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Philip G. Rivenburg
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • MEVAC
    PO Box 817
    Middleburgh, NY 12122
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to:
  • Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care
    795 E. Main St. Suite 11
    Cobleskill, NY 12043

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“Gone but not forgotten. He'll live in the hearts of all he touched. RIP Phil. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Don Weiss - Margaretville, NY

“We remember Phil for all the time he spent helping with the Boy Scouts. Our son, who is now in his mid-20's, was saddened to learn of his passing. He...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Margaret Hesdorfer - Middleburgh, NY

“Marge, P.G., and Debbie, I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear of Flip's passing. I'm recalling all of the fun we had in Koble-Aire days, as well...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Joanne Rettie - Rensselaer, NY

“You shall always be remembered as the Uncle Phil of scouting, the man that was always there for the boys for their meetings, events, summer camp, and...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: The Larson Family - Middleburgh, NY

“We will always remember Phil's dedication to scouting in Middleburg and the camping committee. Phil always gave me his opinion and I respected that....Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Thomas Wright - Oneonta, NY

“Mr.Rivenburg was one of the most amazing and influential people I ever had in my life. He was more than a scoutmaster and a mentor. He helped mold me...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: John P Youmans - Syracuse, NY

“I would like to send my condolences to his family. Phillip and his sister Sadiewere both friends with my family. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah (Van Aller) DeMarco - NY

“always remember him walking in the snow bare foot and getting us to do it as kids brave strong real man he will be sorely missed meant a lot to us...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: james alan laffety - fultonville, NY

“I had the pleasure of working with Phil to make sure Scouting happened in Breakabeen and Middleburgh. He cared deeply that all boys had the...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis Dugan - Albany, NY

“While we mourn his passing, we remember all the lives he touched, especially the countless Boy Scouts who learned so much from him, and to whom he...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Valosin - BSA Troop 2

“I am so sorry I can not be there with the family. I have wonderful memories of all the time I spent with my uncle in the summers growing up.(driving...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Suzanne Kernozek- Gwinn - Grimes, IA

“We will miss you so much and we all loved you dearly. Thatcher will miss you the most of all. We were so blessed to be apart of your life. Thatcher...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Jodi, Thatcher, Scott, Jules, and Cameron. - NY

“Well i'm only 14 but I clean his house every Saturday. I only met him this year, but I new his wife for a while now. To think if I never started...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Rachel Arnwine - Middleburgh, NY

“Marjie and Family, I knew Phil and his younger brother pretty well and spent many happy hours at his parents house and behind it on the Schoharie...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Joe Shufelt - Ballston Spa, NY


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Middleburgh- Philip G. Rivenburg, Sr. 78, of Bouck Road died peacefully, Sunday March 3, 2013 at his home, in the arms of his loving wife, Marjory.

Philip was born on August 28, 1934 in Middleburgh to the late Evaleen (Lawyer) and Hezekiah Rivenburg.

He graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1952 and went on to serve in the United States Air Force until 1960.

Philip worked as a carpenter for many years both locally and for Local 370 in Albany before retiring.

Philip dedicated forty years of service to the Otschodela Council of the Boy Scouts of America as an adult leader. He was especially proud to receive the Silver Beaver Award in 1999, the Boy Scout's highest honor.

Beyond woodworking, Philip enjoyed hunting, the great outdoors and spending time with his family, especially the children.

Philip was predeceased by his parents and his brothers: Larry, Garry and Hezekiah.

He is survived by his wife, Marjory E. (Burchell) Rivenburg, of Middleburgh, whom he married on July 30, 1961; daughter: Deborah J. (Glenn) Winter of Cobleskill; son: Philip G. (Lara) Rivenburg, Jr. of Cairo; sisters: Sadie J. Nikolaus of Stamford, Hilda M. Kernozik of Voorheesville; grandchildren: Patricia Rivenburg and Corbin Rivenburg both of Cairo, Brandon Winter of Cobleskill and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St. Middleburgh, NY with Rev. Carol Coltrain of the Huntersland United Methodist Church officiating . Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the funeral home, prior to the service from 10 to 11 AM Saturday. Inurnment will follow the service in Middleburgh Cemetery. Cremation took place at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middleburgh Emergency Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 817, Middleburgh, NY 12122 or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 795 East Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043 or Otschodela Council Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 1356, Oneonta, NY 13820