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2018 Honorees

HAV - 2018

George J. Bruno, US Army


George J. Bruno was born on January 23, 1923 in Pheedon Hills, Pennsylvania.

George entered the United Stated Army in 1944 and served until 1946.

He received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign with Bronze Star Attachment and WWII Victory Medal. After the war, he went on to hold various positions for Albany area businesses. He worked as a Shop Superintendent for Clausen Iron, Pest Control Technician with Harry W. Linindoll Pest Control Company, and later as an Operating Engineer with International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 106. 

George J. Bruno was an extraordinary man and a brave soldier. He was married to his wife Catherine and had three children, Judith, Barbara, and Mark.


LeRoy K. Livingston, US Marines Corps


LeRoy K. Livingston was born on June 13, 1936 in Albany New York.

LeRoy entered the United States Marines Corps. in 1953 and served until 1956.

At 17 years old LeRoy enlisted in the Marines. Soon after enlisting, he was station in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean War. After the war, he went on to work for Wells Fargo and General Electric. During this times he was also a self-employed handyman doing home repairs and carpentry work. In 2002 LeRoy was awarded his high school diploma from South Colonie school district under “Operation Recognition,” a program that recognizes the devotion and sacrifice of veterans who left school early.

LeRoy K. Livingston was an extraordinary man and a brave soldier. He was married to his wife Joan and had six children- Bonnie, Patricia, Deborah, Tracy, Michael and Joseph.


John J. Brisee, US Army


John Brisee was born on March 2, 1959 in Albany, New York. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1976 at the age of 17 and served until 2010.

John proudly served out Country for over 33 years. His battles and campaigns include the Cold War and the War on Terrorism. As a Sergeant First Class, he has received many medals and commendations.

John J. Brisee was an extraordinary man, a brave and a loving father.


John F. O'Donnell, US Army


John O'Donnell was born on March 8, 1921 in Albany, New York.

He enlisted in the United States Army on August 31, 1942 at the age of 21 and served until February 4, 1946.

John proudly served our County as a Sergeant in the Military Police during World War II. He has received a number of Medals and commendations including the American Theater Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. As a Military Policeman, he enforced military laws and guarded military property. After serving in the military, John became a city of Albany firefighter with Ladder #1.

John F. O’Donnell was an extraordinary man and a brave soldier.


Maurice M. Savage, US Army


Maurice M. Savage was born on October 10, 1939 in Tralee, Ireland. He enlisted in the Army on October 20, 1959 and served until November 9, 1992.

Maurice achieved the honorable rank of colonel during his 33 years of service to our country. He served as both enlisted and as an officer, becoming commissioned as an officer through Empire State Military Academy - Officer Candidate School. Upon his retirement from the military, Maurice remained with the NYS Division of the Military and Naval Affairs - HHD STARC as an Environmental Analyst and retired in 2001. He was a self-taught plumber, electrician, carpenter, painter and car mechanic.

Maurice M. Savage was known as a gentleman to the community, always lending a helping hand to others. He was an extraordinary man, a brave soldier, and a loving father grandfather.


Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy
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