Age 62, was born January 1, 1949 in Elmira, NY the son of the late William Dan and Louise Elizabeth (Gillis) Middaugh, passed away Monday, January 10 after fighting a courageous battle at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA with his beloved family at his side. His twin brother, Dan Alden Middaugh, predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Deanna (Claxton) Middaugh; daughter, Jennifer Middaugh of Ithaca, NY; son, Dan Middaugh of Bath, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, William F. and Jane Middaugh, Brian and Jackie Middaugh; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Lauren Pautz; sister-in-law, Mary Jane (Glen) Rolls; along with many loving nieces, nephews and host of good friends. He was a fine athlete who excelled in football, baseball, wrestling and later golf. He was a member of the Southside Sports Hall of Fame and was recently inducted into the Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame. Dennis retired as a Corrections Officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility where he worked for 33 years and was the Union President of the AFSCME Council #82. A man of many talents, including singing, drawing, comedy and cooking. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, January 13, 2011, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will be held there on Friday, January 14, at 11:00 a.m. His pastor and friend, Reverend Michael Weeden, will celebrate his services. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations in his memory may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. A 'Candle of Remembrance' may be left for his family in obituaries at www.olthof.com
The family of Dennis Middaugh would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the 5th floor nurses and staff at the Robert Packer Hospital, where he received the utmost love and outstanding care.
Published in Star-Gazette from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2011