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Nathaniel Rogers Dickinson

d. June 15, 2011

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.
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