Glenn R. Aery, 63, of Midline Road, Amsterdam, passed away Tuesday morning, February 12, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born in Albany, a son of the late Thomas and Miriam Stephens Aery and was a 1968 graduate of Bishop Gibbons High School in Schenectady. Glenn attended Hudson Valley Community College. He married his wife of 38 happy years, Roxanne, in Rochester on August 17, 1974. They resided in Saratoga Springs before moving to Perth with their four children in 1987.
Mr. Aery began working at Knolls Atomic Power Lab in Niskayuna in 1972 and continued his employment there for nearly 34 years until he retired as a property specialist in 2006.
Glenn was a member of the North American Scrabble Players Association and excelled at local and out-of-state tournaments. He was passionate about competitive sports, especially beach volleyball, basketball, and tennis. Glenn also enjoyed kayaking and traveling with his wife. His most cherished activities involved spending time with his family and friends. He took pride in his role as "Grandpa Pops" to his three grandchildren: Logan, Nolan, and Annabelle.
Survivors include: his wife, Roxanne Reiniger Aery; four sons, Carl (Alison) Aery of Broadalbin, N.Y., Sean (Meg) Aery of Chapel Hill, N.C., Jonathan (Laura) Aery of Rotterdam, N.Y., and Andrew (Ann) Aery of Whitesboro, N.Y.; and six siblings, Susan Aery of Otis, Mass., Donald Aery of Eagle River, Alaska, Thomas (Janet) Aery of Colonie, N.Y., Joan Aery of Jamestown, Tenn., Kathleen (Harry) Lenz of Cassville, N.Y., and Stephen (Maureen) Aery of East Amherst, N.Y. In addition, he is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation was performed at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (Corner of Route 29 and Black Street) Johnstown. A memorial service to celebrate Glenn's life will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, conducted by his brother, Tom. As Glenn was a proud father of four former Broadalbin-Perth athletes, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to BP Sports Booster Club, c/o Charla Simonson, 100 Bridge St., Broadalbin NY 12025.