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Paul W. “Bill” Ableman

GUILDERLAND – Paul W. “Bill” Ableman passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at Ellis Hospital after an emergency surgery.  Early on Bill worked at Owens Corning as a shift mechanic and later moved on to management at Momentive Performance Materials and at Package Pavement.

His favorite place to be was home puttering in the yard and his wood pile (he called it his gym).  He enjoyed his golf league at Orchard Creek, riding his Harley, hunting, fishing, and arguing about politics with his lifelong friend Charles Newcomb.  He is survived by his wife Cindy; his parents Arlene and Paul Ableman; his sons Brad and TJ Ableman, and Jeremy Leubner (Lisa); his daughter Sarah Miclette (David); his sister Sandie Japour (Tom); his brother Glenn Ableman (Barb); and his brother in law Rick Stealey.  He was Poppy to his grandchildren Brad, Rylee, and James Ableman, Taryn, Addyson, and Hudson Leubner, and Brody and Greyson Miclette.  He is also survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister Sue Stealey.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning, December 2nd, at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow in Memory Gardens, Colonie.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

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