Bernhard H. Scholldorf, 84, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Archcare at Ferncliff Nursing Home.
Immigrating to Rhinebeck in 1951, Bernhard and wife Edith established the family dairy farm where he dedicated nearly 60 years and continued to farm with partner and son, Bentley, up to a few short months ago. He was a member of the Kingston Mannerchor and the Poughkeepsie Germania Singers; and was also a member of the Good Shepherd Church where he sang in the Choir.
Bernhard was an avid gardener and life-long farmer. The family would love to create a garden in his memory. Potted flowers or bulbs would help create a memorial garden in celebration of his life.
Born December 11, 1929 in Altheim, Germany, he was the son of Hermann and Catherine (Butcher) Scholldorf.
He was predeceased by his wife Edith (Behrendt) Scholldorf on March 21, 2001.
Mr. Scholldorf is survived by his children, Alfred ‘Fred’ Scholldorf and his wife Joanne of Kings Park, NY; Bernhard ‘Bentley’ Jr. of Rhinebeck; Julia Staub and her husband Paul of Dracut, MA; Anita Pendleton and her husband Jeff of Moneta, VA; and Christa Hines and her husband DJ of Rhinebeck; 9 Grandchildren, Alexandra and Rebecca Scholldorf, Jonathan, Michael, Robert and Nicholas Staub, Brendan, Carter and Brooke Hines; a cousin Gertrude Locher of Rhinebeck; a brother Georg Scholldorf; and two sisters Hildegard Werth and Anna Marie Hohner.
He was predeceased by a brother August Scholldorf.
Calling hours are Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 11:00 AM, at the Good Shepherd Church, 3 Mulberry St., Rhinebeck. Interment will follow in the Rhinebeck Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Church, 3 Mulberry ST., Rhinebeck.
To sign the online register please visit dapsonchestney.com.