Alan Ekblaw

Obituary of Alan Ekblaw

Glenville resident Alan Ekblaw, age 59, passed away on Wed Oct 30th after a battle with stomach and intestinal cancer.  He was born in Champaign, IL on November 13, 1959 and was a 1977 graduate of Scotia-Glenville High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois in 1981.  He was an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, the service arm of the Boy Scouts of America.  He contributed to Scouting by serving as a Council Executive for a council in Bettingdorf, IA from 1981 to 1983.  He then ran Funnybook Factory, a comic shop on the campus of the University of Illinois, before returning to the Capital District to open and run Excelsior Comics in Burnt Hills from 1989 o 1995.  Mr. Ekblaw served as a District Officer for Stewarts, for whom he worked for nearly 20 years, and a Customer Representative for Speedway, as well as working at Electric City Comics in Schenectady.


Alan is survived by his mother, Alice (Van Dyke) of Glenville, and two younger brothers: Robert, 55, of Glenville, and Richard (Julie Ruggerio), 58, of Vestal, NY. He is also survived by two nieces Jennifer (Jeff) Robble and Jessica (Joseph) Fleury of Reading, MA and two grand-nieces Elle and Celia Robble.


In lieu of flowers, you are asked to make a donation to the Twin Rivers Council, BSA. Online condolences

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