George Preston
George Preston

Obituary of George Duane Preston

George Duane "Red" Preston, 88, of Lake Placid, NY passed away peacefully on December 8, 2019. Red was born in Lake Placid, son of Oren and Mildred Preston, on March 12, 1931. He graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1949 and spent 45 years working at the A&P grocery store until he retired in 1993. Red was predeceased by his wife, Freda Lapoint Preston. He is survived by his 5 children; Karen Soper of Lake Placid, Greg Preston (Linda) of Lake Oconee, GA, Jeffrey Preston of Braintree, MA, Christopher Preston (Debra) of Lake Placid, and Timothy Preston (Jody), who resides in Honduras. He is also survived by his brother, Bernie Preston of Lake Placid and one sister Dorothy Gray of Salamanca, NY. Red took great pride in his family and was greatly admired and loved by his 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, who have also survived him. A popular member of the community, Red Preston worked tirelessly to support his family, always with a smile or friendly greeting for those he came into contact. In spite of working two jobs, he still managed to find time for his children, coaching baseball and never missing one of his boys' hockey games. The Preston house was always open to anyone in need of a meal or a good laugh. When not spending time with his family, Red could be found at his beloved Masonic lodge, where he was a 57-year member and the recipient of many awards of recognition throughout the years. Red's love for fishing and hunting was known to everyone. Such a sure shot with a rifle, his hunting partners were often quoted saying "if you hear a shot from Red's direction, you'd better go help him with is deer". Visitation will be held at the M.B. Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 11th, from 4:00-7:00 PM. A Masonic Prayer Service followed by a Funeral Services will be held at the Adirondack Community Church on Thursday, December 12th at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at the North Elba Cemetery immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Lake Placid Lodge Number 834, PO Box 1369, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory or leave condolences at
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
M. B. Clark, Inc.
2310 Saranac Ave.
Lake Placid, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Adirondack Community Church
2583 Main Street
Lake Placid, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

North Elba Cemetery
Old Military Rd
Lake Placid, New York, United States

Masonic Prayer Service

A Masonic Prayer Service will be held at the Adirondack Community Church on December 12th at 11:00 AM followed by the Funeral Service.
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