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Roger E. Hyndman

January 6, 1937 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Roger Hyndman Obituary

Roger Hyndman, 87, of Ballston Spa, New York, passed away peacefully February 7, 2024, while under Hospice home care surrounded by his family.

Roger was born to parents William and Marie (Elbert) Hyndman, on January 6, 1937, in Buffalo, New York. After graduating from Medina High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Buffalo and a Masters in Fine Art in Education degree from Syracuse University. Roger went on to have a distinguished career as a public school art teacher, school district art supervisor, and New York State Education Department Associate in Art Education that encompassed over 43 years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Maureen (Gorman), their sons Robert (Kathryn), John (Therese), and Thomas, daughter Mary Catherine Sullivan (Stuart), 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and brother William Hyndman.

Roger made his life’s mission the promotion of the arts and art education, particularly visual art, at the local, state, and national level. Over the course of his career, he was elected president of the New York State Art Teacher’s Association in 1977, was a long-time member of NYSATA’s executive committee, and life-time member. In 1981 he founded the Olympics of the Visual Arts (OVA), a state-wide art competition of K-12 students in New York State that will celebrate its 42nd anniversary this year.  Roger was also a member and served as director of the National Art Education Association, as well as a member and past-president of the National Association of State Directors of Art Education.

Throughout his education career Roger continued working as an artist and belonged to many local art groups. He exhibited his artwork throughout the region and won numerous awards. He opened the Saratoga Art Gallery in 1977. For 15 years, the family run gallery was a fixture on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs, and known most famously for the gallery’s annual “The Horse as Fine Art” exhibition during the summer horse racing season.

After Roger retired in 2003, he continued teaching art at numerous facilities throughout the northeast and New England until 2020. He regularly taught workshops at Fletcher Farm school in Vermont, Old Forge Art Center in New York, and Touchstone Center for Crafts in Pennsylvania. He also led several popular art expeditions for educators to Italy.

Aside from his love for art, Roger’s other passions were skiing and spending time outdoors. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol for 45 years. Most of those years he could be found patrolling the slopes of West Mountain in Queensbury, NY. Roger also loved to fish and hunt with members of his family, especially the opening weekend of deer season in the southern tier. Additionally, he was an Eagle Scout and volunteered over 20 years as a Boy Scout leader.

Family and friends may call from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, to share memories and offer their condolences at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to The Community Hospice in honor of Roger’s memory.

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February 13, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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402 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


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