Hazel came to the Plattsburgh area more than 20 years ago following the announcement the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors Corporation in Massena was closing. Hazel was previously employed there as an accountant.
In addition to recognition from the JCEO and United Way, Hazel was also honored as the Irishman of the Year in 2008.
Hazel, the son of Gordon J. Hazel Sr. and Marion Hazel, Massena, leaves behind his parents; his wife, Kathleen; two sons, Marc and David; daughter-in-law Talitha Hazel; and grandsons Koby and Dylan. He also leaves behind a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sherry Hazel, Massena; a sister, Joanie, Massena; and many other relatives including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Donations in memory of Hazel may be made to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center, 75 Beekman St., Plattsburgh N.Y. 12901 or the JCEO, 54 Margaret St., Plattsburgh N.Y. 12901.
Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of services held last weekend. On-line condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomeinc. com.