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Patrick J. Stempel

East Berne- Patrick J. Stempel, 74, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his residence. He was born in East Berne, NY on March 17, 1939 to the late John and Therezia (Yanick) Stempel. Patrick was a kind hearted man, who would help no matter what time of day. He retired from the Town of Berne Highway Dept after 25 years of service in 1993. He was a past Chief and life member of the East Berne Fire Department and a Charter member for the Berne Fire Co. He is survived by his children Patricia (Jack) Schaller, Patrick (Kimberly) Stempel, Michael Stempel, Diane (John) Belott and George Stempel; his grandchildren Felicia, Patrick Jr. (PJ), Veronica, Michael, Joshua and Ashley; his great granddaughter Kaylee and a 2nd great grandchild due the end of March; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers John and Rudy and sisters Veronica and Anna. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 4-8PM at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, Altamont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patrick’s memory to his family to pay for final expenses. Online condolences may be made at www.fredendallfuneralhome.com


I was very sad to hear of Pats passing-I spent many hours at his garage talking to Pat-I will really miss him-He was always there if I needed help-May he rest in peace. I will miss him

David Dickson Mar 6 2014 12:00 AM

Patricia everyone at Capital Upholstery is saddened to hear of your loss. It sounds like he was a wonderful, kind hearted man. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your familey

Michael Sirois Mar 5 2014 12:00 AM

Sincere sympathy to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Your dad will be greatly missed.

Barb Gray Mar 5 2014 12:00 AM

Patrick - your Dad was a really kind hearted man and everyone will remember him that way! He died the way he wanted- at home and without life support.... Its hard to lose your Dad no matter how old you are and we send our condolences to you, Patricia, Mike, Diane and George. May he Rest in Peace.

Betty and Rich Filkins Mar 4 2014 12:00 AM

Uncle Patrick was a man with a big heart. We will miss seeing him. Our hearts go out to his family.

Sheri & Lance Mar 3 2014 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathies to all of the Stempel family. Sorry ot hear of your loss. Everyone on the "hill" knew Pat and have maney fond memeories,God bless,warmest regards.

Tom & Deb Stevens Mar 3 2014 12:00 AM