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Martin MacIsaac, 85, Poughkeepsie Resident

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Martin MacIsaac, of Poughkeepsie, died Monday, Feb. 29, at the Pines of Poughkeepsie. He was 85.

A lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, was born July 29, 1929, in Poughkeepsie, to John A. and Ellen R. Burke MacIsaac.

He was a graduate of Arlington High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1948-50.

On March 13, 1951, he married Eleanor L. Meeker in Kileen, Texas.

He was a 37-year employee of IBM in Poughkeepsie as a system analyst, and retired in 1990.

He was a member of the Arlington Reformed Church, serving as both deacon and elder.

Additionally, he was a coach for the Town of Poughkeepsie minor league and was the first coach for the Town of Poughkeepsie POP Warner Red Skins. He was also inducted into the Dutchess County Sportsman Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club, senior bowling league, the American Legion and the IBM Quarter Century Club. He also loved to travel with his wife.

In addition to his wife, Eleanor, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Janet MacIsaac of Wappingers, daughter Dawn Kostenko of Lagrangeville, son Roger MacIsaac of Poughkeepsie and daughter Sheryl MacIsaac of Pleasant Valley; grandchildren David, Jeffrey, Russell, Bryon, Andrea, John, Amy, Carey, Tyler and Adam, as well as his brother and sister-in-law Edward and Bernice MacIsaac of Poughkeepsie.

He was predeceased by his grandson Jason; his brothers Daniel, John, Harold, Duncan, Francis and Fred; and his sisters Shirley Klein, Hazel Racquet, Mary Ellen Schade and Margaret McAmblay.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie.

The funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Randy Prentiss officiating. Burial will follow at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Mausoleum.

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