William Scheltmeyer

Obituary of William J. Scheltmeyer

Livestream Link for Saturday, May 1st, 2021 12:00PM Mass at St. Christophers: https://vimeo.com/event/106052



William J. “Bill” Scheltmeyer, 78, a longtime Red Hook resident and former Norwalk, CT resident, passed away Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at the Northeast Center in Rehabilitation in Lake Katrine, NY.


Born on June 26th, 1942, at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was the son of the late Ellsworth and Dorothy T.  (Lambo) Scheltmeyer. Bill was a graduate of, the Class of, 1960 at Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, NY and then enlisted in the Army where he trained to be a Helicopter Mechanic. Bill married Gale Blauvelt on March 2, 1962 in Salisbury, NC.


For many years, Bill worked for Perkin Elmer where he had the privilege of working on the team that built the Hubble Space Telescope.


A former communicant of St. Christopher Church in Red Hook, and a member of their Holy Name Society.  Bill was also was a member of the Knights of Columbus.


Bill loved being outdoors and especially enjoyed Fishing.


Bill is survived by his wife Gale (Rockledge, FL.) in addition to his children, Tracy Demos (Michael) of Grand Rapids, MI, Kelly Scheltmeyer of Melbourne, FL, Regina Wong (Norbert) of Natick, MA, and Michael Scheltmeyer of Norwich, CT; five grandchildren; Joel and David Bollinger, Tyler and Brittany Wong and Harley Scheltmeyer; his siblings, Wayne Scheltmeyer and Judy Jesek; along with extended family and friends.


A Memorial Service will be held at St. Christopher Church in Red Hook on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at Noon. Funeral services will be held on May 26th at 2:00pm in Melbourne, Florida.


Bill’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all the Nurses and Staff at the Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury for the exceptional care they gave him during the many years he resided there. Donations can be made in Memory of Bill to the Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury located at 300 Grant Avenue in Lake Katrine, NY.


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.




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12:00 pm
Saturday, May 1, 2021
St. Christopher's RC Church
7411 S. Broadway
Red Hook, New York, United States
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