SCHENECTADY - Camille Morin died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Kingsway Nursing Home.
He was born in Gardner, MA on July 27, 1928, the son of Camille and Bertha Melanson Morin and was educated in the public schools of Bridgeport, CT and the Manhattan School of Music where he studied percussion.
Camille served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the army bands. While living in New York City, he played with jazz groups and on cruise ships. Camille played for 12 years in the dance band at the Lake Placid Club.
In 1971 he moved to Glenville where he continued to play, while establishing Morin Piano Service with the help of his wife. In the seventies and eighties he played with the Don Nikolski's band. Also, he had played with Jean Stoddard's Starlighters and at Nine Maple, a jazz club in Saratoga. He was a longtime member of the Music Company Orchestra and Doctor Spring's Dixieland Band.
Camille was a life member of the American Federation of Musicians (Local 85-133) and was a member of the Piano Technicians Guild. His hobbies were photography, chess, and crossword puzzles.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother-in-law, Paul Golubowicz and nephew, Paul.
He is survived by his wife, Louise, step-daughter, Mary (Peter) Smith of Guilderland, grandsons David (Lisa) of Rochester, NY and Stephen (Sean) of Williamsburg, MA and great-grandsons, Benjamin, Thomas and Zachary Smith, all of Rochester; his sister Marlene Golubowicz of Deltona, Florida and two nieces, Deborah Schoonover and Tara Butler.
We want to thank Kingsway Nursing Home, D wing for all their kindness.
According to Camille's wishes, there will be no calling hours; after cremation the memorial service will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Company Orchestra Scholarship and can be sent to Kathleen McNearney, 62 McLean Street, Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020