David D. Tracy, 96

D avid D. Tracy, 96, of Pike Brook Road, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.

Born on May 11, 1914, in Clemons, he was the son of the late Fred W. Tracy and Hattie (Chaplan) Tracy.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the European Theatre during World War II. He received the Conspicuous Service Metal and the Purple Heart.

His favorite pastimes were visiting his family and favorite restaurant, hunting, gardening, playing with the tractor and going to Florida.

In his early years, he was employed in the Conservation Department for the state of New York. Later he worked for the town of Clemons Highway Department.

He was a member of the Republican Party, American Legion and BVA.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, June, who passed away on Oct. 2, 2003; his brothers, John F. Tracy, Fred A. Tracy, James Tracy , Gerald Tracy and Leslie Tracy; and his sisters, Virginia and Helen.

Survivors include his brother, Clifton and his wife, Eleanor, of Eagle Bridge; his sisters, Ethelyn of Perkinsville, Vt., Harriet and her husband, Jack, of Richmond, Ky., and Anna and her friend from Vermont; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held Monday at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall. Services were conducted by American Legion Post  83 and the Rev. Roberta Proper.

Interment , with full military honors, followed at the Pike Brook Cemetery in Clemons conducted by the American Legion Post 83.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in David’s name to the Skenesborough EMT, P. O. Box 333, Whitehall, N.Y. 12887.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams St, Whitehall, N.Y. 12887.

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