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Frederick H. Ducady, Jr., 86, Longtime Yorktown Firefighter

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY. - Frederick H. "Duke" Ducady, Jr., a lifelong Yorktown Heights resident died May 7. He was 86.

Ducady was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Yorktown, son of Frederick H. and Mary Ducady. He served in the U.S. Navy as fireman first class during WWII. He was a welder for Metro North Railroad, retiring in 1987 after 41 years.

He was a 70 year Life member of Yorktown Heights Engine Co. #1; where he held the rank of chief and fire police captain. He was a Life member of No. Westchester Volunteer Fireman's Association, Life member of Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association, member of Putnam No. Westchester Fire Police Association, Fireman's Association of the State of New York, Volunteer Fire Police Association State of New York, Yorktown American Legion Post #1009, Yorktown VFW Post #8328, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Ducady  is survived by his son, Frederick H. Ducady, III; sister, Ellen Sabo; companion Grace Reynolds; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ann (Smith); and brothers, John and Leo Ducady.

Calling hours are Friday, May 10 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home , Pleasantville. Graveside service will be Saturday, May 11 at  11 a.m. in Amawalk Hill Cemetery, Yorktown Heights.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yorktown Heights Engine Company #1 , 1916 Commerce St., Yorktown Hgts, NY 10598.

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