George W. Wale

May 2, 2012       

BROWNVILLE, N.Y.    George W. Wale, 66, of 235 W. Main St., died Tuesday, May 1, at the Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic where he was a patient.

Born Jan. 7, 1946, the son of John and Cassette Wale, he was educated locally.  

In 1970, he married Leona Wilson at the Bethany Methodist Church in Watertown.

He worked as a cook at Mercy of Northern New York for 30 years. 

He enjoyed baseball, golf, and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and brother-in-law.

Surviving besides his wife, Leona, are two daughters, Kelly Wale, and her companion, Todd Merrifield, Brownville, and Mindy Ross, Watertown; three sons, Eric (Sara) Wale, Watertown, Alan "A.J." (Jamie) Wale, Cape Vincent, Dwayne Meeks, Dexter; as well as 11 grandchildren.

A sister, Albe Booth, died before him.

The funeral service will be noon Friday, May 4, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Burial will follow in North Watertown Cemetery. A calling hour will precede the service from 11 a.m. to noon.

Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.

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Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.