Horst C. Enders MiddleburghHorst C. Enders was born July 27, 1921 in Deesbach, Germany and passed away July 27, 2013 at Robinson Terrace Senior Living Center. He immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1926 spending his youth in N.Y.C. In 1939, Horst and his parents purchased a farm on the Hauverville Road, Town of Broome, where they operated the Quiet Valley House until 1974. Horst attended Middleburgh Central School for one year and graduated with the class of 1940. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army and was deployed to the South Pacific with the 4025th Signal Service Corp and decorated with the American Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, OD Conduct Medal Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one star and the World War II Victory Medal. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, Horst returned to the family farm where he resumed work while attending piano tuning school. A gifted musician, he also became affiliated with a local band at Echo Glen where he met his future wife, Patricia McCabe Southard. Married in 1951, Horst proudly became instant father to Dennis Butch Southard. Two years later, Horst and Pat welcomed their daughter, Deborah Enders Magee and soon after settled in a home on Main Street in Middleburgh. For over 50 years, Horst was a piano/organ salesman and also provided music for many area weddings, family events and community fundraisers. He enjoyed collecting sheet music, continued to tune pianos through the age of 91, and often provided nightly entertainment at Robinson Terrace Senior Living where he resided. He especially enjoyed getting to know the families of the pianos he tuned, watching the Yankees play, and spending time with his family. Besides his parents, Horst was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Patricia, in 2008. He is survived by his daughter:, Debbie (Rick) Magee of Westerlo; his son, Dennis Southard (Sue) of Puyallup, WA; grandchildren, Jennifer (Erik) Nicholsen, Kristy Magee, Susan (Harry) Reed, Kristine (Tami) Southard, Michael (Lisa) Southard; great-grandchildren, Callum Nicholsen, Gage Nicholsen, Stephen Reed, Conner Reed, and Daniel Southard; and his dear friends, Marilyn and Richard Snow. Special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff at the Robinson Terrace Senior Living Center in Stamford. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh with the Rev. Carol Coltrain of the Huntersland United Methodist Church. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private in Middleburgh Cemetery with military honors. An avid reader with a great appreciation for the Middleburgh Library, a donation in Horst's memory is suggested for Middleburgh Library, PO Box 670, Middleburgh, NY 12122. For further information and the provision for online condolences please visit our website www.palmershaylorfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on July 30, 2013