Robert W. Degener, 84 of Northline Drive passed away suddenly on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Albany Medical Center.
Born in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late William H. Degener and Helen M. Anderson Degener and husband of Dorothy Clark Degener of Melrose and the late Anna Keller Degener who died in 2004..
Raised and educated in Lansingburgh, he was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School, class of 1948. He was a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Mr. Degener was proprietor of Roan Kennels in Melrose for 55 years. His passion was raising and training German Shepherd dogs. He worked for the Norton Co., in Watervliet for 40 years.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Dorothy, include his children, Gary Degener (Sandra) of Mechanicville, Karen Cukrovany (Bernie) of Melrose, Kurt Degener (Donna) of Porter Corners, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, daughter in law Kimberly Mead Degener of Valley Falls, stepchildren Christine Jaira (Dave), Anita Thomas (Jeffrey) all of Cambridge, Ren'ee Carter (Mike) of Ballston Spa, James Adams of Florida, twelve step grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, his sister Gail Marie Boleng of Richmond, MA and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was predeceased by his son Mark Degener.
Memorial services will be held 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.
Cremation will take place at the Gardner Earl Crematorium, Troy. Inurnment will take place at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
To light a candle and offer words of condolences visit www.mcloughlinmason.com
Saturday, January 31st, 2015, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Saturday, January 31st, 2015, 6:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Gardner Earl Crematorium