SANDFORDVILLE -- Albert F. Cheney, 73, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
Funeral arrangements are being made with the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam.
A memorial service and reception will be held in the Spring.
His final resting place will be at West Stockholm Cemetery.
On line condolences can be shared att www.garnerfh.com.
Albert was born October 14, 1945, in Potsdam to Harold and Reda (Davis) Cheney.
He graduated from Potsdam High School in 1964, continuing his education at Canton ATC with an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering 1966.
He was married to Lorraine (Dygert) Cheney in March of 1966.
After graduation they moved to Rochester and was employed by Taylor Instruments from 1966-1968. Niagara Mohawk (Orion Power) hired him in 1968, his family moved to Star Lake, then to Sanfordville in 1971. While working 40 hours/week, he also made time to build the family home which was completed in 1973.
Albert was predeceased by wife, Lorraine, January 2017 from ALS.
He is survived by sister, Carolyn Cheney, daughters, Diane (Cheney) Bell, Lynn (Cheney) Duciewicz and son, David Albert Cheney. Diane is married to Raymond with children Nicholas and Carissa who reside in Michigan. Lynn is married to Christopher with children Tyler, Caitlyn, and Jessica living in Parishville. David is married to Erin (Callahan) Cheney, their children are Laura, Colleen, and Carl who live in West Stockholm. God blessed our family with great-grandchildren, Marah Rae and Kinley Ann – Nick and his wife Katelyn’s children.
He was a member of the West Stockholm Fire Department from 1974-2016. He was chief in 1978, 1979, and 1984. He became commissioner mid-80’s until 2012. He was awarded the Firefighter of the Year in 1976.
Al served on the West Stockholm Cemetery Association until current date.
He enjoyed gathering sap to boil maple syrup, boating, and camping with his friends and family.
He loved the family pets, especially, Penny, who passed this fall.
Al was known for his altruism. He would come at a moments notice to anyone who needed help.
He loved plowing, and excavating which he proudly taught his grandsons.
He will be greatly missed by many friends, and neighbors who have lived their lives in the West Stockholm, Sanfordville, and Potsdam area.