Michael J. Alecca LAKE KATRINE- Michael J. Alecca, 63, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 surrounded by his family at home. He was born Oct. 23, 1953 in Kingston, N.Y. to the late John and Phyllis (Gallo) Alecca. Mike attended St. Peter’s Catholic School in Rosendale and was a graduate of Rondout Valley High School in 1971. He attended Rhode Island School of Photography. His special talent led him into pursuing photography as his livelihood. He was the owner of Photogenics and brought happiness to countless couples throughout the years in capturing their special day. In addition; Mike often donated his time and talent to various civic groups and organizations. Whenever anyone was around Mike they could not help but notice the smile and huge heart that came with it. Easy going and laid back were his trademarks - always saying that he took the scenic route through life. One could not be around him and not be affected by his warmth, humor and generosity. Mike loved golfing with his friends, always in his ever present Hawaiian shirts. Mike and his wife Sue enjoyed traveling to new places and making memories together. He was a loving husband, a friend to many, enjoyed life, and loved his NY Yankees. He cherished the time spent with his family and was a kind and gentle person. Mike lost the use of his kidneys in 2012 and received a kidney transplant in 2015. He was than diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and courageously fought the battle until the end. Mike is survived by his loving wife Sue (Dorfner), brother David (Stacey) Alecca of Hope Mills, N.C., a sister Gail Alecca of Murrells Inlet, S.C., sisters-in-law, brothers -in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his dear Rondout Valley High Schools friends. Visitation for family and friends is Wednesday, July 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. Mike’s funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rev. Arlene Dawber will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make your donation in his name to the Kingston Dialysis Center, 37 Albany Ave., Kingston, N.Y. 12401, or to the Albany Medical Center, Renal Transplant Program, 433 New Scotland Ave., - MC-73, Albany, N.Y. 12206. (www.GJMoylanFuneralHome.com
Published by Daily Freeman from Jul. 1 to Jul. 2, 2017.