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Hudson, Florida - Ronald Hering, age 88, died at Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson, Florida on September 27th after complications resulting from a stroke. He was a resident of Atria Windsor Woods Assisted Living Facility also in Hudson, Florida. He lived a dignified and independent life at the Facility as a double amputee.
Ron was born on March 6th, 1925 in Nuremburg, Germany to parents Karl and Katherine Kemmerer Hering. The family immigrated to the USA in 1929 settling in Poughkeepsie, New York, thus joining family members that had previously immigrated. He attended various public schools in Poughkeepsie and Brooklyn, New York, graduating in 1943. He then saw service with the 208th Combat Engineers during WW II, from the Beaches of Normandy to Berlin. After attending College, he obtained employment with IBM Poughkeepsie in various Administrative and Engineering capacities. He retired in 1985 and moved to Spring Hill, Florida.
He is survived by his three children; John F. Hering of Poughkeepsie, New York, Katharine and her husband Fred Gugumuck of Swanton, Vermont, and Ronald L. Hering and his fiancé Angela Myers of New Port Richey, Florida. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren; Christopher Gugumuck of St. Albans, Vermont, Laura, David and Karen Gugumuck of Swanton, Vermont, Brian Hering of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Lindsay and her husband Alan Owens as well as two Great Grandchildren Shea and Oliver Owens of Poughkeepsie, New York. He also has several Cousins in the Poughkeepsie area.
Calling hours will be at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, October 22nd from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. A Lutheran service will be held at 12:30 during the calling hours at the Funeral Home. Burial is to follow immediately afterwards at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, 342 South Avenue in Poughkeepsie, New York. A reception is to follow at Coppola's Restaurant, 4167 Rt 9 in Hyde Park, New York.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, 2013
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12603