HUDSON–Leo J. Pulcher passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.
Mr. Pulcher was the loving husband of Viola (Kuhner) Pulcher, who passed away in December of 2007.
He served for over four years in the United States Army during World War II.
Mr. Pulcher was a 1st Sergeant with the H & S Co. 173 Combat Engineers BN. He received numerous medals and a Purple Heart and saw action in Leyte and Okinawa.
Following the war, Mr. Pulcher and his twin brother, Herman, operated Pulcher’s Motors–a landmark service station on Route 9 for over 60 years.
He was a lifetime member of the Greenport Fire Department; a member of the local Knights of Columbus Council 316, and a member and former trustee of Holy Family Church in Stottville.
Mr. Pulcher is survived by his four children, Elizabeth of Greenport, Thomas (Diane) of Wappingers Falls, Leo (Debbie) of Stottville, and Viola (Gary) Wicks of Speculator; and eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, John, of Waterford.
Three brothers, Herman, Theodore, and Rev. Paul, and five sisters, Teresa (Sister Mary Agatha), Amelia, Cres, Ann, and Madlyn, died previously.
Viewing hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.
A Rite of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of St. Joseph, 2824 Atlantic Avenue, Stottville.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Stuyvesant Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of St. Joseph or the Greenport Rescue Squad, 3 Newman Road, Hudson, NY, 12534.