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Obituaries: Amos Hollett Ziegler, Jr.

March 31, 2020

December 17, 1933 – March 27, 2020
Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY

Amos Hollett Ziegler, Jr., of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY entered into eternal rest on March 27, 2020 at Wingate at Beacon, Beacon, NY. He was 86 years old.

The son of the late Amos Hollett Ziegler, Sr. and Muriel Blanche (Riker) Ziegler, Amos was born on December 17, 1933 in Goshen, NY.

Amos is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Lorraine Radler-Ziegler; children Amos Ziegler III (JoMarie) and Jennifer Obregon (Maynor); stepchildren Charles Radler, Jr. (Diane) and Michelle Ulm (David); grandchildren Ethan Ulm, Chelsea Radler (Luke Vargas), Melissa Ulm, Dylan Ulm, Courtney Obregon and Zoe Ziegler; great grandchild Aubrey Ulm; brothers Jay Ziegler (Betty) and William Ziegler (Donna); nephews Jay Ziegler, Jr., Jon Ziegler (Sharon), David Ziegler (Heather), and niece Kim Hargrove (Justin).

Amos honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1956-1958 (and in the Reserves until 1960), his time aboard the USS Decatur DD936 his fondest memory. Amos worked at Cornell University in the computer department during the 1960s, and was later employed as an audio/visual technician at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, where he retired after 31 years with special honors in 1998. Amos also spent many years working evenings at the Grand Union in Cornwall, sharing his smile, his stories and jokes with coworkers and patrons alike.

A long-time member of the Cornwall Presbyterian Church, and having served as both Deacon and Elder, Amos planted flowers on the church grounds every spring, cooked chili for the Apple Time Fair each fall, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to all those in need. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in NY State for over 50 years, and was also a member of N.C.T., National Camping Travelers. He and his wife, Lori, volunteered their time on Cornwall’s Fourth of July Committee for over 15 years, and both worked for the Board of Elections since retiring. Amos loved the outdoors, gardening, camping with family and friends, and wintering in Florida in the years after his retirement. An active member of his community, Amos was a dear friend to many, and will be greatly missed.

Due to the public health concerns of the Corona Virus (Covid-19), memorial services for Amos will be held at a later date. Please refer back to this website,, for further information. On behalf of the family, thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Amos’ memory can be made to the Cornwall Presbyterian Church, the Alzheimer’s Association, or the World Wildlife Fund.


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