Bronislaw (Barney) Lis
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LIS, BRONISLAW COHOES - Bronislaw (Barney) Lis, 89, of Cohoes, passed from this life on May 15. Born on May 5, 1922 to Stanley and Anna (Pal) Lis, Barney was raised in Crescent and the family moved to Cohoes when he was a teenager. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Frances (Warzala) Lis; four children: MaryAnn Lis-Simmons of Highland, Michael (Bonnie) of Castleton, Madeline of Cohoes, and Monica Swann (Jerome) of Cohoes; four grandchildren: Jamal, Anais, Amanda, and Alysia (Shawn); two great grand children, Aiden and Ella. He is survived by his only sister, Wanda Mitchell of Watervliet, several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Barney was a master gardener and avid sportsman. He loved fishing all year round. He was a Lifetime Member of the Cohoes Rod & Gun Club, the American Legion, and the PNA. He was employed by General Electric in Schenectady as a punch press operator, and retired from there after 41 years of employment, interrupted only by his military service time. Barney was a World War II veteran and designated Century Division Ranger, serving as a member of Company E, 397th Infantry, 100th Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Victory Medal, the American Defense Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. His family and friends will miss his sense of humor and his presence in the yard tending to the vegetables and flowers which he cultivated with sincere pleasure. The family thanks the staff of the Rubin Center in Troy and Samaritan Hospital. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's Church, 36 Page Ave., Cohoes, NY, or the charity of your choice. Funeral from the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ltd 105 Vliet Blvd Wednesday morning at a 8:30. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Michael's Church, Cohoes at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Waterford. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 PM. Please sign the guestbook at

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Published in The Record from May 15 to May 16, 2011.
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June 27, 2011
Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time.
Cousin Maria Bryndza with the family.
May 17, 2011
Michael & Family,
Whenever I was at your house your Dad treated me like family and that was always special to me. Whether he was feeding me,handing me a beer or making us sit down and play an absolute wild game of pinochle he always had a smile on his face and made everyone feel so welcome. Whenever you and I would leave the house I always left in a better mood then when I arrived.
With all the special memories I have of your Dad I'm sure your Mom, sisters and of course yourself have plenty more and those memories will always make you smile when you think of him.
Thanks for sharing him with me.
May he rest in eternal peace.
May 17, 2011
Mrs Lis & Maryann,

May God Bless You and your Families durning this difficult time.
Nancy Glodich
May 16, 2011
I am sorry to hear of our loss of Mr. Lis. I remember growing up next door and seeing him in the back yard every morning and again when we got home from school, working on his garden. He always shared the harvest with our family. He will be missed.
Alex Marsett
May 16, 2011
Mike and Bonnie,
Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time. May God support you during this period of grief. As the days go by and life goes back to the normal routine, please remember that you have the love and support of family and friends.
Scott and Barb DeFruscio and Family
May 16, 2011
Fran & Family I was sadden to here about Barney's passing. I will miss him alot. I still remember him giving us 5 cents a dandelion for the wine he made. He was such a nice man. I will never forget him. He will be in my prayers and thoughts.
Carol & Tim Devlin
May 16, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to you Madeline and family during this most sorrowful time.
May all the Choirs of Angels come to Greet,(Barney)as he enters into Paradise.
Eternal rest grant unto him Oh!lord and let Your perpetual Light Shine upon him.
May he rest in Peace.
John & Patricia Harrington
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