---- — KEESEVILLE — Joseph H. Test, Jr. 78, of Country Garden Apartments, passed away with his loving family by his side, Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his home under the care of Hospice of the North Country. He was born in Saranac Lake on Oct. 17, 1934, son of the late Joseph and Minnie (LaMountain) Test Sr..
Joseph attended school in Bristol, Conn., and in Clintonville. He moved to Keeseville, where he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class. He returned to the area after his service and worked for the Pokomoonshine Fire Tower, Port Douglas Fuel Storage and General Electric in Schenectady as a Shift Supervisor. Joseph started and operated his own logging business. He then owned and operated Renuit Auto Conditioning providing services to many area Automobile dealerships including Adirondack Auto in Elizabethtown for over twenty years. He retired in 1970 due to failing health.
Joseph is survived by his wife and best friend Sandra Stewart Rock Test of Keeseville; two daughters, Sheila (Thomas)Horton of Calif., Cindy (Jim) Carter of Ga.; one son, Ricky Test of Vt.; two step children, Craig (Julie) Rock of Peru, Rhonda (Chris) Gardner of Minn.; one sister, Catherine Baldwin of Clintonvillle; seventeen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his first wife Shirley Finnegan, his son Frank Joseph test and a step son, Mark Rock.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon Thursday, July 18, from St. John's Church in Keeseville. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Keeseville Rescue Squad or FitzPatrick Cancer Center at CVPH.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.healdfuneralhomeinc.com