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Earl L. Jasmin


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Queensbury, N.Y. — Earl L. Jasmin, 93, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, after a good, long life.

Earl was born in Rutland, Vt. to Earl L. Jasmin and Marian Cocklin Jasmin on July 1, 1923. He had a sister, Doris, and brothers Norman and George.

He graduated from Rutland High School and briefly attended Georgetown University for dentistry until he missed his girlfriend, Betty, too much. He married Elizabeth Seward in Rutland where they had four children, Peter, Raymond (Toby), Barbara (Missy), and Earl Jr. He enjoyed driving from farm to farm to help his father-in-law lease land and equipment and he liked playing Poker at the Elk’s Club “a little too much,” as he would often admit.

Following a divorce, Earl moved to Alameda, California with his second wife, Millie Williams Jasmin. He loved his job as a salesman for Armstrong Construction. He prided himself on punctuality, professionalism and his ability to instantly calculate his commission on sales without a calculator. Right up until his death, he was able to quickly figure service tips on a restaurant bill in his head and always left a little extra when a waitress was attentive. Earl loved California and his life with Millie. He was happy he got to see Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra live in concert. The day before he died, Earl sang the chorus of “I Did It My Way” to his loyal, devoted friends, Gordon and Carol Stockman and Evelyn Philo of Queensbury.

After Millie died of a long illness, Earl married Eleanor Bannon Jasmin and moved to Queensbury. He and Eleanor enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and traveling to Vermont, Florida and California to visit family and friends. After Eleanor passed away in September 2013 after a short battle with cancer, Earl continued to enjoy dining at Ginny Rae’s in Hudson Falls and The Peppermill in South Glens Falls with his friends. He also was grateful when his neighbor, Onalee Lippman, drove him to Vermont to visit his family and he could reminisce about skiing at Killington after school with his buddies and setting up a dance club on Friday nights at the local firehouse during the Depression where he prided himself on making sure every girl got a chance to dance, with a 25 cent cover charge, of course.

In addition to his parents, siblings and three wives, Earl was predeceased by his daughter, Missy Jasmin Delehanty, and son, Earl Jasmin, Jr.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Sandi Jasmin of White River Junction, Vt.; grandson and wife, Toby and Julie Jasmin, and great-grandchildren, Alexis, Emily and Nicholas; granddaughter, Lisa Holmes and her husband, Todd, and great-grandson, Jordan. Earl was also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Toby and Janice Jasmin also of White River Junction; grandson and wife, Josh and Danielle Jasmin, and great-grandchildren, Justin and Jenna; grandson and wife, Sean and Robin Jasmin, and great-grandchildren, Cole and Charlotte; and grandson, Christopher Delehanty.

At Earl’s request, services are at the convenience of the family and burial will take place at Pine View Cemetery, Quaker Road, Queensbury.

Condolences may be mailed to Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette Street, Queensbury, NY 12804, or e-mailed throughwww.bakerfuneralhome.com.