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Troy, New York 12180

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James Howard Miner October 2021 Honor A Deceased Veteran

October 12, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am


James Howard Miner was born on April 6, 1940 in Ticonderoga, New York to Charles Miner and Dorothy (Barber) Miner. He was the brother of the late Donald Miner, who served in the United States Navy.

James graduated from Hoosick Falls (Wood Memorial) High School in 1957, and then went on to attend Hudson Valley Community College.

James enlisted in the United States Army on September 23, 1963 in Albany, New York, serving with the rank of Specialist 4 E-4 during the Vietnam War. For his courageous service during the War, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Marksman Badge (Rifle M-1 and M-14). He separated from the Army on September 22, 1969.

James was also a devoted family man, and loved to spend time with his partner and best friend of 27 years, Gale E. Leva, and their combined family which consisted of six children, Brett (Natalie), Jason (Ami), Cherie, Joseph, Charles, and Nicole (Martin); and 11 grandchildren, David, Zack, Chad, Timothy, Samantha, Madison, Asher, Elizabeth, Janessa, Alyssa and Silas.

James was employed by Wood Flong Corporation in Hoosick Falls, New York for 20 years as a Haynes Ford sales manager and salesperson. He also was a part owner of M&M Liquors in Greenwich, New York, a truck manager for Morrison Chevrolet in Bennington, Vermont, a salesperson for Independent Homes, Inc., and spent 30 years as a bartender for special events.

James loved boating, golf, fishing, traveling and screaming at football games. He was an active member of the community and belonged to several organizations. He was a School Board member for 19 years, President of the local union Wood Flong Corp, Past Treasurer of Hoosick Falls Little League, Hoosick Falls Country Club Board member and Golf and Handicap chairman, Lifetime member of St. Stanislaus, Hoosick Falls Kiwanis Club President and a member of the American Legion. James spent many of his last years seeing America in his motor home accompanied by his love, Gale.

Sadly, on April 11, 2017 James passed away.



October 12, 2021
8:30 am - 9:00 am
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