Honor Mission
Edward J. Delehanty III
US Army Veteran
and First Responder
Multi-City, NY - 11/20/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Edward J. Delehanty III has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Edward, 88, passed on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Born in Albany, Ed graduated from Vincentian Academy in 1950. He then went on to attend Champlain College from 1950-1953, and then Syracuse University from 1953-1955 where he received his bachelors degree. He entered the US Army on January 17, 1956, and was trained as a Military Intelligence Specialist. He went on to serve a year and a half in Germany and was honorably discharged on January 6, 1958 at the rank of Specialist 3rd Class. For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

After his discharge, Ed worked in construction equipment sales, then became a real estate agent and continued in that until retiring from Prudential Manor Homes. Ed was a member of the S. W. Pitts Hose Company and a member of the Latham Fire Department's "Old Timers Club" with 48 years of service. He was an EMT within the first class offered in the Town of Colonie. He was also a member of the National Ski Patrol Team, and SPEBSQSA barber shop singing and the Uncle Sam Chorus. He was a communicant of Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Latham.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Ed's narrative, available for viewing online on the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 11/21/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York 12110
Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Following dignified transfer, members will escort to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, New York for 10:00 am Funeral Mass. Upon completion of church services, members will escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with military honors.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 11/20/2020
Second Staging Time: 12:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Second LRC Email and Phone #: 518-669-3358
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Second Stage - Special Information: Interment with military honors scheduled for 12:30 pm. Members arriving early are requested to stand a flag line at the main entrance for the arrival of the funeral cortege.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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