ALBANY – Duane “Dewey” Amsler passed peacefully on June 18, 2014 surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Dewey graduated from Bethlehem High School and received an AAS degree in Highway Technology from Hudson Valley Community College. He had over 50 years experience working in highway research, claims and litigation, operations and maintenance and was an internationally recognized expert in snow and ice control operations and technology. He worked with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) from 1960 until his retirement in 1996. He then began his own consulting business, AFM Engineering Services where he continued to work until his passing.
Dewey was known for his love of fishing and gardening. Amsler’s Family Market was a fixture in Slingerlands for over 35 years where he and his family sold pumpkins and other vegetables during the summer and fall. Dewey was loved by many and the world was a better place with him in it.
Dewey is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly (Fuller) Amsler, his children, Duane, Jr. (Katherine), Diane Fisher Golden (Jonathan Golden) and Dawne Amsler-Nunziato (Richard Nunziato), his grandchildren Amber, Kendall, Abigail and Zachary, his step-grandchildren Brian and Jason and his beloved grand-dog Sasha. He had a network of very close friends, in-laws and extended family, who will also miss him greatly.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday afternoon at 1 pm. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 11 am until 1 pm. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.