Schenectady- John R. “Big Apples” Albanese Sr. 79, of Court Royal and a longtime resident of Averill Park, died on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at his residence after a long illness. Born in Troy, John was the son of the late John B. “Tarz” and Margaret Quell Albanese and husband of Eleanor Hornberger Albanese. John grew up in Averill Park and was a 1959 graduate of the Averill Park High School. He was a graduate of HVCC and served in the Army from 1961 – 1964. John worked for the Norton Co., ran the Lakeview in Averill Park and retired from the Fort Orange Paper Company in 1997 where he had been a truckdriver. He had moved to Schenectady in 2012. John was very much involved in the sports world of Averill Park. He was a founder of the Averill Park Pop Warner and was involved for many years, he was a coach for St. Henry’s CYO and ran the clock for many years, he coached Little League, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack and Twin Town. He was a race car fan and drove the haulers for area drivers. John was an avid Yankees Fan.
Survivors in addition to his wife include his children John Albanese Jr. of Rotterdam, Tracy (Eric) Albanese Lapine of Stanley, N.C. and Matthew Albanese of Averill Park, his sisters Patty (Brian) Gruner of Oklahoma, Judy Wilcox of Troy, Joanne (Wayne) Lagace of Nassau, and Jackie Albanese of Waterford, his brother James (Colleen) Albanese if Averill Park and 6 grandchildren including the late Hunter Albanese.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel 2691 NY 43 at Glass Lake Averill Park.
An Interment service with military honors will be held 11 am on Wednesday, September 30 at the Sand Lake Union Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, Sand Lake.
The family suggest donations in memory John Albanese Sr. be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, Fla. 33131.
Visit www.perrykomdat.com for directions and a private guestbook
September 27, 2020
Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel
September 30, 2020
Sand Lake Union Cemetery
Sand Lake, NY