ALBANY – Alice Bannister Hoogkamp, 90, of Albany, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at St. Peter’s Nursing & Rehab Center, Albany. Mrs. Hoogkamp was born and raised in Hudson, but had lived in Albany since marrying Bill, the love of her life, in 1949. She had a beautiful singing voice and during World War II, sang regularly as part of a trio on a Kingston Radio Station. She was employed by General Electric in Colonie for 29 years. She will always be remembered for her heart warming smile, her quick wit, and a laugh that she shared with everyone. One of the greatest joys of her life was traveling and spending time at the beach with her husband Bill.
Mrs. Hoogkamp is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, William Hoogkamp. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Ruth Wheeler Bannister and by her brother, Robert Bannister. She is survived by her brother’s wife Claire Bannister, and by many brothers in law and sisters in law on her husband’s side, and she was adored by her many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday at 12:00 noon. Relatives are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday morning prior to the service beginning at 9:00am. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northeastern New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 13535, Albany, NY 12212-3535. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Barbara Hoogkamp Gallager
A wonderful Aunt funny beautiful lady she will be missed very much
Daniel and Linda Hoogkamp
An Aunt, a friend, a beautiful lady.
We will cherish the good times and memorys.
Dan, Linda and Twins
Memories of meeting Alice and Bill are some of my fondest when I look back on my own 20 years of marriage. Alice was an important part of the GE Schenectady stories that I’d hear – from cookie swaps to tales around the office water cooler. She had a smile to light up a room and warm a heart. Our sympathies to her family, especially to Bill. She will be remembered well. She will be missed by many.
Beth and Steve Herholtz
Aunt Alice was a the sweetest Aunt anyone could have. She will be missed. My sympathy goes out to my Uncle Bill the love her life. Aunt Alice will never be forgotten.. RIP.