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Gerald A. MacDonald

September 12, 1933 ~ December 26, 2018 (age 85)

Gerald A. “Sudzy” MacDonald, 85 a lifelong resident of Craryville, NY passed peacefully on Wednesday December 26, 2018.


He was born on September 12, 1933 in Hudson the son of Gerald and Helen (Conklin) MacDonald.


Sudzy graduated from Roeliff Jansen High School in 1953 and proudly served with the United States Navy from 1956 – 1957.


He was the former owner and operator of the MacDonald House Tavern and Liquor Store in Craryville and also operated the Copake Laundromat.


Sudzy was a life member of the Oxbow Club in Hillsdale and a volunteer firefighter for the Craryville Fire Company. To his friends he was a renowned sportsmen who loved the outdoors and the camaraderie that came along with it. To his family he was a devoted husband and loving father who will be greatly missed.


He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan (Barrington) MacDonald; a daughter and son in law, Kellie and Keith Mills of Mentor, OH and a daughter and son in law, Jodie and James Martin and his granddaughter, Maeve Martin of Hatfield, PA.


He was pre deceased by his daughter Jana Susan MacDonald in 1972 and his sister Geraldine MacDonald in 2018.


A graveside service officiated by Vicar Jackie Jefferson will be held on Saturday May 25, 2019 at 2 PM in the West Copake Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be offered to the West Copake Reformed Church.


Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home of Copake NY.


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