Herman Tempelman

Obituary of Herman W Tempelman

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The Family of Herman W. Tempelman (3/18/2021) invite you to a reception to remember and celebrate Herman's full life.  Red Hook VFW (30 Elizabeth Street) from 3-6 pm on Saturday July 17, 2021.


Herman W. Tempelman, 90, of Clinton Corners, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.


Born on June 4, 1930, in Greenport, NY, he was the son of the late William and Hermina (Schimansky) Tempelmann who emigrated from Hagen, Germany. Herman married Joan M. Connolly in January of 1962 in Belmore, NY. After 48 years of marriage and lovingly raising a family, Joan predeceased him on October 4, 2010.


Herman served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was an engineering technician for IBM for over 35 years, retiring from the Kingston, NY facility. He was a life member of Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of SSIP Taconic and the Milan Seniors. He enjoyed listening to folk music, especially Red Molly, and spending his time fishing on the Ashokan Reservoir and hunting.


He is remembered and greatly missed by his daughter, Linda (Brian Telfer) Tempelman of Lincoln, MA; his son, William (Cathy) Tempelman of Ellington, CT; his grandchildren, Christopher Tempelman (Fiance, Katie Gloe) of Wilmington, NC, Benjamin Tempelman (Fiance, Haley Shadle) of New Britain, CT, Claire Telfer of Harrisonburg, VA, Kevin Telfer of Cleveland, OH; his close friend, Joan Saylor of Red Hook, NY, in addition to extended family and friends.


Funeral services will be private. A celebration of Herman's life for friends and family is planned for this summer.


Donations can be made in Herman's memory to the Milan Volunteer Fire Department 900 Rt. 199, Milan, NY 12571. (Please indicate Rescue Squad or Fire Department in check memo.)


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


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Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Red Hook VFW Hall
30 Elizabeth St
Red Hook, New York, United States
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