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Edward Hooker

Edward Charles Hooker

Sunday, April 13th, 1930 - Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Schenectady/ Queensbury

Edward Charles Hooker, 89, passed away suddenly but peacefully on July 10, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ed had his devoted granddaughter by his side when he passed.

Edward Charles Hooker was born on April 13, 1930 to the late William and Francis (Borowski) Hooker.

Edward, known to most everyone simply as Ed, was a man often known for his wit and humor. Beneath his comedic nature was a loving and tender man that even in his early years of life cared deeply for his fellow man.

A native of Schenectady, Ed graduated from Nott Terrace High School where he was an avid athlete excelling in basketball and football. He then pursued a degree in Physiotherapy. Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree at Ithaca College Ed then went on to complete his graduate work at New York University before holding a position at Cornell Medical Center.

His career was put on hold as he served in the United States Army during the Korean War where he was able to put his medical training to great use in rehabilitating soldiers injured during battle in this historic war.

Following his honorable discharge Ed began practicing as a Physical Therapist for New York State at the Schenectady Day Rehabilitation Center. He would later be appointed by Saratoga County officials to serve as the sole physical therapy provider for the entire county. Some years later Ed pursued private practice in Schenectady until his retirement.

Before her passing in 2013, Ed was married for 57 years to an irreplaceable woman named Metta Gertrude (Fowler). Their final home was Queensbury. Together they raised three children Bonnie, Larry and Chris.

Post retirement Ed and Metta were active members of Harrisena Community Church and served the community providing volunteer work and donating to various local charities and national organizations. Ed was also an avid card player. They traveled to countless foreign countries and all over the United States. Most notable was their summer cottage in Pemaquid Point, Maine, where they welcomed family and friends providing memories that will last a lifetime.

In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by his loving wife Metta, a brother Bill; in-laws Walter and Chrystean Fowler, brothers-in law Richard Philo and the Rev. Carl Geores, as well as his daughter-in-law, Michelle Hooker

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Bonnie L. Ballone; two sons, K. Larry Hooker, and Christopher R. Hooker; grandchildren Christian Hooker and his wife Amy, James Ballone, Shelise Kramer and her husband Casey Jones, Amanda Landy and her husband Matt, Michael Hooker and his wife Chelsea, Cindy Sutton and her husband Cody and Jess Beardslee and her husband Chris; sisters Jean Sheldon and Francis Unseld; sisters-in-law Melva Geores and Marian Philo; great-grandchildren Jake Hooker, Codie Brown, Nicole Hooker, Brody Landy, Tyler Hooker, Bryson Jones, Leighton Landy, Kolton Beardslee and Sadie Sutton; great-great-granddaughter Kaia Brown and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special and well deserved thank you for the impeccable care provided by the dedicated staff at The Glen and The Terrace at Hiland Meadow, Peregrine Senior Living at Clifton Park, Schuyler Ridge and lastly Hospice.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Alzheimer’s awareness and research, Hospice or to Harrisena Community Church in Ed’s name/honor.

Friends and family may call from 5-7pm on Monday, July 15, 2019 at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home 136 Main St., South Glens Falls, NY 12803.

Burial will be conduced on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 11am at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National.

To view Ed’s Book of Memories and post online condolences please visit kilmerfuneralhome.com.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home - SGF
    Address
    136 Main Street
    SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NY 12803
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  • Interment

    Location
    Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
    Address
    200 Duell Road
    SCHUYLERVILLE, NY 12871
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    Burial will be conduced on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 11am at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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I cannot think of anything more than how he is welcomed at the pinochle
Table with my dad, his brother in law Bud Geores and his mother in law Chrystean Fowler. They have been waiting for him....
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Please accept my most sincere sympathy for the death of your loved one. We can find comfort in the word of God because it assures us that "there is going to be a resurrection" (Acts 24:15). God promises to give life back to millions of people who have died, and he desires to do so very soon.
A servant of God from the past, Job, asked him: “If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service (sleep in death) until my relief comes. You (Jehovah) will call, and I (Job) will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands” (Job 14:14, 15). God is longing to give life back to those who have died.
Perhaps these words do not calm your pain reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you the hope and strength to keep going until all of God’s promises are fulfilled. May these words bring you and your family much comfort from Jehovah God, the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4.)
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