Guilderland – Edward W. Visker, 88, of Guilderland entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at St. Peter’s Hospital.
He was born in Liberty, NY and was the son of the late Henry R. and LaVerne E. Visker. Ed served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Siena College. Ed worked for forty years with the New York Telephone Company retiring as a Manager of Data Conversion. Ed was a Master Gardener with the Schenectady Rose Society and was recognized with several awards for his prize-winning roses. He enjoyed playing golf, cooking and traveling with friends. Christ the King Church was a significant part of Ed's life and along with Mary Clare, they have enjoyed decades of blessings and many dear friends from the parish. Ed was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Holy Names Society and Past President of the Guilderland Booster Club.
He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty six years, Mary Clare Visker. Ed is the devoted father of Edward (Cynthia) Visker, Michael (Catherine) Visker, Kirsten Barry (late John), Christopher (Kelly) Visker, Derek (Gabriela) Visker, Kathleen (Eric) Rutledge and the late Patrick Visker. He is also survived by Patrick’s fiancé, Candace Boyt. Ed is the brother of the late James and Dirk Visker. He is the proud grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Ed’s family on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie. Face masks are required and social distancing will be observed. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:00 at Christ the King Church, Westmere. Contact tracing is required to attend the Mass at Church. The Mass will be livestreamed on the Church website (www.ctkparishny.org). Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands immediately following the Mass.
In keeping with Ed’s wishes, please consider a memorial contribution to the Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave. Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.CannonFuneral.com
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