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    3041 Troy-Schenectady Road
    Niskayuna, NY 12309

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“Dear Mare and Dave, I am very happy that I met your father and mother when they were her with you in Washington. How effusive your father was--I can...Read More »
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“Mare & Trudy and all your family, Condolences to you and yours. Time with loved ones is such a bittersweet blessing - cherished when they are here,...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Erin & Duncan Keehan - NY

“The little brick house across the street always seemed to be filled to overflowing with Hans and Maryann and all the chidden. It truly was an...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Bob and Sue Ptacek - Bellmore, NY

“When we were lucky enough to spend time with him, "Opa" was a man of few words. But when he spoke, you listened. Sometimes he could hide his smile...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ashley & Joe Barth - AZ

“Dave & Mare Thinking of your family, Your dad lived a long and wonderful life, he will be missed by his family, Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lou Anne Piccirillo, Richard Jones Natalie Jones and MacKenzie J - NY

aufgenommen bei der Feier zum 90. Geburtstag in Saratoga “Klappt manches nich so,legg di beruhigt slapen,een Döör is nu eerstmaal toun dusend sind noch open.Hest du Arger, hest du Sorgen,geiht...Read More »
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“Dear Trudy, John and family: So sorry it is never a good time and we never have enough time with our loved ones. There is a poem I will send,you...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Laurie Giliberti - Baldwin, NY

“We have fond memories of our visit to Hans' place upstate back in the '70's and beyond. He was a fine man and will be missed. Love, Lee & Jim ”
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Hans H. L. Hustedt, 93 of Niskayuna and Cherry Plain, New York – departed this world at Ellis Hospital on Saturday, August 24, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

Hans was born in Spaden, Germany on July 2, 1920 to Johann and Frieda Hustedt and lived in nearby Elmlohe until he finished school and joined the German merchant marine. He traveled the world until being drafted into the Navy where he served on a mine sweeper in the North Sea until the end of World War II.

In 1946 he married Marianne Helene Blaffer. After their marriage, Hans learned the stone mason trade and became a master brick layer. Hans and Marianne moved from Germany to Bellmore, NY in 1957 with their then four children, then having one more child in the US. After his retirement from the building trade in 1983, Hans and Marianne moved to Cherry Plain, NY, where they built a new home, after which he took up the building of miniature dollhouses, for which he has become widely recognized. He also enjoyed working around their property, planting trees and enjoying the peace of the surrounding countryside.

Hans took special joy in his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Marianne with whom he would have celebrated 67 years of marriage on September 27; five children, Wolfgang Hustedt (Carol) of Raleigh, NC, Doris Kessler (Richard) of Philadelphia, PA, Hans Hustedt (Barbara Mayer) of Levittown, NY, Traute Lehner (John) of Niskayuna, NY, and Marianne Barker (David) of Saratoga Springs, NY; and eight grandchildren, Paul Hustedt of Portland, OR, Erik Hustedt (Kristin) of Patchogue, NY , Gail Hustedt Marino (Bill) of Smithtown, NY, Sarah Kessler of Los Angeles, CA, William Kessler (Jordan) of Albuquerque, NM; Nicholas Lehner (Ana Maria) of Columbus, OH, Stephanie Lehner Rowe (Alan) of Indianapolis, IN and Christine Hustedt of Chesapeake, VA. He is also survived by his sisters Henny Satzinger of Bremerhaven, Germany and Meta von Glahn of Elmlohe, Germany and was predeceased by his sisters Elfriede Schiefelbein and Hanni Lodders of Germany and Henry Hustedt (Anni) of Bradenton, FL.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 31 at 11:00 AM at the Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy-Schenectady Road, Niskayuna, NY. The Rev. Dr. Scott DeBlock will officiate. Internment will be at the Niskayuna Reformed Church Cemetery immediately following the funeral. Calling hours are scheduled at Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union Street, Schenectady on Friday, August 30 from 6:30 until 9:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Niskayuna, NY 12309 in Hans' name, or to a charity of your choice.