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HOPEWELL JUNCTION - William Lewis Herbold, 88, of Hopewell Junction, died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 14, 2013.
Born on August 22, 1924 in the Bronx, he was the son of William George Herbold and Anna Meier. He was a resident of the Leake and Watts School in Yonkers and attended the Greer School in Verbank.
Bill married Viola Bieber on April 2, 1951 and was a devoted husband for 61 years. Viola currently resides at home. He was predeceased by his daughter Gail Eschenberg; and sons-in-law James Eschenberg and Robert Parker Henshaw. He is survived by his daughter, Diane Henshaw; and six grandchildren, James Eschenberg and wife Sherry, John and Jenny Eschenberg, Dawn Hamilton and husband Leonard, Wendy DeBenedictus and husband Brian, and Robert Henshaw and wife Kerrin. Bill was Opa to twelve great-grandchildren, Rachael, Ashley, William, Ryan, Shawn, Abigail and Fiona DeBenedictus, Marissa, Chloe, Paige and Lainey Henshaw and Elizabeth Hamilton.
Bill worked for the New York Telephone Company for 40 years as a switchman until his retirement. He proudly served in World War II in the US Army with Company D, 1st Ranger Battalion. He served in Central Europe, Naples Foggia and Rome Arno. He was captured in Anzio and was a Prisoner of War from January 1944 through April 1945 at Stalag II-B.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed dearly.
Interment with military honors will be private in the family plot at Fishkill Rural Cemetery and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., Hopewell Junction.
For online condolences, please visit Bill's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, 2013