Frederick ‘Fred’ G. Hallenbeck Jr.

Fred Hallenbeck

Frederick “Fred” G. Hallenbeck Jr.,70, of County Hwy. 155, Gloversville, died Sunday morning, June 25, 2017, at home.

He was born in Gloversville on January 30, 1947, to parents Frederick Sr. and Marie Hallenbeck. A lifelong area resident, he graduated from Gloversville High School in 1966.

Fred owned and operated Hallenbeck Trucking for many years. He received an award for driving over 2 million safe miles. Once he gave up over-the-road trucking, he became a coach driver for Brown Coach Inc. He retired from Brown Coach in 2015.

Fred enjoyed his family and friends. He and his wife, Toni, often hosted parties and holiday get-togethers. He loved a good party, especially if dancing was involved. With his own unique style, he would get everyone up and dancing to the music. His daughter, Holli, was one of his favorite dance partners. The two of them were a great combination.

As a young man, Fred was a member of the Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company, where his son John proudly followed in his father’s footsteps years later. He joined the Broadalbin Bowling League prior to his career in long-haul trucking. Fred was a member of the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Hagaman.

Survivors include his wife, Antoinette “Toni” Morreale Hallenbeck, whom he married on August 16, 1969; a son, John (Coleen) Hallenbeck of McDonough, GA; a daughter, Holli Hallenbeck of Columbia, SC; his former foster daughters, Carrie Allen of Gloversville and Ricki (Charles) Robbins of Staunton, VA; a brother, Frank (Sherry) Hallenbeck of Woodbury, CT; a sister, Carol (Don) Schlect of Rockport, TX; two grandsons, Collin Ball of Johnstown and David Henderson of McDonough, GA; nephews, nieces and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Hwy. 106 (corner of Route 29 and Black St.), Johnstown. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 51 Pawling St., Hagaman, with the Rev. O. Robert DeMartinis officiating. Burial will be in the Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please visit a friend or take someone out to lunch.

By Patricia Older

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