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