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Butler, Harvey A. BALLSTON LAKE Harvey Andrews Butler, age 74, of Ballston Lake passed away on Tuesday April 15, 2014 with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born on October 16, 1939 in New Orleans, the son of the late Richard and Sue Butler. He was a 1963 graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, where he was the president of the Zeta Phi fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he was stationed at Dyess AFB in Abilene, Texas on the base commander's staff. He was honorably discharged in 1967 as a captain. He began his civilian employment with General Electric in Schenectady where he worked several positions in the purchasing operation of Navy nuclear components until 1984. He left to join Prudential as a realtor and manager until retiring in 2004. In retirement he enjoyed traveling with his wife including visits to many U.S. National Parks and along the Danube River. Occasionally their daughter joined them on visits including to Scotland, Spain, and most recently to Bermuda to celebrate their 50th anniversary. He was known for collecting, organizing, and storing information, and even brought his original 1962 bill of $45 a week back to the same Bermuda honeymoon hotel. He was an avid golfer and reluctant bridge player. He loved to try new recipes with his wife and share meals with friends. He experimented with cocktails, most recently the St. Germaine, and was known for his legendary Bloody Mary. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia "Cindy" Butler (nee Houglan); daughter, Kirsten "Kris" Butler; sister, Janet (Walt) Lewis; brother-in-law, James (Joanne Limbach) Houglan; nephews, Mark and Sean Lewis, Bill Houglan, and niece Julie Cornell. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 19 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Catricala Funeral Home Inc., 1597 Route 9, Clifton Park, with a gathering afterwards at the family home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, by going to nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/NYR or the Esterville Animal Shelter, 100 Russell Rd., Greenfield Center, NY 12833. To express condolences, please visit catricalafuneralhome.com . Read Obituary
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Castiglione, Joseph P. TROY Joseph P. Castiglione, retired deputy fire chief, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Charles and Carmella Tagliarini Castiglione and husband of Norma M. Graziane Castiglione. Joe was a graduate of Troy High School and attended Hudson Valley Community College and Schenectady County College. He was a veteran serving in the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion, the Retired Troy Firemens Assoc., the Colonie Elks, Germania Hall, Lansingburgh Veterans, N.Y.S. Fire Chiefs Assoc., the Italian Community Center, USA Dance, the Capitol District Rental Properties Assoc and above all his two most favorite things were maintaining his fig tree and spending time with his family. Survivors, in addition to his beloved wife, Norma, include his sons, Robert Castiglione of Utah, Joseph (Colleen) Castiglione and Mark (Patricia) both of Grafton; his siblings, Lena Flynn of Oklahoma, Gaetana (Edward) Tash of Melrose, Mary Surprenant of Troy and Paul (Jeanette) Castiglione of Binghamton. Also survived by seven grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren, three great- great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. at the John H. Clinton Funeral Home, Washington Park and Third St., Troy. Calling hours will be on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, due to severe allergies, kindly make a donation to the Firemens Home, 125 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534. Read Obituary
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Chandler, Essie ALBANY Essie Chandler, 88, of Albany entered peacefully into eternal rest at home on Monday, April 7, 2014. Born in Aberdeen, Miss. on December 6, 1926, Essie was the daughter of the late John D. and Lillie Vassar James. Essie worked for the Albany Police Department as a school crossing guard for 32 years, and retired in 1996. She was a member of the Metropolitan NTM Baptist Church for more than 60 years, and was a faithful servant of the choir, deaconess and trustee ministries. Mrs. Chandler was also a member of the Albany chapter of Gold Star Mothers. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted children, Earlene (Early) Richardson, James (Lorraine) Chandler, Anniece (Bobie) Currie of Rockingham, N.C., Gloristein (the late James) Johnson, Gail Brooks (Jack), Yvonne Bonnie Chandler, Denise (Ralph) Polk, and Sheila (Darnell) Buggs. She will also be missed by 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Alex Chandler; two sons, Charles and David Chandler; and one great-grandson, Robert Davis. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11 a.m., with calling hours from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Metropolitan NTM Baptist Church, Albany, with the Rev. Dr. Damone P. Johnson officiating. Interment in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Read Obituary
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