Dankelman, Peter NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS Peter Dankelman, age 74, of New Braunfels, passed away on June 27, 2013 doing what he loved, flying, in the New Braunfels area. He was born April 2, 1939 in Staten Island. He is survived by his wife, Joyce West Dankelman; his three daughters, Debra, Sandra and Laura Dankelman; and brother, James Dankelman. He graduated from Curtis High School, Staten Island. Peter continued his education at the University of Georgia attaining a master's degree and became a math teacher for grades 7-12 and Junior College. He had several successful business ventures. His most cherished avocation was aviation, achieving the rating of certified flight instructor and building his own airplane. He volunteered at St. Peter's Hospice in Albany, for seven years and felt very blessed and rewarded in doing this volunteering. Peter felt his most cherished gift in life was his Catholic faith. A Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. Private Interment will be held later that day. Arrangements are with Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, 189 N. Seguin Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. (830) 625-3434
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Published in Albany Times Union on July 3, 2013