February 20, 2015
Born in Catskill
Resided in Cairo, NY
He was born in Catskill, a son of the late William and Dora Lennon Van Tassel Sr. A US Navy veteran, he served from 1958 – 1962 on the USS Salamonie. For many years worked as a truck driver for Greene County Community Action.
Husband of the late Gertrude Appleton; father of Harold Powers, Robert Appleton, Janet Lorenz, Kathy and Karen and the late Gerald Van Tassel, Jr.; brother of Shirley Brady, Lois Bogue, Michael, Elwood and Sharlene Van Tassel and the late William, John, Donald and Marie Van Tassel. Several grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street, Cairo on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc.
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Chicago, IL 60601