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Michael H. Fury, 89, Of Nanuet

NANUET, N.Y. -- Michael H. Fury, of Nanuet, died Oct. 11. He was 89.

He was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Yonkers, to Henry C. and Mary L. Fury.

He was a graduate of Saint Simon Stock High School, Iona College and Fordham University School of Law. He served as a junior officer during the U.S. Army occupation in Japan. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1952.

He moved to Pearl River in 1953 with his former wife, Marguerite, where they raised their family and began his law practice. He practiced law as senior partner in the law firm of Fury and Kennedy in Pearl River for 57 years. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Dominican College in 1975. He served as president of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Rockland County and was assistant county attorney of Rockland County.

He was past president of the Pearl River Rotary Club and also established the Rotary Scholarship Foundation of Pearl River and served as its president. He was a tireless promoter of scholarships for deserving youths seeking higher education.

He was predeceased by his second wife, Joan A. Fury.

He is survived by his first wife, Marguerite J. Fury; brothers, Arnold J. Fury and the Rev. Henry G. Fury; daughters, Marianne Burkhardt, Margo Engelbrektson (Jon), Maureen Simalchik and Madelyn Nealon; step-daughters, Mary Ellen Ciaccia-Meade and Sue Dollinger; sons, Michael J. Fury (Donna) and Mark Fury (Maria Esther); grandchildren, Brian Simalchik (Amanda Korman), Stephen Simalchik, Colin Fury, Kahyla Fury (Sam Maynez), Ian Fury, Megan Fury, Clayton Fury, Hallie Fury, Emily Nealon, Alyssa Nealon; step-grandchildren, Jeanmarie Silverman, Christina Cartaya (Michael) and Stephen Silverman; great-grandson, Mason Maynez; and step-grandchildren, Robert Michael Cartaya and Amelia Marie Silverman.

The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home, 100 Franklin Ave., Pearl River. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Aedan’s Roman Catholic Church, 23 S. Reld Drive, Pearl River. Private cremation to follow.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Pearl River Rotary Scholarship Foundation.

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