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David Anthony Buddenhagen

June 4, 2022

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David Anthony Buddenhagen, age 87, of Hortonville, NY, passed away on June 4, 2022.  We want to thank Garnet Health Medical Center Callicoon, NY and Harris, NY campuses for their care and compassion.

He was very outgoing and always smiling, bringing joy and love to so many others. He committed his entire life to his family and community, never holding back from someone who needed help and never holding back his emotions. He was loved by all who knew him.

He was the co-owner, manager, and salesman at Buddenhagen’s Ford until 1990 and was Sullivan County Deputy Fire Coordinator for nearly ten years, a Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department  past chief and member for 68 years, Tamarack Farm Deer Club member, Hortonville Presbyterian Church member, and Navy veteran. An avid fisherman, outdoorsman, hunter, and social butterfly, he was often seen around town visiting family and friends in his side-by-side. 

He was born in Callicoon and was a member of the first graduating class of Delaware Valley Central School. He married Shirley Ann Bogert in 1957 and their marriage and life together were filled with much laughter and love. He was preceded in death by his parents Leona Reichmann and Anthony Buddenhagen.

Dave is survived by his beloved wife Shirley of almost 65 years, his daughter Cathy Buddenhagen Wilcox, her husband Brian and their children Niesha and Robbie; Cindy Buddenhagen Menges, her husband Keith, and their daughter Kendall; his sister Donna and husband, Harold Roeder and a long list of beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family is forever grateful to his incredible caregivers Annie, Melanie, Tammy, Niesha and Mark and dear friend, Paul.

A memorial service will be held at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church, Hortonville, NY on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11 AM with Pastor Ginny Bossley officiating.  A time of joyful remembrance, food, and fellowship will follow at the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department.  Memorial donations may be made to the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 71, Hortonville, NY 12745 or Hortonville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 15, Hortonville, NY 12745.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home callicoon, NY 845-887-4900. To send condolences or for directions please visit

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Memorial Service
June 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Hortonville Presbyterian Church
Co. RT 121
Hortonville, NY 12745

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