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Albert W. "Babe" Waytkus

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Albert W. "Babe" Waytkus 1918-2008 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Albert W. "Babe" Waytkus, 90, died Saturday, August 23 at home with his family tending to him in his own bed. He was also under the tender care of Hospice. Babe resided on Scott Street in Hoosick Falls with his wife Rose McEckron Waytkus. Babe and Rose celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary last November. Born on January 16, 1918 in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., son of John and Beniga Blinstrub Waytkus, he graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls. Babe had many jobs in the town, county and state. He was particularly happy with his school bus driving at Hoosick Falls Central, St. Mary's Academy and the Howard Kinnicut School. He belonged to the Elks Lodge # 178, The Derby Club, St. Stanislaw Society, and the Home Guard, all in Hoosick Falls. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church for 85 years. Besides his wife Rose, he leaves his eight children, Cynthia Salvi of Schenectady, N.Y., Rosemary Waytkus of Troy, N.Y., Neil Waytkus of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Michael Waytkus of West Sand Lake, N. Y., Steven Waytkus of North Petersburg, N.Y., Patricia La Bombard of Manchester, MaryAnn Anderson of Franklin, N.H. and Donald Waytkus of Cambridge, N.Y.He also leaves 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four sons, John, Paul, Albert and Thomas. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Hoosick Falls Fire Department or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 25, 2008
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