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Meade C. Hutchins

April 12, 1953 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 67)


Indian Lake-

Meade C. Hutchins, 67, passed away Wednesday evening, January 6, 2021 at his home with his loving family following his battle with Cancer. 

Born on April 12, 1953 in Glens Falls, he was the son of Frances Austin Hutchins and the late Sherald B. Hutchins. He was a graduate of Indian Lake Central School and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University.

Meade married Kathleen A Michaels in Indian Lake on October 19, 1974.

He retired in 2017 after 29 years as Indian Lake Tax Assessor and Building Code Enforcement Officer; as well as 4 years as Deputy Town Supervisor. Before that, Meade worked for Finch Pruyn as a Forester.

Meade was very active in the community and served in numerous volunteer roles including: Library Board Trustee, President of the Public Library Board, Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) Board Member, Indian Lake Theater, Volunteer Fireman, and the Community Development Corporation. Because of his roles as Tax Assessor and Deputy Supervisor, he was active with the Grievance board, Planning Board and Zoning Committees. This led to his recognition by “The Five Towns” for his service and leadership to benefit Adirondack Communities in 2017.

Once retired, his love of Genealogy led to numerous hours of family and community research history. He also enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and close friends. His lifelong love of reading meant that there was always a book, newspaper or magazine within arm’s reach. 

Survivors include his loving wife Kathy of 46 years; his mother Frances of Indian Lake; two daughters: Heather Wilson of Smithfield, NC and Mary Lupo of North Creek; four beloved grandchildren: Mackenzie Wilson, Alexander Wilson, Charity Lupo, and Austin Lupo; siblings Sherry (Jim) Williams of Indian Lake, Gilbert Hutchins of New York City, and Jeri (Kyle) Williams of North Syracuse; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his faithful companion “Alvin” whom he could be seen walking twice daily by neighbors up until recent months.

In keeping with Meade’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral scheduled.

Contributions in Meade’s memory may be directed to the Indian Lake Library PO Box 778 Indian Lake, NY 12842.


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