Charles Roland Daby
Charles Roland Daby passed away June 8, 2019.
Born on April 28, 1928 in Lake Placid, he was the son of Roland and Pearl (Colton) Daby.
Charlie grew up during the Great Depression, and his family moved to Franklin County. He attended school in Malone and Tupper Lake. His family moved back to Lake Placid, where he was employed by the Torrance Dairy Farm.
Drafted in 1950, Charlie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict in the 25th Division, Battery A, 90th Field Artillery Battalion. During his tour in Korea, he earned two bronze stars. Upon his return from Korea, he worked for the Lake Placid Club until it closed. He then went to the Mirror Lake Inn until he retired in 1998.
Charlie was a die-hard fan of the New York Yankees, and as a young teen he listened to their games on WNBZ-AM out of Saranac Lake and then watched them on television. He attended many games at Yankee Stadium, even a game on his honeymoon.
He enjoyed recording local weather data, having many weather gauges located inside and outside of his home.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret, whom he married in 1959; and three children, Maryann (Daniel) Latourelle of Cantonment, Florida, Patrick (Susan) Daby of Petersburgh, New York, and Jill (Dave) Magurk of Willsboro, New York. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Nicole Radcliff, Kaitlyn Latourelle, Jillian and Brion Daby; one great-grandson, Jase Poirier; one sister, Betty Lawrence; nieces Helen Wood and Carol Salls; and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Raymond and Howard.
Charlie’s family would like to thank all of his doctors, Chris Palma, Laura Carbone, Edward Mazdzer, Irwin Lieb and Chris Hyson, for all of the excellent care he received in past years. Thanks also to High Peaks Hospice (Jan, Dee, Nancy and Hadley) for their loving support and care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to High Peaks Hospice or the Ecumenical Charity Program.
Calling hours will be Friday, June 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. with an American Legion Prayer Service at 3:45 PM at the M. B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home, 2310 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. John Yonkovig, pastor of St. Agnes Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the North Elba Cemetery at the convenience of the family.