Condolence & Memory Journal

Alicia, Heidi, Polly & families - it was a long and courageous battle, which he fought with his usual strength. His friends, neighbors, and colleagues hold him in high regard - the sentiments they have expressed and your own memories over the years will provide great comfort to you.

Posted by Steve & Judy Moreland - Middleburgh, NY   March 19, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I remember Dave as a wonderful neighbor and gentleman. My family and I will always remember his kindness.

Posted by Karen (Mattice) Ferdinandi - TX   March 18, 2013


Alicia, Heidi, Polly and entire Hallock family,

I just received the news of your fathers passing and I am so deeply sadden by this news. I was him one time when I came to visit just after your Mom passed, she too was a wonderful and kind person. I have so many fond memories with David, Joan and you girls as you were growing up and my Brother Gideon would come work for him in the summer and weekends. Your Dad bought the farm from my Grandpa Van Wormer, then he bought a piece of land just down the road and lived his days out there until he passed. My father was Gideon Van Wormer, Jr. and my brother was Gideon Van Wormer the 3rd, they have all since passed away. Your father sat with me and got me through some of the darkness days of my life after losing my father and brother at a very young age and only years apart. Mr. Hallock was a generous, loving, wonderful man and I was blessed to have him in my life, I think he actually saved my life when my brother passed away in 1979 he gave me hope and encouragement, just a great, great man and he was like a 2nd Dad to Gideon and I both. I wanted to write to you girls and tell you how very, very sorry I am and if I would have known before just now, I would have flew to NY to give my respects in person, he was there for me both times. I will hold him in my heart always and will never forget what a great man your father, (mother) also was to my brother and I.

I am sending my prayers, love and endless blessings to you all at this very difficult time. Much love always, Debera Van Wormer

Posted by Debera Onslager (Van Wormer) - Boynton Beach, FL - Family Friend   March 17, 2013

What a great man. He was always so professional, kind and compassionate. Loved conversing with him. You know he was listening to what you had to say and was sincere in his responses. My condolences to the whole family. He was a unique individual that contributed so much to his community.
Sandra Suits

Posted by Sandra Suits - Rexford, NY   March 16, 2013

Our family extends our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mr. Hallock. He was a shining example in so many ways. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Debbie and Rick Magee and Horst Enders - Greenville - Friend   March 16, 2013


Alicia, Polly and Heidi - We were so saddened to hear of David's passing. I will always remember his rich deep voice in church and how he calmly considered every view point before making a decision. Your Mom and him were so loving and respectful of everyone they met. They both have a special place in my heart. You are all strong women and I believe it is because you had a strong family. If you ever need a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen, I am always here for you.

Brenda, Bob, and Kira

Posted by Brenda Weaver - Gilboa, NY - Friend   March 15, 2013

David was one of the friendliest kindest people I knew. I remember him testing the milk on my grandfather's farm, which he eventually bought. He andhis wife Joan were the most perfect team and worked non stop to bring the farm up to date. It was a blessing to see the farm flourish healing the sadness of the farm no longer belonging to my grandfather. My prayers go out to all his children and family. A most wonderful person will be missed.

Posted by Sandie VanValkenburg - Blythe, GA - Cousin   March 15, 2013


Dear Alicia, Heidi, Polly and family: I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Joan for many years at Middleburgh Telephone & was honored to call her my dear friend. I miss her still today. David & Joan were such a loving couple. I had such respect for David - hardworking, dedicated, devoted to his family. He was the only truly "honest" politician I've known! He really cared about people and made a difference in their lives. My eyes are filling with tears as my heart goes out to you during this sad time... I will always cherish my memories of David & Joan laughing & enjoying life. May your memories keep them alive in your hearts too.

Posted by Anne Fisher-Rock - Middleburgh, NY - Friend   March 14, 2013


I was honored to work with David during the two terms he served as Schoharie County Clerk. He was one of the most humble, honest, Godly men I have ever met. He treated his employees and the public with the utmost respect. I was glad to call him 'friend' and I'm sure that he is with his God and Joan, free of the anguish and pain of this earth. I send my sympathy and prayers to his daughters, Alicia, Polly and Heidi and the Hallock family. He will be missed.

Posted by Carol Hendrix - Central Bridge, NY - Friend   March 14, 2013


Alicia, Polly & Heida & families - our love, sympathy and prayers are with you all. David was a wonderful person (as was your mom). We will remember him most fondly for all he contributed and did for the Bates Hollow church. Not a year goes by there when someone mentions him at the service. We certainly miss the Hallock family there. We know David is at peace and joining his lovely wife in heaven. There is now another bright shinning star in God's beautiful heavenly sky. God's blessing to you all.

Posted by Erik & Janet Nelson & Ralph Hull - Rensselaerville, NY - Cousin   March 14, 2013

Alicia/Bill and family......When Wayne and I think of a person that has made a true difference in our county, it is Eugene David Hallock...a. gentleman, leader, and friend...I will forever hear his voice in my work place and wish our current leaders could have his wisdom as they strive to lead our county...In. my job as a county employee I will never forget the impact your dad has made in my life and career and hope that in my last years as a county employee I can impart a lot of his wisdom on my co-workers.

Posted by Ruey and Wayne Schell - Schoharie, NY - friend   March 14, 2013

I know there was not another couple that the Mace family thought more of than David and Joan Hallock. My thoughts and prayers for their daughters and family. On behalf of Bob anbd myself we know he is now at peace, and reunited with friends and family.

Posted by Nancy Mace - Palatine Bridge, NY - friend   March 13, 2013

To the Hallock & Laraway families ... so sorry for your loss. Keep your many memories close to your heart. David and Joan were truly special people and are now together once again.

Posted by Nancy Ann & John C. Wolfe - Schoharie, NY - friends   March 13, 2013

Alicia, Heidi, Polly and family,
I am so saddened to hear the passing of David. What an incredible person he was - dedicated to our County, wonderful family man who was so very proud of his girls, husband of your mom who he cherished every move Joan made, God loving, kind-hearted and remarkable co-worker David was. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all, along with my prayers. He is with the love of his life now and his family. May he rest in peace now. I send my thoughts and prayers to you all.

Posted by Pamela Schell Murphy - Berne, NY - Friend   March 12, 2013


sorry about your loss.david was my 1:1 at baptist.we spend a lot of time together. i can see ,that he was a great man.may god watch over him and your family angelika farina cna baptist nursinghome

Posted by angelika farina - schenectady, NY - cna baptist   March 12, 2013

To Hallock Family:

Sorry \to hear about your loss. David was a wonderful person and was very nice to my folks.
We think of you in silence, we often speak your name; But all we have are memories. and your picture in a frame. We pray to God in Heaven please take this message above . For part of the family went with him the day God called him home.

Posted by Bonita R Mickle - Middleburgh, NY - Friend (Friend of my parents)   March 12, 2013