Thomas J. Turck, 92, lifelong resident of Kingston, died Monday, June 22, 2015 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck.
Born August 1, 1922, in Kingston, he was the son of the late James and Amelia Turck. His wife, Helen, died in 2000.
A veteran of the US Army during World War II, he enlisted in 1942 and served with the 513 Airborne Signal Co. in the European Theater. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He was employed by Hercules Power Company in Port Ewen, Kenvil, NJ, and Cumberland, MD. He retired from the Port Ewen plant in 1984 after serving many years as the plant safety officer.
He was a member of the NYS Archaeology Association, Mid-Hudson Chapter, Lake Katrine Rod & Gun Club, the Hudson River Commercial Fisherman Association, VFW Post 1386, DAV Post 196, and American Legion Post 150.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also spent many years fishing the Hudson River for shad.
Survivors include his two daughters, Carol Ann Stalter and her husband Darryl of Lehigh Acres, FL, and Joanne Jankovitz and her husband, Paul of Kingston, two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Watjen and Lindsay Jankovitz and grandson, Anthony Thomas Stalter. Two brothers, Rudolph and James Turck, also survive. Two brothers, Michael and Samuel Turck, predeceased him.
Thomas will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 4-8 PM. A service by the Joyce-Schirick Post 1386 Color Guard will be conducted at 7 PM.
A funeral service will be conducted on Friday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
Interment, with military honors by Joyce-Schirick Post 1386 Color Guard, will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.