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Friday August 16th, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday August 17th, 2019

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Saturday August 17th, 2019

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Abraham "Abe" Waruch

Abraham “Abe” Waruch, age 95 of Kerhonkson, NY passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at Golden Hill Nursing Home in Kingston, NY. He was born on October 25, 1923 in the home of his parents Efim and Domnekia Waruch in Cherrytown, NY. He married Joan Dolores Andersen of Brooklyn, NY in June 1946 and resided in Kerhonkson, NY for 95 years.

Abe worked hard, along with his brother, Samuel “Sam” on their dairy farm for over 60 years. His love of hunting was unquestionable, being an avid deer, bear and snowshoe rabbit hunter his entire life.

Abe was predeceased by his parents and eight siblings: brothers, Alex, John and Sam; sisters, Helen Coddington, Katie Vivian, Mary Stoeckler, Thelma Schoonmaker and Vera Spada. Lastly by his wife Joan on March 16, 2016.

He is survived by his children: Claudia Masters of Suffern, NY, Mark Waruch and his wife Deborah of Olean, NY, Candace Waruch of McGrath, AK, Kristen Atkins and husband Douglas of Novato, CA, and Martin Waruch of El Dorado Hills, CA. Seven grandchildren: Nikol (Aaron), Jeff, Jennifer (Brent), Danielle, Frances, Ethan and Katherine; four great-grandchildren: Lauren, Emma, Fisher and Ruby and 54 nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 8 PM on Friday, August 16th at Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson, NY. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, August 17th at Humiston Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cherrytown Cemetery and a gathering of family and friends to be held afterwards at the Rondout Valley Rod and Gun Club.

Contributions may be made in Abe’s name to the Kerhonkson-Accord First Aid Squad, PO Box 67, Kerhonkson, NY 12446.

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So sorry for your loss. Sending peace and love to your family.

Kelly Wright Aug 19 2019 12:00 AM

We so appreciated being Abe's neighbors down the road for over twenty years. He brought us hay, compost, bunnies, and even two roosters(!). We will miss our conversations about gardens, current events and Cherrytown history. We send our condolences to his family. Julie and Penny

Julie Goldscheid and Penny Damaskos Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

Bye Abe ... our few conversations outside your front door
in early morn hrs a few yrs ago were always a pleasure.

Doug in the woods Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was ordered on August 15, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

Another giant of the mountains has fallen. Abe, along with his brother Sam, Mendy Samuels, Winston VanKeeck, George Schwab, Frank, Russel and Lawrence Kortright, to name a few, are the men whose lives enriched all of us who were fortunate enough to know them.

James Ayers Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family of Abe. May your memories comfort you. You will be in my prayers.

Alan & Crystal Gazlay Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

May your fond memories and stories Of Abe bring light to your hearts at this time...Much love to you all. so sorry for your loss . Rhonda Rider and Family

Rhonda Rider Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

Another great man of the Kerhonkson area has moved on. My sincere condolences to Abe's family and friends.I met Abe back in the 70's riding my motorcycle over on Boice Mill Rd. He had his old Ford pick-up off in a field with a big old rattle snake hung over the hood. At the time I thought it was the biggest baddest snake I ever saw. I was young and things looked bigger then. I had the peasure of runnig into Abe for many years after that. So long old friend. Time marches on.

David Krom (Kerhonkson) Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Abraham "Abe" Waruch

Vivian (Smith) Mahoney Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

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