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MCKAIN, WALTER C. "WOODY" III, 70
MCKAIN, WALTER C. "WOODY" III, 70, of Northfield, died unexpectedly, November 7, at his home. He was born in Harrisburg, Penn. on May 11, 1942, the son of Walter & Elizabeth (Seckerson) McKain. He is a 1960 graduate of E.O. High School. He later earned a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Connecticut. He married Diane Zimmer in Long Meadow, Mass. in 1968. They made their home in Plainfield, Conn., until they moved to their current home in Northfield in 1998. Walter was a United States Army veteran of Vietnam. Walter was the Program Director for the Norwich, Conn. YMCA for 10 years. He also owned and operated the McKain Christmas Tree Farm and the Northfield Hearing Aide Center in Northfield for the past 20 years. He was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church, a proud member of the Northfield Rotary Club, living by their motto, "service above self" and recipient of the distinguished Paul Harris Fellow Award, active member of the Northfield Historical Society, Northfield Reparation Board, the Green Mountain Club and past member of the Plainfield, CT Rotary Club. "Woody" enjoyed helping prepare the Friday night dinners at the United Methodist Church, local pancake breakfasts, the Northfield Labor Day Festivities, and annual Rotary Christmas dinner. Survivors include his wife, Diane of Northfield; two children, Thomas McKain of Westerly, RI, Natasha Hutchinson of Plainfield, Conn.; three siblings, Doug McKain of New Haven, Nancy Jonas of Bridgewater, Susan Steiner of Sudbury, Mass.; and two grandchildren. Walter is predeceased by his daughter, Martha McKain and his brother, Richard McKain.
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