Robert W McTernan

Robert W McTernan, Jr, 89, a longtime resident of Red Hook, NY, passed away on Friday, November 20th, 2020 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY.


Born on July 11th, 1931, in Summit, NJ, he was the son of the late Robert W McTernan, Sr and Elizabeth (Saumier) McTernan. Robert married Luise Christ on November 26, 1955 at St. Theresa's Church in Summit, NJ. Luise predeceased him on July 18, 2018.


He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.


For many years, Robert worked as an electrical engineer with IBM based in Kingston, NY. He was a member of their ΒΌ Century Club


An avid stamp collector and hunter. He also enjoyed golf.


Robert is survived by his daughter, Patricia Craft of Rhinebeck, NY, and a son, Kevin McTernan of Greentown, PA; his sister and brother in law, Margaret & William Kelly of Fleishman, NY; his grandchildren, Brooke (Isael) Pimentel of Port Ewen, NY, Kelly (Nick) Rooney of Barrytown, NY, and Stephen (Meghan) Craft of E. Falmouth, MA; his great grandchildren, Ezra, Celine, and Silas Pimentel; along with extended family, colleagues, and friends.


Funeral Services and interment will be private.


Memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538.


Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.