Mr. Edward P. Fliegel, 93, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully at Mountain Valley Hospice on Saturday, July 7, 2012, after a short illness with his friends at his side.
Born in Gloversville on May 8, 1919, he was the son of the late William and Florence Palmer Fliegel. He was raised and educated in Gloversville, graduating from Gloversville High School in 1938.
He was a graduate of Union College in 1942. He had a year of post-graduate work at Gloversville High before entering Union College. After graduating from Union College he worked for General Electric in Schenectady from 1943-1958. He taught French at Mayfield High School and Broadalbin-Perth from 1959-1966. He worked at Fowler's in St. Johnsville as comptroller for several years. He worked at St. Agnes's in Albany for several years. He went back and worked at General Electric for a time before he retired in 1981.
He drove the bus for the Office for the Aging for a time and was a volunteer at the Information Booth in Broadalbin. He was a partner with Kenn Johnson in the KennEd's Antiques from 1986-2007. He was a member of the Peck's Park Historical Society, Gloversville Historical Society (a past president) and the Johnstown Historical Society. He donated much to the Salvation Army. He attended the First Methodist Church until its closing.
Besides his parents he was also predeceased by two sisters, Jean Fliegel, Marie Shaffer (Ernest); and one niece, Jean Marie Halecky.
Survivors include one brother, John Fliegel (Isabel); several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces. He is also survived by his best friend, caregiver and partner in KennEd's Antiques, Kenneth Johnson. He is survived by his friends (Brenda, Doug, Darcy and Jackson Dunn). Brenda was Ed's devoted homemaker who made it possible for him to maintain and stay in his home.
Ed was a caring and helpful individual who felt that the world needed to have more Love shown to all. His good friend, Rev. Bill Small will conduct the funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. Relatives and friends will be received from 9 to10 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place in the family plot at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to Peck's Park Historical Society Endowment Fund, 176 Peck's Lake Road, Gloversville or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078 or to a charity of your own choice.
Ed's family and friends would like to thank the Fulton County Ambulance, the staff at the Littauer Emergency Room, the staff at the Special Care Unit and the staff at Mountain Valley Hospice. A special thanks to Dr. Vacek, Rev. Small, Annmarie Hoy, Dana and Jeanne Wilkinson.
Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.