Siek, Robert F. COLONIE Robert F. Siek, 73, passed away peacefully on Sunday December 26, 2010 with his loving wife by his side. Bob was born on June 28, 1937, in Troy, N.Y. the son of the late Raymond H. and Ruth (Appleton) Siek. He graduated from Averill Park High School, Class of 1955, attended Clarkson University and graduated from the Northwestern University Traffic Institute in 1968. Bob married his wife and love of his life, the former Janice McFaddin, daughter of the late James C. and Pearl McFaddin of Constable, N.Y., on September 3, 1960. Bob enjoyed a long and distinguished career with the New York State Troopers. He joined the division in May of 1958, rising through the ranks to become deputy chief inspector, before retiring in June of 1987. Following his retirement from the State Police, Bob became director of safety and security at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., until 1994 when he fully retired. In addition to his beloved wife of 50 years, Bob is survived by his loving daughters; Shelley (Jim) Levin Ferro and Wendy Siek; grandchildren, Kristin, Mandy and Grady; sisters, Kathleen (Ed) Quirk and Diane Brunelle; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Raymond R. Siek. The funeral services will be held Friday 9:00 a.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie. Calling hours will be Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, N.Y. 12205 or New York State Trooper Foundation 3 Airport Park Blvd., Latham, NY 12110 in memory of Bob. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerAlbany.com
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343 New Karner Road
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Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2010