NISKAYUNA – Andy Wiley, 56, of Niskayuna, bravely went to his maker on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. He attended Blessed Sacrament School in Albany, and graduated from SUNY Canton and SUNY Albany with a degree in criminal justice. He proudly worked for TASC in Troy, NY, as well as the Daily Gazette, where he was a much loved and trusted paper carrier for 20 years.
Andy was an avid horse racing fan, particularly enjoying the races at Saratoga and Belmont. He followed basketball at both the professional and local levels. He annually attended the state high school basketball championships in Glens Falls, NY.
Andy was predeceased by his father, George R. Wiley, of Albany. He leaves behind his wife Lori; his mother E. Nancy Wiley; his siblings Joseph (Christina), Thomas (Jodi), John (Dianne), and Mary Dowdall (Damon). He will be greatly missed as well by his nieces, nephews, and many lifelong friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 607 Central Ave, Albany, on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Donations in Andy’s memory may be made to Blessed Sacrament School or The American Cancer Society. Go with God, Andy.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
Sending condolences and prayers to the Wiley family on the loss of Andrew. I will always remember talking to Andrew about the antics of his Dad at the Albany parades. So sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Andy’s family. Andy was a great guy, I knew him since Blessed Sacrament and would see him from time to time at work in court. Always a kind word from him, sad to hear this.
I’m so very sorry for your loss.
I am deeply saddened for your loss. I’ve been a Gazette customer for 50 years and Andy was,by far, the best carrier I’ve had. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m praying for all of you at this very difficult time as I share in your pain and grief. Over the years Andy and I shared our Christian faith on many occasions. With this I know that Andy is at peace and home with the good Lord. We spent many memorable moments together at Saratoga Race Course. Also getting together for dinner in downtown Saratoga Springs was always lots of fun.
Andy was a witty, caring and loving individual with a great heart. He took a lot of pride in the delivery of his newspapers as it was all about his customers and ensuring their total satisfaction.
Saratoga will not be the same without him. He will live on in my heart!
My heart goes out to you and may God bless you!
Sorry for your loss. Andy was a great guy and will be sadly missed especially at Saratoga this summer. Hope we’ll still she you there.
Baseball, Basketball, Football: Playing theae with Andy bring back my fondest memories of him. He lived for sports and playing with him was a joy. (except the day I realized He’d grown bigger than me. I set a pick and his shoulder knocked my jaw out of place).
Andy was a man of his word. we told him my father was in rehabilitation andd he promised to go visit him. He did just that. My father’s nind isn’t what it once was, but he still talks about it andwhen he thinks of Andy dying he starts crying again.
Bottom line is Andy is a great loss and will be sorely missed.
My condolences on the death of your husband and I extend my condolences to his family as well. Andy was a good guy and will be missed. Hang in there and know I will always be there for you.
Baseball, basketbal, football: Andy was always ready for a group of guys to get together for hours of fun playing one of them. My fondest memory of Andy come on the playing fields for hours of time : competeting, arguing,laughing.
One of the last timees I saw Andy, my father was in rehab. I told Andy and he vowed to go see him. He kept his word.
Even as my father’s mind slips, he remembers Andy coming to see him and he cries for him.
We should all cry because we lost a good man and friend.
Jim and Sandi Purcell
We will always be so appreciative of Andy. We could always count on him for years of dedicated service for our paper delivery. He stood above head and shoulders, and we are most thankful to and for him. Our sincere condolences. He will be remembered in great fondness. May His soul Rest In Peace.
Dear Wiley Family-
I was heartbroken to hear of Andy’s passing, and I am so very sorry for your loss. I have such vivid memories of all of us kids playing with hot cars together, making roadways in your driveway, and playing touch football in the street. I am thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
In sorrow, Susan Kalled
Susan Merriman Daley
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Wiley family at this very sad time. I babysat for Andy and his siblings during my high school years and I was deeply saddened to read of his passing.
I am so sorry for your loss… I’ve been away and just found out that Andy had died. He has delivered my papers for so long… And he was not only kind and Wonderful at what he did but he was someone you could count on. my prayers are with you… Mary D’Isabel