Virgil Cater, Jr. found eternal peace on Thursday, January 19, 2023, in the comfort of his home and in the loving care of his family.
Born 71 years ago on April 30, 1951 in Cobleskill, to Ethel (Diamond) and Virgil Cater, Sr., he graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1969 and went on to serve in the United States Army from 1970-1972. Virgil earned a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and a Marksman Badge (Rifle)
A lifetime member of the Middleburgh Rod and Gun Club, Virgil was an avid hunter and enjoyed sharing the peace and solitude of nature with his son. He loved driving truck for a living, with Freihofer’s and most recently the Golub Corporation before retiring. Virgil was also a keen card player and met twice a week with his “card groups.” He never missed his daily drive around the neighborhood with his beloved dog “Ginger” and surrounding himself with his family, especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brought out his brightest smiles.
52 years of life and love will be held forever by his wife: Cheryl (Gordon) Cater, whom he married on August 22, 1970 and his children: Leonard (Marie) Cater, Melissa (Greg) Mickel, Dan Pigott; grandchildren: Sydney (Nate) Shoemaker, Cody (Deanna) Martin, Taylor (Mykel) Foland, Hannah Martin, Connor (Saige) Mickel, Ethan Mickel; great-grandchildren: Dallas Foland, Noah Shoemaker, Everette Foland, Alexander Martin, Indie Foland; siblings: Cheryl (Bill) Lee, Joan Cater Porter, Mary (Gerald) Bowman, William “Willie” Cater; brothers and sisters-in-law: Vernon (Lorrie) Gordon, William (Vanessa) Gordon, Timothy (Debra) Gordon; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Virgil was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Bruce Cater.
A visitation with Virgil’s family will be held from 6-8PM on Monday, January 23rd at Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC, 134 River Street, Middleburgh. A funeral service will be held at 12:00PM on Tuesday, January 24th at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Main Street, Middleburgh. A committal service, with Military Honors will be at 12:00PM on Wednesday, January 25th at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd. Schuylerville, NY 12871
Donations in Virgil’s honor are requested to the Middleburgh Rod and Gun Club, PO Box 24, Middleburgh, NY 12122
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Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club
PO Box 24, Middleburgh NY 12122