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November 21, 2013

David Egeressy

David Egeressy

CLAYTON — David Egeressy, 66, of Clayton, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at his home.

The funeral will be at noon Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton, and there will be no calling hours.

David was born Aug. 9, 1947, in Bridgeport, Conn., to the late Paul and Helen Egeressy. He attended Andrew Warde High School, Fairfield, Conn.

David served with the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970, with a tour of duty in Vietnam.

He married Gail DellaRocco on May 22, 1971.

David was employed by Southern New England Telephone Company, retiring after 26 years.

In June 1996, he and his wife purchased a farm in Decatur. In 2005, he was elected Highway Superintendent for the Town of Decatur, retiring in 2009, due to illness. At that time he and his wife sold the farm and moved to Clayton to be closer to family.

David enjoyed hunting, fishing, doing carpentry, working in his vegetable garden, helping his daughter in her greenhouse, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He also was a member of the VFW Klock-Smith Post, LaFargeville.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gail; his daughter and her husband, Sheri and Tyler Strock, LaFargeville; two grandchildren, Taylor and Travis Strock; two sisters, Barbara Gazdik, Conn., and Roberta and Michael Yatsinko, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Kenneth DellaRocco, Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Online condolences may be made at

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