Vierling, Arthur G. Sr. LATHAM Arthur G. Vierling Sr., 87, passed away at home on October 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Art was born on February 28, 1926 in Chicago; he was the son of the late Gilbert and Lillian (Campbell) Vierling and the devoted husband of Lillian (Riley) Vierling for 62 years. At a young age, Art moved to and grew up in the Greensburg, Pa. area, just outside of Pittsburgh. After high school, Art entered the Army Air Force, stationed in Amarillo, Texas until his honorable discharge in 1945. In 1948, Art moved to the Albany area where he met his wife, Lillian. They were married on September 8, 1951. Art was employed by the A&P Supermarket Warehouse and was a postal carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring February 1988. Art enjoyed traveling, hunting and camping. He was an avid gardener. He was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved big band music. He was a former member of the Colonie Elks Lodge 2192, the Knights of Columbus, the Niagara Mohawk Pension Club East and a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption in Latham. Art was the devoted father of Arthur G. (Mary Lynn) Vierling of Syracuse, Michael P. Vierling of Watervliet, and James R. (Eileen) Vierling of Waterford. He was the cherished grandfather of Melissa A. Vierling of Fairfax, Va., Christopher A. Vierling of Manhattan, Thomas M. Vierling of Waterford, and Mary T. Vierling of Waterford. He was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Gilbert Vierling. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Art's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 16 at 10 a.m at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham NY 12110 For directions, information, or to light a memory candle for the family, please visit dufresneandcavanaugh.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Oct. 13, 2013