Obituary of George H. Field Jr.
George H. "Skip/Uncle Buck" Field, Jr.
George H. Field Jr., 76, of Veering Lane, Castleton, died suddenly at home on August 15, 2023.
Born in Albany, he resided most of his life in East Schodack and Castleton.
He served in the Armed Forces in Vietnam in 1966 as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. He was honorably discharged from service in 1968 with a National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and a Vietnam Service Medal.
After his discharge, he worked in the Construction Industry as a Truck Driver, Carpenter, and installer of overhead doors. He retired many years after working for "HVR" Henry V. Rector Construction in Rensselaer.
Skip was a lifetime member of the Rensselaer Elks BPOE 2073 and a member of the VFW Post 7337.
Skip enjoyed spending time with his friend Alan Drost and having weekend morning coffee with his neighbor Scott. He also loved NASCAR and enjoyed going to races with friends and his brother Curtis and his family in Arizona. In the 80s, he would spend time at the races at Lebanon Valley, where he even owned a car in the Sportsman Division, car number 311. He could be seen for many years on the sidelines watching his great-nephew (Dennon) play football and lacrosse. Most recently, he loved spending Sundays as part of the "Old Guys Crew" (Walt Killough & Barry Poppey) at his nephew John's place, where they would watch sports and have dinner. He was also an excellent cook and loved spoiling other people's animals.
He is predeceased by his parents Grace and George Field, Sr., his older brother John "Jack" and
Jack's wife Patricia Fisher, his sister Nancy Killough, and Barry Poppey.
He is survived by his brothers Joe (Trish) Field, Curtis (Melissa) Field, and sister Cindy (John) Argust, as well as many great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm St. Nassau on Thursday, August 24 from 4-7 p.m. Skip will be interred in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery during a private ceremony.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society 3 Oakland Ave. Menands, NY, 12204.