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Doris Meineker Beberwyck

SLINGERLANDS – Doris Meineker Beberwyck, 91, of the Beverwyck in Slingerlands, died at St. Peter’s Hospital on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.  Doris was the daughter of Otto and Eleanora Meineker.  She was a graduate of Rensselaer High School, attended nursing school, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy WAVES, serving during World War II.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and later St. Stephen’s of Delmar.  Doris worked as a laboratory technician at GAF in Rensselaer, where she met her husband, Arnold.  They were happily married for 57 years, engaged mostly in the joy of raising their large family.  Later, she retired from Winthrop Laboratories.  Doris enjoyed reading, sewing, traveling, discussing current affairs, but most of all, interacting with her family.

Doris is survived by her children Brian Beberwyck and his wife Dory of East Greenbush, Linda Peavy of Albany, Barbara O’Toole and her husband William of Latham, Lisa Armbruster and her husband John of Albany, Alan Beberwyck and his wife Laurie of Delmar, Jeffry Beberwyck and his wife Tracy of Mechanicville; her daughters-in-law Regina Beberwyck of Washington State and Nancy Beberwyck of California; a sister-in-law Audrey Meineker; her grandchildren Eric, Ryan and Brandon Beberwyck, Alexander O’Toole, Val and Adam Beberwyck, Amanda and Kyle Beberwyck and Rose Beberwyck.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and several cousins.  Doris was predeceased by her parents, her sister Clara McCoy, her brother Richard Meineker, her husband Arnold Beberwyck, her eldest son Mark Beberwyck, an infant son, her son Lorin Beberwyck, and her infant granddaughter Jenna Beberwyck.

The family would like to thank the nurses of St. Peter’s Hospital 6 Pavilion, the nurses of the Hospice Inn, Dr. Robert M. Kelleher, Dr. Malik, and Dr. Dalfino for their excellent care and compassionate support.

Funeral services will be held in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 16 Elsmere Ave, Delmar, Tuesday morning at 11:00am.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday from 4-7 pm.  Interment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Inn, Community Hospice, 315 S Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

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