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Monday, 24 March 2014 13:02

Albert (Al) Reynolds Lounsbury

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Albert (Al) Reynolds Lounsbury, 92, of Saratoga Springs, and most recently a resident of Westmere Home for Adults in Guilderland, died peacefully on March 7, surrounded by family members at Albany Medical Center.

Al was born July 17, 1921 in Hurleyville, Sullivan County to the late Grace E. Reynolds and Daniel W. Lounsbury.

Al married the late Dorothy E. Elmore in 1948, devoted wife, mother, and school teacher. He graduated from Hurleyville High School, received a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, and a Master’s degree from North Carolina State University. He was a past president of the Alumni Association of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell.

Al assisted his parents with dairy and poultry farming in Hurleyville until he enlisted in 1946, serving with the Army of Occupation in Korea as an assistant chaplain. After studies at Cornell, he was employed by Saratoga County Extension Services, now Cornell Cooperative Extension, as a 4-H Agent from 1956 to 1979.

Al was president of the Saratoga Springs Kiwanis club twice and in 1980 assisted in organizing the Golden K Kiwanis club for seniors. Activities after retirement included organizing the Saratoga Farmers Market, the Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, and the Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association. He was also president of several other community groups and active in the United Methodist Church throughout his life.

Al’s hobbies and other interests included genealogy; beekeeping; family history and reunions; compiling four family histories; gardening; and, most importantly, being with his immediate and extended families.

Al was predeceased by his beloved wife of over 40 years, Dorothy, in 1989; infant son Lynn Al, and his brother, H. James Lounsbury in 2013.

He is survived by a son, David of Kerhonkson; two daughters, Lee A. (John Bailly) of Albany, and Cathy of Saratoga Springs; and a foster son, Richard H. Harrison of Saratoga Springs. He is also survived by two sisters, Alida Brinckerhoff of Middletown and Joan Dunn-Lindsay of Wurtsboro. Surviving brothers in his wife’s family are Russell Elmore of Lennox, Massachusetts, I. James (Ruth) Elmore of Orange City, Florida, and Walter (Mary) Elmore of High Falls. Al has two grandchildren, Amanda and Nicholas Bailly; a foster grandson, Richard L. Harrison; and two step-grandchildren, Timothy (Amanda) Coalla and Katie Coalla. He has many beloved nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and others in his extended family.

Online remembrance may be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com.

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