Daily Gazette, Schenectady, N.Y., January 22, 2002 Schenectady, NY -- Elbert H. France, 83, of Fairview Ave., Schenectady, died Jan. 20, at Ellis Hospital. Born in Schenectady, the son of Henry France and Lillian (Burchard) France Mitchell. Survivors include his wife, Winifred (Fichtner) France, married Oct. 21, 1945; a son, Allan H. France of New York City, a daughter, Linda R. Cuthbert of Duanesburg; a brother, Glen A. France of Gloversville. First Baptist Church, Schenectady. Bond Funeral Home, Schenectady.