Wayne G. “Soapy” Travis - September 20, 2015

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SELKIRK – Wayne G. “Soapy” Travis, 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2015 with his loving family by his side.  Wayne loved sports and was a great athlete in his younger years.  He has held several records in football, basketball and baseball at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School.  He was also an avid fan of the New York Yankees.  For 46 years he worked in the family business, Casey’s Electric in Albany and in 2010 he retired from the R-C-S school district.  Wayne was a member of the Ravena Fish and Game Club, the Greater Ravena Area Lions Club and the former Coeymans Reformed Church.  Wayne enjoyed camping but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

     Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jane Slingerland Travis;  children, Tami (Mark) Tracey and Timothy (Lisa) Travis;  grandchildren, Megan (Mike) Stott, Erin (Greg) Matthews, Ryan and Alysa Travis;  great-grandchildren, Jesse and Harper Jane Stott and Ethan Matthews;  brother, Keith “Buzzy” (Martha) Travis;  Aunt, Maggie Travis;  his beloved dog Bear;  and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Wayne was predeceased by his father George Travis and mother Kathryn Travis Bailey, his brother, Bruce Travis, sister-in-law Marcie Travis and Uncle, Edward Travis.

     A memorial service for Wayne will be held 11 AM on Saturday, October 3rd at the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem.  There will be no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider making a donation in memory of Wayne to the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, 38 Church Road, Selkirk, NY 12158.