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Howard A. Traudt

November 1, 1933 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Howard Traudt Obituary

Rhinebeck – Howard A. Traudt, 90, a lifetime resident of Rhinebeck, passed away at his home peacefully on February 24, 2024.


Born in Rhinebeck on November 1, 1933, he was the son of the late Louis and Etta (Brundage) Traudt. After graduating from the Rhinebeck School District, he honorably served in the US Army during Korea.


On January 8, 1956, after meeting on a blind date, Howard married the love of his life, Madelon “Lonnie” Napoli. Together they remained in Rhinebeck, raising their four sons, Howard, Gerard, Roland, and Thomas while Howard worked for the Rhinebeck Post Office. He retired after almost 39 years of postal service. Lonnie predeceased Howard in 2022.


Howard attended the Good Shepherd Church in Rhinebeck for many years alongside his wife and only recently was he baptized Catholic. He was also an active member of the Montgomery Post #429, the Rhinebeck V.F.W. 9255, a Chairman for the Cub Scouts, and was a beloved Little League Coach in Rhinebeck for many years in addition to being an avid bowler.


Howard is survived by his four sons and their families; Howard, and his wife Luciana Traudt; Gerard, and his fiancée Rebecca Hanlon; Roland, and Victoria Marks; Thomas, and his wife Kimberly; 15 grandchildren, Bianca (Jon) Nix, Nicholas Traudt, Sarah (Jonathan) Fernandez, Evan (Jessica) Traudt, Hannah (Nathan) DiRenzo, Emma Traudt, Schuyler (Kerri) Traudt, Miranda (Grant) Traudt, Kristina (Kevin) Traudt, Aggie (Garrett) Traudt, Elinor Traudt (Angel), Jillien Traudt, Natalie Traudt, Amelia Traudt and Sadie Traudt; and 17 great grandchildren. 


In addition to his wife, Howard was predeceased by his parents Louis and Etta; his brothers Harold, Roland, Glen and Warren; and a sister Thelma Pink.


Calling Hours will be held at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY, on Friday March 1 from 4 PM to 7 PM. The Montgomery Post #429 will offer a service at 6PM during calling hours.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Good Shepherd Church in Rhinebeck on Saturday March 2 at 11 am with Fr. Jeff Mauer officiating.


Burial with Military Honors will follow Mass at the Rhinebeck Cemetery.


Memorial donations in honor of Howard Traudt can be made to the Good Shepherd Church, 3 Msgr. Joy Plaza, Rhinebeck or to the American Legion Post #429, PO Box 429, Rhinebeck or to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Calling Hours
March 1, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dapson Chestney Funeral Home
51 West Market St PO Box 515
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

American Legion Service
March 1, 2024

6:00 PM
Dapson Chestney Funeral Home
51 West Market St PO Box 515
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Mass of Christian Burial
March 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Church
3 Msgr Joy Plaza
Rhinebck, NY 12572

March 2, 2024

12:00 PM
Rhinebeck Cemetery
Mill Rd
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


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