Obituary of Francis E. Steltz
Francis (Frank) E. Steltz passes away on February 4, 2014 at Ten Broeck Commons after a lengthy illness.
Born in Kingston he was on of 13 children born to John and Mercedes (Harris) Steltz.
He was educated at St. Peter's Catholic School and Kingston High School class of 1949.
Upon graduation he worked at Island Dock Shipyard where they were building ships for the Korean War effort. In 1958 he started his career at IBM Poughkeepsie and later Kingston, where he was a senior engineer in Quality Control. He retired in 1989 to begin his second career as a happy traveler.
He enjoyed roller skating, photography, camping, cross word puzzles and dancing. He was a master pistol shooter and excelled at competative shooting as a member of the Kingston Riffle and Pistol Cluib. He loved old cars and airplanes and enjoyed going to shows, especially the week long air show in Lakeland, FL, He and his wife, Jean, were avid square dancers for twenty years as members of Lefooters and Do-C-Do clubs.
On September 14, 1952 he and Jean (Myer) were married at St. Peter's in Kingston. Officiating was his brother, Msg. John Steltz.
They made their home in Flatbush (Saugerties) and raised their three children there. Their marriage lasted for 61 years.
Upon retiring from IBM they traveled the country in their motor home from Maine to California and Florida to Washington. They were members of Family Motor Coach and Vintage Birds and Blue Bird Chapters and attended many conventions and rallies making new friends across the country. Survivors include his wife, Jean; children, Kathleen (Karl) Livollen of Mine, David (Debby) Steltz of TN, and Tim Steltz of Saugerties; grandchildren, Heather Steltz of Ct, Marissa (Tim) Curry of PA and Robert Steltz of Saugerties; a brother, Daniel (Carol) Steltz of NC; a sister, Eileen (Cliff) Quick of Port Ewen; many nieces and nephews.
Callong hours will be held from 2-4 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, 261 Broadway, Kingston, NY. A Memorial mass will be held at a later date.
Contributions in Frank's memory may be made to St. Catherine Laboure' Church, 200 Tuyten- bridge Road, Lake Katrine, NY 12449.
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