Jeffrey A. Van Alstyne Sr.

Mr. Van Alstyne

Jeffrey A. Van Alstyne Sr., 63, of Fultonville passed away April 12, 2020 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Gloversville on March 9, 1957 and is the son of Helene (Duesler) Van Alstyne and the late Robert J. Van Alstyne.

He is survived by two daughters — Jean M. (Rich) Putnam and Krystal (Margie) Van Alstyne, and a son Jeffrey (Haley) Van Alstyne Jr.; two brothers — Robert H. Van Alstyne and Lawrence Van Alstyne; two sisters — Suzanne (Gary) Hinkle, and Mary Ellen (Vernon) Francisco. Also by his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Jillian Putnam, and Donavan Putnam. He is also survived by his extended family Arena VanAlstyne, Corrinne Kindt, Heather Sahler, and Michael Kindt Jr. He is survived by his dog and best friend Hunter, whom he spent all his time with, they both enjoyed going for walks, and rides in the country.

Besides his father, Jeffrey is predeceased by a sister-in-law, Sally Van Alstyne.

During his lifetime he was a graduate of Fonda-Fultonville Central School.

Jeffrey worked for over 27 dedicated years with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office retiring December 31, 2010. Jeff was a very well-known and respected member of the office and the community. He served in many roles as a Corrections Officer, Deputy Sheriff and Investigator. He was a part of the SWAT Team and Scuba Team. Jeff received many letters of thanks and commendation throughout his years of service, as well as the Sheriff’s Life Saving Award.

He also worked many hours at extra posts doing security for the Fonda Fair, the Fonda Speedway, St. Mary’s Hospital for over 10 years, before retiring in 2017, and also at the Amsterdam High School. Jeff proudly served his country in the Army National Guard in 1982. Jeff was known for his love of hunting and fishing, and spent most of his free time doing what he loved. Above all family was the most important thing to Jeff, he loved them all deeply.

On behalf of Jeffrey’s family, they would like to thank the staff of Wilkinson Residential Health Care first floor, St. Mary’s Hospital fourth Floor, for their loving care and support of their dad. Thank you also to his family at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for always looking after him.

Due to the unprecedented circumstances presented by the COVID-19, we regret to inform you that the date for public calling hours and celebration of Jeffrey’s life will be postponed to a later date. Once the date has been determined we will make every effort to provide adequate notice to all.

In lieu of flowers contribution in Jeffrey’s memory can be made to the Blue Friday of New York, P.O. Box 38235, Albany, NY 12203, or to the Capital Region Pheasants Forever, 3831 State Rte. 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville, NY 12072.

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By Josh Bovee

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