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CLIFTON PARK - William J. Daubney, 72, of Clifton Park, passed into the arms of the Lord on February 10, 2019. The son of John and Virginia Daubney, Bill was born in Troy, NY. He spent most of his young years in Cohoes, and graduated from Philip Schuyler High School in Albany.
Bill had over 30 years of experience as an award-winning salesman for companies such as Bausch & Lomb, Lever Brothers, General Mills, and Grand Furniture. For over 20 years Bill was a bartender at Sam's Italian-American Restuarant, where he enjoyed time with family and friends. In his retirement Bill authored four books including three novels and a short-story. He enjoyed spending time with his family, being a proud Grampy, talking to friends, traveling to Ireland, watching baseball, playing whiffle ball, eating good food, sharing stories, and dancing. Bill will always be remembered for his unconditional generosity and great hugs.
SLINGERLANDS – David J. Buckley, 81, passed away Friday, February 08, 2019. Born and educated in Albany, he was the son of the late David and Helen (Norton) Buckley. He served in the NY National Guard right out of high school.
Mr. Buckley retired as a bus driver for North Colonie Schools after 25 years of service. He had a passion for driving campers, cars, RV’s, and tractor trailers. He also volunteered with the Boy Scouts. Mr. Buckley was devoted to his Church and was a Communicant of the Parish of Mater Christi.
ALBANY- Ellen (Hall) Burke, 72, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
Born and educated in Albany she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Ruth E. (Brooks) Hall.
Ellen worked at SUNY Albany for over 45 years and was the local and regional Chairperson for CSEA Women’s Committee. She also operated a booth at Artique in Clifton Park for many years. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
SELKIRK- Barry J. Romano, 66, of Selkirk passed away on February 1, 2019 at Albany Memorial Hospital. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Jerome and Edith (Greeley) Romano.
Barry was a dedicated employee of the Albany Housing Authority from 1981-2010 where he retired as the Deputy Director.He proudly served on the HAIGROUP Board of Directors for over 20 years and was the longest appointed Chairman of the Board to date.He learned his strong work ethic at a very young age from his Mother and Father, and through the years he was a loving protective big brother to his sister Gloria.
ALBANY - Albert Joseph Lubbe, passed away Monday, February 04, 2019 at the Teresian House. Born in Farrell, PA he was the son of the late Carl and Clara (Kuethe) Lubbe. Mr. Lubbe grew up in NYC from the age of 8 before moving with his wife, Mary Lu, to Albany in 1958. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War serving in Japan and Korea. Mr. Lubbe was a salesman for Mohawk Hospital Equipment, Inc. based in Utica until his retirement in 1994. He continued on the Board of Directors until 2010.
DELMAR- Our precious angel, Matthew “Matty” Peter Crudo, born on March 19, 2015, the beloved son of Matthew and Tracy Crudo went to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 26, 2019.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his devoted big sister Isabella; grandparents Peter and Julie Bukowski, Nicholas and Christine Crudo; great-grandmother Dolores Agneta; aunts and uncles David Crudo (Tina), Peter Bukowski (Tricia), Shawn Bukowski (Elizabeth), Godfather Brett Bukowski and aunt Alyssa Bukowski; Godmother Barbara Agneta; cousins Nicholas, Maeve, Addison, Michael, Easton; numerous great aunts, great uncles, other family and friends who loved Matty very much.
GUILDERLAND - Patricia Ann (Toolan) Donohue passed away peacefully at home on January 23, 2019 surrounded by loving family members.Her passing marked the conclusion of a rich life, highlighted by her deep faith and love for family.
Patricia, known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Albany, NY to her Irish immigrant parents Winifred Comer Toolan and Martin Toolan. She is pre-deceased by her siblings Anna, Mary (Mullen), Joan (Forster), and James, and is survived by her sister Sally (Bradley) of Troy.
She was a 1953 graduate of the Vincentian Institute. Following high school, Pat enrolled in the St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing, where she earned a degree in nursing.Upon graduation, Pat became engaged to her high school sweetheart, Joseph J. Donohue. She and Joe married in 1958, and embarked on what was to be a joyous, 60-year marriage. Pat and Joe celebrated that milestone anniversary in June 2018, surrounded by family.
ALBANY- Thomas J. Behan, Jr, 83, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family at his side on January 19, 2019.
The son of the late Thomas J. and Margaret (Willigan) Behan, Sr., Tom was the husband of the late Mary (Amedio) Behan, father of Thomas (Anne) Behan, III, Kathleen (Charles) Border, Edward (Carolyn) Behan, and Maureen (James) Motler. Papa was loved and will be missed by his nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, and good friends.He was predeceased by his sisters, Helen (late William) Burke, Margaret (late Erwin) Betzwieser, and Mary (late Angelo) Fratianni.