William Lee Kneissl, 82, died at home on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, after having a full and love filled life. Born to William S. and Alice T. (Coghlan) Kneissl, he grew up in northern New Jersey. His career in the banking business started while in college and lasted 42 years. He moved to Albany in 1966, and retired in 1998 as the senior vice president and treasurer of the Troy Savings Bank. He was active in Rotary for 41 years; and a member of many professional organizations over his business career. Bill enjoyed teaching accounting for the AIB and his work with Concerns U and Catholic Charities, which was most rewarding. Overseeing the complete restoration of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall ranked high on his list; as well as the many wonderful people he met while living in Port Charlotte, Fla. and being a member of St. Max’s Church family. Bill is survived by his wife and soulmate, Julia (Cole) Kneissl, who brought happiness into his life; as did his children, Eileen (Douglas) Elizabeth (Katerina) Kneissl and Eric (Michelle) Kneissl. He is also survived by Adrienne (Simon) Rudolph, James Hancock and Deirdre (Raymond) Rudolph; and his grandchildren, Heidi, Tristan, Julia, Brandon, Clare, Sophia and Ronan. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 27, at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 900 Madison Ave., Albany with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, the most appreciated remembrance would be a donation to St. Vincent de Paul’s Church Food Pantry, 900 Madison Ave., Albany, NY, 12208 or to your local food pantry.
Published in Albany Times Union from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2018