Percy, Eric James EAST GREENBUSH Eric James Percy, age 79, of East Greenbush died peacefully at home after a long illness June 25, 2013. Born in the United Kingdom, Eric earned his doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of London before working in Research and Development for a number of multi-national companies around the world. He and his family moved to the USA in the mid-1980s and he eventually owned and ran his own business in the Albany area. Eric was an avid rugby player in his youth and continued to play many sports and sail throughout his life. Eric was the beloved husband of 53 years of Margaret Percy; devoted father of Nicola Streeter and her husband Greg Streeter, as well as his son, Adrian Percy and his wife, McClain Selden Percy; proud grandfather of William Percy, age 11, and Lucie Percy, age 9. Eric was the brother of sisters, Dianne and Yvonne and a loving uncle to their children. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. The family has requested that those who wish make memorial contributions in his name to the community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.
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Published in Albany Times Union on June 28, 2013