July 19, 1932 – Sept. 26, 2016
Gerald M. Hy, a retired welder and truck driver and former Alden town highway superintendent, died Monday in his Alden home after a battle with lung cancer. He was 84.
Born in Millgrove, he attended St. John’s Elementary School and was a 1950 graduate of Alden Central High School. He learned welding in the Army and served as a welder and engineer.
Returning from service, Mr. Hy was a welder for Bennett Manufacturing Co., Westinghouse and Niagara Transformer Co. Later he was a truck driver for Purolator Courier Corp. and retired in 1994 as a driver for Kings Express.
A volunteer firefighter, he was a member of the Alden Hook & Ladder Company for more than 60 years and served as chief of the Alden Fire Department from 1966 to 1971. He was the Town of Alden’s highway superintendent from 1968 to 1972.
He was a member of the American Legion and was an outdoorsman and a coin collector.
His wife, the former Carol Marie Mallon, died in 1989.
Survivors include a son, Dennis; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2021 Sandridge Road, Alden.