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Willard J. Eastwood, Jr., 84, of Third Ave. Extension, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 7, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on August 2, 1933 in Hadley, he was the son of the late Willard J. Eastwood, Sr., and Isabelle M. Houghton Eastwood. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War until his honorable discharge on June 12, 1958.
Willard married Ann Sutliff on December 30, 1987 at their home in Hadley.
He was employed as a mechanical maintenance foreman at International Paper Company in Corinth for over 39 years, and was a member of their Quarter Century Club prior to his retirement in 1993.
Willard enjoyed hunting, fishing,camping, gardening, and going to hunting camp with his friends and family. He was a certified welder and enjoyed building/construction. He was proud to have built many homes, including his family home on Third Ave. Willard will be remembered for his great sense of humor and quick wit.
He was a member of the Antler Hunting Club in Inlet and a life member of the NRA.
He was predeceased by his parents; four sisters: Theresa “Tess” Eastwood, Pansy Ellis, Lulu Bourdeau and Sarah Gage.
Survivors include his loving wife of 31 years, Ann Eastwood; daughters, Carol Frasier Eastwood of Queensbury, Laurie Eastwood (Bill Anderson) of Moreau, Robin (Rob) Eastwood Meyers of Queensbury, Amber Eastwood (Don Winslow) of Queensbury, Peggy Sue (Jeff) Eastwood Melo of Hadley, Camille Long (Todd Mallard) of Hadley and Pamela (Michael) Fazio of Lake Luzerne; his mother-in-law: Eula Sutliff of Hadley; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Kasandra, Debonnay, Taylor Rae, Alyssa, Shannon, and Jaimee; two great grandsons, Sean and Dexter; several nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his dachshund Skippy who was his faithful friend.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Brewer Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with his niece and nephew, Flossie Gage Bates and Loren Gage, officiating.
Burial with military honors will be in Luzerne Cemetery, Lake Luzerne.
In lieu of flowers donations in Willard’s memory may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.