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The Honorable Donald "Dutch" Ray Magill

April 6, 2017
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Message from CARL D. BIRMAN, ESQ.
April 14, 2017 8:04 PM

So sad to learn of Dutch Magill's passing. He was a tremendous resource to bench and bar throughout NY State's Village Courts. His Magill's manuals were and remain indispensable resources for the practice of criminal violation law in the local courts. RIP, Dutch! My sincere deep condolences to the family.
Message from Hon. A. Lynette Nickels
April 12, 2017 4:32 PM

Many prayers going out to Dutch's family in this most difficult time. God Bless you all.
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A candle was lit by Hon. A. Lynette Nickels, Nichols Town Court on April 12, 2017 4:30 PM
Message from Sylvia Ward
April 12, 2017 3:01 PM

To Pat, Heather, Doug and family
So very sorry for your loss. I felt privileged to work with Judge Magill for many years. He always made the work interesting and I learned a lot from him. I will miss seeing him in the meeting room during our exercise sessions. I know Wandas gong to miss picking on him as he usually had to dance around her to get out.
Will be in much thought and prayer for the difficult days ahead.
Message from Elaine Vanderpool
April 12, 2017 6:18 AM

Heather and family, I am so sorry for your loss. may you find comfort with God through this very difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Elaine Vanderpool on April 12, 2017 6:17 AM
Message from Gary J Stefanini SSG USA (ret)
April 11, 2017 10:02 PM

I knew "Dutch" as Don aka "Mr. Magoo" as the only pilot in the 327th Aviation Detachment with a shaved pate. He was very well received by the brotherhood, and proved his skills as a UH-1 Pilot.
I remember one training flight when he, as Pilot in Command, and I as a Sergent/Crew Chief were paired with no Co-Pilot. We left Hancock Field on a routine flight. At our turnaround point he offered me the controls to fly the aircraft back home, which I was thrilled to do.
RIP, Mr. Magoo . . . You will be remembered at the next meeting of the past 327th & 423rd Aviation.
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A candle was lit by Gary J Stefanini, SSG USAR (ret) on April 11, 2017 9:40 PM
Message from Eric Phelps
April 11, 2017 4:37 PM

I was an EMT-CC tech with Owego Fire EMS. at work and on the ambulance call when Dutch had a serious heart attack at IBM Owego many years ago, we defibrillated him 2 times enroute to Lourdes. He survived that entire incident and went on to retire, and take his career path. Fine man, honored to have helped him when it could have been shorter. Eric Phelps, Apalachin. NY.
Message from Heather MacQueen
April 11, 2017 10:38 PM

Thank you so much for that. He was the best dad, and I'm so thankful for the extra years you gave him that day. Thank you for sharing that.
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A candle was lit by Alexis Stabler on April 11, 2017 4:07 PM
Beautiful service today that I am glad I got to be a part of. Judge Magill wasn't just a good man, but much more than that. He was an inspirational man. After speaking with him I always felt uplifted, hopeful, and truly inspired. I will miss the lessons he would give me at court, all he taught me, and the talks of life that I enjoyed so much. He was so many wonderful things, honest, fair, courageous, giving, compassionate, and as I came to find, loving. He truly made a difference in this world. Thank you Judge Magill for all you gave me. I am blessed to have known you. To the family: I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed dearly. I hope you find comfort in knowing that it was a life well lived. He did good in this world. He did great. Sending love and condolences your way.
Message from Classmates of Hollidaysburg High School, Hollidaysburg PA.
April 11, 2017 3:31 PM

We extend sincere sympathy on the passing of our classmate and friend, Dutch.
We are sorry for your loss. He is remembered fondly by all.
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A candle was lit by Dee Ross on April 11, 2017 9:21 AM
Having been through many losses of loved ones I still don't have words to express my feelings except to say I am so sorry which always seems so inadequate.
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A candle was lit by Allan Andrew on April 10, 2017 5:27 PM
Message from Allan and Linda Andrew
April 10, 2017 5:25 PM

Pat and Family, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Dutch. He will be missed.
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A candle was lit by Debbie & Michael Rigo on April 10, 2017 4:32 PM
R.I.P. Judge Magill.
Our deepest sympathy go out to his entire family. The Judge was a great man in so many ways. A kind and smart man with a great sense of fairness and humor. We will all miss him. Thank you for all that you have done for us.
Message from Bill O'Mara
April 10, 2017 3:29 PM

Dutch was quite the character among us all in our Army Reserve helicopter unit in
Syracuse for several years. His sense of humor and friendship, and his devotion to duty will be missed by many of it's members. God bless you and all your family.
Message from Judge Field & his court clerk Michele
April 10, 2017 2:35 PM

Our sincere condolences on the loss of this honorable man.
His experience and knowledge was a major contribution to the NY judicial system and our court will always be very grateful for his dedication. His manuals are being used daily in our and many courts and will always be a reminder of his willingness to share his knowledge.
We will miss him!
Honorable William Field, Town Justice & Michele Lechanteur, Court Clerk
Meredith Town Court
Message from Joe Jenners
April 10, 2017 2:24 PM


Rest in Peace.

Condolences to your family.
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A candle was lit by Chenango County Magistrate Association on April 10, 2017 1:42 PM
Patricia and Family, on behalf of the Chenango County Magistrate Association, we send sincere condolences to you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dutch will be greatly missed by all, may he rest in peace.
Message from Roger & Vicki Baker, Jamesville, N.Y.
April 10, 2017 1:05 PM

Pat & Family,
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. May he rest in peace and your memories ease your pain.
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A candle was lit by Penny DelFavero on April 10, 2017 12:17 PM
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A candle was lit by The Lord family on April 10, 2017 9:13 AM
Message from Colesville Court
April 10, 2017 9:10 AM

Pat and family So sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this difficult time. RIP Judge Magill
Message from Anne Travis
April 10, 2017 8:38 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person but what I've seen in fb he must have been a super man, husband, and Daddy. I wish I could have met him.
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A candle was lit by Anne Travis on April 10, 2017 8:35 AM
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A candle was lit by Cat & Jeff Branham ♡ on April 9, 2017 9:23 PM
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A WATER COLOR WREATH was sent on April 9, 2017

It is a great honor to know Dutch for this short time. We were fond of him from the day we met. With Heartfelt Condolences. Mary & Mike Loughrey and all of the Looseleaf Law Team

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A TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent on April 9, 2017

Dutch will be sadly missed by all at the New York State Magistrates Association. He contributed so much knowledge and experiences through out the years of his service, he was a mentor to many. His legacy will continue.

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on April 9, 2017

Dear Pat and family: Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you. We will miss Dutch very much. Tom will miss discussing retired IBM similarities with Dutch. Love always, Honorable Tom and Linda Dias

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A GRANDMA'S GARDEN  TABLE BASKET was ordered on April 9, 2017

Message from The US Army Classmates from WOC classes 66-23/67-1
April 9, 2017 12:40 PM

The classmates of Flight School Classes 66-23/67-1 send our deepest sympathies to Pat, her family and friends. We were so close to seeing Dutch again at our 50th Anniversary Reunion this month. We will hold a toast in his honor at the Reunion Farewell Dinner. He will be missed.
Message from Pat Magill
April 15, 2017 2:05 PM

Thank you for your kind words. Dutch was so looking forward to the reunion of his flight class of 50 yrs. ago. We had all of our reservations set. It was not meant to be, he fought hard, I'm sure he will be with you in spirit at the reunion. Jim Horan and Gary Kimbrell were here fo his funeral, and Jim gave a beautiful eulogy for my husband. Dutch loved you guys always talking about you.
Message from Susan Moore
April 9, 2017 11:49 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, RIP Dutch and God Bless you and Families
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A candle was lit by Susan Moore on April 9, 2017 11:48 AM
Message from Gus Guley
April 9, 2017 7:12 AM

I worked with Ron briefly at the Town of Maine and also had to appear in his court a couple times for minor infractions! A humble and honest gentleman as well as a fair justice with a great deal of common sense.
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A FRUIT AND GOURMET BASKET was sent by Mom, JIm, Cat and Amanda and the boys on April 8, 2017

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A candle was lit by jIM AND MARIAN FISHER on April 8, 2017 7:35 PM
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A candle was lit by Shawn and Diane McMahon on April 8, 2017 6:12 PM
Message from Jonah Triebwasser
April 8, 2017 11:53 AM

Dear Pat and family - Ellen and I send our sincere condolences on the passing of Dutch. He was a respected judge, a real gentleman and a true patriot.

I'm so sorry that an unavoidable court commitment will prevent us from being with you.

Sincerely, Ellen and Jonah Triebwasser
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A candle was lit by Mary & Mike on April 8, 2017 11:52 AM
Message from Mary & Mike Loughrey, Looseleaf Law
April 8, 2017 11:51 AM

We are very sad to hear of Dutch's passing. His legacy has made it a great honor to have known him for our brief time. Was very much looking forward to working with him over the coming years. Although we have only known him for a short time we feel like it was longer and will truly miss him. Our deepest condolences to all his family.
Most sincerely, Mary & Mike
Message from Jonah Triebwasser
April 8, 2017 11:46 AM

The staff of the Town and Village of Red Hook Courts extend our sincere condolences to The entire Magill family on the loss of the Hon. Dutch Magill.

Hon. Jeffrey C. Martin
Hon. Jonah Triebwasser
Message from HON David G. Boland ,Owego NY.
April 11, 2017 6:38 PM

Pat and the whole McGill Famliy . What a great friend and a wonderul "GO to GUY " Dutch was for me . At conference time "Dutch and Pat" always saw to it that we sat with them . I alway's felt blessed to be in the company of the McGills. Not a single Court date goes by that some attorney or District Attorney asks me if they could look at my McGills. His manuals in the Court Rooms across the State are as common as Salt and Pepper at the Dinner table. (every one uses them). And to Daughter Kerry thank you so much for your text in the first hour of his passing . I will always remember the exact spot on I -86. As I was when returning home to Owego from a Court session that I had just finished as Acting Justice for the late Hon Richard Koons Village of Waverly Justice who died while in office . It was my last day to serve in that position . I was feeling the loss of Judge Koons another good friend. That I worked with for 23 years as his acting Justice . On that very hard raining afternoon again in route home to Owego . Little would I know I would receive notification that I/we lost another GREAT friend and Judge . Thank you so much Kerry. God Bless the soul of "Dutch McGill" and my he rest in Peace .
Hon. David G. Boland Village of Owego Justice and Associate Village of Waverly Justice
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