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Elwyn “Al” Sumner, 86, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.
Born on Oct. 17, 1933, in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Roland V. and Eva (Barker) Sumner Sr.
Al married the love of his life Carole Lundgren on August 14, 1954 in Sandy Creek, NY. They spent 64 years together until her passing of July of 2017. He worked for General Electric Co. in Hudson Falls with 37 years of service retiring in 1985. Al was a trustee for the Sandy Hill/Fort Edward Union Cemetery and was formerly active in the Fort Edward Food Pantry at the Village Baptist Church, Fort Edward. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Fort Edward and was a 3rd Degree Knight. Al took a lot of pride in his yard and enjoyed gardening. He especially enjoyed his family and the many family gatherings.
In addition to his parents and wife he was predeceased by his son, Mark Sumner, his sister, Frances Wright (Bradley), his brothers, Roland Jr (Peg) and Douglas Sumner (Mary).
Left to cherish his memory include his children, Cathy Bowe and her significant other, Harry Mumblo, Matt Sumner and his wife, Mary Kay; his 8 grandchildren; his 12 great grandchildren; his daughter-in-law, Linda Sumner; his brother, Sterling “Porky” Sumner (Jean) and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 pm on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828. To leave online condolences please visit www.kilmerfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00am on Monday Nov. 25, at the funeral home..
Burial will follow the services at the Union Cemetery, Fort Edward.
Memorial donation in Al’s name can be made to American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Suite 204, Albany, NY 12205 or to the Sandy Hill/Fort Edward Union Cemetery, 8 Schuyler St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or to the charity of one’s choice.
The family wishes to thank the First Responders, the Police Dept and employees at Glens Falls National Bank for their care and concern.