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Edward M. Elsensohn

February 6, 1946 ~ June 23, 2019 (age 73)


Cobleskill- Edward M. Elsensohn, 73, of Lafayette Circle, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at his summer camp following a remarkable day on the lake with family and friends.

Born February 6, 1946 in Rochester, he was the son of Edward M. and Jean (DeLeo) Elsensohn Sr.

 Edward was a graduate of West High School in Rochester, NY and also of SUNY Cobleskill, where he received his associate degree. Upon graduation he worked for many years as a machinist at General Electric before retiring. He was currently employed as a driver for Cobleskill Stone Products.

Ed enjoyed many hobbies but could often be found tinkering and making improvements around their summer camp. Nothing brought Ed more joy than spending the day floating out on the water fishing and watching his grandkids, nieces and nephews swim nearby, or anytime he was out just cruising the shores of Peck Lake on his pontoon boat. Ed, known for his wit and well-timed jokes, made sure that the mountains were always blue while surrounded by his loving family and the company of his good friends out on the pontoon. Ed was a proud member of Fraternal Organization of Eagles Aeries of Cobleskill #2695.

He was predeceased his son, David Empie.

He is survived by his loving wife, Connie (Bascomb) Elsensohn, whom he married on December 10, 1994; his children: Shannon Sylvester of Cobleskill, Jeremy (Angela) Clapper of Cobleskill, Diedra Lewis of Cobleskill, and Mylea Empie of Cobleskill, NY, two sisters: Gail White of Beaumont, TX, and Yvonne (Charles) DePrez of Dallas, TX; his grandchildren: Ava Markle, Dalton and Larson Clapper, Lauren and Devin Lewis, Jamie Gray, Hailey Andrejcak and Brittany (Michael) Cushman; and Great-Granddaughter, Claire Cushman; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation that will be held on Wednesday, June 26 from 3-5 PM with a funeral service following at 5 PM at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm Street, Cobleskill.

Memorial contributions should be made out to Marathon for A Better Life, at P.O. Box 268 Warnerville, NY 12187 or Northeast American Kidney, 22 Colvin Avenue, Albany, NY 12206.


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June 26, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home
171 Elm Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Funeral Service
June 26, 2019

5:00 PM
Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home
171 Elm Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043


Marathon For a Better Life
PO Box 268, Warnerville NY 12187

Northeast Kidney Foundation
22 Colvin Ave, Albany NY 12206

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