James J. Rosenthal SARATOGA SPRINGS — James J. Rosenthal, beloved husband and father, born July 10, 1940, died peacefully in the arms of his wife and children at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2006. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in forestry. He then married the love of his life, Diane Diehl, in Rochester, where they were both born and raised. They then moved to California, where he graduated from Ambassador College in the late 1960′. He became a pastor with the Worldwide Church of God and served his congregations faithfully until his death. He loved to play catch and wrestle with his two greatest accomplishments — his sons, Eric and David. His passion and love of the outdoors overflowed into all aspects of his life. He was a subtle and compassionate leader who welcomed an open exchange of ideas. Every moment of his life was lived in an unwavering faith in God, and he willingly shared that love with all. Like most great men, they are not truly appreciated until their presence is gone from this earth. He is survived by many loving family members. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373 or burkefuneralhome.com). A graveside service will be held for the family in his hometown of Rochester. Donations may be made in memory of James to Nature Conservancy of New York, 322 8th Ave. 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Chandler F. Stimmel LAFAYETTE, Calif. — Chandler F. Stimmel, of Lafayette, Calif., and formerly of Albany and Saratoga Springs, died unexpectedly of an aneurysm on Jan. 30, 2006, at the age of 50. Born in Albany, Chandler was the dearly loved son of the late Dianne Knight Stimmel and the late Frederick C. Stimmel of Slingerlands. A 1974 graduate of the Albany Academy, he was the cadet major and captain of the football team and played basketball and baseball. Chandler remained dedicated to the academy and participated in many alumni activities, including service on the board of the Alumni Association. Chandler was also involved with Camp Dudley in Westport, where he was first a camper, then a counselor for many summers. He was a former member of the Fort Orange Club. In 1978, Chandler graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton with a degree in economics. While at Hamilton, he played football and lacrosse. From there, he went to work in investments for nearly 24 years, starting out at Key Bank, then progressing on as an investment officer for both the First Agricultural Bank in Pittsfield, Mass., and the Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. in Glens Falls. Chandler was a vice president of investment management for Fleet Investment Advisors (Columbia Asset Management) in Albany for more than 12 years. Chandler was a beautiful person who touched many lives with his gentle kindness, friendly demeanor, humor, generosity and integrity. He dearly loved his daughter Jackie and was very proud of her accomplishments on an academic and athletic level. Chandler truly cared about the well-being of others and was involved with numerous charitable activities, including corporate fundraising for Skidmore College. Dedicated to healthy living and the outdoors, Chandler’s extraordinary athleticism enabled him to excel at and enjoy many sports, including skiing, sailing, football, lacrosse, rollerblading, kayaking, hiking, badminton and beach volleyball. Chandler gave in death as he gave in life — he was an organ donor to seven recipients. Chandler is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Stimmel of Saratoga Springs; his sisters, Penny McCloskey of Lafayette, Calif., and Robin Stimmel-Singh of Fredericksburg, Va.; his beloved, Melinda Wilson of Lafayette, Calif.; as well as a multitude of family and friends who will profoundly miss his significant role in their lives. Donations in Chandler’s memory may be made to either the Albany Academy, 135 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208, or The Weston A. Price Foundation, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on April 8 at the Albany Academy Chapel.