Rita E. Dahl

Rita Elizabeth Kirschner Dahl, 75, of Rhinebeck, NY and a lifelong area resident, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.


Born March 18, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Elizabeth (McCarthy) Kirschner. Rita married Robert F. Dahl, Sr. on September 7, 1968 in Millbrook, NY. Robert survives at their home.


Rita graduated from Pine Plains High School and continued her education at Dutchess Community College. Rita was a secretary at IBM in Poughkeepsie and Fishkill for many years and then at Arlington School District until her retirement in 2006. Rita enjoyed spending her time outdoors, whether it was camping with her family or gardening at her home.


In addition to her loving husband, Robert F. Dahl, Sr., Rita is survived by her son, Robert F. Dahl, Jr. of Rhinebeck, NY; her granddaughter Sierra A. Dahl of Rhinebeck, NY; her siblings, William Kirschner of Lake Tahoe, NV, Virginia Kirschner Heinsohn of Rhinebeck, NY, Susan Kirschner Phelps of Delmar, NY; as well as extended family and friends.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Memorial donations may be made in Rita's memory to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, www/stjude.org/memorial.


Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.