William F. Janis

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Janis, William F. HALFMOON William F. Janis, 76, of Woodin Road in Halfmoon, died Friday, November 16, 2012 at his residence embraced by his loving family. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Edward and Regina Nadeau Janis and beloved husband of the late Madeline Keefe Janis. Bill was a lifelong area resident and attended the Cohoes schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving his country from 1953 to 1956. Bill was employed for 42 years with L.B. Smith in Albany, initially as a mechanic and was promoted to general manager and retired in January 2002. He was a true family man, devoted husband, father and friend. Bill was an avid gardener supplying vegetables and flowers to many friends and family. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1450 in Halfmoon and a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford. He is survived by his loving children, Julie (David) Kopyc of Halfmoon, Daniel (Leslie) Janis of Vinita, Okla., James (Mary Jo) Janis of Ballston Spa, Jason Janis of Malta and Vincent (Allison) Janis of Rock City Falls; sisters-in-law, Helen (Robert) Stopera and Mary (the late Neil) Keefe both of Cohoes; several adored grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Stephen Janis and siblings, Marie Valentine and Arthur Janis. Funeral from the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ltd. 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford Tuesday at 9 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in St. Jospeh Cemetery in Waterford. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Those wishing to remember Bill may make contributions in his memory to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 18, 2012
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