Joseph M. DeBalso - November 2, 2016

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SELKIRK – Joseph M. DeBalso, 81, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  He worked at Conrail in Selkirk for over 30 years as a foreman and track supervisor and was on the board of directors at Elmwood Cemetery. He was very dedicated to his late wife Janet and they enjoyed traveling together. Joseph was very involved with his grandchildren and looked forward to spending time with them.

     Joseph was predeceased by his wife Janet Kleinhans. Survivors include his children, Dr. Kim (Kim) VanDerVeer, Scott (Quantella) VanDerVeer, Shawna Albano, and Todd (Sue) VanDerVeer; grandchildren, Jason, Larry, Luke, Caitlyn, Seth, Rachel, Jared, Zach; sister, Rose Marie Loan; 2 nieces, a nephew, and cousins.

           The family would like to thank Joe’s special neighbors for all of their support and to Sandy Rogan for her attention to his daily needs.

            A calling hour will be held from 9-10AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena, Monday Nov 7, with the Funeral Mass immediately following at 10AM. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Selkirk. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Joseph may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, 139 South Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.