Brian C. Voorhees, 69, of Dolgeville, New York, passed away on Sunday afternoon, May 12, 2019 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York.
He was born on March 2, 1950 in Little Falls, New York and was the son of the late, Harold and Margaret (Suits) Voorhees. He attended Dolgeville Central School and graduated with the Class of 1968.
After graduation, Brian enlisted in the United States Navy in March of 1969. He served his country with the Navy until February of 1973. In February of 1973, Brian transferred and enlisted in the United States Army and served in his second branch of the military during the Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged from the Army in August of 1992 after 23 years of dedicated service to his country. During his military duties, Brian was awarded the Bronze Star for his meritorious achievement in Desert Storm. He was also awarded Navy and Marine Corp Accommodation Medal, Army Accommodation Medal, Army Appreciation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal and Kuwait Liberation Medal during his 23 years of service.
Brian was united in marriage to MiChong Yim on February 1, 1979 in South Korea. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to the United States and settled in Dolgeville, New York and started their family. The couple shared 36 years of marriage together until MiChong passed away on March 24, 2015.
He was formerly employed by Burrows Paper Mill in Little Falls, New York and retired in 2008. Brian enjoyed fishing in his spare time.
He is survived by his children, Jefferson Voorhees of Remsen, NY, Samantha Voorhees of Dolgeville, NY and Catherine Voorhees of Rome, NY; two brothers, David Voorhees of Syracuse, NY and Mark Voorhees of Salisbury, NY; one sister, Andrea Hopson of Dolgeville, NY; his nieces and nephews, Eric Hopson, Ryan Hopson, Drew Hopson, Daniel Voorhees, Becky Hall, Christian Voorhees and Sarah Voorhees.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York. Burial will be held in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, New York, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. where full military honors will be accorded by the United States Army Honor Guard. If you wish to attend the military service at Saratoga National Cemetery, we ask that you arrive at 2:15 p.m. prior to the 2:30 p.m. service time.
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