PASSINGS: Remembering our Friends and Neighbors

Remembering Ted Konis

Ted Konis - Elizabthtown Day, 2003
Ted Konis, on Lincoln Pond Association Float,
Elizabethtown Day Parade, 2003. Photo by Gerry Zahavi.

Theodore J. Konis Jr. "Ted" -- long-time member and one of the founders of the Lincoln Pond Association -- passed away on February 15, 2011 in Ft. Myers, Florida after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 81 years of age, having been born to Helen and Theodore J. Konis Sr. on September 19, 1929. Ted was the third child of five and was predeceased by his brother, Dick Konis (whose children are Karen, Neil and Jeff) and by his sister, Tess Wallace (whose children are Bill, Rick, Danny and Mary Teresa). He is also survived by his sister, Madge Totsky, with children Cheryl and Mark and by his sister, Jane Porpeglia, with children Darlene, Georgine, George, Jamie and Janine. Ted was born and raised in Albany and North Greenbush, N.Y. He attended Saint Patrick's Catholic School and graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 1946. He founded Ted's Floor Covering and operated that business successfully for more than 20 years. He also established Ridgefield Building Corporation and built several residential and commercial structures that remain in use today. Ted married Denise Perreault (Hannmann) in 1950 and is survived by Denise and their four children, Keith Konis, Kris Konis, Gail Konis and Kim Furman; eight grandchildren, Eddie, Amy, Samantha, Deven, Jacquelyn, Kara, Brandon and Kristen; and seven great-grandchildren. He took great pleasure in gathering the family together for reunions and at holidays. Ted was married to Eleanor Mertens for 28 years until she passed away in 1993, leaving behind nephews, Kyle and Rick Yarter and nieces, Lisa Dilcher and Karie Robertson. After retiring in 1971, Ted spent summers at Lincoln Pond where he built and rented out 10 vacation cabins. He wintered in St. Cloud, Fla. and remained an avid hunter, fisherman, tennis player, bowler, seaplane pilot, water skier, roller skater and dancer. In 2008, Ted and Audrey Peterson, his loyal and beloved companion of 11 years, moved to Fort Myers, Fla. where they continued to enjoy an active lifestyle almost until he succumbed." Consistent with his family's wishes, those wishing to honor Ted may make donations to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY, 12205. Online condolences may be made at

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George EgglefieldRemembering George Eggelfield: Former Lincoln Pond Association President and long-time member George Eggelfield died on July 5, 2010. The Association sends its heartfelt sympathies out to his children -- Scott, Gary, Lori, and Lynn -- and to the rest of his family.
For those interested in learning more about George and his lengthy connection to Lincoln Pond and Elizabethtown, see his obituary in The Herald Tribune (off-site link).

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Deborah Dix MaxwellRemembering Deborah Dix Maxwell: Former Lincoln Pond Association Secretary and long-time member Deborah Dix Maxwell died on February 3, 2022. The Association sends its heartfelt sympathies out to her family and friends.
For those interested in learning more about Debbie, see her obituary here: Obituary of Deborah Dix Maxwell.


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