Albert Van Slyke, III

Obituary of Albert Van Slyke, III

Albert Van Slyke, age 101, passed away Wednesday morning, October 13, 2021 at the Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown.

He was born April 2, 1920 in Syracuse, the son of the late Albert Jr. and Ella Mercer Van Slyke. He was a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in engineering and served in the US Army during World War II. He was later employed as an engineer by Coleco Industries of Amsterdam. He was an avid reader and continued his education well after his retirement. He enjoyed puttering with electronics and was a self-proclaimed foodie.

Albert is survived by his four children, daughter Catherine Willis and husband Roy and three daughters Lillie, Belle and Sophey, his sons Bert Van Slyke, Eddie Van Slyke and Leon Van Slyke and his children Darnelle and Elana. He was pre-deceased by his daughters Angela Blyle, who is survived by her sons Logan, Aydan and Dalton, his daughter Carol, his brothers Morris and Billy Van Slyke. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Virginia Van Slyke, Monique and Brandi and their families, along with extended nieces and nephews.

A private burial took place at Prospect Hill Cemetery Gloversville, where he was laid to rest next to his mother, father, daughter and brother under the direction of Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Wells Nursing Home who with their amazing staff took great care of Albert for the last 2-1/2 years of his life life.

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