Roger B. Lindhurst July 25, 2000
A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he served on the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS Enterprise.
Mr. Lindhurst was raised in Salina, Kans., and later lived in Bermuda. He was a graduate of Ulster County Community College and SUNY New Paltz, where he received a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration.
For the past 30 years, he was self-employed as Roger Lindhurst Income Tax and Financial Counseling. From 1970-80, he was a mortgage officer at Rondout Savings Bank in Kingston. Mr. Lindhurst was a realtor and member of the New York State Realtors and a former member of the NYS Realtors Board.
He also worked as an investment broker for First Investors in Newburgh for the past two years.
Mr. Lindhurst had served as Town Board member for from 1992-1996 and had been active for three decades in local community organizations and sports leagues.
From an administrative perspective, Lindhurst is credited with using an investment banking background to develop a solution to a town budget format that had long drawn complaints from residents about full disclosure of spending.
"Roger was a passionate believer in the kinds of things that he wanted to do," Councilman Mike Sommers said. "He was one of the prime movers in making sure our transfer station on (state) Route 212 is a first-class recycling facility. He drew up the plans and made sure it came to fruition ... every time I go out there I realize what a great job he did."
Mr. Lindhurst was also a member of the Saugerties Lions Club, a past member of the Kingston Lions Club and an honorary member of the Ruby Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of the Saugerties American Legion and the Saugerties Businessmen's Association. An avid golfer and bowler, for the past 32 years he played softball with the Saugerties Athletic Association.
Born March 9, 1945, in East Kingston, he was the son of the late Christian M. and Mary Tiano Lindhurst. He married Cathy Maggiore on June 13, 1970.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Michelle Paff of Lake Ariel, Pa., Lori Adorno and Nicole Lindhurst, both of Saugerties, and Tricia Watson of Kingston; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
His son, Michael Anthony Lindhurst, died July 18, 1977, and a sister, Carol Paris, died in 1995. The funeral procession will form at 9 a.m. Thursday at Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave., Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Glasco. Burial with military honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kingston.