Gloversville — Mr. William E. Lafoe Jr., 74, of Gloversville, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1926, in Northampton, Mass., the son of William E. and Minnie May (Trushaw) Lafoe Sr.
Mr. Lafoe attended school in the Northhampton area and later moved to Gloversville where he resided most of his life.
He was employed as a truck driver by the former Burr Lumber Co. and for over 40 years as a carpenter at Wood & Hyde Co., both of Gloversville.
Mr. Lafoe was a member of Fulton County Leather Workers Union in Gloversville.
Survivors include four sons, Robert Bridge of Mayfield, Paul Bridge of N.C., Joseph Lafoe of Fultonville and Dennis Lafoe of Tampa, Fla.; five daughters, Stacey Lafoe Bonham of Virginia Beach, Va., Charlene Lyman of Washington, D.C., Kathaleen Hoffman of Troy, Janet Tabor of Gloversville and Lorraine Lafoe of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Esther Seymore of Plattsburgh; many grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jean A. Edick, who died on Aug. 3. 1992; one brother, Frederick Bombard; and one sister, Olive Bodah.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Hollenbeck Funeral Home in Gloversville. A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the funeral home. The Rev. Philip W.B. Carey, pastor of Believes Fellowship Center in Johnstown, will officiate.
Burial will take place at Ferndale Cemetery in Johnstown.