Gregware, Michael R. Sr. TROY Michael R. Gregware Sr., 72 of Troy, passed peacefully into the arms of his savior Jesus Christ on May 7, 2021, at the Samaritan Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Robert and Helen Crump Gregware and the devoted husband of Cathy Caridi Gregware of Troy. Mr. Gregware was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School and was retired from the Watervliet Arsenal where he worked as a machinist. He later worked for Lindsay's Drug Store in Lansingburgh. Mike was a crusader for his God and his Country, and his faith was an integral part of his being. One of his prize possession was his King James Bible. He was always on a quest to reconnect with family and old friends and he was passionate about caring for his family, especially his beloved grandchildren. Survivors in addition to his wife and best friend of more then fifty years include his children, Michael R. Gregware Jr., Ricky Gregware, Jennifer Warren and Dan Gregware; his brother, Edward Gregware; and his grandchildren, Rachel, Emma, James IV (Bubster) and Laura. Mike was predeceased by his brothers, Bob Gregware and Jerry Roy Jr.; and sister, Pam Gregware. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to honor Mike in a special way may make donations to Emma and Bubsters School, The Hillcrest Education Center, 788 South St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201. For online condolences please visit mcdonaldandsonfuneralhome.com
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Published by Albany Times Union on May 12, 2021.