Honor Mission
Vernon E. Estes
US Army Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 11/19/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The patriot Guard Riders have been requested by the family of Vernon E. Estes to participate in his military honors funeral services. Vernon, age 87, died on Friday, November 12, 2021.

After graduation from Canajoharie High School, Vernon enlisted into the United States Army, and served until his honorable discharge in 1958. He subsequently completed his bachelor’s degree at the college of Saint Rose in Albany. Later he worked at General Electric as an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer until his retirement in 1990.

Vernon enjoyed woodworking, golfing, bowling, and automobile restoration. He was a member of St. Anthony’s church, Automobiles of the Upper Hudson Valley (AUHV), and the senior bowling league at Boulevard Bowl.

Vernon's full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 11/19/2021
Primary Staging Time: 09:15
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Townley and Wheeler Funeral Home
21 Midline Rd.
Ballston Lake, NY 12019
Lead Ride Captain: Bruce Barger
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #:  
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 25 May 2021
  • While in any outdoor setting, fully vaccinated PGR members will no longer be required to wear masks but are asked to act responsibly and respect your fellow members decision on this issue. For the protection of others, non-vaccinated members are asked to please wear a mask.
  • For the immediate future, all PGR members will continue to wear masks and social distance while indoors during a mission.
  • Masks will be worn at any other location where organizers, requestors or the Lead Ride Captain has determined that this be done.
  • Going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please respect the LRC’s decision on these matters.
  • Here is the link for the Current NYS rules: Current NYS Guidelines
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Current Guidelines
Special Information: We will stage for dignified transfer and then escort to St. Anthony's Church, 331 Seward Place, Schenectady for an 11:00 am mass followed by interment.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 11/19/2021
Second Staging Time: 10:45
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: St. Anthony's Church
331 Seward place
Schenectady, NY 12305
Second Lead Ride Captain: Bruce Barger
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Flag line for the arrival of funeral procession.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Dan Nolin
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  rs 11/16


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