403 Forbidden


nginx
Matthew Lampell

Matthew D. Lampell

Saturday, November 15th, 1924 - Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Matthew Lampell, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Matthew Lampell with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Obituary

Matthew David Lampell died June 26, 2019 at the age of 94 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
A longtime pillar of the Poughkeepsie business community, he led the Kahn-Lampell Insurance Company from 1954 to 1985. He served as a director of Dutchess Bank & Trust Company, president of the Poughkeepsie Kiwanis Club, president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Dutchess County, and president and life trustee of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. An early adopter of computerized business systems, he created the firm TOPIC to develop software for the insurance industry. Matt also served as director of industry marketing for Western Union until he retired in 1991. In retirement he volunteered with SCORE and was the fencing coach at Vassar College.
Matt was also a pillar of the Jewish community in Poughkeepsie. He served as president of Vassar Temple and was active as a board member for many years, serving on the building, ritual, cemetery, and finance committees. He also served as treasurer of the Jewish Community Center.
Matt was born in 1924 in New York City to Samuel and Lillian Bleich Lampell. After graduating from high school in Chicago, he attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He then entered the U.S. Army during World War II and was posted to Puerto Rico. In 1945 he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1949. He married Muriel Kahn in 1949 and they moved to Stuttgart, Germany, where he a commander of the 596 Signal Battalion. In 1953 they moved to Poughkeepsie.
For the last ten years of his life, Matt dealt with the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's disease. He remained at home, under the constant care of his wife, Muriel, and several compassionate caregivers. He remained cheerful to the end and died peacefully on their 70th wedding anniversary.
Matt was predeceased by his parents and his sister Doreen. He is survived by his loving wife Muriel, son David Lampell (Marilyn McGaulley), daughters Karen Endicott (Kirk) and Janet Aronson, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 28, at 11 am at Vassar Temple, 140 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Memorial contributions may be made to Vassar Temple or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Matthew D. Lampell, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Vassar Temple
    Address
    140 Hooker Avenue
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Vassar Temple Cemetery
    Address
    LaGrange Avenue
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Matthew here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Matthew
A proud partner of Honoring a Life
0 trees have been planted in memory of Matthew D. Lampell
JV

Judy VanVoorhis

Posted at 11:35am
My condolences to Murial and the Lampell family. Matt & Murial were my neighbors when we first moved back to Poughkeepsie. My husband and I enjoyed their friendship. Judy VanVoorhis
AA

Anne Atherton

Posted at 10:10am
Mrs. Lampell, David, Karen, Janet and family,

So sorry to hear of Mr. Lampell's passing. He was always a good neighbor, and I remember he would walk up to my parents' house and talk to my father during my father's final illness - which was a comfort to my father. May you find comfort in yur many happy memories of him.

Anne Mitchell Atherton




Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album