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Edward Engelbride

January 20, 1934 — May 25, 2024

Cold Spring

Edward F. Engelbride, a life-long resident of Cold Spring, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2024. He was 90 years old.
Ed was born in Butterfield Hospital on January 20, 1934, to Edward M. and Rose Engelbride. He attended Haldane and served as class president for four years. After high school, Ed started working at IBM as an equipment engineer focused on automating chip production in both Poughkeepsie and East Fishkill. He retired from IBM in 1991 after 39 years. In 1955, he married Shirley A. Dailey of Croton and celebrated 58 years of marriage before her passing.
In 1956, Ed was drafted into the 168th Engineering Battalion of the US Army. He was assigned to Stuttgart, Germany, serving as a corporal. He was honorably discharged in 1958, and returned to Cold Spring.
A dedicated public servant, Ed served as a Sergeant in the Philipstown Civil Defense effort, worked for the county elections commission, served as a tax assessor for the Town of Philipstown for 10 years. He served on the Philipstown Town Council for 12 years. Ed joined the Knights of Columbus in 1952 and rose to the level of 4th degree Knight. Ed was a lifelong parishioner at Our Lady of Loretto Church and in his youth often attended Mass in the choir loft with his mother who was the church organist. He was past president and Board member of the Garrison Fish and Game Club. Ed was a life long member of the Republican Party, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and served as Commander of the American Legion. One of his proudest accomplishments was being one of the six founding members of the North Highlands Fire Department where he served as Fire Commissioner for nine years and a Trustee for 10 years.
In addition to his public service, Ed had an unwitting ability to enjoy life through experiences that often focused on four letter words: kids, and gran kids, cats, dogs, deer, fish, hunt, game, wood, camp, fire, lawn, yard, trip, pool, swim, and Jack.
Ed was predeceased by his wife Shirley in 2013. He is survived by his daughter, Shirley Ann and her husband Ray Culotta of Cold Spring, and son Edward and wife Mary Beth Engelbride of Delmar, NY. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Kira and her husband Kevin Semple and their two children; Aaron Culotta, and Edward “Ned”, Patrick, and Maeve Engelbride.
Visitation will be held at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrot Street, Cold Spring on Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring will be held on Friday, May 31, 2024 at 10 a.m. followed by burial at Cold Spring Cemetery in Cold Spring, NY
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to: American Legion Post 275, 10 Cedar Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516, or Putnam Humane Society, 68 Old Route 6, Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512.

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Our Lady of Loretto Church

24 Fair St, Cold Spring, NY 10516

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