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John R. VanAmburghJanuary 2, 1929 ~ November 17, 2014 (age 85)
SNYDERS LAKE - John R. VanAmburgh, 85, of Lakeshore Drive entered into eternal life in the comfort of his home on Monday, November 17, 2014.
Born in Albany, he was son of the late Harold J. VanAmburgh and Ruth Kerin VanAmburgh and husband for 58 years of the late Nancy Guskie VanAmburgh. He resided on Synders Lake since 1952 and was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in Albany.
John was an accountant for Roemer-Zoeller Auto Supply in Albany retiring in 1991. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War.
John was a member of North Albany American Legion Post 1610. He was an avid and talented golfer and enjoyed bowling and rooting for the Boston RedSox. He was an animal lover and enjoyed feeding and watching the birds in his yard.
Survivors include his children, Mark (Toni) VanAmburgh, Snyders Lake, Melissa A. (Kevin) Brenz, Wynantskill, and Elise (Art) LeMay, East Greenbush; his grandchildren, Joshua Brenz, Abigail and Ryan LeMay; his sisters Fay Milot (Kevin) Allen, Niskayuna, Linda (William) Banker, Averill Park, Christine (Daniel) Giovannangelo, Rotterdam; his sister-in-laws, Joyce and Phyllis VanAmburgh and Theresa Gilhooley and brother-in-laws, John and Joe Guskie many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his cats, Jack the Cat and Punkin. He was predeceased by his beloved grandson, Jared Brenz; and his brothers Edward, Harold, and Paul.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Thursday from 4 - 7 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, at 10 AM at St. Henry's Church 39 Old Route 66 Averill Park with Rev. Thomas F. Holmes , Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery Troy.
John's family wishes to thank Shari, Kay, and Miliza for their faithful and loving care.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of John R. VanAmburgh to the Sacred Heart Food Pantry 33 Walter Street Albany, NY 12204 or The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County 295 Valley View Boulevard Rensselaer, NY 12144.
Sacred Heart Food Pantry
33 Walter Street, Albany NY 12204
The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County
295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer NY 12144