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The listings below represent the services of those men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty as a police officer, firefighter, or emergency medical technician. Our Fallen Heroes also include military personnel who died in active service, including members of the Coast Guard, or Army Reserve.

A hero is someone who does what he or she can, despite the personal cost, when it needs to be done. Our Fallen Heroes put themselves in harm's way while protecting and serving a community, and paid the ultimate price. We are honored to be entrusted with their memory.

In this way we know that we help you to remember the courage of those who put their lives on the line defending life, liberty, and the property of others.

If the person you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your Fallen Hero. Names are listed alphabetically.

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John Quinlan, Jr.

August 22, 1924 - - May 01, 2014

TROY, NY – John J. Quinlan, Jr., 89, was taken gently to heaven on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, surrounded by his loving family. A warm and gentle man, John will be remembered for his joy of life, love of family and friends, twinkling blue eyes, and kind-hearted ways. He was his children’s and grandchildren’s greatest hero. Born on August 22, ...

Beatrice Wheeler

November 23, 1923 - - March 11, 2014

Rensselaer: Beatrice Jane Wheeler, 90, passed away on Tuesday March 11, 2014 at Van Rensselaer Manor. Born in Stephentown, Jane grew up in the house in which her mother, grandfather, and more Briggs generations were born. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Beatrice Briggs Wheeler. A lifelong area resident, Jane spent most of her life in Rensselaer. She retired m ...

John Alleman

September 06, 1935 - - January 06, 2014

WATERVLIET—John E. Alleman, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday morning at his home surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Cortland, NY, a son of the late John and Alice Ayers Alleman. Following graduation from high school John went on to honorably serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. In 1961 he attained an Associates Degree from Hudson Valley Comm ...

George Jones

October 12, 1924 - - December 16, 2013

PETERSBURG – George C. Jones Jr., passed away December 16th at Southern Vermont Medical Center after being stricken at his home on Dayfoot Road in Petersburg. He was born in Troy, NY on October 12, 1924 to the late George D. and Esther P. Snyder Jones. He attended Berlin Central Schools in Berlin, NY. He entered the United States Army at age 19 and with the Company 1 354th I ...

Joseph Casela

June 02, 1927 - - December 02, 2013

WATERVLIET—Joseph F. Casela, 86, passed away peacefully Monday morning at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born in Watervliet, a son of the late, Jack and Margaret Casela. Following his primary education he went on to valiantly serve his country in the United States Army Air Corps. He retired as an inspector with the Ford Motor Company in Green Island. Su ...

Victor Pabello

April 12, 1940 - - October 23, 2013

ALBANY—Victor Dejarme Pabello, 73, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 23rd at St. Peter’s Hospital. Victor was born in Cebu City, in the province of Banawa, Philippines. He came to the United States and obtained his Master’s degree in Computer Science from MIT. After Victor became an American citizen he honorably served his country in the United States Army. He ...

Donald Farrell

January 18, 1936 - - October 20, 2013

LATHAM—Donald R. Farrell, 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday at St. Peter’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born in Albany, a son of the late Francis and Winifred Farrell. Following high school, Don went on to honorably and valiantly serve his country in the United States Army. He worked for Tobin Packing for 25 years. He retired from Fleet Bank in ...

Peter Zorella Sr

May 03, 1946 - - October 19, 2013

COHOES—Peter M. Zorella, Sr., 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday at the Stratton VA Medical Center Hospital. Peter was born in Troy, a son of the late Metro and Anna Zorella. He was a graduate of Watervliet High School, class of 1964. Following high school, he went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force where he was an Electronic Warfare Specialist. Peter ...

Michael Spinato

December 23, 1942 - - October 01, 2013

MENANDS, NY - Michael Spinato, of Menands and formerly of Gardiner NY, left this life to go home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 1st, 2013, while at home. He was the son of the late Salvatore and Lois Spinato, born in December of 1942 in NYC, and predeceased by his brother John and granddaughter Willow Harris. He is father to three and husband to one, he is survived b ...

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Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home Inc. 2013 Broadway
Watervliet, NY 12189
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Cummings Funeral Home 643 Third Avenue
Watervliet, NY 12189
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Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home 97 Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
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2013 Broadway | Watervliet, NY 12189 | Phone: 518-273-3223 | Fax: 518-273-1029
643 Third Avenue | Watervliet, NY 12189 | Phone: 518-273-0224
97 Old Loudon Road | Latham, NY 12110 | Phone: 518-273-4162