Floyd L. Palmateer

Floyd L. Palmateer, 93, passed away at home on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. He was born on June 19, 1927 in Charlton, NY to Edgar and Lillie Mae Palmateer. Floyd attended Ballston Spa High School and served in the US Navy during World War II.

Floyd worked for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for 35 years. He was a member of the Harmony Corners Volunteer Fire Department serving as Fire Chief for several years. He was also a longtime member of the West Charlton Presbyterian Church.

He is predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Shirley and his 13 brothers and sisters. Floyd is survived by his sons Bruce Palmateer of Middle Grove, Barry Palmateer of Galway, and Brian Palmateer (Mary Beth) of Greenfield; grandchildren Mandi, Angela, Barry, Dan, and Ben; great grandchildren Jasmine, Alexis, Natalie, Jaxon and Ella; and several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Judy and Walt Thompson, Pat and John Gilchrist, and Margaret and Norm Griffin for all the loving care they gave to Floyd. Floyd will be remembered as a kind and loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend.

A graveside service will be held at Sweetman Cemetery in the Spring. Memorial contributions in memory of Floyd may be made to the Galway Emergency Medical Services, 2175 Galway Road, Galway, NY 12074.

Guest Book


Bruce and family I am so sorry to hear about Floyd - I have many fond memories from years ago - at FW WEBB COMPANY -He was a sweet man... My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Kelly DiLeva

I am so sorry for the loss of Floyd. Floyd was one of my most favorite banking customers. When he walked through the door he always had a big smile on his face. It was my pleasure to help him. He will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayers to family.

Margaret & Norm Griffin

Floyd (and Shirley) welcomed us as their next door neighbors ~30 years ago. He was so kind hearted, down-to-earth, proud of his family and so much more. We adopted him as our father figure. We are saddened at his passing but happy that he can now be with his bride in Heaven. ✝️

Marcie Page

So sad to learn of Floyd's passing. He was such a positive person, and I will remember how upbeat he was! He had a great laugh, and was a kind, thoughtful person. My condolences to the whole family. His kind demeanor certainly lives on in all of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Sara Guntrum

Uncle Floyd, you were a sweetheart from head to toe, he will be missed by our whole family along with Aunt Shirley. I will always remember his smile and support. I love my cousins and your family’s and we miss you all. He was a favorite, and we are very sorry for your loss. love you!

Scott Everson and Family

Uncle Floyd you will be missed dearly. Another great Palmateer gone to soon.