Keith R. Meissner Sr.
AVERILL PARK Keith R. Meissner Sr., 60, of Thais Road died Friday, December 13, 2013, at his home as a result of trying to save his horses during a barn fire. Through his efforts, he was able to save 6 of his cherished horses. Born in Albany, he was son of the late Francis A. Meissner and Mary Phillips Meissner and beloved husband of 40 years to Dolores Doin Meissner. He was a lifelong resident of Averill Park. Keith worked in the auction and antique business for over 30 years and was an auctioneer and owner of Meissner's Auction Service in New Lebanon for over 25 years. He was a member of the New York State and National Auctioneers Associations and of the Grafton Trail Riders. Keith was a cowboy through and through and from caring for them to riding them, he loved his horses. Survivors in addition to his wife include his sons, Keith (Jennifer) Meissner Jr. and Robert Meissner, both of Averill Park; his grandchildren, Sophia and Aiden; his siblings Frank (Jane) Meissner, East Nassau, Judy (Michael) Coomes, Baldwinsville, Diane (Michael) Caldwell, Averill Park, Bruce Meissner and Eric Meissner, both of Averill Park, Gary (Wendy) Meissner, Schodack, Terry (Deborah) Meissner, East Nassau, and Timmy (Riann) Meissner, Averill Park; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Francis Meissner. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Keith R. Meissner Sr. to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 28, 2013