RAVENA – Lansing E. “Sonny” Sickles, 90, passed
away peacefully at home Monday, December 9, 2013 with his loving
family by his side. Sonny was a US Navy Veteran serving during WWII
on the USS Colorado. He was a hard working man sometimes holding
three jobs. He had worked for the Watervliet Arsenal, F.F. Crannell
Lumber Co. in Delmar and retired from Penn Central Railroad and
Atlantic Cement Co. Sonny’s greatest joy in life was his family,
always finding time to do things for them and with them.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Rose A. (Domanico)
Sickles; children, Donna Sickles, Lansing (Debra) Sickles, Jr.,
Tracey Sickles-Kane, Raymond (Valerie) Sickles and John Sickles; 8
grandchildren, Amber, Amanda and Max, Sydney, Sawyer and Spencer,
Audrey and Mallory; 5 great-grandchildren, Donovan, Chloe, Nehemiah,
Kirah and Kaci; sisters, Diana Krzanik and Gladys Sickles; and many
nieces and nephews. Sonny was predeceased by his granddaughter,
Seana Hazelton, sisters, Mabel Legg, Idella Legg and Catherine
Gunner and his brother Raymond Sickles.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, December 14th at the
Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s
Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday
from 4 to 8 PM. In memory of Sonny, the family wishes for
contributions to be made to St. Peter’s Cancer Fund, St. Peter’s
Foundation, 319 So. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208, in appreciation
of the care they provided to his son John.