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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 10:53

Alfred Robert Stiassney

By | Obituaries

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Alfred Robert Stiassney, 95, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday, February 2, surrounded by his loving family.

Alfred was born January 27, 1919 in New York City, son of the late Robert Stiassny and Alma

(Utermoehl) Stiassny.

Alfred moved to Saratoga Springs as a young boy. He married his first love, Marion (Roselle) Stiassney on December 1, 1940. Marion passed away May 23, 2002.

He worked at Skidmore College for 41 years, 1940-1981. He was union president and served on the SEIU Local 200 Executive Board. Al was a dedicated desk sergeant at the Saratoga Race Course for 39 summers. He was the president of the Saratoga County Dart League throughout the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a veteran of the Combat Engineers, U.S. Army.

Alfred was a member of Bethesda Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his three children; daughter, Barbara ( James ) Burke, son John ( Heather ) Stiassney and daughter Anne ( Patrick ) Ryan; 13 grandchildren, Cathleen (Paul) Medick, James (Erin) Burke, Patrick (Brenda) Burke, Christina (Mike) Pastore, Michael (Kate) Burke, Margaret (Ray) Rodriguez, John (Gina) Stiassney, Scott Stiassney, Bryan Stiassney, Matt (Colleen) Ryan, Kymberly (Charles) Amodio, Jennifer ( Philip) Furze, Thomas (Julie) DeMarco, as well as 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Alfred loved taking trips to Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach, Cape Cod and Florida.

Al’s favorite past times were betting the ponies at the clubhouse, rooting for the Mets and enjoying a nice cold beer. He will be missed by his entire family and his faithful dog, Bella.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, February 6 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373).

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 7 at Bethesda Episcopal Church, Washington Street, Saratoga Springs.

Burial with military honors will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Our Family would like to thank the staff of Community Hospice of Saratoga, Saratoga Hospital (D1 ), Saratoga Cardiology, his longtime physician, Dr. Randall Burchell ,Father TJ Pettigrew and Father Martin Vang.

Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com. 

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