Paul A. Trice, 70, of Mount Marion N.Y. died Monday May 31, 2022 at Woodland Ponds Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his wife at his side.
Paul was the son of the late Henry J. and Gloria A. (Tresaloni) Trice.
Paul served in the United States Air Force from 1971-1975 serving as a Air Force Fire Protection Specialist.
Paul worked at IBM in both Kingston and Poughkeepsie as a fabricator until his retirement in 2009.
Paul was a member Mt. Marion Fire Department, like his father was, since he was a teenager. During his 50+ years as a devoted volunteer, he has served as Firefighter, Fire Police, Fire Police Lieutenant, Fire Police Captain, Company Vice President, Company President, and Fire District Commissioner. When Paul was living in Connelly, he volunteered their at Fire Department as well.
Paul grew up in Mt. Marion and was well known locally for his involvement and success in bowling and golf. Paul started playing golf at Saugerties High School, playing on the course where HITS now resides, and has played in many local leagues. The Hoffstatter Open Golf Tournament, which raised funds for Lupus Awareness, was played in honor of Paul’s 1st wife Vicky. Paul racked up multiple 300 Rings bowling in Saugerties and Kingston.
Paul was a go-to guy for all his friends and neighbors, helping with all sorts of projects, and showing up with his own tools. Paul would try just about anything. He enjoyed riding his Gold-Wing, and once even tried to buy a hot-air balloon. Paul made any of the folks who met him smile.
Paul is survived by his wife Judith “Judy” A. (Fisher) Trice, his stepdaughter Amy Flint and her husband Jeffrey. Many nieces, nephews and cousins, and in-laws also survive. He will be sadly missed by many friends and all of his Brethren in Uniform. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by his 1st wife Victoria Hoffstatter Trice, and his second wife Dawn King Trice.
Special services were held for Paul at both Leahy Funeral Home and at the Mt. Marion Fire House. Special thanks to local VFW for the Military Flag and Taps ceremony, The Mt. Marion and Ruby Fire Companies and Chaplain Smith for the Honor Guard, Bell Service and Firemans Prayers. Thank you to the Mt. Marion Fire Company, Stone Pony Caterers, and Snyders Bakery for hosting Paul’s family and friends and helping to celebrate his life.