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June 19, 2013

Frederick Stephen Dennin

LAKE PLACID — Frederick Stephen Dennin died peacefully at his home in Lake Placid, N.Y., on June 16, 2013. He was born to Frederick Matthew and Ruth Meservey Dennin on June 25, 1923, in Canton, N.Y.

Fred attended Lake Placid School, graduating class of 1941 as salutatorian and president of student council and participating in football, track and theater. He returned to his birth town of Canton to attend St. Lawrence University. The war interrupted his undergraduate years as he was called to active duty in May 1943 to serve in the infantry at Fort McLellan, Ala., and take basic training. He then reported to Auburn University for further studies. In May 1944, he was assigned as a replacement to the 106th Infantry. While serving in the European theater, his unit took positions on Ardens Mt. where the Battle of the Bulge ensued. He was wounded and taken prisoner of the Germans. He was released as a prisoner in May 1945 and returned to the USA with discharge in November 1945. Upon his return to America, he participated in a military rehabilitation program in his hometown where he happened upon a young girl named Helen Smith from Rome, N.Y., who was assisting with the program. He and Helen were married June 1, 1946, in Rome. They shared a lifetime of devotion having celebrated their 67th anniversary shortly prior to Fred's death.

He followed his mother's suggestion to pursue a legal career, enrolling in Albany Law School, graduating in 1948. After graduate tax work at NYU, he and his wife, Helen, returned to his hometown where he practiced law. In 1988, his son, Gregory joined him to form the partnership of Dennin & Dennin. He served as Lake Placid Village Attorney and president of the Lake Placid School Board. He was a devout parishioner of St. Agnes Church, having served as a trustee and member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a past member and president of the local Kiwanis Club. He was passionate about individual rights and limited government. In 1967, he ran unsuccessfully for New York State Attorney General on the Conservative party ticket. He took pride in his efforts to keep government accountable.

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