MORIAH — Freddie Laing, 87, of Moriah, N.Y., passed from this life into the arms of his merciful Savior while at his home Monday, April 15, 2013, with his family and his dog Juniper by his side.
A life-long resident of the Adirondack Park, Freddie was born in Crown Point, N.Y., Oct. 28, 1925, to Marvin E. Laing and Cora Taylor Laing.
Freddie was a World War II veteran, having served valiantly in the Coast Guard on the U.S.S. Newell, alongside his brother-in-law, Richard Lee. He supported his growing family by working for Bell Telephone/New York Telephone Company for many years until his retirement. Freddie also owned and operated Laing Lumber. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gifted outdoorsman.
Freddie was blessed to have been happily married to his true love, Margaret Helene Lee Laing, for 67 years. His unfailing love and devotion to his family and friends was evident to all who knew him.
In addition to his wife Margaret, Freddie is survived by his beloved daughters, Rebecca Laing and Phyllis Laing Wilsey; son-in-law, Brian Wilsey; daughter-in-law, Ruth Bryant Laing; brother, Ervin "Hookie" Laing; sister, Florence Vogel; four grandchildren, Dawn Britt, Rachel Tribunella, Freddie Charles Laing, and Daniel "Digger" Laing; seven great-grandchildren, Galen Britt, David M. "Davey" Laing, Roman, Cora, Isabel, Priscilla, and Judah Tribunella; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, David Marvin Laing in 2009; and by his siblings, Evelyn Harwood, Bathsheba Harwood, Helene Belmont, and Lillian Torello.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in South Moriah Cemetery.