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The family of Mr. Joseph R. Van Der Linden has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his funeral and military honors ceremonies.

Monday, January 9, 2017

McVeigh Funeral Home
208 N. Allen St.
Albany, NY

Staging 08:00 AM for the arrival of family.

Bill Ryan

Dignified transfer will take place at approximately 08:30 AM, with escort to:

All Saints Catholic Church
16 Hempstead Ave.
Albany, NY

Upon conclusion of church services, members will escort to:

Gerald B.H. Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY

Interment scheduled for 11:00 AM, Interment Shelter 2.  For those members staging directly at the cemetery, please stage quietly at Shelter 1 and be aware of any services in progress.

Mr. Joseph R. Van Der Linden passed on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Born in Albany, he joined the US Navy Reserve in April of 1954  He was activated in July of 1955, serving aboard the USS Norris (DDE 859), a Gearing Class Destroyer.  During his service, he attained the rank of Seaman (E3), and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for the life and service of Mr. Joseph R. Van Der Linden.
Ray Sestak
Assistant State Captain
Eastern Region, PGRNY


ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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