George J. Habernig III
Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home
411 Albany Ave
Kingston, NY
KINGSTON- George J. Habernig, III, 72, of Kingston, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Northern Duchess Hospital.Born in Newburgh; he was a son of George J. Habernig, Jr., of Kingston and the late Ann Birdsall Habernig. George had many passions in life including photography, gardening, music, and his family. George was a graduate of Kingston High School ’67 and went on to work at Artcraft camera where he developed his love for photography. This led to a lifetime career as a photographer for weddings, portraits and special events. In 1994, George accepted a teaching position at John A. Coleman High School, teaching photography; a job he truly loved. George was known for his haunted houses, polka dancing, practical jokes, and having a heart of gold. In addition to his father, George is survived by his five children, George JV. Habernig, Tara Habernig/Rich Santiago, Patrick Habernig/Bethany Plant, Katie Wiederspiel and her husband, Bruce, John Habernig and his wife, Lauren; four brothers, Michael Habernig and his wife, Elaine, James Habernig and his wife, Carla, Thomas Habernig, Timothy Habernig and his wife Lori; one sister, Maryann Mucia and her husband, David; and six grandchildren, Annalise Azadian, Bella Santiago, Aria Wiederspiel, Nora Wiederspiel, Logan Habernig, and Jordyn Habernig. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to his mother, George was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen Habernig. George will be reposing at the Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, from 2 to 6 p.m. The funeral procession will form from the funeral home on Monday at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary of the Snow Cemetery, Saugerties. Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of George with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family of George by visiting
Published by the Daily Freeman from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2020.
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Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home
411 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY
Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home
411 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY
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St. Joseph Church
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Until we meet again friend. Rest in peace brother, I will always remember your smile and your heartfelt laughter.
George Neher
October 13, 2020
Dear Jim, so sorry to hear of George's passing. I enjoyed his company during the time we were teaching at Coleman.
Bill Brundage
October 10, 2020
Dear Habernig Family, I was so sorry to hear of George’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Know that we are thinking of you in this very difficult time. Love, Karen, Melissa, and Jennifer.
Karen Gessner
October 10, 2020
What a Shock! George had been my neighbor for the last couple of years on St.James Street. George was a great gentleman, always good to talk too. George was always doing something, weather it be blowing dirt and leaves off the sidewalk,tending to his little Garden in the backyard, sweeping or blowing the dirt in the gutter to taking the trash cans out to the curb and straightening the recycling cans out. I recently moved to North Carolina and I saw and spoke with George the day that I left Kingston and he seemed to be like he always was. I'll miss him and so will the neighborhood in which he lived.
Rest Easy George
Candace R.Teetsel
October 9, 2020
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