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Edwin Van Hensbergen

August 1, 1921 — July 21, 2016

Van Hensbergen, Edwin J.


Edwin John Van Hensbergen August 1, 1921-July 22, 2016.

Edwin Van Hensbergen passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 21st, just shy of his 95th birthday. He was born on his grandfather Hoffman’s Farm in Castleton-on-the-Hudson ,NY August 1, 1921, and spent the rest of his life there.

He graduated from Maple Hill High School where he played basketball. Ed proudly served his country during World War II in the 391st Infantry. On July 5, 1947, he married Marion Dennis. They were married for 58 years and had 5 children. Ed was predeceased by his wife in 2005, his oldest daughter, Sharon Fisher (June 2011), his oldest son, Robert (March 2012), and a son-in-law, Michael Naples (January 2012). His remaining children are Jean Naples , Thomas Van Hensbergen, and Margaret Massad. He is also survived by 8 grandsons: David, Matthew, and Jon Fisher, plus Dale, Brian, Tim, David and Anthony Naples and their families. There are 12 great grandchildren with another due in August. His sister-in-law, Katherine Dixon, lives in Renssalaer and there are numerous nephews and nieces.

Ed worked at the Fort Orange Paper plant in Castleton. He built his own home and enjoyed working in the yard, tinkering with motors, and camping with his family. He was admired and loved by family and friends alike.

Friends may visit with Ed’s family Sunday July 24, 2016, 4:00-6:00 pm in Ray Funeral Home 59 Seaman Ave., Castleton, NY.

His graveside service will be held 10:00 am Monday at New Sacred Heart Cemetery, Castleton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Castleton Senior Citizens 1150 Maple Hill Rd., Castleton, NY 12033.

Ray Funeral Service, Inc.
59 Seaman Ave.
Castleton, NY 12033

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