Henry Casper Ketterer, Jr.

Male 1940 - 2014  (74 years)


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  • Name Henry Casper Ketterer 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 10 Mar 1940  Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jul 2014  Milton, Ulster Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Newburgh, Orange Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Henry Ketterer, age 74, of Milton, New York, entered eternal rest at Vassar Brothers Hospital on Sunday, July 13, 2014. He was born March 10, 1940 in Kingston, NY to Henry and Vivien Ketterer.

      He graduated from Kingston High School and then received his Bachelors of Music Degree from Ithaca College. His graduate studies were done at Ithaca College and SUNY New Paltz. He taught instrumental music for 34 years, mostly at Marlboro High School, and upon retirement continued teaching by giving private lessons.

      He was an accomplished professional musician and played percussion and piano in many groups throughout his lifetime.

      He was an active member of professional organizations including NYSSMA, NAFMA, and UCMEA. He was a past president of the Wayne County Music Educators, a past president of the Ulster County Music Educators, and a Zone 9 Representative to NYSSMA, where he was an adjudicator for almost 50 years. He was also a member of the Marlboro Milton Lions Club.

      In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing and listening to jazz, antique cars, model trains, baseball, and travel.

      He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ardis Leyburn Ketterer, a son James Ketterer and wife Lisa, and a daughter, Kate Weiss and husband Joe and three granddaughters. He was predeceased by daughter, Margaret "Peg" Ketterer.

      Calling hours will be Tues, July 15 from 4-8PM at The DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Rt 9W, Marlboro, NY. The funeral will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Highland, with Rev. Dave Mason officiating, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11AM. A reception will follow the service in the Social Hall of the Church.

      In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Highland handicapped accessibility project, PO Box 725, Highland, NY 12528 or to Ithaca College School of Music, Ithaca, NY.
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