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1946 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
CMSGT. ALBERT SCHEIBLY JR. U.S. Air Force, Retired CMSgt. Albert J. Scheibly Jr., 70, U.S. Air Force (ret.), of Las Vegas, passed away suddenly Sunday, March 5, 2017, while vacationing in Florida. He was born Sept. 28, 1946, to the late Albert J. Sr. and Kathleen Halleran Scheibly. Al grew up in Rensselaer, N.Y., and was a proud graduate of St. John's Academy and Hudson Valley Community College before entering the U.S. Air Force in 1967. While serving in the Air Force, he received his bachelor's degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He proudly served in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Upon returning to the United States, he was selected to serve on the elite US Air Force Demonstration Team, The Thunderbirds, where he served from 1971-1973. He was stationed in various locations in Europe, the Philippines, and the United States before his retirement in 1987. He settled in Las Vegas, and was employed by Scenic Airlines refurbishing military airplanes to be used as sightseeing tour planes. Al ended his employment as a bank currier for the Bank of Nevada. He is survived by his two sisters, Mary Ellen Scheibly and Joanne Scheibly, both of Rensselaer; his longtime companion, Connie Bruggerman of Las Vegas; friends, William and Maureen Martin of Las Vegas, and Don and Billie Petet of Idaho. Relatives and friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 17. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, both at W.J. Lyons Jr., Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144, (518) 286-3400. Mass of Christian burial following at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church, Herrick Street, Rensselaer. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush. Those wishing to remember Al in a special way may make a memorial contribution to the , P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 14301 or to the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, 634 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208. Condolence page at www.wjlyonsfuneralhome.com
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