Times may have changed, but the values instilled in our pharmacy by Henry Aumiller never will. Henry valued his community and his customers and had a true passion for helping people. It is in this spirit and in his honor that Aumiller’s Pharmacy continues to serve Schenectady.
Born in Schenectady on July 15, 1914, he was the youngest of seven children to the late Franciszek “Frank” and Wladyslawa “Ida” (nee: Pollack) Aumiller. Like Jimmy Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Henry’s love and devotion to his work began at age 12 delivering prescriptions on bicycle for Mr. Dyer of Dyer’s Pharmacy on State Street in Schenectady, now, and for many years, known as Aumiller’s Pharmacy.
His work with Mr. Dyer was only temporarily interrupted when he left to assist in the restructuring and building up of a pharmaceutical business in Cooperstown, NY, just as the Baseball Hall of Fame was in its genesis. According to Henry, his success with this venture had nothing to do with him, “it was the Hall of Fame that brought the people.” A very humble man, whose work and talent in this town of Cooperstown was recognized by NYS, was then hired to oversee multiple pharmacies throughout the entire state for a short time. His heart and business sense however brought him back to Schenectady and Aumiller’s Pharmacy was born.
Henry was a 1938 graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy. Henry was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and later St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, both in Schenectady.
He is remembered and missed by his loving family, friends, co-workers and his many loyal customers.
*Credit: Schenectady Gazzette