TUPPER LAKE - Paul J. Arey, 76, of Tupper Lake, passed away after a brave fight with thyroid cancer with his family by his side on Friday, July 27, 2012.
Born on Aug. 23, 1935, in Wyalusing, Pa., he was the son of Fred and Rachel (Manahan) Arey. Mr. Arey graduated from Wyalusing High.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving from 1953 to 1957. After service, he became a trooper with the New York State Police, retiring in 1980 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Veteran of Foreign Wars, past officer of the Loyal Order of the Moose and past president of the Hay Meadow Pond Club.
He is survived by his wife Dorcas (Pepper) of Tupper Lake; sons: Dennis and P.J. of Tupper Lake; daughters: Trudy and her husband Eric Quinlan of Marcellus, and Tera Arey of Jamesville; grandsons: Chad and Corey Arey and Gavin Arey of Tupper Lake, and Ryan and Kyle Quinlan of Marcellus; a great-granddaughter, Madison Arey; sisters: K. Louise Ross of Meshoppen, Pa., and Ann and her husband Paul Meas of New Albany, Pa.; one brother, James and his wife Mimi of Camptown, Pa.; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; sisters: Alice Armitage and Evelyn Matlack; and brothers: Edward and Kenneth.
Calling hours and funeral services are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Adirondack Leathernecks, Marine Corps League, VFW Post 3120 or High Peaks Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.stuartfortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.