Obituary of Thomas J. Traegler
Colonie- Thomas “Tom” J. Traegler, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at home. Tom was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Albany, NY. He attended and graduated from Albany Public Schools. Tom served in the Navy on a Destroyer Escort in the North Atlantic during the Korean War. In 1960, he moved to Colonie alongside his wife to raise their family. He retired from Niagara Mohawk in 1988 as a supervisor. Tom enjoyed spending time with his friends at camp on Lake Champlain. He was a longtime member of the German-American Club and an avid bowler well into his 70’s.
Beloved husband of 66 years to the late Anastasia H. Traegler. Loving father of Mary T. Bell, Jean Guilbeault (Leon), Elaine Ellington (Jesse); cherished grandfather of Mallory Bell and Kaitlyn Bell (Kate), Lisa Rice, Adam Rice (Meredith) and Jason Rice, Jesse Ellington, IV (Valerie) and Katherine Ellington; adoring great grandfather of Lucas Bell, Addison and Gavin Cesternino, Mason and Lincoln Rice, and Violet Bass. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Planz (Peter) and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Andrea Conyers, and Vicente “Vinnie” Suarez for their care, kindness and compassion shown to our father in his last months.
Funeral from the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue Rensselaer, Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday, July 31, 2023, from 4:00-7:00pm. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Tom’s memory to the German-American Club, 32 Cherry St. Albany, NY 12205. www.germanamericanclubofalbany.com,.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Thomas Traegler, please visit Tribute Store