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Marvin Lee "Skip" Hoag Jr.

Hudson Falls, NY - Marvin Lee "Skip" Hoag Jr., 47, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 1, 2011, at his home, after a seven year battle with brain cancer.

Born March 23, 1964, in Glens Falls, NY, he was the first son of the late Marvin Lee Hoag Sr. and Vivian A. (Breault) Hoag Norton.

Marvin Jr. graduated from Hudson Falls Senior High School in 1982. During the summer of the 11th grade, he joined the U.S. Army and went to basic training at Fort Jackson, SC.

He was employed at Bekins Van Lines in Hudson Falls, prior to entering the New York State Department of Corrections in 1987, as a correctional officer. In addition, Marvin Jr. devoted his time serving his community while residing in Fort Ann for 12 years as an emergency medical technician and was a member of the Fort Ann Voluntary Fire Department. Skip served as a correctional officer at Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, NY, for 17 years, retiring December 24, 2004, due to his medical diagnosis.

Skip was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 574 in Hudson Falls. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and also riding with the American Legion Riders, especially on poker runs. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors.

Skip was predeceased by his father, Marvin Lee Hoag Sr.; grandmother, Miza Hoag; aunt, Miza Barnes; uncles, Steven and Duane Breault; aunt, Colleen Johnson; cousins, Walter Barnes and Kathleen Fenton; grandmother, Anna Ray; and grandfathers, Leonard Breault and Donald Hoag.

Skip is survived by his daughter, Kayla Hoag; mother, Vivian A. (Frederick) Norton; sisters, Mary Jane (Jack) Tifft, Bernadette A. Michael, Rebecca L. (Clarence) Thomas and Anne L. (Aaron) Gull; brothers, Edward F. (Connie) Hoag and Rolland G. (Olivia) Hoag; stepsisters, Mary (Paul) Miller , Susan (Greg) Brown and Paula (Rodney) Hall; step-brother, David (Kathy) Norton; aunts and uncles, Kathleen (Morris) Andrews, Mary (Walter) Evans, Mary Joseph, Dale Breault, Malcomb Breault, Kenny Breault, Arthur Breault, Leonard Breault and Tiny Hoag (Duane) Parry; nephews, Curtis, Matthew, Jonathan, Jacob, Joshua, Clarence Jr. (TJ), Tim, Kirk, Charles, Isaiah, Jordan and Jayden; and nieces, Ashley, Kerstin, Laura and Cassidy.

A Mass was held Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at St. Ann's Church, Fort Ann, NY.

Burial will be at a later date.

Services are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care.

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