Pittstown-Mark E. Eddy, 59, a longtime resident of Brunswick and more recently, Boyntonville (Town of Pittstown) passed away peacefully in his sleep, Monday, May 2, 2016, at his residence, following a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Born in Troy, March 15, 1957, Mark was the son of the late Edward and Anna Mae (Salway) Eddy and for over 31 years was the husband of Mary C. (Murray) Eddy of Pittstown who survives. Mark and Mary were married on March 28, 1985.
Mark attended Tamarac High School. For many years he was employed as a mechanic by the Leonard Bus Company when it was located in Stillwater. He retired due to illness in 2007.
Mark was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed several trips with his family to Lake Placid and Bar Harbor, Maine. He especially loved to watch nature and even as his life was coming to a close, had his bed turned to the door and window so he could watch the deer, turkeys, coyotes and bears that would walk into his lawns and yard.
Mark is the proud father of Army National Guard Specialist Eric C. Eddy and Specialist Kyle J. Eddy, both of Pittstown, loving brother to Dawn (Dave) Girard of Brunswick, and Lisa (Shane) Gilbert of South Carolina, brother-in-law of Sharon (Neil) Oberholtzer of Newtown Square, PA, Charlie (Terry) Murray of Gloversville, Matt Murray, Billy Murray and Roberta Murray all of Grafton and Eleanor Murray of Troy, and is also survived by maternal uncle Mike (Mary Ann) Salway of Grafton and several nieces nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7: 00 P.M., at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 New York Route 7, located in Raymertown with Rev. John Roberts, officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00-7:00 P.M. prior to the service.
The Eddy family would like to express a most sincere thank you to the staff and members of the Pittstown Volunteer Emergency Corps for their assistance through the years and suggest memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to PVEC, 60 Parker School Road, Johnsonville, NY 12094 in memory of Mark E. Eddy.