RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Claude Leroy “Roy” Wilson, Jr., 90, for years a horse groomer at Fiddlesticks Farm in Cooperstown, passed away peacefully on Monday May 15, 2017, at Homelife at Folts. He had the comfort of knowing his family was at his side.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1926, in Fort Edward, a son of the late Claude L. and Dorothy V. Wilson. Raised and educated in Hudson Falls, the family then moved to Central New York. He retired from Fiddlesticks Farm in 1982.
Claude had a strong belief in God and was a member of the Church of Christ Uniting. He loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing and was a member of Cherry Valley and Richfield Springs Sportsman Club.
Affectionately known as “Roy” he will be remembered as happy go lucky, easy going, gentle man who had a heart of gold and a contagious smile. He made friends easily and was devoted to his family and friends. He will be sadly missed.
Surviving are three brothers, Donald Wilson of Winter Haven, Fla., Raymond Wilson and his wife Silvia of West Winfield, Thomas Wilson and his wife Helen, a sister Joyce Zvirzdin, all of Richfield Springs, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Stanley Wilson, a sister Jean Earing.
Calling hours will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs. The funeral follows at 10:30, with the Rev. Doctor Mark Ioset, pastor of the Church of Christ Uniting, officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Richfield Springs.
Memorial donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice or Hospice & Palliative Care Inc. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.