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SELKIRK – Mary Rose Zdgiebloski, 50, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Born Albany, she is the daughter of Dorothy (Caccia) Zdgiebloski and the late Joseph Zdgiebloski. Mary Rose loved spending time with her family and enjoyed taking care of animals.
In addition to her loving mother Dorothy, she is survived by her nephews Charles and Joseph Allardice; and cousins Rita (Peter) Zdgiebloski and Carol Northup. She was predeceased by her father Joseph and her devoted sister Karollynn Wilson who passed away in August 2016.
COLONIE- Frank “Red” Houck, Jr. 76, entered into Eternal life Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Albany Medical Center. Born and educated in Albany, he was the first child of Frank and Caroline Houck. He became a very hard working family man after meeting his wife Judy at Bi-Lo and together they raised three children. Upon retirement he became involved with many charitable organizations. Frank was a dedicated animal lover, sports enthusiast and avid outdoors man.
Frank is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy Mosall Houck; his three children, Christopher Houck, Cynthia Gamliel (Ofer) and Laurie Houck Bliven (Errol Sweet) ; three grandchildren Daniel and Dylan Bliven, and Charlotte Houck; siblings James and Michael Houck and Carol Ann Reedy.
Ravena, NY- On April 25th, 2017 at 9:19 a.m., the world, our community and, most importantly, our family tragically lost our son, Logan, in an automobile accident on his way home from class while he was with his best buddy Matt Hamilton. Logan happily leapt into the world, the third son born to Amy and Frank Penzabene, on July 14th, 1998.
GLENMONT- Richard “Dick” M. Lehner Sr., 83, passed away on April 19, 2017 at home surrounded by his family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Albany NY he was the son of Max and Josephine Lehner. He attended St. James Elementary school and served as an altar boy during Sunday Mass. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 1952 and enlisted in the Army with the Corps of Engineers. Upon his discharge as a Sgt. in 1955, he returned home and attended Hudson Valley Community College, graduating in 1957. He began working for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) where he met his future wife and love of his life, Shirley Farrell.They were married on August 23, 1958, and honeymooned in Lake George. He retired from AT&T in 1988 and filled his retirement years with his many hobbies and interests. He was a proud member of the NRA, the Bethlehem Sportsman Club, the Pioneers, and the ELKS. He volunteered as a retired member of the Pioneers for many years to repair broken toys for the Albany PBA, and repaired Books on Tape recorders for the blind and visually handicapped.
ALBANY- Maureen P. (O’Connor) O’Connell, 79, entered Eternal Rest on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Albany to William and Elizabeth (Meehan) O’Connor, she graduated from Vincentian Institute and the College of St. Rose. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Health from Sage College of Albany and continued her career in nursing. Maureen was Nurse Manager of the Cardiac Care Unit at St. Peter’s Hospital for many years. She was a member of the St. Peter’s Hospital Ethics Committee where she remained after her retirement. Maureen was an avid bridge player, gardener, and active member of the City Club of Albany. She was a longtime Communicant and Eucharistic Minister at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
ALBANY- Alice C. (Maksymik) Tibbitts, 85, went to meet the Lord and to be with her husband, surrounded by her family on Easter Sunday April 16, 2017. Born in Lancaster, NY she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Hrycko) Maksymik. She was a graduate of Albany High School. Mrs. Tibbitts worked as an executive secretary at Protective Loan Corporation and later at the Teresian House. She was a longtime Communicant of the former Our Lady of Mercy Church. Along with her husband, she enjoyed winters in Winterhaven, Florida and attending Boston Red Sox spring training games. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by her grandchildren; never missing any of their activities.
ALBANY- Charles H. “Chuck” Nattell, 70, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn after a long illness. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Bernard S. and Susan Burns Nattell.Charles was a graduate of Arroyo Grande High School in California, attended California Polytechnic Institute and was a graduate of Maria College and the NYS Empire State College. He worked for the NYS Division for Youth and was always dedicated to the youth he counseled and guided. It was more than a job to Charles.