Norman Houston “Sonny” MacLeod, 67

N orman Houston “Sonny” MacLeod, 67

WHITEHALL — Norman Houston “Sonny” MacLeod, 67, of Whitehall, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 6, 2012, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Sonny was born on Aug. 31, 1944, in Princeton, Maine, the son of the late Norman H. MacLeod Sr. and Edith (Libby) MacLeod.

He was a graduate of Whitehall High School.

Sonny was married to Bonnie Lee (Witherbee) MacLeod of Ticonderoga who passed away on March 18, 2007, after 34 years of marriage.

They enjoyed fishing, and traveling to Big Lake, Maine, where they spent many summer vacations with their children. Also, they enjoyed hunting in the Adirondacks, golfing with his son Scott and wife Christina, and camping during the summer in Crown Point (Port Henry).

Sonny retired in 2008 from International Paper Mill in Ticonderoga after being employed with the company for more than 45 years.

During the summer months, he traveled many miles on his Harley Davidson, touring the countryside with his son Ian and friends Ted and Shirley LaRose. His greatest joy was to spend time babysitting and helping to raise his grandchildren.

Sonny is survived by his children, Scott M. Grupe and his wife Christina of Arlington, Vt., Kevin F. Austin and his wife Jennifer of Saratoga, NY, Brian MacLeod and his wife Kim of Suwanee, Ga., and Ian MacLeod of Whitehall.

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Sheila M. Witherbee of Ticonderoga, his five grandchildren, Nicholas Grupe and Claire Grupe of Arlington, Vt., Alexis, Aidan  and Connor MacLeod of Whitehall.  He is also survived by a loving sister, Donna Jean MacLeod of Whitehall, his brother-in- law, sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Michael G. Angiolillo Funeral Home, 210 Broadway, Whitehall, NY, with the Rev. Michael Lemery officiating.

A reception will follow at the home of his sister following the services at 2303 Upper Turnpike Road, Whitehall.

Friends may call on the family from 5:30 pm until the time of the services on Thursday.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to the New Meadow Autistic Center, 15 Burke Drive, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Northshire Freepress 12/19/14

North Country Freepress – 12/19/14

Weekender 12/12/14

Lakes Region Freepress 12/19/14

Classifieds 12/17/14

Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

Dog Salon

By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

Author

By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]

Town to host hearing on fire protection

By Derek Liebig The town board will hold a public hearing later this month on proposed contracts for fire protection […]