RHINEBECK, NY - Donald C Quackenbush, 79 passed away on Wednesday, March 7th after a long illness.
Born in Watervliet, NY he was the son of Helen F and Donald C Quackenbush.
Don attended Watervliet schools and Hudson Valley Community College where he earned an associates degree in electrical engineering. He was employed by IBM Poughkeepsie for forty years, until his retirement in 1997.
In June, 1960 he married Carole Belonga. Carole predeceased him in May, 2010.
Don and Carole moved to Rhinebeck in 1960 where they raised their family and actively participated in the community.
Don was active in Town of Rhinebeck where he served as a member of the town recreation committee, then as councilman and town supervisor. During his time in these offices, he oversaw many of the town’s improvement projects that endure today, including the construction of the town pool, tennis courts and dock restoration.
Don participated in many other community organizations which have strengthened the fabric of the Rhinebeck community including the Lions Club, Jaycees, Little League and Junior League baseball. Additionally, he was active in the Good Shepherd Church, acting as an usher at 9am mass and a member of the parish education committee.
He is survived by his children, Christine M Quackenbush of Greenwich, CT, Cathryn Quackenbush (Peter Moore) of Granite Springs, NY, Donald F Quackenbush of Tempe, AZ, and James A Quackenbush (Denise) of Buena Park, CA; His grandchildren Patrick, Daniel and Sophie Moore, Emma and James Quackenbush; His nieces Michelle Trewhella of Warren, MI, Jeannine Schubring-Wiltsey of Warren, MI and Michael Wiltsey of Fort Wayne, IN.
Calling hours will be held at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 West Market Street, Rhinebeck, on Friday March 16, 2018 from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Mass will be celebrated at the Good Shepherd Church in Rhinebeck on Saturday March 17 at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow in the Rhinebeck Cemetery.
Memorial Donations in honor of Donald can be made to the Rhinebeck Lion’s Club, PO Box 124, Rhinebeck, NY, 12572.
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