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.