Harry E. Stahl Sr., 89, of Flatbush Avenue, Kingston, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at the Baptist Home in Rhinebeck.
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Born in Margaretville; he was the son of the late John A. & Elsie Binch Stahl.
Harry attended Kingston High School where he ran track, played baseball and football. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. In Jan. of 1947, he was aboard the U.S.S. Philippine Sea and was part of the 3rd Antarctic Expedition, which was the largest exploring party in history. He was also on the U.S.S. Santee which was torpedoed and hit by a kamikaze plane in the same battle. He served on the U.S.S. Ranger as well as the U.S.S. Kearsarge.
He worked for IBM for 33 years and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He is survived by five children, Althea Reinhard and her husband Frank of Port Ewen, Carol Stahl, of Kingston, Harry Stahl and his wife Maria of White Plains, Lynne Mottsey and her husband Michael, of Windsor, S.C. and Ernest Stahl of Kingston; grandchildren, Eric Mentessi and his wife Lorina, Tanya Clark and her husband Ed, Marissa Mottsey, Cristina Stahl, Melaney and Lyndsie Mottsey; five great-grandchildren, Taylor Mentessi, Jaquelyn Mentessi, Luke Mentessi, Bradley Clark and Myles Mentessi; and a brother, Bernie Stahl, of Olivebridge. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, Harry was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Althea Stahl, when she passed in 2010. He was also predeceased by his four siblings, Jeannie Ramundo, Mary Brutkowski, John Stahl and Emily Binch.
The family will receive friends at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave, Kingston, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Wiltwyck Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Reformed Church of the Comforter, P.O. Box 2736, Kingston, N.Y., 12402. Online condolences may be sent to the family of Harry by visiting, www.SimpsonGaus.com
Published in Daily Freeman on Aug. 7, 2012