HUGUENOT, N.Y. - Clinton James Marion, 87, died after a long illness at Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Born to Elmer and Clara Marion in Bloomingdale, where he was raised, he then lived in Vernon for many years before moving to Huguenot, N.Y., 27 years ago.
Mr. Marion served with the United States Army during World War II
, receiving a Purple Heart
for injuries sustained. He then worked as a self-employed painter for 46 years before retiring in 1996. He was an avid solitaire and crossword player with a great sense of humor and was a loving family man.
Mr. Marion was predeceased by his wife, Lillian Marion (2001); two brothers, Joseph and Daniel Marion; and a sister, Marie Marion. He was the devoted father of James Marion, of Branchville, Richard Marion, of Montague, Mary Ann Marion, of Wilmington, N.C., Christine DeJesus, of Newton, and Carolyn Clark, of Huguenot, N.Y.; dear brother of Natalie Hall, of Bloomingdale, Emily Hubschmitt, of Denville, Eileen Carroll, of Florida, and Gertrude DeGraw, of Bloomingdale; and cherished by 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third St., Sussex, on Monday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage. Memorial gifts to the family to help cover funeral costs would be greatly appreciated. For information and condolences, go to www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com