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Middleburgh: Adam K. Binder, 80, of Decker Road, died peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Albany Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on May 6, 1937 to Lena (Sarin) and Adam A. Binder, he was raised on the family farm atop Cotton Hill and cherished his family land and heritage throughout his entire life.
Adam was a 1955 graduate of Middleburgh Central School and proudly served in the United States Army from 1955-1958.
Adam worked 14 years at the National Cash Register Company and then with Bell & Howell as a field engineer from 1978-1999. He was active in many organizations, bringing his astute ability and knowledge. He served on the MCS Board of Education for 11 years, President for 6 of them, 2 years as the Chair of the NYS School Board Association, serving on several committees and their Legislative Liaison Team and 6 years with the Capital Area School Board Institute Steering Committee.
Nothing brought him greater pleasure than his family and relaxing on his land. A keen wit and knack for all things mechanical, he restored many of the John Deere implements around the farm, rebuilt and refinished vintage radios, rebuilt an organ, built a grandfather’s clock and enjoyed general woodworking. Gifted musically as well, Adam could lay down his hand tools and start playing the piano, bass and B Flat clarinet, often participating with the summer band concerts in Middleburgh.
Adam was married on June 22, 1966 to Joyce (Dutton) Binder, whom he shared a life, love of music, traveling and raising his family with before her predeceasing him on April 16, 2014.
He is forever held in the hearts of his family as the “King of the Hill” and they include his sons: Kriss A. (Becky) Binder of Middleburgh, Keith A. Binder of Delanson; grandchildren: Tyler Binder of Middleburgh, Amanda Binder of Lake George; sister: Karen Grossman of Middleburgh and many other family members and friends.
Services will be held privately by his family, who thank you for remembering Adam and them through the time ahead. Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC, of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Adam and his family.