Katherine “Kay” (Corsall) Clear

ClearLAKE GEORGE – Katherine “Kay” (Corsall) Clear, 85, formerly of Hudson Falls and more recently of Lake George, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at her home on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

 Born on July 7, 1929, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline (Massaro) Corsall.

 Kay grew up in Fort Edward and received her high school diploma from Fort Edward Union Free High School.

On August 19, 1951, she married James B. Clear at St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward. After 34 wonderful years of marriage, he passed away on April 17, 1985.

Kay’s Italian heritage and her faith were very important to her.   She was a wonderful Italian cook and loved to solve puzzles and word searches. Kay also enjoyed watching old movies and listening to the Three Tenors. She loved living at the Village, where she attended many social gatherings. Kay cherished the wonderful memories that were made with her friends.   She was fortunate to be able to stay at home to raise her six children. She was a loving mom, grandmother and great grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Carmel Parisi.

Kay is survived by her six children, Vivian LaRose and her husband, Larry, Sr. of Fort Edward, Paulette Pelkey and her husband Henry of South Glens Falls, Marianne Rourke of Clark Summit, PA, Jim Clear and his wife, Jill of Queensbury, Patrick Clear and his significant other, Rose Brancati of Lake Luzerne and Joseph Clear of Fort Edward; six grandchildren, Dan Rourke and his wife, Katie, Larry LaRose, Jr. and his wife, Liz, Heather Kuehl and her husband, Brian, Katy Clear and her fiancé, Tom, Todd Clear and Austin Clear; four great grandchildren, Kaelyn Rourke, Kendall Rourke, Jackson LaRose and Riley Kuehl; one sister, Connie Barber and her husband, Ray of Lake George; her brother Joseph Corsall and his wife, Elaine of Fort Edward; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

Rite of Committal will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Fort Edward.

Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to give a special thanks to her Ledgeview neighbors and friends for their kindness, generosity and longtime friendship.

Helene Julia (O’Brien) Heed

HUDSON FALLS – Helene Julia (O’Brien) Heed, 90, died peacefully on Thursday, December 18, 2014, of complications from Alzheimer ’s disease at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.  In her death, she gave the gift of life by donating her body to Albany Medical College.

Born on August 18, 1924, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late John and Lena  (McKinney) O’Brien.

Helene was a graduate of Fort Edward High School and Albany Business College.

She retired from McPhillips Insurance Agency.  Helene enjoyed a long retirement with her beloved husband, Edward, until he passed away in 2000.  They enjoyed traveling, walking, golfing and visiting with family and friends.

Helene was also a longtime volunteer at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Mary “Sis” Bromley and her brother, John O’Brien.

She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Heed and her spouse, Lori Blair and Joan Tierney; her grandson, Christopher Tierney; many nieces and nephews; and her sister in law, Jackie O’Brien.

In the spring of 2015, there will be memorial calling hours scheduled.

Helen will be buried at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward at a later date.

Her family would like to express their profound gratitude to the loving staff at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility, where she received excellent care during her last few years of life.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Fort Hudson Foundation, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

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

Eileen E. Cook

Cook, EileenGLENS FALLS – Eileen E. Cook, 57, of Davis Street, went into the arms of the Lord, at her home on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, after a short illness.

Born on May 18, 1958 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Delia (Streeter) Cook.

Eileen attended Hudson Falls High School and was employed as a certified nurse assistant at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility and CR Bard in Queensbury.

She loved her Green Bay Packers and was an avid Mets fan, but her greatest love was her four grandchildren.  Eileen also enjoyed bingo, collecting elephants and listening to music, especially Journey and Chicago.  She loved life and did whatever she could, to make others happy.

Besides her parents, Eileen was predeceased by her uncle, Ralph Cook.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Timothy Cook and his significant other, Kayla St. John of West Glens Falls and Rebecca Beaty and her husband, John of Glens Falls; her four grandchildren, Cierra Beaty, Hannah Beaty, Aubrie Beaty and Cameron Cook; her brother, David Cook and his significant other, Brandie Duckett of Hudson Falls; one niece and nephew; and many cousins.

A Celebration of Eileen’s Life will be held at Rebecca’s home at a future date.

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

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

Alice M. Kinderman

HUDSON FALLS – Alice M. Kinderman, 87, of School Street,  passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at home after a long illness.

Born on August 17, 1927, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Florence (Warren) Brown.

In 1944, she graduated from Hudson Falls High School.

On September 7, 1947, she married Alexander Kinderman at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls. He passed away on December 15, 2003.

From 1964 to her retirement in 1990, Alice was a secretary at Adirondack Community College in Queensbury.

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church.

Her greatest joy was the time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by her brothers, Paul Brown and Robert Brown and her sister, Florence Purdy.

Survivors include her three children, Susan M. Kinderman of Hudson Falls, Alan Kinderman and his wife Janet of Hudson Falls and Mark Kinderman and  his wife Deborah of Whitesboro; her grandchildren, Jason Kinderman and his fiancé, Brooke, Brandon Kinderman and his wife Annie, Andrea Kinderman and her husband, Mike Galeno, Andrew Kinderman and his wife Allison, Travis Kinderman and Reed Kinderman and his wife, Savanah and a great grandson Alexander Kinderman.

All services will be private.

Alice’s family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Diabetes Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12205,  The Glens Falls Association for the Hearing Impaired, 71 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury, NY, 12804 or the animal related charity of your choice.

Alice’s family would like to thank Nancy Bradley for her wonderful loving care of their mother over the past two years.  Nancy is considered one of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Stanley E. Sunderland

SunderlandFORT EDWARD – Stanley E. Sunderland, 65, of Fort Edward, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on January 24, 1949, in Saratoga Springs, he was the son of Dorothy (Dominy) Sunderland and the late Dwight Sunderland.

Stanley was a US Army veteran, serving in Germany.

On May 15, 1971, he married Margaret Wall, at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.

After 43 years of service, he retired from SCA Paper in Fort Edward.

Stanley loved camping, fishing and being with family.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Sunderland of Fort Edward; his daughters, Michelle Realejo and her partner Paulo Matias of New Bedford, MA and Heather La Marque of Hudson Falls; his grandchildren, Eric Sunderland, Gavin Realejo and Owen La Marque; his sisters, Karen Sunderland of Nevada, Linda Sunderland of Saratoga Springs and Kim Anderson of Saratoga Springs; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his son in law, Tom La Marque of Fort Edward.

Friends may call on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Burial with military honors will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

Stanley’s family suggests memorial donations be made to a veteran’s charity of your choice.

Ronald R. Pike

PikeHUDSON FALLS – Ronald R. Pike, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014, at home.

Born August 19, 1949,  in Corinth, he was the son of Robertine (Tennant) Uline and the late Clarence Pike.

Ronald graduated from Corinth High School.

He served with the United States Army in the 1970’s.

On Dec 10, 2011 Ronald married Martha A. Cutter in Hudson Falls.

Ronald was retired from the Glens Falls Hospital after many years of service.

He enjoyed fishing, wood working and watching football. Because he enjoyed he collected Dale Earnhardt Jr. memorabilia.  He loved the company of his four legged friends, Buddy and Bella

Survivors include his wife, Martha A. Pike of Hudson Falls; his mother, Robertine (Tennant) Uline of Saratoga; his step son, John Cutter of Glens Falls; his sisters, Linda Kirby and her husband, Bill of Hadley, Lorraine Salls and her husband, Leonard of Greenwich, Lucy Haring and her husband, Rob of Ormond Beach, Florida; his brother, Dickie Pike of West Virginia; two step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; as well as many sisters and brothers in law, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

Eugene Francis “Frank” LaMoy Jr.

LaMoy Old HUDSON FALLS – Eugene Francis “Frank” LaMoy Jr. was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Dec. 6th 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on October 5, 1941, he was the son of the late Helen Irene (Flint) LaMoy and Eugene Francis LaMoy Sr.

Frank grew up in Glens Falls, graduating high school in 1960. He married Patricia Ann (Waite) LaMoy on April 8, 1960. Together they raised four children who he adored.

LaMoy YoungIn his younger years, Frank piloted aircrafts at Gorham Municipal Airport in New Hampshire.    He was a skilled craftsman, building several houses in the Kingsbury area with his close friend, Joseph Trackey.  Frank and his step-father, Charles Clark constructed large industrial boilers all around the New England area, including the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant in Vernon, VT.   Frank worked at and retired from Encore after 25 years as an accomplished pipe fitter.

Camping, fishing, boating and hunting are some of Frank’s many hobbies.    He was a proud member of The Owls Hunting Club in North Hudson.   The friendships Frank made, he held dear to his heart.      His love of fishing was passed on to his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Patricia; their children, daughter, Elizabeth (Donald) Hewitt, son, Frank LaMoy, daughter, Stacia (Robert) Bonanno and son, Jason (Connie) LaMoy; sister, Jane (Richard) Choquette; grandchildren, Grant (Leslie) LaMoy, Dan (Holly) Hewitt, Matthew Hewitt, David Hewitt, Ryan Hewitt, Felicia Bonanno, Anthony Bonanno, Corey LaMoy, Parker Gugliotta, Nathan Bonanno, Adam Bonanno, Gianna LaMoy, Ivie LaMoy, and Jett LaMoy; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, a nephew and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, following the calling hours, at The Church of the Messiah, 296 Glen St. Glens Falls, with Father Karl Griswold-Kuhn, Rector officiating.

Burial will be in the spring at Moss Street Cemetery, Route 4 in the town of Kingsbury.

The family requests donations be made to a charity of his or her own choice.

A special thanks to the doctors and caring staff at Glens Falls Hospital.

Stella O. Dumont Couglar

Couglar Old Couglar YoungHUDSON FALLS – Stella O. Dumont Couglar – On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, a great sorrow was brought upon our family with the loss of our mother. Stella, known to us as Gram consistently supported her family with getting through the challenges life brings.  She was an individual who dreamed big and jumped into new experiences head first and then worked extremely hard to succeed once she realized what she had undertaken.  Her dining room table was always surrounded by family and friends, and while she wasn’t a “hugger”, you always knew she loved you and accepted you.

Gram attended school during the 30’s and 40’s in Glens Falls and spoke fondly of her simple childhood on the eastside, including all the hijinks she and her 6 siblings were known for.  She married our father George Henry Dumont at the original St. Alphonsus church on August 9, 1942.  During WWII, she worked in a Bridgeport CT airplane assembly factory as an infamous “Rosie the Riveter”.  She always reminisced of the golden age of Glens Falls, after WWII, with its theatres, bustling stores and hometown spirit.  On December 28, 1960, she was no stranger to loss herself as she lost our father and six months later, she lost her 8 year old son, our brother, Gary Fredrick Dumont.  Those tragedies are what helped make her so strong and accepting.  In 1963 she and some of her children were photographed for an article about the Hudson River at Cooper’s Cave in “National Geographic”.   In the 1970’s and 1980’s she owned and operated The Voyager restaurant and Stony Hill Cottages in Lake George and Estelle D’s restaurant in downtown Glens Falls.  She absolutely loved being in business for herself, though she often worked 18 hour days.  She retired in 1988 and until this past summer, she maintained her own yard and flower gardens.

In her 70’s she jumped rope with her grandchildren despite her “damn ankle”, in her 80’s she went tubing on Glen Lake and when she was 90 she rode a mechanical bull at a family graduation party (with some of us holding our breath in fear she would get tossed).  She was never wanting to be the center of attention but always took the challenge we put in front of her.  She continued to be very strong throughout her life, something she attributed to her Danish heritage.  She always considered herself lucky and over her lifetime she had collected hundreds of real four-leaf clovers.

Stella Oline was born on McDonald St., on January 14, 1923, to Haakon Jharl and Astrid Amelia (Sommer) Antonsen, their fourth child.  Her siblings:  Edith Carlisle, and Haakon, Olaf & Elmer Antonsen all predeceased her.  Her sisters Thelma Edgerly and Ruth Dumas survive her and she is also survived by her brother Elmer’s widow, Hannelore Antonsen, and their families.

Stella leaves behind her four loving children, Linda Jackoski and her husband Roger, Patricia Carl and her husband Edward, George (Georgie), and Dianna Underwood and her children’s father, Ronald.  She had 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild with another on the way, all too numerous to individually mention, but were no less loved greatly by “Gram”.

Mom was the heart and soul of this family and a true inspiration to us all.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

A celebration of her life will be this Saturday at 5 p.m., at no other place than her home, where we find the most comfort in dealing with our loss.

In lieu of flowers or donations, simply plan a dinner of your favorite comfort foods and cherish the time you have with special people in your own life.  If Mom taught us anything, it is that simply having dinner together at a big table, makes life just that much better, at least for that hour or two.  With all the time we had with her, we all wish there was one more “Let me know when you can come down for dinner.”

Charles Blaine Carpenter

Carpenter, CharlesFORT EDWARD – Charles Blaine Carpenter, 76, of Fort Edward, passed away surrounded by his loving children at his home, on Monday, December 8, 2014, after a long illness.

Born on January 4, 1938 in Ticonderoga, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Catherine E. (Lambert) Carpenter.

Blaine attended Fort Edward Schools and on February 24, 1960, he married Barbara Orton.     They spent 47 wonderful years together raising their family before she passed away on August 15, 2007. 

For 40 years, he was employed as a machine operator at Decora Manufacturing in Fort Edward.  Blaine took wonderful care of his family, many times working several jobs to give them what they needed.  His family was the center of his life.  Blaine went above and beyond to be a caring and loving husband and father.  

He was also an excellent mechanic.  Blaine was good with his hands and could fix any engine that was brought before him.   He loved motor sports, snowmobiling, motor cycles and driving race cars his whole life.    His passion for anything with a motor was passed on to his family.

Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his siblings, Monica Bellephine, John Carpenter, Paul Carpentier and an infant brother, Thomas Carpenter.

Survivors include his children, Edward Carpenter and his wife, Anne of Fort Edward, Michael Carpenter of Fort Edward, Rosemary Koehler and her husband, Craig of Gansevoort and Kimberly Veen and her husband, Eric of Queensbury; his grandchildren, Blaine Carpenter and his fiancee, Lisa Overstrom, Jennie Carpenter, Heidi Lynn Carpenter, Michael Raymond Carpenter, Monica and Keith Hogan and Emma Koehler; his sister, Joan Havens of Boston, MA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

The family wishes to thank Dr.Stoutenburg, Elaine Williams and the nurses from Fort Hudson, Krista, Matt and Joe, for all the wonderful care and compassion given to Blaine and his family.

Memorial donations in Blaine’s name may be made to Gateway House of Peace, Inc., 479 Rowland St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Beatrice L. Plude

PludeHUDSON FALLS—Beatrice Louise “Bea” Plude, a longtime resident of LaBarge Street, died Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the Fort Hudson Healthcare Facility. She was 86.  

She was born in Hudson Falls on March 31, 1928, the daughter of Wilfred and Mildred Deyette Bechard.  

On Sept. 4, 1954, Mrs. Plude married Donald J. Plude and moved into the house he built himself at 33 LaBarge Street. They lived there together for 29 years, until Mr. Plude’s death in 1983. She lived there for another 26 years before entering the nursing home—55 years in all.  

From the mid 1970s to the early ’80s, Mr. and Mrs. Plude enjoyed taking trips in their Winnebago with their family. They could often be found at campgrounds in the Adirondacks and at local parades, with friends in tow or around the campfire.  

In later years, Mrs. Plude could often be seen sitting on the front stoop of her house or in the driveway in nice weather with her son Michael, who has Down syndrome, and waving to and chatting with neighbors and passersby. For many years, Mrs. Plude took care of Michael at the family home. She had a warm and bright smile and a good sense of humor and loved a good hotdog.  

Mrs. Plude especially enjoyed scholastic wrestling. For many years after her son Jeffrey was a high school wrestler, she could be seen at area matches and tournaments in the front row cheering on the Hudson Falls Tiger grapplers. She regularly attended the Hudson Falls High School wrestling banquets and presented the annual sportsmanship award to the winner. She herself was awarded a plaque as the #1 Fan by the 1995-96 team.  

Her other sport was professional baseball. An avid Yankees fan, Mrs. Plude rarely missed a game on television in the 1980s and ’90s and attended games at the old Yankee Stadium several times. She also liked to do crossword puzzles and take bus trips with other seniors. She was a past member of the Hudson Falls/Fort Edward 60 Plus Senior Citizens and a member of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.  

Her parents, her husband, a half brother Richard Gregory, and two sisters, Doris Costanzo and Shirley Ball, all died before her.  

Survivors include her sons, Jeffrey Plude and his wife, Karen, of Glens Falls, and Michael Plude of Granville; her stepson, Ronald Plude of Plano, Texas; her stepgrandsons, Scott and Matthew Plude, both of California; her half sister, Joyce Hammond of Queensbury; her half brothers, Marvin Gregory of Glens Falls and Raymond Gregory and his wife, Linda, of Hudson Falls; her sisters-in-law, Lois Plude of Lusby, Maryland, Marlyn Bray and her husband, Dana, of Queensbury, and Roanne Messier of Virginia; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.  

Services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, following the calling hours. Burial will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Edward.   

Donations may be made in Mrs. Plude’s memory to the National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10012, or at www.ndss.org.


Lorraine V. Willette

LAKE GEORGE – Lorraine V. Willette, 85, of Ledgeview Dr. passed away at the Glens Falls Hospital on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Born on Dec. 5, 1928, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Eva (Colburn) Willette.

Lorraine was a 1946 graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

She began her career in the personnel department at Union Bag and Paper Co. which became Arkell and Smiths, formerly in Moreau.  After working a total of 19 years for those companies, Lorraine worked 27 years as a secretary for Kamyr, Inc. of Glens Falls, which became Ahlstrom.

For many years, she was a Hudson Falls resident and a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, until moving to Lake George.  After moving, she was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls.

Her enjoyments included reading, sewing and embroidery.  Lorraine also loved going to restaurants, being around family and friends.  She was full of joy and laughter and loved going for walks, and a day full of sunshine.

In addition to her parents, her sisters, Betty LaPierre and Joan T. Willette and her brother, Gerald L. Willette, Sr., also died before her.

Survivors include six nephews, Gerald L. Willette, Jr. of Fort Ann, Peter M. Willette of South Glens Falls, Paul Willette of Albany, Thomas Willette and his wife, Diane, of Albany, John Willette and his family of Texas and Bruce LaPierre and his wife, Nancy and their family, of Queensbury; two nieces, Mary Dodgen and her husband, John, of Sand Springs, OK and Bernadette Harrow, and her husband, Jack, of NC; and many cousins, great nieces, and great nephews.

Friends are welcome to call from 6 to 8 pm on Friday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. at 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, 62 Warren Street in Glens Falls.

The Rite of Committal will take place at St. Paul’s Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Mary’s Church in 62 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Philip J. Smith, Sr

Smith, philipHUDSON FALLS – Philip J. Smith, Sr., 79, of Circular Drive, went into the arms of the Lord on Monday, December 1, 2014, at his home.

Born November 10, 1935 in Kingsbury, he was the son of the later Jim and Ellen (Lewis) Smith.

Philip graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1953.

On September 8, 1956, he married Phyllis Maranville at the Gospel Lighthouse Church by the Reverend Canterbury. They met in 1953, through activities at the church.

Philip was employed by General Electric for 38 years at the Hudson Falls and Fort Edward plants. He also drove school bus for Hudson Falls School for 15 years, where he was known for being strict but fair to his passengers.

He was a car enthusiast, who loved to drive anything. Philip had a 1983 Olds and a 1973 Grand Prix.   He enjoyed watching his New York Yankee’s baseball and had an impressive hat collection, that was only rivaled by his son’s collection. He loved his family most of all and was protective of them.   Philip was a lifelong member of the Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Hudson Falls. He was devoted to his faith and his church. Philip had a passion for his faith in the Lord.

Besides his parents, Philip was predeceased by his daughter, Joan Marie Duckett, and his sister, Mary Louise Fish.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Phyllis Smith of Hudson Falls; his son, Philip Smith, Jr. and his wife, Tana of Stillwater; his six grandchildren, Andrew Smith, Brett Smith, Sarah Vannier, Ashley Wade, Jessica Duckett, and Joshua Duckett; his great grandchild, Avante Duckett; his nephew, Neal Fish; and his cousins “The Smith Brothers”.

There will be no calling hours.

At the family’s request, a private gathering will be held for the immediate family.

All letters of sympathy and donations may be sent to Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 30 La Cross Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839.

A private burial will be held at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Raymond A. Sherlock

SherlockHUDSON FALLS – Raymond A. Sherlock , 88, of Englewood, FL and Hudson Falls, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at his daughters home, following a long illness.

Born August 31, 1926 in Hartford, he was the son of the late George F. and Lena Muzzy Shirlock.

Ray was one of 13 children. He grew up farming and when he was 17 he left the farm to serve his country. He joined the United States Navy at the Naval Training Station in Sampson on November 2, 1943. He was assigned to the USS ATTU. Most of his service time was spent in the South Pacific where he earned the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He was honorably discharged in Boston, MA on May 18, 1946

After his time in the Navy, Ray did not want to return to the farm in VT, so he went to live with his oldest sister in Fort Edward. He worked at various jobs and especially enjoyed carpentry. He built several houses in the area. One winter when carpenter work was slow, he took a “temporary” position hauling milk for the Hillman Bros. and Fort Edward Express. This position became a full-time profession and Ray spent the next 35 years driving tractor-trailer around the United States. He continued carpentry work during the evenings and weekends, and upon retirement from truck driving in September of 1987, he once again returned to building homes. Ray started his own company, Sherlock Builders, where he and his son, Rick, built and remodeled a great many homes until he again retired in 2009. After his retirement, he spent the winters in Florida and in November of 2012 he moved to Englewood, FL.

On October 18, 1957, Ray married Marian Moley of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. They moved to upstate New York where they settled in Hudson Falls to raise their family. They did a lot of traveling over the years and brought their children along on many of their trips.

In later years, Ray and Marian decided to put their camper on Trout Lake, where they spent many memorable summers.

Marian passed away on December 4, 2003

Ray was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in South Glens Falls, the VFW Post 6196 in Queensbury and the Newcomb Sportsman’s Club.

In addition to his wife and parents, Ray was predeceased by most of his siblings.

Survivors include his son, Richard Sherlock of Burnt Hills and his wife, Ellen and their children, Mia and Ian, his daughter, Patricia Monroe of Hudson Falls and her husband, Ken, and their children Abigail Wells, Brian Wells and Kendrick Monroe, his daughter, Donna Winchell of Hudson Falls and her husband, Scott, and their children Emily, Ken, Scott and Brandon; two great granddaughters, Brielle Winchell and Mackenna Monroe; his children from a previous marriage, Steven (Skip) Sherlock, Susan Eggleston, Warren Sherlock, Jerry Sherlock, Jeffrey Sherlock and Mark Sherlock; his brother in law, Frank Moley and his wife, Joan, and their children Susan, Francis and John; his hunting buddies, Dan, Del and Karl; his fiancé, Pat Zucker of Englewood, FL; and his fishing friends, Dave and Larry.   Friends may call Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, at 8:45 a.m., at the funeral home.

Burial will follow the services at 10:30 a.m., at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Veterans Cemetery, in the town of Stillwater.

Memorial donations may be sent to High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, 79 Glenwood Ave., 2nd Floor, Queensbury, New York 12804.