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March 6, 2013

Philip G. Rivenburg Sr.

Philip G. Rivenburg Sr.

MIDDLEBURGH — Philip G. Rivenburg Sr., 78, of Bouck Road, died peacefully, Sunday March 3, 2013, at his home, in the arms of his loving wife, Marjory.

Philip was born on Aug. 28, 1934, in Middleburgh, to the late Evaleen (Lawyer) and Hezekiah Rivenburg.

He graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1952 and went on to serve in the United States Air Force until 1960.

Philip worked as a carpenter for many years, both locally and for Local 370 in Albany, before retiring.

Philip dedicated 40 years of service to the Otschodela Council of the Boy Scouts of America as an adult leader. He was especially proud to receive the Silver Beaver Award in 1999, Boy Scouting’s highest honor.

Beyond woodworking, Philip enjoyed hunting, the great outdoors and spending time with his family, especially the children.

Philip was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Larry, Garry and Hezekiah.

He is survived by his wife, Marjory E. (Burchell) Rivenburg of Middleburgh, to whom he was married on July 30, 1961; daughter, Deborah J. (Glenn) Winter of Cobleskill; son, Philip G. (Lara) Rivenburg Jr. of Cairo; sisters, Sadie J. Nikolaus of Stamford and Hilda M. Kernozik of Voorheesville; grandchildren, Patricia Rivenburg and Corbin Rivenburg, both of Cairo and Brandon Winter of Cobleskill; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 9, at the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh. The Rev. Carol Coltrain of the Huntersland United Methodist Church will officiate. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation at the funeral home, prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday. Inurnment will follow the service in Middleburgh Cemetery. Cremation took place at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middleburgh Emergency Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 817, Middleburgh, NY 12122, Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 795 East Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043 or Otschodela Council Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 1356, Oneonta, NY 13820.

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