Virkler Edward C. - Altamont
Edward Virkler long time resident of Altamont passed away peacefully November 30th in Amsterdam at the age of 80.
Edward Virkler was born in Utica, NY on July 26, 1942, a son of the late Joseph A Virkler and Mary Elizabeth McSweeney Virkler. He graduated from New Hartford High School, and SUNY Delhi with a degree in Construction. He and his wife moved to Schenectady, NY soon after, and then eventually settled in Altamont, NY to start his own general contracting company, Surface Systems, Inc., and raise his family for 50 years.
He was a long time member of St. Lucy's St. Bernadette's Church, and donated a lot of time, talent, and treasure to every construction project undertaken by the church over the last 40 years. He also devoted a lot of time to cheering for and transporting his son Dylan and his teammates to endless baseball and basketball games.
He is survived by his wife Sherrill Lorraine Virkler, his children Pierrette Maureen Virkler, Bernadette Kathleen Virkler, Sari Ruth Virkler, and Dylan Joseph Virkler. He is also survived by his siblings, Maureen A Netzband and her husband Edward, Hon. William M Virkler and his wife Suzanne, Robert B Virkler and his wife Denise, and Donald J Virkler, and cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, all too numerous to list, but all of them so loved.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister in law, Carol Frangetta Virkler, and an adored cousin Bernadette Green.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Edward Wednesday December 7th at St. Lucy's/St Bernadett's Church in Altamont. Family and friends are invited to visit with Ed's family 5-7PM Tuesday December 6th in the Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main Street Altamont. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Altamont.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Edward Virkler's name may be made to the Center for Disability Services Foundation, Inc., 314 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.