Quackenbush, Earl Jr. TROY Earl Quackenbush Jr., 87, Eighth Avenue resident, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital. Born in Halfmoon, he was the son of the late Earl Quackenbush Sr. and Camilla Jensen Quackenbush and beloved husband of the late Ruth Johansen Quackenbush who died in 1998. Raised and educated in Lansingburgh, he was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School. Mr. Quackenbush served in the U. S. Army Air Corp during World War II as a nose gunner, B-24 Liberator, based in England flying bombing missions over Germany. He worked 18 years as a machinist and machine shop foreman at the Ludlow Valve Plant in Troy and 29 years as a tool room machinist for the Ford Motor Company in Green Island, retiring when the plant closed. Earl was an active member of the Jerusalem Masonic Lodge 355, American Legion Post 1881, 8th Air Force Historical Society, the Second Air Division and Brunswick Elks Lodge 2556. Survivors include his son, Albert E. Quackenbush (Patricia) of Sand Lake; three daughters, Sandra Horton of Troy, Cheryl Hayden (Brian) of Troy and Karen Nadeau (Bernie) of Schenectady; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Flanigan; companion, Dorothea Garneau; several nieces and nephews and his beloved pet, Molly. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh with Rev. Trygve C. Thomlinson officiating. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. To light a candle and offer words of condolence visit mcloughlinmason.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on July 18, 2013