Albert D. Houseman

By Orleans Hub Posted 15 January 2020 at 8:33 am

Albert Houseman

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Albert D. “Al” Houseman, 87, of Lyndonville, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 13, 2020 at Medina Memorial Hospital.

Born on Dec. 27, 1932 in the Town of Ridgeway, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Nellist) Houseman.

Al grew up on County Line Road and attended Barker schools. In 1950, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, but he was honorably discharged in 1951 due to hardship on the family farm. On Aug. 16, 1952, he married the late Joyce Houseman, and together they raised two children and a collection of grandchildren. Al was employed with the former Crosby-Whipple Oil Co. of Lyndonville as a mechanic, delivering oil and performing other shop duties. He was a proud member of Houseman-Tanner Post #1603 American Legion, which was named after his cousin, Howard Houseman, who served in World War I. Al was the family historian, and he started the “Houseman Family Reunions.” He was an all-around handyman who loved tinkering on his red wheel horse tractor, which he owned for over 40 years. He loved mowing his lawn and snow blowing. Al loved giving hugs and was known by his nieces and nephews as Uncle”Bum.”

Al is survived by two children, Delane (Lisa) Houseman of Barre, Vt. and Sandra (Glen) Gapa of Lyndonville; grandchildren, Shawn (Lacy) Houseman, Jason (Jillian) Houseman, Derek (Laura) Houseman, William Gapa, Victoria (Jason) Hill, Nathaniel and Meghan Gapa, Keera (Clint) Relation and Kyle Dennis; 12 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Cassandra, Tamara, Aurora, Amelia, Aralyn, Samuel, Aaliyah, Elijah, Ellie, Addie and Luke; adopted daughter, Roxane (Paul) Mann and Kyle and Justin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Al is predeceased by his five siblings, Frank, Viola, Clayton and David Houseman, and Rena Sevenski.

The Houseman family would like to thank the staff at Applegate Manor and Medina Memorial Hospital, and Al’s final caregivers at Hospice of Orleans, and a special thank you to his nighttime vigil team, Penny Nice, Roxane Mann and his niece, Debra Miller.

Relatives and friends may call on Sat., Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Grove United Methodist Church, 11004 W. Center St. Ext., Medina NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. The Pastor, Rev. Larry Eastlack, will officiate, and Pastor Ronald Houseman will co-officiate. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery with full military honors accorded by Houseman-Tanner Post #1603 American Legion, Lincoln Post #1483 VFW, and Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Al’s name to The Grove United Methodist Church; or to Houseman-Tanner Post #1603, P.O.Box 402, Lyndonville NY 14098; or to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O.Box#489, Albion NY 14411.

Arrangements were made through Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098. Please light a candle or share a memory of Al at