PORTER CORNERS — George W. Howe Jr., 77, of Porter Corners Road, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on July 17, 1939 in Saratoga Springs, he was the son of the late George Sr. and Kathleen (McLaughlin) Howe.
George graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 1958.
He married Carrie J. Bovee on July 22, 1973 in Porter Corners, where the couple resided for 43 years.
George was employed as a paper maker for 42 years at the International Paper Co. in Corinth until his retirement in 2002. He also was a member of the IP Quarter Century Club.
He was a longtime member of the St. Johns Lodge No. 22 Free and Accepted Masons (currently Unity Lodge of Saratoga Springs), and also was a member of the Porter Corners Fire Co. for many years.
George enjoyed gardening, farming, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting, tinkering with anything mechanical, and spending time with his family.
Survivors besides his wife of 43 years include six children, Timothy F. Howe (Jeanne) of Gansevoort, Deborah M. Tallman (Michael) of Saratoga Springs, Lori A. Shultz (Scott) of Niantic, Connecticut, George W. Howe (Michele) of Cohoes, Christopher J. Bovee (Michaela) of Porter Corners, and Bradley W. Howe (Jennifer) of Greenfield Center; one sister, Joan S. Jackson of Saratoga Springs; 14 grandchildren, Timothy, Kyle, Brandon (Ashley), Bryan, Taylor, Cameron, Scotland, Zackary, Joseph, Tazrine, Darien, Ruby, Piper, Thomas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Densmore Funeral Home, Inc., 7 Sherman Ave. in Corinth.
Spring burial will be held at Town of Hadley Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home, prior to the service. Members of the Unity Lodge Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a masonic service at 12:45 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank the two Karens and Tammy from Community Hospice of Saratoga and the staff at Saratoga Family Physicians for their kindness and care shown to George during his illness.
The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.