Joseph Zalenski, 89, of Rhinebeck and a longtime Red Hook resident, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Born on May 20th, 1930, in Mineola, NY, he was the son of the late Vincent and Adela Choromanski Zalenski. Joseph served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Mary A. Kiernan on October 3, 1953 in Hempstead, NY, and Mary survives at home in Rhinebeck. For many years, Joe was a renowned harness maker in the area and work at many of the horse farms throughout the Hudson Valley. Graveside services and interment will be held on Friday, June 21th, 2019 at 11 am at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Barrytown, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Joseph's memory to the Alzheimer's Assoc. Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2649 South Road, Suite 101, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4027. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.