Edward Donald Walsh
Walsh, Edward Donald ROTTERDAM Edward Donald Walsh, 86 years young, passed from this life onto the next on January 22, 2021. Edward loved God, his family and his country. He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Dorothy L. Walsh (Norton) for 63 years. Edward and Dorothy lived a life of faith and devotion, lovingly raising six above-average children, Laura Walsh of Kinderhook and Englewood, N.J. (Paul L. Greer, Jr.), Jennifer Harold of Virginia Beach (John Harold), Allison Walsh- Sartini of Acton, Mass. (Thomas Sartini), Christopher Walsh of Rotterdam, N.Y.; Matthew Walsh of Woodbridge, Va.; Mary Walsh Pacifico of Rotterdam (Anthony Pacifico). Edward was also grandfather to Sean Harold of Naples, Italy, Brendan Harold Virginia Beach, Sarah Harold San Diego, Calif., Jack and Colin Sartini Acton, Mass., Aidan and Ian Pacifico, Rotterdam. Edward was the son of the late Edmund and Jane Walsh Watervliet, N.Y.; and brother of late Jane Walsh Cornell, Clifton Park, N.Y. Edward was a graduate of LaSalle Institute, Troy, N.Y. and Siena College where he earned a BA in Economics and was voted, "Best Dressed", an honor that he lived up to his entire life. Edward served in the Army Reserves as first lieutenant, Artillery & Guided Missile Center in Fort Sill, Okla. A life-long educator, Edward enjoyed teaching and later earned a Masters of Education degree from SUNY Oneonta, N.Y., and certification in School Administration. Edward returned to his hometown of Watervliet to be the principal of School One and later assistant superintendent for Watervliet City Schools, where he retired after 30 years of service. He later consulted for Association of School Board Organization (ASBO). He and Dorothy enjoyed their retirement, traveling to religious pilgrimages in Ireland, Italy, France, Israel, Portugal, Poland and Majegori. They were also actively involved in parish life at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Schenectady. In addition, both Edward and Dorothy were daily communicants at St. Francis Chapel, Colonie, N.Y., where congregants made sure to reserve their favorite pew. Edward was modest, self-deprecating and had a quick wit. He was loved by his family, friends and neighbors. It was not unusual for strangers to approach him out of the blue and tell him their life stories. He often remarked that he must look like a good listener. It was fortunate that he passed quietly in his own home and left this world with a classic "Irish Goodbye." A visitation will be held at Griswold Funeral Home, 1867 State St., Schenectady on Tuesday, 3-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2777 Albany St., Schenectady on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery Community Mausoleum, Menands. Memorial contributions may to be sent to Saint Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2777 Albany St., Schenectady, NY 12304. To express condolences, please visit sbfuneralhome.com

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Published by Albany Times Union on Jan. 24, 2021.
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Dot and family, Sorry to hear about Ed.He [Asst Supt] and George Perry [Supt] were great administrators during my tenure[20 yrs] as Principal of WHS.Ed was a caring ,thoughtful and professional person and role model for yours truly.He will be sorely missed.My prayers and sympathy to your wonderful family Dot.Rest in peace my friend.
Jack Weaver
January 26, 2021
I had the pleasure of knowing Ed and his family for many years. Ed was a wonderful, kind, family man. My sympathies to his family. Rest in peace Ed. You will be missed but never forgotten.
Karen Eplite
January 26, 2021
Eddie and I had known each other since college. He was a good friend and I will miss his affable manner.
Bill Bogert
January 25, 2021
To the Walsh family - my dad George Perry held your dad in high regard as a friend and educator. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Jill and Robert Bush
January 25, 2021
George and I both loved Ed. They worked together for 30 years at Watervliet and ASBO. We have many happy memories of our times together with Ed and his wonderful wife Dottie. God Bless
George and Barbara Perry
January 25, 2021
Teresa Wochaski
January 25, 2021
Love you, Stacy Waskiewicz
January 25, 2021
Love Stephanie and Mike Mindes
January 25, 2021
Sorry to learn of Mr.Walsh´s passing. When Mr. Walsh was Principal at School One, he was incredibly fair and kind. One day when I was pushed by a boy, he immediately came to my rescue and that made me feel protected, something that today´s educators could take a lesson from... Several years ago, I ran into Mr. Walsh at Lee outlets, in Massachusetts. When I approached him he was surprised someone would remember him from that time, oh so many years ago. How could I forget him?
Elaine Rohloff - School One student
January 24, 2021