Garfield E. "Greg" Ashlaw, 86, of Gloversville, formerly of Nicholville, died Friday, January 21, 2011, at his home with his loving wife, family and friends by his side.
At Greg's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A party will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls, NY - Daniel J. Enea, funeral director.
He is survived by: nine nephews and nieces, Melvin Sweeney, Sharon Bell, Leon Sweeney, Louella Wilson, Bernadette Sweeney, Dean Lamphere, Patty Phillips, Lynn Rosselle, and Edward Cool.
Born in Nicholville, he started a journey in life that would bring him to many businesses. Known by many as "Greg," he started working in the woods in logging camps to his final business of bark mulch.
Along his path in life he was a logger, a pilot, a crane and heavy equipment operator, a bartender, a diver recovering underwater logs, and the owner of Matt's car crushing business.
Greg was always there to lend a hand or advice to anyone who asked. He so loved all his dogs and cats. You could find him with one of them at all times.
He was born to Edward Ashlaw and Alice Newtown Ashlaw on September 18, 1924. He also had a younger sister, Loretta.
He was previously married to Clarice Austin Green, and married to Joyce Morris on December 24, 1965.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Ave., Potsdam, NY 13676.
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