Johnathan Blaney

Johnathan “Johnny” Blaney, 9, passed away suddenly Monday evening, April 15, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, following an accident near his home in Gloversville.

Born in Gloversville on February 12, 2004, he was the son of Bettina M. Etherton and Stephen R. Blaney of Gloversville.

He was a third-grade student at Boulevard Elementary School in Gloversville. Johnny was an avid sports fan, cheering on the New York Yankees and rooting for the New York Giants. Johnathan enjoyed being outdoors, riding his bike, picking up pennies and listening to music with his Dad.

Johnny was an energetic kid, who was very outgoing. He could often light up a room with his infectious big smile. He also was a caring and a proud younger brother. He had made many friends in his short life.

Besides his parents, Johnny is survived by his brothers, Zachariah Etherton and Stephen Blaney Jr. both of Gloversville; maternal grandparents, Christine L. (Karl Weaver) Etherton of Gloversville, Gerald Etherton of Palatine; paternal grandparents, Susan and George Blaney of Gloversville; uncles, Delbert (Jaimie Jones) Hart III of Fort Plain, Jeremiah (Amber Aponte) Etherton of New Jersey, Joseph Blaney of Gloversville and Michael (Robin Pabis) Blaney of Gloversville; aunts, Tiffany (Michael) Rocklin of Gloversville, Stephanie (Max Weaver) Hart of Fort Plain and Courtney Etherton of Herkimer; several cousins also survive.

Friends and relatives may call on the family from Noon until 2:00PM on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Prospect Hill Cemetery, South Kingsboro Ave., Gloversville with Pastor Albert K. Adamkoski officiating.

The family has requested that everyone attending the visitation and funeral service wear the NY Giants team colors of red, white or blue clothing to honor Johnny.

Please visit Jonathan’s online memorial and guestbook at