SCHUYLERVILLE — Marshal D. Truax Sr., 70, a resident of Hayes Road, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born Dec. 25, 1943, in Cobleskill, New York, he was the son of the late Howard and Dorothy Dietz Truax.
He grew up on his family’s farm on Truax Road in Charlotteville, New York, with his grandparents, Frank and Eva Truax. Marshal worked construction as a welder up and down the east coast for most of his life.
Deciding to settle down 25 years ago in Schuylerville, he continued to work on many bridges, dams and paper mills throughout the area until his retirement from the Glens Falls Carpenters and Millwrights Local No. 229 in 2004.
Marshal enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was an avid outdoorsman making many trips over the years back to the family farm and the Adirondacks for hunting, fishing and visiting old friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Doris Cousins.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Janice LaPlant Truax of Schuylerville; two sons, Marshal Truax Jr. and his wife, Lexi, of Greenwich and Kelby Truax and his wife, Cindy, of Fort Edward; three daughters, Tracey Truax of Saratoga Springs, Sarah Truax of Schuylerville and Tammy O’Keefe and her husband, Dan, of Gansevoort; grandchildren, Spencer, Rachel and Addison Truax of Greenwich, Brian, Katelyn and Logyn Truax of Saratoga Springs and Briana and David O’Keefe of Gansevoort; one goddaughter, Darcy Griffin of Florida; two brothers, Larry Truax and his wife, Mary, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Sam Truax of Adairsville, Georgia; one sister, Christine Crapser of Fultonville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of Marshal’s life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the Quaker Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
Memorials can be made in his memory to the Quaker Springs Volunteer Fire Department, 107 Blodgett Road, Schuylerville, New York; General Schuyler Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 111, Schuylerville, NY 12871; or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville, NY 12871. Online remembrances can be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com.