QUEENSBURY — Edward G. LaPoint, of Queensbury, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2018 at Fort Hudson Nursing home, with his family by his side.
He is predeceased by his parents, George LaPoint and Lucille Whalen LaPoint.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Garvin LaPoint of 63 years; his sister, Kathleen LaPoint Allen and her husband, Don, of South Carolina; Paul and Charlotte LaPoint of South Glens Falls; and Mike and Eliza LaPoint of Whitehall; his sons, Edward K. LaPoint of Cleverdale, David LaPoint of Queensbury and John LaPoint and his wife, Carol Pechtel LaPoint, of South Glens Falls; and his three grandchildren, Erin LaPoint of Glens Falls, Sam LaPoint and his fiancé, Taylor Leden, of Latham and Logan LaPoint and Maddie Derrick of South Glens Falls. He had two great-grandchildren, Satine and William; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1953, then went on to serve in the United States Marine Corp. He married Carol in August of 1955. He was a successful business owner, an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He was a founding member of Fenimore Hunting club. He served on South Glens Falls Government as village trustee. He was also scoutmaster for St. Michaels Troop 102 for over a decade. He was exceptionally proud of his Eagle Scouts. Eventually, he retired from The Department of NYS Parks and Recreation as well as The U.S. Navy Seabee Reserves. He served in Guantanamo Bay and Guam. In retirement, he worked in maintenance for The Glens Falls Country Club. He loved being surrounded by family and would light up whenever anyone came to visit. He was well known and loved for his sense of humor, devotion to his family and beloved pets. He was always smiling and was a kind, loving, compassionate, loyal man.
The family would like to thank Ruth Fish, NP.; Gwen Roland, LMSW; Ed’s niece, Kassie Leal; his aides, Amanda, Dawn, Rose, Crystal, Jason, Julie and Tina; as well as Warren County Project Lifesaver. We would also like to thank Fort Hudson Nursing Home for the great care Ed received.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
Services will take place at 11 a.m Friday, Dec. 14, at the funeral home.
The Rite of Committal with military honors will take place at 1 p.m. at The Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, in the town of Stillwater.
The LaPoint family requests that memorial donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.