• Walter C. McKain III
    November 11,2012

    Walter C. McKain III

    NORTHFIELD — Walter C. “Woody” McKain III, 70, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at his home in Northfield.

    He was born in Harrisburg, PA on May 11, 1942, the son of Walter & Elizabeth (Seckerson) McKain. He is a graduate of E.O. High School, class of 1960. He later earned a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Connecticut.

    He married Diane Zimmer in Long Meadow, MA in 1968. They made their home in Plainfield, Connecticut, until they moved to their current home in Northfield in 1998.

    Walter was a United States Army veteran of Vietnam.

    Walter was the Program Director for the Norwich, Connecticut YMCA for 10 years. He also owned and operated the McKain Christmas Tree Farm and the Northfield Hearing Aide Center in Northfield for the past 20 years.

    He was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church, a proud member of the Northfield Rotary Club, living by their motto, “service above self” and recipient of the distinguished Paul Harris Fellow Award, active member of the Northfield Historical Society, Northfield Reparation Board, the Green Mountain Club and past member of the Plainfield, CT Rotary Club. “Woody” enjoyed helping prepare the Friday night dinners at the United Methodist Church, local pancake breakfasts, the Northfield Labor Day Festivities, and annual Rotary Christmas dinner.

    Survivors include his wife, Diane of Northfield; two children, Thomas McKain of Westerly, RI, Natasha Hutchinson of Plainfield, CT; three siblings, Doug McKain of New Haven, VT, Nancy Jonas of Bridgewater, VT, Susan Steiner of Sudbury, MA; and two grandchildren, Jessica & Emma Hutchinson.

    Walter is predeceased by his daughter, Martha McKain and his brother, Richard McKain.

    There are no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 17th at 11 a.m. at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church on Vine Street in Northfield.

    A private burial will take place with military honors accorded in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph. Donations may be made to the Northfield Rotary Club, PO Box 5, Northfield, VT 05663 or the Brown Public Library, 93 South Main St., Northfield, VT 05663.

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