Clayton W. Dickinson, 77

C layton W. Dickinson, 77, of Carlton Road, passed away on July 21, 2010, at his home.
Born on Dec. 7, 1932, in the town of Northumberland, Saratoga County, he was the son of the late Albert and Amelia (Bahr) Dickinson.
Clayton was a student of Fort Edward High School but received his G.E.D. in the U. S. Army at Camp North-Star in Korea. He served in the Korean War from December 1952 through November 1954 in the 25th Division, PFC Infantry, U.S.A.R.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1491 for 22 years and a member of the American Legion, Post 83 for 23 years.
He worked for Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., now known as National Grid, for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the IBEW and the Niagara Mohawk 25-year Club. He gave 35 years of service to the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company with great pride. He also gave 20 years of service to the Skenesborough Rescue Squad.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by one brother, Robert L. Dickinson, and a sister-in-law, Jean Dickinson, as well as his first wife, Mary (Liberty) Tatsey.
Clayton is survived by his wife of 22 years, Gail (Austin) Dickinson of Whitehall; three sons, Clayton W. Dickinson Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of San Bernadino, Calif., Eric Dickinson and his wife, Lisa, of Lake Wales, Fla., and Matthew B. Dickinson and his wife, Jennifer, of Whitehall; one daughter, Danielle Dickinson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one stepson, James J. Cassidy of Greenville, Tenn.; four stepdaughters, Karen Cassidy and her companion, Tony Huntington, of Whitehall; Kim (McMillian) Stevens and her husband, Roy, of North Pole, Alaska, Deena (McMillian) Murphy of Castleton, N.Y., and Alana (McMillian) Bethel of North Carolina; one brother, Edgar Dickinson and his wife, JoAnn, of Guilderland; a sister-in-law, Sandy (Woodcock) Dickinson of Gansevoort; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was conducted Monday, July 26, at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall, with the Rev. Roberta Proper officiating.
Interment, with full military honors, followed at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall.
Calling hours were held at the funeral home on Sunday, July 25.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Clayton’s name to The Foley Cancer Center, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Allen Street, Rutland, Vt. 05701 or the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department, Main Street, Whitehall, N.Y. 12887.

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