Jeffrey Jay Bidwell

Jeffrey Jay Bidwell MiddleburghJeffrey Jay Bidwell from Middleburgh, NY died unexpectedly at home on September, 27, 2012. Born on October, 2, 1948 in Albany, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Verna Bidwell and his son, Steven. Survived by daughter, Traci; brother, Richard (Uncle Dick); sisters, Carol (Ray) White, Elaine (Steve) Wright, and Vicki Bidwell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He will also be missed by his Hilltown family and the local racing community. Jeffrey attended school in Voorheesville, NY and received an honorable discharge as a SPC 4 from the U.S. Army, having served 1968 to 1970. He was employed as a firefighter/ EMT for the Albany Fire Department for 17 years and was the proprietor of the Knox Country Store during the 80's and 90's. He was also an avid outdoorsman. He shared a love of motorsports with his son and family, achieving the IMCA Track Championship at Fonda Speedway in 2000 and 2001 with Stevie driving the infamous #111. Jeffrey loved to regale his family and friends with his legendary storytelling and bizarre sense of humor. That will be his everlasting gift to those who loved him. Jeff Bidwell, A real nice guy, boldly going nowhere!!! As per Jeff's request, there will be no calling hours or service. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Oct. 5, 2012