COLONIE – John Siy, 88, died peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2011. Born in Albany on September 16, 1922, he was the son of Lucas and Sofia Siy. John last worked for the Nashua Corporation in Watervliet. He was a devoted husband and father, and enjoyed a close relationship with his sister and brother and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. As a member of the Greatest Generation, John served bravely in WWII as an electrician in the navy aboard the USS Palawan (ARG-10) in the Pacific theatre. His memories included surviving two typhoons and the surrender of a Japanese submarine to his ship in the final days of the war.
John was predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years, Catherine Parker Siy, who died in 1996. He is survived by his caring sister Jennie Siy of Albany; his brother Louis Siy and Louis’ loving wife Mary, both of Delmar; his son Dennis (Susan) Siy of Naperville, IL; his son Peter (Erica) Siy of Lexington, MA; his loving sister-in-law Marilyn Bradt of Ocala, FL, who was predeceased by her husband Clint Bradt. John is also survived by many nephews and nieces.
As a long-time resident of Colonie, John especially enjoyed living at the Beltrone Living Center in Colonie. The family wishes to thank the residents and staff for their kindness.
Family and friends may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Avenue, Albany on Friday, April 15th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm, followed by interment at Bethlehem Cemetery in Delmar. 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.