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F. Russell (Hoppy) Denman

TICONDEROGA F. Russell (Hoppy) Denman, known to most as Russ, has passed away peacefully at his home in Orange City, Fl. with his life partner, Ella (Gibbs) Denman at his side on Tuesday, Nov. 20th. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on Dec. 8, 1915, the son of the late Floyd and Daisy (Saxenheimer) Denman. The family moved to Ticonderoga when he was seven due to his lung illness; after his recovery, the family moved to Gloversville where he graduated in 1935 and remained in the area off and on for many years. He was employed in the area at various positions, including his own repair shop in Mayfield in the 40s; then he landed a position with American Locomotive out of Schenectady where he remained until the mid-50s, during which he served time in the Navy at the end of World War II. After ALCO, he began, what was to become his career, working as a welder/steamfitter with various construction projects, which included the Verrazano-Narrows in NYC and the luge run in Lake Placid for the 1980 Winter Olympics. He was an avid trout fisherman, hunter, outdoorsman, friend, a wonderful father and grandfather. He is survived by four sons and two daughters: William Denman and Patricia of Johnstown, NY, Timothy Denman and Katherine of Montgomery, NY, Eugene Carey of Poughquag, NY, Paul Carey and Sandy of Ayden, NC; Sandi (Carey) Rowe and Ted of Smithburg, MD and Wendy (Denman) Parsels and Rick of Daytona Beach, FL. He also had 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Cremation will be in American Family Funerals & Cremations of Casselbery, FL. Per his request, a memorial service will be held graveside at Valley View Cemetery in Ticonderoga in the spring, right around trout season.

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