Press-Republican

Obituaries

June 20, 2013

Angus E. "Scotty" McPhail

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Angus E. "Scotty" McPhail, died June 5, at Palm Gardens Rehab Hospital, in Vero Beach, Fla.

Scotty, the oldest of five children, was born Nov. 19, 1915, in Harrison's Corners, Ontario, Canada.

His family emigrated to the United States when he was a boy and settled in Saranac 0Lake, N.Y. It was in Saranac Lake that he met and married Joan Hathaway, his wife of 53 years.

Joan predeceased him in 1993.

Joan and Scotty made their home in Elizabethtown, N.Y., where they raised their three children.

He is survived by his sister, Margaret DeLeon of Winter Park, Fla.; son Bruce McPhail (Regina) of Lewis, N.Y.; daughter Kathy Lindstadt (Lou) of Vero Beach, Fla., and son Scott McPhail of Vero Beach, Fla. Scotty is also survived by nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and his loyal and faithful little poodle companion Nikki, who never left his side.

Scotty served his country during WWII. After enlisting and basic training he was assigned to Coastal Gunnery and sent to Fort Stewart, Ga. He was reclassified to Armor sometime later. His combat time was spent with Patton's 3rd Army as part of a Tank Destroyer Unit. He took part in Patton's "March to the Rhine" and was part of the relief of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, he owned and operated a service station for many years. He served his community with many years of loyal service on the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board. He was also a board member for the Elizabethtown Social Center, a facility that serves all ages in learning functions, recreation and sporting activities.

Scotty was a lifetime member of The American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a Kiwanian and a member of the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • spooner.jpg Shaun Gregory Spooner

    NORTH RICHARDS HILLS, TX — Shaun Gregory Spooner, 59, of North Richland Hills, left this world Sunday, March 30, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • EdDienst1.jpg Edward A. Dienst

    Edward A. Dienst, 97, loving husband, father and proud grandfather, died on July 27, in South Glens Falls, N.Y., surrounded by his family.

    July 29, 2014 6 Photos

  • Hamilton.jpg Fumiko Passino

    Fumiko Passino, 76, of the Highlands Road, Keeseville, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • carolvassar.jpg Carol M. Vassar

    Keeseville — Carol M. Vassar, 65, of Keeseville passed away at her home, 18 Lamplighter MHP, surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • joycetanton1.jpg Joyce Arlene (Mulbury) Tanton

    PLATTSBURGH — Joyce Arlene (Mulbury) Tanton, 91, of Plattsburgh and formerly of Guilderland, N.Y., died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh following a brief illness, with her loving family by her side.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • RWWalker.jpg Shannon Stansbury

    PLATTSBURGH — Shannon Stansbury, 48, of Route 9, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Davignon.jpg Paul Davignon

    MINEVILLE — On July 25, 2014, Paul entered into Heaven and into the arms of the Lord with his wife and family by his side at Elizabethtown Community Hospital.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • LabargeRobert1.jpg Robert M. LaBarge Sr.

    MORRISONVILLE — Robert M. LaBarge Sr., 74, of Joyce Avenue, Morrisonville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

    July 27, 2014 5 Photos

  • EppichChristina.jpg Christina A. Eppich

    PLATTSBURGH — Christina A. Eppich, 86, of Erin Heights, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • BedoreGail.jpg Gail E. Bedore

    PLATTSBURGH — Gail E. Bedore, formerly of Christiansen Drive, Salmon River Road in Plattsburgh, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Great Barrington, Mass.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

Death Notices