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Reinhold F. Kluge Jr.

ANCRAMDALE — Reinhold F. Kluge Jr., 87, of Ancramdale, passed away peacefully on Aug. 31, 2021, at his residence. 

He was born in Bronx, N.Y., on Dec. 30, 1933, the son of the late Frieda (Graebner) and Reinhold Kluge. 

After completing high school, he attended and graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1956. He then obtained his master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. 

In 1985, he was married to Geraldine O’Hara in Mount Kisco, N.Y.

Reinhold was an Industrial Arts teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y., prior to his retirement, at which time he developed and owned Artisan Construction Enterprises. 

Being a builder, in 1957 he began building a home in Wolfe Island, Ontario, which would serve as their second home until it was sold in 2013. 

Reinhold was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. He took numerous hunting trips to Montana and Canada. Being a passionate duck hunter, he enjoyed the Eastern Shore of Virginia, especially Chincoteague. He was a proud life member of the Camp Fire Club of America, of Chappaqua.  

Reinhold is survived by his wife, Geraldine Kluge; his daughter, Karen Green and her husband, Bart; his son, Kenneth Kluge; four grandchildren, Kyle Green and his wife, Joanna, Hayley Green and her husband, Florian “Loki” Cech, and Sean and Cody Kluge; and three great-grandchildren, Karly and Ashton Green and Carter Kluge.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Raymond Kluge.

Visitation for family and friends was held on Sept. 5 at Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Copake. Inurnment will take place privately in Ferncliff Cemetery.

Donations in Reinhold’s memory are requested to the Conservation Fund of the Camp Fire Club, 25 Camp Fire Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514.

To leave a message of condolence, go to www.peckandpeck.net.

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