Ladyintheglen Posted January 25, 2006 Share Posted January 25, 2006 Robert A. 'Jake' Peeler Robert A. "Jake" Peeler, 53, of Lansing Road, Town of Glen, passed away peacefully Monday morning at his home with his beloved wife at his side. Born in Gloversville, New York on Dec. 23, 1952, he was the son of Robert E. and the late Regina Hazzard Peeler. He was a graduate of Fonda-Fultonville High School, Class of 1970, and later attended Fulton-Montgomery Community College. For over thirty years, Jake was employed as a welder for CSX Railroad in Fonda. He served as a former assistant chief of the Rural Grove Fire Department and also was the local treasurer for the BMWE Railroad Union Liberty Lodge No. 882. An avid fisherman and hunter, Jake was a true outdoorsman. He loved his "homestead", where for the past thirty years, he carefully tended the land, planting trees, stocking his pond and creating an ideal setting. He and his wife were active members of the Village Bible Church, Fonda. On May 20, 2000, he was united in marriage to the former Cheryl A. Nellis Williams. In addition to his wife, his loving family includes his father, Robert E. Peeler; his daughter; Jenika Peeler of Connecticut; stepchildren, Doren Gray, Adam Williams and Kerry Williams, all of Gloversville, Gregory Williams of Johnstown, Virginia Ferguson of Okinawa; brothers, Robert Johnson of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Donald Peeler of Gloversville, Ronald Peeler of Alabama and William Peeler of Fonda; sisters, Barbara Telfer of Fonda, Anna Bedell of Tribes Hill, Kathy Andrews of Pennellville, New York and Dawn Hofmann of Scotia; three grandchildren who were the joy of his life: Damian Williams, Andrew and Aliayah Gray; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his mom, a sister, Eileen Hastings also predeceased him. A celebration of his life will take place Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Village Bible Church, Fonda with the Pastor Wade Prime, officiating. Interment is in Maple Avenue Cemetery, Fultonville. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street Fultonville. Contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Mountain Valley Hospice or to the Literacy Volunteers of Fulton County, both in care of the funeral home. Please sign the family's guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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