Schroon Lake; Reuben C. Mick, longtime resident of Schroon Lake, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at The Sarah Neuman Center in Mamaroneck, NY with his four loving daughters nearby.
Reuben was born October 2, 1911 in Raquette Lake, NY. the son of the late Reuben M. and Julia Bush Mick, the fifth of six children. A graduate of Raquette Lake Central School, he graduated from Cortland State Teachers College in 1933 and earned his master's degree in education from Columbia University in 1943. In his early career he taught Physical Education in Long Lake, and Brant Lake (Horicon) and coached men and women's basketball and baseball teams. Upon receiving his superintendent's certificate in 1957 he assumed the principal positions in Wells, NY and then Pottersville and retired from North Warren Central School in 1975. As a result of having both taught and been an administrator in three school districts over the course of 40 plus years, he was frequently approached by adults (some fairly advanced in years themselves) who reminded him that they "had him in school". After his retirement, Reuben worked at the Town of Schroon Golf Course.
In addition to a long career in education, Mr. Mick found time to play an active role in the community. He served terms on the Town of Schroon Zoning Appeals Board and the Essex County Democratic Committee and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. He was also a member of the Town of Schroon Lions Club and was honored by them in 2001 for more than 30 years of membership. As a native and lifelong resident of the Adirondacks, Reuben had a great love for the mountains, woods and lakes where he enjoyed many years hunting and fishing.
Reuben was a devoted husband of 67 years to his wife Jane Kelly Mick (1920-2009) and a loving father to his four daughters: Mary Mick of Larchmont, NY; Diane Mick Feldman (Henry) of New York City; Cathie Mick (Lance Miller) of Leonia, NJ; and Noel Mick Moschetta (Stephen) of Bronxville, NY; four grandchildren (Lisa Toucey (Peter), William Mahar (Laura), Benjamin Miller and Julia Moschetta) and three great grandchildren (Evan Toucey, Malin and Laird Mahar).
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday morning February 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Schroon Lake. Interment will take place in the Severance Cemetery in the spring.
Friends may call Friday February 7, 2014 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 till 8 Pm at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home 1019 US Rt. 9 Schroon Lake.
The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to the Schroon Lake Lions Club, PO Box 752, Schroon Lake NY 12870.
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