Alcombight, Edythe H. RENSSELAER Edythe H. Alcombight passed away on June 28, 2013. She was born August 21, 1928, to her parents, James and Agnes Coogan, in Rensselaer where she attended St. John's Academy. In 1960 Sis met Leo Alcombright; they were married a year later and remained so until his death on January 2, 2013, shortly after having celebrated their 51st anniversary together on December 9, 2012. They had their first and only child, James, on January 3, 1966. Her professional career began at the Tobin Meat Packing Company where she rose to leadership roles in both union and management over 30-plus years of service. Sis then transitioned to Capital Region BOCES, where she served another 30-plus years in management until her retirement in October 2011. During her illustrious and tenured career, Sis won a variety of awards and notable recognitions, including being highlighted in local television and newspaper features. But it was the respect she earned from her family, friends, and peers for her unparalleled work ethic that she considered most important and most treasured. Sis was a deeply devoted wife and mother, forever putting the needs of her husband and son ahead of her own. Those she befriended were treated with a kindness, generosity, and love that forever made them feel as though they were part of her family. Sis was a longtime communicant of St. Michael's of Troy. She is survived by her son, Jim (Kathleen); and brother, John (Florence) Coogan, as well as treasured nephews and nieces. Funeral will be from the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Williams Road, North Greenbush, where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush. Condolence page at wjlyonsfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union from June 30 to July 1, 2013