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Fred Alexy '53

Queensbury, NY – Fred Alexy '53 passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at his home in the loving and devoted presence of his family and wife of 64 years. Born June 19, 1930, in Ridgewood, Queens, he was the son of the late Fred Alexy and Wilhelmine (Ludemann) Alexy of Dunham's Bay. Fred moved with his parents from Ridgewood to Dunham's Bay just after World War II and attended South Glens Falls High School to play soccer. There, he led the team to an undefeated season while setting a school record for number of goals scored. After high school, Fred attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and married his high school sweetheart, Jane Ashley of Cleverdale. They moved to Stamford, Conn. Fred then went on to manage the sheet metal division of Monahan and Loughlin in Hudson Falls. From there, together with Leo Monahan and Bob Geh, Fred founded AMG Industries. The leadership and capabilities of the three men became obvious as the company blossomed through their leadership with a large number of very capable, skilled and dedicated employees. Together, they forged a business that prospered during the recession and energy crisis of the 1970s. Part of that success was not in a small measure due to a patented device of Fred's that allowed paper mills to retain loss of energy in their paper making process. They also designed and manufactured an aluminum snowshoe that was used on a National Geographic Mount Everest expedition, along with various other items not generally associated with the traditional sheet metal shop. Besides being an inventor and innovator, Fred had a boundless curiosity and capacity to learn and was also an extremely skilled woodworker. He could often be found on his computer designing his next project, or in his shop making his design materialize. Fred also enjoyed listening to classical music, was an avid skiier, an ice boating and sailing enthusiast, an accomplished pilot logging hours of lying time within the thousands and, besides numerous other interests and loves, built his own plane which is still lying today somewhere in Wisconsin. For nearly 30 years, he walked between three and ive miles daily and stated it cleared his head for the day ahead. Fred dearly loved his family and maintained a sense of humor, even at the end of his ordeal. Together with them, he sought and obtained solace and peace. Besides his parents, Fred was predeceased by his brother, Wilhelm Ludemann of Bremerhaven, Germany. Fred is survived by his wife, Jane; his daughter Sherry Nohava of Mesa, Ariz., wife of Tom Nohava; his daughter Kyle Alexy of Glens Falls; his son Fred Alexy of Cleverdale, husband of Peggy (Cruickshank) Alexy; and son Don Alexy of Marathon, husband of Cynthia (Taft) Alexy; as well as five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited and may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury, with services immediately following the calling hours. Finally, and most especially, the family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to High Peaks Hospice for both their care and professionalism throughout Fred's inal days. Online condolences can be made to the family