Rde D. Kieffer Niskayuna Rde D. Kieffer, 71, of Niskayuna, NY, passed peacefully in her sleep, in home hospice care, Sunday morning, July 13, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Roger; her son, Steven; and her sister and brother, Robin and Robert. She was predeceased by her son, Matthew; and her parents, Mina Dearden and Robert D. Burnett. Rde was a graduate of the International Data Processing Institute and Wood Secretarial College in New York City. Prior to her marriage in 1974, she was employed by General Electric Company and later by The Young President's Organization, both in New York City. Rde was an avid traveler, visiting Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia over a period of years. She once traveled from London to New Delhi by bus and met her future husband in London while she was on her way home after that bus trip. She was a kind and gentle person who cared deeply about people and animals, and was always ready to do things for others in need. In one case she gave daily care and support for an elderly neighbor for 11 years. For a period of time she volunteered for service at a food pantry. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Viewing hours and funeral service will be for immediate family members only. The family will hold a celebration of life gathering later this summer in New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rde's name to The Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union Street, Schenectady, New York 12308. To express condolences, please visit www.sbfuneralhome.com or reply directly to Roger Kieffer.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on July 16, 2014