LAKE PLACID — Edgar B. Baillargeon, Sr., 83, of Cascade Road passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Born Sept. 4, 1925 in Lake Placid, he was the son of Silas and Hattie (Hare) Baillargeon. He married Ethel Fitzgerald Jan. 28, 1948 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Lake Placid.
He was a veteran of World War II, and served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946 on the U.S.S. Arkab and the U.S.S. Missouri. He worked for the village of Lake Placid water department for 35 years, retiring as an assistant superintendent in 1982.
He was a member of the American Legion, Post 326, Lake Placid, and a member of the Lake Placid Fish and Game Club. Mr. Baillargeon was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and spend time at camp with his family and friends. He was a legendary lake trout fisherman and his knowledge of “laker fishing” and the hot spots in Lake Placid Lake were unmatched.
He is survived by his wife Ethel of Lake Placid; three children: Bernie Baillargeon and his wife Debbi of Lake Placid, Penni Miner and her companion Bill Gilson of Tupper Lake and Vicki Barney and her husband Wayne of Lake Placid; four grandchildren: Sparky Baillargeon and his wife Cassie of Keene, Becky Miner of Tupper Lake, Melissa Furnia of Lake Placid and JoElynn Garvey and her husband Brandon; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two brothers: Joseph and Clarence Baillargeon; one sister, Frances Baillargeon; his grandson, Caleb Baillargeon; and a son-in-law, Bobby Miner.
There were no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at St. Agnes Church. Burial followed in St. Agnes Cemetery with the Rev. Patrick O’Reilly will officiating.
The family suggests those wishing to remember Mr. Baillargeon make donations in his memory to the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 107, Lake Placid, N.Y. 12946.
The Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.