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MILFORD - Michael Paul Gengenbach of Milford, beloved son of Lois and the late William Gengenbach, passed away following a brief illness on June 5, 2018, at Albany Medical Center, with his loved ones at his side.
He was born in Cooperstown on Jan. 14, 1968.
He graduated from Oneonta High School and proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Dewey.
He was employed for many years at Bassett Healthcare Center as a carpenter.
He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Gengenbach and Hope Gengenbach; his stepson, Kevin Musser and his loving fiancée, Barbara Burke; his mother, Lois; his sisters, Karen Beebe, Laurie Gengenbach, Susan Snelson, Barbara Hatalla and Maria Cotter; his brothers, Billy Gengenbach, Brian Gengenbach and Mark Gengenbach and their spouses; many nieces and nephews.
Michael's life centered on family and friends and life's simple joys. He enjoyed walking in the woods, four-wheeling, home improvement projects and spending time with his pets.
His gentle, kind nature and the loving interest he took in the lives of his family will always be deeply missed. His love for his fiancée made his last year on earth truly happy.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m.,Thursday, June 14, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, with Father David W. Mickiewicz, pastor, officiating. Burial and committal services will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Index.
Memorial donations in Michael's memory may be made to the Milford Fire Department Emergency Squad, 63 S. Main St., Milford, NY 13807.
Arrangements are under the care of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown
Published on June 10, 2018
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