October 2, 2019
Born in Catskill
Resided in Catskill, NY
A lifelong Catskill resident until a recent illness, he was born July 3, 1919, a son of the late Charles A. and Mary (Proper) Post.
He graduated from Catskill High School in 1936 when classes were held at the former Union Mills building on Water Street following a fire that destroyed the old high school adjacent to Irving Elementary School.
Mr. Post was a World War II army veteran. He joined the service in January 1942, one month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and served his country until 1945 including two-and-a-half years of overseas duty in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and England.
Mr. Post and his late wife, Frieda (Reich), were wed on April 26, 1942 in Catskill. They were married 73 years until her passing on January 18, 2016 and lived on Catskill’s West Side where they raised their family.
After high school, Mr. Post attended Albany Business College and worked 40 years at Lehigh Portland Cement Company where he was office manager for many years.
He was a Sunday School superintendent, teacher and elder at First Reformed Church in Catskill. Later, he joined and was very active in Clermont Bible Church.
Mr. Post was also extremely active in Gideon’s International with whom he held several leadership positions at the local and regional levels. With the Gideon’s, he placed many Bibles in area hotels and motels and led church services on a regular basis at Greene County Jail and both Coxsackie and Hudson Correctional Facilities.
He was a former Catskill Babe Ruth League president and assisted as a Little League coach. He also did a great deal of volunteer work such as transporting patients to appointments at Kaaterskill Care and delivering Meals on Wheels to local residents.
Mr. Post enjoyed hiking and was Catskill 3500 Club member, climbing each peak in winter as well as other times of year. He also completed all sections of the Appalachian Trail from Massachusetts to New Jersey.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Post was predeceased by his brother, Lyle, and sister Minnie Francis, both of Catskill.
He is survived by two sons, Brian (Bea) of Duncanville, Texas, and Paul (Bonnie) of Glens Falls; a grandson, Brian C. Post (Becky) of Dallas, and granddaughter Caity Jackson (John) of Austin, Texas; nephews Richard, Harold and David Post of Troy, Middle Grove and West Coxsackie, respectively, and niece, Sharon Smith (Donald) of Catskill.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts, Catskill followed by interment at Town of Catskill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideon’s International (www.gideons.org).
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