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Robert Kyle "Tinker" Shiland 1927-2010 HOOSICK FALLS, NY Robert Kyle "Tinker" Shiland, 83, passed away on Thursday, December 2, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center where he had resided for the last two years. He was the husband of Beatrice "Bea" (Simmons) Shiland of Carey Avenue. Robert was born on October 16, 1927 in Cambridge, New York son of the late Stanley and Helen (Dwyer) Shiland. He was educated at St. Mary's Academy and Hoosick Falls High School. Robert served in the United States Navy. He was the plant manager for Albany International first in Hoosick Falls later in Menands, N.Y., until retiring. He then worked for the Upsy Daisy Florist and Mahar Funeral Home both in Hoosick Falls. Tinker enjoyed sports and was the basketball coach at St. Mary's Academy for several years. He also served as the Town of Hoosick Supervisor, Town Justice and on the Hoosick Falls Village Board and was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. Tink was a kind gentle, loving man who loved life, family and friends. Most of all he enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors other than his wife Bea include his daughters, Kyle A. Shiland of Rensselaer, N.Y., Carol Holzhauer and her husband , Tim, of Hoosick, N.Y., son Robert P. Shiland of Cambridge, N.Y.; also survived by nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his first wife Peg (Conway) Shiland; son-in-law Joseph Galvagni; and brothers Harry and William Shiland. FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday December 6, at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday at the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls from 3 to 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either St. Mary's Academy, Hoosick Falls Health Center or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 4, 2010
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