Wager, Michael Brian LIVINGSTON Michael Brian Wager, age 66, departed this Earth on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, after a protracted illness. He was a resident of the Livingston Hills Nursing Home in Livingston. Mike was born on October 22, 1950, in Albany. He spent the first few years of his life living in Green Island, moving with his family to Latham in 1955. Mike graduated from Shaker High School and attended Hudson Valley Community College, Cortland State and Siena. He was a longtime resident of Albany. He was also a longtime employee of the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home in Albany, where he was a special friend to residents and employees alike and from which he retired in 2012. Mike loved to play tennis and was an avid skier. He also enjoyed collecting all kinds of coins. Mike was a Revolutionary War buff and he especially liked to travel around New York and New England visiting various war sites. Mike also enjoyed his winter visits to family in Florida where he spent his days on the beach getting that special tan that was the envy of his friends and co-workers when he returned home. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. Wager and Helen E. Paul Wager of Latham; and his grandparents, Edward and Helen Wager and John and Clara Paul, all of Green Island. He is survived by his brother, Larry Wager and his sister-in-law, Jaowl Wager of Niceville, Fla. Also survived by a nephew, Jason A. Wager of Los Angeles; and nieces, Jessica (Wager) Borriello, currently stationed in Germany and Juliana Wager of San Jose, Calif. Mike's family thanks all of the caregivers who helped make his last few years as enjoyable for him as possible. Services for Mike will be held in the McNulty Funeral Home, 147 Hudson Ave., Green Island on Saturday at 10 a.m. There will be a calling hour on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the services. Private interment services will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to at michaeljfox.org
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