4 / Monday, October 27, 2014
County Sheriff
• William Eugene Yesse of
821 Route 161, Amsterdam,
was charged Oct. 24 with
unauthorized use of a vehicle. Yesse allegedly took his
mother’s vehicle without permission and drove extended
• Guy R. Leo, 50, of 69
Sixth Ave., Gloversville, was
charged with criminal possession of a firearm, a class
E felony, for allegedly possessing handguns without a
state pistol permit.
Fulton County
Sheriff’s Office
• Tyrone Roby, 38, of 47
McClary Ave., Amsterdam,
was arrested Oct. 20 after
deputies said he stole 10 cartons of cigarettes worth
$995.16 from Hess in Perth
during a two-week period.
Roby reportedly possessed a
pair of bolt cutters during one
of the larcenies. He was
arrested at his home, and
was also charged with possession of burglar tools. He
was issued tickets to appear
in court at a later date.
• Jordan B. Lehr, 19, of
Johnstown, was arrested
Saturday after he allegedly
had sex with a 16-year-old
girl at a residence in the town
of Johnstown. He was
charged with sexual misconduct and issued tickets
directing him to appear in
town court at a later date.
• David H. Palmieri Jr., 35,
of Albany, was arrested
Friday on a warrant from
Fulton County Family Court.
Deputies said Palmieri failed
to pay child support. He was
arraigned in Broadalbin town
court and remanded to Fulton
County Correctional Facility
on $3,000 cash bail.
State Police
A love of classic cars
keeps area man busy
Recorder News Staff
the past 33 years, John Turner
has been tinkering with cars,
specifically taking older classic
cars and selling them with a little modernized twist.
Yet it is more than just a hobby
for the 74-year-old, it is a job.
Turner owns and operates J.
Colonial Auto Sales on Route
30, which opened in 1981 after
Turner hung up his carpenter’s
“I was always interested in
cars since I was a kid,” he said.
“I was a carpenter but when help
got scarce I got into the car business.”
As part of that business, Turner
purchases and sells domestic and
foreign cars. But his true passion
is taking cars of days long gone
and transforming them to run
“I like the originals but I really
like the street rods,” Turner said.
“You take the original outside
and you change everything on
the inside so everything is modernized and powered. In the ’30s
they didn’t have power steering
and power brakes. I currently
have a 1938 Chevrolet with a v8
motor all customized. It’s a
beautiful car.”
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Council budget session, Barone
suggested the council eliminate
the deputy controller position and
move $20,000 into the contractual
fund for Agresta to use if he needed help. The council, however,
decided to leave the deputy controller in the budget for another
year after Agresta argued he needed Mitchell’s help in the office.
“[Agresta’s] got to get out on
his own. If he needs help we’ll
get him the help,” Barone said.
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• An Amsterdam man was
arrested and charged with
unlawful possession of marijuana after troopers investigated a complaint of a suspicious
vehicle in Bethlehem. Harley
J. Fountain, 23, was found in
his vehicle behind a Stewart’s,
police said. During an interview, troopers said they
smelled marijuana, and after
searching his car, Fountain
was found to be in possession
of a small amount of it.
Fountain is due to appear in
court at a later date.
There is a lot of interest in
classic cars, Turner said, which
is why he expanded the business
to the state of Florida where
classic cars are popular.
“Every day there is a classic
show down in Florida,” he said.
“I probably sell 25 to 30 classics
a year. There is a lot of interest
down there.”
So how does one get a classic
For Turner the answer is simple — a car auction.
Turner said he attends approximately five to six car auctions a
week in Florida and a few in
New York. In addition, he
attends car shows, as well as
highline sales, which is where
he obtains the more expensive
cars like Rolls Royce, Maserati,
Mercedes and others.
In addition to the job, Turner
said he is also a collector.
Currently he has seven cars in
his possession, including a
Model A Ford roadster, a 1960
Lincoln Continental, 1951
Chevy, and others.
“I enjoy it very much,” Turner
said, adding he has no plans to
retire from the job or the hobby.
“I enjoy going to classic car
shows and auctions. I like the
individual part of it.”
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“There are other avenues we can
go down. Somebody mentioned
getting the state in here to help us
and we have county help too. We
don’t have to put out all this
money for training.”
Barone said the council will
take a look at the situation during
a special meeting tonight.
“We’ll look into this so we
cover our backs and do everything right,” he said. “I don’t
know if we have to pass some
sort of resolution but we want to
make sure this is done correctly
so we don’t go to litigation.”
Mayor Ann Thane, who has
been out of town since last
Wednesday, said she did not
know about Mitchell’s firing, but
she said she knew Agresta was
not happy with the level of work
being accomplished.
“I know [Agresta] had had some
concerns there, so I’m not surprised,” Thane said. “He did not
feel confident enough to stand on
his own feet for a while.”
The council will meet tonight at
6 to discuss Mitchell’s termination, along with the city’s capital
projects plans.
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Sophie Perillo
October 24, 2014
Mrs. Sophie Perillo former Amsterdam, New York resident Sophie
Perillo, 97, died Friday, October 24, 2014 in Florida.
A service of Christian Burial will be held at St. Charles Borromeo
Church in Meredith, New Hampshire, near some of her family due to
the closing of St. Michael’s Church in Amsterdam, New York.
Burial with Committal service will take place at a time to be
announced at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Amsterdam.
Mrs. Perillo was born October 3, 1917 in Amsterdam, New York and
was the last surviving child of Sadie and Robert Miller, preceded in
death by her siblings Helen Raco, Elizabeth Kruger, Edward R. Miller,
Joseph Miller and Mary Jane Rocissano.
She attended St. Mary’s Institute and the former Wilbur H. Lynch
High School in Amsterdam. Sophie married Louis Perillo on
September 18, 1943. She was active in civic affairs, including serving
as President of the Lion’s Club Women’s Auxiliary (the Lionettes)
from 1970-1971. As a lover of horseback riding, she was an active
member of the Rugmakers Riding Club and was also a member of the
Columbiettes Bowling Team.
She worked at Van Brocklin Glove Factory and Orsini’s Italian
Restaurant. Sophie was also Manager of Perillo’s Liquor Store. During
World War II, she joined the auxiliary and was stationed at Keesler Air
Base in Biloxi, Mississippi working as a mimeograph operator.
Sophie lived in Amsterdam until 1974, when she and her husband
relocated to Boynton Beach, Florida. Her husband, Louis, died in
1984. Mrs. Perillo was a member of St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in
Delray Beach, Florida and a former member of the Church of St.
Michael the Archangel in Amsterdam.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews: Robert Raco, Frank
Raco, Rick Raco, Lawrence Rocissano, Jack Rocissano, Peter
Rocissano, Jay Rocissano, Dean Rocissano, Stephen Perillo, Nancy Lee
Rogers, Sophie Battaglia. Adrian Zingaro, Gilbert Zingaro, Dolores
Monteleone and cousins Ona Ralys and family and Regina Hartvigas.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund
or St. Michael’s Cemetery Fund C/O the funeral home.
Arrangements are by the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home 200 Church
Street, Amsterdam, New York 12010.
Please submit on-line condolences at
200 Church Street, Amsterdam, New York 12010
518 843-2550 •
Lela A. Spellman
October 24, 2014
Lela A. Spellman passed peacefully on October
24th. She was born on November 9, 1932 in Ballston
Spa, New York to her loving parents Leslie and Pearl
As a child she moved to a farm in Snooks Corners
where she took her lessons in a one room school
house followed by Fultonville High School and
graduated with honors at the age of 16. A year later
she married the boy next door, D. Charles Devendorf
SPELLMAN and raised her four surviving children: L. Dee Torre
Kaufman, Amelia Island, Florida; D. David Devendorf, Amsterdam,
New York; Rachael D. Osborn, McLean, Virginia and Brian J.
Devendorf, Amsterdam New York. She is also survived by her
brother Ralph Armer of Amsterdam, New York.
During her career she held many significant positions including
District 8 chair for the New York State Farm Bureau, administrative
assistant for Congressman Samuel S. Stratton and Lieutenant
Governor Mary Ann Krupsak, and finance assistant for Wildwood
Programs and the United Way of Amsterdam.
Reading books and spending time with her five grandchildren were
her most treasured experiences. She will always have a special place
in the hearts of Jason Osborn, New York City; Kylah Torre, New York
City; Matthew Osborn, Boston, Massachusetts; Brandon Torre, Akron,
Ohio and Lauren Osborn, Centreville, Virginia.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 12
noon at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy
Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY with the Rev. Tim Alicki officiating.
Burial will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Tribes Hill, NY. The
family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 11:00 am
to 12:00 noon at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lela’s memory to the
Children’s Collection at the Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church
Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, would be greatly appreciated.
Please sign the family guest book on line at
171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010
518-843-1920 •
In Memoriam
James Vandermark
October 27, 2009
In loving memory.
To us his name will ever be
The key that unlocks memory,
Of a dear one gone but cherished yet
A beloved face we’ll never forget.
Aunt Mary Ellen & Uncle Dick
James Vandermark
October 27, 2009
In loving memory.
Just when his days seemed brightest,
Just when his hopes seemed best,
God called him from amongst us,
To his eternal rest.
Sadly missed, but God knows best.
Love, Mom & Dad, Dylan & Ryan