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Elmer Film, Jr.

December 22, 1933 ~ May 25, 2017 (age 83)

Brunswick - Elmer Film, Jr., 83, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Southern Vermont  Medical Center, Bennington, VT surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Troy, he was son of the late Elmer Film, Sr. and Mae C. Hook Film and husband of Hildegard R. Frank Film. He resided in Brunswick all his life.  He was a graduate of George Washington School (then a one room school house), Troy High, and attended St. Bonaventure University in Bradford, PA. 

Elmer was a stock broker for 52 years, retiring in 2008 from Janney Montgomery Scott in Albany.  At one time, he was head of Security at Emma Willard School.

In 1956 he was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany at the finance office for USAREUR. While there, he took every possible opportunity to travel Europe.  In Germany, he met & fell in love with Hildegard. In 1959, they were married, and have enjoyed 58 years together. 

Elmer was an avid country music fan, Boston Red Sox fan, loved family camping, and enjoyed golfing. He was a member of the Troy Lodge of Elks. He enjoyed home and family, and was his family security blanket. Whenever anything was needed, Papa was there. He will be dearly missed.  
Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Richard M. (Nora) Film, Brunswick; and Scott M. (Diane) Film, Brunswick; a daughter, Kimberly A. (Ted) Valenti, East Greenbush; two sisters,  Carol Lawless, Brunswick and Marlene (Emery) Maddocks, Poestenkill; two brothers, Anson (Rose) Film, Brunswick and Gary (Terry) Film, Brunswick; six grandchildren, Tara, Kristina, Aaron and Jacob Film and Tyler and Justine Valenti, and several nieces and nephews. 

The family wishes to thank the Vermont Veterans' Home and Southern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington for their care and compassion.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.  276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 4-7 PM. 

Funeral service will be held Thursday, at 10 AM at the funeral home with Rev. David Martin, officiating.

Interment will be in Eagle Mills Cemetery, Eagle Mills.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Elmer Film, Jr. to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue Menands, NY 12204 or Alzheimer's Association of NENY 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405 Albany, NY 12205.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue, Menands NY 12204

Alzheimer's Association of NENY
Pine West Plaza, Bldg 4, Suite 405, Albany NY 12205

 Service Information

May 31, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Funeral Service
June 1, 2017

10:00 AM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

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