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Edward "Bud" Tate

October 13, 1919 May 16, 2010
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Edward “Bud” Tate

October 13, 1919 – May 16, 2010

Slate Hill, NY

Edward “Bud” Tate, a 12 year resident of the area, passed away peacefully at home in Slate Hill on Sunday May 16, surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old.

The son of the late Frederick and Florence Ryder Tate, he was born on October 13, 1919 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Bud served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army on the island of Okinawa during World War II, and was recalled in the Korean War. He graduated from Clarkson University in 1948. He was a retired engineer for Barnes and Reinecke, Inc.

Bud was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Marcia Luan Knappenberger Tate, his brother Howard Tate, and his sister Ruth Peck. He is survived by children Barbara Cerato and husband Joe, Dr. Ann Yates, Mary Eaton, Dr. James Tate and his wife Tuyen, and Katie Tate; his grandchildren Elizabeth Mancusco and Susan McConnell, Mark and Cora Eaton, Heather and Matthew Yates, and Sam Tate; great-grandchildren Anthony and Isabella Mancusco and Samantha and Logan McConnell; nieces and nephews Fritz Tate, Linda McKenna, Sandra Tate, Joris Reintsema, George Wanamaker, Charles Wanamaker, Karen Burnham; and his companion, Patricia Papini, and her daughter, Mary Patricia Papini Guidetti.

The family would like to express its deepest gratitude for the compassionate and expert care of Dr. Robert Dinsmore and the nurses at Crystal Run Healthcare, as well as his caregivers Grace Gatowski, Vi Lewis, Kevin McCabe, and Donna McCabe.

Friends and family are invited to stop by and share stories and remembrances of Bud at the family home on Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 6 to 9 PM.

Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bud’s name may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550, or Orange County Land Trust, PO Box 2442, Middletown, NY 10940.

Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.

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