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Nelson A. Corey Jr.

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Nelson A. Corey Jr. Obituary
Corey, Nelson A. Jr. COLONIE Nelson A. Corey Jr., 90, of Colonie, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013 surrounded by his family. Born in Poughkeepsie and raised in Troy, he was the son of Nelson A. and Lena (Roughton) Corey Sr. Nelson was educated in Troy. He joined the Army and served his country in World War II. Following his discharge, he continued his service in the National Guard. He was employed for many years as a tractor trailer driver, and later as a fire code enforcement officer for Colonie Village Fire Company. Nelson was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Albany, where he was proud to serve as head usher. He was a volunteer firefighter for 50 years, 30 of those years as chief of fire prevention bureau for the Village of Colonie. Nelson was also a member of the VFW Post 8692, serving as commander from 1994-1997. He was a member of the Colonie Elks for 32 years. Nelson is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Jo-Anne (Coons) Corey of Colonie; father to Donna (the late Douglas) Drew, Robin (Daniel) DiGiacomo and Lisa (Paul) Orsini; grandfather to Tamara, Taryn, Chelsie, Caitlin, Dayna, Connor and Brittany; great-grandfather to Hunter, Isabelle, Avery, Gianna and Peyton Nelson; brother to John Corey and dear friend and trucker, Al Sagendorf. He was predeceased by sisters, Mildred, Dorothy and Evelyn. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of The Eddy Village Green, House 14, for their kindness and care. Friends and family are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. A private funeral service will be held at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital or Make a Wish Foundation. To leave a special message for family, visit NewcomerAlbany.com
Published in Albany Times Union from July 11 to July 12, 2013
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