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Frederick R. Schmersahl

February 4, 1928 ~ August 19, 2018 (age 90)

WEST CHESTER, PA…. Frederick R. Schmersahl, 90, formerely of Meadow Court in Saugerties died Sunday, August 19, 2018 in the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester.  Born February 4, 1928 in Brooklyn he was the son of the late Richard W. and Viola Schmersahl.

            A Saugerties area resident for many years, he owned and operated Wm. Schmersahl, Inc.   In 1955 Fred and his father re-located the business,  from Brooklyn to Saugerties on 9W.  They specialized in carburetor repairs and expanded to being a wholesale distributor for small engine parts.  In 2002, he retired and closed the doors of Wm. Schmersahl, Inc which had been in business for 75 years. 

       Fred was an avid sportsman who met his wife skating at the Brooklyn Ice Palace.  In later years he developed a passion for long bicycle trips and cross county skiing which he did until age 86.    They spent many years at their house on Lake George boating and sailing.  He enjoyed traveling all over the world having visited 25+ countries  Active member of Atonement Lutheran Church, supported Ulster County BOCES, and was a member of the Steamship Historical Society.    

        Survivors include his wife, Vivielyn, a Daughter Carol and her husband, Scott Aldridge.  Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            His Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday at the Atonement Lutheran Church on Market St., Saugerties.   Arrangements are under the direction of Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts., Saugerties.   Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family on Fred’s Tribute Wall @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome


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