Welcome to the Tri-County Council Vietnam Era (TCCVEV) site.



Thank you to the many ticket sellers, purchasers, workers, donors, attendees ....and the list goes on and on.



And the BIG WINNERS are:

Mike Vennard takes the HARLEY…

$1,000       Peter Nardolillo

$500          Robert Bryant

Congratulations to our winners and a MAJOR THANK YOU to all our supporters. We couldn’t do it without you. Hope to see everyone next year, be healthy & stay safe... Bob K


"China Beach...and we don't have to go back to Vietnam to celebrate there!!!"


                    Here is our Harley that will be raffled off this year...           its a lot of high quality machine...what a beauty and tickets aree only $10 each, but we are selling out.

To WIN this... have to have purchased the lucky one of these

      ...and here's this year's shirts



We have a limited supply of shirts.

Sizes   M, L, XL $15.00 each               Sizes 2X, 3X, 4X $17.50 each

Want a shirt or a few ?

For shirts call AL (518) 466-8771 or Jack (518) 235-4254 or Bob (518) 573-1497 and one of us will get them to you.


Where can we get Harley Tickets?

Albany Area

Call AL (518) 466-8771 or Jack (518) 235-4254 or Bob (518) 573-1497 and we'll get them to you...or visit one of our supporters:

East Berne, NY 

 Helderberg True Value                                                                          865 Helderberg Trail (Rt 443)                                                          East Berne, NY 12059


East Greenbush, NY 

  Smokin Joe's bbq,(formerly Mothers)                                                10 Troy Rd.                                                                                 East Greenbush, NY 12144

Fort Ann, NY 

 McDermott’s Harley Davidson                                                  4294 U.S. 4                                                                                       Fort Ann, NY 12827                                               

Not in the area, Call Bob at (518) 573-1497 or send me a message and we'll get them to you.

Thank you for your support...TCCVEV

Our departed brothers and sisters are listed in Alphabetical Order...GOD bless them all.


Bell, Kenneth Jr.  October 15, 2013     

Bell, Kenneth Jr. DELMAR Kenneth Bell Jr., 67, passed away on October 15, 2013 after a brief illness. Ken was an Army veteran serving in Viet Nam. He was a board member of Tri county Viet Nam Veterans, member of Sheehy Palmer Post 6776 VFW, president and vice president for CSEA Units B&C, Town of Bethlehem committeeman. Ken retired in 2003 as a foreman with the Latham Water District. Ken loved to be and work in nature, whether in the woods working or enjoying the many deer, turkey and other wildlife. His love of life and his family was to be admired. Ken is the husband of Darlene Bell; father of April and Tyler Springer; grandfather of Savannah Springer; son-in-law of Marie Tompkins; brother-in-law of Ed and Charmaine Tompkins and the late Leonard Tompkins; uncle of Ed and Heather Tompkins, and Crystal and Adam Cole; brother of Jeanne Kelley of Fla. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Durant Funeral Home, 741 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Friends may call Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in Ken's name may be made to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204



Calordino, Richard D. August 20, 2012


Calordino, Richard D. COXSACKIE Richard D. Calordino, 65, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. Born in Albany, he graduated from Cardinal McCloskey High School and attended both SUNY Albany and HVCC. Mr. Calordino served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked for the US Postal Service and also for Radio Shack. He was a life member of the Sheehy-Palmer VFW Post #6776 and the Tri County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans. Mr. Calordino was predeceased by his parents, Sylvester and Rose Calordino; his sister, Camile Jones and his granddaughter, Sophia Rose Bernadette. He is survived by his wife, Joyce McCampbell; former wife, Patricia Calordino; son, Christopher Springstead; daughters, Gina (Steven) Calordino- Bullock and Christina Calordino; grandchildren, Tyler Catello and Caiden Catello; numerous nieces and nephews Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may also call at the funeral home on Thursday prior to the service from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in memory of R. Calordino to Tri County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans, PO Box 11100, Albany, NY 12211. Online condolences may be offered at




Cohen, Alvin M. March 25, 2014                                                                     Obituary

Cohen, Alvin M. ALBANY Alvin M. Cohen, age 88, of Albany died on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at his residence. Born in Utica on October 1, 1925, he was the son of Lillian Strosberg. He attended Albany public schools and Philip Schuyler High School. He served in the New York State Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard and was drafted into the Army. After infantry training at Camp Robinson in Little Rock, Ark., he served overseas as a rifleman assigned to the 90th Infantry Division Company M. 359th Infantry Regiment. He volunteered for machine gun platoon and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Alvin was later reassigned to the 1st Infantry Division, 26th Regiment, Company D at Nuremberg guarding war criminals at the war trials. Alvin was the recipient of many military awards including the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle East Medal, Army of Occupation Germany Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Three Battle Stars for Ardennes- Central-Europe-Rhineland. Other awards include the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, the New York State Service to Aid Civil Authority Award and the New York State Long and Faithful Service Award. He worked for Susser's Sporting Goods for more than 50 years, retiring in 1992. Alvin was also co-founder of Hudson Valley Chapter 49 Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge where he served as president from 1997 to 1998, a member of the Combat Infantry Association, Jewish War Veterans Post 105 where he served as past senior vice commander, the VFW Sheehy Palmer Post 6776, the 90th Division Association, Temple Israel, Independent Benevolent Society, past chancellor commander and member of Albany City Lodge 540 Knights of Pythias and the Tri County Council Vietnam Era Veterans. Alvin was one of three main characters in a book titled "Into the Dragons Teeth." He was also awarded the Partners in Education Award by the Capital District Council for the Social Studies and served as the grand marshal for the 2011 Veterans Day parade. He is survived by his wife, Jean Pearlman Cohen, and a son, Lawrence (Karen) Cohen of Bloomfield, Conn. Grandfather of Risa, Jared, Andrea (Howard) Anger and Robert (Debbie) Rosen. He is also survived by three great-grandsons. Services at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Ave., Albany on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow at the Independent Benevolent Cemetery in Guilderland. The period of mourning will be observed at the Cohen residence, 38 Joanne Ct. in Albany on Thursday following the service of interment, daytime Friday, Saturday evening, commencing again on Sunday through Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. For directions, or to sign the online guestbook, visit - See more at: //


Conley, Harold P. Jr. June 3, 2015                                                                 Obituary

Conley, Harold P. Jr. LOUDONVILLE Harold P. Conley Jr., age 66, entered into eternal life Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Born in the Bronx, he was the son of the late Harold and Catherine Flynn Conley. Harold served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War from 1967-1969, he was also a member of the Beach Jumper Unit. He was employed with the NYS D.A.V. as a Veteran's counselor for over 20 years. He retired in 2002, a member of PEF (NYS retirees). In his spare time Harold was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Veterans, the Joseph E. Zaloga Post 1520 American Legion, Forty and Eight (Voiture 348), the American Red Cross, the Capitol Region Center for Independence, the Albany VA and a representative for VAVS, Capitol District FOOLS, and the Blue Vests. Harold was also an active member of the Shaker Road Loudonville Fire Department as a fire police officer and veteran's counselor, the Albany Co. Fire Police Association and a former adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America. Beloved husband of 36 years to Audrey Strobel and loving father of Audrey C. Conley of East Greenbush and Daniel Conley of Melrose. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015, at The Tebbutt Funeral Home, 633 Central Ave., Albany. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home Sunday, 1 to 3 before the service. Inurnment will be in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Donations in Harold's memory may be made to the Shaker Road Loudonville Fire Department, 550 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. To leave the family an online condolence please visit - See more at: //


Corrigan, John J. Jr.  Dec. 13 2011





Corrigan, John J. Jr. AVERILL PARK John James Corrigan Jr, 68, died Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at home. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late John and Rose Jackson Corrigan. John was a decorated US Marine Corps Captain, serving his Country during the Vietnam War. Captain Corrigan flew more than 100 combat missions over North Vietnam in an A-6 Intruder Squadron. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 19 air medals. John was a graduate of St. James School, Vincentian Institute, and St. Michael's College. He had a long career in government, including the Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and retiring as deputy director of the New York State Division of the Budget. He was a member of the Tri County Council of Vietnam Veterans, and enjoyed gardening, corvettes, horse racing and golfing. He was the longtime companion of Deborah Winslow; father of Kevin J. Corrigan (Jinhee) and Kelly Corrigan; grandfather of Jackson Hawk Jervah; brother of William Corrigan. Other family members include Todd Jervah, Kimberly and Alan Finn, and Sean Richard Finn; several nieces and nephews survive him. Funeral services Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10 a.m. from the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany thence to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Delaware Ave. (formerly St. James Church) at 10:30 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Sunday, December 18, 2011 3 to 6 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will take place after the Mass Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Those wishing to remember John in a special way may send a contribution to the American Diabetes Association , Pine West Plaza, Washington Ave. Ext., Suite 204, Albany, NY 12205. To leave the family a special message for the family on their guest book, obtain a prayer card or directions, or share a photo or E-card with them, please visit


Davis, Alfred G.  Oct 31, 2015

Alfred G. Davis CLIFTON PARK - Alfred G. Davis, 66 died suddenly, Saturday, October 31, 2015. He fought a long battle involving several illnesses among them cancer attributed to his exposure to Agent Orange while in the Vietnam War. Al was born in Albany, and raised in North Greenbush. He was a 1967 graduate of Columbia High School where he lettered in football and music and received a scholarship to SUNY/Potsdam to pursue his love of music and playing the clarinet. Al served honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam War, earning several decorations and medals as a member of Company B, 53rd Signal Battalion. His public service continued after the war by joining the US Postal Service as a letter carrier and was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers for 34 years. He acted as the NALC Union Compensation Officer for Branch 29 for fourteen years guiding his union brothers and sisters through the process. He retired in 2004. A proud life member of and past officer of the Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans, Al devoted time and energy to assisting and befriending his fellow veterans. Al had a passion for motorcycles, music, and Cape Cod. He loved the ocean and visited the Cape as often as possible. Al is survived by his wife of 44 years Christine: his aunt Wanda Scheu of Rensselaer, his sister-in-law Susan Coyne of Abington, MA, his brother-in-law Jeffrey (Donna) Coyne of Malden, MA; his long-time friends Charlotte Scorza of Loudonville, and her son Randy who Al fondly called his “Wurst brother” He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother Virginia Scheu Davis in 1995. His friendship and love for friends and family will forever be remembered. Al will always be “on point”. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave. Relatives and friends are invited and may visit with his family from 4-7 pm. Burial will take place Friday, November 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Al’s memory be made to the Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans, PO Box 11100, Albany, NY 12211. Online condolences may be offered at



Dean, Joseph September 26, 2012

Dean, Joseph P. WESTERLO Joseph P. Dean, 89, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Joe was born in Ravena, son of the late Peter and Antoinette Dean. He was a Marine Corps veteran serving during World War II. Joe retired in 1982 as a detective captain from the Albany Police Department. After retirement, he served as judge for the Town of Westerlo. He was a life member of the Ravena VFW, a member of the Albany Elks Lodge 49, the Marine Corps League and the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Veterans. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Helen A. Dean. Survivors include his children, Peter Dean, Charlene Robbins and Alan, Lawrence and James Dean; grandchildren, Joseph Robbins, Deborah Speckhard, David Dean, Amanda Wilson, Sarah Dean, Julie Dean, James Dean Jr. and Isabelle Dean; great-grandchildren, Marissa Robbins, Rachael Speckhard, Jillian Wilson, Ryan Speckhard and Rhys Wilson and his sister, Connie Abbadessa. Joseph was predeceased by his brother, Frank; sisters, Theresa and Frances; granddaughter, Sarah A. Robbins and grandson, Staff Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins. Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions, in memory of Joe, may be made to Tri-County Council of Vietnam Veterans, P.O. Box 11100, Albany, NY 12211, or the Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 5084, Albany, NY 12205.


Hartwell, Peter C. June 8th 2003

 WYNANTSKILL Peter C. Hartwell, 59, of Douglas Street, died Sunday, June 8, 2003 at Hallmark Nursing Centre, Troy after a long illness. Born in Troy, he was son of the late Clyde and Mary Galuski Hartwell and husband for 33 years of Noreen L. Southwick Hartwell. He had resided in Troy for seven years and was raised in Wynantskill and a graduate of Troy High School. Mr. Hartwell was assistant manager of the P&C Food Market in Wynantskill. He was disabled since 1996. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Vietnam Veterans and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Troy. Survivors in addition to his wife include a son, Steven P. Hartwell of Wynantskill; two brothers, Robert Hartwell of Clifton Park and Kenneth Hartwell of Pittsfield; and his mother-in-law, Janet Clancy of Wynantskill. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., corner of Pawling and Maple Avenues, Troy. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Hartwell to the Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veteran's, 257 Osborne Road Loudonville, NY 12211. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit

Published in Albany Times Union on June 10, 2003

Charles Rodney Johnson  January 12, 2017

Johnson, Charles CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Charles "Charlie" Rodney Johnson, Col. U.S. Army (Ret.), born September 13, 1932, passed away January 12, 2017, with family by his side. "The best of the South," "a compassionate man of arms," "selfless," "disciplined," "a great and humorous story-teller," and "devoted member of the Long Gray Line" are the expressions used to describe Charlie Johnson. In addition to Trudy Hall, his wife of 33 years, Charlie is survived by his first wife Carol Norden and their three children, Col. Sam Johnson, USMA '82, his wife Carol, and their children, Bradley and Noel; his son, Joseph Johnson; and his daughter, Wendy Johnson. Charlie was born in Bruce, Miss. son of James Holdman Johnson and Bert (Scrivener) Johnson. With his father taking his own life when Charlie was four, it was his mother, a home economics teacher, who raised Charlie and instilled in him an abiding desire for social justice and to serve others. At the end of his high school years, he successfully applied for appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, writing an essay that epitomized his mother's teachings, about his hopes to change the world into one in which all were equal. Upon graduating from West Point in 1955, Charlie was commissioned as a second lieutenant of Infantry. 1956 found him at Fort Benning for Airborne School and then he was on to Ranger School. Charlie's military career took him on two tours of duty in Vietnam, as a Vietnamese Ranger Advisor, an operations officer in the Special Operations Group, and finally as a Light Infantry Battalion Commander in the 9th and 25th Infantry Divisions. He also had two tours at West Point, in the Physical Education Department and later in the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics. In 1981, after 26 1/2 years in the US Army, he retired out of Fort Devens as the deputy post commander. Charlie moved to Troy in 1999, accompanying his wife, Trudy Hall as she took the helm of Emma Willard School. During his time in Troy, Charlie found time for extensive community service, serving on the Troy Ethics Committee and working with Habitat for Humanity. However, his primary focus and his "second career" was supporting the men and women who had served our country in the military. Among his many roles, Charlie served on the North Albany American Legion Post 1610, VFW Post 8444, Veterans of Lansingburgh, the Rensselaer County Veterans Organization, the board of trustees of Oakwood Cemetery, the NYS Governor's Commission for State Veteran Cemeteries, and was especially honored to serve as a member of the Tri County Council Vietnam Era Veterans. The organizations he joyfully served awarded him numerous honors. In 2008, he was Grand Marshall of the Albany Veterans Parade; in 2011 Grand Marshall of Memorial Day in Lansingburgh; in 2011 he was inducted into the New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame; in 2014 he was named Veteran of the Year at a ceremony co-sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Military Museum and the Capital District of New York (CDNY) Chapter of the Association of the US Army, a certified commemorative partner of the Vietnam War Commemoration. Charlie truly left his mark on everyone and everything he touched during his long and productive life. One of his favorite quotes was "there's no greater feeling of self-satisfaction than to serve your country and know you served it well." And that he did. A memorial service and celebration will be held at West Point on June 9, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following charities would be welcome: Special Operations Warrior Foundation, P.O. Box 89367, Tampa FL 33689; Gold Star Family Memorial, c/o Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans, P.O. Box 11100, Albany, NY 12211; Joe Johnson Scholarship, c/o NWCC Foundation, 4975 Highway 51 S. Senatobia, MS 38668. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Kulzer, James M. November 21, 2011


ALBANY- James M. Kulzer,70, died Monday, November 21, 2011 at home.  Born and educated in Albany, he was the son of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Becker) Kulzer, Sr. Jim served two years in the U.S. Army during the Vietman War.  He was a Specialist 5.  He was trained as a Tanker and upon graduation from Armor Training School, received an award for outstanding trainee for the entire company.  Jim spent a year in Vietnam during the TET Offensive with the famed 69th Armor attached to the 4th Infantry Division.  He was involved with the defense of Pleiku and Kontum.  Jim took part in some of the fiercest fighting of the Vietnam War in which his tank hit a land mine. He spent his entire tour of duty in Vietnam in the field. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with two overseas bars, National Defense Service Medal and Army Accommodation Medal.  He was extremely proud of his Military service, but rarely spoke of his experience in Vietnam.  Jim worked as a driver for Nagengast Florist for over 30 years. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish (former St. James Church) and was a longtime member of the Sheehy Palmer VFW Post 6776, Tri-County Vietnam Veterans and the DAV.
He is survived by his brothers Thomas and William (Ruby Morrell) Kulzer and his sister Linda (Thomas) Marinello; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Joseph Kulzer, Jr. and sister Joan Kulzer.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 28, 2011 at 9:15 am from the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, Inc., 490 Delaware Ave thence to St. Francis of Assisi Parish (formerly St. James Church),391 Delaware Ave. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home, Sunday, November 27, 2011 from 4-7 pm. Interment Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Tri- County Council Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial Fund, 142 Catherine St., Albany, NY 12202.



Marowitz, Richard Myron August 6, 2014

 Marowitz, Richard Myron ALBANY Richard Myron Marowitz of Albany, passed peacefully on August 6, 2014 at the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center. He was 88. Richard was born in Middletown on February 6, 1926, son of the late Minnie Cohen and Harry Marowitz. He was predeceased by siblings, Samuel Marowitz and Roslyn Baltch. A proud member of the 42nd Rainbow Division, Richard was a World War II veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member and past commander of The Jewish War Veterans Post 105. He was also associated with The American Legion Joseph E. Zaloga Post 1520, the Sheehy Palmer VFW Post 6776 and the Tri County Council Vietnam Era Veterans, especially during hours of friendship and hospitality shared at their annual China Beach BBQ. Richard was a member and past president of Congregation Ohav Shalom. He played a major role in the building of the synagogue and the creation of the Ohav Shalom Senior Apartments. Richard was a musician, a magician, a tennis player and enthusiast, a storyteller and comedian. He toured schools in the Capital District and beyond teaching students about the Holocaust. He was the subject of a documentary entitled "Hitler's Hat" (Jeff Krulik) and the book "Into the Dragon's Teeth: Warrior's Tales of the Battle of the Bulge" (Dan Lynch and Paul Rutherford). He was interviewed by the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a liberator of Dachau. This past spring, Richard was filmed by NBC's educational component, "NBC Learn", for a project to help teachers continue educating students about the Holocaust. Richard is survived by Ruth, his devoted wife of 65 years; his loving children, Linda (Diane Gerdon) Marowitz, Larry Marowitz, Roberta Marowitz and cherished granddaughter, Allison Driscoll. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends too numerous to count. The family would like to thank the doctors and caregivers at the VA Medical Center and Hospice. Their gentle care and compassion was overwhelming and appreciated more than they could ever know. A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 8 at Congregation Ohav Shalom, 113 Krumkill Road, Albany. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. The period of Shiva (mourning) will be observed on Friday from 3-5p.m. at the Towers of Colonie, 420 Sand Creek Road, Bldg. 1, Apt. 203. Well wishers are encouraged and welcome to visit on Sunday, August 10 from 12-3 p.m., on Monday, August 11 from 6-8 p.m. with a worship service at 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 12 from 6-8 p.m. Those wishing to honor Richard's memory are asked to make a donation to Congregation Ohav Shalom or the USC Shoah Foundation For directions or to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit, - See more at: //

  Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 8, 2014


Murray, Michael B. January 3rd, 2005

SCHENECTADY Michael B. Murray, 68, of Albany, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2005, at St. Clare's Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., the son of the late Cornelius B. and Gertrude (Hogan) Murray, and moved to Albany while still a young child. He attended parochial school at Vincentian Institute and later attended Christian Brothers Academy. He completed his secondary education at Cranwell Prep School in Lenox, Mass. and continued his Jesuit education at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., graduating in 1958. Immediately thereafter, he entered the military as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, he pursued a career in finance on Wall Street and then answered his nation's call for another tour of duty, serving two years in the Quartermaster Corps in Vietnam. After his discharge with the rank of captain, he returned to Albany and worked for the office of the N.Y. State Comptroller, Department of Audit and Control, retiring in 2002. Following his retirement, he volunteered his services at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany, and remained throughout his life a staunch supporter of veteran's causes, maintaining an active membership in the Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans. He was also president and served for several years on the Point of Woods Homeowners Assoc. Throughout his life, Mike was an ardent sports fan, with a special passion for Army football, and the New York Yankees. We are all sure he will be looking forward to arguing with his beloved Lord for dispelling the Curse of the Bambino to allow the Red Sox to finally beat the Yankees this year. A big bear of a man with a gruff exterior, but with a kind, soft heart, he will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Roberta Samek Murray, with whom he shared a wealth of happy times, especially those vacations on the Maine Coastline, and who cared for him with great tenderness and love during his difficult final illness. He is also survived and will be sorely missed by his brother and sister-in-law, Cornelius D. and Martha McGraw Murray of Albany, and their three children, his nephews, Michael, Christopher and Mark. Michael's family would also like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Kingsway Arms Nursing Home in Niskayuna, who treated him with such care, dignity, kindness and respect during his final illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 900 Madison Ave., Albany, NY. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday, January 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Magin and Keegan Funeral Home, 891 Madison Ave., Albany. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans, 257 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211.


Published in Albany Times Union from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2005

 Nealon, George E.   February 19th 2014

Nealon, George E. ALBANY George E. Nealon, 66, died on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in Vero Beach, Fla. Born in Albany on November 18, 1947, he was the son of the late Frank and Pauline O'Brien Nealon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1967 to 1969 and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds suffered during combat in Vietnam. He was a horn player with the Valiant Crusaders, the Interstatesmen and the New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps (DCA Champions, 1971). He earned his B.A. from SUNY-Albany and M.B.A. from the Lally School of Management at RPI. Mr. Nealon was commissioner of Public Works for the city of Albany, serving under Mayors Corning, Whalen and Jennings. He was marketing manager for Landfill Technologies, traveling to trade shows throughout the United States. He was later commissioner of Public Works for the county of Albany, serving under Albany County Executive Michael Breslin. Following his retirement, he and his wife Cyra enjoyed their winter months as snow birds in Vero Beach. They also enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina as well as to Cape Cod, Mass. in September and a Caribbean cruise every winter. He was a member of the Captain William Dale O'Brien Detachment of the Marine Corps League for many years in a variety of offices, including commandant. He was also a member of the Fort Orange American Legion Post, the Garbarina-Mazarakos American Legion Post in NewYork City, Knights of Columbus in Albany, was a 4th degree knight, trustee and usher at the former St. Teresa of Avila Church and trustee of the Mater Christi Parish. He had also volunteered with Boy Scout troop 149 and National Little League in Albany. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cyra Vultaggio Nealon; his son, Matthew, and daughter, Mary Foglia (Dominic). He is also survived by his brother, Nicolas, and sisters, Kathleen Decker (George) and Noreen Spinrad (Thomas) and their families. Funeral services, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. from McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St., Albany thence to Mater Christi Parish at 10 a.m., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be at 12 p.m. Tuesday following the Mass at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday, February 24, 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Those wishing to remember Mr. Nealon in a special way may send a contribution to the Stratton V.A. Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208. To leave the family a message on their guest book, obtain directions, or view other helpful services, please visit


Nolan, Ronald M. June 13th, 2003

 RENSSELAER Ronald M. Nolan, 68, formerly of Eileen Drive, died Friday, June 13, 2003 at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Albany, he had been a resident of the Capital Region his entire life and was owner/operator of the former Nolan TV and Appliance Store in East Greenbush for 25 years. He was also an electrician at Times Union Newspaper for 32 years prior to his retiring and was a veteran of Vietnam and a member of Melvin Roads Post 1231, American Legion, Tri County Council Vietnam Era Veterans. He was a former member of Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073 and East Schodack Fire Company. Predeceased by his father, Martin Nolan, he is survived by his mother, Virginia (Shaw) Nolan of Albany; two sons, Jeffrey P. and his wife Laura Nolan of East Greenbush and Andrew J. and his wife Wendy Nolan of Castleton. He was the former husband of Beverly E. (Braman) Nolan of East Schodack. Also survived by four grandchildren, Heather M., Amanda L., Tyler P. and Justin M. Nolan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral, 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday from the Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpk., Rensselaer. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. The family has requested that those who wish to remember Ron make contributions in his memory to Community Hospice of Rensselaer, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Published in Albany Times Union from June 15 to June 16, 2003


    Patterson, William J. October 24, 2004

     FEURA BUSH William James Patterson, 60, of Feura Bush died Sunday, October 24, 2004 at the VA Medical Center. He was born in Albany and was the son of the late Robert P. and Helen Fahey Patterson. He was a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School and had served in the U.S. Army. Bill was a member of the Onesquethaw Volunteer Fire Department, Nathaniel Blanchard VFW Post 1040 and the Tri County Council Vietnam Organization. He is the brother of the late Robert P., Thomas J. and Patricia Patterson and Mary York. He is the dear friend of Shirley Mattice and her sons, Nathaniel and Kenneth Mattice. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday morning from 11:00 to 12 noon at New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie (Rt. 155-south of Central Avenue). Funeral services will follow at 12 noon. Interment will be in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Onesquethaw Fire Dept., Clarksville, NY 12041 or to Tri County Council Vietnam Era Veterans, 257 Osborne Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211


      Silverstein, Hal M. November 7, 2003

      ALBANY Hal M. Silverstein, 59, died unexpectedly Friday, November 7, 2003 at the Albany Medical Center Hospital with people who loved him at his bedside. Born in Syracuse, he was the son of the late Albert and Muriel Gilbert Silverstein. He was a graduate of Syracuse University. Mr. Silverstein served his country honorably during the Vietnam War in the Navy. He was a combat photojournalist traveling with the Navy Seals. He was a member of the Tri County Vietnam Era Veterans and the American Legion and VFW. Hal was the past director of both New York State Vietnam Memorial and Homeless Veterans Housing Coalition. He enjoyed pipe carving. He was the beloved husband of Susan McGrath Silverstein; dear father of Gabriel John Silverstein and Tara Malone; brother of Emily Strickland (Jim) of Ga.; nephew of Naomi Abramson of Syracuse; cousin of Michael Moss (Joy) of Syracuse; son-in-law of Anna M. McGrath of Albany. Funeral services Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. from the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany thence to St. Catherine of Siena Church, Albany at 9:00 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Monday, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow the Mass at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Those wishing to remember Hal in a special way may send a contribution to a trust fund being established for his 15-month-old son, Gabriel John, c/o John J. McGrath, 7 Lawnridge Ave., Albany, NY 12208.

      • Published in Albany Times Union from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2003

                                                                ~~~                                                                              Smith Sr, Pierre W.  February 18, 2015


      Pierre W. Smith Sr., 68, of McKay Road, Amsterdam, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Albany Medical Center.

      He was born in Marseilles, France on March 24, 1946, a son of Gordon and Madeline Mary Smith and came to the United States at age two. Pierre lived in Gloversville and was a 1964 graduate of Johnstown High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War in the 101th Airborne Division. Pierre was awarded a Silver and Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1971.

      Pierre was a certified EMT and was employed as a respiratory therapist at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Amsterdam Memorial Hospital for many years. Later, he worked at Power Logistics in Johnstown.

      Mr. Smith was a former member of the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department and also served as a coroner in Montgomery County.

      He enjoyed studying history and archaeology.

      Survivors include his wife, Sharon Julie Smith, whom he married on February 14, 1971; a son, Pierre W. (Kimberly) Smith II of Glens Falls; two daughters, Sharon R. Smith of Galway and Susan M. Barron of Gloversville; a brother, Paul Smith of Schenectady; a sister, Arlette Bradt of Rotterdam; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

      A committal service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brennan Memorial Humane Society, in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are by the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106, Johnstown.


      Soraghan Jr.,Owen J. Bud     June 26, 2017

      Soraghan, Owen J. "Bud" Jr. ALBANY Owen J. "Bud" Soraghan Jr., 76, entered eternal life on June 26, 2017, with his loving family and the Lord by his side. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Owen J. Soraghan and Marguerite (Feeley) Soraghan. Survived by his wife of over 53 years, Rosemary (Travis) Soraghan, the love of his life, and best friend. Rosemary gave meaning and purpose to Bud's life and he cherished their life journey and loving partnership together. Bud often stated he considered his marriage to be truly a blessing and a beautiful gift. Bud had a great love for his family and was strengthened, and sustained by them. His wife, children and grandchildren were the most important thing in his life and the source of great happiness and pride. He is the father of Kenneth Owen (Linda Mary) Soraghan and Patricia Lynn (David) Thomas and was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Shannon Eileen, who died of Cystic Fibrosis in 1975 at age 5. Bud passed on the same date Shannon was born, June 26. He is grandfather of Nicholas A. Thomas, Kylie A. Thomas, Alexander C. Thomas and Evan A. Soraghan. Also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Eileen M. Soraghan Gerwin, who is survived by her spouse, Edward F. Gerwin. A 1959 graduate of Vincentian Institute, he attended Hudson Valley Community College and Siena College. Owen was a proud U.S. Air Force, Vietnam War veteran and attained the rank of sergeant. He served four years with the Combat Security Police and was honorably discharged on May 19, 1967. He was a life member and former board member of Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans and member of Joseph E. Zaloga Post 1520, American Legion, Albany. He was also a life member of Rev. Francis A. Kelley Chapter #38, Disabled American Veterans, Troy, and a member of La Societe Des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, 40 & 8 Veterans Association. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fr. Henry Tansey Division #5, Albany; past president of the Northeastern New York Chapter, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and past regional vice president of the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for NY, NJ, MA, CT. He was also past president of the Albany County Pistol Club. Owen was a certified pistol and self defense instructor, and previously served as Albany County Coordinator for the pistol instructors group. A lector and eucharistic minister for over 25 years at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi (formerly St. James) in Albany, where he was a lifelong parishioner. He served on the pastoral council, and was a former president of the Home School Association. Owen was the subject of an over nine-year extensive investigation by the Vatican into his possible miraculous healing in January 2008. The investigation is now complete, and awaiting a formal determination and announcement by the Church. Owen was employed for 23 years by Sterling Drug, Inc. in various management positions, and employed by Prudential Healthcare and Aetna Insurance Company for over 23 years. He was a supporter of Notre Dame athletics and was an ardent fan of the New York Mets and New York Giants. The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and other medical staff at St. Peter's Hospital and the doctors who assisted in contributing to Owen's unlikely survival for all the years following his 2008 heart attack. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bud's family Friday, June 30, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany. His funeral services will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home, thence to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 391 Delaware Ave., where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send contributions to Holy Cross Family Ministries, 518 Washington St., North Easton, MA 02356, Online condolences may be offered at


      Umina, Anthony "Kenny"   October 27, 2011

      Umina, Anthony "Kenny" DELMAR Anthony ''Kenny'' Umina, 68, transit-ioned to eternity on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at St. Peter's Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. He had battled chronic lympho-cytic leukemia for 16 years. Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Carol A. Furman and their children Anthony J. and Deborah I. Umina; his daughters Carolyn Rafferty and Anne Horak (David); and four grandchildren, Justin and Tyler Rafferty, Katrina Martin, and Emily Horak, as well as godsons Christopher Stephenson and Travis Spears. Other survivors include two sisters, Joyce Saxton and Phyllis Spears; two brothers Nelson Spears and G. Edward Spears; a sister-in-law, Janet Furman, CSJ; and a brother-in-law, Robert J. Furman and several nieces and nephews. Born in Brooklyn on December 28, 1942, he was the son of the late Blanche E. Parkin and Benson H. Umina. When he was two years old, his father was killed in action in World War II while serving in the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Mt. Hood. His mother later married George W. Spears and they settled in Auburn, N.Y., where they raised six children, of which Kenny was the oldest. His mother, stepfather and sister Sandra Spears Stephenson have predeceased him. Ken grew up in the central New York communities of Cortland and Auburn. He was so inspired by his father's sacrifice that he volunteered for duty in the United States Navy. During the Vietnam era, he served four years on active duty at sea, completing two tours of duty with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. During the Cuban Missile Crisis he was detailed to the Cuban blockade on the U.S.S. Ingraham DD 694. While serving on the U.S.S. Borie DD 704, his ship was detailed to the Baltic Sea. He was transferred to the inactive reserves in 1964 and honorably discharged in 1966. Upon returning to civilian life he took advantage of the GI Bill and attended college. He graduated from Auburn Community College and earned a bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego. He later went on to receive a master's degree from SUNY at Albany. His professional career took him to live in several areas of the state. He has resided in the town of Bethlehem since 1976. Before retiring in 1999, Ken Umina had a long and distinguished career in law enforcement and criminal justice. As a police officer in Port Chester, he received the Westchester County Shields Award for bravery. After entering employment with the NYS Department of Correctional Services, he served in four maximum-security correctional facilities, rising to become the department's youngest captain. Working in conjunction with the New York State Police, he began the DOCS K-9 unit and was the unit's first administrative officer. He also helped design and administer the agency's statewide Communication Control Center. He also held the positions of facility operation specialist, and executive assistant to the commissioner. After being taken hostage at Coxsackie Correctional Facility, he became the founding director of the state-of-the-art crisis intervention unit that was tasked with defusing violent situations in the prison system and conducting hostage negotiations. This unit was quickly put to the test in January 1983 during the Ossining (Sing Sing) prison disturbance when he acted as the chief negotiator and directed the on-site negotiations with inmates who were holding 19 employees as hostages. After five days of non-stop negotiations the hostages were released unharmed. Umina received nationwide recognition for this success and Governor Mario Cuomo officially applauded his actions. Ken went on to teach hostage negotiation techniques to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. Ken was also appointed by then Mayor Ed Koch to serve as special deputy commissioner for the New York City Department of Correction. As deputy director for program operations with the NYS Division for Youth, he enacted numerous innovations including a client classification system, an unusual incident reporting system and standardized facility emergency response procedures. In 1987 Governor Cuomo appointed him to the parole board. Upon his confirmation by the state senate he served two six-year terms as a parole commissioner. Ken was an adjunct instructor of criminal justice at the Auburn Community College and lectured at the State Police Training Academy and the Correctional Services Training Academy. Elected in a nationwide election and served a term on the board of governors of the American Correctional Association. He was a co-founder and vice president of the NYS Correction and Youth Service Association. His career in criminal justice spanned 33 years. Upon retirement he devoted his life to parenting his young son Anthony J. Umina. For many years Ken coached soccer for the Bethlehem Soccer Club. He served on the board of directors of the Tri-Village Little League. Ken managed several Little League baseball teams including a postseason All-Star Team. He served on the board of directors of the Bethlehem Mickey Mantle Baseball Club and the Bethlehem Basketball Club. Ken very much enjoyed annual fishing excursions and canoeing trips to the Adirondacks. A 20 year communicant of the former St. John's/St. Ann's parish in Albany's South End, he served the parish as a lector, Eucharistic minister, and pastoral council member. When the parish merged with St. James and St. Francis of Assisi, Ken remained active in the merged parish. He looked forward to going on the St. John's/Ann's men's group annual retreat at the Benedictine priory is Weston, Vt. In August of 2000 he attended the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese Men's Cursillo group forty five. Ken was also involved in local politics and government. He was a town of Bethlehem district committeeman, an election district leader, and a longtime member of the Albany County Democratic Committee. During his retirement years he served on the Town of Bethlehem Zoning Board of Appeals. Ken was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post 1040 in Delmar. In 1995 he was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and he would battle the disease for 16 years. After he was diagnosed with leukemia he resolved to not count the days but rather to try to make each day count. He tried his best to make that happen. The family would like to thank the staff at New York Oncology Hematology and the hospital staff at St. Peter's Hospital sixth floor Pavillion and ICU. Relatives and friends may call at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 2 to 7 p.m. and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be held on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (formerly St. John's/Ann's), Fourth Avenue at Franklin Street, Albany. Burial with military honors will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar. Contributions in Ken's memory may be made to St. John's/St. Ann's Center, c/o St. Francis of Assisi Church, 391 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12209 or the American Legion Blanchard Post, 16 West Poplar Dr., Delmar, NY 12054


      Published in Albany Times Union on Oct. 28, 2011


      Wheatley, Donald F.   May 25,  2015




        Wheatley, Donald F. LATHAM Donald F. Wheatley, 68, beloved husband of Sandra Bailey Wheatley, died at his home on Monday, May 25, 2015, with his family surrounding him. Born in Glens Falls, son of the late Benjamin and Emma Clark Wheatley, he was raised in Watervliet and attended Watervliet schools. Don served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, serving as a paratrooper with the 1st Airborne Cavalry, the 101st Airborne and the 7th Special Forces. After returning home, he was employed as a forge operator and heat treater with the Watervliet Arsenal for 20 years, retiring in 2001. He then went to work as a bus driver for the Colonie School District for 10 years until retiring due to illness. He was a member of the Legnard-Curtin American Legion Post in Green Island, the Tri-County Vietnam Veterans, and served as the secretary of the Deacon Blues Golf League at Frear Park for over 20 years. He enjoyed all types of sports and was an avid fan of the NY Yankees, the NY Giants and the NY Rangers. He truly enjoyed his annual trip to Myrtle Beach with his golf buddies every March. In addition to his wife, Sandra, he is survived by his two loving sons, Donald (Joanne) Wheatley of Latham and Kevin (Colleen) Wheatley of Waterford; his cherished grandchildren, Alexandria, Connor, Declan and Eve Wheatley. He is the brother of JoAnn Dickinson, Janice Wheatley, Lynn Wheatley, Gale Wheatley, Dale Wheatley and the late Dennis Wheatley and Sharon Lucky. Don's family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at the Stratton VA Medical Center, especially those in the Oncology Department and Palliative Care Department, for the compassionate and professional care given to Don. Special thanks also to Mike and Lynda Cole and Diane Rootes for all the help they gave to Don and his family throughout his illness. Funeral services will be held at the McNulty Funeral Home, 147 Hudson Avenue, Green Island, on Thursday, May 28, at 8:30 a.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Don to the Stratton VA Palliative Care Department, 113 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.


         Wilkinson, Andrew H.

        Wilkinson, Andrew H. MSGT, USAF (Ret.) ALBANY Prominent veterans' activist Andrew H. "Woopy Doodle" Wilkinson, 74, died at home on August 11, 2007. Andy was born in Albany on April 13, 1933 to Perry and Clara Wilkinson, both deceased. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years, retiring as a master sergeant after 19 base assignments and 13 years overseas. During 1966-67, he served in Vietnam with the 1876th Communications Squadron at Tan Son Nhut Airbase. He was a founding member (1982), past board member, and life member of Tri County Council Vietnam Era Veterans, chairing its Hospital Oversight and Agent Orange/Dioxin committees. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 10, life member of Oppenheim VFW Post 1019, and a member of Scully American Legion Post 1019. Andy was an organizer of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Petition Committee, comprised of officials of traditional veterans organizations. In April 1986, after a year of intense negotiations, a 28-day inpatient PTSD program was finally established at the Stratton VA Medical Center. In 1987, he co-founded the International Agent Orange Network with Joe Cole of Lacey, Wash. The network was comprised of military veterans from the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, U.S. government and U.S. and international scientists, lawyers, and civilian activists. Their efforts helped to connect many diseases, including Spina-Bifida in infants, to Agent Orange/Dioxin exposure. He is survived by his loving nieces and goddaughters, Mary Emma (Robert) Townsend, Jennifer Norris (and son, Landon), and Pamela Jean Townsend, all of Glenville, N.Y.; lifetime friends, William and Laura Teasdale formerly of Albany now of Temple, Ga., and their sons and families, Timothy, Gregory (Mary), Douglas (Kathy), Robert (Katy) of N.J. and William of Calif; and dear friends since military service in Athens, Greece in 1972, Gerald L. and Claude Randels of Alexandria, Va. Also Sedar Tuygun and Natalie, with children Toma and Lavi of Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, 11 a.m. at the Tebbutt & Frederick Memorial Home, 633 Central Avenue, Albany. Relatives and friends are also invited to call Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Gerald B.H Solomon National Cemetery, Schuylerville, N.Y. Donations may be made to Tri County Council Vietnam Era Veterans, P.O. Box 11100, Albany, NY 12211 or to the POW/MIA F0IA Litigation Account, P.O. Box 8044, Silver Springs, MD 20907.

        Published in Albany Times Union from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2007



        Vartigan, Helen  June18, 2014

        Vartigian, Helen A. COHOES Maj. Helen A. Vartigian, BS, RN, U.S. Army retired, passed away peacefully at the Stratton V.A. Medical Center on June 18, 2014. Helen is survived by her sisters, Patricia J. Vartigian of Halfmoon, Catherine (John) Rogers of Manchester, Pa., and the late Mary Lou Vartigian; she is also survived by her niece, Kristin (James) Kolba, and grandniece, Ava Kolba. She is also survived by her Kazanjian cousins and their spouses from the Capital Region and New England; her Carmody cousins and their spouses from New England; and retired TV newscaster, Ralph Vartigian. Helen was blessed with many good friends including Donna Walsh Tallman and Janet Kreiger McLaughlin. Services will begin on Monday, June 23, 2014, at 10 a.m., from the Parker Bros. Memorial in Watervliet, and then to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment with military honors will follow in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home today from 4 until 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's memory may be made to the Vartigian/LaLiberte Endowment Fund at Russell Sage College, 65 First St., Troy, NY 12180. To light a candle, or to leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit - See more at: //