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David C. "Dave" Hemingway, 84, of the Rand Hill Road, Altona, died on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH, Plattsburgh, with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Mooers Forks on May 5, 1932, the son of Edgar and Lillian (LaWare) Hemingway.
Loving his Country, Dave left the hay fields of the family farm and enlisted himself in the U.S. Navy in 1950 where he would serve until his Honorable Discharge in 1956. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he also loved to play Cribbage and Pinochle. In fact, he was so passionate about his card playing that he taught many of his kids to play as well.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 51 years, Madeline "Maxie" (Collins) Hemingway; children, David and Tanya Hemingway, Charles and Diane Hemingway, Edna and the late David Francis, June and Joseph Aubrey, Clarence and companion, Joan Bulriss, Gary Trombley companion, Diana Thomas, David and Jessica Trombley; sisters, Bertha and the late James Armstrong; brothers, Anthony and James Hemingway, Harry and Linda Hemingway; 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dave was predeceased by his infant son, Edgar Lee Hemingway; brothers, Leo Hemingway, Kenny Hemingway, Joseph Hemingway (infant); sisters, Velita Savage, Pearl Moore, Shirley Arquette, and Kathy Hemingway (infant).
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at St. Ann's Church, Mooers Forks, with the Rev. Adrian Gallagher, celebrating. Military Honors will be in accord.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Altona Fire Department, 480 Devils Den Road, Altona, NY 12910.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers, 236-4747. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Dave please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on April 10, 2017
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