Martin Miner Memmelaar of Middletown, N.Y., dies at age 77

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Martin Miner Memmelaar of Middletown, N.Y., died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at home. He was 77.

Martin was born March 29, 1941, in Paterson, N.J., the son of John and Claire (Dale) Memmelaar.

He retired from Iron Workers Local 417, Newburgh, N.Y., as an iron worker and was a member of Shawangunk and Wawarsing the Rod and Gun Clubs. He was an avid trapshooter, loved sitting on the porch, was strong-willed, and could fix anything.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughter, Diane Genender, and her children, Emily, David, Daniel and Ben; son, Martin, his wife, Denise, and their children, Marty, Mason, and Hunter; son, Richard, his wife, Wendy, and their children, Loryn and Karly; brothers, Fred, Herman and his wife, Judy, and Sherman and his wife, Sandra; brother-in-law, Richard Lundgren; sisters-in-law, Bernadette Memmelaar and Karen Memmelaar; "brother," Dick Holmberg; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, David; brothers Jack, Bernie, Al, Dale and Caddy Memmelaar; sister Mildred Henry; sisters-in-law Betty Memmelaar, Peg Memmelaar, Sally Memmelaar. and Nancy Lundgren; niece Joy Memmelaar; and nephews Al Memmelaar and Chuck Memmelaar.

Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 8, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen, N.Y. The funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Wallkill Cemetery, Middletown, N.Y.

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