SELKIRK – William Karins, 90, of Selkirk, died Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at his home. Mr. Karins was born in Albany, and lived in the area all his life. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was employed for many years as a sprinkler fitter, retiring from Edward J. Matthews, Inc. of Troy. He was a member of the Bethany Reformed Church in Albany, a life member of the McKownville Fire Dept., and a life member of the American Legion Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post 1040 in Delmar.
Mr. Karins was predeceased by his wife Mildred Keenan Karins. He is survived by his son William Karins and his wife Diana of Chandler, AZ; his daughter Joy Gilmore of Selkirk; his sisters Katherine Schroeder of Clifton Park and Lillian Alger of Colonie; and by eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers John, Thomas, Harold, Joseph, James, and Francis; and by his sisters Dorothy Wilson and Elizabeth and Rita Karins.
The Karins family would like to express their gratitude to Sheila and Shanna of hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Mr. Karins.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 9:15, and from there to Bethany Reformed Church, 760 New Scotland Ave., Albany at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Bethany Reformed Church, 760 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208; or to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Dear Joy and Family,
I am so sorry of the loss of your father and grandpa. You all were so lucky to have him in your life. I know you willl all miss him and so will I.
Dear Joy and family,
We were saddened to hear of the loss of your dad, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Uncle Bill will always be remembered as a wonderful father and an outstanding person in every way. It is very sad to see that the last of the seven brothers is no longer with us.
Frank and Dannae Karins
Bev & Jim Van Deusen
Cousins – Joy & Billy,
Uncle Bill – wow! Haven’t connect in a long… while ~ but, both of us and our family have very fond memories of our Memorial Day picnics that Millie & Bill hosted each year.
We have pictures and smile whenever we see them – they were the “good old days”!!
Good to see you both – recently and to get caught-up on the many changes in “golden years” and to know all are doing well.
Uncle Bill lead a nice.. long… good life and had, Joy, around to give him comfort during his final months…. etc.
Cousin, Bev & Jim
My condolences to the family. Revelation 21:3,4 holds out a comforting hope for all who have lost a loved one in death.