Christopher Gilbert

GilbertGRANVILLE – Christopher Gilbert, 77, of Granville. , passed away on Saturday April 15, 2017.

Born on May 19, 1939, in Guildford Surrey, England, Christopher was the son of the late Roland and Kathleen (Reynolds) Gilbert.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961. Christopher was proud to have become a U.S. citizen while serving his country. He then was employed by UPS for over 35 years until his retirement. While at UPS he developed friendships with the many people he encountered on his delivery routes. In his retirement, Christopher became very attentive to his goats and chickens, which he found a real joy in providing them care. He enjoyed listening to music, especially gospel bluegrass and country music.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Pamela (Moran) Gilbert, and several brothers and sisters.

Christopher is survived by his five children: Michelle Gilbert and her loving companion, Stanley Bradley, Jr. of Hartford, Paul Gilbert and his wife, Alizona of Hudson, CO, James Gilbert and wife, Carrie of Whitehall, Veronica Rozell and her husband, Brian of Whitehall, and Sally Rue and her husband, Bill of Hudson Falls; his three step-children: Andrew Smelik and his wife, Melissa of Georgia, Stacy Chapman and her husband Mark of Argyle, and Steven Smelik and his partner, Anthony of Florida; his many grandchildren and several great grandchildren; his brother, Dominck Gilbert of Albany; his three sisters: Mary Baker of Texas, Ann Drolet of South Carolina, and Louise Kruse of Chestertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Morningside Cemetery in Hartford with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls providing

Memorial donations may be made in Christopher’s’ name to: Washington County Meals on Wheels, Washington County Office for the Aging, B, 383 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Philip VanDoran

VanDoranGLENS FALLS – Philip VanDoran, 58, of Glens Falls, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Glens Falls Hospital after a short illness.

Born on November 17, 1958, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late James and Jane (Berrigan) VanDoran.

Philip loved the Young and the restless, his cat “Santana,” who was everything to him. He thought of his nieces and nephews as his own kids. Philip always loved a good time and playing poker with his family. He loved the outdoors, sitting by the fire, camping, and fishing. He was a fun and caring person to be around.

In addition to his parents, Philip was predeceased by his sister, Eileen Courville; and his brother, James VanDoran.

Survivors include, his siblings, Pat Burch and her husband, Ron of Queensbury, Jon VanDoran and his wife, Chris of Pulaski, TN, his brother in law, Mark Courville of Queensbury; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great-nieces and nephews, several cousins; and his special friends, Ed McDougall and Ed Longley.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Service will take place at 1:15 p.m. immediately following calling hours at the funeral home, with The Reverend Thomas Babiuch officiating.

A Rite of Committal will be held following the service at Union Cemetery.

Donations in Philip’s name may be made out to the C.R. Woods Cancer Center, 102 Park St, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Elizabeth “Betty” LaFay

LaFay, BettyHUDSON FALLS – Elizabeth “Betty” LaFay, 70, of Willow Street, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Born on October 12, 1946, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Carol (Carr) LaFay.

Following her graduation from Hudson Falls High School in 1967, she spent many years taking care of the neighbor’s children.  Betty loved children and felt very fortunate in being able to share and be part of the wonderful memories she helped to create.  For many years, she was also the caregiver to her mother and father, until they passed away.  After their passing, she went to work at the Kingsbury Town Hall as the Assessor’s Clerk.  Betty shared 41 faithful years with the town, until her retirement.  After her retirement, not being able to sit down, Betty began working part time at the Fort Edward Assessor’s office.

She was a member of the Washington County Women’s Republican Club, where at one time, she was Secretary and the Senior Center of Kingsbury & Fort Edward, where she attended the Silver Sneakers.

Betty loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own.  Family was the center of her life.  Betty enjoyed family dinners, weddings, attending all their school functions and spending time with her grand puppy and best friend, Romeo.

Betty was a kind, caring, gentle, giving and supportive lady to her family, friends and community.  She will be missed by all those that knew her.  Not a negative word could be said about Betty, except that she cheated at cards.

She is survived by her siblings, Kathleen Barber and her husband, Dominic “Mickey” of Hudson Falls and Kenneth LaFay and his wife, Janet of Hudson Falls; her nieces and nephews, Kenneth T. La Fountain, Carol Dresser and her husband, Nicholas, David LaFay and his wife, Corrie and Becky Carey and her husband, Bradley; and several cousins.

Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home, with Deacon William Bazinet, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Memorial donations may be sent to the SPCA of Upstate New York, P.O. Box 151, Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or the charity of your choice.


Harold “Hal” Carl Lundgren

Lundgren, Harold 1Lundgren, Harold 2HUDSON FALLS – Harold “Hal” Carl Lundgren of Hudson Falls, passed peacefully into the loving arms of his wife, Phyllis and many beloved family members on Saturday, April 8, 2017, while residing at The Orchard in Granville.

Born September 19, 1923, in Hudson Falls, Hal was the son of the late Carl and Esther (Anderson) Lundgren.

He graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1942 and from the University of Rochester with a degree in accounting.

He served proudly in the Navy as a radioman 1st Class during World War II aboard the USS Albemarle and again during the Korean War aboard the USS Monrovia.

In 1947, he married Phyllis Long of Glens Falls. They remained happily married until Phyllis passed away in 2005.

Hal was employed by the Glens Falls Insurance Company/Continental Insurance Company for 39 years, retiring in 1989 as an Assistant Vice President in the accounting department.

Hal was a lifelong Yankee’s fan and enjoyed bowling and playing golf and was a member of the Tee-Bird Country Club in South Glens Falls. He was also an amateur photographer and enjoyed anything to do with computers. In the 1930’s, he played the Hawaiian steel guitar in the Brayden and Chapman Accordion Band and continued his love for music in the later years by playing not only the Hawaiian steel guitar but also the  folk guitar.

Hal was a supporting member of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church and enjoyed following the weekly services on television.

In addition to his wife and parents, Hal was predeceased by his brothers, Einer and Robert, his sisters, Agnes (Johnson), Alphild Walsh, Edith Lundgren and Anna Whaley and his nieces, Roberta Manning and Janet Lundgren.

Survivors include his son, David Lundgren and his wife, Jean Marie of Hudson Falls and his daughters, Robin Fuller and her husband, Clifford of South Glens Falls and Jane Barron and her husband, Michael of Greenwich; his grandchildren, William Fuller, Serah Lundgren, Jonathan Barron and Alicia Barron; his great grandchildren, Kaelyn Fuller, Haylee Fuller, and newest great grandchild, William Fuller, Jr.; and several other nieces and nephews.

Hal’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at The Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granville, for their kind and loving treatment of him during his stay and especially during the end of life experience.

Friends may call from 4 to 7pm on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. at 68 Main St. Hudson Falls.

A service celebrating the life of Harold will be conducted 11 am, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the funeral home with the Rev. Derek Hansen of the Hudson Falls Methodist Church and the Rev. Michael Plank of the Hudson Falls Presbyterian Church, officiating.

The burial will follow the funeral service at Union Cemetery with full military honors.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorials in Hal’s memory by made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, PO Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or to the television ministry of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church, 227 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Kathleen Ann Smith

Smith, KathleenHUDSON FALLS – Kathleen Ann Smith, 70, of Ferry Street, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.

Born on August 4, 1946, in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Marguerite (Hall) Clark.

On January 10, 1970, she married Leonard W. Smith in Salem.  They shared 47 wonderful years together.

Kathleen was a member of the Greater Glens Falls Bible Baptist Church in Hudson Falls, where she served as the office manager and a teacher for the church and Academy.  She enjoyed her M.O.E Girls Club and various other responsibilities she had at church.

Kathleen enjoyed being in her flower garden and creating and sealing her pressed flowers and playing the piano at home and at church.  She liked being out in nature and taking long walks, camping and scrapbooking.  Most of all, her family and church family were very important to her.

She is survived by her Husband, Leonard W. Smith; her daughter, Cindy M. Smith; her son, Jason L. Smith and his wife, Ricci A. (Hayes) Smith; her grandsons, Ryan Smith and Connor Smith; her brother, John J. Clark and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Monday from 10:30 to 11 am. at the Greater Glens Falls Bible Baptist Church on 1 1/2 West St., Hudson Falls

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. on Monday, at the church, with Pastor Guy G. Goodell, officiating.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Greater Glens Falls Bible Baptist Church, 1 1/2 West St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Jeffrey E. “Spit” Yole

Yole, SpitHUDSON FALLS – Jeffrey E. “Spit” Yole, 55, of Main Street, joined his parents and nephew on April 6, 2017.

Born on September 8, 1961 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Thomas R. and Patricia W. Yole.

Spit graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1980.

He was an accomplished mason in the area, who could be seen driving around town in his blue Chevy pickup.  Spit built many beautiful projects for those that trusted him with his skills.

Spit was the life of the party, who had many friends.  He loved going to Stewart’s to harass the girls.   Spit was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.   He was loved by his many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his nephew, Ian Moreau.

Survivors include his siblings, Susan Kearns and her husband, Gerald of Fort Edward, Barbara Scherer and her husband, Hans of Glens Falls, Diane Yole of Hudson Falls, Thomas “TR” Yole and his wife, Mary of Queensbury, Patricia Barrett of Fort Ann, Lisa Webb of Minoa, Scott Yole of Texas and Mary Beth McCullen and her husband, William of South Glens Falls; 13 nieces and nephews; his uncle, Robert Yole and his wife, Helen of Hudson Falls; and many cousins.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Lilianne Marguerite Kuster

KUSTERKINGSBURY – Lilianne Marguerite Kuster, 83, passed away on March 31, 2017, after a long illness. Her family tenderly cared for her in her final days, at her home in Kingsbury.Lilianne was born on July 21, 1933 in Delémont, Switzerland. Her parents were the late Joseph and Germaine Rossé.

During her childhood, her family moved to Herberstwil.  While a school girl, she met Valentin Kuster. Lilianne and Valentin fell in love and were married in a mountainside chapel. Together they raised four children. In 1979, the Kusters emigrated with three of their four children to a dairy farm in Kingsbury. The family and the farm grew. Lilianne managed the accounting, fed the calves, kept poultry, and maintained extensive flower and vegetable gardens. Her mastery of all domestic arts was truly impressive and she passed many of those skills on to her children and grandchildren. Lilianne was fluent in four languages. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. Lilianne and Valentin loved dancing together and would sometimes travel to Oktoberfests and German dance club meetings. Otherwise, they could be coaxed to dance on any occasion, even in the living room.

Lilianne was predeceased by her sister, Yvette Meister of Matzendorf, Switzerland.

Lilianne is survived by her loving husband Valentin Kuster; her sons, Daniel of Switzerland; Christian and his wife Ruth of Kingsbury; Valentin Joseph and his wife Amy of Kingsbury; her daughter, Maggie Murphy and her husband Michael of Kingsbury; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Michael Kuster, his wife Kathy and their son Christian Blake of Plymouth, North Carolina; William Kuster and Samuel Kuster of Kingsbury; Christina (Kuster) Stuart, her husband Michael and their daughter Maya of Kingsbury; Tessa (Kuster) Hetherington and husband Geoffrey of Charlotte, North Carolina; Dana Kuster, Amelia Dochak and Elena Dochak of Kingsbury and Jennifer Kuster and Joel Kuster of Switzerland;  and her brother in law Hans Meister of Matzendorf, Switzerland; and her nieces and nephew, Marianne Blaser, Lilianne Spätig and Hanspeter Meister of Switzerland.

The Kuster family wishes to thank the many professionals who cared for Lilianne throughout her illness, particularly: Dr. John Stoutenburg, Rebecca Freligh and the staff at CR Wood Cancer Center; the Glens Falls Hospital Infusion Center; the staff at Glens Falls Hospital Tower Two; Dr. Richard Stone, Ilene Galinsky and the clinical trial team at Dana-Farber, Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, Boston, MA; and High Peaks Hospice.

Arrangements have been made with Carleton Funeral Home, Hudson Falls.

There will be no calling hours. A celebration of Lilianne’s life will be announced at a future date.

Memorial donations may be made to the CR Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Henry A. Coulombe

Coulombe, HenryHUDSON FALLS – Henry A. Coulombe, 71, of Hudson Falls, passed away on April 4, 2017, at Albany Medical Hospital.

Born on February 7, 1946, in Burlington, VT, he was the son of George and Pauline Coulombe Bombard.

Henry proudly served in the U.S. Army Engineers, in the Vietnam War.

In 1989, Henry was united in marriage to Priscilla Knobel, in Hudson Falls.

He retired from Hill and Markes in Amsterdam.

Henry was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, restoring muscle cars, and was a past member of “Memories on Wheels” Car Club.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Priscilla Coulombe of Hudson Falls; his children, Kristina Burger and her husband, Mike of Adams, Christopher Irish of Round Lake, Janet Abbott and her husband Joe of Belleville, and Thomas Irish and his wife, Katie of Schuylerville; his grandchildren and great grandchild; his siblings, Donald “Butch” Coulombe and his wife, Reta of California, Armond Dion and his wife, Pam of North Carolina, John Dion of Amsterdam, Paul Dion and is wife, Vickie of Amsterdam, Cathy Nowlcki and her husband, Chuck of Amsterdam, and Pauline Slot and her husband John of Rensselaerville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church at 30 La Cross St in Hudson Falls.

A funeral service will take place immediately following calling hours at 12 p.m. at church, with the Reverend Paul Mead officiating.

A burial, with military honors, will take place on Friday, at 2 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Duell Rd in the town of Stillwater.

Donations in Henry’s name may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Leo Obrien Bldg, 1 Clinton Square, Albany, NY 12207.

Sandra (Juckett) Benson

Benson, SandraHUDSON FALLS – Sandra (Juckett) Benson, 78, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on November 18, 1938, in Hudson Falls, he was the daughter of the late Donald and Gladys (Wells) Juckett.

Sandra received her bachelor’s in secondary education from Albany State. She taught school until she began to raise her family. In later years, she returned to the school system and started working in the administrative office, and ended her career as a secretary at Maple Street School.

Her husband, Gary Benson passed away on July 19, 2014, after 53 years of marriage.

Sandra was a member of the United Methodist Church, she was very active in the United Methodist Woman, served as church treasure for many years, and was active in all aspects of church life.

Survivors include, her children, Jeffrey Benson and his wife, Holly of Durkeetown, Stacey Benson Doty and her husband, Rick of Fort Edward, and Lori Benson of Fort Edward; her grandchildren, Sara Morgan Pulver, Jasmine Doty, Ethan Doty, and Molly Doty; her two brothers, Donald Juckett and his wife, Rosemary of Springfield, VA, and Lynn Juckett and his wife, Karen of Little Rock, AR; a sister in law, Donna Keck of Athol; her very close cousin, Carolyn Dorrance of South Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church at 227 Main Street, with the Reverend Derek Hansen, officiating.

The burial will take place later in the spring at Moss Street Cemetery.

Donations in Sandra’s name may be made out to St. Jude’s, 2 Pine West Plaza #202, Albany, NY 12205; or the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church Skye Farm Campership Fund, 227 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839; or Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Geraldine (Infield) LaPoint

LaPointFORT EDWARD – Geraldine (Infield) LaPoint, 94, formerly of Burgoyne Avenue, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center in Lenox, MA.

Born on June 26, 1922 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Lena (Bombard) Infield.

Geraldine was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School, class of 1939. The following year, on November 21, 1940, she married Harlan LaPoint at St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls. He passed away on March 7, 2007, after 67 wonderful years of marriage.

Geraldine worked at the Hudson Falls Central School cafeteria and the Fort Hudson Health Care
Facility food service. She loved both jobs, as it gave her the opportunity to interact with children and the elderly.

Geraldine was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church and belonged to the Court Mater Dei Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the 60 Plus Senior Citizens of Hudson Falls and Fort Edward.

Her enjoyments included bowling, knitting, playing cards and performing in various minstrel shows in the area. Geraldine loved singing in the minstrel group while her husband, Harlan played the guitar.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her two sisters, Dorothy Smith and Leona Hubbard and her four brothers, Donald Infield, William Infield, Gerald Infield and Harold Infield.

Surviors include her son, David LaPoint and his wife, Joyce of Fort Mill, SC: her two daughters, Sister Maria Jude, CSJ of McSherrystown, PA and Pamela Mackie and her husband, David of Lenox MA; her three grandchildren, Kari Pons and her husband, Rob of Mashpee, MA, Jeffrey LaPoint and his wife, Catherine of Charlotte, NC and Sean Mackie and his fiancée, Lani of Taunton, MA: three great-grandchildren, Bryce LaPoint of Charlotte, NC, Christopher Pons of Mashpee, MA, and Megan Pons of Mashpee, MA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls, NY.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, April 7, 2017, following the calling hour at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will follow at Union Cemetery in the Town of Fort Edward.

In lieu of flowers, the Family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., PO Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or to St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, 11 Wall Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Frederic “Fred” Chase

Chase, FredARGYLE – Frederic “Fred” Chase, 71, of Gilchrist Road, passed away on March 30, 2017, after a number of years of poor health.

Born on February 26, 1946 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Henry B. and Elizabeth (Albee) Chase.

Fred graduated from South Glens Falls High School in 1964 and from the State University of Oswego in 1969.   As a young boy, he was active in the Glens Falls Little League and with the Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

After graduating from college, Fred taught school for a few years at Shenendehowa Middle School, Glens Falls High School and Adirondack Community College.   While still in college, he found a love of photography and because of this, he established his own photography business.  Chase Photography operated for the next 19 years at the location of his childhood home, 179 Main Street in South Glens Falls.   In 1990, Fred had a new studio building constructed on Route 9, just south of the village of South Glens Falls and operated there until his retirement in October 2001.   Besides being a commercial photographer for 30 years, he branched into the field of computer graphics and owned and operated Executive Graphics & Communications, Inc., until his retirement.

Fred was active in the community all his life and served as an original board member of the Moreau Community Center, President of the Moreau Jaycees, President of the South Glens Falls Rotary Club and President of the Capital Champlain Section of the Professional Photographers Society of New York.

Fred’s biggest feeling of pride came from knowing his two daughters went onto good universities and ultimately good careers.  Amy Quigley, his oldest daughter is now a stay at home mother of three boys, Mason Chase Quigley, Carter Wells Quigley and Knox David Quigley.  Andrea Glasgow, his youngest daughter is Vice President and General Counsel of Evan Energy Investment, LC and mother of one son, Wade Harrison Glasgow and one daughter, Eliza Jean Glasgow.   Both daughters reside with their husbands, and children in Richmond, Virginia.

Fred’s outside interests were varied and included woodworking, golf, traveling, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing, sailing, flying and boating.   His real love was that of the water and annually looked forward to time spent fishing in the north woods of Maine, boating on Lake George and most recently exploring the New York Canal System and Lake Champlain.

Fred was predeceased by both his parents, Henry B and Elizabeth A. Chase, as well as both his sisters, Jean Crossman and Mabel Ashline.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Chase; one brother, Henry F. Chase of Lake Luzerne; his daughter, Amy Quigley and her husband, Brian and their three sons; his other daughter, Andrea Glasgow and her husband, Ryan and their son and daughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Donations in Fred’s memory may be made to the Boy Scout Camp Wakpominee Alumni Association, C/O 253 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

At Fred’s request, there will be no calling hours, but all friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Monday April 3rd at 3 o’clock at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., in Hudson Falls with the Rev. Michael Plank, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls officiating.

Fred and his family wish to extend a very sincere thank you to everyone that has been instrumental in his journey.  “Clear sailing my friend.”

David “UNK” Plude

Plude, David - Keep bike in photoQUEENSBURY – David “UNK” Plude, 71, of Queensbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends, on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Born on March 12, 1946, in Buffalo, he was the son of the Late Guyle and Evelyn Jane (Gandrow) Plude.

David was employed by Native Textiles in Glens Falls for over 35 years.

He enjoyed camping, cards, sports, fishing. He was an avid Yankee and Giants fans. Most of all he enjoyed riding his three-wheeled bicycle, and stopping to visit friends. He was a likeable soul who always wanted to make people laugh.

In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his three brothers, Guyle Plude, Frances Plude, and Albert Plude; his sisters, Joan Pond, and Carol Hurley.

Survivors include, his two brothers, Richard Plude and his wife, Fran of Whitehall, John Plude and his wife, Carol of Queensbury; his sisters, Linda Eggleston and her husband, Jack of Dresdon, Bonnie Plude and her companion, Robert Anderson of Hudson Falls; several beloved nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great grand nieces and nephews; and his many friends, who he thought of as family. He is also survived by his baby boy, Jester the Cat.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Prayers will immediately follow calling hours at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in David’s name may be made out to High Peaks Hospice, 79 Glenwood Ave, Queensbury, NY, 12804, or a charity of one’s choice.