Voorheesville, NY – Alfred J. Giguere, died at the age of 80, on October 19, 2012 in the
comfort of his home & surrounded by his loving family. Alfred lived life to the fullest and
was always looking for the next adventure.
Born on December 24, 1931 in Albany, New York, son of the late Alfred and Mildred
(Wehrle) Giguere. He attended Albany Public Schools as a youth. Fell in love and married
his wife, Shirley A. Rifenburgh, formerly from Germantown, on July 25, 1954, settling in
Alfred began his 40-year newspaper career in 1949 for the former Gannett -owned
Knickerbocker News moving over in 1960 to Hearst Corporation’s Albany newspaper,
Capital Newspapers/The Times Union. He began his long career as a photo engraver,
advancing to foreman, production manager, production director and lastly Director of
Operations, retiring in 1989.
Alfred was former president of the Photo Engravers Union; former member of th e U.S. Naval
Reserve; former Board Member of numerous local and national organizations; former
member of the Albany Camera Club, Sports Car Club of America, NRA, and local gun clubs.
Alfred loved fishing, hunting, motorcycling, boating, snowmobiling, trave ling, listening to
classical music, reading, collecting antiques and guns, and time spent at his family camp on
the Sacandaga Reservoir. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and close
Alfred is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley A. (Rifenburgh) Giguere; his daughters
Barbara Pozniakas of Clifton Park and Susan (Michael) Gallo of Voorheesville; his sons
Alan Giguere of Voorheesville and Greg (Diane) Giguere of Delmar; his grandchildren, Paul
Gallo of Albany and Jeffrey Gallo of Voorheesville, Marc Pozniakas of Schenectady and
Krista Pozniakas of Clifton Park; his brother, Robert Giguere of Arizona ; his cousin William
Wehrle of Ballston Lake and several nieces and nephews.
At Alfred’s request, there will be no calling hours or service. Memorial contributions may be
made to The Community Hospice of Albany County,445 New Karner Rd. Albany,NY 12205 in Alfred’s memory.