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Funeral Service


Monday October 15th, 2012
10:00am

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Interment at: Saratogan National Cemetery


Monday October 15th, 2012
12:00pm

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Drew Elihu Bratt

Drew Elihu Bratt, 57, of Guilderland, passed away 2012, October 11th, at St. Peters Hospital. He was Born on January 1st, 1955, son of the late Guy Elihu and Marie (Leininger) Bratt. He married Diane (Pyszkowski) Bratt in 1976. Drew is survived by his 3 children, Derek Elihu (Sarah) Bratt, David Elihu (Casey Marks) Bratt, and Danielle Elizabeth Bratt, two grand-daughters Lindsey and Kylee Bratt, brother Eric (Joni) Bratt, Aunt Marion Robinson, Uncle Albert (Jiggs) Leininger, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. As a 1973 graduate of Guilderland Central High School, Drew chose to pursue a career in aviation, and served over 20 years in the United States Coast Guard. Petty Officer (AD1) Bratt became the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross as well as other medals and awards. Upon retiring in 1993, he continued his service with Albany Med. Flight and the New York State Police Aviation Unit. Drew was most proud of his work in search and rescue. He was also a dedicated lifelong member of the Lynnwood Reformed Church. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 14th from 5-8pm at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main Street Altamont, NY. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 15th, in the Funeral Home at 10am. Internment will follow at Saratoga National Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Camp Fowler Scholarship fund care of Lynwood Reformed Church, 3714 Carman Road, Schenectady, NY 12303.


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our thoughts are with you

george Oct 15 2012 12:00 AM

Your kind heart and warm smile will live on forever in the memories of all those whose lives you have touched.RIP Drew....

Susan Oct 15 2012 12:00 AM

Longing For One More Day When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still. What moves through us is a silence... a quiet sadness... A longing for one more day... one more word... one more Touch... We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. I will see you again some day, in a heavenly place where there is no parting. A place where there are no words that mean good-bye. May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back . May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rains fall soft upon your fields. and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand I can not say goodbye, for I will Love you Always Beidh mo chroi seo briste gan thu a stor No go gcasfad ars orainn Mary

Mary Oct 14 2012 12:00 AM

Longing For One More Day When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still. What moves through us is a silence... a quiet sadness... A longing for one more day... one more word... one more Touch... We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. I will see you again some day, in a heavenly place where there is no parting. A place where there are no words that mean good-bye. May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back . May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rains fall soft upon your fields. and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand I can not say goodbye, for I will Love you Always Beidh mo chroi seo briste gan thu a stor No go gcasfad ars orainn Mary

Mary Oct 14 2012 12:00 AM