WYNANTSKILL - Bernard ‘Bernie’ J. Husser, 88, of Wynantskill, and for the past 18 months resided at Beechwood at Eddy in Troy, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 13th. Bernie was born on September 15th, 1929, the son of the late Bernard and Rose of Troy, NY.
Bernie was an energetic, hard working man, who was very devoted to his church community. In his earlier years he was well known as the lively owner of Pressman's and the Colonial Army and Navy stores, in downtown Troy, which he owned and operated for over 30 years. He was an active member of Germania Hall and a US Army veteran in the 11th Airborne Division. In his later years, he volunteered countless hours tending to the flower gardens at St. Jude's Church and School of Wynantskill.
Bernie is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Joyce, and his two sisters, Rose Rogers and Betty Ratigan. He is survived by his two sons, Tom (Angela) Husser of Bennington, VT, and Bernie Husser of Boston, MA. A proud Grandfather of 5 and Great Grandfather of 4, he leaves behind, Brad (Rachel) Husser and daughter, Nora, and son, Adam; Jennifer (Michael) Rushing and daughter, Aisley, and son, Lawson; Katelyn (Matt) Blanchard; Jesse Coute; and Victoria Husser.
Bernie loved spending winter months with his beloved wife in Pembroke Pines Florida and in all other months of the year could be found on the sidelines of his grandchildren’s, nieces and nephews sporting events; always the number one fan.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 4-7 PM.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:30 AM at the funeral home Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy and at 12:00 PM at St. Jude the Apostle Church Wynantskill where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated of Christian Burial with Rev. Anthony Ligato, Pastor, officiating, followed by the burial at St Jean’s Cemetery.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to St. Jude the Apostle School, 42 Dana Ave, Wynantskill NY 12198. The family would like to express a very special thank you to his caregiver, Deana Viscanti and his physician, Dr. Marcus Martinez, the nurses and aides at CLR in Bennington .
St. Jude's School
42 Dana Avenue, Wynantskill NY 12198