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Alfons "Tim" Schmigel

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Alfons “Tim” Schmigel, 86, formerly of Dolan Avenue died on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt.

Born in Brooklyn on Oct. 16, 1920, he was the son of the late Edward and Pauline Kulick Schmigel. He has been a resident of Hoosick Falls for 80 years. On Aug. 1, 1939, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force. After being discharged in 1945, he re-enlisted into the United States Air Force on Jan. 10, 1948, and discharged at the rank of Master Sergeant on Oct. 9, 1952. For many years he was involved with harness racing in both Saratoga and Hinsdale with his brother during the late 1950’s. Tim then worked for the W. J. Cowee, Co., Inc. in Berlin for many years. He was a member of the Van Rensselaer Star F & AM Lodge 400, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Pioneer Fish and Game.

Tim is survived by a brother, Alex Schmigel of Hoosick Falls, along with five nephews and eight nieces. He was also survived by his extended family who called him “Grandpa Hoosick,” Scott and Dawn Llaser and their children Brian, Eric and Julie of E. Hampton, Conn. He was predeceased by siblings Edward, John, Emil and Fred Schmigel along with his longtime companion Beverly N. Elliott.

Funeral services with full military honors were held on Monday at noon in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Activity Fund or the Pioneer Fish & Game in care of Robson-Reinfurt Funeral Home, 72 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090.

Tim’s family would like to thank the Vermont Veterans Home East Wing Nursing Staff especially Stacy Witten and Dr. Peter King for their compassion and care shown Tim during his stay at the home.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 18, 2007
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