Lawrence Schlemmer, 69, of Rhinebeck
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.