Eagle Bridge- Raymond Alfred Brundige, 88, a lifelong member of the Towns of Pittstown and Hoosick, died suddenly Tuesday, July 11, 2017, after being stricken at his Route 67 home.
Born February 15, 1929, in the Town of Pittstown, Raymond was the son of the late John H. and Mary (Flannery) Brundige.
As a young man, he attended the Tomhannock District School through the eighth grade until choosing not to seek further schooling “because it was getting in the way of his education.”
He worked for several local concerns in town before taking a position at the Norton Company in Watervliet. For more than 40 years he worked as a production assistant in the Abrasive Products Division before retiring in the mid 1980’s.
A bachelor throughout his life, Raymond enjoyed caring for his outdoor cats, watching television and taking a ride through the neighborhood as many as three times a day just to “patrol” or to “see what’s going on.”
Ray was a former member of the Tomhannock United Methodist Church.
Mr. Brundige is survived by his sister-in-law, Ruth Brundige of Johnsonville and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his two sisters and five brothers.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Howard B. Tate &Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 New York Route 7, located in Raymertown with Rev. Gaylord Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Tomhannock Methodist Church Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. prior to the service.
Memorial contributions, at the request of the family, may be made to the Tomhannock Methodist Church Cemetery, c/o Town of Pittstown Clerk, 97 Tomhannock Road, Valley Falls, NY 12185 in memory of Raymond A. Brundige.