GUILDERLAND – Alan J. Domaracki, 67, of Guilderland, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. Alan was born in Buffalo, and studied at the University at Albany, where he earned his doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences. He was employed until his retirement by the New York State Public Service Commission. In retirement, he was employed part time by the New York State Division of Homeland Security & Disaster Preparedness as a Disaster Assistance Representative. Alan enjoyed biking, sailing, hiking and running, and was the ultimate do-it-yourselfer, always inventing new and better ways to do things. He was always interested in the latest technologies. One of his hobbies was growing both ordinary plants and exotic tropical plants – and he definitely had a green thumb. In recent years, Alan took an interest in and traveled to Puerto Rico, enjoying the study of its geology and vegetation. Alan will be remembered as a loyal and caring friend, and a devoted family man, who worked to give his children every advantage. His grandchildren were the light of his life.
Alan is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Jane Hoos Domaracki; his children Beth Whiteside (Michael) of Guilderland, and Mark Domaracki of Boston, MA; and his grandchildren Nora, Kara, and Erica Whiteside.
Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 10 AM. Interment will be in Albany Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship for a student from Puerto Rico in Alan’s memory: Checks should be payable to the University at Albany Foundation (with the check memo specifying – Alan J. Domaracki Memorial Scholarship, and sent to University at Albany Foundation, c/o Dean’s Office, School of Education, ED 212, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12222). A reception and celebration of Alan’s life will be held at Lynnwood Reformed Church, 3714 Carmen Rd, Schenectady, NY 12303 immediately following the burial. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Sending all my love and thoughts to some amazing people. Alan was so loved and he will be extremely missed.
Chandra & Jayanthi Sekhar
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, he will not be forgotten.
Jane/ family, very sorry to here about Alan. Prayers for you all . God be with you!
Dear Beth And Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. We are thinking about you and wishing you and your family all the best during this sad and difficult time.
Sandra and Richard Vaux
Beth and Family,
We are deeply sorry to hear this news about your father. We wish you and your family all the best during this sad time.
Jane, I am so sorry for you and your family. Praying that you will get through this and help each other. God bless you!
Jane I would like to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Mary Kozlowski
Jane and family, we are so sorry to hear about this.
Our condolences and prayers during this difficult time.
Alicia and Bill Sommers
Jane – Please accept our condolences on behalf of your family. You have our deepest sympathy. Our memories travel back 45 years to when we shared graduate student life with Alan and you. Our thoughts now are with you at this most difficult time.
Jane and family. So sorry to hear Allan passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Suhasini Pinapati
We were so sorry to read of Alan’s passing. Our thoughts are with Jane and her family. God Bless all of you.
Sue and Steve Alven
Jane, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am deeply saddened to learn of Alan’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Alan these past few years at NYS DHSES as a fellow Disaster Assistance Representative. I will think fondly of our conversations about you, his loving family, comparing travel adventures and his continual encouragement to keep giving plant life a chance (no green thumb here). Alan was a kind and gentle soul, an old soul and that is something to be admired. His presence will be dearly missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Jane and family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jane, my heart breaks for you and your family. What an amazing man. My deepest condolences on your loss.
Dear Jane and Family,
My deepest condolences to you in this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Jane and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had the words to help ease you pain. I just hope that the wonderful memories that you have of Alan, along with the love and support of your family friends, help in the difficult days ahead. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna M. Williams
Dear Jane and Family,
I was very sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Alan and I worked together at the Department of Public Service. He was a very nice person and very proud of his family. You are in my prayers at this difficult time.
Peter W Gressick
My Sincerest Condolences to the Domaracki Family. Alan will be truly missed by all of us DHSES. Alan will be remembered in the Book of Prayers at St. Mary’s Church, Amsterdam, NY.
God Bless Always,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Sadly, I am just recovering from pneumonia so will not be able to attend the services. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Betty Brownell and Rich Kriz
Dear Jane, Beth and Mark. We are so saddened to hear of Alan’s passing and feel your grief. Our memories of him will always be of a friendly, happy, kind friend with a zest for adventure, We’ve spent many happy hours sailing on Tony’s various sailboat charters and at other times chatting on a variety of subjects. He will be missed.
Jane, so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with your family.
Ralph and Marion Ware
Jane, I am so terribly heartbroken for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my heart.
Al was one of those rare bright stars among humanity – ever cheerful, friendly, polite and most frequently greeting you with a twinkle in his eye.
Along other colleagues, we spent many enjoyable years “running in circles” around Lincoln Park during lunch time office breaks in the 1980’s & 90’s! Altho mostly out of touch since then, we were shocked to hear of his sudden passing.
The world is certainly a lesser place without Al’s presence. May God comfort his family and bless them with fond memories over time..
Jane, thinking of you and all the family. So sad, such a heartbreaking loss. my prayers are with you all for comfort to be found in memories of the many wonderful years you shared with this amazing man.
My heartfelt condolences.
Dear Jane, Beth and Mark
I’m so sorry to hear that Alan has passed away. I really did consider him to be an Uncle. He was such a fantastic person. smart, caring. always engaging and interesting. He really did care about us and I’m glad I got to see you guys not too long ago. You will always be part of my family to me.
I just learned of Alan’s passing….I was so very sorry to hear this. I worked with Alan at NYS DHSES. He was a lovely man and so kind. We would have many interesting conversations on different subjects – he was always so friendly. He will be missed by the staff. My prayers to the family.