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Mark Douglas Niedhammer

LAKEVILLE — Mark Niedhammer, 73, of Lakeville died Dec. 9, 2021, at Vassar Brothers Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Schenectady, N.Y., on Oct. 15, 1948, son of the late Evelyn (Zaberowski) and Edwin Niedhammer.

Mark graduated from Bishop Gibbons High School in Schenectady and the Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute in Florida.

He served in the New York State Air National Guard.

His career started in Schenectady as a cameraman for WMHT, which led to his doing the same job for WABC in New York.

He excelled at his job and was the recipient of an Emmy Award. He left the city and moved to Lakeville, where he worked at The Lakeville Journal as the Classified Ads manager and also a friendly greeter.

He spent a summer or two working at the Town Grove in Lakeville.  His last position was “the friendly man in the booth” at the Salisbury Sharon Transfer Station.

Mark was a true “people person,” with an infectious personality. He loved nature (and nature photography) and music. He was also an avid fisherman. He possessed a strong faith, which guided him in life.

He is survived by his partner, Anne Bowen of Salisbury;  his sister, Marcia McDevitt and her husband, Richard, of Albany, N.Y.,  and their three sons, Tavis (and his wife, Rie), Richard (and his wife, Anne) and Adam McDevitt; and two great-nieces and two great-nephews. 

A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville.

Contributions may be made in Mark’s honor to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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