Thomas W. Cushman

Thomas W. Cushman, 73, of 31 Willow Way, Saranac Lake, died early Sunday, June 2, 2013, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.

Born in Saranac Lake on Oct. 21, 1939, he was the son of Hugh and Ethel (nee Morgan) Cushman.

Tom was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and was the regional vice president of Marine Midland Bank, where he worked for 36 years until his retirement in 1995. Following his retirement, he worked for Blue Line Sport Shop in Saranac Lake for a short time, and then for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for 15 years, most recently as a lock tender at the Lower Locks on the Saranac River.

Tom is a veteran of the United States Army National Guard. He is a past member of several civic organizations including the Saranac Lake Lions Club and Saranac Lake Rotary Club. Tom was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing at his camp on Rollins Pond. He was a member of the Adirondack Hunting Club in Follensby Park, where he served as the head chef. Tom was active in youth baseball and softball with all his children, as well as the Tri-Lakes Black Fly Softball league.

He is survived by two sons: Alan Cushman and his wife Megan of North Syracuse, and Adam Cushman and his wife Lindsay of Hereford, Ariz.; four daughters: Angela Cushman and her companion Gregory Ferguson of Vermontville, Amy Cushman of West-ville, Amanda Hoeth and her husband Joe of Saranac, and Anne Kubasiak and her husband Randy of Averill Park; nine grandchildren; and one niece, Lisa McGill (nee Poirer). He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Poirer.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday June 4, at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon Wednesday, June 5, at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake, with burial to follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Thomas W. Cushman may make memorial contributions to the American Red Cross in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at