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Andrew Yager

Andrew F. "Andy" Yager Jr.

Thursday, June 11th, 1964 - Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Obituary

TROY Andrew F. Yager Jr., 54, of 8th St. died Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong Troy resident he was the son of the late Andrew F. Yager Sr. and Jacqueline Rigney.

Andy has been employed for the past 36 at the NYS Health Department in Albany. He was a sports enthusiast who loved children was active in the CYO and coached and umpired many baseball, basketball and football games in the area. He was a member of the Capital District Baseball Umpires Association, the IAABO #436, the CDFOA and NY SACFO. In 2017 he was named to the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame.

He is the loving husband of Carol Sousis, and devoted father of Andrew F. Yager III of Lansingburgh, Russell Sousis (Krystal) of Cohoes, Amanda Smith (Francis) of Troy, Stephen Kortum (Charriena) of Hawaii, Allyssa Kortum (Osvaldo) of Latham and the late Derek Kortum. He is the brother of William Rigney Sr. (Phyllis) of Palm Harbor, FL, Stella Mirocki (Kenneth) of Troy, Jacqueline Agan (Stephen) of West Sand Lake, the late Mary Jane Folmsbee and Michael Rigney. 12 Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be Sunday evening at 7 pm at Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday prior to the service from 4-7 pm.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    Address
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    Address
    133 Broad Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Donald Bourgeois

Affiliations

  • IAABO
  • New York Yankees Baseball team

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David Sternberg

Posted at 11:13pm
The attached two pictures will always have a special place in my heart taken in New Hampshire on Monday close to when I learned of Andrew’s passing. I worked with Andy since 1998 for over a decade developing and supporting the software he used to perform at the NYS Dept of Health. He was very dedicated and a tremendous pleasure to know both as a co-worker and a friend. He boasted often about the joys of refereeing and the trials and tribulations of life. I discussed much with him like a brother and will never forget his laughter even through thick and thin. I know he respected me as much as I respected him as he often called me doctor when I only have a B.S. degree. Just as puzzling as the streak of light and blue circle in the one photo, is why such a warm hearted and dedicated person did not have more time on this precious Earth. I will miss seeing Andy’s face often walking through the plaza, giving him a fist pound or hug, and knowing each other from what we both shared for so long. Andy has a place in my heart as I know he has in yours. Bless you, your family, and may Andy's spirit live on forever. I will never forget Andy, love David Sternberg.
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Tonya Kois

Posted at 11:11am
So sorry to hear of Andy's passing. I did not know him personally but knew him from the Department of Health and also his involvement as a ref/umpire of my children's games. He always smiled and said hello as we passed on the Concourse. Prayers go out to his family.
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Katie Smith and Jason Looman

Posted at 11:57pm
Our deepest sympathies to Andy’s family, especially Carol Ann, his children and step children and grandchildren. I remember Andy has being a nice guy who always seemed to have a smile on his face. May God look over his family in this time of sorrow. RIP Andy.
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Capital District Football Officials Association

Posted at 09:59am
Peace brother.
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Walt (Ears) DeBELL

Posted at 07:53am
My thought and prayers to all who knew and loved Andy. I did not know Andy well but I knew him for a long time, we were youngsters playing pick up baseball. Later I'd run into him now and then on the State Concourse in Albany or Walmart in Brunswick. Andy always greeted you with a smile and how are you doing. He was always on the go. My last memory of Andy his smile. R.I.P. Andy.

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