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.
Sharon Gade - Rotterdam
I had the privilege of meeting Alma when my aunt, Lillian Hall, was a resident of Atria. I found Alma to be a very dear, caring, loving and compassionate lady. And Alma and I were ‘birthday twins’!
So very sorry for the loss of dear Alma, she was the epitomy of a lady. Our family was blessed to have known her and shared many happy times whether it was taking a walk in the neighborhood or eating cookies in her kitchen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.. Love from Pat, Erin, Pat and Matthew Taddei
Dear Aunt Ruth, Uncle Mark, Sue and Family, Carol and Family, Maryann and Family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you celebrate the life of Alma. I so wish that I could be with you to help in some small way. Be assured that my heart is with you.
Maryann, Andrew and Michelle
Dear Mom and Dad:
I called Andrew with the news and he asked me to send his sympathy. We could not send flowers because I am not working as of yet but please know that we would have sent some if we could. We all love Aunt Alma very much.
Our prayers are with you and all the family.
Maryann, Andrew and Michelle
Camille and Tom Corbett
We saw Alma’s obituary in the Ridgewood News today and were so saddened to read about her passing. She was a kind, considerate and wonderful friend for all of the years that we knew her in Ridgewood.
The Morgan Family
Dear Alma : Angele got your phone number from Lee so that I could visit you while she was in Albany on business trip,but her work load was intense. She couldn’t. We miss you! You were like an aunt to us: Caring, loving & thoughtful. We’re pleased that you did not suffer. We love you. Angele, John, Robert and Shawn