Herbert C. Klippel, 99, of Port Ewen, NY, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born August 9, 1922 in East Rockaway, Long Island, the son of the late Herbert and Emily (Theis) Kilppel.
He was a graduate of Millerton High School and attended SUNY Delhi where he met his wife of 70 years, the late Norma Boice Klippel of Lake Katrine. Herb worked for Carl's grocery in Accord, on a chicken farm in Kerhonkson and for Schwab Lumber Mill before going to IBM (Kingston and Poughkeepsie). He raised a family in Port Ewen and retired from Charlotte, NC, IBM in 1984 after 32 years with the company. Herb was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club. He continued to reside in Mooresville, NC till 2005 when he returned to Port Ewen.
Herb was member of the St. Remy Reformed Church and loved working with wood, making crafts and furniture. He enjoyed traveling cross country, fishing, hunting, and camping on the South Carolina Shore. He was a past member of the Port Ewen Lions Club, active with Habitat for Humanity and a lifetime member of the Port Ewen Fire Department.
Herbert is predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Emily Theis Klippel, his wife, Norma B. Klippel, son, Herbert B. Klippel, daughter, Linda M. Tierney, brother, Warren Klippel and sister, Doris Riddick. He is survived by his son in law, Thomas M. Tierney, daughter in law, Marie Reilly Klippel, grandchildren, Shannon (Michael) Goodrich, Kerry (Craig) Wolfeil, Sara (Gil) Harturm, Jason (Kelsey) Klippel, John (Christine) Kilppel, 13 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and his oldest friend Robert Emberson.
Entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 216 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY 12466 where family and friends may visit on Tuesday February 1, 2022 from 3pm to 6pm. The funeral service will take place at 10am on Wednesday February 2, 2022 at the funeral home followed by a private burial service in Hurley Cemetery, Hurley, NY.
A tribute for Herbert can be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com , where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.