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Obituraries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, September 21, 2006


Robert G. Furbeck

NEW SCOTLAND – Robert G. Furbeck, an avid reader, and a proud member of the Bethlehem Community Church, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, after a brief illness at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was 80.

Mr. Furbeck was born in New Scotland on Christmas Eve of 1925 to Bernard and Evangeline Goff Furbeck. He graduated from Bethlehem High School, and then went on to attend Cornell University, where he graduated with a degree in agriculture.

He served in the United States Army, and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan during World War II.

He met his wife, Jennie, at a friend’s home in Pennsylvania. The couple celebrated 50 years of marriage in June, 2006. Mrs. Furbeck remembers that she was a nursing student at the time they met; she went to visit some friends, and Mr. Furbeck just happened to be there.

He worked for S.V. Moffett, Incorporated in Latham until his retirement in 1988. The company makes turf equipment to sell to golf courses, municipalities, and parks, his wife said.

After his retirement, Mr. Furbeck and his wife enjoyed traveling and trying new things together. Mrs. Furbeck recalls spending winter months in parts of Arizona and Florida. They drove cross-country a few times, and took a trip to Europe.

"He really enjoyed the mountains," his wife said of his fondness for the snow-capped peaks near Green Valley, Ariz., where they spent five or six winters.

He loved spending time with his family. He really loved his children, Mrs. Furbeck said.

"He was an all-around great guy," she said. "He was a wonderful husband and father."

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Mr. Furbeck is survived by his wife, Jennie, of New Scotland; two daughters, Cheryl L. Carter, and her husband, Commander John Carter, of Silverdale, Wash.; Pamela A. LaForty, and her husband, Arnold, of Hoosick Falls; and a son, Jeffrey R. Furbeck of Hartford, Conn.

He is also survived by six grandchildren: Jessica and Emily Carter; and Patrick, Seth, Ian, and Lucas Furbeck.

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Warren Furbeck, and a sister, Laura Furbeck Carlson, died before him.

Calling hours will be held today (Thursday) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Applebee Funeral Home in Delmar. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Schuylerville at the Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Albany, NY 12211.

— Rachel Dutil


Brenda H. Nusser

KNOX — Brenda H. Nusser, a homemaker, died on Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at St. Peter’s Hospice, embraced by her loving husband, William D. Nusser.

Mrs. Nusser was 56.

Born in Ballston Spa, she was the daughter of Dorothy and the late John Reckner. Mrs. Nusser was a 30-year resident of the town of Knox. She enjoyed gardening, caring for her family and home, and was an active member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Mrs. Nusser is survived by her husband, William D. Nusser, of Knox; her daughter, Krystle Krouse and her husband, Kevin, of Colonie; her son, William Nusser, and his wife, Teresa, of Esperance.

She is also survived by grandsons, Samuel and Nathan Krouse; her brother, Jack Reckner, and his wife, Carol, of Old Chatham; and her sisters, Gay Brady, and her husband, Mark, of Gloversville, and Sally Reckner of Albany.

Mrs. Nusser is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Colonie Alliance Church, at 32 Lapham Dr. in Albany. Friends may call at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m., and on Monday at the Colonie Alliance Church from 10 to 11 a.m.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetary, on Route 443 in Berne.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colonie Alliance Church, 32 Lapham Drive, Albany, NY 12205.


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