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David Erwin Bain
  • Ellis Hospital Foundation
    1101 Nott Street
    Schenectady, NY 12308
  • First Reformed Church of Schenectady
    8 N. Church Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305

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“Dave was a fine gentleman and a pleasure to work with. I had the honors of working with him in the early '90s and enjoyed our association. My best...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Gerard (Jerry) Havasy - Glenville, NY

“Dear Bain Family, My sincere condolences on your loss. Dave and I flew a lot when I was a flight instructor. Excellent pilot, with a great...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Collins - Scotia, NY

“David and I went to the men's retreat in the Adirondacks in 2010. He was such a wonderful person and we all miss him so much. You are in my and my...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ronald Van Arnum - Ballston Lake, NY

“Dave was a gentle, kind man. He is remembered best as the friend who gave me a memorable airplane ride up to Lake George and back. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Cliff Meacham - FL - Friend

“Dear Audrey, Sending you and your my deepest sympathy and prayers for healing. It's been a long time since we've seen each other but some people like...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Peg Mackey - Rexford, NY - friend

“My love and prayers to Audrey, Hillary and Andrew in this tremendous loss. Dave was the best brother-in-law ever. We never spoke an angry word, and...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Norma Derrick - Bridgeville,, PA

“Our Prayers are with you all... Uncle Dave's smile will remain forever in our Hearts.. God Bless you at this very sad time and may your memories...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Amy Rossi - Newark, CA - Niece


David Erwin Bain - of Wellington Way, Niskayuna, passed away at the age of 79, on September 24, 2012.

David is survived by his adoring wife of 57 years, Audrey Louise Hohman Bain, his two children Hillary Bain Ferrazzi of Natick, Massachusetts and Andrew Wallace Bain of Lake Forest, California, and three grand children, Katherine Porter Bain and Thompson Cowles Bain of Lake Forest, California, and Anna Elisabeth Ferrazzi of Natick, Massachusetts.

David was born on December 7, 1932 in Summit, New Jersey. He graduated from The Hill School, Pottstown, PA in 1950, and received a BSME from The Pennsylvania State University in 1954. He served in the United States Navy from 1954-1956 as Lieutenant (jg).

He was employed by General Electric for 39 years. He started with rotating assignments while on the Advanced Engineering Program in 1956. He spent 10 years with the Missile and Space Division in Philadelphia, PA. He moved to Schenectady, NY in 1970 to join Industrial Sales and held various management positions with Gas Turbine and Power Systems, until his retirement in 1995.

David was a member of First Reformed Church of Schenectady where he served as Elder and Deacon. He was a Literacy Volunteer for speakers of English. David was a general aviation enthusiast with commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates. He was a member of Condair Flyers, a local flying club, since 1971, serving as its vice-president and president. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

David enjoyed teaching flying and flying himself, boating with his son-in-law Joseph Patrick Ferrazzi in the boat they owned together, photography, following the trend from film cameras to digital cameras, reading, and spending time on Cape Cod in Chatham at his family summer home.

A memorial service will be Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady, 8 North Church Street.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Ellis Hospital for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David's name to Ellis Hospital Foundation, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308 or to First Reformed Church, 8 North Church Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.