Joseph A. Marcy Jr. GreenwichJoseph A. Marcy Jr., 54, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, while vacationing with his wife, Susan, on the Island of Aruba in the Dutch Antilles. Joe was a firefighter and certified NYS emergency medical technician with the City of Albany Fire Department for 25 years and had just recently retired in April of this year. He spent the majority of his firefighting career with Engine 1 The Pride of Midtown and had also served, for a short period, on Truck 1 The Southend. Born in Albany on October 2, 1958, Joe was raised in South Schodack, NY. He was a 1972 graduate of Holy Spirit Elementary School in East Greenbush, and was a proud member of the graduating class of 1976 of Maple Hill High School in the Town of Schodack. He continued his education at Hudson Valley Community College where, in 1979, he received a degree in marketing and management. Joe later graduated from Schenectady County Community College where he majored in fire protection technology. He also attended the Empire State College where he furthered his studies in fire protection. Joe served with the W.F. Bruen Rescue Squad in East Greenbush as an EMT and was employed, part-time, by NAPA Auto Parts in Greenwich, NY. He was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, the Out of Control Ski Club, the Albany Fire Department Honor Guard, and the Albany Firefighters Retiree's Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the Albany Fire Department Credit Union. Joe was a fan of NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt Sr. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, skiing and antique cars and trucks. A friend and brother to many, Joe will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. Joe was the loving and caring husband of Susan M. O'Connor Marcy to whom he was married on May 16, 1981; the devoted son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Marcy (Mary Patricia Miller); the dear brother of Katherine E. (Marcy) Seymour (Christopher) of Castleton, Patrick J. Marcy (Kelly) of Kirkville, NY, Edward A. Marcy (Paula Mirabile) of Schenectady and the late Mary Frances Marcy; stepgrandson of Carolyn (Young) Marcy of Florida; nephew of Elizabeth A. Miller of Ithaca and the late John Henry Miller; son-in-law of Leo F. and Dorothy Anne O'Connor of Albany; brother-in-law of Leo F. O'Connor (Paula) of Rexford, Steven G. O'Connor (Roseanne) of Troy, Sean M. O'Connor (Margaret) of East Greenbush and James J. O'Connor (Deborah) of Hannacroix; special uncle of Austin, McKenzie, Abagail, Erin, Shawn, Shannon, Sarah (Patrick), Justin, Ryan (Jennifer), Matthew and Katie. Also surviving are several cousins and his brother firefighters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be con-celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Parish of Mater Christi, 40 Hopewell Street, Albany where the Reverend John F. Tallman, Albany Fire Chaplain and Joe's good friend and the Reverend James J. Vaughn will officiate. Interment will follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Relatives, friends and all brother firefighters are invited to attend and may also visit with Joe's family on Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Parish of Mater Christi. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Joseph A. Marcy Jr., may be made to the Albany Firefighters Orphan and Widows Fund, in care of the Albany Firefighter's Federal Credit Union, 532 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206. Please visit www.parkerbrosmemorial.com for directions, to light a candle and to leave a message of condolence.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from May 14 to May 15, 2013