Richard “Butch” J. Enfield, Jr. (1953-2019)
Richard “Butch” John Enfield, Jr. died on Saturday, December 21, 2019, following a brief illness whilst battling lung cancer at the age of 66. A lifelong resident of Gloversville, N.Y., he was born on March 26, 1953 to Richard “Dick” Enfield, Sr., and Lenora “Lee” Puglis. His family his was affiliated with Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church where his aunt, Sr. Dolores Puglis, served for a number of years.
A 1971 graduate of Gloversville High School, Butch furthered his education taking electrical classes at Fulton Montgomery Community College. He began his career at the Fulton County Silk Mill, eventually working for General Electric for over 30 years. Hobbies included woodworking, hunting, and camping - one of his lifelong accomplishments was hiking part of the Appalachian Trail, specifically the 133 mile Northville-Placid Trail.
Butch is survived by his son, Aaron Enfield of Albany; sister, Kathy Van Voast, and aunt, Joan Fudger of Johnstown; nephew, Robert “Bob” Van Voast and family of Fort Johnson; niece, Kristen Van Voast of Rotterdam; step-daughther, Tamra Renzo, granddaughter, Tara Renzo of Gloversville; good friends, Buddy Thompson of Corinth, Dave Hansen of Gloversville; and several cousins in New York, Ohio, and North Carolina.
A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Holy Spirit followed by a burial at Prospect Hill Cemetery in the spring. His family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Mountain Valley Hospice and Ellis Hospital. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests a donation on behalf of Butch to Mountain Valley Hospice.