Ernest J. ‘Ernie’ Stein­hofer, 58, of New Paltz

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Ernest J. “Ernie” Stein­hofer, 58, pre­vi­ously of New Paltz, N,Y,, passed away on Sun­day, Jan. 8, 2017. Born on Oct. 23, 1958 in Jack­son Heights, N.Y., he was the son of the late Arthur J. and Mar­jorie A. Voelker Stein­hofer.

To say he lived his life around the game of golf was an un­der­state­ment. He loved the smell of fresh cut grass. No mat­ter what the weather was, he would be out on the golf course, even if that meant the mid­dle of Jan­uary.

Ernie en­joyed fish­ing off of the Long Is­land Sound with fam­ily and friends on Cap­tain Pete’s fish­ing boat. He loved the beach, the sun, and hunt­ing as well. Those that knew him knew he was quick wit­ted and was a very loyal friend. He was known as a jokester and prankster and for giv­ing peo­ple nick­names. He was gen­er­ous to those he loved and an all-around handy­man and was able to fix most things.

Ernie was well known and loved by the pa­trons at the Bow­ery Dugout in Kingston, N.Y., where he waited ta­bles for many years where he felt like every­one was fam­ily es­pe­cially owner Bruce Pa­ley.

Ernie was con­tin­u­ing his work at Syn­ergy Turf Sup­ply Inc., his dis­cern­ment and abil­ity to pro­vide for his clients and the needs of their golf cour­ses was sec­ond to none.

Sur­viv­ing are a daugh­ter, Elissa A. Stein­hofer of Brook­lyn, N.Y.; a son, Ti­mothy M. Stein­hofer of New Paltz, N.Y.; mother of his chil­dren, Mary L. Bais­ley of New Paltz, N.Y.; a sis­ter: Mar­jorie A. Stein­hofer of Uni­ver­sal City, Texas; and two broth­ers: Arthur Stein­hofer of Moore, Okla. and Carl Stein­hofer of San An­to­nio, Texas.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be­gin at 4 p.m. on Satur­day, Jan. 14, 2017, at Copeland Fu­neral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Cor­ners Road, New Paltz, N.Y., with the Rev. Ar­lene Daw­ber, of­fi­ci­at­ing. Rel­a­tives and friends may call on Satur­day from 2 to 4 p.m. at the fu­neral home prior to the ser­vice. Cre­ma­tion al­ready took place at Pough­keep­sie Ru­ral Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests do­na­tions be made to www.hope­forthe­war­

Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Co­pe­and Fu­neral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Cor­ners Road, New Paltz, N.Y., 12561. Con­do­lences may be made to the fam­ily at

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