RENSSELAER – Donald C. Hoen passed away Sunday April 17, 2011 at the age of 61. Don was born in Baltimore, MD. He moved to the area in the early 50’s, was educated by CBA, and graduated from Siena in 1971 with a B.A. He worked throughout his life as a corporate pilot, flying more than 16000 hours throughout his career for Richmor Aviation and West Bend Air, traveling around the world. He also worked for other transportation services, Laidlaw and First Student. Don is survived by his wife, two sons, one daughter, four grandchildren, one brother and one sister. He served as an altar boy for Father Buckley at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Colonie, believed in the Catholic faith and was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Rensselaer.
Funeral services will be held privately. Donations can be made to the Lions Eye Bank, Civil Air Patrol, and The American Cancer society. To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.