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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