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June 22, 1943 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Rhinebeck – Emil Weingaertner, 80, passed away on October 18, 2023 at home with his family by his side.
Emil was born on June 22, 1943 to Reinhold and Jakobine (Blaskovsky) Weingaertner in Germany. Emil came to the United States on March 29, 1952 on the General Harry Tylar Ship with his family.
On February 10, 1963, Emil married Elizabeth (Betty) Lamont. Emil and Betty resided in Rhinebeck where they raised their family.
At the age of 16 Emil started working for Grand Union. After retiring from Grand Union, Emil went to work for Reichelt Builders before starting his own construction business with his son Eddie, Emil Weingaertner & Sons Construction.
Emil always enjoyed his time helping Betty with her favorite job working for the New York State Police, SP Rhinebeck. Emil would be doing the work while Betty was socializing with HER boys.
Emil wasn’t one to sit still, always taking small jobs, caretaking, shoveling snow, etc. Emil enjoyed being outside, he could often be found walking in the woods looking for maple trees to transport or collecting blackcaps. He enjoyed bowling in the Rhinebeck Men’s League, playing softball, and deer hunting.
Emil is survived by his son Eddie (Melissa) of Rhinebeck and his daughter Elissa Norcross of Rochester, NH. He is also survived by his grandchildren Morgan (Adam), Keri (Tyler) and Jaden Weingaertner of Rhinebeck, Daniel and Matthew Norcross of Rochester, NH; great grandson’s Easton and Hunter Fitzpatrick and Jayce Conley; his siblings Inge Pulver, Hilde Christofori, and Elle Fells as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was predeceased by his wife Betty in 2020, a son Emil, and his two brothers Albert and Arthur Weingaertner.
A special thank you to Emil’s sister Inge and sister-in-law Debbie Demchuk for all their help over the past few months.
Calling hours will be held at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, on Sunday October 22 from 2pm to 5pm.
Burial will be in Rhinebeck at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations in honor of Emil can be made in remembrance of his son Emil to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Rhinebeck Rescue Squad or to Hudson Valley Hospice.