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Harold F. Ochs, 65

NASSAU, N.Y. — Harold F. "Hal" Ochs, 65, of Nassau, N.Y., passed away June 10, 2019. at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Pittsfield on March 29, 1954, the son of the late Harold F. and Roberta Sargent Ochs Sr. He attended Taconic High School followed by Mildred Elley in Pittsfield.

Hal married Kathleen Daly on December 9, 1972.

Hal worked as a machinist at General Electric for 36 years, starting in Pittsfield and retiring from Schenectady in 2011.

Hal was a communicant of St. Agnes Church in Dalton and an active parishioner at St. Mary’s Church in Nassau, N.Y. Hal spent many years coaching Dalton Youth Athletics for both House and Travel Leagues. Hal was a huge sports fan andloved the Red Sox. He was an avid coin collector, gardener and fisherman. His true passion was golfing with friends; he was a member at Pontoosuc Country Club, Bass Ridge and the GEAA.

He enjoyed traveling cross-country with his wife, Kathy, and taking annual family vacations with his children and grandchildren. He was so proud of his grandchildren and every moment spent with them he truly enjoyed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Kathleen P. Daly Ochs of Nassau, N.Y.; his beloved children, Scott A. Ochs and wife Angela of Pittsfield, Eric M. Ochs and his late wife Jessica of Dalton, and Heather K. DuRant and husband Marcus of Pittsfield; his three grandchildren, Autumn M. Ochs, Maci K. DuRant and Zachary F. Ochs; his sister Donna M. Hall of Pittsfield; his in-laws, Dennis E. Daly, Thomas C. Daly, Margaret A. Loehr, Eileen E. Latini and Edward J. Daly; as well as many nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Hal Ochs will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Church, celebrated by Sacramental Minister, John Close, of St. Mary’s. Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dery-Foley Funeral Home, 890 E. Main Street, Dalton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Dalton Youth Athletics or St Mary’s Church of Nassau, N.Y., in care of the funeral home.
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