Howard J. Staats - December 10, 2017

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  RAVENA Howard J. Staats, 79, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 10, 2017 with his loving family by his side.  Howard was the son of the late Marvin Sr. and Mabel Staats.  He had worked many years for the Laborers Local 190 and retired from the NYS Department of Corrections.  Howard was a private pilot, loved golfing and boating.  He was a US Air Force veteran.

     Survivors include his children, Theresa (Terri) Albano (Keith) and Howard Staats Jr. (Serena); grandchildren, Hillary Masino, Keith Albano Jr. and Nigel Staats; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Matthew Masino and Mason Albano; sisters, Barbara Tanner, Lynn Pupello and Roberta Hallenbeck; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Big Red.  Howard was predeceased by his sisters, Beatrice Baez and Sue Lewers; and brother Marvin Staats, Jr.

     All services were held privately at the convenience of the family.  Burial was in the Saratoga National Cemetery.  The family would like you to consider, in lieu of flowers, a contribution in memory of Howard to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.