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Joseph J. Hoelldobler
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc.
    PO Box 40
    Howes Cave, NY 12092

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“So sorry to hear about Mr. Hoelldobler. Donna, Bobby & family please accept our sincerest condolences. Praying for you and your family that God will...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Lori Proudman - Schoharie, NY

“If there was one slogan or statement about Joe, it would be "he makes them laugh". That's what he was all about-bringing sunshine to others lives;...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy Stemmler - murrells inlet, SC

“Joe was a very special person and he will be dearly missed. He always had a smile and something funny to say. It was a pleasure to have known him. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Vicki Cooper - Cobleskill, NY

“Joe was a good friend and neighbor !!!!!!!!!! I knew I could always stop in to say hello w/ a joke and he would also have 1 for me--- He will be...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: frank and Lyn Herodes - NY

“JoJo & Family My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your Dad always had a good joke for us, and always made us laugh ! May He Rest In Peace !...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Debi Benak - Schoharie, NY

“I spent a lot of time at the Hoelldobler home growing up. Mr. Hoelldobler was a very strong and very gentle man of great character. One thing I will...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Lorraine (Matzen) Ricciardi - FL

“I express my condolences to the family of Joseph Hoelldobler. May God be with you and comfort you. You will be in my prayers ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Lorraine (Matzen) Ricciardi - FL

“I remember Mr. Joe as a top notch man who gave of his time and energy to mentor many kids as an officer for the Junior Blue Jackets of America. He...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: William McNaught - St. Augustine, FL

“Gosh my fondest memory was when I was little around 6 or 7 he was our garbage man,always so friendly and nice. Then I had the pleasure of getting to...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Carrie - Ocala fl, FL

“prayers of strength and comfort going out to your family at this time ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Marie D'Amato

“Dear Mrs. Hoelldobler, Kevin, Rose. Billy, Christine and Family, I have wonderful warm thoughts of the days from long ago when you all lived here in...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Sherri Stark Volini - Island Park, NY

“Dear Mr H, Thank you for being my 2nd dad through all the years we knew each other. You always treated me as family and i will never forget your...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Paul Day - Oceanside, NY

“Dear Aunt Rosemary & Children, My strongest memory seems to be centered around the organ! He played with such enthusiasm it was infectious. As far...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Lori Michitsch Slavkovsky - NY

“I've never met you,but I know you were the greatest dad in the world because you have the greatest son, Kevin. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Lorraine Parker - Astoria, NY

“Dear Dad. Father's Day is usually a one day event, surrounded by children paying homage to their loving fathers... well, I vote you Father of The...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Kevin Hoelldobler - Ocala, FL

“Rosemary and Family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family! Joe was such a great neighbor and friend.!! He had a heart of gold and if He...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Linda & Craig Rumph - Middleburgh, NY

“JoAnn and Family, Another Angel has joined the flock. Always know that your father, husband, Grandfather is watching over his loved ones. While...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Terry and Doralee Mickle - NY

“Dearest Rosemary and family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Joe. He was a wonderful friend with a sense of humor second to none. ...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Joe and Dorothy Gonzalez - NY


Middleburgh- Joseph J. Hoelldobler, 71, of Prospect Street, died Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Joe was born January 24, 1941 in Queens, NY and was the son of Joseph and Barbara (Beer) Hoelldobler.

He worked for the Oceanside Sanitation Department in Oceanside, Long Island, NY until his retirement in 1996. In 1998, Joe and his wife moved to Middleburgh.

Joe is survived by his wife: Rosemary (Whitley) Hoelldobler, whom he married in 1963; two sons: Kevin(Rose) Hoelldobler of Ocala, FL, and Robert (Donna) Hoelldobler of Middleburgh; one daughter: JoAnn Hoelldobler of Middleburgh; four grandchildren: William, Christine, Jayme and Benjamin; one brother: Raymond Hoelldobler of Long Island; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River Street, Middleburgh, with Robert Stark officiating. Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Middleburgh Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc., PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092.