In loving memory of Leo J Hengstler
Leo J Hengstler, age 75, died on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at his home in Windham, NY surrounded by his family and friends after a short battle with cancer. Leo was born on December 5, 1941 in Rochester, NY and has been a resident of Windham, NY since the 1980s. Leo was an avid skier who worked as the Ski Patrol Director at Windham Mountain and then afterwards at Brainard Ridge Associates where he maintained the Enclave and Whisper Creek properties. Leo also worked as an EMT for both Windham Ambulance and Catskill Ambulance where he was known as a partner and great mentor who was always willing to go above and beyond with his services. Leo was passionate about Windham Mountain and the community as well as riding his Harley Davidson with his close friends. He was supportive of the Veterans who protect our country and actively participated in the annual motorcycle run and parade in Washington DC each Memorial Day. Leo always showed joy when speaking about his family and in particular his grandchildren and of course, his dogs (Bud Dog, Hannah and Sam.)
Leo is predeceased by his wife Gracie, his parents Cletus and Irene Hengstler, step-mother Pat Hengstler, sister Susan Stevens and brother Johnny Hengstler. Leo is survived by his sons David (Christine) and Sean (Kirstin); three grandchildren Michelle, Tyler and Keira; two brothers, Bill and Raymond; two sisters, Christine and Anne Marie Lay (Steve); and five nieces and nephews and their families.
Services to honor and remember Leo will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm, followed by a Eulogy at 8 pm, at Decker Funeral Home, 5312 RT 23, Windham, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Leo to either the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) or Disabled American Veterans (DAV).