David DeHeer Jr., 88, a resident of Minnie Bennett Rd., passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 surrounded by his family at Saratoga Hospital after a brief illness.
Born June 18, 1929 in Porter Corners, NY he was the son of the late David and Ruth Burton DeHeer Sr.
Mr. DeHeer attended Saratoga Schools and served with the US Navy during the Korean Conflict on the USS Meredith. He was a plumber and pipefitter with Local #773 for 28 years. He was an honorary lifetime member of the Quaker Springs Fire Department, and was a member of Old Saratoga Post #278 American Legion in Schuylerville.
He was an avid trout fisherman and loved fly fishing in the Battenkill River. He took great pride in maintaining his home and yard and enjoyed fish fry’s with family and also at the Rod and Gun Club.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Doris Suits.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marion LaPierre DeHeer of Schuylerville; his children, James DeHeer of Schuylerville, Linda (Larry) Cox of Hot Springs Village, AR, Daniel DeHeer of Tacoma, WA, John (Garifel) DeHeer of Simi Valley, CA, Nancy DeHeer of Denver, CO, and Carol DeHeer of Schuylerville; grandchildren, Sonya Giglio, John DeHeer Jr., David Kosolkit, Sophia DeHeer, Lauren Wadsworth, Cole and Kyle McCoy, Michael, Jessica and Wesley DeHeer; 3 great grandchildren, Faith, Luke, and Brett Giglio; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30am Friday, January 26, 2018 at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville, NY with Rev. Joyce deVelder, officiating. Burial with honors will follow in the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.
Friends may call on Friday from 9 to 10:30am prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made in his memory to the Quaker Springs Fire Dept., PO Box 67, Schuylerville, NY 12871.