George J. Casavant BRUNSWICK – George J. Casavant, 84, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 8, 1932 in Barre, VT to George and Jean Begin Casavant. He grew up in Scranton, PA raised by Ma Hartland and her family. Upon graduation from West Scranton, PA High School in 1951, he moved to Troy, NY. In January 1952, he joined the US Navy and received sonar training in Key West, Florida. During his time in the Navy, he was assigned to PCE843 at Portsmouth, NH, where he did stand-by for the USS Albacore, a forerunner of the atomic submarine, and was later assigned to the USS Otterstetter 244 in coastal defense. He was honorably discharged in December of 1955. George drove all over the Capital Region for Pepsi and last worked for LP Transportation of Chester, NY hauling propane in the Northeast, retiring from there in 1992. He was co-founder and life member of the Tamarac Outdoorsmen Club and a 23 year member of the Brunswick Lodge of Elks #2556. He was also shop steward of the Teamsters Industrial and Local 338. George leaves behind his loving wife, Pat; his sister, Jeannine Crall (Hugh); his daughters, Michele (Patrick), June (Bob), Lynne, Annette (Joe), Patricia and Renee’; and his son, George Jr. (Marcy); 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; his nieces, Kathleen Wagenbacher (Jeff), Jennifer McCormack (Jim) and was predeceased by his niece, Karen Fallon (Don). The family would like to thank Kim Coons, RN and the staff of Community Hospice of Rensselaer for the wonderful care given to George. The funeral service will be Friday at 1:00 pm at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet with Rev. Elizabeth Shea O’Connor officiating. Interment of ashes will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Watervliet. Relatives and friends are invited and may call prior to the service on Friday from 11:30 am -1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice Gift Processing Center, 310 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208. Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com .
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