Reinhold F. Kluge Jr., 87, of Ancramdale, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2021 at his residence. Born in Bronx, NY on December 30, 1933 to the late Reinhold and Frieda (Graebner) Kluge. After completing high school, he attended and graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1956. He then obtained his Masters from the University of Connecticut. In 1985, he was married to Geraldine O’Hara, in Mt. Kisco, NY.
Reinhold was an Industrial Arts teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, prior to his retirement, at which time he developed and owned Artisan Construction Enterprises. Being a builder, in 1957 he began building a home in Wolfe Island, Ontario, which would serve as their second home until it was sold in 2013. Reinhold was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating. He took numerous hunting trips to Montana and Canada. Being a passionate duck hunter, he enjoyed the Eastern Shore of Virginia, especially Chincoteague. He was a proud life member of the Camp Fire Club of America, of Chappaqua.
Reinhold is survived by his wife, Geraldine Kluge, daughter, Karen (Bart) Green, and his son Kenneth Kluge. Four grandchildren, Kyle (Joanna) Green, Hayley (Florian “Loki” Cech) Green, Sean and Cody Kluge. Three great grandchildren, Karly and Ashton Green, and Carter Kluge.
In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother Raymond Kluge.
Family and friends are invited to visitation time from 1:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Peck & Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake, New York. Inurnment will take place privately in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Due to rising Covid concerns, masks will be required while inside the funeral home.
Donations in Reinhold’s memory are requested to the Conservation Fund of the Camp Fire Club, 25 Camp Fire Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514
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