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Carl Reuter

Carl R. Reuter Jr.

Thursday, January 31st, 1935 - Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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Carl Reuter passed away peacefully June 6th with his family at his side. He was 84 years old. Carl was born January 31, 1935 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, son of Carl R and Florence (Dolan) Reuter. He grew up in Methuen Ma., graduating from Edward Searls High School, 1954. He married his High School sweetheart, Dorothy (Iacobucci) Reuter, February 12th, 1956 at Holy Rosary Church, Lawrence, and remained married for 63 years.
Carl began his professional career as a Pipe Layer for Mogavero Construction, Peabody, Ma. He enlisted in the 7th US Army, 18th Infantry, February 1954, as Private. In May 1955, Carl was awarded the National Defense Service Medal of Honor, while stationed in Germany. He was promoted to Ammunitions Specialist July 1955. In December 1955 he was released to US Army Reserve, completing eight years of service under the Universal Military Training and Service Act. Carl achieved his Industrial Engineering degree, graduating from Northeastern University, Boston in 1959.
After holding numerous positions at Raytheon Corporation, Carl was hired at IBM East Fishkill as an Engineer, 1962. His IBM career was diverse, holding numerous management positions in Engineering, Components and Finance, until his retirement in June 1992. Carl achieved Quarter Century Club status 1987.
Carl loved to operate and swim in his pool at home. He was an avid sports enthusiast, especially baseball, and was very proud to coach Little League and basketball with his sons. He enjoyed fishing with family and friends. Carl closely followed politics and was never shy about expressing his opinions. Forever the practical joker, he enjoyed life to the fullest. Extremely proud of his military service, Carl continued to serve as a member of American Legion Post 427, Wappinger Falls.
Carl adored his family and is survived by his wife Dorothy (Poughkeepsie), his Daughter Lynne Rosin (Valrico, Florida), and Sons Bill, wife Sylvia (Poughkeepsie), Steven, wife Terri (Saugerties), David , wife Cheryl (Hyde Park), and Brother Richard, (Jupiter, Florida), seven Grand Children, two Great Grandchildren, and extended family.
Visitation will be Thursday June 13th 4-8pm, William G. Miller and Sons Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Service will be 10:00am, Friday June 14th Holy Trinity Church, 775 Main Street, followed by Internment, Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, 342 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie.
Donations in memory can be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134, DONATIONS@COPDFOUNDATION.ORG
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    Address
    371 Hooker Ave.
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12603
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  • Service

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Holy Trinity Church
    Address
    775 Main St.
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12603
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  • Interment

    Location
    Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
    Address
    342 South Avenue
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601
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The Melvin family

Posted at 12:55pm
Rest easy Carl, I hope all your family and friends are doing okay under the circumstances. Lori, Nick, Natalie and Issnd our condolences.

Terri Reuter

Posted at 06:01am
I know the last several months have been really hard but you fought a hard battle. I could not have asked for a better father in law. We will miss you everyday but now you can rest easy!!! Love you❤ ---Terri
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Bill

Posted at 08:46pm
Dad, I love you so much. Although the last few months have been very trying to say the least, we have both experienced some of the best times ever together. I know you are in a beautiful place . Rest well Rolmop, Enjoy your life where ever you are stationed. God is with you now and you are eternally safe. For sure I will think of you often each and every day. I will love you forever. Someday, we will meet again. Until then, I will keep the files up to date, and the rubber bands on.

love you, Bill
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