Howes Cave- Frank J. Garreau, 79, of Indian Run, died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital under hospice care.
Born August 29, 1937 in Charlotteville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Grace (Crapser) Garreau.
Frank was a United States Army veteran, serving his country from 1960 until 1962 when he received an honorable discharge while stationed in Germany.
A lifelong area resident, Frank retired from Glens Falls Cement as a plant supervisor. Prior to that, he worked at Penn Dixie for several years.
Frank was a little league coach for Snyder's Fuel for many years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed antiquing and flea markets.
Along with his parents, his son, Robert, predeceased Frank in 1998.
He married Dorothy Johnson on July 31, 1960 and together they raised foster children as well as their own: Thomas Jones of Waldorf, MD and his son, Michael (whose mother is Janet); Alonzo (Violet) O'Dell of Warnerville and their children: Alisha, Alonzo, Jr., and Joshua; Steven (Lynda) Garreau of Summit and their children: Richard, Elizabeth, Robert, Deanna, Selena, and Edward; Brian Garreau of Howes Cave and his son, Brian, Jr. (whose mother is Kelly Garreau); Melissa (Everett) Morris of Palm Coast, FL; Nadene Garreau (fiancé, Michael Wrubel) of Middleburgh and her son, Tyler Shoemaker; Robert Garreau's son, William (Hillary) Taylor of Warnerville; and seven great-grandchildren: Lucy and Melody Taylor, Zephariah Watson, Bradley Hayes, Maxwell and Koltan Kennedy, and Althea Garreau.
A Celebration of Frank's Life will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 5 to 9 PM at the
Fraternal Organization of the Eagles Aeries of Cobleskill #2695, 159 Legion Drive, Cobleskill, NY 12043.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 1 Birchwood Dr., Dept. FH, Oneonta, NY 13820-1319 or Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc., PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill, NY 12043.
Celebration of Life
APR 5. 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries of Cobleskill #2695
159 Legion Drive
Cobleskill, NY, US, 12043