Adolph Girard, age 98, of Gloversville, NY, passed away peacefully March 1, 2013, at the Wells Nursing Home, Inc., Johnstown, NY. He was born on July 19, 1914, the son of the late August and Emma Racatory Girard.
He was a lifelong resident and attended Gloversville schools. Mr. Girard served his country proudly from 1941 to 1944 in the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre.
He owned and operated the Hey Day Hotel and Trailer Park in Cranberry Creek, NY, and the Broadalbin Trailer Park.
Mr. Girard worked for Lane Construction, retiring in 1978. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of the former Sacred Heart Church of Gloversville, the Johnstown Moose and Engineer Union 106. Survivors include his two sons, Gary T. Girard and David M. Girard of Gloversville, one daughter, Jackie Sartin of Gloversville, two stepsons, Bruce Pray (Carol) of North Carolina and Ricky Pray (Monica) of Springfield, Va., two sisters, Jeanette Morgan of Gloversville and Emma of Ca., nine grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara LaBounty Girard, and second wife, Virgina Ellsbury Girard. He also was predeceased by two sons, Mark and James Girard, three brothers and 6 sisters.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 4, from 6 to 8 pm at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. A prayer service will be conducted 11:30 am Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 12 noon at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Gloversville. Internment will take place in the Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown, NY. Memorial contributions in memory of Adolph Girard may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made to www.finocanfh.com.