Obituaries - 02/06/2013

Peter W. Hutchins

January 23, 2013

Peter W. Hutchins, age 69, of Big Brook Road, Indian Lake died Wednesday evening, January 23, 2013 at home.

Born on June 6, 1943 in Utica, New York, he was the second son of Ernest C. Hutchins, Sr., and Ethel (Decker) Hutchins. He attended Indian Lake Central School then enlisted in the United States Army in Germany serving from May 1965 until April 1967.

Shortly after, he relocated to Rochester and began working in floor covering and also on the Hill family farm in Caledonia, New York, which he remembered fondly throughout his lifetime.

In the mid 1970s Pete moved back to Indian Lake and established Pete Hutchins Floor Covering, his business for 37 years. He married Nancy L. (Foster) Delcore on June 26, 1976 at his family’s homestead in Indian Lake.

Pete’s hobbies and interests were many. He loved motorcycles and was an avid motorcyclist. He cherished his and Nancy’s honeymoon and anniversary adventures on their 1974 MotoGuzzi. Pete was a dedicated and immensely skilled woodworker honing his craft and artistry later in life by lathe turning slabs and burls to create stunning wooden bowls and vases. He appreciated, collected and restored antique tools and knives and was a life member of the National Rifle Association. In late spring and summer, Pete could often be found in his vegetable gardens, planting and nurturing seedlings, especially squash. Pete was a self-taught harmonica player and a fan of several regional bands and professional musicians. He appreciated photography and often     carried his camera documenting his interests and experiences. Later in life, he discovered creative writing when he was inspired to author a short story.

Above all, Pete dedicated his life to Christian faith witnessed by his service to fellow-men and women, particularly through various recovery programs. He was a longtime and committed member of the Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Together he and Nancy recently became members of Tupper Lake Christian Center. Pete’s many bibles and Christian devotionals were always close at hand and provided guidance, strength, peace and comfort throughout his lifetime.     

He was predeceased by his parents and oldest brother Ernest C. “Kip” Hutchins, Jr.

Pete is survived by his loving and deeply dedicated wife of 36 years, Nancy Hutchins; three daughters, Nicole Delcore and her husband John Howard Carbone of Sabael, Colleen Delcore and partner Paul Matson of Chestertown, Jennifer Delacroix of Santa Fe, NM, one grandson, Maceo Matson; 7 siblings, Wayne Hutchins of Indian Lake, Ellen Peterson and her husband Michael of Lakeland, Florida, Sharon Flower of Ohio, John Hutchins and his wife Irene of Indian Lake, Joseph Hutchins and his wife Brenda of Bradenton, Florida, Paul Hutchins and his wife Kathy of Indian Lake, Rebecca Hoffman and her husband Edward of Pennsylvania, one aunt, Helen Hutchins of North Creek and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends called from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home, 6357 State Route 30, Indian Lake. A celebration of Pete’s life was held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Boyea, officiating. Friends and family were encouraged to share their memories of and connections to Pete.

Contributions in Pete’s memory may be directed to the Indian Lake Ambulance Corps., PO Box 39, Indian Lake, NY. 12842

Condolences to Pete’s family can be made by visiting www.brewermillerfuneralhomes.com

Albert A. Schuetzle

January 9, 2013

The memorial service for Albert A. Schuetzle of 6213 Seminole Place, College Park, MD was held on January 18, 2013 at the Borgwardt Funeral Home in Beltsville Maryland with the Reverend Renee Mackey officiating. He died on January 9, 2013.

Albert Alvin Schuetzle was born March 2, 1922 to Jacob and Martha (Ritter) Schuetzle on a farm three and a quarter miles west of Mound City South Dakota. He attended the Salzsiedler one room rural grade school and graduated from high school in 1940. In the fall of 1940 he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp and was stationed in the Badlands in Wall, SD. He was discharged in July 1941, helped his family with the crops that summer, and in November accepted a job on a sugar beet farm in the Sacramento Valley in California.

On September 5, 1942 he joined the Navy, was stationed at Pearl Harbor, and served as a crypt-analyst with the Fleet Radio Unit Pacific (FRUPAC). After WWII he accepted employment with the U.S. Navy Department that later became part of the National Security Agency.

On March 11, 1947 he married Ruth Elizabeth Ward at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in the Lincoln Chapel in Washington, D.C. They had over 59 years of married bliss. He retired as a cryptologist from the National Security Agency in 1975. After he retired, he studied sign language, did much volunteer work, and became a life long avid gardener. He spent the spring and summer months in one of his favorite places; the special place is in the Adirondack Mountains at Piseco Lake in New York.

Survivors include two sons Thomas W. (Kimberly) and James G. (Denise), brothers Clayton, Tilmer, Hartson, and Gary, four grandchildren, Amanda Fulbright, Brittany E., Megan E., and Matthew C. Schuetzle, and three great-grandchildren Jackson, Nickalus and Chase Fulbright. His parents, wife, three brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. His family will miss his wisdom,  honesty and humor.