Daniel McCumber

Daniel J. McCumber

Tuesday, July 17th, 1934 - Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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PETERSBURGH – Daniel J. McCumber, 85, died on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his home in Petersburgh. Born in Pittstown, NY on July 17, 1934, he was the son of the late Kenneth Earl McCumber and Florence Church McCumber.

He was a graduate of Berlin Central School and the 1st graduating class from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. He resided in Troy, Berlin, Seattle, WA and Petersburgh where his family was considered one of the original families of Petersburgh. He was a member of the US Army National Guard based out of Hoosick Falls.

He was employed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Westside Structural Steel in Watervliet, was a vice president of McKinney Steel in Albany, 10 years for Chinook Construction Products in Seattle, WA and for Beeche Systems Scaffolding.

Dan was very active in the Petersburgh community serving as Town Supervisor, President of the Petersburgh Library Association and President of the Meadowlawn Cemetery Association.

He was an avid reader, enjoyed sailing on Lake Champlain and Pugent Sound in Seattle, WA and doing crossword puzzles especially the NY Times. Along with his wife Jane, he wintered in Arizona for over 30 years.

His motto was “humor is the lubrication of life”.

He is the beloved husband of 63 years of Jane T. Silvernail McCumber; devoted father of Eric J. (Kathy) McCumber of Stephentown, David B. McCumber of San Antonio, TX, Jeffrey A. (Pamela) McCumber of Stephentown and Colleen A. (Laura Reddoch) McCumber of Seattle, WA; proud grandfather of Heidi J. McCumber, Daniel Lightfoot McCumber, Walker Bryan McCumber, Joshua Alan McCumber, Molly Irene McCumber and Matthew Reddoch; dear brother of Susan McCumber of Bristol, RI, Kathy (John) Armstrong of Wilmington, NC and the late Noel, Barry and Christie McCumber. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh on Saturday, November 30th from 10:00 am-12:00 noon. Interment will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery, Petersburgh.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pleasant Valley-Meadowlawn Cemetery Association, PO Box 130, Petersburgh, NY 12138 or the Petersburgh Library Association, PO Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138.

Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home
    66 Armsby Road, PO Box 361
    Petersburgh, NY 12138
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  • Interment

    Meadowlawn Cemetery
    Hewitt Road
    Petersburgh, NY 12138
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Michael Barrett

Posted at 04:18pm
Jeff and Pam,

I am so very sorry to read of your loss. I remember with great fondness the conversations that we had up at camp.

Michael Barrett

David W Paul

Posted at 07:56am
Jeff, Pam & Molly , So very sorry for your loss, Dan was always known for his dry wit & way with words. You always knew when he was in the room. A well liked genuine "good guy" He will be greatly missed by all who knew him ! Dave & Cathy Paul

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Posted at 09:22pm
Thinking of you during this difficult time with much love. Love, Your Marios Family
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Craig And Kathy Murphy and Family

Posted at 09:37am
Your in our prayers.
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Sandie Navom

Posted at 09:36am
Jeff, Pam, Molly, So sorry to hear about the passing of Daniel. Things will never be the same without him, but he was a wonderful man and you have great memories to hold on to. Love,Sandra and Bruce Navom

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