January 24, 1931 — December 30, 2017 QUEENSBURY — Dr. Edward F. Huntington, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Queensbury, surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 30, 2017.
Born Jan. 24, 1931, “Ted” was one of six boys born to the late Lowell and Meta Huntington of Westford.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 in Heidelberg, Germany, and received the Occupation of Germany Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Ted graduated from Oneonta State with a Bachelor of Science in Education. While attending Oneonta, he was a two-sport standout in basketball and baseball and was later inducted into Oneonta’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. The college previously honored Huntington in 1985 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
After graduation, Ted earned his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Education from Colgate University in 1961 and Albany University in 1966. He spent his professional career as a teacher and principal of Sidney Central School before becoming Superintendent of the Canton Central and Schalmont school districts. He finished his career as the District Superintendent of Warren-Washington-Hamilton-Essex County BOCES. In 1988, Ted received the New York State Council of School Superintendents Distinguished Service Award.
Ted met Elaine, the “love of his life,” in Sidney and married on Aug. 20, 1955. Ted and Elaine went on to celebrate 62 years of marriage and raise four children.
In addition to being a devoted New York Giants fan and an avid golfer, Ted was a past president and long time member of the Glens Falls Country Club, where he and his family established many lifelong friendships.
Dr. Huntington held many leadership roles in the Rotary Club, New York State Council of School Superintendents, Chamber of Commerce, Glens Falls National Bank, United Way, Warren-Washington Mental Health Association, the Glens Falls Hospital Board and The Foundation.
Ted is predeceased by his five brothers, James, Robert, David, Donald and Peter Huntington; his daughter, Kathleen Huntington Roberge; and daughter-in-law, Heather Stratton Huntington. In addition to his beloved wife, Elaine, he is survived by his sons, Michael Huntington of Honeoye Falls and Edward Huntington Jr., of Glens Falls; his daughter, Ann and husband, Peter Lozis III of Nokesville, Virginia; and his son-in-law, John Roberge of Gansevoort. Ted remains a special “Grampy” to his grandchildren, Jackson Huntington and Peter and Matthew Lozis. Ted is also survived by sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
The family expresses sincerest gratitude to Dr. Christopher Hoy, Dr. William Tedesco and to Ted’s caregiver Sue Bautista. Additional thanks go to the entire staff of the Glens Falls Renal Center and transportation services provided by the Conkling Center.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, at the Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 am Wednesday, January 3, at Our Lady of Annunciation, 448 Aviation Road, Queensbury. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ted’s memory to Warren-Washington Association of Mental Health, 3034 State Route 4, Hudson Falls, NY 12838; or the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, 126 South St. Glens Falls, NY 12804.