ALBANY–Dylan Walker Count, 24, beloved son of Vicki and Peter Count of New Lebanon passed away following a brief illness at Albany Medical Center, on the morning of Saturday, March 27, 2010.
Dylan was born December 17, 1985, and grew up in New Lebanon. He attended the Wildwood School in Schenectady and Anderson School in Staatsburg. He spent two years at Bradley Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in Providence, R.I. before moving to his latest residence at Taconic Developmental Center in Wassaic. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Jackson, sister Allegra and his niece and three nephews.
Dylan loved walks and hiking in the woods, listening to his favorite music and watching his favorite movies. Though Dylan’s life was marked by his struggle with autism, his sweetness, purity and humor shone through. Dylan’s family is grateful to the many people and places that have helped to care for Dylan through the years. He touched many people’s lives, and his spirit will live on through them.
Dylan’s family will be holding a private ceremony.
Memorial contributions can be made to Wildwood School or STRIDE Adaptive Sports through French, Gifford, Preiter, & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham, NY.
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