Morton E. Quackenbush


Morton E. Quackenbush, a longtime resident of Warwick, passed away on August 4, 2017 at Schervier Pavilion.  He was 95 years old.

Born on September 2, 1921 in Edenville, NY, he was the son of the late Clifford and Olive (House) Quackenbush.

He was married to Muriel (Wetzel) Quackenbush.

Morton was retired as an Electrician with Orange County Correctional Facility in Warwick.  He was an exempt member of the Excelsior Fire Department, Warwick, a former member of the Warwick Grange, and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  He was a member of Warwick United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel of Warwick; a son, Allen Quackenbush and his wife Marjorie of Dawsonville, GA; a daughter, Debra Shay and her husband Stephen of Sayre, PA; his grandsons:  Frederick Van Strander III and Bryan Quackenbush; great-grandson Dillon Quackenbush; a sister-in-law Florence Noger of Warwick; a brother-in-law Warren Wetzel of Warwick; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Wallace Quackenbush and his wife Marion.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 8th, from 3:00-6:00 pm at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.  Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday at Warwick United Methodist Church, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be sent to Warwick Valley Food Pantry, 135 Forester Ave., Warwick, NY 10990 or Alzheimer’s Assn., 2 Jefferson Plaza, Ste 103, Poughkeepsie, NY  12601.

Share with others

Calendar of Care

At the time of funeral service we commemorate and reflect on the life of Morton E. Quackenbush. In the days, weeks and months ahead it will be a comfort to family of Morton E. Quackenbush to continue to remember a life well lived. Please select a date on the Calendar of Care to be reminded via email to reach out and continue the caring for family of Morton E..
Send a condolence card
Post a memory
Create a memorial page
A phone call
Send a meal
Send flowers
Make a visit
Enter your reminder:
Please click calendar icon to select a day
Open the calendar popup.

Email reminder to me at:

Leave Your Message

(What is it?)
The message will be forwarded to funeral home
Please enter characters from the image on a left

Download App to view obituaries

Scan to download  iPhone app on iTunes
Scan to download  Android app on Google Play