Horace Henry Rockwell, 82, of Maple Grove Road, Northville passed away peacefully on Thursday September 9th, 2010 at Mount Loretto Nursing Home in Amsterdam following a long illness.
Born February 27, 1928 in Edinburg, he was the son of the late George and Ada Rockwell.
He was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Northville Central School Class of 1946.
A mechanic by trade, he was last employed by Fredericks Ready-Mix Concrete, retiring in 1991.
He was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing pranks, working on old cars, tinkering with machinery and fixing things, and playing cards and dominoes with his dear friends. He loved spending time with his grand-kids and with his beloved poodle companion, Sweet Pea.
He married Marian Baker on April 23, 1949; she died April 28, 1970.
He later married Clara Mae Bleyl on February 26, 1972; she passed on December 29, 2007.
Horace is survived by his children: Linda (Bob) Kemper of Northville, Sue (Chris) Seeley of Gloversville, and Dan Rockwell of Latham; step children: Frederick (Dale) Bleyl of Edinburg, Ronald (Jane) Bleyl of Northville, Beth Ann Bleyl of Gloversville, Janeane (Bob) Lawrence of Mayfield, and Timothy (Sue) Bleyl of Mayfield. Brothers: Leon (Donna) Rockwell of Mayfield, Bob Rockwell of Edinburg, Channing Rockwell of Northville; and one sister Betty Rulison of North Carolina; Several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother Charles and step-children Bernie, Richard and Marylee Bleyl.
Friends may call on Friday September 17, 2010 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Northville Funeral Service where a memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Amsterdam, 246 Mannys Corners Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010, the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern New York Chapter, Pine West Plaza, Bldg 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave Ext., Albany, New York 12205 or the charity of one’s choice.
Horace’s family would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to the Community Hospice of Schenectady and Amsterdam for their exceptional commitment, comforting, and compassionate care for our Dad in his final time with us.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.