US Marines


Honor Mission

Joseph W. Pelkey

US Marine Corps
Vietnam Era Veteran

Fort Edward, NY - 05/11/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Joseph W. pelkey has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services.  Joseph, 79, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at his home.

Born in Portsmouth, NH, Joseph served proudly in the Marine Corps from 1961 to 1966. He worked for BOCES for over 30 years retiring as a School Tech Carrier.  After retiring he started his own business known as Pelkey Excavating. In addition to these careers he spent his lifetime as a local active musician (lead guitar and vocalist). He was active in several popular long term bands starting with Country Express in the late 1970's and currently the Old Friends Band. Music was his passion.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

05/11/2024 at 09:30am

Staging Location:

St. Joseph's Cemetery
Burgoyne Ave.
Fort Edward, NY 12828

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Dan Nolin
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, 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 ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

We will stage for the arrival of family and friends and dignified transfer. Military honors will follow. Joe was a great guy and a member of the American Legion Post where I am a member.  He was a friend of mine.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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