Carmon M. (Casey) Slingerland

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SELKIRK Carmon Milton Slingerland (Casey), 96, passed away on August 24, 2006 at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany. Casey was born in North Coeymans on March 3, 1910, son of the late Milton Cornelius Slingerland and Carrie Wiltsie Slingerland. Survivors include his beloved wife of 74 years, Ruth Andrews Slingerland, formerly of Bennington, Vt.; children, Betsy Blaisdell of Windsor, Conn., Jane Travis of Selkirk and Pamela Bradstreet of Groton, Mass.; grandchildren, Jonathan Blaisdell, Carrie Blaisdell Nuveen, Tamela Travis Tracey, Timothy Travis, Audra Bradstreet and Austin Bradstreet; and great-grandchildren, Megan Tracey, Erin Tracey, Ryan Travis and Alysa Travis. Casey received a diploma in electrical engineering from the International Correspondence School in the 1930s. In 1937, he opened his first electrical business, Casey's Electrical Repair Shop on Market St. in Albany. After 56 years in the electrical business, he finally closed up shop at 402 North Pearl Street in Albany. He was a lifelong member of the Coeymans Reformed Church and served on the consistory, a former member of the Bethlehem Grange and Selkirk Rifle Club. As a life member of the Mohawk Hudson Power Squadron, he served as the past commander and chaplain and taught the seamanship class for 27 years. For 26 years, he served on the Town of Coeymans Planning Board. His wife and family were his greatest love. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Coeymans Reformed Church, Coeymans on September 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. There will be no calling hours. The family has requested that those who wish to remember Casey may make contributions to the Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, PO Box 218, Selkirk, NY 12158.

Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 27, 2006