Joseph John Coler - February 25, 2015

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SELKIRK – Joseph John Coler passed away on February 25, 2015.  Joseph was born on April 28, 1923 in Troy, NY the son of Michael Coler and Rose Bizickie.  He is survived by his son David Coler of Selkirk, NY, his daughter Mary Matthews and son-in-law Robert Matthews of Schenectady, NY and daughter Kate Snyder of Severn, Maryland.  Joseph is also survived by three grandchildren, Sarah and Alison Matthews and Isaac Snyder.  He is predeceased by his wife Regina and son Michael.

     Joseph served his country proudly during World War II having seen military action in Naples, Rome and France.  He also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps helping build parks in the western part of the United States.  He enjoyed the simple things in life, feeding the wild birds and squirrels in his yard, hosting backyard BBQ’s, watching re-runs of “Everyone Loves Raymond” and eating meals with his son David at their favorite diner.

     Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, February 28th at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Friday from 5 to 7 PM.