PORT HENRY - William Rogers Hickey, 86, of Prospect Avenue, Port Henry, passed away peacefully at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. He was born Sept. 21, 1927, in Port Henry.. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marion Yando Hickey; two sons, John Hickey (Erin Pooler-Prevette) and Michael Hickey; a brother, John Kreger; grandsons, Justin Moore and Stephen J. Stanilka; granddaughters, Meghan Moore and Ashleigh Hickey (Dillon Briggs); and his great- grandson, Everette Hickey-Briggs; along with several nieces and nephews.. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Grace Hickey; his siblings, Lucille McNulty, Madge Reardon, Olivette Brooks, John F. Hickey, Thomas Hickey and James Kreger.. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Grace Hickey; his siblings, Lucille McNulty, Madge Reardon, Olivette Brooks, John F. Hickey, Thomas Hickey and James Kreger.. William graduated from Port Henry High School in 1945 and joined the Navy Reserves at the very end of World War II. He was honorably discharged a year later at the end of World War II.. In 1947, he attended Rider Business School in Trenton, N.J., for accounting. After returning to Port Henry, he became the assistant manager of the Lee House; along with working as part-time bookkeeper for the Witherbee-Sherman Corporation. In 1962, he leased and became manager of the Lee House until its closing in 1976. He then worked at Fletcher Allen as a security officer until his retirement.. In his retirement he enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes, and helping out his neighbors.. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry. Burial will be in the spring.
Published on December 26, 2013