Scotia – Dr. William A. Busino, Jr., 72, passed away peacefully Monday August 30, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born in Schenectady, son of the late Dr. Mary (Rowley) and Dr. William A. Busino, Sr. He graduated from Linton High School, earned his Bachelor's Degree from Union College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa Class of 1971 and earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College.
Following in his parents' footsteps, Bill faithfully served his community for more than forty years, practicing at Internal Medicine Balltown Rd. and was beloved within the community and by his patients. He was the President of Capital Care Medical Group, an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Albany Medical College, an Assistant Instructor in Medicine at Albany Medical College and an Attending Physician at Ellis Hospital and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. Bill served on more than a dozen professional committees over the years, where his expertise and wisdom were always counted on. He also lent his leadership to community boards, such as Camp Chingachgook/YMCA, D.A.R.E. and Haven and was the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for the Chronic Disease Care Program.
Bill was a lifelong Catholic and a longtime member of the Mohawk Golf Club. Bill enjoyed skiing and fly fishing in Vermont and had a passion for woodworking, especially when with his grandson, Mason. Above all, Bill cherished his family, friends and his patients.
He married the love his life, Cheryl (Coppola) Busino, March 10, 1979. Bill is survived by his wife Cheryl, their son David (Diana) Busino, grandson Mason, brothers Dr. Lawrence (Kyle) Busino and John (Sandra) Busino and a many beloved nieces and nephews.
Bill's family would like to thank Dr. Peter Rienzi, Natalie Hyde P.A., Dr. Lawrence Garbo, Dr. lftikhar Syed and Dr. Shirish Parikh, for the wonderful care and compassion provided to Bill over these past months.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday 9:00 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 806 Union St., Schenectady. Interment to follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Ellis Hospital Foundation, 1101 Nott St., Schenectady, Saint John the Evangelist Church or a charity of one's choice. Bill's family respectfully requests masks be worn.
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