Christine A. Lansing died April 8, 2015. She was 89. She was born Christine Howansky on December 25, 1925 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the daughter of the late John and Johanna Howansky. She was for 51 years the beloved wife of Robert J. Lansing, Sr., who predeceased her on February 22, 2005.
Christine was a 1943 graduate of Watervliet High School. She graduated from Russell Sage College School of Nursing in affiliation with Albany Hospital (now Albany Medical Center Hospital) and Albany Medical College. She was a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps from 1944 to 1947. Her name is on the Register of the Women in Military Service for America Monument in Arlington, VA.
Christine worked as a registered nurse for 43 years at Albany Hospital; Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach, FL; Jersey City Medical Center; Albany Veterans Hospital, Albany, NY; Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY; and the Leonard Hospital, Troy, NY. In 1991, she retired from the Head Injury Rehab Center at Highgate Manor, Troy.
Christine was a member of the Albany Medical Center Schools of Nursing Alumni Association, The American Red Cross, and Germania Hall. She was a charter member of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation.
Surviving family members include her daughter Christine (Dieter) Aranda of Coral Springs, FL; son Edwin (Dr. Cynthia Renauld) Lansing of Albany, NY; son Robert J. (Gail) Lansing, Jr. of Glens Falls, NY; grandsons Michael Andreasen and Christopher Andreasen of Odense, Denmark; grandson Stephen Andreasen of Pompano Beach, FL; grandson Brian Renauld of Albany, NY; grandson Jeffrey Lansing of Vista, CA; grandson David Lansing of Atlanta, GA; granddaughters Nicole and Jessica Aranda of Coral Springs, FL; and her brother Harry Howansky of Colonie, NY.
In addition to her husband, Christine was predeceased by her daughter Catherine Rosemund; sisters Mildred Gregor, Anna Richards, Anna Howansky, Helen Semonchic, Mary Drobnack, and Luba Kalbfleish; and brothers Stephen, Nicholas, Theodore, and Alexander Howansky.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am on Friday, April 17, 2015 at St. Augustine's Church, Lansingburgh. Burial will be private.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.
Contributions may be made to www.womensmemorial.org. in memory of Christine Lansing.
Please visit Christine's everlasting Book of Memories at www.mcloughlinmason.com.
Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Friday, April 17th, 2015, 9:30am, St. Augustine's Church