Peter Strand

Peter W. Strand Jr.

Friday, May 26th, 1939 - Saturday, November 9th, 2019
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LATHAM – Peter Strand passed away at home surrounded by his family and their love on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the age of 80.

Peter was born in Hobart, NY on May 26, 1939 and was the son of the late Peter and Effie (Marschilok) Strand.

He had served his country in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965 and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.

Peter was employed for 47 years by Earl B. Feiden Appliance in Latham from where he retired. In retirement Peter remained close with the Feiden family, Lisa, Nadine, Cynthia, Brad, Mark and Michael as well as his co-workers John and Dave. Pete was always a “car buff” and enjoyed his 1956 red Chevy. His car provided him with much pride and won him many awards and trophies. He especially enjoyed attending car shows at Guptill’s in Latham and chatting with the owner, Skip Guptill. In his younger years, Pete spent almost every weekend roller skating at Guptill’s Arena. He was a member of the Dead End Cruisers Club and enjoyed watching NASCAR and going to the Lebanon Valley Speedway, Fonda Speedway and the Albany-Saratoga Speedway.

Above everything else Peter was a family man and loved the times he spent with his wife, sons and grandchildren. He enjoyed boating and family vacations to Walt Disney World. Throughout the years he attended his sons and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. His grandchildren were the apples of his eye and he appreciated the good fortune of having them close by to be able to spend time with them every day.

Peter’s family is so appreciative for our extended family and friends and all the people that Pete has met and made friends with over the years. We cannot say thank you enough to everyone for their prayers, concern and help during Pete’s illness. A special thank you is offered to Don and Susan, Alan and Linda, Chris, Greg and Melissa; the medical professionals who cared for him, the Colonie EMS, , Landmark, Eddy Visiting Nurses and Community Hospice. Your assistance allowed Peter’s wish of staying in his home a reality and we will be forever grateful for that.

Peter was the beloved husband of Barbara (Hubicki) Strand; father of Peter and Jennifer Strand and David and Carolyn Strand; grandfather of Peyton, P.J., Connor and Riley Strand; brother of Helen (late Bob) Church; he was also fond of his canine grandkids, Mojo, Cricket and Allie.

Friends are invited to visit with Peter’s family on Tuesday from 4 until 8 PM at the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road in Latham. A service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am in the funeral home followed by interment in the Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery.

For those who wish to remember Peter in a special way and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204 or Colonie EMS, 312 Wolf Road, Latham, NY 12110.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home
    97 Old Loudon Road
    Latham, NY 12110
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 11:00am
    Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home
    97 Old Loudon Road
    Latham, NY 12110
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  • Interment

    Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
    200 Duell Road
    Schuylerville, NY 12871-1721
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David Testo

Posted at 05:19pm
Barb, Peter and David
My deepest sympathies,thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sorry to hear of Pete's passing.

David Testo

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Posted at 11:56am
With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Bill and Bonnie St.Denis

Posted at 02:46pm
Barb and family
Bonnie and I are so sorry to hear about Pete’s passing.
We are in Florida so we can’t be there for the services but
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you .
Pete will be greatly missed.
With deepest sympathy
Bill and Bonnie St.Denis

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