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 www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Here is a video tribute to Bill:
Was heartbroken to hear this….sending much love to Cindy and her family..❤
Kerry and Vic
There just aren’t any words to describe the loss of such a great guy. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend. You will be remembered well. Safe travels, until we meet again.
This news hit hard for me. Paul (Billy) was my first best friend when we lived across from each other on Johnston rd in the 60’s until moving in 1969. We kept in touch through high school and lost contact for awhile until being reconnected in Facebook. So many great memories. He was a great guy and will truly be missed by all who knew him. God’s Speed my friend.
Our most sincere sympathies to your family, Bill was a joy to be around-so loved his sense of humor, and what a fantastic sense of humor he had! He will be truly missed.
Our condolences to Glenn, Barb and family.
Ron & Kathy DeLeonardis
Glenn, Cindy, Mr. and Mrs. Ableman: I am so sorry for your loss of Billy.
Pam and Charlie
Our deepest sympathies to Cindy and the family. He will be missed.
Cindy, Aunt Arlene, Uncle Paul and family. I’m so beyond sorry for the loss of Bill. I want you to know that you’re all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers . I know nothing I can say will take your pain away. Take comfort in the memories. Treasure in each day you’ll always have a piece of Bill in your hearts in the little things you do and special things you shared with him.
April and Tyler Springer