– Howard J. Staats, 79, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday,
December 10, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Howard was
the son of the late Marvin Sr. and Mabel Staats. He had worked many
years for the Laborers Local 190 and retired from the NYS Department
of Corrections. Howard was a private pilot, loved golfing and
boating. He was a US Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his children, Theresa (Terri) Albano (Keith)
and Howard Staats Jr. (Serena); grandchildren, Hillary Masino, Keith
Albano Jr. and Nigel Staats; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and
Matthew Masino and Mason Albano; sisters, Barbara Tanner, Lynn
Pupello and Roberta Hallenbeck; several nieces and nephews; and his
beloved cat, Big Red. Howard was predeceased by his sisters,
Beatrice Baez and Sue Lewers; and brother Marvin Staats, Jr.
All services were held privately at the convenience of the
family. Burial was in the Saratoga National Cemetery. The family
would like you to consider, in lieu of flowers, a contribution in
memory of Howard to the
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.