April 7, 1936 — March 13, 2019
RICHMONDVILLE — Frederick Guay, 82, of Richmondville, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home.
Born April 7, 1936 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Aldie and Sadie (Richardson) Guay.
He graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1953. Upon graduation, Frederick joined the United States Marines in 1953 and served his country before being honorably discharged in 1956. In 1959, he graduated from SUNY Cobleskill with his associate’s degree and received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Empire State in 1976. After graduating, Frederick worked at SUNY Cobleskill as an instructional support technician for 33 years at the college, retiring in 1995. He was inducted into the SUNY Cobleskill Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.
Fred was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, serving for nine years on the church council. He remained active in his community and served as a town councilman for two years, town supervisor for six years and as a member and past Commander of the American Legion Post No. 249 and founding member of the Leatherstocking Honor Flight.
Survivors include his daughter, Susan (Howard) George; two sons, Thomas (Martha) Eakin of Lake Pleasant, New York, and Larry (Dawn) Eakin of Warnerville, New York; brother, Erwin (Clara) Guay of Queensbury, New York; and 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 265 Main St., Richmondville, with public visitation from 4:30 to 5 p.m. prior to the service.
Military honors will immediately follow the service at the church.
Inurnment will be in Seward Valley Cemetery, Dorloo, at a later date.
Provision for online condolences, www.merenessputnamfuneralhome.com.