William Haskell

William Haskell "Juney" born on Boyhaven Road in Greenfield Center to Josephine and William Haskell on April 9, 1938, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 after a long and struggling illness.

Juney was a Sunoco dealer for 32 years operating gas stations in Saratoga Springs, South Glens Falls and Ballston Spa until his illness in 1983. Prior to that he always worked two jobs, including the Saratoga Harness Track, so that his wife Pat was able to stay home and care for Patrick and Billie Jo. He enjoyed camping and traveling to Maine and Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Amish Country. He was a member of the “Old Timer’s” Club held every Tuesday in Greenfield Center which he looked forward to going to. He was also an avid car show buff proudly displaying his 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix which took several trophies.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Harold, George, Thomas and Helen. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 53 years, Patricia (Robinson) Haskell. They would have celebrated 54 years of marriage in June. He is also survived by his three children, Patrick of Ballston Spa, Billie Jo and Lloyd Perrino of Saratoga Springs, two grand dogs and two grand cats, his brother Walter and his wife Joan of Ballston Spa, his sisters, Beverly Haskell, Harriet Vaughn and Viola Blowers all of Ballston Spa and Debbie Riley of Troy, brothers in laws and their wives, Clyde and Nancy Robinson, Wayne and Barbara Robinson all of Saratoga Springs, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many lifelong friends who meant the world to him and were his “best medicine.” We are forever grateful for your friendship and support over the years.

The family would like to thank the many doctors and staff members who cared for him for many years. A special thanks to Dr. Sanjay Taneja, his wife Shweta and his nurse Patty; Dr. Howard Schlossberg and the staff at NYOH; Dr. Christopher Hoy and Victoria Feulner, FNP-BC and their staff; and Dr. William Kufs and his nurse Amy Johnson. We would also like to thank the staff on D1 at Saratoga Hospital who have become like family to all of us and fondly referred to him as the “D1 Mascot”; Maggie Barss in Inpatient Scheduling and Katie Nichols, the nurse who Bill entrusted his transfusion administration with. We are forever grateful to all of you. You all hold a special place in our hearts.

Finally, we would like to thank all of our family and friends who have been a great support to us through all of this. We love you all.

In honor of William’s request, the services will be private. The family would like to extend an invitation to a Celebration of Juney’s Life on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the VFW Post 358, East North Street, Ballston Spa from 1-5pm.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking contributions be made to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc, 4573 South Broad St, Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620; American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or American Red Cross, 74 Warren St Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Guest Book

Tom Thomas

Pat and Family,
So sorry to see that Bill passed away. I give my condolences to you and your family. I do remember growing up on Knickerbocker St. with the Haskell's especially, with "Trackey". Great times and memories. Bill was a great person and sure will be missed by all. Again Pat, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Tom Thomas