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Honor Mission

John D. Bourdeau
USMC Vietnam Era Veteran

Schuylerville, New York - 27 Dec 2017


The family of John D. "Jake" Bourdeau has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Jake passed on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

Born in Cohoes, Jake was a graduate of Keveny Memorial Academy. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving during the Vietnam War, and was Honorably discharged. He later worked as a roofer and lumberjack, and was a member of the American Legion E.T. Ruane Post 476 and the Polish American Association Group #2462.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in the obituary on the Fitzgerald Funeral Home website, viewable here: https://www.fitzgeraldfuneralhomeltd...bit.php?id=204

Primary Staging Time: 12:00 P.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Interment with full military honors scheduled for 12:30 PM. For those staging directly at the cemetery, please do so quietly and be aware of any services in progress.

Extended weather forecast calls for highs in the teens. Please dress accordingly.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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