On Monday, March 1st, 2021 Vincent, aka Vince or Dutch, left the bounds of earth and entered Heaven to join his mother and father, Floyd and Lena Barringer and his older brother, Larry (Sylvia). Vince was 88 years old.
Dutch and Christina Embree were childhood sweethearts. Married young and just celebrated 69 years of marriage. They have two amazing daughters, Cheryl Lamothe (Fred) from Pennsylvania and Dawn Freedman (Larry) from Rhinebeck, NY. He adored his three wonderful grandchildren, Krissie Lamothe Lauwers (Tom) from Pennsylvania, Melinda Mercer Point-Jour and Jayne Lin Mercer both living in Arizona. His growing family included six wonderful great grandchildren: Lena and Adrian Lauwers, Drew and Noah Point-Jour, Adriana Beebe and Emma Whalen. He so enjoyed his many visits to Pennsylvania to visit Cheryl and her family. Dawn remained close by in Rhinebeck. Both daughters were here in a moment’s notice to help their Mom and Dad.
Vince is also survived by his brothers, Tony (Janet deceased), Bob (Alice) and sisters Carol Jackson (Charles) from North Carolina, Gert Kaiser (Tony deceased) and Joan Warnecke (Bill deceased). Tony, Bob, Gert and Joan all remain in Samsonville where Vince and Chris also spent most of their lives.
From the very young age the “Barringer Boys” had lots of chores. There were stories of them helping to put the roof on the barn and owning their own hatchets to help with the wood splitting. By age 8 Vince was up by 4:00 in the morning to help milk the cows.
Vince was an amazing person and could do just about anything. He worked for a few years at Golden Krom Lumber Mill. After that he worked for the Town of Olive. From there he went to the New York City Water Supply where he advanced to District Foreman. He retired from the DEP after 30 years. While he was District Foreman he was also Town Justice and then Town Supervisor for six years and then returned as Town Justice again for a total of 28 years of service to the Town of Olive. As a judge he was recognized by the whole town for his fairness and compassion. In the meantime Vince and Chris owned one of the local country stores in Samsonville with Chris serving at the postal mistress. They didn’t let any moss grow under their feet. They lived in Samsonville for most of their lives, moving to Kingston about five years ago when it was finally time for them to “slow down.”
In addition to his surviving family Vince leaves behind many special friends. One in particular comes to mind and that would be Russell Gray, who was there for him until the very end. Russell helped to make Dutch’s transition over the rainbow bridge as easy as possible for him and all who loved him. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Lady.
Visiting will be held on Friday, March 5th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with the funeral service immediately following at Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson, NY. Burial will be in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Vincent’s name to Hudson Valley Hospice, 400 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401.
A Celebration of Vincent’s life will be held in the summer at Lester S. Davis Park, West Shokan, NY