Earl S. "Early" McSpirit, Jr., 28, of Gloversville, New York, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at his home.
Earl was born on November 5, 1992 in Gloversville, the son of Earl McSpirit and Joy VanNostrand. He attended the Gloversville High School, and after school, he worked as a home health aide for Home Helpers in Hagaman, New York.
Earl was very artistic and creative. When he wasn't at work, he spent his time crafting, interior decorating, and going to Lake Sacandaga He loved being in the woods and by the water, and especially treasured spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Earl is survived by his father, Earl (Julie Jennings) McSpirit; his mother, Joy (John Beddow) VanNostrand; his sisters Brittani (Joseph Ketchum) Brown, and Elisabeth (Darrin Cornwell) McSpirit; his step-siblings, Christopher G. Jennings, Sr., Kassandra A. Blanchard, Christian P. Blanchard, and Jordan A. Beddow; his nieces and nephews, Blaine McSpirit, Kendall Palmer, Christopher Jennings, Jr., Izaya McSpirit, Aubriella Brown, Jason Cornwell, Shannon Cornwell, and Kyleigh Ketchum; and his companion, Lee Simmonds.
Services for Earl will be private at the convenience of his family.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Rd. Gloversville, NY 12078, or to the Fulton County Regional SPCA, Inc., P.O. Box 1274 Gloversville, NY 12078 .
The staff of Walrath and Stewart Funeral Home are honored to be assisting Earl's family as they navigate this difficult time.