Henry D. Nachbar


Henry D. Nachbar, 87, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Buffalo, NY on April 16, 1932, he was the son of Henry and Lillian Nachbar. In 1951, following his graduation from Bethlehem Central High School, he attended the State University at Alfred and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating with a masters degree in mechanical engineering.

In 1957 upon graduation from RPI, he joined the engineering staff of the Knolls Atomic Power Lab of the General Electric Co in Schenectady. He worked in a variety of engineering and management projects, retiring after 35 years of service in 1992 and being awarded 14 patents.

Henry was a member of the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church. He was a Boy Scout and was awarded the highest ranking of Eagle Scout. He later was Scoutmaster of Troop 38 in Burnt Hills. He was a member of the GE Elfun Society, GE Quarter Century Club, Signa XI, Delmar Fire Department, Gold Wing Road Riders Association Motorcycle Club, Good Sam and FMCA Clubs, the Model T Ford Club, and the Schenectady and Saratoga Ham Radio Organizations. He was also past president of the Ballston Lake Ambulance Squad.

Henry enjoyed his antique cars, boating, motorcycles, and flying his private plane. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his beloved dogs.

He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Lillian Nachbar. Henry is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Barbara; their children Karen Staulters (John), Donna Wudyka (John), Douglas Nachbar (Jill Wells), and Kathy Blanchard (Peter); his brother Roger Nachbar; and six grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 30 from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in West Charlton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Henry may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Betsey and Skip Smith

Barbara.. We are sorry to hear of your loss. We were all missing you both at Arrowhead this past weekend. Many a morning you and I would sit and chat about our different ailments we had. And then to sit and listen to Henry’s stories was so much fun. He could go on and on. Only rarely did I hear a repeat story. Then it was time to ask Skip a question about how to fix something on the RV. They would go out and Skip would show him what to do. Sometimes it would be a puzzle and they would both have to check the manuals. Henry will certainly be missed. Now that doesn’t mean that you can’t stop in and say HI to the group. Please keep in touch.

Betsey & Skip

Terri Colvin

Mrs. Nachbar: I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Nachbar's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shirley Schenmeyer

Barb,
We were sorry to hear about Henry. You and he were so active in Empire. We missed you at the May rally, but the weather was awful. We hope you will keep in touch. I know you aren't driving that rig, but join us for a day or so.

Sincerely,
Shirley & Bob

Maureen Zajac

Barb: Just heard about Hank's passing. So sorry for your loss. We have a lot of good memories
to keep his memory alive. I know you will survive without him just like I have done without my Frank. My door here in Florida is always open to all my girls.

Dale (Hersh) Schechter

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such good memories of your Dad and of our family's camping together.

Patti and Mark McConchie

My mom just told me about his passing. So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick and Marge Staulters

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort at this difficult time.

Sylvia W. Blanchard

A life well lived..Rest in Peace Henry.