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Thomas L. Gifford

Duanesburg-Thomas “Tom” Gifford, 64, of Duanesburg, NY passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014.  Thomas was the son of the late Winfred and Melvina Gifford of Altamont.  Thomas was a lifelong resident of the Capital Region and a graduate of Guilderland High School. After graduation from High School, Thomas proudly served with the United States Air Force.  Thomas spent the past 30 years as a construction manager for a local company.  He is survived by a loving family and friends:  His partner of 30 years Deborah Houlihan; five children Joby (Ashli) of Ballston Lake, Jaccob of Carthage, NY, Jodi (Ron) Hall of Watertown, NY, and Jennifer (Cory) Washer of North Carolina, and Erin Houlihan of St. Petersburg, Florida;  his brother Jerry (Gayle) of Delanson, NY; his sisters Linda Sue of Indiana, and Tricia of Mechanicville;  his grandchildren Collin, Keegan, Paige, Caden, Jasmine, Jade, Mya and Alexa as well as several nieces and nephews.  Tom was an avid and accomplished hunter and fisherman.  He loved the outdoors and was a gifted woodsman.  He was a devoted member of the Dunnsville Rod and Gun Club for more than 30 years.  Calling hours for all family and friends will be held at Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 4-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to Animal Protective Foundation 53 Maple Ave., Schenectady, NY 12302 or Montgomery County SPCA 1007 State Highway 5s, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Online condolences may be made at www.fredendallfuneralhome.com


My memories of Tom are from 1956 through 1968. Unfortunately, nothing more recent. We were good friends and classmates from 1st grade to graduation day. Tom was an excellent athlete and suburb basketball player. I was sorry to read of his passing. My condolences go out to his family. With sincere sympathy, Stephen Hall (GCHS, Class of '68)

Steve Hall May 26 2014 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace Tom, Thank You for all the great memories and friendship over the years.

Ruthann Smith May 21 2014 12:00 AM