David P. Lum, Jr., 94, died at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming on Thursday, October 10, 2013.|
He was born on October 31, 1918, in Union, New Jersey, the son of the late David Potter Lum and Ruth Bloodgood Harned Lum. He had four siblings; Warren, Allen, Milton, and Elizabeth Lum. David married Anna Olsson in 1948 until her death in 1998, and married Marjorie Gross from Pitcher, New York in January 1999. After Marjories death in 2008 he moved to the Northern Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming to spend time with his daughter Roberta, her husband Rick and their extended Mountain Lodges family. He enjoyed visiting with the staff and customers. David graduated from Cincinnatus Central High School, Cincinnatus, New York in 1937, attended New York State Ranger School in Wanakena, New York and graduated in 1939. Joined the US Amy and served in Panama during WWII as a Warrant Officer. Following his time in the Army, he returned to New York State and attended SUNY in Syracuse graduating with a BS. His love for the outdoors and trees extended through his long time career with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Lowville, New York working as a Forester with a primary focus on woodland improvement.
He was a Maple Syrup Producer in Lewis County, New York, an avid Hunter; both archery and rifle, and an active member of his Lowville and Cincinnatus, New York churches.
He is survived by Daughter Roberta ( Rick ) Young of Burgess Junction, Wyoming, Son Wayne Lum of New Jersey, and Brother Allen ( Lois ) Lum of Syracuse, New York. Also surviving are four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his wife, Anna in 1998, wife Marjorie in 2008; brother Warren, brother Milton, and sister Elizabeth.
A memorial service and burial will be at the Pitcher Cemetery in Pitcher, New York in July.
Contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church, Box 208, Cincinnatus, NY 13040. Camp Bethel, PO Box 70, Dayton, WY 82836. Burgess Junction Rescue, PO Box 159, Dayton, WY 82836.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published in The Sheridan Press from Oct. 18 to Oct. 21, 2013