Funeral services for Everett R. Quackenbush, 80, formerly of Miner Street, will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Canton with Rev. Michael P. Catanzaro officiating. Calling hours will be Thursday at the Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Interment will be at a later date in the Fairview Cemetery, Canton.
Mr. Quackenbush died, July 8, 2013 at United Helpers Riverledge, Ogdensburg.
Surviving are his two children, Everett R., Jr and wife Judy of Hoosick Falls and Lynn Snow and husband Edward of Canton; a sister, Margaret Clark of Mullica Hill, NJ; four grandchildren, Jeanna Kuzia, Jessica McComish, Philip Snow and Christopher Snow; four great-grandchildren, Jaden Kuzia, Jonah Schichtl, John Steven McComish and Julia Eve McComish; two nieces, Cindy Winkler of Gansevoort and Debbie Matsinger of Collings Lake, NJ; a nephew, John Clark of Collings Lake, NJ; he will also be fondly remembered by a sister-in-law, Arlene Monell of Canton.
He was born August 13, 1932 in Newburgh, the son of the late Russell and Jennie (Grismer) Quackenbush. After graduating from Newburgh Free Academy, Everett joined the US Navy and served during the Korean Conflict on the USS Hornet from 1951-55. He later graduated the New York State Police Academy and started his career, retiring as a B.C.I. Investigator after 35 years on the force.
On October 6, 1957, he married Alice Lu Monell in Newburgh, NY. The couple moved to Canton shortly after marriage. Everett was an active member of the Canton Lion’s Club, served on the Board of Brick Chapel Church, Canton and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton.
He belonged to a number of organizations and memberships including: St. Lawrence University Hockey Boosters (1970’s-80’s), Brunner Hill Hunting Club, U.S.S. Hornet Assoc (Naval), Former NYS Troopers Assoc., D.E.C. Fish & Wildlife Management Board, Life Member of National Rifle Assoc., Life Member of NYS Rifle and Pistol Assoc., NYS Conservation Council and Federated Sportsman’s Clubs of St. Lawrence County.
Everett had a lifelong love of the outdoors which included: boating and fishing on the St. Lawrence River, camping at Higley and of course hunting all types of game, including upland birds, ducks and whitetails.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lion’s Eye Bank at Albany, 6 Executive Park Drive, Albany, NY 12203 or at www.lionseyebankalbany.org.