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Ann Bair

b. October 17, 2015

Bair, Ann W.

Castleton-Ann W. Bair died Saturday October 17, 2015 at Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Home. Born in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of the late Anita (Tremper) and Johan Wurster. She was the wife of the late Dr. Robert K. Bair, Phd. and previously had been widowed by Donald O’Keefe. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Norma Conlin, Ruth Byers, Eleanor Butts and her nephew Richard Byers.

She is survived by her nephews Jeffrey (Donna) Conlin, Timothy (Assemina) Conlin and
John (Barbara) Byers. Also survived by several great-nieces and nephews and many great great-nieces.

Ann was a graduate of Castleton Union High School, class of 1946, a member of the Burden Lake Country Club and a longtime member of Emmanuel Reformed Church. She had been employed for 37 years at Sterling Winthrop in Rensselaer, retiring in 1982.

Ann lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed simple pleasures - family get-togethers , playing cards, swimming in her pool, gardening , dancing and traveling. She and her husband, Bob, traveled through most of the United States and also to the Caribbean Islands. She had her favorites , Cape Cod being her semi-annual destination for many years and Hawaii her far-away adventure , returning to that turquoise water and warm sand 3 times. Along with her love of travel , she enjoyed most sports, with golf and baseball being at the top of her list. She was an avid Yankee fan and traveled to the original Yankee stadium , with her first husband, Don, many times and saw many of the all time greats - Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio.

Ann was many things to her family and friends - wife, sister , aunt, daughter, caretaker and Chief-in-Charge. As she transitioned through life, she had to change course and went from care-taker to allowing her family to take care of her (to a degree) but she still made all of life's major decisions. She embraced her new journey with that familiar independent spirit - making new friends, trying new dining experiences , embracing new family members and becoming the Queen of Bingo! She always said she had a good
life... and she did.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Those who wish may make contributions in Ann’s name to Emmanuel Reformed Church, 1150 Maple Hill Rd., Castleton, NY 12033 or the American Red Cross, 33 Everett Rd., Albany, NY 12205.

Ray Funeral Service, Inc.
59 Seaman Ave.
Castleton, NY 12033
(518)732-7663

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