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Jan M. van der Poel

December 3, 1929 ~ September 18, 2021 (age 91)


SAUGERTIES….. Jan M. van der Poel, 91, of Meadow Ct. died Saturday, September 18, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.  Born December 3, 1929 in Geldrop, the Netherlands. Jan was a graduate of the Hogere Technische School in Eindhoven with a degree in electrical engineering and emigrated to America in 1957. Working first at Western Electric, he joined Ferroxcube in Saugerties in 1961, where he was a member of the Pioneer Club.  He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Snow RC Church and a former member of the Catskill Glee Club.  

Survivors include his wife,  Elisabeth “Betty”, two sons: Jack of Belmont, NC and Andrew “Andy” (Jobi) of Kingston.  A daughter, Raina (Don) Josberger of Coxsackie.  Seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  He was predeceased by a son, Ronald van der Poel.

His Funeral Procession will form 9:15 AM Thursday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. Of John & Lafayette Sts. Thence to St. Mary of the Snow RC Church where at 10:00 AM a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.   Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.   Friends will be received Wednesday 5-7:00 PM.   Family suggests donations in his memory be made to the American Stroke Association, at or the Alzheimer’s Association, at 
Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family on Jan’s Tribute Wall at

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September 22, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc.
45 John Street
Saugerties, NY 12477

Funeral Mass
September 23, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Snow Church

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