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Conrad Wilzback

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TROY, N.Y. -- Conrad L. Wilzback, 86, most recently of West Sand Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at Samaritan Hospital, Troy, embraced by his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Michael C. and Frances Bock Wilzback and husband of the beloved late Rolaine M. Ayasse Wilzback, who died May 18, 2006.

Conrad graduated from Kingston High School and attended college at Oswego, SUNY Buffalo and Albany. He previously resided in New Jersey, Dryden and had a winter residence in Florida. He was a high school teacher in Dryden and taught at the Division for Youth in Rensselaerville, Caroline Center in Tompkins County. He retired in 1983 from the former Votec Boces Building Trades now Quest-Star.

Conrad was a World War II veteran of the Army with the 2nd Airdrome Squadron. He was the recipient of the American Defense Service Medal, American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal. He was a member of the Apollo King Solomon’s Lodge 13 F &AM Masonic Temple, Troy, the American Legion Post 1489, Wynantskill and the VFW Williams Post 3025, West Sand Lake.

Conrad was a computer enthusiast, an accomplished woodworker and an outstanding cabinet crafter. He enjoyed gardening and reading.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Barbara Ann (Robert) Peat of Troy and Linda Jane (David) Toohey of Pownal, Vt.; his cherished grandchildren, Sharon Huneau, Army, 2nd Lt. Daniel Peat and Phillip Hume, and his adored great grandchildren, Jason, Kari, Stephen Kevin and Eric, his sisters Frances Bye and Gladys Marino both of Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ltd., 105 Vliet Blvd Cohoes.

Interment with full military honors will be in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.

Those wishing to remember Conrad may make contributions in his memory to the Saratoga National Honor Guard, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY, 12871.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2007
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