George Ford Trethaway TROY - George Ford Trethaway, 86, of Harris Rd. died Sunday July 15, 2012 at Samuel Stratton Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Albany. Born in Parsons, PA he was the son of the late Ford Stanley and Eva Leco Trethaway. He lived most of his life in the Waterford area. George had been employed at the Norton Co. in Watervliet and retired in 1983. He was a veteran of the US Army and served during World War II and was a D-Day survivor. He was a member and former Commander of the American Legion Charles J. Brady Post 235 in Waterford, was a former Police Officer in the Town of Waterford and was a longtime member of the Waterford Rescue Squad. George spent many happy retirement years in sunny Florida, enjoying golf, fishing, shuffleboard and pool with his many friends at Indian Rocks Park. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lois Lampert Trethaway, his children, Dale Trethaway of Rensselaer, Chriss Trethaway (Karen) of Schahgticoke, Linda Trethaway Hamel (Douglas) of Collegeville, PA and Stan Trethaway of Colonie. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kerri, Shane and Zachary Trethaway, four great grandchildren, Izaiah, Destinee, Arionna and Nathan as well as many loving nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his siblings, Paul Trethaway, Earl Tretheway and Marie Barna. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., on what would have been his 87th birthday, at Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford. Interment with Military Honors will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home office. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory visit; Brendesefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Record on July 17, 2012