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Claire R. Ruslander Obituary


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“I want to take a moment and give my condolences to Claire's family. She was a person I admired her very much. I saw her every week for the last 25...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: PHYLLIS - Clifton Park, NY

“Claire Ruslander was one of my biggest wrestling fans. Even after David had graduated and moved on to Cornell, Claire continued to come to BC...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Alan Marwill - San Francisco, CA

“Dear Ruslander Family, I celebrate with you the wonderful life of Claire Ruslander. I could not write enough thank you notes to cover the meals,...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Paul and Kim Lierheimer - Elkhart, IN

“Who could've expected that a neighbor, moving in next door in '65, would become a lifelong friend; a shining star in our sky? We Lierheimers were all...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Chris Lierheimer - Evergreen, CO

“"Aunt Claire" is a life-long memory for me. She is one of the few constants I have relied on-like falling leaves, cold NY mornings, and Kenaware Ave...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Meg (Lierheimer) McIntire - Tampa, FL

“Dear Betsy and family, I'm thinking of all of you at your time of great loss. I have many fond memories of your family and ...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: David Hadley - Boston, MA

“The Ruslander family I was shocked to hear of Claire's passing and saddened by it. I always enjoyed seeing her at all of Lindsay's tennis matches...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Grace and Gus Franze - Glenmont, NY

“To Bob, Michael, Betsy & David, At this time of sorrow I reflect on the past journey of friendship, stewardship, mentoring and great times. Though...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Ted Sprinkle - Fairfield, CT

“Betsy, Please accept our condolences for your loss in this difficult time, our prayers and our best wishes. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Douglas Broda - Schaghticoke, NY

“Dear Betsy, We are so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Beth and Chris ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Beth Walsh & Chris Maier - Troy, NY

“Mike & Family, We are very sorry to hear about the recent loss of your mom/grandmother. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories that...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Tricia Teeter - Latham, NY

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you..Have fond memories going back to when Claire was in Sunday school with my sister ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Charley and Marcia Ehrlich - NY

“I extend my deeply felt sympathy to the whole family. It was a shock to see the obituary, as I did not even know that Claire was ill. Although I did...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Eric Leighton - Delmar, NY

“Dear Barbara, Mike and girls.... I am very sorry to hear of your loss. It is especially difficult to experience it around the holidays. Please...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Marie Johnson - Venice, FL

“Our deepest sympathy to Bob and the family. Irma and Jack Newman, formerly of Troy, NY ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Irma and Jack Newman - Lake Worth, FL

“Our deepest sympathy to Bob and the family. Irma and Jack Newman, formerly of Troy, NY ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Irma and Jack Newman - Lake Worth, FL

“To all the Ruslander Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I will miss Claire on my visits with Betsy and...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Emily Garrett - Doylestown, PA

“Dear Michael, Barbara, Molly and all the Ruslanders, We are so sorry to hear of Claire's passing. She and all of you were so welcoming to our...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Helen and Bob Smith - Delmar, NY

“Betsy, Mr. Ruslander, Michael and David, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's/Claire's passing. She was a beacon of light, always a kind word and a...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Heather Rooney - Delmar, NY

“Bob, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your children. With deepest sympathy, Mary Pat and Tom Devane ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Pat & Tom Devane - NY

“Bob, we offer our condolence at this sad time. Our memories of Claire go back many years and we were pleased to see her at Temple not too long ago. ...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Joan and Fred Paul - Albany, NY

“Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. May your hearts and minds be filled with her warm smile, quick wit and loving heart. My memories of...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Pam Dos Passos

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Duffys ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: William Duffy - Queensbury, NY

“Our deepest sympathy at this time. Your mom was a great lady. All our love, Don & Nettie Riley ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Don&NettieRiley - Albany, NY

“To Mike, Barbara and Family, my condolences go out to all of you. Your Mother sounds like a wonderful person whom I'm sure will be missed by many. ...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Paula Koskinas - Cape Coral, FL


CLAIRE R. RUSLANDER Delmar, NY 1928-2009 Claire R. Ruslander, age 81, of Delmar, NY died on Monday, November 23, 2009 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany surrounded by her loving family. Born August 6, 1928 to Joseph and Blanche Goldowsky Rosenholtz in Port Chester, NY, Claire lived in Troy and graduated Troy Public Schools 2 and 14 and Troy High School, class of 1946. She graduated from Russell Sage College in 1950 having been active in many campus activities, especially theater, having been president of the dramatics association. Claire had many leading roles and went on to act and direct from 1950-1954 with the RPI Players. In 1954 she was a charter member of Albany Civic Theatre where she also acted and directed. She was still active with Troy High School and Russell Sage College reunion committees and was always the toast person at the Russell Sage class events. In 1954 she married Robert K. Ruslander and was active in Parent Faculty Organizations with him, serving as co-president of both the middle and high school PFO. She was very active in community and school activities, a member of Congregation Beth Emeth (where she served on many committees) and its Sisterhood. Her many interests included reading, cooking, knitting and crewel, writing poetry, music, movies and the arts. Most of all she loved her children and grandchildren, her son, Michael and his wife, Barbara and their girls, Lindsay and Molly, her daughter, Betsy and her companion, Louie Rizzo, and her son, David and his wife Lisa Vlastelica and their children, Joe, Carly and Glenna. She was the sister of Ann Misenhimer , aunt of Wendy Hill and Brian Segel and his wife, Jamie and was survived by several grand nieces and nephews and great-grand niece and nephew. Services will be held at Congregation Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Road, Albany, NY on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will follow in the Beth Emeth Cemetery, Loudonville, NY. Those wishing to remember Claire in a special way may make a memorial contribution to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. F

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