Phillip H. Race, 72, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, NY, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at his home in Dover Plains. Mr. Race was a maintenance supervisor for NYS Parks and Recreation for 35 years retiring in 2008.
Born on February 8, 1949 in Great Barrington, MA, he was the son of the late Harry S. and Helen (Shutts) Race. Mr. Race proudly served in the US Navy, MCB 12 and MCB 133, during Vietnam. On September 25, 1971 in Dover Plains, NY, he married Cheryl Pezzato who survives at home.
Mr. Race was a life member and former Assistant Chief and past President of the J.H. Ketcham Hose Company in Dover Plains, NY. He was also a former member of the Craryville Fire Company. Mr. Race was also a member of the Oxbow Gun Club in Hillsdale, NY and Friends of Taconic State Park.
Mr. Race was an avid outdoorsman enjoying both hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed tending to his lawn and garden.
In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Race is survived by two sons, Brock Race of Dover Plains and Shane Race of Cathedral City, CA. He is also survived by two sisters, Delores Coons of Hudson, NY and Sheila McCagg of Ghent, NY.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. The J.H. Ketcham Hose Company will conduct Firematic Services at 7 p.m. Graveside services and burial with military honors will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at St. Charles Cemetery, South Nellie Hill Road, Dover Plains, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the J.H. Ketcham Hose Company, PO Box 706, Dover Plains, NY 12522. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit http://www.hufcutfuneralhome.com