ALBANY – Harold J. Kircher, Jr. “Bud”, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2012, while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Harold J. Kircher, Sr., and Loretta Hennessey Kircher. He was a graduate of CBA, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he was employed by Williams Press in Menands, and by Bill Drafting in the NYS Legislature. He then opened his own Real Estate/Development Firm, Kircher Realty and Kircher Properties, with his eldest son, Hal. He was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church in Albany, and was an active member of the Holy Cross Men’s Association. He also was a proud member of Wolferts Roost Country Club for over 30 years.
Bud is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Frances Klapp Kircher; he was the proud father of five boys and two girls: Hal J. (Susan) of Guilderland, James F. of Albany, Stephen C. of Colonie, Jeffrey M. of Wilmington, NC, Valerie A. Branche (John) of Colonie, Timothy S. (Diane) of Saratoga, and Kimberly A. Graziano (Peppy) of Colonie; his sisters Miriam Feldman (Irv) of Schenectady, and Shirley Armstrong (Charles) of Saratoga; his 13 grandchildren: Jessica and Taylor Kircher, Tiffany Bashaw (Chris), Karly and Kelsey Kircher, Jonathan, Michelle, Lindsay and Michael-Jon Branche, Zachary Kircher, and Mia, Emily and Nicholas Graziano; his 2 great grandchildren: Benjamin Kircher and Milo Warner; also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Elaine Mink.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead St., Albany at 9:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Entombment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205; or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York, 4 Pine West Plaza 405, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Kim, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May all the memories you have of him be kept close in your heart . I am sure he was a very special man to many. May you and your family find peace in his love he had for you. He is resting peacefully in Heaven now and is in God’s hands but will always be watching over you. God Bless
Sorry for your loss Tiffany. Even though our loved ones move on to better things, they leave with us the best of memories and love. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family.
Gina Branche Gentile and Family
Valerie & Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy with the loss of your father.
The Gentile Family
Dear Fran and family, My deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. May God give you and yours peace. love Jane
Jeff and Pam Ronesi
Valerie, Kimberly and family,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was a wonderful person and I am sure he will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jeff and Pam (Kelley) Ronesi
Our prayers to you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. He was lucky to have such a wonderful supporting family, which shows proof that he raised you all with lots of love. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Tiffany and Valerie,
I’m very sorry for your loss and may your grandfather/father R.I.P
My memories of your Dad go back 50 years, but they’re still fresh in my mind. He was a great people person and this skill extended to making a withdrawn kid of 11 years old feel comfortable whenever I
visited you. He had an ease that I always admired. He was certainly
eager to go outside and play, very different from many adults I grew up around.
My condolences to your family.
In reflectiong on some great experiences in 1989-90 i came across a memory of a comercial we done at hope house & conversations i had enjoyed with Your loved one. In deciding to find him i find that he’d passed away in the same year as my 1st born at 30 years old. My heartfelt condolences. The impact of his lovely memory at a time in life now especially with covid-19 is such a helpful blessing. God bless you Kircher family.