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Joseph Gaies

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Gaies, Joseph TROY Joseph Gaies, age 97, of Prout Avenue in Troy, died on Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2013 at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy. Mr. Gaies was married to Betty Goldberg Gaies until her passing in July of 2012. Born in Troy, Joseph was a lifelong Troy resident and graduated from the Troy High School. Mr.Gaies was an Army Air Force Veteran and served during World War II obtaining the rank of sergeant. Joseph earned several awards from his Army Air Force service. He was a retailer in Cohoes and the Tri City Area for many years. He had been employed as manager of the former Jules and Juliet Store in Cohoes. Mr. Gaies was a long time member of Temple Beth El in Troy, where he was very active. He had been the recipient of the Simchat Torah Award, presented by Temple Beth El in Troy. The award was for his distinction, devotion and his commitment to the Temple. Joseph never missed a family reunion, a gathering or a celebration, some of which were held overseas in London and also in Toronto and the Catskills. He will be remembered by his family for his excellent sense of humor and his story telling. Joseph was also an avid reader and enjoyed mysteries. He was also a great fan of the New York Yankees, as well as a member of Alpha Beta Gamma and attended many of their conventions. He is survived by two daughters, Ellen Gaies and her husband Dan Schrager of Concord, Mass. and Carol Pidgeon and her husband Mike of Oneonta, N.Y. Brother of Ethel Agins of Rochester, N.Y. Grandfather of David Schrager, Chris and Jason Pidgeon He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by three sisters, Toby Brown, Anne Miller and Faye Vipler and a brother, Abe Gaies. Services at Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick St., Troy on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 12 noon. Interment will follow in the Beth El Cemetery in Troy. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, levinememorialchapel.com

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Levine Memorial Chapel Inc
649 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12206
(518) 438-1002
Published in Albany Times Union from May 19 to May 20, 2013
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