Stephen F. Kruegler
1949 - 2020
BORN
1949
DIED
2020
Kruegler, Stephen F. LATHAM Stephen F. Kruegler, 71 of Latham, beloved husband of Mary Jane Flack Kruegler, entered peacefully into eternal life on Friday, November 20, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy on February 21, 1949, he was the loving son of the late Joseph P. and Margaret F. (Denue) Kruegler. Steve married Mary Jane Flack on February 3, 1967, and together enjoyed over 53 years of marriage. He retired from the City of Albany Fire Department as an arson investigator in 1988 after many years of service. He was a founding member of the arson investigation unit, and a member of the Albany firefighter's union. He was a life member and past chief of the S. W. Pitts Hose Company in Latham with over 50 years of service and a member of the "Old Timers Club." He loved his Goldwing motorcycle, his camp in the Adirondacks in Schroon Lake, snowmobiling, fishing and ice fishing. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his cherished son, Mark (Rena Ost) Kruegler; his adoring grandchildren, Tyler J. and Paige A. Kruegler; his loving sisters, Joyce (Phil) Quickenton and Natalie (Mark) Bedell, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Carolyn and her husband William Barbuto. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses, doctors and staff in the COVID-19 Unit at St. Peter's Hospital for the awesome care Steve received while there and also to the Community Hospice for their care. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, at 7 p.m. in the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Rd., Latham with Reverend Geoffrey Burke officiating. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve's name to the Community Hospice, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY, 12208, or to the FASNY Fireman's Home, Attn: Activities Director, 125 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY, 12534 would be appreciated. For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit dufresneandcavanaugh.com.







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Published by Albany Times Union on Nov. 22, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
24
Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110
Nov
24
Service
7:00p.m.
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110
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Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home Ltd.
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My deepest sympathies to you Mark and your family...I always liked to listen to your dad and his memories at the firehouse and his love of the job...
Anthony Van Deloo
Friend
November 25, 2020
Steven, you were in Grade school one of my First Sweethearts. Steven, RIP. I’ll pray a Special prayer for you & your Family. Always had a Special Fondness for our Southgate NCCS classmates. YOU especially!!! Please enjoy your rebirth in Heaven. No more pains or worries for you. God Bless You Always and keep you protected in His strong but gentle Hands.
Sincerely, Patti Zembrzuski Mossey and Husband, Dick.
Patti Zembrzuski Mossey (Mrs. Richard A Mossey, Sr. )
Classmate
November 24, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Nick and Joy Mitchell
Joy Mitchell
Friend
November 24, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.Steve served with my cousin Bobby Larvia at the Firehouse and I knew Steve from Shaker High. My heart felt prayers do his family and friends.
Michele Preteau
Acquaintance
November 23, 2020
Our sincere condolences during your time of loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Love, Kelly, Gabriella and Gavin Parker
Kelly , Gabriella and Gavin Parker
Friend
November 23, 2020