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Edward J. VanAuken, 62 of Lansingburgh died Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Samaritan Hospital.
Born in Cohoes, he was the son of Carol VanAuken Soulia (Wayne) of Venice, Florida and the late Edward VanAuken of Clearwater, Florida
Raised and educated in Lansingburgh, he was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School, Class of 1976 and Hudson Valley Community College
Ed was a Senior Field Representative with the Dormitory Authority of New York State (DASNY) for 23 years, retiring in 2017. He was a member of the All Troy Athletic Club, the Emerald Club and the Lansingburgh Veterans Club. Ed loved a game of pool, boating and an ice cold beverage. His gift of humor and his contagious smile was never more evident than when he was with friends. His exuberance for life will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors in addition to his mother, Carol, include his two daughters Kathleen VanAuken (Michael Gilligan) of Clarksville, NY, Lauren VanAuken Winnie (Andrew) of Watervliet, two sisters Paula VanAuken (Paul) of Schenectady, Cathleen VanAuken of Venice FL, two nieces Alexandra Krongel and Hannah Ritter, goddaughter Emily James Burns and godson R.J. Langlais, his former wife and friend Janet Foley VanAuken. His beloved dog Murphy.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass at 10:00 am on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy.
Burial will follow mass.
Calling hours will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.
Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com
Oh Edward, lol I miss you so much and youre beautiful mom and beautiful daughter. You always gave me strength! Being a black belt in rock won do I hate that crap, I have a family that could make a rainbow, so what thats another lap in the pool
Sue Ann Ringwood Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM
Ed's been a customer of mine for many years, and we've spent hours talking about whatever's going on when he would come in. He always made the day more enjoyable. I'm going to miss seeing him. My condolences to the family.
jeff macintosh Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM
Big Ed, always made me laugh, just a down to earth guy, great personality!
Billy Holland Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences to Aunt Carol & the family during this time of grief. Cousin Ed you willAlways be loved & remembered. I remember the years growing up & spending time together at Uncle Bill'sCamp & you showing me your house boat. All the family gatherings & time we spent with Uncle Jimmy and cousin Bobby. Rest in peace cuz.
Conrad L Arsenault Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry for the loss of your son, Aunt Carol. You and the family are in my thoughts.
Shannen Nedoroscik Jan 15 2020 12:00 AM
Miss you already cuz You were 1 of a kind. A lot of people Will be sharing. Laughs for a long time remembering the things you said and done. I'll see you on the other side bud
Bob Van Auken Jan 14 2020 12:00 AM
to one of the nicest persons i knew rip and so sorry to family
craig Mantello Jan 14 2020 12:00 AM
You were a funny, strong and good man , you will be sorely missed , welcomed me as a family member thru good and bad times, i am forever grateful to meet you and take rides on your boat , you left a great legacy and wonderful women to fulfill your legacy , i send my deepest condolences to Janet , Katie and Lauren . rest in peace
Justin Ned Jan 14 2020 12:00 AM
To a wonderful man, you will be missed Eddy - thanks for all the laughs!!!!!!!!! My prayers and thoughts go out to all of the family!
Dorinda Dolan Jan 14 2020 12:00 AM
I'm still waiting for that case of beer you owe me! You did make me smile most times. May you find peace.
Mary-Lou Keating Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM