Doris Macomber

Obituary of Doris M. Macomber

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DORIS M. MACOMBER Latham-Doris (Martin) Macomber passed away on Wednesday June 30, 2021 at the age of 99. She was born April 19, 1922 in Watervliet, New York, the eldest of three children of George and Gladys (MacArthur) Martin. Although born in Watervliet, Doris grew up in Pleasantdale, NY and graduated from Lansinburgh High School in 1940. After graduating from high school, Doris worked at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy, New York. On Jan. 5, 1943 she married John Macomber and they had three children, Jacklynn, Sandra and Donald. Once her children were old enough to go to school, Doris worked at Hannah's Florist in Latham, New York for a number of years. Later, she worked as a secretary at Office Assistance also in Latham. She retired from Office Assistance. Doris lived in Latham, New York for 72 years before moving to live with her daughter Jackie and son-in-law Steve Galusha. She was a long standing member of the Lathamettes women's bowling league. Every week after bowling, she always brought home a candy bar to her three children as a treat. When her husband John became employed at RPI, Doris became an avid RPI ice hockey fan. She had season tickets for all home games and even attended the Frozen Four when RPI made it. She also enjoyed traveling. Besides attending USS Boise reunions a number of times with John, she took a cruise through the Panama Canal and a cruise to Alaska. She vacationed once in the Caribbean Islands and in Hawaii. Doris was predeceased by her husband John (after 58 years of marriage), her parents George and Gladys Martin, her in-laws Harkless and Sadie Macomber, her sister Ruth Malinoski, and her son-in-law Steve Galusha. Surviving members of Doris's family are her sister Shirley LaFleur (Wyantskill), daughter Jackie Galusha (Menands), daughter Sandy Macomber and wife Anne Ray (Malone), son Don and wife Betsy Macomber (Richmondville). She is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Patty & Tony Ravida (Florida), Debbie and Mal Trombley (Pennsylvania), Mike Galusha and husband Ron Olsen (California), Heather and Geoff Beauparlant (Pennsylvania), Jim and Sarah Macomber (Massachusetts), and Tom Macomber (Richmondville). Doris also had 8 great grandchildren and their spouses: Karie Ravida and John Brady (Albany), Leanne Ravida (Albany), Brittany King (Fulton), Nikki and Daniel Bateman (Nebraska), Luc Beauparlant (Pennsylvania), Ian Beauparlant (Pennsylvania), Hannah Macomber ((Massachusetts) and Emmy Macomber ((Massachusetts), Mikayla Trombley (Pennsylvania), Maegan (Jared) Barrett (Georgia) and Morgann Trombly (Georgia) as well as several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be private for the family only in Memory Gardens where Doris will be laid to rest with her beloved husband John. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Doris' name to: Wounded Warriors Project Donor Care Center P.O. Box 758533 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8533. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Dufrensne and Cavanaugh Funeral Home. For directions information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit
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