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SCOTIA - Stephen James Erickson (Steve, Bub) passed away on December 19th 2018 against his will after a courageous battle with cancer. Stephen was the best electrician in Albany. He was fond of his friends, family and his beard.
He was born to Harry and Eleanor Erickson (Miller) on June 22, 1963 in South Carolina.Stephen graduated from Albany High School in 1981 with his dear friends John Dober, Tim Newberry, and Shawn Cronin whom he loved as brothers. From there, he entered the United State Air Force where he served with merit.
Schuylerville- Eleanor Salomon, 92, of Schuylerville, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2018.
She was born in Rensselaer, the daughter of the late Charles and Isabella Salomon.
She was a laborer with the CWI Workshop in Corinth.
Graveside services will take place on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery in Glenmont, NY.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home.
Albany- David L. Florick, 82 of Albany, passed away on Saturday December 15, 2018 in the comfort of his home with his loving family by his side. Born in Long Island, NY, David was the son of the late Joseph T. and Nettie (Zorn) Florick.
David was a Tandem Tractor Trailer Operator for the N.Y.S Office of General Services in Albany, retiring in 1995 after 40 years of dedicated service. Upon his retirement he was a courier for the Lia Group. He was also a Volunteer Firefighter and current associate member of the East Farmingdale Fire Company.
Guilderland- Dennis A. Commerford, 65, of Guilderland passed away peacefully on Sunday December 9, 2018 in the comfort of his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle for almost three years.
Born in Albany, he was the son of William and Eileen Commerford and was a graduate of Phillip Schuyler High School. Dennis worked for 30 years with the NYS Office of General Services.
Dennis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who always generously provided and watched over his family and friends.He worked diligently for the State earning himself many promotions over the years.His favorite pastimes were hanging with his buddies on the Avenue and smoking cigars until he became a grandfather when his grandsons became the apples of his eye.He looked forward to greeting them at the bus before and after school.
His wife Jennifer, as he called her, “My some kind of wonderful” was his primary caretaker for almost three years diligently taking care of him at home.Mike Sprague, was his best friend who stood by him until the end
In addition to his wife Jenny, he is survived by his children Jodi, Dennis and his wife Liz, Jena and Jessica and was the proud grandfather to Stephen, Nicholas and Dennis. He is also survived by his brother Erin and his wife Stephanie and many nieces and nephews. Dennis is predeceased by his brother William.
The family would like to thank the all of the staff of Community Hospice for the outpouring of care, compassion and concern they gave towards Dennis and his family during his time with them.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 4-7 at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany NY 12209.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday December 15 at 9:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 391 Delaware Ave, Albany.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Community Hospice Foundation, 315 S. Manning Blvd, Albany NY 12208
Interment will take place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
ALBANY- Mary Quinn Reagan died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Born in Schenectady, on May 1, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Charles Patrick and Florence Devereaux Quinn. She was a 1947 graduate of Nott Terrace High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1951. Mary was a second-grade teacher in the Schenectady public school system. Following her marriage to her best friend and sweetheart, Joseph Anthony Reagan in 1956, she and Joe settled in Albany, New York to raise their family. Mary was an active volunteer and dedicated herself to helping others. She and Joe volunteered tirelessly at the Center for Disabilities and for St. Catherine of Siena Parish (Mater Christi). She was a member of the Ladies of Charity and she was a Dame of the Order of Malta. Mary loved flowers and enjoyed her time with the Hugh Platt Garden Club of Schenectady and the Albany Garden Club. She was a dedicated volunteer at St. Catherine Center for Children and at the St. James Food Pantry. In her days as a young mother, Mary actively volunteered at the Albany Academy for Boys and the Academy of the Holy Names.
ALBANY-René A. Laurent, 96, passed away on Sunday December 9, 2018 at Albany County Residential Facility in Colonie. Born in Hull, Quebec Canada he was the son of the late Edgar and Alexina (Trudeau) Laurent. Mr. Laurent was a graduate of Albany High School. He served with US Navy Seebees during World War II. René was a Carpenter with the Carpenter’s Local #291. He later worked for Brickman and Associates in Albany, retiring in 1985. René enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie R. (Allen) Laurent; three daughters, Deborah Laurent of Gilboa, Michelle Cerone and her husband Joseph of Albany and Renee’ Laurent of Gilboa; three grandchildren, Jared and Renee’ Suitto and Whitney Crowningshield; a great-granddaughter, Izzabella Suitto. He was predeceased by his sister, Yvonne Deming.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Monday December 17, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany, 12209.
A prayer service will be held at 6:00 pm at the funeral home at the conclusion of the visitation.
Inurnment will take place at the Saratoga National Cemetery privately at the convenience of the family.
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