July 20, 1937 - January 8, 2019
Frederick D. Haight passed away peacefully on January 8, 2019. Born in Beacon on July 20, 1937, he was the son of William P. and Frances (Livingston) Haight. On June 10, 1961 he married Barbara Turco at St. Joachim Church in Beacon.
He was a member of NYSP serving in Troop K as a trooper and as a BCI Investigator. He retired after 20 years of service. He then worked for a school bus company, George M. Carroll Inc. in Newburgh as the Vice President/General Manager. He retired due to health problems in 1997.
He was a United States Marine and he was a member of the Tri-State Chapter of Retired Troopers and NYSP PBA.
Fred enjoyed dining out and eating in when his wife cooked his favorite meals. He always had a dog by his side and was jokingly called the "dog whisperer." His most recent K-9 companion is Guinness who misses Fred very much. Fred was an avid NY Met and NY Giant fan.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara; his sister, Virginia Siless of Poughkeepsie; his sons, Jeffrey Haight (Ericalee) of Mohegan Lake, Ronald Haight (Marianne) of Wallkill and Eric Haight of Fishkill; his daughter, Stacey Haight (and her fiance, Scott) of Hopewell Junction; his grandchildren: Amanda, Hudson, Victoria, Christopher, Michael and Miranda.
He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers: William, David and Donald Haight and his sisters: Dorothy Lunn and Donna Haight.
Family and friends will gather from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, January 10 at Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, 2 Beekman St., Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 11 at St. Joachim Church, 51 Leonard St., Beacon.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to NYS Troopers PBA Signal 30 Benefit Fund at 120 State Street, Albany, New York 12207.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Patrick J. Halvey of Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, LLC; to send a personal condolence please visit www.riverviewbyhalvey.com