NORTH BLENHEIM, N.Y. Abel J. Tardiff, 75, of Quarry Road, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Mr. Tardiff was born Dec. 22, 1931, at Portage Lake, a son of the late Alfred and Irene Bouthot Tardiff. Mr. Tardiff worked for Sch-weizer’s Lumber, Sloansville, N.Y., before retiring. He enjoyed playing cards, watching wrestling, country music and a donut with his morning coffee. He was also very fond of his friends and family. Mr. Tardiff was predeceased by his wife, Rose Ann Tardiff, Jan. 15, 1992; by his brothers, Fred and Lucian Tardiff; and his stepbrother, Norman Paige. He is survived by daughter, Sandra and her husband, David Mattice, of North Blenheim, N.Y.; granddaughter, Michelle Mattice of Grand Gorge, N.Y.; grandsons, David J. Mattice of Norwich, N.Y., and Michael W. Mattice of North Blenheim, N.Y.; sisters, Geneva Bouthot of Caribou and Marilyn Nichols of Waterville; brother, Harold Tardiff of Weare, N.H.; several nieces and nephews; lifelong friends, Phyllis, Cindy and Fred Burgor of Hartford, Conn. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Palmer & Shaylor, Inc. Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh, N.Y., with the Rev. Neil Irwin officiating. Burial of the cremains will be held after at Fairview Cemetery, Grand Gorge, N.Y. Cremation took place at Vale Cemetery Crematorium, Schenectady, N.Y. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Lung Association of New York State, 8 Mountain View Ave., Albany, NY 12205-9990.