Shelmerdine, Robert "Ranny" LATHAM Robert "Ranny" Shelmerdine, 89, was called home by the Lord on May 8, 2021. He was born on March 6, 1932, in Albany to Mildred (Windlespecht) Shelmerdine and Robert Van Evera Shelmerdine. Ranny graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1951 and Syracuse University in 1955. Employed by Hudson Valley Paper Company for over 36 years, Ranny resided in Guilderland until his retirement in 1991. In his retirement, Ranny and Sally moved to Melbourne Beach, Fla. until 2014. Recently of Latham, Ranny was also a summer resident of Sacandaga Lake, Penn Heights, Edinburg, N.Y. A life member of BPOE Elks, Rotterdam Lodge, Bethlehem Sportsman's Club, Ranny was a past member and elder of Princetown Evangelical Presbyterian Church and a current member of the A.R Presbyterian Chapel by the sea, Melbourne Beach, Fla. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife Sally (Ross) Shelmerdine; daughter Diana (James) McKeever; sons, David and Edward "Ted" and his wife Kimberley Shelmerdine; five grandsons, Devin, Jacob, Ian, Tyler and Adam Shelmerdine; five great-grandchildren, Oliver, Evelyn, James, Ruby and Penelope Shelmerdine; his brother James Shelmerdine; and his sisters, Marion Court and Mildred Roosa. Funeral services for Robert will be on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave., Schenectady. Interment will be in Schenectady Memorial Park in Rotterdam. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Robert's memory to the Albany Rescue Mission at capitalcityrescuemission.org
or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Published by Albany Times Union on May 12, 2021.