Condolences

TO THE FAMILY OF

David Dudgeon, III

9
January
2022

My deepest sympathy to the family.
I met David many years ago when I worked for the migrant tutor program at Herkimer BOCES. He was truly one of a kind wonderful person. The most endearing memory I have of him is him doing the limbo and really getting down low to perform it! This was during an evening social event at a conference for the migrant program. David was an inspiration to everyone and a dedicated leader in our community.

- Stephanie Wisbeski
7
January
2022

David was my first Director when I joined BOCES and by far my favorite. He was a kind man with the patience of an angel, he has earn his wings . My condolences to his family and friends.

- Gail Scarano
6
January
2022

David was a thoughtful, kind and generous man who did much to help me when researching the welsh in Utica for my photographic project. My sincerest condolences to his wife and family. Hywl Dafydd.

- Ed Brydon
6
January
2022

Deepest condolences with thoughts and prayers to David's family and friends .

Bob and Dolores Klippel @ Hernando , FL.

- Bob and Dorie Klippel
6
January
2022

I consider myself very fortunate and priviledged to have worked for and alongside David at the Herkimer BOCES and on the scholarship foundation. David calmly led by example, and those examples included listening to all opinions, kindness, patience, putting students first, hard work and dedication. He possessed many endearing qualities including a great sense of humor, a bright mind, quiet dignity and strength, as well as, a thirst for knowledge and service to others. I am so thankful David shared his many gifts with me and others, and I will especially miss the gift of his friendship.

- Kimberley Fragetta
6
January
2022

Shocked to hear about David’s passing. My memory of him is of a person who never said an unkind word about anyone, always ready to help when needed, and lived by the words he preached. He touched many lives. God bless him and his family.

- Tony and Carol Sanzo
6
January
2022

We have been neighbors for forty years and I will miss Dave so much. He was always a kind and interesting friend and fellow gardener. Dave was one of those people you knew would be there if you needed help with something. I’m just up the road, Lynda and Dakotah, if I can do anything to help you out.

- Donna Gallik Dillman
5
January
2022

So sorry to hear of David's passing. He was a very special person. I worked with him at OECS when he was just a boy, and he never changed. He was always a gentleman and always smiling.

- Joyce Ploss
5
January
2022

David was a man of true character whose humor would show up at a random time (like opening day and “not” naming all those that didn’t turn their staff handbook in before leaving in June)! A true professional with a huge heart. He gave countless hours to helping children and the community. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to family and friends who had the pleasure of knowing him.

- Kathy Fox
5
January
2022

As a former classmate of David at both Kemble and UFA, I offer my sincerest condolences to the Dudgeon.

- Alyce (Marmelstein) Demma
5
January
2022

Lynda and family. I would like to extend my condolences to you and your family on your loss. I, and so many others have suffered losses of family, and friends alike, but personal ones are the hardest to accept. Please accept my condolences to Roger, and to all of your family on your personal loss. Stay safe, be strong, and always remember how great, and happy your life was with David. Take care.

- Sonny Dee
5
January
2022

I was shocked to hear of David's passing, I worked at BOCES in the Maintenance department, David always had a cheerful hello and wonderful sense of humor. He was a good guy to work with. You are in our prayers

- Keith Brown
5
January
2022

I am so sorry to learn of David's passing. I worked with Dave at the Herkimer BOCES over a number of years back in the 1990's. He was a kind, considerate person who always did his best in a complex position. How unfortunate that we often learn the truth depth and breadth of a person by reading their obituary. It would be so fine to sit down and have another chat with Dave.

- Paul Preuss
5
January
2022

I first knew Mr. Dudgeon as a dear friend of my mother's, whom he worked with at BOCES. I then had the good fortune to teach his beloved granddaughter Dakotah. Mr. Dudgeon always impressed me with his giant heart and generous spirit. Dakotah sure was lucky to have him in her life. I have no doubt that the lessons he taught and the examples he set will live on and continue to affect this world in a positive way through the people he was close to. My heart goes out to Mrs. Dudgeon, Dakotah and to the rest of his family.

- Leisa Murphy
5
January
2022

Our deepest condolences to Lynda and all of Dave’s family. As we all know, Dave lived qualities we aspire to including, support and devotion to his family, kindness, generosity, energy, talent, positivity and support in all ways to his faith, educational activities, background and roots as well as to his faith, community and beyond. Recently he connected with us though MVLIR attendance with Fern and with his real estate expertise in the sale of our parents home. My irreplaceable memory is of the endless summer fun during our Dist 7 grammar school days at Dave’s house with Dave and Del. Thank you Dave.
Joe, Fern and Ladd’s of Schuyler

- joseph ladd
5
January
2022

I was very saddened to learn of Dave's passing. We worked together at BOCES for many years. I remember him as a kind and caring man, a friendly man who cared about his family, our students, and others. May his memory be for a blessing.


Bev Alves

- Beverly Alves
5
January
2022

I will miss the wisdom of my uncle David, and look back on all the positive memories and family reunions he was a part of. RIP uncle David.

- Chad Ambrose
4
January
2022

Our deepest sympathy. David was one of my favorite people during my years at Boces. Prayers for all of you

- Joyce and Jim Kaufman
4
January
2022

I am so sorry to hear about your dad.. You and your family are in our prayers. Praying for God to give you comfort and peace at this time ❤️
Love,
Donna Balchunas

- Donna
4
January
2022

So sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was such a great person to work with at Bruce Ward & Co. Thought and prayers to his family.

Pam Allen

- Pam Allen
4
January
2022

Sending heartfelt condolences to all the family of David Dudgeon III, so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of when David visited my family in Weston-super-Mare when he was a young man. It was an honour to meet him.

- Jeannie Camac from the UK
4
January
2022

My deepest sympathies to the family. I worked closely with David for ten years at Herkimer BOCES. David always was willing to work together for the best interest of the BOCES. He was a true gentleman with a very kind soul. He will be missed.

- Sandra Simpson
4
January
2022

I would like to extend my condolences to the Dudgeon family on the loss of David. I knew him when he was a member of the Friends of Gen. Herkimer Home. He was a lovely gentleman and was honored to serve with him on the board of the Friends.
I will remember him well!
Elizabeth Palmer
Former Secretary, Friends of Herkimer Home

- Elizabeth Palmer
4
January
2022

I am so saddened by Dave's death. He was always so pleasant and helpful. I knew I could always count on him for flowers for the sanctuary and for sound advice. He always had a twinkle in his eye, too. I will miss him as I know his family will.
Please accept my condolences.

Phyllis Perry

- Phyllis Perry
4
January
2022

David I’m Gonna miss you Rip my friend you were so friendly and I’m gonna miss you like crazy prayers Go out to your family love you till we meet again.

- Justin Baker
4
January
2022

David was also a board member of Herkimer Region College and Career Scholarship foundation and prior Herkimer BOCES Dollars for Scholars organization.
He dedicated much of his life to helping Children & young adults further their education. His time and dedication to local community services will be greatly missed by all.
So Sorry for your family loss of a kind and generous man.

- Sharon Baisley
4
January
2022

Oh so many memories...The lives you have touched throughout your journey are endless. Your devotion to family, friends and to society as a whole are immense. This truly breaks my heart and I'm sure I could say this for everyone else as well. You will be missed dearly by everyone. My deep heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and extended family

- Sue Slabe
4
January
2022

Our deepest sympathy Lynda to you and your family. David was truly a wonderful person and accomplished so much … he will be missed.
Joanne & Dick Valentine

- Joanne Valentine