GLENS FALLS — Edgar J. "Junior" Viger Jr., 71, of Glens Falls, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 5, 2011, at his home.

Born Jan. 2, 1940, in Witherbee, N.Y., he was the son of the late Edgar J. and Helen J. (Trybendis) Viger Sr.

For 26 years, Junior was a dedicated employee at Binches, later known as Native Textiles in Glens Falls, working as a frame operator.

Junior was always there to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed stock car races, was an avid fisherman, knowing the Hudson River like the back of his hand. He especially enjoyed fishing with his brothers, and Buddy Ringer. One of Juniors secret fishing spots was Slate Bottom. He was loved by his family, who will deeply miss him.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Marion (Harvey) Viger who passed away in 1989; also by one brother, Alfred "Big Al" Viger who passed away in 1999.

Survivors include his daughter, Robin Shanteau and her husband, Melvin, and their two children, Tabitha and Justin, all of Midkiff, W. Va. ; three sisters: Joanie Bailey of Glens Falls, Jean Wood and her husband, Herbie, of Warrensburg, and Cindy Burt of South Glens Falls; three brothers: Joe Viger and his wife, Sissy, of Queensbury, Lucky Viger and his wife, Bobbi, of Glens Falls, and Philip Viger and his wife, Judy, of Wilton; several nieces and nephews, with special mention to nieces, Tiffany Viger and Echolee Burt; and many dear friends.

Friends may call upon the family Saturday, Jan. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury.

Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Bob Wubbenhorst, retired deacon, officiating.

Burial will take place at St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Queensbury, in the spring at a time to be announced.

Donations, in memory of Junior, may be made toWest Glens Falls Emergency Squad, 86 Luzerne Road, Queensbury, NY 12804 or West Glens Falls Fire Department, 33 Luzerne Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Phil and Judy wishes to thank the Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home for helping to give Junior a proper burial.

Condolences may be e-mailed through">, or mailed to Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804.

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my sincere sympathy to joanie and the whole family. i know junior will be sorely missed by all. may god be with you all. jackie liapes

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