Harold W. Lansing

Harold W. Lansing, “Skeeter” 76, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on April 1, 1943, he was the son of Harold and Charlotte Lansing.

Skeeter was a Navy veteran stationed on the USS Turner Joy. He was a code breaker serving two tours in Vietnam and was awarded two bronze stars. After his honorable discharge, he worked at WTEN as chief engineer for 35 years, retiring in 2013.

Skeeter was very athletic. He enjoyed biking, kayaking and hiking. He was a skilled Alpine Skier, racing in the Master Ski Races and used his knowledge to teach others as an alpine ski coach. He skied the Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington. Skeeter was a master craftsman and had the ability to fix anything. He was devoted to his family and treasured the time he spent with them.

He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Charlotte. Skeeter is survived by his wife Heather; his sons Shawn Lansing (Kerry), David Lansing (Nicole), and Toby Lansing (Lena); stepchildren Abigail Sotir (Luke), Caleb Singer (Michelle), Andrew Singer (Kate), and Philip Singer (Jackie); siblings Minton Jeffrey, Leona Lansing and Phillip Lansing; five grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, May 31, at East Glenville Community Church, 335 Saratoga Road, Glenville. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 30 from 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Skeeter may be made to the Birthright, 1490 Saratoga Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Colleen Allen

So so sorry Heather to hear of your hubby's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ~Colleen~

JoAnn Rupp

Heather, Sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong!

Steven and Monica Porche-Kowalsky

We are so sorry about your precious loss Heather. Our Love and Prayers are sent to Bless and encourage you through this tender time. Steven and I have been blessed to have met him even though we never got to know him as well as we wanted to and considering his long struggle and fight to regain his health - he was a very strong man and we know he Loved You deeply Heather and your beautiful family. Even through those times you and your Mom never forsook the things you did to help him throughout those difficult times gave him the strength to endure many months of treatment and he never gave up! Harold was truly an Amazing man of God and a Loving Husband and Father ~ not to mention a very intelligent man, a brilliant craftsmanship/ builder and athlete, It was quite known as he lived his life to the fullest for the future was always there ~ Shalom in Jesus, Monica & Steven Kowalsky

Burt Coons (Brother)

Often it's the little things that create long term impressions and form permanent memories. My wife Kim mentioned to me before I left to travel to Ballston to visit the services of her remembrance of Skeeter. Several years ago when the boys were making a racket upstairs he brought my wife downstairs where it was quiet and away from the mayhem that young boys make. There he showed Kim the projects he had accomplished sharing his time unselfishly. That little moment of quiet and personal attention always stayed with Kim and she has never forgotten it. It's a personal story that gives a glimpse of Skeeters nature .

We will all miss him...God Bless

Burt Coons

Barb Clement

So very sorry to hear this sad news of Skeeter's passing. Thinking of you at this most difficult time...

Philip Singer

Skeeter was the greatest step-father to my brothers, sister, me and all of our children. He loved us just like we where his own children. Skeeter was fun to be a round, he always took time to spend with us; and he would talk about any of our needs. He loved to birdwatch, he could recognize all local species plus knew their specific calls. He helped all of us with any projects a round the house. We will miss all the things we did with Skeeter. We will miss him so much! We love you Skeeter.
Love, Phil

Martin and Linda Massen

We have lost a true soul with Skeeter's passing. His friendship and constancy of purpose and support were most helpful for us during my 21 years at WTEN Television. We extend our sympathies to his families. He is definitely missed by many.

Ralph Sherman

Heather: so sorry for your loss. I had the great pleasure of working with Skeeter for over twenty years at WTEN. He was a fine person and a great boss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Nolan Stephany, Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chapter 58

Heather, family, and loved ones...our thoughts are with you.

Skeeter's dedication to his profession was seen in every broadcast from Channel 10 over the years and lives on in the transmitting station shared by Albany's broadcasters to this day.

We mourn with you.

Danielle Loyche

I was sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

Deanna Tadej

I’m so sorry for your loss my condolences to you and your family. Dave sending prayers for you and the family may God bless you all in this time of need

Ginny Gajewski

Dear Heather,
I extend my deepest sympathy upon the loss of your husband. I never met him, but from our conversations and reading his obituary, I'm sure you will miss his presence in your life. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jayne Robinson

My sincere condolences to the Lansing family. Skeeter was such a kind and generous man. I will be forever grateful to call him my friend. We shared early 30 years together at WTEN. May he Rest In Peace.

Cara Ayotte

I’m so sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you and sending prayers to you and your family.

Liz Colbert

So sorry for your loss.

Skeeter was one of the nicest, smartest people I was fortunate to work with at Channel 10.

He will be missed.

Bettina Young


You and your family are in my prayers. Please feel free to call me at any time.

Jon Levine

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Patrick Teetsel

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Skeeter at channel 10 and he was the best boss I've known. He's helped me out a few times. I've always talked highly and always respected Skeeter. So sorry my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Rob “Turtle” Turlington

I am so sorry for your loss David and rest of the family. I pray for comfort and strength for all. As a family get close together and your strength will be stronger. If you want the Lord in your life, call upon Him and He will see you through this storm of life. God Bless each of you during this hardship!

Lynn Allison

So sad and sorry for your loss. Skeeter was a kind man and it's a loss to the world.

Rebecca J Yerdon

My heart and thoughts go out to all of Skeeter's Family. He was an amazing boss, and an even greater guy.

Hilary Reilly

Dearest Heather,

Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. I know the love you had for your husband and how much he cared for you, as well. If there is anything that we can do to help, please let us know.

Thinking of you,

Hilary and Bill

Arthur Hunsinger

My condolences to the Lansing family, I worked with Skeeter at Channel 10 and learned alot from him... he was a great boss, mentor and friend. My thoughts and prayers our with his family... RIP Skeeter

Barbara J. Kenan

I was sorry to hear of Skeeters passing.

Brittany Collins

Heather and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You have my continued thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

Mrs. B

Sending my condolences to you and your family. Though our words can do little, We hope our thoughts and prayers will support you at this time.

Jeff Baker

So very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences.

Dee Martin

Heather, I am so sorry for your loss.

William Ebel

Heather, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Skeeter will be deeply missed and well remembered.

Colin Lovelock

I had the great pleasure of working with Skeeter for many years at WTEN. His humor, professionalism and generosity made every day a pleasure. He will be missed by all. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends.

Mark "Doc" Phillips, EIC Marist College RFN

My condolences to the family, he is at peace.
May the Good Lord shine his peace on all who knew him.

Stephanie Morgan

Heather and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Lisa Gilbert

Heather and Family,

Many thoughts and prayers to you all during this very difficult time. Thinking of you...

Pam Mertz

Heather, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Skeeter endured a lot on his journey, as did you of course.
Peace to you at this difficult time.

Deborah Prime

Heather I am so very sorry to hear of your husbands passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a wonderful tribute to him. I remember some of the fond stories and great pics of you skiing together. I know I didn't get a chance to know him but he sounds like a wonderful person and honorable service man, family man and friend. Those who did know him sound blessed. Again my thoughts and prayers to you all.
Fondly, Debbie

Robin Emanatian, Questar III

Dearest Heather and family ~

May your happy memories with your beloved husband and father sustain you during your grief and loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bobbi Jo Race

Heather, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Catherine A Sager


I'm sorry for your loss. The photos and stories you shared with me when I visited the Catskill Academy, exemplified your love and respect for him. Keep him close.

Leonor Sanchez

Heather I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband.

Joyce Bracht

Heather, it seems like I’ve known Skeeter forever and all my memories of him were what a great friend he was to you and an excellent step father. He fought a long hard battle and now is finally at peace.

Karyn Watt

Heather and family, we are so sad to hear of Skeeter’s passing. What a fighter! . That he passed on Memorial Day as a veteran hero is gut wrenching but so blessed! I pray he finds peace and love in Heaven. He will be missed ❤️ Our deepest sympathy to you all.
All our love,
Karyn and Bernie