Ron­ald E. Schoon­maker, 76, of Kingston

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Ron­ald E. Schoon­maker, 76, of Clifton Ter­race, died peace­fully on Sun­day, Nov. 20, 2016, at home with his lov­ing wife by his side in the care of Hos­pice.

Born Dec. 31 1939 in Kingston, New York ,he is a son of the late John T. and Frances (Post) Schoon­maker.

He at­tended Kingston City Schools, where he was cap­tain of the high school ten­nis team in 1957. A veteran of The U.S. Navy, serv­ing aboard the de­stroyer USS John­ston as a Mount Cap­tain of a 30 cal­iber twin gun mount. Hon­or­ably dis­charged in 1960.

He worked for Starr Brick com­pany for three years he re­tired from Cen­tral Hud­son Gas and Elec­tric Com­pany af­ter a 30 year ca­reer. A mem­ber of The Cen­tral Hud­son quar­ter cen­tury club, IBEW lo­cal 320, a mem­ber of lo­cal 724 Mo­tion pic­ture in­dus­try, Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia.

Ron en­joyed ge­nealog­i­cal re­search and was a mem­ber of the Ul­ster County Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety, Huguenot His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, mem­ber and Vice Pres­i­dent of The Schoon­maker Fam­ily Association.

He en­joyed play­ing Ten­nis and golf un­til in­juries pre­vented him to play.

Sur­viv­ing are his wife of 49 years, Shirley M. (Ni­chols) Schoon­maker; two daugh­ters, Janet Lyn Sch­melling and her hus­band Fred and Wendy Quinn and her hus­band John; and grand­chil­dren, Ja­cob An­drew Sch­melling and Ains­ley El­iz­a­beth Quinn. Two sis­ters, Betty Perry and Joanne Fein and many nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Four brothers, Charles K., Robert F., John T. and Wil­liam G. Schoon­maker and a sis­ter, Jac­que­line Hilder­brand, pre­de­ceased him.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the guid­ance of Joseph V. Leahy Fu­neral Home, Inc. 27 Smith av­enue Kingston. Friends will be re­ceived at the fu­neral home Fri­day 3 to 7 p.m. The pro­ces­sion will form Satur­day at 9 a.m. at the fu­neral home. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be held 10 a.m. at Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church. En­tomb­ment will fol­low at Wiltwyck Com­mu­nity Mau­soleum.

The fam­ily would like to thank Hos­pice for the ex­cel­lent care of Ron these past days.

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