Dr. E. Wayne Harbinger, D.O., 80, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 25, 2017. Born on May 31, 1937, in Albany, NY, the son of the late Harold B. and Ethel E. Harbinger (Taffner). He graduated from The Albany Academy, attended Wesleyan University, and received his “Doctor of Osteopahty” from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Harbinger retired in 2013, after 50 years in private practice, specializing in “musculoskeletal problems”. As a proud osteopathic physician, he served in leadership roles for the American Osteopathic Association and the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society, serving as Executive Director from 1985-1998. At the Albany Academy, Dr. Harbinger was team physician for 36 years and initiated a successful and innovative student trainer program. He also served on the Alumni Board as President and a member of the Board of Trustees. He was awarded Distinguished Alumnus in 2005. He was appointed as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Physician’s Assistants by Governors Rockefeller, Carey, and Cuomo. He also spent many years coordinating and teaching Emergency Medical Technician and First Aid/CPR programs for the Red Cross, NYS Department of Health, Rensselaer County Ambulance & Rescue Association, and the Pittstown Volunteer Emergency Corps. He was also a volunteer for The American Cancer Society and the Red Cross, serving on a number of committees. Dr. Harbinger enjoyed horse racing and spent 50 years in the Clubhouse at Saratoga Racecourse with his family and friends. He also owned Harbinger’s Christmas Tree Farm for 30 years before moving to Albany. Dr. Harbinger is survived by his wife, Joyce (Daudel) Harbinger; children, Kyle (Patty) Harbinger, Kirk (Elaine) Harbinger, and Kelly (Kyle) Tripp; and grandchildren, Robert Harbinger, Kody Harbinger, Cara Harbinger, Kendra Harbinger, Jessica Tripp, and Stratton Tripp. A private family burial will be held at the convenience of the family at St. John’s Cemetery, Colonie. Memorial donations may be made to The Albany Academy - Ernest Steck Scholarship Fund, 135 Academy Road - Albany, NY 12208 (https://www.albanyacademies.org/page/giving) or the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204 (https://mohawkhumane.org/donate.html). The family would like to thank special friends Ernie Steck, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pike, Dr. Jim Sears, Tony Scardillo, Jonathan Dougherty.