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William Clarence Dickey

William Clarence Dickey, 66, of Accord, NY died Thursday, September 13, 2012, at his home. He was born on May 10, 1946, in Jersey City, NJ, the son of the late Clarence and Frances (Turner) Dickey.

William and his wife Mary (Collins) moved to Ulster County 25 years ago from Lyndhurst, NJ. Together they had worked at the Mohonk Mountain House. William enjoyed this area and was dedicated to his Mohonk family. He liked sports and going fishing. He always had a joke to tell and was really good at it. For years he had always looked forward to being Santa Claus at Mohonk and many will remember him that way.

William's wife Mary had passed away ten years ago. He is survived by his two sisters, Kathleen Dickey and her companion Maria Gambatese, and Patricia Backman and her husband Bruce. His step-father John Sonta and his nephews, Scott, Jeremy and Jonathan Backman.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, September 17th from 10-12pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson, NY. A service will follow beginning at 12pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Paltz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, NY.

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Laura Oosse - September 23rd, 2012 at 9:28am - Email
Dear Kathy And Trisha, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you both as well as the rest of your family. Billy was a wonderful , wonderful man and felt blessed to have known him. Please know I will be thinking of you both. Love Laura

Jeffrey Sonta - September 21st, 2012 at 8:05pm - Email
Dear Kathy and Trish, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss though the passing of your brother. Although I only knew Bill for a short time, his wonderful, warm manner and at ease personality made me feel as though I knew him forever. My most sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family and may God bless and comfort you all during this time and always. Jeff

Amy Kaprelian - September 18th, 2012 at 5:02pm - Email
I was so saddened to hear the news that Bill passed away last week. I was also an employee of Mohonk years ago and had the pleasure of working under his late wife Mary 19 years ago who was also a lovely woman. Then years later, my family and I would visit Mohonk and considred Bill a highlight of the dining room. He always had time for a song or a joke and really seemed to enjoy interacting with everyone. I know he will be a great loss to Mohonk-but I know it doesn't compare to your loss as his family. My deepest condolences. Amy

Ira Malin - September 18th, 2012 at 4:35pm - Email
Dear Pat and Bruce, We were very saddened to learn of your loss, and send sincere condolences to you and your family. Love, Janet, Beth, Alli and Ira

Mary Ellen Campbell - September 18th, 2012 at 12:05am - Email
Dear Kathy, So sorry to have read of the passing of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sister. Rita Campbell, Mary Ellen Campbell and Eileen and Rick Fuentes

Karen Zahn - September 17th, 2012 at 11:12am - Email
My prayers are for Bill and his family.I was at The Taste of New Paltz and learned of his passing. I always looked forward to him at breakfast at Mohonk.I will miss him but will always have great memories.

Lorna S. McNeal - September 17th, 2012 at 9:10am - Email
I was deeply saddened by the death of William. This must be very difficult for you. You are in my thoughts and my prayers, May God bless you and your family during this time and always.

Rick and Lynne Bigge - September 17th, 2012 at 3:28am - Email
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. We visited Mohonk Mountain House and learned of Bill's passing. Sincere Heartfelt sympathy...

Jenny Hunt - September 16th, 2012 at 12:34pm - Email
My deepest condolences to the Backmans. Any loss is hard. A sudden loss adds confusion and anger to the anguish. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With great affection. Jenny

Bari Myers - September 16th, 2012 at 11:24am - Email
I express my sincere condolences to the family.

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