Paul Emanuel Dancy Sr.
Poughkeepsie - Paul Emanuel Dancy Sr. was born September 6, 1932, At an early age, his family moved from Bessemer, Alabama to NYC. NYC is where his entrepreneurial spirit was born and burned within him. He attended school in Washington Heights, New York. He served in the United States Army, in the 11th Airborne Division, from 1951 to 1954. In 1975 the desire for homeownership came true as his family watched the construction of their new home in Dutchess Co.,New York. Paul retired from Wassiac Developmental Center in 1997 and volunteered at the Senior Companion Program until 2009.
Paul is survived by: His wife of nearly 60 years Erma, his children: Belinda Lee and her husband Robert, Drs. Paul Jr. and his wife Cheri, Della York and her husband Daryl , Clarence, foster son Darryl McEarchen, grandchildren: James and Richard Lee; Joshua Dancy; Sharde and Sterling; Dancey and Darlena York, and countless nieces, nephews, loving friends and dear co-workers.
Paul was called home on Palm Sunday morning. He will lie in repose 11am-12noon Thursday, March 28, at Rhodes Funeral Homes 43 Fairview Avenue Poughkeepsie. Services 12 noon at the chapel. Interment at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. Professional services entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Homes 43 Fairview Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601." Committed To Being The Very Best". Call us anytime at 452-2894 or 452-6143.