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Nathaniel Rogers Dickinson

Altamont- Nathaniel "Nate" Dickinson died gracefully at St. Peter's Hospice in Albany, NY on June 15, 2011. Nate was born January 14, 1932 in New York City the son of the late Sidney E. Dickinson and Mary Watson Dickinson. He was raised and educated in Pleasantville, NY. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College and a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Management from Cornell University. He served two years in the Army as a cryptographer. Following the Army his first position as a wildlife biologist was in the State of Maine. In 1961 he became a regional biologist in New York. In 1971 he left to become a Deer Project Leader in Vermont. He returned to New York in 1976 to become the Big Game Project Leader for DEC. He is the author of numerous technical papers and popular articles. He is the author of "COMMON SENSE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT". He also served as Assistant Editor of the New York Fish and Game Journal. He proudly served on the board of Property Rights Foundation of America and belongs to the Wildlife Society. Nate had a lifelong love of baseball. Growing up in the New York City area as a Giants fan he ultimately became a diehard member of Red Sox Nation. He was a passionate coach and teacher of baseball from spending hours hitting fly balls in the back yard, to little league, Babe Ruth and summer college leagues. He was also the Junior Varsity coach at Schalmont High School for many years. Nate is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruth Snow Dickinson of Altamont, his 3 children Kimberly Testa of Altamont; Thorn Dickinson and his wife Amanda of Brunswick, Maine; Mary Vincitore and her husband David from Baltimore, Maryland and by his 7 beloved grandchildren, Michael, Brendan, and Marissa Testa; Alexis and Cassandra Dickinson; Alison and Olivia Vincitore; and many neices and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and his brother. There will be a private celebration of his life at a later time. Donations in his honor may be made to St.Peter's Hospice of Albany, Community Caregivers Inc, or Altamont Free Library.


Guestbook

Truly a great person hss left us. We were so fortunate to have had Nate in our lives and shared his wisdom, sense of humor, debates, love of sports and life spirit! He and Ruth raised a beautiful family to carry on the tradition! We love you and are here for you.

Joyce & Frank Locantore Jun 17 2011 12:00 AM

Always remember throwing the baseball around with Nate when I was a kid.

Maria Davis Jun 17 2011 12:00 AM

Truly a great person hss left us. We were so fortunate to have had Nate in our lives and shared his wisdom, sense of humor, debates, love of sports and life spirit! He and Ruth raised a beautiful family to carry on the tradition! We love you and are here for you.

Joyce & Frank Locantore Jun 17 2011 12:00 AM

Nate was a true original and was a part of my life from about as far back as I can remember: Ice fishing on the lake somewhere in NY; Thorn and I doing all the work, Nate and my Dad giving "advice". Many loud "discussions" around the table involving deer, beer, managemet practices, beer, deer and so on. I ALWAYS looked forward to going to see Nate, Ruth and the kids!!!

Steven Hesselton Jun 17 2011 12:00 AM

Mary and family, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. Our thoughts are with you all. Thanks for sharing this page with us.

Erin and Tom Jacobs Jun 16 2011 12:00 AM

KIM AND FAMILY, SO SORRY FOR THE SADNESS...YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS...I AM SURE YOUR DAD IS ENJOYING THE VIEW..GOD BLESS

CINDY Jun 16 2011 12:00 AM

Mary and family, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. Our thoughts are with you all. Thanks for sharing this page with us.

Erin and Tom Jacobs Jun 16 2011 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to your family. We will be praying for you all.

Greg and Lisa Peck and family Jun 16 2011 12:00 AM

KIM AND FAMILY, SO SORRY FOR THE SADNESS...YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS...I AM SURE YOUR DAD IS ENJOYING THE VIEW..GOD BLESS

CINDY Jun 16 2011 12:00 AM

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