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 www.HansFuneralHome.com.
My deepest condolences go out to you all. Terry was a great man and a father to many of us. He will truly be missed.
Rest In Peace Brother, you will be remembered! We will pass on and continue to carry on your traditions my friend. You cans rest in comfort knowing that you raised two wonderful children and touched so many of our lives in a positive way.
You will be missed by all who’s paths intersected and converged with yours. Thank you for being so kind and helpful to your inlaws( my mom and dad) Ann and Oley. They loved you. You will always be remembered as a good man.
Shaunda Y. Jarrard
I only had the opportunity to meet him a few short moments in Fort Drum, New York; while stationed there from 2007-2012. He was a great asset to the Patrick’s from the planting of many gardens with the grands, to helping life more tolerable in a place far from home.
I loved and enjoyed meeting him as well as his daughter, her husband and all the kids. He will dearly missed.
Accepting my brother Erik and I as your grandkids has not only honored me, but taught me what love and family truly means. I will never forget everything you have done for me and I will forever miss your wisdom and kind advice and presence. I love you, rest in peace Grandpa.
Sally, Paul, Andrea Mark
Aunt Marie and family so sorry for your loss. He was far too young. RIP TERRY WETMILLER.
Kirstin, DJ & Claire
What a kind and intelligent man. While we only knew him for a short time, we consider ourselves very lucky. We were so saddened to hear of his passing. We will miss visiting with him up at camp very much. Though brief, our time with Terry has made a lasting impression on our family and we are so very grateful for that.
Don & Sue Grove
Tom and family: So very sorry for your loss. Siblings are hard to say good-bye to. As each day passes, your sorrow will heal and the good memories will remain. Love from Florida
Mrs. Wetmiller and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Terry was a great friend and like a brother to me. We enjoyed a lot of good times together. I was looking forward to seeing him in July. Terry will be missed but he will never be forgotten. Again, I am sorry for your loss.
My sincere condolences to the family of Terry. At such times of sorrow and helplessness we may ask, “Will I ever see or embrace my loved one again?” God wants us to be able to see and enjoy the company of our loved ones again and in a healthy condition (Isaiah 33:28). This is why we are promised a similar resurrection as when Jesus resurrected Lazarus in front his sisters Martha and Mary on earth at John 11:14, 38-39, 43-44. God promises a time soon where no family will ever have to mourn the death of a loved one ever again when he stops it as mentioned in Revelation 21:3,4. May the memories of Terry bring you much comfort, joy, and sense of peace as you begin to heal; and, may God’s promise of a resurrection bring you hope that you will soon see him again. (Acts 24:15)
wow..so sad to hear about this….I knew Terry back in the mid and late 70″s when he was a seasonal camper at Broken Wheel Campground..he became a big brother to me, taught me how to play guitar..we spent countless nights at the campfire playing guitar and singing. I hadn’t seen Terry in years, then about 7 years ago, we decided to attend a “reunion” at BWC…what a treat to see him there!!! We talked about the good old days…and became friends of fb so we could stay in touch…sadly, we didn’t for very long…Please know that your Dad made a great impact on my life and that of my 4 brothers. He took us everywhere and when summer was over, he would come visit us …..He is a man I will never forget,,..RIP Terry..be at Peace…