George James Hendricks, Jr.: A lifelong love of one Catskills town

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George James Hendricks, Jr., 57, was called home to be with our Lord and savior on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.  He passed away peacefully with his family around him and the pride and joy of his life, his sons, Nathaniel and Adam, at his side.

George was a member of the Margaretville Fire Department for 38 years. He served as Fire Chief for five years and 16 years as an officer. He graduated from the Margaretville Central School in 1973. George loved the Catskill Mountains and was an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman. A forever member of 'Camp Whitetail'.

He had a love for gardening and golf. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the town of Middletown for 35 years. He was also the historian for the town of Middletown and on the board of directors for the town of middletown Historical Society and chairman of the Old Stone Schoolhouse committee, a member of the 1975-76 Whoop-De-Doo committee, past Master of the New Kingston Valley Grange and a long time Elder of the Margaretville-New Kingston United Presbyterian Church. For 14 years George worked part-time for Kingdon Gould in Dry Brook and upon retirement worked for the New Kingston Animal Sanctuary.

George leaves behind his beloved sons, Nathaniel and Adam Hendricks of Margaretville; His mother, Elizabeth(Betty) Hendricks of Margaretville; sister, Lori Ballard and her husband Ernest, of Denver-Vega Valley; nephew, Garrett Ballard of Margaretville; many aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. His loyal dogs Turner, Bow, and Gunner, also survive. George was predeceased by his father, George Hendricks, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory can be made to the Margaretville-New Kingston Presbyterian Church and the Margaretville Fire Department. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Hynes Funeral Home. farmer George Hendricks (played by George Hendricks, Jr.

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