Born: c. 1928
Married: Charlann Mooney
Walter Duffy, Jr., known as "Bud", was the manager of Wilson's Clothing Company on Main Street. He served as treasurer of the Saranac Lake Ski Club and as a director of the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce. He was named King of the Winter Carnival in 2002.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 2, 2002
Water H. 'Bud' Duffy
SARANAC LAKE - King Walter H. "Bud" Duffy is the son of the late Walter and Margaret Burke Duffy. He is married to the former Charlann "Chuggs" Mooney, and has six children: Mary Beth Hoyt, James, Thomas, Walter III, Ann Talbot and the late Paul.
He started working for his father, who managed Wilson's Clothing Store, the site of the present Blue Line Sport Shop; at the age of 14. Duffy later made manager and worked in that capacity until the store closed. Then he worked in a similar position in the National Army Store, where the Adirondack Eye Care offices are now located. He is presently employed at the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce two days a week as a tourism information specialist, where he is able to draw on his long-standing and extensive knowledge of the area.
Duffy has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 45 years, is a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and is a former board member and treasurer for the Chamber of Commerce, He served on the Board of Directors of the General Hospital, is a scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America, is a member of St. Bernard's parish and choir and lecture for Sunday Masses. He helped organize and develop the Christian Family Movement in Saranac Lake. He volunteered for the Bishops Fund Appeal, the St. Bernard's School Spring fund raiser. He is presently the treasurer of the Lions Club and has transported eyes to airports and other destinations so they could be used for transplants. He donates handcrafted signs for fund raisers, has been a parade judge for Winter Carnival and has assisted in building floats.