Earl W. Fosmire, age 80, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville.
He was born on July 11, 1933, in Amsterdam, the son of the late Arthur Fosmire and Wilma Jablonski Fosmire.
Mr. Fosmire honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957. He worked for over 40 years in the leather industry for H&J Leather until retiring in 1995.
Survivors include his two cousins, Julianne Passero and her husband Terry of Johnstown and Christopher Passero of Johnstown.
A graveside service will be conducted in the spring at Ephratah Rural Cemetery.
Contributions may be in Earl's memory to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com