Elmer Dagner Jr.

Obituary of Elmer P. Dagner Jr.


LATHAM - Elmer P. Dagner Jr., 90 of Latham, beloved husband of Mildred (Pilatich), entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 24, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Elmer and Helen (Bernacki) Dagner. Elmer graduated from Watervliet High School and went on to earn his Associates Degree from Hudson Valley Community College. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Elmer retired from Niagara Mohawk after 30 years of service. He performed community service for the Colonie Senior Citizens Club. He enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife to Europe. In addition, Elmer also was an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman. Elmer's greatest source of joy, however, was without a doubt his family. He loved them deeply, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed yet forever cherished in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

In addition to his dear wife Mildred, survivors include his children Timothy (Janice) Dagner and Anne Marie (Rob) Zielinski, siblings Maryann Wunsch, Eric Dagner Sr., as well as four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his late parents, Elmer is predeceased by his siblings Frances Stock, Robert Dagner, and Patricia Grovenger.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, April 29th, 2023, from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Rd., Latham. The Watervliet Elks Lodge will conduct a ritual at 10:00 am. Following the visitation, the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Rd., Latham, 11:00 AM. Rite of Committal and interment with military honors will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023, at Saratoga National Cemetery, 12:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Elmer's memory may be made to Community Hospice at The Community Hospice Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 or https://www.givetocommunityhospice.org/donate/.

To order flowers or to leave a condolence message for Elmer's family please visit www.dufresneandcavanaugh.com.

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Visitation at Funeral Home

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2023
St. Ambrose Church
347 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States

Rite of Committal and Interment with Military Honors

12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York, United States
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