GUILDERLAND – Alma O. Heisey, 85, of Guilderland, formerly of Ridgewood, NJ, died Sunday, January 3, 2010 at her home. Mrs. Heisey was born in Manhattan, and lived in New York and Ridgewood, NJ for many years until moving to Guilderland two years ago. She was employed for many years by Exxon Oil Corp. in New York, retiring as secretary to the president. She also volunteered at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, and was a communicant of St. Luke’s Church in Ridgewood.
Mrs. Heisey was predeceased by her husband Burnell F. Heisey in 1973. She is survived by her sister Ruth Delamater (Mark) of Guilderland; several nieces and nephews including locally Carol Young (Carl) of Guilderland, Susanne Witkop (Jerry) of North Bethlehem, Maryann Ten Eyck of Niskayuna, and Linda Ferrante of East Greenbush; and several great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Charles and James Olsen.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:15, and from there to Christ the King Church, Sumter Ave., Guilderland, at 9:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather at 4:30 pm for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are welcome. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. The family would like to thank the staff and the residents at Atria Guilderland for their care and friendship. To leave a message of condolence for the family, view or print a prayer card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.