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Wade Ezzell | Obituaries |

GERMANTOWN – Wade Ezzell, 63, of Germantown, NY, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his home.

Born February 4, 1958 in Ft. Dix, NJ, he was the son of the late Francis and Ethel (Hailfinger) Ezzell. Wade was a graduate of Red Hook High Schools. He married Robin Moore on August 30, 1980 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Barrytown, NY. Robin survives at his home in Germantown.

For many years, and until his retirement, Wade was a project supervisor and qualified carpenter for Robert Bump Construction based in Barrytown, NY.

An avid outdoorsman, Wade enjoyed hunting, fishing (including fly fishing and making his own flies), scenic photography, quad biking, skydiving, and hiking all the peaks of the Catskill Mountains.

He was an accomplished carpenter and furniture maker, and enjoyed working and tinkering with antique pocket watches.

In addition to his beloved wife of 41 years – Robin Ezzell, he is survived by his son, Ben Ezzell of Germantown, NY; his stepmother, Dawn Moore of Red Hook, NY; sister-in-law, Michelle (Brandon) Martin of Red Hook, NY; brother-in-law, John H Moore, III of Red Hook, NY; as well as his extended family, colleagues and friends. He is also survived by his faithful companion Maddison and his grandson, Hannibal.

A sister, Glenda Ezzell predeceased him.

A celebration of Wade’s life will be held in the spring. The burial will be private.

Memorial donations can be made in Wade’s memory to the American Diabetes Association at or the National Kidney Foundation at

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

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