John R. “Butch” Pangmon, Jr. died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Glens Falls Hospital.
Butch was born on Dec. 11, 1947 in Salem, the son of the late John Pangmon, Sr. and Frances (Ely) Pangmon.
Butch enjoyed his family and his many friends. He was fond of watching and feeding the birds, and mowing and caring for his yard. Butch enjoyed collecting toy tractors. He and Hazel always shared solace and comfort just watching TV together. Prior to living in Truthville, Butch had lived in Salem.
Most recently, Butch had been employed at Skyline Corp. in Fair Haven, Vt as a forklift operator for the past 23 years. Prior to that, he had been employed over the years at Steven & Thompson Paper Co., Sushan Bentwood and Kelly’s Sawmill.
Survivors are his companion of 28 years, Hazel Ehntholt of Truthville; three aunts; Doris Smith, Joan McClenning and her husband, Robert, and Joyce Rudd and her friend, Fay. Butch is also survived by his “adopted” family, Gail West and her husband, Ray, Connie Taylor and her husband, John, Peter Ehntholt and his wife, Ronelle, Ronald Ehntholt and his wife, Linda, Karen Noble and her husband, John, Pat Ballard and her companion, Art Moyer, and John Ehntholt. Butch also shared a special brotherhood with Ken Hoyt Sr. He is also survived by Hazel’s grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom he always loved like they were his own. He is also survived by two stepdaughters, Annette and Rhonda.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home at 23 Church St. in Granville. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring at the North Granville Cemetery. The family will also receive friends at the Hook and Ladder Firehouse, 42 Quaker St. Granville between 4 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday.