Jo-an Byron Haluska

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Jo-an Byron Haluska CohoesJo-an Byron Haluska, a resident of Eddy Village Green in Cohoes, entered into that long good night on November 24, 2013. Jo-an was predeceased by her husband, John Michael Haluska. Jo-an Mom, Grandma, G.G. was born on July 12, 1918 and married John at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church in Cohoes, NY on October 12, 1943. From this long and loving marriage came four sons, John Byron Haluska (Sherry) of Guilderland, New York, James Daniel Haluska (Helene) of Chesapeake, Virginia, Robert Thomas Haluska (Kate) of Fort Wayne, Indiana and David William Haluska of Newton, Massachusetts. Jo-an is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John and Sherry have three children. Sara and Carl Telban and their two children, Derek and Anna reside in Ballston Spa. Jennie Haluska is married to Stephen Chaykovsky. They live in Annapolis, Maryland with their two children, Mia and Nicolas. John, Andrew Haluska and his wife, Leanne as well as their two children, Luke and Lily, reside in Charlton, New York. Brian Haluska (Beth) is the son of James and Helene. They live in Charlottesville, Virginia with their son, Nathaniel. Kevin Haluska (Therese) is also the son of James and Helene. They live near Atlanta, Georgia with their two children, Drew and Cate. Samuel Haluska is the son of Robert and Kate Haluska. Samuel lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. Younger son, Michael, is a student at Indiana University in Bloomington. John and Jo-an were teachers in the Marlboro Central School District. John taught the sciences and Jo-an taught second grade as well as reading. They were longtime communicants of the St. James Roman Catholic Church in Milton, New York. After retiring, their passion was travel. They visited all the continents except Antarctica. They were able to visit all of the states in the United States as well. They set a wonderful example in their personal loves for their children and their children's children. Jo-an spent her last years in cottage three in the Eddy Village Green complex in Cohoes. The family would like to thank the many, many staffers who gave great care, not only to Mom, but to all the other elders in cottage three. Special thanks go to Jamie, Ann, Kay, Liza, Dawn, Carol, Cheryll, Maryanne, Lisa, Candy, Christine, Kristina, Danielle, Tammy, Yhanique, Felicia, Dimple, Candy, Barbara, Celsa, Dr. Jue and Linda. Thank you to several of mom's friends in cottage three, Jean, Rosemary, John, Ed, Janet and Teri as well as a special remembrance to Min. Please, in lieu of flowers, be kind enough to make a donation to the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library, PO Box 802, Milton, NY 12547. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, Milton, NY with the Father Fred Kempfirl officiating. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Middle Hope. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. www. didonatofuneralservice.com.

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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Nov. 26, 2013
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