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Henry C. VanAcker, Jr., 74, of Rouses Point passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was born July 1, 1943 in Plattsburgh, the son of Dr. Henry and Marion (Barney) VanAcker.
He served in the U. S. Navy as an L.T.J.G and served aboard the USS Hancock (CVA-19). He received numerous accommodations including the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the National Defense Medal.
He was a graduate of Manhattan College and Albany Law School.
Henry was admitted to the practice of law in 1970 and was a well-known attorney out of Rouses Point for nearly 40 years. He also served as a Federal Magistrate in the Northern District of New York.
Outside of his profession, Henry had a great zest for life and new things. He held a flight instructor certificate, a helicopter license, a sailboat captain license, a tractor trailer driver's license, was a ham operator, parachute jumper, flew a hang glider and loved to crochet. He also was stock race car driver. During his racing years he was known as the "Racing Magistrate" at Airborne Speedway.
He is survived by his cousins, George Marnes and Glenn VanAcker; close friends, and neighbors who all love and miss him dearly.
Henry's wishes were to have no calling hours but Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's Church in Rouses Point, N.Y. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. Burial will be private in a cemetery in Albany at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Ross Funeral Home in Mooers.
Published on May 16, 2017
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