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Howard James Ayers
Birth: Aug. 15, 1914
Gloversville
Fulton County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 2003
Johnstown
Fulton County
New York, USA


Howard James Ayers was born with the name Howard James Goodness and was adopted by Frederick Ensign Ayers when Howard's mother Aurora Marie Laura Mary Lefebvre Goodness married Fred Ayers on 2 Aug 1920. All descendants of Howard James Goodness Ayers go by the name of Ayers. Howard James Goodness was the son of Ira Edgar Goodness born 20 Jul 1885 and died 29 Aug 1920 being struck by a train as he stepped from the caboose of the train he was on, in Columbia Co., New York.
Obituary: Howard J Ayers, age 89, of Johnstown, Fulton, New York died Saturday, August 16, 2003, at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, Fulton, New York. He was born August 15, 1914 in Gloversville. His parents, Fred and Aurora LeFevre Ayers, preceded him in death.

Mr Ayres was employed as a truck driver for Pine Box, in El Centro, CA for many years. He also worked as a taxi driver in Gloversville, and as a cook at the Palace Diner and Miss Johnstown Diner in Johnstown, and later worked in the Green Thumb Program at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.Mr. Ayers loved to travel, golf and go bowling.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Geraldine Fonda Ayers, of Johnstown; sons John H. Ayers and wife Jeanette of Fort Plain, NY; Howard F. Ayers of CA and Henry L. Ayers of PA; a daughter, Sandra L King and her husband Donnie of Ghent, KY; a daughter-in-law Mary Ayers of Gloversville; 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by another son, Dennis J Ayers in 1989, a sister, Helen Suda and brother George Ayers.


August 24, 1976
The Many Years
written by Sandra Lee Ayers

Oh my, Dad, please forgive, for my forgetfulness;
For letting your birthday slip on by, Without a card, unless!!
You too, would like to forget ..... Your birthday from now on,
By the way, how old are you now? You don't say, just 41 !!
Don't worry Dad, about the years, Just remember this
No matter what age you are, You're never to old to kiss.
Oh, there's another thing, Dad, That I would want you to know
All of your children love you, Even sometimes when it don't show
And Mom there, look at her, By your side she's been these years,
I'm getting kind-a sentimental, Hope we all don't end in tears:
Oh, well Dad, you know me, I don't stay sad for long
There's too many things to be happy for, And you are a special one.
Better end my writing now, And go on about my work,
Have a Happy Birthday, Boy! Am I a jerk.
You didn't want to remember them, And I've reminded you
But then, I' m not the only one, The rest of your kids did too.
Oh, and one other thing ---about what age are you
It seems to me that you should be about ah 62.
So I will say so long for now, Until I write again
This poem comes from all of us, With love that we do send.





 
 
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 Parents:
  Ira Edgar Goodness (1885 - 1920)
  Aurora-Laura Marie-Mary LeFevre Carmack (1899 - 1956)
 
 Spouse:
  Geraldine Blanche Fonda Ayers (1920 - 2005)*
 
 Children:
  Herman Ayers (1937 - 1938)*
  Henry L Ayers (1938 - 2004)*
  Dennis James Ayers (1939 - 1989)*
  Mary Kathryn Ayers (1942 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Howard James Ayers (1914 - 2003)
  Helen Mae Ayers Suda (1915 - 1983)*
  George Frederick Ayers (1922 - 1991)**
  Alice Rose Ayers (1926 - 1927)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ferndale Cemetery
Johnstown
Fulton County
New York, USA
 
Created by: SLKing
Record added: Apr 17, 2012
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Another year has passedBut I think of you oftenMissing you every dayRemembering the good times you and mom gave us. Happy Father's Day, Dad.
- SLKing
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day, Dad. I miss you so much. But I know where you are and I will be there one day also. Love, your Brownie.
- SLKing
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
I thought of you yesterday on your birthday, Dad. Miss you so much but know I will be with you again someday. Love you. Kiss Mom for me.
- Brownie
 Added: Aug. 16, 2012
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