Ed Schluter, Jr.
Edward R. Schluter Jr., 92, of Halcottsville passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville.
He was born July 23, 1916 in Oyster Bay, the son of Edward R. and Lillian Puvogel Schluter.
He married Matilda Erb October 16, 1946, in Mehanicsville.
He had been a resident of Halcottsville since 1980 and a member of the Halcottsville Fire Department.
Ed was a captain in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was with the 78th division, 309th Regiment Cannon Company and was awarded the Bronze Star.
He was a self-employed contracting engineer.
Ed was an active member and past chief of Hicksville Fire Department as well as a founding member of the Firemaster Benevolent Association.
Surviving are a daughter, Christine Maloney; two sons, Edward R. Schluter III and daughter-in-law, Linda and William (Bill) and daughter-in-law, Joy. Ed was blessed with four grandsons, Theodore (Tod) Velsor and wife, Dawn, Christopher Velsor and wife, Tara, Edward R. Schluter IV and wife, Melissa and Timothy and wife, Kelly. Also surviving are two great-grandsons, Edward V and Ryan; three great-granddaughters, Lillian, Gwendalyn and Hayley. He also leaves a longtime companion Bessie Jensen.
He was predeceased by his wife, Matilda (Tillie) May 22, 1988 and brothers, Jake and Harvey and a sister, Edith.
There will be a graveside service Wednesday, July 15 at 11 a.m. at the Kelly Corners Cemetery with Rev. Bert More officiating.
Burial will be in Kelly Corners Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in memory of Edward R. Schluter Jr. to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 542 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820; Attention: Bernedette Winters.
Arrangements are by Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.