Obituary of Harry Hallam
Mr. Harry Hallam, affectionately known as “Jigger,” passed away at the age of 87 on Monday, October 5th in his home while surrounded by family. Born October 9th, 1932 in Leeds, England, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 15 and graduated from the former Wilbur H. Lynch high school in Amsterdam. He worked as an electrician at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady for over 22 years. Hallam served in the U.S. Air Force in Iwakuni and Tachikawa, Japan during the mid1950s.
He had an interest in learning about other cultures and appreciated connecting with people from all walks of life. He was a cherished husband, father, and grandfather, avid reader, accomplished bowler, and lifelong dog-lover constantly involved in the rescue and care of “woofs,” especially Airedales.
He married Bridget M. Martin of Dundalk, Ireland on September 5th, 1959. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by four children; Sean (Amelia) Hallam, Kathleen (Joseph) Bushek, Poppy (Orlando) Picozzi, and Peggy (John Graves) Hallam. His memory also lives on through his grandchildren Sarah (Warren) Hoffman, Devin Hallam, Dana (Peter Kolokithias) Hallam, Alana Picozzi, Genevieve Bushek, Giana Picozzi, and Liam Picozzi. Mr. Hallam leaves behind his companion pet Airedale Tasha along with nieces, nephews, and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Peter Hallam and Joyce Bierman.
Graveside services at Pine Grove Cemetery in Tribes Hill will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Airedale Terrier Rescue, 78 DeWitt Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12304 (www.aire-rescue.com) and The American Lung Association (action.lung.org) may be made in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are under the direction of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
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