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Henry Lee Sankey Jr.
TROY - Henry Lee Sankey Jr., 58, passed away on October 8, 2017. Born August 17, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Henry Lee Sankey Sr. and Lois Sankey.
In addition to his parents, Henry Jr. is survived by his wife, Trell Sankey; sisters: Laverne and Diane Sankey; brothers: James Berry, Curtis, Timothy and Scottie Sankey.
He is also survived by 1 niece, 4 nephews a host of relatives and dear friends.
A service will held from 9 to 9:30am on Friday, October 13, 2017 at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 181 Troy Schenectady Rd., Watervliet, NY 12189. Calling hours will follow the service from 10:00 11:00.
The burial will immediately follow at Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy, NY.
Patricia M. Jarocki Colongione
COHOES - Patricia M. Jarocki Colongione, 74, of Cohoes died Monday, Octo famber 9, 2017, with her ily by her side after a short battle with cancer.
Born in Albany, she was daughter of the late Stan Mili J. ley Jarocki and Mary man Jarocki and beloved wife of the late Ralph Colongione, who died in 2010. She was raised North Troy, lived in Pittstown for 28 years, Latham for 5 years and the last six years in Cohoes. She was a 1961 graduate of Troy High School and 1963 graduate of Hudson Valley Commu College. nity
Pat was Senior Account Clerk for SUNY Albany for 25 years, retiring in 1998. She then worked part time at Hudson Valley Commu falling nity College working in various departments for the last 18 years and also as a part time travel agency operator for 25 years until ill.
She was a member of the Women’s Committee of #691 CSEA, WITS - Work Founda Organi pa sers in Travel, Patient and Services Committee of the National Kidney tion and the WE zation at HVCC. Her sion was advocating for the Home Dialysis Community. She made many trips to Washington DC encourag pro Di Coming congress to pass bills that would assist in tecting the rights of renal patients. Many of those bills were passed. She was the co-creator of Home al yz ers United a non-profit organization and was the Treasurer until becoming ill. For the last 14 years she spoke to the new nurses at Hudson Valley munity College regarding home hemodialysis. On September 27, 2017 she was honored by the Hudson Valley Community College Nursing Department with an Honorary Nursing Prac commit Parish tice Certificate and pin for her extraordinary ment to community health. She was a communicant of Transfiguration formerly St. Bonaventure’s Church in Speigletown.
Pat’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her three daughters. She loved to cross stitch, shop, travel, make jewelry, meet for morning coffee and go out to dinner with friends.
Survivors include three daughters, Loni (David) Hetman, Troy, Tiffany (Thomas) Bentley, Scotia and Tiia (Scott) Alkinburgh, Salem, NY and two granddaughters, Sarah Bentley, FL and Madisen Hetman, Troy. She was predeceased by her sister, Suzanne Jarocki and her beloved dog, Betsy.
The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Rensselaer Community Hospice for the wonderful care they gave, and a special thanks to her wonderful cousin, Carol, and dear friend, Clare, for the unconditional love, support and care they gave Patricia and her girls.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Av Octo 4-7PM. enue Troy on Friday, ber 13, 2017 from
Funeral service will be Saturday held at 8:15AM at the funeral home and at 9AM at St. Augustine’s Church 25 115th Street Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
In lieu of flowers tributions may be made in memory of Patricia M. Colongione to DCI the Rubin Troy Center 1850 Peoples Avenue Troy, NY 12180. To sign the guest book, light a candle or for service directions, visit www.brycefh.com.