Dana C. Field

ALTAMONT — Dana C. Field, a loving husband who appreciated the beauty of nature, died peacefully at home, on Sunday, June 23, 2013. He was 59.

Mr. Field was born on April 18, 1954, and grew up in Altamont. He graduated from Guilderland High School, and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and a master’s degree from the University at Albany.

He married Clare (Merrill) on May 31, 2003, and they were married for 10 blissful years, according to a tribute written by his family.

He worked for the New York State Department of Health, in the Medicaid Financial Management Unit, prior to his retirement in Oct. 2012.

“Dana was passionate about his cats, cycling amidst the beauty of nature, animal and land conservation, and tinkering in his basement workshop,” wrote his family.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Field is survived by his sister, Pamela Richard, of New York City, and his nephew, Alex Richard, and his wife Amy, of New York City.

His parents, Frederick K. Field and Jean C. Field, died before him.

A memorial service and gathering of remembrance will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 3 p.m. at the Altamont Reformed Church at 129 Lincoln Ave.

The family gives special thanks to Dr. David Shaffer and his staff at New York Oncology and Hematology, Dr. Anurag Chandra and his staff at Albany Medical Center Radiology and Oncology, and countless others at Albany Medical Center. They also thank the staff at the CVS Pharmacy on Carman Road, in Guilderland, for extraordinary customer service and expressions of concern.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Altamont Reformed Church, 129 Lincoln Ave., Altamont, NY 12009; Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205; or the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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