Obituary of Rodger L. Reese
Ballston Lake – Rodger L. Reese, 76, of Ballston Lake passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Albany Medical Center Hospital on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Born in Cohoes and was a graduate of Cohoes High School Class of 1959. Son of the late Kenneth and Rhea Gauthier Reese. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Rodger began his career with Standard Furniture in Troy, Sharletts in Latham and Mooradians in Troy. Rodger and his late wife Eleanore were the owners of Ballston Furniture in Ballston Spa for many years. He was Past President and District Governor of Rotary International, which he was very proud of. Parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa and usher for over 50 plus years. Rodger was predeceased by his first wife Eleanore Benoit Reese. Husband of Charlene Hauprich Reese of Ballston Spa. Father of Rodger, Jr. and Rhonda Reese of California, Felicia and Jamie Dickinson of Wynantskill and Joanna Reese of Ballston Lake, grandfather of Katie, Noah, Giavanna, Rachael, Rebecca, Ameris, Emma, Jessi, Jared and Jenna, also survived by several great grandchildren. Brother of Diane and Neil Kennedy of Ballston Lake and the late John Reese and Richard Reese. Brother- in- law of Barbara Reese, Georgianna Ellett, Carl and Linda Benoit, Susan and Donald Bourret, Evelyn and David Dufresne and Jeanne and Harold Potts. Son-in-law of Donald and Audrey Hauprich and brother-in-law of Timothy Hauprich, Pamela Irish, Ann Hauprich and Cole Broderick, Frank Hauprich, William Hauprich, Stephen and Nancy Hauprich, Christopher and Joanne Hauprich, Andrew and Sharon Hauprich and Mary and Dave Reilly, also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Friday 11:00am at St. Mary’s Church, Ballston Spa where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford. Relatives and friends may call at the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes on Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Those who wish to remember Rodger in a special way may make a donation to the charity of one’s choice.
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