Leroy A. Markey, age 78, died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at his residence in Cold Spring. Born in White Plains on Feb. 14, 1937, he was the son of the late Leroy and Nina (Morgan) Markey. He was predeceased by his wife, Eva S. (Hopp) Markey, on Nov. 16, 2014.
Markey, a 55-year area resident, was a carpenter for OFAS (Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science) in Cold Spring, and he also worked for many local businesses throughout his career. He was an avid gardener and had a great love of his dogs. One of his favorite activities was riding in his classic car.
Survivors include his five children, sons James and Roy Markey, both of Cold Spring, and three daughters, Donna Haight of Cold Spring, Susan Klietz of Fishkill and Kelly Perrin of Pleasant Valley; one brother, Wayne Markey of Avondale, Pennsylvania; and one sister, Cheryl Forte of Valhalla. Thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will take place at the Clinton Funeral Home, at the corner of Parrott and Pine streets (21 Parrott St.) in Cold Spring, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14. Rev. Leslie Mott will officiate. A private cremation will follow at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clinton Funeral Home, prior to the funeral on Friday, Aug. 14, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations have been asked to the Putnam County Humane Society at puthumane.org.