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  • David A. McKerrow

  • David A. McKerrow, 77, of North Street, died on April 18, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.

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  • David A. McKerrow, 77, of North Street, died on April 18, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.
    Mr. McKerrow was born on May 2, 1935, in Herkimer, a son of the late William and Ruth (Burns) McKerrow. He graduated from West Canada Valley Central School in 1954 and entered the U. S. Army shortly after. David was united in marriage with the former Patricia Pomichter on February 5, 1955 at the Middleville United Methodist Church. He served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1957 at the rank of SP2. After his military service he attended a heavy equipment school in North Carolina. Since the 1960’s he owned and operated D. A. McKerrow Excavating. David had a strong work ethic and despite his illness with lung disease would not retire.
    David was a charter member of the former Honey Hill Country Club and former Town of Newport Superintendant of Highways. He had served as a Village of Newport Trustee and was a member and past-president of the W.C.V.C. School Board. Mr. McKerrow was also a member of the Newport United Methodist Church, Herkimer Lodge # 1439 B.P.O.E. and Adirondack Post #1118 American Legion, Cold Brook.
    Survivors besides his wife of 58 years, Pat, include five sons, David, Jr. (Bonnie), Daniel, and Winger (Sue) all of Newport, D.J. (Angela) of TN, and Dennis (Ann Marie) of TX; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn (Carlton) Warner, Newport; two brothers, Willliam (Beverly) of TX and Roger (Melissa) of Newport; many nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Diesel. David was predeceased by an infant daughter, Doreen; and by two brothers, George and Robert.
    Funeral services will be held at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport on Monday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Deborah Waldron, Pastor of the Newport United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Newport Cemetery where military honors will be conferred by the Military Forces Honor Guard and Adirondack Post #1118. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m.
    Please consider memorials to Friends of Bassett or Newport Volunteer Fire Company. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for both.
    The family extends sincere thanks for the compassionate care provided by Dr. Bauer and his staff as well as David’s nurse friends at the Bassett Clinic in Herkimer.
    Online tributes at www.autenrithfuneral.com.

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