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February 17, 2014

John E. Laux Sr.

John E. Laux Sr.

GILBOA — John E. Laux Sr., 88, of Mace Road, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence.

John was born on Dec. 27, 1925, in Stamford, to Maude (O’Brien) and John Laux.

John proudly served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946, and received an honorable discharge.

He was employed as a maintenance mechanic at Catskill Craftsmen in Stamford, before retiring.

John enjoyed the solitude of his home, hunting, fishing, tinkering and playing with his tractor.

He was predeceased by his parents; siblings; and by his wife, June Latta Laux in 1991.

John is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline (Willard) Edick of Spanaway, Wash.; son, John E. Laux Jr. of Gloversville; grandson, William Michlik of Tacoma, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in the spring in Keyserkill Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Cremation took place at the Vale Crematory, Schenectady.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marathon for a Better Life, P.O. Box 286, Warnerville, NY 12187.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, Middleburgh and the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, Cobleskill.

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