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Donald M. Roznowski

ALBANY – Donald M. Roznowski, 90, of Albany, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center.  Donald was born in Syracuse, and had been a resident of Albany since 1952.  He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from Syracuse University, and a master’s degree in geography from the University of Illinois, and was employed as a geographer by the New York State Dept. of Commerce for 30 years, retiring in 1981.  In retirement, he had attended week-long Elderhostel (aka Road Scholar) programs at over two hundred different university and college campuses throughout the United States and Canada.

Donald is survived by his wife of 66 years, Grace J. Mabboni Roznowski; his children Thomas (Trish Bracken) of Bloomington, IN, Ellen of Washington, DC, Fran of Chelsea, MA, and Joseph of Syracuse; his grandchildren Maxwell Roznowski, and Emmett Gillen (Vibha Raval Gillen); and his great grandson Valor Gillen.

A graveside service will be held privately in the Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Albany Public Library Foundation, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

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