Whinnery, F. Edward SCHAGHTICOKE F. Edward Whinnery, 91, of Hansen Road died suddenly Friday, March 8, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy he was the son of the late D. Burton and Mary Fitzgerald Whinnery. He was a 1939 graduate of Lansing burgh High School. Ed retired as a switchman from NYNEX in 1986 after 41 years of service. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. Wounded twice he received both the Purple Heart and Gold Star. Loyal and devoted in all his endeavors, he was a member of the VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls, the Telephone Pioneers of America and Hoosic Valley Senior Citizens. A member of the Melrose Fire Co. he was past treasurer of both the fire company and fire district. Ed also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7746 in Schaghticoke, was a Boy Scout Leader of Troop 80 in Melrose and also belonged to Wiley Brothers Bowling League at Hilltop Bowl. He was a deeply religious man and communicant of Transfiguration Parish, Schaghticoke. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Jones Whinnery; and his daughters, Jill Smith (Ron) of Speigletown and Jacqueline Ryals (George) of Newton, N.J. He was brother of the late J. Burton Whinnery and John Whinnery. Also surviving are his grandchildren, George "Ted" Ryals (Katherine) and Julia Ryals as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford and at 10 a.m. at Transfiguration Parish Church, Schaghticoke (formerly Holy Trinity). Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Schaghticoke. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to Transfiguration Parish, Melrose Fire Co. or Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home office. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory visit; Brendesefuneralhome.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 10, 2013