Edward G. Gifford
New Comer Cremations & Funerals - Colonie (Albany)
343 New Karner Rd
Colonie, NY 12205
Gifford, Edward G. SCHENECTADY Edward G. Gifford, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital, with his loving family by his side. Edward was the son of the late David and Christina (Hallett) Gifford. He was the devoted husband to Barbara L. (Cardin) Gifford. He retired from the New York State Troopers and was a P.E.R of the Guilderland Lodge and a past state vice president with the Elks. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter Sharon Carter. Edward is survived by his wife Barbara; his son, Timothy (Justin Prater) Gifford; and his daughter Darlene (Steven) Weiner. He was the adored grandfather of Sarah, Max and Rachel. He is also survived by his sister Elizabeth Kiriakedes; and his canine companions, Coco and Blondie. Memorial calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a memorial service at 2 p.m. at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the N.Y.S. Troopers PBA, Signal 30 Benefit Fund, 120 State St., Suite 2, Albany, NY, 12207 in Edward's memory. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewComerAlbany.com

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Published by Albany Times Union on May 13, 2021.
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New Comer Cremations & Funerals
343 New Karner RD, Colonie, New York 12205
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Ed was a very special man who truly loved his family! This man did amazing things in his lifetime, starting with his love for the state police force. He loved the Elks, chorus, and could build just about anything!! He was an amazing friend and neighbor. He loved to travel and enjoyed his RV for many years. Ed enjoyed eating at diners and restaurants where he would entertain his companions with stories from his trooper days and ALWAYS seemed to "run into someone" he knew at any diner or store that he went into. If you needed help with anything, he was there to help in any way he could. He will be missed.
Darla DeBruin
May 14, 2021
Barb, Sorry to hear of Ed's passing - thoughts and prayers for you and your family. We sure had some good times together. Pat
Patricia Polit
May 13, 2021
Barbara, Betsy, and all of Ed's family. So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I have lots of good memories of Ed when we were kids in the small town where we lived. May you find comfort in God's blessings and may Ed RIP. Sincerely, Janice B.
Janice (Baitsholts) Bowdish
May 8, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Ed was a great guy who would do anything for anybody.
Lanc and Judith Kingsley
May 4, 2021