Colonie - Edward G. VanAmerongen, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2019. He was born in Albany on June 24th, 1933 to the late Garrit & Eva VanAmerongen.
Edward was born and raised in the Capital Region. He joined the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1955. Edward continued his education, receiving college degrees from both SUNY Oswego and Albany. Edward became a teacher and was mostly known by his students as Mr. Van. He retired from the South Colonie School District, after 25 years in 1987.
Edward loved his family, and God with all of his heart. He enjoyed working with churches & spreading the gospel. He served in leadership positions with The Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship, Lay Witness and Faith Alive Missions.
Edward is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth M. VanAmerongen (Ahl), son Paul (Lauri) of Madison Wisconsin, daughter Nancy (Robert) of Colonie and son Bruce (Nancy) of Gansevoort.; along with seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; and his brothers, David (Jean) of Columbia, S.C. and Richard (Barbara) of Portland, Ore. He is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews & cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Friday December 27th from 10 am to 11:30 am at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave. Colonie. Services will follow at 11:30am. Interment will be held at Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd. Schuylerville, NY at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital City Rescue Mission 259 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202. For directions, or to leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www.CannonFuneral.com
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