Frederick Gerard Tellier, 89

Frederick Gerard Tellier, 89, of County Route 12 in Whitehall, New York, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 20, in the Glens Falls Hospital.

Mr. Tellier was born on October 11,1919, in Keeseville, New York, to Alfred and Georgianna (Frazier) Tellier. He married Myrtle Velma Herron in Whitehall, New York, on October 12, 1974 at the Notre Dame des Victories (now Our Lady of Hope) Catholic Church, of which he was a communicant.

He entered The Northern School for the Deaf in Malone, New York, in 1928 and graduated in 1939. It was here that he met his future wife.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Tellier was pre-deceased by three brothers: Omer, Herman, and Arthur Tellier and three sisters: Valeda LeClair, Leona Tellier (who died in infancy), and Geraldine Tellier.

He is survived by his wife Myrtle Velma (Herron) Tellier; two brothers, Maurice (and his wife Linda) of Peru, N.Y., and Ronald (and his wife Mary) of Terryville, Conn.; three sisters, Gladys Bombard of Keeseville, N.Y., Joan Rock of Port Kent, N.Y., and Georgianna "Jan" Warren of Keeseville, N.Y. in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Tellier’s first job was as a belt-sander at the Prescott Furniture Company in Keeseville, a position he held for 17 years. After that he worked at the New Departure Ball Bearings plant in Bristol, Conn. for 5 years and then 17 years at the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company in Southington, Conn.

Upon his retirement, Mr. Tellier and his wife moved to Whitehall where they were very well known in the area for the wonderful handicrafts that they made and sold at the local flea market for many years. Jerry, as he was known to his friends, was an expert at working with plastic canvas. In addition he also made many types of original Christmas ornaments, magnets, and knick-knacks.

He also traveled extensively and never let his handicap slow him down: he was always eager to see new places, try new experiences, and make new friends — of which he had many.

Private services for the family were held on Tuesday, March 24, at the Jillson Funeral Home, Williams Street, Whitehall. Internment will follow in Greenmount Cemetery, Whitehall.

Contributions in Mr. Tellier’s memory may be given to the charity of one’s choice.

Comments

comments

Tags: , , , , , , ,

About Manchester Newspapers

View all posts by Manchester Newspapers

Lakes Classifieds – 01/23/15

Northshire Freepress 01/23/15

Lakes Region Freepress 01/23/15

Weekender 01/23/15

Classifieds 01/21/14

Rivals speak on sports’ success

DSC_0075

By Derek Liebig When the Granville Board of Education decided last week to abandon the school district’s 30-year affiliation with […]

Landlord says he is remedying properties

S Williams Street

By Dan King A Queensbury man, who owns multiple properties in Whitehall, says he has been working on getting all […]

District to reevaluate schedule

DSC_0020

By Dan King Whitehall School District Superintendent Liz Legault said the district will begin working toward a new block schedule […]

Probation officers to carry firearms

Murphy, Jeff 2

By Derek Liebig In a split vote, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week authorizing probation […]

Two close losses for boys’ hoops

The Whitehall boys’ basketball team lost two games by a combined nine points last week. On Friday evening, the Railroaders […]

No new leads in case of missing man

By Derek Liebig It’s been a year since Jonathan Schaff was last seen walking from a Main Street bar toward […]

Boys’ basketball downed by Hoosick Falls

Granville’s boys’ basketball team played one of its best halves of basketball but was unable to contain an undefeated Hoosick […]