WEST COXSACKIE – Louie George
Carman, Jr., many knew him as Carm or George, passed away February
10, 2015, with his loving wife Rose and sister Deborah at his side.
George was born August 28, 1951
in Stamford, NY to Katherine (Cortese) and the late Louie G. Carman,
Sr. He was raised in Prattsville, NY. Upon graduating from Grand
Gorge Central School in 1970 he “studied” one year at Hudson Valley
Community College. George joined his dad, Louie and Uncle Andrew in
the family business. He was the third generation to own and operate
JA Carman Trucking Co, that his grandfather John started in 1914.
While living in Prattsville, he was a member of the Prattsville Fire
Co and also served as chief. After the flood in 2011, he made
several trips back to his hometown.
George’s love of the water
began at the family camp on Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY. There he
learned, at a very early age, how to navigate a boat with his Dad.
When the business moved to Albany, he settled in Coxsackie where he
was close to his beloved Hudson River.
He was a member of the
Coxsackie Yacht Club for twenty years, where he served on the Board
of Directors, was Vice Commodore and Committee Chairman of numerous
fund raising events. The annual Pig Roast was his specialty. You
could find him by the pits early in the morning, prepping and
cooking until all were served. Weekends and spare moments were
spent on his boat, the “Lickity Split”. You could hear Classic
Rock, Irish Tenors and any upbeat music drifting from his boat.
Music was a huge part of him. Oh, a drink was always ready along
with a good time.
On December 5, 2003 he married
Rose P. DeFlumer. Their anniversary also marked her birthday so he
would remember! His nickname for Rose was “Nurse Ratchet” as he
lovingly referred to her lately. She was and always will be the
love he yearned to have beside him.
Besides his wife Rose, he
leaves mom Katherine of Clifton Park, NY. A loving daughter and
son-in-law, Kimberly and Clifton Thompson of Hunter, NY, who gave
him three cherished, beautiful and full of life grandchildren,
Breanna, CJ and Taylor. A brother, James (Cynthia) Carman and niece
Karen of Abbotsford, British Columbia. A sister, Brenda and husband
Stephen Kralovich, niece Jennifer (Scott) Schelling and nephew
Joseph of Acra, NY. A sister, Deborah Colliton, of Mechanicville,
NY. Beloved nieces, Tricia and husband, Jon Baum of Amherst, MA;
Courtney and husband Luke Lamport of Ballston Spa, NY and great
nephews, Carter Lamport and Jack Baum. George is also survived by
nephews George (Rosemary) McHugh of Delmar, NY, Joseph (Amy) McHugh
of South Bethlehem, NY and Albert (Candace) McHugh of Coeymans, NY,
cousins, aunts and an uncle.
Louie George lived his life his
way and so it is in death. His wish was humble; no wake, no tears,
no fuss. Honoring his last wish, there will be a private family
service at their convenience.
Louie George was a man of few
words, but the “river ran deep”. When you see the sun or moon cast
a glimmer on the water, think of the love we carry for him and be
thankful we had him in our lives. He reached the silent shore…I
smile, but my heart is breaking.
Remembrances may be made to the
Coxsackie Community Food Pantry C/O Charlotte Carter, 961 CR 54,
Hannacroix, NY 12087, Prattsville Fire Co., Prattsville, NY 12468 or
Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY