Philip G. Rivenburg Sr.

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Philip G. Rivenburg MiddleburghPhilip G. Rivenburg, Sr., 78, of Bouck Road, died peacefully Sun- day, March 3, 2013 at his home, in the arms of his loving wife, Marjory. Philip was born on August 28, 1934 in Middleburgh to the late Evaleen (Lawyer) and He- zekiah Rivenburg. He graduated from Middle- burgh Central School in 1952, and he went on to serve in the Air Force until 1960. Philip worked as a carpenter for many years both locally and for Local 370 in Albany before retiring. Philip dedicated 40 years of service to the Otschodela Council of the Boy Scouts of America as an adult leader. He was especially proud to receive the Silver Beaver Award in 1999, the Boy Scout's highest honor. Beyond woodworking, Philip enjoyed hunting, the great outdoors and spending time with his family, especially the children. Philip was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Larry, Garry and Hezekiah. He is survived by his wife, Marjory E. (Burchell) Riven- burg of Middleburgh, whom he married on July 30, 1961; daugh- ter, Deborah J. (Glenn) Winter of Cobleskill; son, Philip G. (Lara) Rivenburg, Jr. of Cairo; sisters, Sadie J. Nikolaus of Stamford, Hilda M. Kernozik of Voorheesville; grandchildren, Patricia Rivenburg and Corbin Rivenburg, both of Cairo, Brandon Winter of Cobleskill and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh, NY. Rev. Carol Coltrain of the Huntersland United Methodist Church will officiate. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the fu- neral home, prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Inurnment will follow the serv- ice in Middleburgh Cemetery. Cremation took place at Vale Crematory, Schenectady. Memorial contributions may be made to Middleburgh Emer- gency Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 817, Middle- burgh, NY 12122 or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 795 East Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043 or Otschodela Council Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 1356, Oneonta, NY 13820. For further information and the provision for online condo- lences, please visit our website www.palmershaylorfuneral home.com

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Mar. 6, 2013
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