Albert VanSlyke


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.
Online condolences to the family may be made at
51 Fremont St., Gloversville

By Leader-Herald

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