Dale L. Houghton, 79, Alexandria Bay

ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY –  Dale L. Houghton, 79, passed away Wednesday morning, July 22, 2020, at River Hospital where he had been a patient since June 30.

Born Sept. 2, 1940, in Watertown, son of Harold and Servia LaRue Houghton, he graduated in 1958 from Alexandria Central High School.

A marriage to Enid “Kim” Harris ended in divorce.

Capt. Dale “Houghty” made his living as a fishing and hunting guide and cooked many shore dinners at Mary’s Island State Park.

He was an assistant chief of the Alexandria Bay Fire Department, member of the ambulance squad and the “Wild Geese” racing team, Ducks Unlimited, was an avid trapper, and tournament bass fished with his cousin, Dick Garlock, for many years. In addition, he coached minor hockey and deer hunted at “Chasey’s” Camp.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bennett (Amy) Quigley, Rome, NY; his grandson, Bennett of Park City, Utah, and a sister, Mrs. Harry (Sandra) Inman, of New Hartford, NY.

Services will be announced at a time to be determined.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Vincent Ambulance Squad and the Alexandria Bay Fire Department.

Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay.

Online condolences may be made at costellofuneralservice.com