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Julius Haener Jr.

Julius “Bud” Haener Jr., of Ellenville, NY passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in the comfort of his home. He was 91 years old. Julius was born on June 25, 1924 in Baldwin Place, NY; he was the son of Julius Haener Sr. and Anna (Mehl) Haener.


Mr. Haener graduated from the Ellenville School District in 1943. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was stationed in Japan. Following his honorable discharge, Julius married Jean Marie (Christiana) Haener on June 5, 1949 in Kripplebush, NY. They were married for almost 57 years until her death in 2006.  Julius had retired after 37 years as a USPS letter carrier and member of the NALC. He also worked for Bury Funeral Home for several years and Ellenville Vending for 20 years.


Julius was a member of the Kripplebush United Methodist Church and was very active within his community. He was a past chief, life member and oldest living member of the Pioneer Engine Co. where he also served as the Financial Secretary for 65 years. He was a life member, past president and financial secretary for the Ulster County Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc. Julius was also a life member of the Hudson Valley Firemen’s Assoc. and had served as the Sergeant at Arms. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1455 where he served as the Past Commander. Mr. Haener was a member of the Shongum Shockers, the Wawarsing Rod & Gun Club, and the Ellenville Lions. He was on the board of the Ellenville Credit Union, he played the trumpet for Clayton’s Band and he loved playing cards, traveling and spending time with his family.


In addition to his wife, Julius was predeceased by his daughter Judy Lynn Lamaestra, his sisters Ann Collier, Eleanor Hull, Alice Whipple and Viola Haener and his brother Robert Haener.


He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Jean Wood, and Joy Davis McAllister and companion Marianne Pisarski; his son-in-law Pat Lamaestra and his wife Debbie; his grandchildren, who knew him as “Poppy” : Seth Wood and his wife Kristy, Eric Wood and his fiancee Lynden Cook, Amber Wood Beckley and her husband Steven, Donna Lamaestra Charles and her husband Jon, and Katie Lamaestra; great grandchildren Lilyana Kolody, Conner Beckley, Emma Beckley and Emilyn Charles; his brother Albert Haener and his wife Joyce, and many nieces and nephews, including godson Matthew Sutton, and especially “the boys” Carl and Hank Miller.



Visitation will be held on Friday, August 21 from 7-9 and Saturday, August 22 from 10-12 at the H.B. Humiston Funeral Home at 30 42nd St. in Kerhonkson, NY. A Firematic Service will be held on Friday evening at 7:30 PM. A celebration of his life is scheduled for 2 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Stone Ridge.

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Expression of Sympathy Aug 21 2015 12:00 AM

Uncle Bud will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity to help others, The middle two kids are together again, My heartfelt prayers to Nancy and the rest of the family. You made him proud.

Bonnie Ellen Hull Aug 21 2015 12:00 AM

Have fond memories of the kindness of Julius Haener when we visited in NY. He treated us to a nice dinner at one of his favorite restaurants...such a generous man.
Always smiling, loved by many...I am sure he will be truly missed. Look forward to seeing him again soon in the Paradise to come....

Joy and Ron Libert Aug 20 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Nancy and Joe and all The Family;
Wilma and I share this time of grief with you, bnt we will always remember Uncle Bud being so much a part of Kens life through The Miller Family of Kripplebush. Now Uncle Bud is at rest in the Kingdom of Our Lord who welcomes him with open arms. God Bless, Ken and Wilma