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Burton Ray Monroe

Burton Ray Monroe, 77, of Warrensburg, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018 at Glens Falls Hospital.  Born July 18, 1940 in Brant Lake, he was the son of Richard and Cora (Raymond) Monroe. Burton attended Horicon Central. He was a logger and truck driver then onto NYS DEC and NYS DOT until his retirement.  After retirement he loaded trucks for the town of Warrensburg, was a Warrensburg Court Officer for Judge Morgan and Judge Nissen, and his favorite job of all was being the Warrensburg School Crossing Guard for many years. He loved to be around the children and making them laugh, even as much as dressing like Santa Claus, or as whatever the time of year it was.  Some of his enjoyments included NASCAR, hunting, and fishing,  In addition to his parents, Burton was predeceased by his wife, Janet (Miner) Monroe; sister, Theresa Ray; and three brothers, James, Robert, and Clifford Monroe.  Survivors include one son, Rick and his wife, Mickey Monroe; 2 grandsons, Zachary (Jen) Monroe, and Nicholas Monroe; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Dorothy Fish, and Ada Cleveland; twin brother, Bernard (Bonnie) Monroe, Donald Monroe, Arnold “Bambi” (Margaret) Monroe; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Calling hours took place Friday, July 20 from 10 a.m to noon at Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804.  A funeral service  followed at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Nancy Barrow officiating.  Burial will be private at Bates Cemetery in Johnsburg.  The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Starr, Glens Falls Hospital, and Fort Edward Emergency Squad for their many trips.  Condolences and floral arrangements may be sent directly to Baker Funeral Home, or through www.bakerfuneralhome.com.

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