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Capt. William H. Game

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Game, Capt. William H. ROWLEY, Mass. Capt. William H. Game, 96, US Navy, retired, formerly of Slingerlands, died on Nov. 5, 2012, at Sea View Retreat in Rowley, Mass. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 60 years, Phyllis H Game. He was one of the last remaining Pearl Harbor survivors. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from Albany High School and from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1940. He was serving on the U.S.S. Raleigh in Pearl Harbor, when the Japanese attacked the Hawaiian Islands December 7, 1941, and is mentioned in The Day of Infamy. He was designated a Naval Aviator in 1943, and earned an MS in aeronautical engineering from MIT in 1947. After retiring from the Navy in 1965, Captain Game worked at the N. Y. State Dept. of Labor until retirement in 1981. He enjoyed playing golf at Normanside Country Club. He was an active Episcopalian, a member of Naval Lodge No. 4 of the Masonic Order, University Club, Naval Academy Alumni Association, Toast Masters, the American Contract Bridge League, a charter member of the Tri-Village Square Dance Club, and on the board of directors and a treasurer of the La Salle School for Boys. He is survived by two daughters and their families, Carol and Alan Strelzoff of Boxford, Mass., and their children, Gregory Strelzoff and Lynn Silba of Los Angeles, Calif., Fredrick Strelzoff of Austin, Texas, Erik Strelzoff and Alannah Gustavson of Maynard, Mass., and Becky and Michael Stern of Astoria, N.Y. Joanne and Wayne Hasegawa have a son, Kreg. He has three great-grandchildren, Keagan, Torin, and Jane Strelzoff. Interment with Military Honors will be at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. To send condolences to the family please visit

Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 18, 2012
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