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BEEKMAN - Robert Frank Hauser, 67, a lifelong area resident, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He was a true American committed to the ideals of democracy, freedom and the American way of life.
Born in Mahopac on April 4, 1945, he was the son of Frank and Marie Maestri Hauser. Bob was raised by James Purdy and Hazel Allen Wilson following the deaths of his parents. He proudly served our country in the US Navy from 1963-1965 and was employed as an Engineer with Verizon in Poughkeepsie. He was a life member of the Mid County Rod and Gun Club where he volunteered many hours of his time building a lean-to that he dedicated to Jim and Hazel. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, computers, reading, sailing and photography.
He is survived by his children, Douglas Hauser and his partner, William Sweet of Atlanta, GA, Scott Hauser and his wife Iris of Broken Arrow, OK, Ryan Hauser of Fishkill, and Amanda Marie Dean and her husband Steven of Port St. Lucie, FL; his grandson, Emiliano Hauser; his siblings, Janet Hibbs and husband Kenneth, Carol Hauser Cole and husband Larry, Joseph Moody and Wayne Briggs; his sister-in-law, Joyce Wilson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his siblings, Richard Hauser, Barbara Hauser and Dale Wilson.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10am at the funeral home followed by a reception at the Mid County Rod and Gun Club. Private interment will be in the family plot in the Amawalk Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 370 7th Avenue, 3rd Fl., Rm 320 New York, NY 10001 or Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 405, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.
For driving directions, online condolences and memorial donations, please visit Bob's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
895 Route 82 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2012