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Severyn 'Joe' Hasbrouck

Severyn J. Hasbrouck Jr. ‘Joe’ of Lomontville passed away on September 15, 2020. He was 76 years old. Joe was born in Schenectady, NY on April 24, 1944 to the late Severyn and Edna (Beatty) Hasbrouck.  

Joe lived most of his life in Lomontville on the family farm. His love of agriculture began early, working on his grandparents’ dairy farm in Hurley. He studied agriculture and graduated from SUNY Cobleskill.  Shortly thereafter, Joe and his father started Hasbrouck Farms, which continues to yield a multitude of crops to this day. Joe’s entire life was farming and his love of tractors. He could fix anything and was passionate about restoring antique tractors.  Joe was a long time Ulster County 4H Leader teaching tractor safety. He also regularly entered tractor pulls and other exhibitions. Joe was a member of the Marbletown Reformed Church in Stone Ridge where he married the love of his life for 53 years, Vivian (Every) Hasbrouck. 

In addition to his wife Vivian, Joe is survived by his two daughters, Linda Cavallaro and her husband Corey, and Susan Fisher and her husband Jason, all of Lomontville. Also surviving is his sister Mary Jane Laus. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law Jacques. 

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, a private family service will be held.  A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at a future date to welcome all friends and family.  

Memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s name and mailed to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Or visit stjude.org 

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To think that shooting the breeze at Franklins auction followed by catching up outside Meades shop this summer would be the last time is unfathomable to me. I can only imagine how it has been experienced by the family. To be a grain farmer when all others were growing sweet corn, to run red and green paint when others were set in their ways, to give time generously to managing the barn at the fair even when we were figuring out how to dump him in the water tank, for all this and many more, his imprint on this world and the world beyond is a tribute to life well-lived and generously shared.

Rocki-Lee DeWitt Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM

I first met Joe at Burgers Store in Hurley over 50 years ago. He was rough and tumble in those days but had a kind heart. I went on to be the Town Supervisor in Hurley for 22 years and would occasionally stop and chat with Joe. More recently he was gracious enough to let me run my Labrador on the farm. I got my last wave from him atop the tractor in July. I will surely miss a life long friend. Vivian, God Bless you and the family and Know that heaven opened its door to Joe immediately. Good men don't have to wait at the gates. Kind Regards, Gary Bellows

Gary Bellows Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM

Vivian, Linda, Susan......just offering my deepest condolences to you 3 during this sad time in your lives.

If I can bring a smile, I recall the time at your farm when I mentioned how delicious Jersey corn could be. Oh BOY!
That did not get a warm reception from Mr Joe!

....a well respected dirt farmer in our community, rest in peace Joe, and shed your strength to your lovely daughters. .

Jim Burkins Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Vivian, Linda, and Susan,

Joe was a good neighbor and we will miss him. We loved to see him on his tractors and his beautiful harvesting machines. It was a great pleasure to see him driving his restored antique tractors and plowing the fields. He even used one of his father's tractors to plow my small flower field and he shared with me that he bought it back at an auction and restored it. It was a beauty.
We send our deep condolences and are so sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, April and Roger from Hurley Mountain Road

April Kinser & Roger Jones Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM

Vivian, Linda and Susan. So very saddened by the news of the passing of Joe. Nothing but positive memories of this great man. He was one of the most authentic persons I have been blessed to have known since moving into the area 54 years ago. Ever welcoming, ever gracious. The best!

James Ayers Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM

I'm sure going to miss seeing Joe, and his wave. He was a wonderful neighbor.
Coincidentally, the day of Joe's passing my newest poetry book, which includes two poems mentioning Joe, arrived in the mail. I'll surely not be forgetting him as long as I live.

Matt Spireng Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

I met Joe many years ago when he served on the Ulster County ASCS (USDA) Committee. Later on we were blessed by his service on the combined Farm Service Agency for Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam and Westchester Counties. He had well thought out, level headed solutions for implementing USDA programs in our counties, and the knowledge and experience to back up his decisions. Best of all was his terrific sense of humor that made working with him a joy. Im so glad I got to meet and work with him through the years.

Patrick Cassidy Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

I met Mr. Hasbrouck at the Town Hall in Marbletown when I worked in the Assessors Office. He taught me more about farming than I could have ever learned from a book. He knew every inch of that land. He was a shining example of a hard working farmer. R.I.P my friend. To Mr. Hasbroucks family, I am truly sorry for your loss.

Kathy Steinhilber Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

Sue and Linda, I never met your Dad, but know he had to be a pretty special man because he raised two beautiful daughters. I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. Pat Surak

Pat Surak Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

Very sorry to learn of Joes passing.
I always enjoyed visiting with him at the various tractor shows and plow days. May God comfort you during this sad time.

Jim Miller Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

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