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OBITUARIES: Cazalet, Tuczynski


Carl V. Cazalet (1964 – 2018)

ALBANY—Carl Vincent Cazalet, age 53, passed away unexpectedly at St. Peter’s Hospital on the morning of February 27.

He is survived by: his children, Carrie Gamello (31, Colonie), Christine Cazalet (22, Stony Brook), Jennifer Cazalet (22, Albany), Ethan Cazalet (17, Kinderhook), and his partner Laura Gamello (52, Kinderhook).

He was born May 4 in Brooklyn, and was adopted by Arleen and Henry Cazalet, who are also deceased. He was a graduate of UAlbany as well as Penn State where he went to pursue dentistry. He practiced dentistry right out of school and eventually even became one of the top 20 Invisalign providers in all of North America.

He did this up until his passing but had many other jobs and hobbies he did on the side. He had made it a point to rack up licenses such as his real estate license, small plane pilot license, and even a license to be a minister. Not to mention, he juggled all of this while being the best father in the world.

Mr. Cazalet was a trivia master and quite possibly the most generous man that had ever lived. His family never heard him complain and he always jumped at the opportunity to give whatever he had to make his family and friends happy and offer whatever kind of help he could give.

He loved hiking, camping, skiing, golfing, telling corny jokes, and winning big at the Saratoga Race Track. Most of all, he loved to keep people smiling and laughing with his witty humor and sarcasm and it is this selfless quality that he will inevitably be remembered by.

No service is being held at this time but his family plans on arranging a celebration of life in the spring. It will consist of Grateful Dead music, Frisbee and good food, just like he would have wanted.

Todd M. Tuczynski (1964 – 2018)

ALBANY—Todd Matthew Tuczynski, 53, of Stockport passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospice with his loving family by his side.

He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend. Born April 2, 1964 in Hudson, he was the son of Nancy (Meltz) Colarusso and the late Louis Tuczynski, Jr.

A well-rounded family man, Mr. Tuczynski enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved the country and environment as an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper and so much more. He also loved woodworking and vintage automobiles. A kind man with a pure soul, Mr. Tuczynski was a man of few words, with never a bad one spoken about anyone. He enjoyed a good laugh and practical joke, usually being the center of both. Along with his wife Sandy, they enjoyed long rides and trips to the ocean. For more than 30 years, Mr. Tuczynski was the senior fabricator for A. Colarusso & Sons Quarry.

In addition to his mother, Nancy, left to cherish his memory are: his wife Sandra (Rogers) Tuczynski; sons, Michael (Heather), and Frank (Yajaira); grandchildren, Calista, Manny and Lester “John” (Danielle); great-grandchildren, Ameliegha and Peighton; grandmother, Elizabeth Lynk; brother, Louie (Jill) Tuczynski III and their daughter Talika; uncles, Dave (Robin) Tuczynski, Emil (Betty Lou) Meltz, and Thomas Meltz; aunts, MaryJane Tuczynski, Vicki Tuczynski, Gail (Buddy) Price and Mary (Jeff) Jones; step-brothers, Robert (Cindy) Colarusso, Jr., and David (Pam) Colarusso; step-sister, Nancy (Sherwood) Hall; cousins, Cheryl, Nadine, Matt, Geraldine, Ronnie, Emil, Jeff, Katie, Tommy, Timmy and Brian; sisters-in-law, Theresa, Diane (Bob) and brothers-in-law, Peter and Wayne.

In addition to his father, Louis Tuczynski, Jr., he was predeceased by his step-father, Robert Colarusso; infant nephew, Louis Tuczynski, IV; grandparents, Louise Upright, Helen Tuczynski, Emil Meltz, Sr. and Louis Tuczynski, Sr.; aunts and uncles, Gloria and John Schrade, Lillian Meltz, and Edward Tuczynski; sister-in-law, Wilf; brother-in-law, Chuck; mother-and father-in-law, Polly and Paul Rogers.

Funeral services at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, will be held Monday, March 12 at noon with visitation prior from 10 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Calista may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Avenue, Albany 12208.

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