Van Alstyne, Eleanor C. SELKIRK Eleanor C. "Sis" Gorman Van Alstyne, 79, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at her home. Born and educated in Watervliet, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Eleanor C. Ringler Gorman. Mrs. Van Alstyne was a homema-ker. She was a member of AARP and enjoyed crocheting. Mrs. Van Alstyne was employed by the State Education Department where she worked for 15 years in the cafeteria. Wife of the late Garrett N. Van Alstyne; mother of Garry J. (Debra) Van Alstyne of Ballston Lake, Donald J. (Lisa) Van Alstyne of Virginia and Donna J. (Donald) Merrill of Selkirk; sister of James (late Ceclia) Gorman of Watervliet, Edward (Judy) Gorman of Wynantskill, Ruth (late James) Loftus of Watervliet, Shirley (Joseph) Fleming of Cohoes, Barbara (late Raymond) Durocher of Watervliet and Dorothy (the late Victor) Guerin of N. Troy. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Friday, January 18, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery, Selkirk. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send contributions to their favorite charity. Online condolences danielkeenanfuneralhome.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 17, 2013