Robert J. Rysinger, former mayor of Goshen, N.Y., dies at age 87


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Robert ("Bob") J. Rysinger of Goshen, N.Y., died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Valley View Center in Goshen. He was 87.

Son of the late Joseph Harold Rysinger and the late Mary (Dunn) Rysinger, he was born in Goshen on Sept. 9, 1930.

He was a self-employed entrepreneur and served 15 years on the village board, three years as a trustee and 12 as mayor. Bob was big on family and had a great sense of humor. He was one of the first Eagle Scouts in Orange County. Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dolores Elizabeth Sicina Rysinger, at home; children, Jeff Rysinger of Wurtsboro, N.Y., Tami Sutherland of Goshen, and Dale Rysinger of Westtown, N.Y.; sister, Donna Weiss and husband, George, of Goshen; six grandchildren, Ryan, Roy, Rayanne, Ty, Brett, and Heather; two great-grandchildren, Jamie and Ty; and several nieces and nephews.

As per Bob's wishes, a private service will be held with the family.

A Mass in Bob's name will be held on Sunday, March 12, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 71 Murray Ave., Goshen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Goshen Sportsman's Club, 10 Duggan Lane, Goshen, NY 10924.
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