Anostario, Paul A. AMSTERDAM Paul A. Anostario passed away at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on Thursday April 24, 2014. He was born in Amsterdam on January 4, 1933 to the late Joseph and Josephine Anostario. Paul is the loving husband of Dolores L. Anostario, whom he married on January 29, 1955. He is the proud and loving father of his three daughters, Lisa Pock, Lori Cosmer and Lonnie Cosmer. Cherished "Poppy" to his four grandsons, Michael Paul, Alexander, Tyler and Christian Cosmer. Paul is also survived by his two brothers, Michael and Joseph and their children. Paul served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in January 1955. He graduated from Siena College in 1959 with a bachelor of science degree in economics. Paul attended Siena on the GI Bill of Rights and working evenings at GE. In 1957, he was president of the Finance Club at Siena and in 1959, received Siena's Business Education Award. Paul graduated from the General Electric Manufacturing Training Program and served in managerial positions for 19 years after which he became vice president of purchasing at Amsterdam Printing and Litho, retiring in 1993. Paul continued with working in other areas of interest and he and Dolores owned and operated the Liquor Locker, a retail liquor store until it was sold. Paul began the Dolan Company, which sold specialty products to variety of customers. In between, Paul became a real estate broker and opened the Realty Store. Paul had a strong work ethic, he loved to sell and derived pleasure from everyone he met. Paul displayed his love of community in 1957 serving as chairman for the Montgomery County Heart Fund Sunday and chairman of the Heart Association. He embraced new experiences and he joined others in the developing and serving G.A.V.A.C. in the capacity of president from 1972 to 1977. His friends would say Paul was a great guy, always smiling and always ready to help. Some of his greatest pleasures were having dinner with his family or friends, having coffee at Panera in Florida, looking at real estate and negotiation for a new car. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1 p.m. at St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumitie Road, Loudonville. Interment will be at St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Paul may make a contribution to
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Published in Albany Times Union from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014