Lansing E. “Sonny” Sickles - December 9, 2013

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RAVENA – Lansing E. “Sonny” Sickles, 90, passed away peacefully at home Monday, December 9, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Sonny was a US Navy Veteran serving during WWII on the USS Colorado. He was a hard working man sometimes holding three jobs. He had worked for the Watervliet Arsenal, F.F. Crannell Lumber Co. in Delmar and retired from Penn Central Railroad and Atlantic Cement Co. Sonny’s greatest joy in life was his family, always finding time to do things for them and with them.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Rose A. (Domanico) Sickles; children, Donna Sickles, Lansing (Debra) Sickles, Jr., Tracey Sickles-Kane, Raymond (Valerie) Sickles and John Sickles; 8 grandchildren, Amber, Amanda and Max, Sydney, Sawyer and Spencer, Audrey and Mallory; 5 great-grandchildren, Donovan, Chloe, Nehemiah, Kirah and Kaci; sisters, Diana Krzanik and Gladys Sickles; and many nieces and nephews. Sonny was predeceased by his granddaughter, Seana Hazelton, sisters, Mabel Legg, Idella Legg and Catherine Gunner and his brother Raymond Sickles.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, December 14th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 PM. In memory of Sonny, the family wishes for contributions to be made to St. Peter’s Cancer Fund, St. Peter’s Foundation, 319 So. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208, in appreciation of the care they provided to his son John.