R. Case Prime, age 87, a resident of Queensbury, passed away on August 13th, 2013, following complications from surgery to repair a fractured hip.
Case was born August 11, 1926 in Lake Placid, NY, the son of Raymond and Mary Prime. He attended school in Lake Placid and then went on to Westminster School in Simsbury, CT. He attended Williams College in Williamstown, MA. He then attended Albany Law School graduating in June, 1954. Case Prime was admitted to the New York Bar Association in 1954. He practiced law in Glens Falls, NY for many years, most with Fred Bascom in their practice: Bascom and Prime. Case Prime served one term as Warren County District Attorney.
Case served in the United States Army as a Technician Fourth Grade in the Transportation Corps. He received his honorable discharge from Fort Dix on July 31, 1946.
Case married the former Margaret Laird Ackerman in Lake Placid on June 12, 1953. They spent a year in Albany, where their daughter Penelope was born, and then moved to Glens Falls, and later Queensbury, where they lived and raised their four children, Penelope, Jeffrey, Richard, and Ted.
Case was very active in his community. He was involved in many service associations and served on many organizations' boards; naming just a few: the Optimist Club, Kiwanis, the American Legion, the Dumoine Club, and the Glens Falls Hospital Board. An ardent outdoorsman, he loved the Adirondacks, spending much of his spare time over the years gardening, hiking, fishing, hunting, and skiing.
Case is survived by his children Penelope Prime and her husband John Garver and their children Vanessa Garver and Alex Garver of Atlanta, GA; Jeffrey Prime of Saranac Lake; Richard Prime and wife Sheri Amsel and their children Dillon Prime and Colden Prime of Elizabethtown; and Ted Prime and his wife Donna Prime and their children Tyler Prime, Noah Prime, and Case Prime of Lake George.
A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church of Queensbury, 460 Aviation Road, Queensbury, on Sunday, August 25 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception at the church. Internment will take place at a later date in the Prime plot at the North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid.
Memorial contributions may be made to High Peaks Hospice, 667 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804 or Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, 126 South Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Singleton Sullivan and Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.
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