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Terry J. Wetmiller

COLONIE – Terry J. “Zeke” Wetmiller, 66, of Colonie, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 with his family by his side.  Terry was born in Troy, and graduated from Catholic Central High School.  He lived in Colonie for many years, and was employed by the former Hanley Sign Company, and retired from Saxton Sign Corp.  Terry was the consummate outdoorsman.  He loved all forms of outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, camping, and boating.  His children recall many happy years spent enjoying these activities with their father.  Terry shared his knowledge of the outdoors and of hunting by being a Master Sportsman Education Instructor.  He also loved to travel and visited nearly every state in the country.  One particular hunting trip to Colorado yielded a state record breaking mule deer that he achieved, to the amazement of his friends, with his flintlock rifle.

Terry is survived by his children Jim Wetmiller, and Michele Patrick (Captain Anthony Patrick, USA); his mother Marie Wetmiller; his former wife Deena Mahon; his brothers Tom (Diane), Dick (Donna), and Vincent (Betty) Wetmiller; his sister Linda Broderick (Larry); his grandchildren Larisa, Erik, Avery, Jayna, and Lydia Patrick; and by several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.  He was predeceased by his father Vincent “Joseph” Wetmiller.

Terry donated his body to the Albany Medical College Anatomical Gift Program.  A Celebration of Life service will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Albany Medical Center Foundation, 43 New Scotland Avenue, MC-119 , Albany, New York 12208-3478, or to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

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