Paul A. Hauser, a longtime employee for the town of Niskayuna, is being remembered for his kind and helpful nature.
Hauser passed away Dec. 5 at the age of 72.
"Paul Hauser was a longtime valued employee of the town’s Transfer Station, also known as the recycling center," said Town Board Member Denise Murphy McGraw. "His kind and helpful nature made him a favorite of residents. As chairwoman of the Public Works Committee, I appreciated Paul’s enthusiasm for his work and advocacy for the Transfer Station and its employees."
McGraw said only annual permit holders or residents who pre-pay by purchasing single use coupons can use the Transfer Station. Attendants check-in permit holders, who drop off household garbage, construction demolition materials and other items to the facility.
"Mr. Hauser was well known for helping residents unload their vehicles and assisting with oversized or heavy loads," McGraw said. "He was the senior attendant there and was very good about communicating helpful ideas or employee concerns."
A woman who often used the Transfer Station praised Hauser and his work ethic.
"Paul was a huge gentleman with a heart and soul as big as himself," the woman wrote in a note. "Kind, gentle, hard working, perfect gentlemen. When he heard of my husband's death, I don't think I ever lifted my trunk full of newspapers, trash, ever again."
Hauser also was vice president and part owner of Hauser Trucking in Watervliet, along with his brother Mark.
Calling hours were scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 at New Comer Cremations and Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, with the memorial service following.