Floyd D. Linendoll
Salem, NY-Floyd D. Linendoll, Jr., 76, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, September 24, 2014, at Albany Medical Center.
Born June 23, 1938 in Salem, he is the son of Emma Chadwick Linendoll of Schenectady and the late Floyd D. Linendoll, Sr. Floyd was a 1956 graduate of Salem Central School and worked for Don Hanks Dairy Farm in Salem. He then went to work for the Salem Farm Supply as a truck driver where he traveled over 3 million miles. He then became a salesman and retired after 38 years of service. After he retired, Floyd worked for Salem Hardware for 13 years.
Floyd was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee for many years and was also active in many church activities. He was involved with the Cub Scouts Pack 61 in Salem and also Little League baseball.
Floyd was a 52 year member of the Salem Vol. Fire Dept. where he served as Grand Marshall of the 2012 and 2013 parades. He was also a Charter Member of the Salem Rescue Squad.
He was an avid hunter, loved trucking, tractor pulls and International Harvestor tractors. If you ever needed to know directions to somewhere, Floyd knew exactly where you were talking about, and how many farms were on the route to get you there. He was well known for waving to everyone he met and always had a big smile.
In addition to his father, Floyd was also predeceased by his grandmother, Mabel Allen; a sister, Mary Emma Linendoll; a brother-in-law, Wayne Morrison; a sister-in-law, Lani Linendoll.
Floyd is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Clarissa (Dunbar) Linendoll; his mother, Emma (Chadwick) Linendoll; his children, Paulette Slater and her husband Gary, Dawn Justin and her husband Ken (Randy), David Linendoll and his wife Lori and Cindy Blanck and her husband Frank, all of Salem. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Mark Clark, Jr. and his wife Sarah, Joshua Justin and his wife Tami, Christopher Justin and his wife Erin, Derick Justin and his friend, Jen Janiszak, Jocelyn Nolan and her husband Shane, Kailyn Linendoll and her friend Thomas Guidon, Dana Linendoll, Tera Williams and her husband Dale and Frank Blanck, Jr. and his wife MaryKay; great-grandchildren, Marleigh, Peyton, Morgan, Payten, Ellie, Ava, Trip and Graham. Floyd is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Ken Linendoll and his wife Nancy of Deming, NM, Gail Tarantino and her husband Angelo of Schenectady, Gary Linendoll and his wife Cheryl of Sierra Vista, AZ, Carol Morrison of Glenville, Tim Linendoll of Fort Worth, TX and many nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather, who loved spending time with his family.
Relatives and friends called on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 4-7 pm at the McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, 19 East Broadway, Salem. Funeral services were on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Salem United Methodist Church, 29 West Broadway, Salem with Rev. Debbie Earthrowl, Pastor officiating. Interment followed at the Rupert Cemetery, Rupert, VT. Following the services, Floyd’s family invited everyone to join them at the fellowship hall of the church for light refreshments and to continue to share memories.
Those who wish to remember Floyd in a special way can make memorial contributions to the Salem Fire Dept., P.O. Box 449, Salem, NY 12865 or the Salem Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 360, Salem, NY 12865.
The McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home is one of the best examples in Washington County of Federal period architecture. The house was built in 1790 by Revolutionary War General John Williams as a wedding present for his daughter, Maria, and her husband, the Hon. Anthony James Blanchard.
A Palladian window arches over the entrance and the front door, flanked by side windows with original hand blown glass panels, has an unusually large, handsome lock which can still be worked with the original key. Spacious rooms with fireplaces open from the broad hall, which extends from the front entrance to a large veranda at the rear of the house. The chapel has a mantel and fireplace framed in Italian marble.
The trimmings of the house without and within are carved by hand in England and designed in the classic style of James and Robert Adam, noted eighteenth century British architects.
The ornate front parlor is referred to as the “Adam Room” and the marriages of several generations of the Blanchard family were performed under a particularly beautiful carved arch in this room. The house once served as a temporary resting place for the body of a hero of the American Revolution, General Richard Montgomery, who was killed in 1775 during the siege of Quebec. In 1818 his body was removed to New York where Congress honored him with a memorial at St. Paul’s Church. The funeral cortege stopped in Salem and the General’s body lay in state in the hall.
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