Manning L. Balcom NiskayunaManning L Balcom, 88, of Hickory Rd. passed away peacefully Sunday morning at St. Peter's Hospice. He was born in Paradise, Nova Scotia, grew up in Malden, Massachusetts, and moved to Niskayuna in 1972. Manning received a BS from Colorado State University and a master's from Northeastern University. He was a mechanical engineer and business planner at General Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1985. Manning was a veteran of WWII, serving in the European Theater with Company A, 1269th Engineer Combat Battalion. He was a Master Mason for 48 years with Wyoming Lodge, and a member of Aleppo Shriner International, both in Massachusetts. Locally he was a member of the Clifton Park Center Baptist Church and on the board of Living Resources. He served as a lay minister for over 30 years at various Capital District area Baptist Churches. Manning was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara (Auger) Balcom; brother, Arnold Balcom; and sister, Muriel Kinsley. Survivors include his wife, Lois (Ullrich); daughter, Patricia Buttner; stepchildren, George (Jenny) Barr, Darlene Barr, Sharon (Erik) Sinkora; two brothers, Paul (Cathy) Balcom, and Ewart (Joanne) Balcom; two grandchildren, Jacqueline and Sean Buttner; five stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service is Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Clifton Park Center Baptist Church. Calling hours are Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady. Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie. Memorial contributions may be made to Clifton Park Center Baptist Church, 713 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park, NY 12065 or Living Resources, 300 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Nov. 26, 2012