Wolosen, Michael SCHAGHTICOKE Michael Wolosen, 83, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy, Michael was the son of the late Wasyl (William) and Catherine Winorski Wolosen. From an early age he resided in North Greenbush where he lived and worked on the family farm. Michael was married to the former Lubov Grinko on May 4, 1958 and they enjoyed more than 55 wonderful years together. A member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union, Local 2 in Albany, Michael was employed in the construction industry and specialized in working with tile, marble and terrazzo. Over the years he worked for various contractors, locally, throughout New York State and in several surrounding states. He retired after a long career. Michael was always most proud of his family and enjoyed the times spent at home. He enjoyed dancing, especially the polka, tending to his garden and in earlier years, fishing and hunting. He was always active and, up until recently, even had assisted his son with cutting wood on his wood lot. Michael was a longtime member of St. Basil's Russian Orthodox Church in Maplewood and served on the church council. He lent his construction talents to his church by helping to build St. Basil's Church Hall. Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Lubov; his loving sons, Mark (Natalia) Wolosen and Timothy (Barbara) Wolosen; his loving daughters, Tamara (Michael) Capra and Deborah (Robert) Bolger; and his cherished grandchildren, Lubov, Michael, Yuri and Gregory Wolosen, Joshua and Michaela Capra and Brandon and Connor Bolger as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Danyla and Anna Plekan. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County and to all of our family, friends and clergy who have helped us through this difficult time. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 12 p.m. from Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway in Watervliet and at 12:30 p.m. in St. Basil Russian Orthodox Church, Maplewood. Interment will follow in St. Basil's Cemetery. Family and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. The parastas service will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home on Tuesday. Contributions may be made to either The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or to St. Basil's R.O. Church General Fund in care of the funeral home office. Please visit parkerbrosmemorial.com for condolence book and directions.
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Published in Albany Times Union on June 30, 2013