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Harold Joseph "Joe" McCaw, Middle Hope Fire Co.

By PROVIDED, Correspondent | November 11, 2021 | NEW YORK

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Obituary of Harold Joseph McCaw

Harold "Joe" McCaw, 90, of Walden, formerly of Middle Hope, entered into rest on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Sapphire Nursing Home in Newburgh. The son of the late Harold & Ida Helena Fuchs McCaw, he was born December 3, 1930 in Newburgh.

"Joe" was the owner/operator of McCaw & Brueckner, Inc., which he ran with his late wife, Justine "Honey" McCaw, who predeceased him on August 1, 2011 after 63 years of marriage. Joe was a charter member of the Middle Hope Fire Company, having helped build station 1 on Lattintown Rd. in 1948 at the age of 17. He served the firehouse in different capacities over the 73 years as a member, serving as fire commissioner for the last 40 years of his service, and a Captain of Firefighters.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, a grandson, Jason LoGiudice, a granddaughter, Rebecca Pacella and her husband Eric of Walden, three great grandchildren, Seth and his wife Amanda, Alexis and Peyton, one great great grandchild, and several nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents and Wife, he was predeceased by a son, Robert J. McCaw, a daughter, Carol E. LoGiudice, sisters Jean Slaughter (Doug) and Barbara Thayer (Frank), and several nieces and nephews.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.