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Obituaries

MARTIN AINSPAN
89, of Albany, Dec. 17, 2018; widower of Phyllis Branz Ainspan; survived by son Nathan D. (Debbie Ann Doyle Ainspan) Ainspan, of Arlington, Va.; and grandson Isaac Mark Doyle Ainspan.

ESTELLE HALPERN
97, of Peabody, Mass., formerly of Albany, Dec.16, 2018; widow of Joseph Halpern; survived by daughters, Diane (Ira) Rubtchinsky and Judith Halpern; grandchildren Jodi (Douglas) Smith of Marblehead, Mass., Stacy (Allen) Kamer of Ra’anana, Israel, Jeffrey (Julie) Rubtchinsky of San Diego, Calif., Zachary (Ali) Halpern of Marblehead, Alex Halpern Levy of New York City and Charise Pfeffer of Rhinebeck; and great-grandchildren Sophia and Daniel and Eliana, Maya, Nadav and Yoav, and Hannah and Jared and Sadie.

RICHARD KRAKOWER
88, of Albany, Dec. 12, 2018; survived by wife Eleanor Krakower; children Stephen (Judith), Robin (David), Reid (Nancy), Beth (James), Abbie (Chris) and Donna (David); grandchildren Naomi (Joseph), Jonathan (Reese), Benjamin, Alexandra, Margo, Evan, Kara, Eliza, Emily, Ian, Isaac and Nora; and great-grandchildren Ethan and Rose.

LAURA MARGOLIUS PILCHIK
48, of Westchester County, formerly of Albany, Dec. 10, 2018; survived by three children, Samantha, Josie, and Ella; parents, Lynne Lazarow Margolius and Kenneth Margolius; sister Debra (William) Krueger; and brother, Andrew (Sandy) Margolius.

GRACE FRUITERMAN
99, of Albany, Dec.11, 2018; widow of Jerry Fruiterman; survived by sons Mark (Stacy) and Roy (Judy) Fruiterman; grandchildren Mara (Mike), David (Cheryl), Seth (Aviva) and Noah; and six great-grandchildren.

STEPHEN SCHEIBER
70, of Guilderland, Dec.10, 2018; survived by wife Mary Wilson Scheiber; sisters Ruth Blair (Bill) and Carol (Marty) Gnacik; and sons David (Patricia), Scheiber and Jacob Scheiber.