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Clarence Michell, 78, White Plains Electrician

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Clarence B. Michell, Jr. of White Plains, died on May 15 of cancer. "Mickey," as his friends knew him, was 78.

A lifelong resident of White Plains, he was born on Feb. 14, 1934. Michell was involved with many local organizations. He served as scoutmaster of Troop 2 of Battle Hill for nearly 20 years and attended Camp Read many times.

Michell also coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball for 20 years. In 1971, Michell was awarded “Coach of the Year” for helping to make the program a success. He played fast pitch and slow pitch softball for Sand Springs in White Plains for more than 50 years.

An electrician, Michell was a member of Local 501 and Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. After retiring, he continued to work as a ranger and starter at Maplemore and Saxon Woods golf courses.

Michell is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn; three sons, Gary, Glenn and Gregg; a daughter, Wendy; a brother, Arthur Michell; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home in White Plains. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any cancer-fighting charity.

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