Robert E. Naegeli, born August 14,1929 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania passed away May 9, 2021. After relocating with his family to Hudson, NY in 1940 and graduating from Hudson High School, Robert joined the United States Naval Force. He served his Country honorably for more than 20 years, earning a wide variety of awards including the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, China Service Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal Europe, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal Fifth Award, Navy Unit Commendation Second Award, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Upon retirement from the military, Robert moved back to the Hudson area, where many of his extended family had settled and entered into the civilian workforce. He worked at W.B. McGuire Company for a second career before retiring in 1991. He has participated and held memberships in the Masonic Hudson Lodge #7, United Cement Home and Gypsum Workers Union #514 and United SteelWorkers of America #8090. In addition to his career accomplishments, Bob took great pride in maintaining his homes and working with his brothers and nieces and nephews helping them improve their homes. He enjoyed hunting, molasses cookies, fishing, gardening, being a know-it-all, stamp collecting, reading, and woodworking. He will be remembered for his generosity in sharing his passions and products of his hobbies with family and friends. Bob was predeceased by his father and mother, Albert and Lenora (Mills) Naegeli, his oldest brother, Frederick Naegeli, sister-in-law, Barbara Naegeli and sister-in-law Mary Naegeli. He is survived by his younger brothers, Thomas (Gloria) Naegeli and James Naegeli. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Trudy Epstein, Lisa Jordan, Patrice (Bob) Wilkins, Linda (Ron) Paquette, Scott (Phyllis) Naegeli, Diana (Peter) Kipp, Michael (Melissa) Naegeli, Susan (Brian) Jefferson, and Heidi (Matt) Schell. He is also survived by many great great nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie, NY on Saturday, May 15, 10-12 with interment immediately following at Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson, NY.
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