Pittstown- Barry Charles Angus Sr., 74, a longtime resident of Pittstown, died suddenly, Saturday, March 4, 2017, at his Collins Way home, following a short illness.
Born in Troy, June 22, 1942, Mr. Angus was the son of the late Howard A. and Anna “Mertie” (Fisher) Angus.
He attended Watervliet High School.
On September 29, 1959, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps., at the Albany recruitment station. After basic training, he earned the rank of Private First Class on December 1, 1960 and was awarded both the Rifle Sharpshooting and Pistol Expert qualifications while serving at the U.S. Naval Station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was honorably discharged on August 30, 1963.
For several years after his “hitch in the service”, he continued to reside in Puerto Rico and later in South Carolina before returning to the Capital District, where, after finding the perfect spot, he built the house that became his home for the rest of his life.
For many years he worked as a union construction worker, most recently at the McGrath Industries in Troy, as a member of the Contruction Worker’s Local #452. He retired in 1990.
Mr. Angus was a true outdoorsman in every sense of the word. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and hiking the woods and fields to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. He took several big game hunting trips out West with his buddies and loved traveling across the country, but his most favorite pastime was to spend time with his children and visiting with his extended family and friends.
Mr. Angus is survived by his children, Freddie-Ann and Ray Vogel of Pittstown, Barry C. and Elizabeth Angus Jr. of Puerto Rico, Jeanette Angus of Puerto Rico, James M. and Madonna Valenti of Texas, John F. Angus and Lorie M. Filuta, both of North Carolina, a sister, Janice Vanier of Glens Falls, a brother-in-law, George Collins of North Carolina, 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister, Jean Collins, his brother, Ron Angus and a grandson, T.J.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:15 P.M. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY Route 7, located in Raymertown. Burial with military honors will follow at 2:30 P.M. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Veterans Cemetery in Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday, from 10:00 A.M. until noon, prior to the funeral service.
Memorial contributions at the request of the family may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Pittstown Volunteer Emergency Corps., in memory of Barry C. Angus Sr.