Robert A. Bo­den­we­ber, 84, of the town of Ul­ster

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Robert A. Bo­den­we­ber, 84, of Ev­er­green Street, passed away peace­fully on Oct. 27, 2016, at his home, sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily.

He was born in Kingston, a son of the late Au­gust and El­iz­a­beth New­some Bo­den­we­ber.

He was a Kingston High School grad­u­ate and a vet­eran of the U.S. Army, hav­ing served dur­ing the Korean War. He was trained as a tool and die maker and worked for IBM as a me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer, re­tir­ing in 1990 af­ter 39½ years. He was a mem­ber of the Quar­ter Cen­tury Club. He was a parish­ioner of St. Cather­ine Laboure Church. Bob en­joyed the chal­lenge of be­ing able to fix al­most any­thing, from cars to build­ing houses, and was al­ways ea­ger to lend a hand to fam­ily and friends. He en­joyed fam­ily va­ca­tions on the Jer­sey shore and Sani­bel Is­land and noth­ing meant more to him than his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren and their ac­com­plish­ments.

Sur­viv­ing are his wife of 58 years, Bar­bara (Holo­dak) Bo­den­we­ber; two daugh­ters, Cathy (Wil­liam) Frangis of Kingston, and Karen (Wayne) Walig­urski of Hur­ley; three sons, Robert (Dale) Bo­den­we­ber of Hur­ley, David Bo­den­we­ber of High­land and Paul (Patti) Bo­den­we­ber of Kingston; grand­chil­dren, Kait­lyn (Paul) Onyon, Nicholas (Al­li­son) Frangis, Zachary Bo­den­we­ber, Emily Rose Walig­urski and Daniel Walig­urski; step-grand­chil­dren, Re­becca Mo­rano, Kristin (Matthew) Moli­naro and a sis­ter, Mary E. Forgey of Kingston. Many nieces and neph­ews, in­clud­ing Richie Forgey, who was like his fourth son, also sur­vive. Two sis­ters, Jean F. Bo­den­we­ber and Rita M. Geary, and a brother, Wil­liam K. Bo­den­we­ber, died pre­vi­ously.

En­trusted to the care of Keyser Fu­neral & Cre­ma­tion Ser­vice, 326 Al­bany Ave., Kingston, where fam­ily and friends will be re­ceived on Sun­day, Oct. 30, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m. A fu­neral pro­ces­sion will form on Mon­day at 10 a.m. and pro­cess to St. Cather­ine Laboure Church, Lake Ka­trine, for a 11 a.m. fu­neral Mass. In­ter­ment will fol­low in St. Mary’s Ceme­tery, Kingston. Memorial con­tri­bu­tions may be di­rected to the Kennedy’s Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion, P.O. Box 1105, Coarsegold, CA 93614. To leave a mes­sage of con­do­lence, please visit www.Key­serCarr.com.

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