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The Honorable Donald "Dutch" Ray Magill

April 6, 2017

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April 10, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Masonic Service
April 10, 2017

7:00 PM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Funeral Service
April 11, 2017

11:00 AM
Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church
2596 Rte 26
Maine, NY 13802

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The Honorable Donald Ray “Dutch” Magill, 72, of Maine, NY, died peacefully surrounded by his family at Wilson Hospital on April 6, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents, Edgar C. and Helen Magill, his brothers Albert and Edgar Jr., and daughter Theresa Petrzala Morris.
Dutch is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Patricia (Coughlin) Magill, who meant the world to him. He also cherished his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is additionally survived by his loving children, Heather (Douglas) MacQueen and their sons Daniel and Nicholas, Frank Petrzala (Jean Ticen), and Kerri Petrzala and her son Jared Smolinsky; Dennis (Sandra) Coughlin and their children Michelle, Kelly, Allison and Michael; his brother Robert Magill and sister-in-law Laura Magill; the Lawton Avenue Coughlins, as well as his nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Dutch graduated from Hollidaysburg High School, Pennsylvania followed by Penn State University, with a degree in Computer Science. He was a retired helicopter pilot from the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam and earning two Purple Hearts along with numerous other commendations. Additionally, he served in the Civil Air Patrol and the National Guard. He was very proud of his service in the military, and had a fierce love for his country.
He had a 40 year career with IBM, and was sworn in for his 31st year as the Town of Maine Justice in January 2017. He served as president of the NY State Magistrate’s Association and received the NY State Magistrate of the Year Award. He was also the author of “Magill’s Manuals”, a set of books used in courts throughout New York State.
Dutch was very involved with many organizations, including the Maine Masonic Lodge, the Kalurah Shrine, and Scottish Rite. He was a member of the Royal Arch Masons, Cryptic Masons, K.Y.C.H., Red Cross of Constantine, Amaranth, the Royal Order of Jesters, the Order of DeMolay, as well as many others. In his works for these organizations he was a 33rd Degree member of Scottish Rite, served as a Master of the Maine Masonic Lodge and as Potentate of the Kalurah Shrine. He was extremely proud to have served on the Board of Governors for the Springfield, MA Shriner’s Hospital for Children, and was also an Emeritus member of that same Board, along with many other achievements. 
 The family wishes to acknowledge the exceptional care given to him by Dr. Bertini, the staff at Wilson Hospital North Tower 3, the CCU unit, the rapid response team, Dr. Patel, and Fawn Travis.   
Calling hours will be Monday from 4-7pm at Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango Street, Binghamton. A Masonic service will be held at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 am at the Most Holy Rosary Church in Maine, NY, followed by burial at the Town of Maine Cemetery. A meal will be served at the Kalurah Shrine in Endicott following the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dutch’s name to the Springfield Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St. Springfield, MA 01104. 


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of death, I shall fear no evil: For I am the meanest son-of-a-bitch in the valley.

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