ALBANY – Rachel Ellen Pogoda, 31, of Albany, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 12, 2022. Rachel was born in Albany, and lived here all her life. She attended Guilderland High School, and was employed by SMPR Title Agency. Rachel was devoted to her daughter Ivy, and was also a lover of animals, especially pit bulls.
Rachel is survived by her daughter Ivy Ellen Tallman; her parents Virginia E. Ford Pogoda and Joseph E. Pogoda, Sr. of Albany; her brother Joseph E. Pogoda, Jr. of Albany; her grandfather Everett G. Ford. Sr. and by several aunts, uncles, and cousins; she was predeceased by her loving Maternal grandmother Katherine E. Burnett and her paternal grandparents Walter S. Pogoda, Jr. (Constance) and Joyce F. Wall.
Calling hours will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday from 4-7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a contribution to a fund being established for the benefit of Rachel’s daughter Ivy. Checks payable to Virginia E. Pogoda may be mailed to Virginia E. Pogoda, 2 Front Ave, Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
This is a video tribute to Rachel:
Lisa and Tom Hart
Ginny, Joe, Joey, and Ivy,
Words can’t express the sadness we are feeling for you and your family. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Ray will be missed very, very much.
Ginny and family,
Sending you my heart felt condolences. My heart is breaking for all of you. ❤️
Ginny so sorry to hear about Rachel. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. God bless you all.
Please accept our most sincere and humble, and heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Rachel.
May God bless her with his grace, and give her peace. May her memory be eternal.
Joe – I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My God Bless you and your entire family during this difficult time.
Christina Della Cioppa
No words can express the loss of your daughter who you truly loved.I pray God will give you his peace and shine his love all around your family. I’m truly sorry for your loss.
Devon and Shirley
There are no words we can think of that could bring you comfort. We are just so deeply saddened and sorry for this loss. Our thoughts are with you.
I am incredibly sorry for your loss and will be praying for comfort and peace for you and your family.
I have no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
Ginny & Joe & family
My heart aches for the loss of your beautiful daughter Rachel .
Hugs & Prayers
I am so sorry for your loss. Rachel was a sweetheart.
I hope and pray you find peace.
Ginny, Joe and family,
We are sorry for the loss of Rachel. From our house to yours we offer our deepest condolences. Sending prayers for you all.
Janna, Teisha and Connan Twomey.
Dear Joe Jr. and Ed,
Please accept my sincerest condolences regarding your terrible loss. I fondly think of you both very often, and only wish the very best for you and your family. May your beloved rest in peace and always watch over her beautiful daughter. All my prayers and positive energy sent your way. All ,y love~