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William E. Sprossel Sr.

PINE PLAINS — William E. Sprossel Sr., 84 , died on June 22, 2019, at his home in Pine Plains. 

Mr. Sprossel was a mason who owned and operated Sprossel Masonry for 35 years. 

Born on May 21, 1935, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Mabel (Somers) and Otto Sprossel. 

He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. 

On July 6, 1956, in Dover Plains, he married Joyce MacDonald, who survives at home. 

Mr. Sprossel was a former Town of Stanford, N.Y., councilman and recreation chairman and he formed and managed the Stanfordville Little League and Senior League. 

He was a member of the Stanford Fire Company and a former member and commander of the American Legion in Stanfordville.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Sprossel is survived by four sons, Wayne Sprossel and his wife, Karen, of Dover Plains, Eric Sprossel and his wife, Kim, of Stanfordville, Karl “Fritz” Sprossel, and his wife, Robbin, of Germantown, N.Y., and William E. Sprossel Jr. of Pine Plains; a brother, Thomas Sprossel of Homosassa Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Anne Phillips of North Canaan and Shirley Adrian of Inverness, Fla.; three grandchildren, Alyssa Mawson, Tara Kolbinskie and Chase Sprossel; and three great-grandchildren, Ireland, Callum and Grayson Kolbinskie.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Dilynn Sprossel; three brothers, Otto, Carl and Robert Sprossel; and a sister, Gerda Binotto. 

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 26, at Valley View Cemetery in Dover Plains. Arrangements are under the care of the Hufcut Funeral Home in Dover Plains. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Pine Plains Fire Company, P.O. Box 100, Pine Plains, NY 12567; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105. 

To send the family an online condolence, go to www.hufcutfuneralhome.com.