GUILDERLAND - John Allen Schachne, 75, of Guilderland NY, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 after a long battle with multiple medical conditions.
John was born on July 4th, 1948 to James and Sylvia Schachne in Washington, D.C.
John is retired from G.E. Plastics and NYS Higher Education. After retirement, John spent his time coaching and umpiring girls’ softball, active in the St. Matthew’s Church, served on the Voorheesville Community Foundation and Voorheesville Planning Committee, and most recently celebrated 10 years of part time employment at New Comer Cremations & Funerals. He is a lifelong fan of the New York Giants and Baltimore Orioles and enjoyed sleepovers with is grandkids.
John was predeceased by his parents, James and Sylvia Schachne, Reverend James and Pat Kenyon; father and mother-in-law, Salvatore and Teresa Audino; brother-in-law Fortunato Audino. He is survived by his wife, Margherita Audino Schachne; sister, Suzanne Khanna; daughters, Elicia McMullen and Christina McClurken (Kevin); grandchildren, Tyler, Zachary, Kendall, Jordan, and Casey. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Mackey Oppedisano; brother-in-law, Paul Audino (Pat); several nieces and nephews; and good friends, Richard Pape and Dave DiMoulpied.
We would like to thank the staff at St. Peter’s Hospital Oncology Department - especially Dr. Carey Ann Gray and nurse Tanya. We would also like to thank his medical team at Albany Medical Center and the staff of D5 for the care and compassion in his treatments.
Calling hours will be Friday, October 6th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday October 7th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 25 Mountainview St., Voorheesville.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Voorheesville Community Foundation and the LLS.
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