2006-04-19 / Obituaries

Henry (Tip) Paulding Dain III

Henry (Tip) Paulding Dain III, 83, of Garrison, NY, died at home on April 12, 2006 from leukemia. He was born on July 3, 1922 to Mary Soby and Henry P. Dain Jr. in Peekskill and grew up there. He graduated from The Lawrenceville School in 1941 and attended Cornell University from 1941-1943, choosing then to serve the nation in the US Navy during WWII. In 1944, while in the Navy, Tip met and married Sue (Ruth) White of East Norwalk, CT and they raised their family of five children in Garrison.

Tip served as past President and represented the fourth generation of N. Dain's Sons Co. (founded by Nathaniel Dain in 1848), Peekskill's oldest business and one of the oldest family-owned retail lumber businesses in the country.

Professionally, "Hank" spent his career as an advertising executive in NYC. He successfully co-founded National Educational Advertising Services,

a business that offered advertising services to college newspapers nationwide. When he retired in 1987, Hank held the position of Senior Vice President of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau. Throughout these years in Manhattan, his ability to easily connect with people, his sense of humor and advertising acumen provided not only a way to successfully support his family but an opportunity to exercise his passion for working with people.

Locally, Tip served the Garrison community in multiple ways and indeed, in all that he did, he energized people around him with a sense of positivism, friendship, and getting things done. Everything he chose to do revolved around his commitment to growing a strong and united family that naturally contributed to making Garrison a better place. Tip taught Sunday School and he served as a vestryman at St. Philip's

Church. He served on the Garrison Union Free School board. Hewas an officer of the Republican Committee, a long-term Board member of the Cat Fish Pond Association since its inception in the 1960's, as well as serving as a volunteer at the Garrison Fire Company and Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center in Wappingers Falls, NY.

Tip worked ardently with his wife Sue and other Garrison residents as catalysts in launching the Philipstown Citizen's Association; along with others they led the successful opposition to the Con Ed application to the Federal Power Commission for a pumped storage power plant on Storm King Mountain and overhead power lines right through Philipstown and the Hudson Valley.

Probably one of Tip's favorite and most memorable experiences was his role as "Nicely Nicely" in the local production of Guys and Dolls in the late 1950's. Tip also enjoyed hours on the golf course as a long time member of the Highland's Country Club.

Tip is survived by his wife Sue; his five children: Dr. Deborah S. Dain (and husband James Owens) of Mercer Island, WA; Patricia L. Dain of Wappingers Falls, NY; Anne P. Dain-Goeschl (and husband Danny Goeschl) of Truckee, CA; Deidra (Deedee) D. Dain (and husband Michael Sottsanti) of Winchester, VA; Jeffrey P. Dain (and wife Christine) of Garrison; and nine grandchildren: Anne, Susie and Betsy Dain-Owens, Scott and Daniel Sottosanti, and Dustin, James, Bryant, and Georgia Dain.

A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, April 18 at St. Philip's Church in Garrison.

The family asks that donations be made to St. Philip's Church, Route 9D, Garrison, 10524 and the Hillside Cemetery,

1033 Oregon Road, Cortland Manor, NY 10567. .

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