WYNANTSKILL - Anthony ‘Tony’ Famiano, 64, of Snyders Corners Road, a former Schenectady resident, died Monday after being stricken at home. Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel, 2691 NY 43 at Glass Lake-Averill Park. Calling will be at the chapel on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
George J. Haskey
COLONIE - George J. Haskey, 80, of Colonie, formerly of Clifton Park, died on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9 in Clifton Park. A calling hour will precede the funeral service. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Colonie.
Solomon ‘Sal’ Jabour
TROY - Solomon ‘Sal’ Jabour, 72, of Troy, passed into eternal life Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Samaritan Hospital, surrounded by his devoted and loving family.
Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (Yamin) Jabour who both passed away at a very young age. He took care of his Dad for the last six months of his life and was left with his sister Diane to raise his sisters and brother.
Sal was pre-deceased by the love of his life, his wife of 48 years, Patricia H. (Henning) Jabour, who passed away in November 2008.
Sal graduated from Troy High School and during that time he began his career at the young age of 14 working at Deets Market in Lansingburgh. He went on to work at Family Garden in Troy and then later in Schenectady. In 1960 Sal opened the Two-Way Food Mart in Troy and simultaneously owned and operated a seasonal gift and garden center on Pawling Avenue. For 20 years he serviced the local community at the Two-Way Food Mart and in 1979 he closed the food mart and focused his efforts on the gift and garden center. He also started a fresh produce ‘ready peel’ business in 1973, and worked with his family for many years. In 2001, Sal decided to retire, owning and operating his own businesses and took on two part-time jobs instead.
Sal began working for Rensselaer County and Hannaford Brothers Supermarket in Wynantskill, where he has been for the past eight years.
Sal enjoyed fishing with his Dad, working and spending time with his wife and family. He was an amazing father and devoted husband.
Sal is survived by his children Melissa Jabour (Shelly Strack), David (Stephanie) Jabour, Paul (Ann Marie) Jabour, Alicia (John) Riegert, Patricia ‘Pesha’ (Mark) King and Stephen (Leila) Jabour. He was the loving grandfather to Alexandria, Stephanie and David Jabour, Sarah and Abigail Jabour, John, Molly and Christian Riegert, Emily and Tanner King and Sophia Jabour. He is also survived by his five sisters and his brother Diane (the late John) Sacala, Elaine (the late Thomas) Mikacz, Marsha (William) Ernest, Rose Marie (William) Wertman, Helen (John) Dundon and Joseph (Kathryn) Jabour, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 29, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Troy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours.
The family would like to thank the Emergency Room, and ICU staff at Samaritan Hospital, along with the Eddy Heritage House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the utmost level of care given to Solomon.
Contributions in Sal’s memory may be made to either the Seton Health Foundation Office to benefit the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, c/o St. Mary’s Hospital, 1300 Massachusetts Ave., Troy, NY 12180; or the Heart Program Equipment Fund, c/o Chris Ball RN, Albany Memorial Hospital, 600 Northern Blvd., Albany,NY 12204.
Arrangements by the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy.
Harold H. Link
COLONIE - Harold H. Link, 92, who placed others before himself, worked hard, lived well, loved and was loved by his family, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2009, only fitting that it was Memorial Day.
Born in Cohoes, son of Rudolph and Isabelle Link, he was predeceased by his brother Ed Link.
He graduated from Keveny Memorial Academy and served in the Navy from 1941-1945 and attained the rank of chief petty officer.
Upon his return he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Dorothy O’Donnell.
He was the father of Linda Fennimore (Dan) of Browns Mills, NJ, Mark Link (Kathy) and Kirk Link of Colonie. He is also survived by grandchildren Jason (Heather) and Kristin Fennimore of New Jersey and Candice Link of Troy and Kelsey Link of Colonie and great-grandchildren Ashyln and Bailey Fenimore.
A self-made man, Harold worked his way through Siena College nights on the GI bill, earning a degree in accounting.
In 1946 he joined Albany Felt and worked his way from accounting through field auditor and ultimately to assistant vice treasurer.
In 1959 Harold and Dot took their family and moved to Nicholas Drive in Colonie. It was here they found their own piece of Heaven, living the suburban dream, surrounded by their many neighborhood friends and family.
An avid golfer, he played daily in his retirement continuing into his 80s.
He loved to travel his whole life, taking many trips here and abroad with his beloved Dot. In their twilight, the couple spent many happy times in their RV, traveling on their own and with other members of their RV club, The Good Sams. He was also a past-member of the Colonie Elks.
With the passing of his wife and best friend in 1991, Harold continued to travel with his children, taking numerous golf trips and vacations, including trips to London, Holland and Germany, where they attended Oktoberfest.
Funeral services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at New Comer-Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie, Route 155 south of Central Avenue, then to Our Lady of Mercy Church in Colonie where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Entombment will follow in Memory’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Church, 26 Wilson Ave., Albany, NY 12205, in memory of Harold H. Link.
Richard B. Maxwell
POESTENKILL - Richard Bauer Maxwell, 46, of Oak Hill Road, Averill Park, died on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at his residence.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Richard was the son of Richard Maxwell and Diana Shurda, both of New Jersey.
Richard was a driver for Pollard Disposal in Altamont.
Survivor in addition to his parents include his beloved wife Mary Beth Pluckhahn Maxwell of Poestenkill and his devoted children Jacob and Jasmine Maxwell.
Services will be private at the convienience of the family. Richard is now at peace with his Grandma Geiger
James F. Penk Sr.
TROY - James F. Penk Sr., 73, of Troy, husband of the late Sandra J. Simard Penk, entered into eternal life on Tuesday. The funeral will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home Inc. at 115th Street and Fourth Avenue in Lansinburgh. Calling hours are at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Adam P. Sattler
LATHAM - Adam Philip Sattler, 82, passed away peacefully May 27, 2009. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Friday from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home Ltd., 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Funeral services will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation. Pastor William Clasen will officiate.