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Donald James WatersDecember 26, 1936 ~ July 28, 2017 (age 80)
Latham - Donald James Waters died in his home in Latham, NY on Friday, July 28, 2017 following an extended illness. He was 80.
Born and educated in Troy, NY, Don was the son of the late Harry J Waters and Doris Shellard Waters and husband to the late Patricia M Brimmer Waters.
Don grew up in Troy, NY with best friend Theodore Bielawa, who he remained close with from the third grade. He was a graduate of Troy High School and Hudson Valley Community College. He was stationed in Germany while serving in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1959. Don was employed at Ford Motor Company in Green Island as a Material Handler for 34 years, retiring in 1991 and was Vice President of the UAW Union. He was an active member of St Ambrose Church and a Board Member at Elmwood Hill Cemetery. He was a dedicated Tri-State Area sports enthusiast and a lifelong fan of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
He is survived by his daughters, Tanya Suh Waters of New York, NY and Tara Lynn Waters of London, England; his grand-daughter, Tegan Patricia Waters of New York, NY; his brothers, David Waters of Johnsonville, NY, Kenny Waters of Ash Flat, AR and Randy Waters of Poestenkill, NY; his sisters, Marilyn Fane and Linda Young, both of Troy, NY; his aunt, Cheryl Waters of North Greenbush, NY; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Thursday from 4-7 PM.
Funeral service will be held on Friday at 8:15 AM at the funeral home and at 9 AM at St. Ambrose Church 347 Old Loudon Road Latham where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Donald J. Waters to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue Menands, NY 12204 or to St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110.