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Gordon E. Hadcock 1940 - 2018
JOHNSTOWN - Gordon E. Hadcock, age 77, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 7, 2018.
He was born in Stratford on September 20, 1940, to parents Ellis and Beatrice Hadcock.
He graduated from Stratford Central School in 1957. During his teens, he worked on local tree farms and then Daniel Green Co. after high school. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1963, married his loving wife, Carol Gros, on December 29, 1963, and then was stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She joined him there where they experienced the loss of a premature baby girl. They returned to Johnstown in 1965 after he was honorably discharged. While in the service, he was selected for a traveling competing rifle team, where he was awarded Expert Rifle recognition. Upon returning home, he worked with many others in the carpentry and building trade. He was known for his great work ethic, reliability and fine craftsmanship. A tragic work accident became a life altering change in 1984. From then until now, there were many health issue challenges that tested him both physically and emotionally.
In his younger years, he was a very involved member of the Sir William Johnson Fire Department, always ready to help his neighbors and friends. He enjoyed his years of fast pitch ballgames, bowling and horseshoe competitions. Gordon was also a member of the Stratford Beagle Club and the East Canada Fish and Game Club. He has had many beloved beagles and leaves behind his loving companion, Jake.
He maintained his great love for the outdoors, racing his snowmobile many times in the Long Lake 100 Races, gardening both in Johnstown and Stratford, and peddling his wonderful produce everywhere, and most importantly, his passion for hunting rabbits and deer. All of these skills have successfully been shared and passed on to his loving three sons, Mark, Jay and Adam Hadcock.
Mr. Hadcock is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carol Gros Hadcock, who continued to support and encourage him throughout this long journey. He is also survived by his sons, Mark (Gina) Hadcock, Jay (Rebecca) Hadcock and Adam (Taryn) Hadcock. He was so proud of them and their accomplishments. He was grateful to them for giving us wonderful grandchildren, Alyssa and Jay Hadcock, Garrett and Ethan Hadcock, Brandon, Jordan and Tyler Spaid and Nicholas Hadcock. He was also fortunate to welcome great-grandchildren, Abigail and Aaron Hadcock, to our family. Also surviving are his siblings, Ellen Blumberg, of Little Falls, Harold (Gertrude) Hadcock, of Webster, Rosemarie Hinderliter, of Gloversville, Joan (Paul) Stalnaker, of Ava, and Mary Beth (Shawn) Sponable, of Stratford. He also leaves a large extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as brother-in-law, Dewitt (Sonya) Gros, Jr., and sister-in-law, Linda Gaydusek (Gerald).
He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Fannie Briggs-Rumrill and Patricia Rachon; nephews, Richard Briggs and Gary Briggs; and also an infant premature son, Jay Gordon Hadcock.
Through this long and sometimes very difficult journey, Gordon, as well as all of us, have learned the value of respect for family, finding ways to overcome differences and caring, encouraging and helping each other which are great life lessons.
There will be no calling hours or formal funeral services per his wishes.
A graveside service for family and friends will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, then family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Gathering at the Sir William Johnson Fire Department, 102 County Highway 131, Johnstown (Corner of State Route 29 West and County Highway 131), from 12:00 PM (Noon) until 4:00 PM.
Contributions in Gordon's memory may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice House, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, New York 12078.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown.
Condolences may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Telegram from Sept. 9 to Sept. 10, 2018
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