SOUTH GLENS FALLS - James W. VanGuilder Sr., 77, formerly of Bluebird Road, passed away, Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on Aug. 23, 1927, in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Charles and Marsalene (Bushea) VanGuilder.
Mr. VanGuilder served in the United States Army during World War II.
His first wife, Clara Stone, died in 1992.
He worked for Hercules, Inc., formerly in Queensbury, Signs of Progress, formerly in South Glens Falls, and then as a self employed electrician.
Mr. VanGuilder enjoyed fishing, hunting and computers.
Besides his parents and first wife, he was predeceased by his brother, Tom VanGuilder, who died in the line of duty during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce VanGuilder of Argyle; four sons: James VanGuilder Jr. and his wife, Jennie, of North Carolina, Richard VanGuilder and his wife, Phyllis, of Kingsbury, Gaylord VanGuilder and his wife, Petrina, of Georgetown, Ky., and Bruce VanGuilder and his wife, Debby, of Hudson Falls; three daughters, Marilyn Barak of Kyle, Texas, Joan Crofutt and her husband, Erby, of Georgetown, Ky. and Irma VanGuilder and her fiance, Jeffery Hamblin, of Glens Falls; five stepsons, Robert Mattison, Michael Mattison, Raymond Mattison, Jeffrey Mattison and David Mattison; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles VanGuilder and his wife, Debbie, of Queensbury, Harry VanGuilder and his wife, Dorothy, of Glens Falls and Alfred VanGuilder and his wife, Rita ,of South Glens Falls; three sisters, Lucy Stark of Corinth, Mildred Munchback and her husband, Richard, of Galway, and Elizabeth Cooper and her husband, Les, of Corinth; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Scott Smith, pastor of the Hudson Falls First Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial, with military honors, provided by American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Middle Granville.
Following the graveside services there will be a gathering at the Hudson Falls First Baptist Church Hall.
The family suggests memorial donations be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220 or American Alzheimer's Association, Capital District Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206-2083.