Gerald D. Seypura GlenvilleGerald D. (Gerry) Seypura, 72, of Glenville, passed away suddenly at his home on November 12, 2013. Gerald was a member of the community of Glenville for 11 years, but lived in the Schenectady area most of his life. He was an active member of the Niskayuna Fire Department for 20 years as a volunteer fireman. He was also an avid NRA advocate. Gerald was retired from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets after 25 years of service. Upon his retirement, he decided to remain busy and became a school bus driver for the special needs children of Schenectady County with Brown Transportation Company until his passing. Gerald served in the Army National Guard for over 20 years; served in the Persian Gulf, and was a liaison for the Department of Military and Naval Affairs administration, as the public affairs coordinator. Gerald served as commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America and has been an active member, leader and contributor to the organization for over 60 years. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus in Glenville and the American Legion in Scotia where he found friendships and camaraderie he so enjoyed. Gerald also enjoyed baseball and frequently spent time at the Cooperstown Hall of Fame for games and special events. He was a true Yankees fan. Gerald graduated from St. Columbus High School, and after many years of continuing education had secured a Ph.D in education. He shared his wealth of knowledge and opinion with many, articulately and with zeal. He very much enjoyed books, Celtic music, photography and most especially spending time with his loving family. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. Gerald was predeceased by his parents, Donald Seypura and Geraldine (Carr) SeypuraMahoney. He is survived by his brother, Paul A. Seypura; sister-in-law, Janes Kress-Seypura of Malta; his sister, Kathleen (Mahoney) DeNero of Glenville; his niece, Courtney Seypura Hartpence (Geoff Hartpence); and great-nephew and niece, Benjamin Keppler and Kiera Hartpence of Glenville. His nephews and nieces are David N. DeNero (Ashley Kaplan) of Clifton Park, Kirk J. DeNero of Schenectady, Ryan M. Seypura (Robin McMurphy) of Schenectady; niece, Olivia R. Naccarato of Glenville; and great-nephews, Jackson Blake DeNero and Carter Logan DeNero of Clifton Park. As well, Gerald has many family and friends, all of whom we are certain will miss his grand personality, generosity and candor. He was known to all as a great man who gave to his country, family and friends, devotion and loyalty always. Gerald was a communicant and lector at St. John the Evangelist Church, Schenectady. He was an avid reader and shared his books with the Baptist Retirement Community Center regularly. His family is deeply grieving his loss and will keep him safely locked in their hearts. They will miss him always and will remember him for the gentle man and awesome family member that he was. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the church, St. John the Evangelist, 816 Union St., Schenectady, NY. Relatives and friends are are invited to attend calling hours at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd., East Glenville on Sunday, November 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. Interment will take place at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Troy-Schenectady, Rd. If anyone would like to make a donation in Gerald's name, please do so with the Knights of Columbus.
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Glenville Funeral Home Inc
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, NY 12302
Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2013