ALBANY REMEMBERS ED MCKENZIE

by Christian Mower on May 3, 2012

MEMBERS OF THE ALBANY COMMUNITY ARE REMEMBERING LONGTIME RESIDENT ED MCKENZIE, WHO DIED APRIL 24TH.

VIRGINIA NOSSIFF IS A PARENT VOLUNTEER AND CHAIRED THE WHITE MOUNTAIN WALDORF SCHOOL’S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN THAT RAISED MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO MOVE THE SCHOOL TO ITS CURRENT LOCATION IN ALBANY.

THE SCHOOL’S 75-ACRE CAMPUS ABUTS MCKENZIE’S PROPERTY IN THE WILDWOOD SECTION OF TOWN.

NOSSIFF SAYS EARLY ON IN THE CAMPAIGN MCKENZIE PULLED UP INTO A PARKING LOT AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF – EXPRESSED HIS SUPPORT FOR THE CAMPAIGN – AND CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL.

THE SCHOOL ACCOMMODATES MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS FROM PRE-KINDERGARTEN TO 8TH GRADE – AND ITS CAMPUS FEATURES FOOT TRAILS AND A BEAVER POND.

MCKENZIE WAS A WORLD WAR II ARMY AIR CORPS VETERAN WHO WAS SHOT DOWN DURING A B–17 BOMBING MISSION AND HELD IN A GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR CAMP.

HE WAS ALSO AN AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN WHO WAS ACTIVE IN ALBANY TOWN AFFAIRS.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE MAXINE, A SON AND GRANDSON AND THEIR PARTNERS, AND A BROTHER AND SISTER.

MCKENZIE’S FAMILY ASKS THAT DONATIONS IN HIS MEMORY BE MADE TO THE WALDORF SCHOOL, TIN MOUNTAIN CONSERVATION CENTER OR THE VISITING NURSE HOME CARE AND HOSPICE OF CARROLL COUNTY.