Ted Brian Islas, 46, of Queensbury, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in the protective arms of his wife, Jennifer, at Albany Medical Center, following a courageous battle with leukemia.

He was born May 11, 1966, in Plattsburgh, the son of Mary (Huggins) Islas and the late Francis Islas.

Ted graduated from Saranac High School, and continued his education receiving his bachelor's degree from SUNY Utica/Rome.

He started his 23-year career with New York State Police, graduating from the Academy in 1989. He served in the Watertown and Canton areas as a trooper before obtaining the rank of sergeant in 1996. Ted was promoted to the position of station commander in Malone.

In his tenure, Ted was also a counselor at New York State Police Academy and served as Troop B fitness coordinator. Most recently, Ted worked at the Forensic Investigation Center in Albany. He was proud to wear his State Police uniform, and appreciated the brotherhood he was embraced by.

Ted was a devoted family man. He will forever be cherished as a husband, father, son and brother.

Ted enjoyed hiking, fishing and being by the water. He was an avid sports fan of the Boston Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys.

Ted was predeceased by his father, Francis Islas.

Ted is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Jennifer (Gokey) Islas, and their three children, Tate, Mateo and Tiara, all of Queensbury. He is also survived by his mother, Mary (Huggins) Islas of Cadyville, N.Y.; his two sisters, Amy Islas of Plattsburgh, and Sonya Page of Queensbury; his father and mother in-law, Bill and Norma Gokey of Malone, N.Y.; and brother-in-law, Gregory Gokey and his wife, Tracy, of North Carolina; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Christ Church United Methodist, 54 Bay St., Glens Falls, with the Rev. Philip Richards officiating.

Family and friends are invited and may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury.

Memorial donations for Ted are suggested to Jennifer Islas Fundraiser Account, c/o Glens Falls National Bank, 339 Aviation Road, Queensbury, children's college fund.