George R. Loucks
George R. Loucks, 69, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Catskill, NY on May, 25, 1947, the son of George and Marian Loucks.
George started his career as a Chemistry Teacher at Ballston Spa High School in 1969 and then joined the General Electric Research and Development Center in Niskayuna in 1972. He retired in 2015 after 43 years, with 19 awarded patents in the field of polymer processing.
He was a lifelong member and dedicated leader of the Boys Scouts of America, having been the Scoutmaster of Troop 67 in Scotia-Glenville for many years, then organizing and running the yearly Klondike Derby Deep Freeze for the last 20 years. George was a life member of the East Jewett Volunteer Fire Department.
George’s hobbies included collecting coins, then giving them away to family and friends and working on home improvement projects. He loved being in the woods with a wheel-barrow and a chainsaw, building nature trails and moving brush to the dump.
He was predeceased by his parents George and Marian Loucks, and his father-in-law Clayton “Junior” Mead. George is survived by his wife Barbara , their sons Brian Loucks (Lindsay) of Napa, CA and Kevin Loucks (Kristin) of Andover, MA; and his “PEACHES” - grandchildren Paige, Elizabeth “Ellie”, Aidan George, Cade, Hannah, Ethan and Sadie; brothers Gerry Loucks (Marge) and Jeff Loucks (Cindy) all of East Jewett; mother-in-law Violet Mead of Hunter, sister-in-law Bonnie Schertl of Hunter, and numerous nieces and nephews.
At George’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions in memory of George may be made to NYOH Community Cancer Foundation, 449 Route 146, Suite 101, Clifton Park, NY 12065 or BSA Klondike Derby Deep Freeze, c/o Brian Campbell, 346 Rector Road, Scotia, NY 12302 or East Jewett Vol. Fire Dept, PO Box 105, East Jewett, NY 12424 or Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Scotia, NY 12302.
Online remembrances may be made at www.armerfuneralhome.com