John H. Wilkes

John H. Wilkes, 71, of Caroga Lake, died Thursday at home. Born in Gloversville, November 12, 1945, the son of Herbert and Frances Baker.

He was one of the original employees at the former Fulton County Infirmary where he was a maintenance mechanic for some 40 years.

On November 10, 1973, he married Charlotte Vanvranken, who survives. He is also survived by his children, Joshua (Jessica) Wilkes and Justin (Tammy) Wilkes; granddaughters, Samantha and Kristin Hauenstein; grand dogies, Daisey May, Montego, Gretel and Casper. He was predeceased by his son, Jed Wilkes; and daughter, Cassie Dawn Wilkes Hauenstein; and his beloved bird, Buttercup.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Plaza Pizza’s Italian Bistro 130 N . Pine, Gloversville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Brennan Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078. Online condolences to