Stephen Kruegler

Obituary of Stephen F. Kruegler

STEPHEN F. KRUEGLER Latham-Stephen F. Kruegler, 71 of Latham, beloved husband of Mary Jane Flack Kruegler, entered peacefully into eternal life on Friday November 20, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy, on February 21, 1949, he was the loving son of the late Joseph P. and Margaret F. (Denue) Kruegler. Steve married Mary Jane Flack on February 3, 1967 and together enjoyed over 53 years of marriage. He retired from the City of Albany Fire Department as an arson investigator in 1988 after many years of service. He was a founding member of the arson investigation unit, and a member of the Albany firefighters union. He was a life member and Past Chief of the S. W. Pitts Hose Company in Latham with over 50 years of service and a member of the "Old Timers Club". He loved his Goldwing motorcycle, his camp in the Adirondacks in Schroon Lake, snowmobiling, fishing and ice fishing. In addition to his wife he is survived by his cherished son Mark (Rena Ost) Kruegler, his adoring grandchildren Tyler J. and Paige A. Kruegler, his loving sisters Joyce (Phil) Quickenton and Natalie (Mark) Bedell, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Carolyn and her husband William Barbuto. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday November 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Geoffrey Burke officiating. . Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh funeral home 149 Old Loudon Rd. Latham on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses, doctors and staff in the COVID Unit at St. Peters Hospital for the awesome care Steve received while there and also to the Community Hospice for their care. In Lieu of flowers donations in Steve's name to Community Hospice 310 South Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208, or to the FASNY Fireman's Home Attention: Activities Director 125 Harry Howard Ave. Hudson, NY 12534 would be appreciated. For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit www.dufresneandcavanaugh.com.
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Tuesday
24
November

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States
Tuesday
24
November

Funeral Service

7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States
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