October 24, 1930 — October 21, 2018
HUDSON FALLS — Nathan G. Dickinson, Jr., 87, of Vaughn Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Albany Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Oct. 24, 1930 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Nathan and Mina (Bartlett) Dickinson, Sr.
Nathan graduated from Hudson Falls High School and continued his education at Cobleskill State University, earning a degree in animal husbandry and dairy industry. While at Cobleskill, he was a member of the Theta Gamma Fraternity. Later in life, he was given the Cobleskill College Alumni of the Year Award for his achievements in the dairy industry.
Nathan was the owner and operator of the Ideal Dairy Farms, Inc. on Vaughn Road, where he produced, processed and distributed milk in a four county area.
Nathan proudly served on the board of directors for the Washington County Farm Bureau. Later he assumed the post of vice president, working on legislative issues.
He was appointed by the governor of New York to serve on the Hudson River Reclamation Project where he studied environmental impact issues and solutions for PCB contaminations in the Hudson River.
Nathan served as vice president and board member for the New York/New Jersey Producer, Handler Coop, Inc., and Dairy Farmer Distributors of America for many years working with national legislators and dairy leaders.
He also served on the Hudson Falls Central School District Board of Education for 15 years and was a member of the finance, building and grounds, transportation and audit committees.
Nathan was commodore of the Corinthian Yacht Club for many years and loved racing on Lake George. In his younger years, winters found him downhill skiing with his family and friends.
Horses consumed him. He was an avid rider, mounting a horse for the annual Memorial Day parades. Nathan was also an enthusiastic cross-country horse camper. His four main interests in life were his farm, horses, skiing and sailing.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his two brothers-in-law, Charles Loukes and Joseph Casey.
Survivors include his loving ex-wife and caretaker, Lorraine (Wright) Dickinson of Hudson Falls; his two sons, John J. Dickinson and his wife, Denise (Pemrick), of Hudson Falls and David N. Dickinson and his wife, Jeana (Morlan), of Columbus, Ohio; his three grandchildren, Crystal (Dickinson) Grimaldi and her husband, Richard, of Hudson Falls, Benjamin Dickinson and his fiancé, Marigan Doody, of Bangor, Maine and Sara Dickinson of Columbus, Ohio; one great-grandchild, Aiden Grimaldi of Hudson Falls; his two sisters, Ruth Loukes of Ballston Lake and Lita Casey of South Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wishes to extend our gratitude to Marsha Anderson, a long-time riding companion and caretaker, along with Donna Bardin, Joann Cavallari and Lynn Bailey.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. with the Reverend Wallace Cromwell, officiating.
Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., PO Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.