Allen B. Halstead, 87, of Ghent, NY, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born December 18, 1934 in Chatham Center, NY, he was the son of the late Albrecht Halstead and Beatrice Winter. Allen was a Longshoreman with the Port of Rensselaer and Head of Maintenance at Taconic Hills High School. He was a former Captain of J.W. Edmunds Hose Co. in Hudson, former President of the Ockawmick Little League, a member of the Chatham/Ghent Senior Citizens, the Goldenagers in Hudson and a Communicant of St. James Church in Chatham. Allen was an avid Nascar and New York Yankees fan and every Sunday he looked forward to cooking Sunday brunches for his family.
He is survived by his wife: Theresa (Gambacorta) Halstead, five children; Allen J. Halstead (Debra Hulse) of Waterford, Thomas E. Halstead (Loretta) of Miller Place NY, Gail M. Halstead of Ghent NY, Jill Shaw of Averill Park NY and Judy Mesick (Randall) of East Chatham NY, a sister Beatrice Nielsen of Ghent NY, a brother Charles Halstead of Michigan, eight grandchildren; Thomas and Ryan Halstead, Melissa Mock, Matthew Halstead, Eric Budd, Courtney Powell, Allison Mesick and Nicholas Shaw, five great grandchildren; Haylee, Giavanna, Lucas, Colson, Fiona and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Albrecht O. Halstead.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 11:00am at St. James Church in Chatham NY. Visitation hours will be Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 4-7pm at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Chatham, NY.