Lawrence Sch­lem­mer, 69, of Rhinebeck

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

RHINEBECK >> Lawrence Sch­lem­mer, 69, of Red Hook, N.Y., passed away on Fri­day, Oct. 7, 2016, at North­ern Dutchess Hos­pi­tal in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Born on July 5, 1947, in New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Beatrice (Cooke) Sch­lem­mer, Sr. Larry was a 1965 grad­u­ate of Rhinebeck High School and he grad­u­ated from Dutchess County Com­mu­nity Col­lege with his As­so­ci­ates de­gree in 1967. Grow­ing up, Larry was a Boy Scout in Troop 101 of Schultzville, at­tain­ing Ea­gle Scout in 1965.

In Septem­ber of 1967, Larry en­listed in the U.S. Army, hav­ing served in Korea be­tween 1968 and 1969 dur­ing the Pueblo in­ci­dent. He was hon­or­ably dis­charged in 1970. Fol­low­ing his dis­charge from the Army, Larry worked for the U.S. Postal Ser­vice as a Let­ter Car­rier in Rhinebeck, re­tir­ing in 2002 af­ter be­ing em­ployed for 35 years.

On May 3, 1980, Larry mar­ried Denise Frev­ele at Good Shep­herd Church in Rhinebeck. Denise sur­vives at home in Red Hook.

Ac­tive in his com­mu­nity, for many years Larry was a for­mer Mem­ber and a past Cap­tain of the West Clinton Fire Depart­ment, as well as a long­time mem­ber of both the VFW Post #7765 in Red Hook and the Amer­i­can Le­gion Mont­gomery Post #429 in Rhinebeck. He also was an ac­tive mem­ber of both or­ga­ni­za­tions “Color Guard”.

In ad­di­tion to his lov­ing wife of 36 years, he is sur­vived by his two sons, John Sch­lem­mer of Red Hook, N.Y., and Eric Sch­lem­mer of Alexan­dria, Va.; a brother, Joseph Sch­lem­mer, Jr., and his wife Nancy of Tracy, Calif.; as well as sev­eral nieces, neph­ews, cousins, friends and col­leagues.

He was pre­de­ceased by his son, Charles Sch­lem­mer.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Fu­neral Homes in Rhinebeck on Fri­day, Oct. 14, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. Amer­i­can Le­gion Post #429 and VFW Post #7765 will con­duct ser­vices dur­ing vis­i­ta­tion.

Grave­side ser­vices with mil­i­tary hon­ors will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Satur­day, Oct. 15, 2016, at Rhinebeck Ceme­tery, Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made in Larry’s mem­ory for its re­search of pan­cre­atic can­cer to The Lust­garten Foun­da­tion, 1111 Ste­wart Av­enue, Beth­page, N.Y., 11714.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Burnett & White Fu­neral Homes 91 E. Mar­ket St., Rhinebeck, N.Y.

For di­rec­tions, or to sign the on­line guest­book, please visit www.Bur­net­tWhite.com.

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