. Someone you love dies, leaving you with more questions than you could ever answer. Like, “Where is our marriage certificate?” Or, “What did we do with the pink slip to the car?”

Now’s the time to do your best to locate as many of the following important documents as possible:

  • Wills
  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Deeds
  • Bank Books
  • Stock Certificates
  • Military Discharge Papers
  • Social Security Card
  • Tax Forms
  • Vehicle and Boat Titles
  • Insurance Policies

While you’re going through the desk drawers and filing cabinets, you’ll run across documents that you think may be useful. Add them to the pile. In the coming weeks, you may need them.

If you have questions about anything related to the search for the important papers, call us. We’re here to help.


Thinking Ahead?

That’s great. Having a select place to store important documents, like bills and personal records, can come in handy in helping settle an estate after death without having to search and sift through mounds of paperwork.

Why not create a "When I'm Dead" file? You could name it anything you want, but that title fits nicely.  This is where you’ll organize your family’s documents, so those you leave behind can easily find what they need when the time comes.

So what important documents should you keep in your "When I'm Dead" file? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Final documents, which include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives. Copies of these documents should also be given to a trusted individual for safekeeping.
  • Income information, including social security and child support and alimony documents.
  • Investment accounts, including retirement accounts, mutual funds, and college saving plans.
  • Credit cards account information
  • Bills and banking information, which involves clearly explaining how bills are paid and includes any necessary information and instructions for bills paid online.
  • Insurance policies, including life, health, auto, and disability or long-term care insurance papers.
  • Other important paperwork, including military records, old tax returns, and birth, marriage, and death certificates.
  • Digital asset account information, which includes email and social media accounts, online services, and financial accounts. You want to organize and store essential passwords, access keys, PINs, and other sensitive information in a safe place that can later be accessed by your family or another trusted individual upon your death.