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J. Arba Brenenstuhl

1919 - 2013 HOOSICK FALLS J. Arba Brenenstuhl, 94, of Hoosick Falls, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born Feb. 21, 1919, he was the son of Arba J. and Mabel (Kautz) Brenenstuhl. Mr. Brenenstuhl graduated from Hoosick Falls High School.

He enlisted in the Army in 1944. He was sent to Syracuse University for six months and later air training school at U.S. Army Airbase in Midland, Texas. He served as a bombardier with the 388th Airgroup over Europe during World War II. After serving with distinction, earning the rank of First Lieutenant and receiving three Bronze Stars, he was honorably discharged in 1945. He was a member of the Army Reserve until retiring with the rank of Major in 1984.

He was a self-employed carpenter in the Hoosick Falls, retiring in 1984.

Brenenstuhl was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was a member of the West Hoosick Baptist Church, the American Legion Post #40 and the Masonic Lodge #400, and the Hoosick Grange.

Mr. Brenenstuhl's survivors include his nephew, Roger, and wife, Diana Corbett of Hoosick Falls; a sister-in-law, Shirley Brenenstuhl of Hoosick, and several additional nieces, nephews and cousins.

FUNERAL NOTICE: At Mr. Brenenstuhl's request, a graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Warren Cemetery in Boyntonville. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions if desired, may be made to either the Masonic Lodge or the Hoosick Grange.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 1, 2013
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