Francis Ezzell

Obituary of Francis Ezzell

Francis "Frank" Ezzell, 88, of Red Hook, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the HealthAlliance Broadway Campus in Kingston, NY.

Born on July 10th, 1928, in Meridian, Mississippi, son of the late Gordon and Ola Frances Denton Ezzell.

Francis married Ethel 'Beth' Hailfinger on May 3, 1952 in Pomona, NJ and Ethel 'Beth' predeceased him on August 26, 2008. Frank was also predeceased by his daughter, Glenda Ezzell.

Frank served his country for over 20 years, having served in the United States Navy as radio and navigation specialist. He then went on serve in the Air Force as a precision measurement specialist, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant prior to his military retirement.

Following his service to his country, he and his family moved to Red Hook in 1967. Frank went on to work as a systems analyst for IBM in both Kingston and Poughkeepsie.

He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Wade and Robin Ezzell of Red Hook; his grandson, Ben Ezzell of Elizaville, NY; along with extended family, friends, and colleagues.

In addition to his wife and daughter, he was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Faye; and two brothers, Guy and Hugh Ezzell.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 5-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at 08:00 PM. Burial will be at Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.

Memorial donations may be made in Frank's memory to the National Kidney Foundation at

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.

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