Lawrence E. Osterhout - March 6, 2010

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COEYMANS HOLLOW Lawrence E. Osterhout, age 80, passed away on March 6.  He was born in Albany on July 20, 1929, son of the late Egbert C. and Louise (Durfee) Osterhout.  As a lifelong resident of Coeymans Hollow, he graduated from Ravena Coeymans Cooperating Schools in 1947.  For many years, he and his brother owned and operated H.C. Osterhout & Son, a family John Deere equipment business established by their father and grandfather in 1930.  He enjoyed family vacations in the Adirondacks at Fish Creek his whole life and was an avid cabinetmaker and wood craftsman.  He was a member of the Coeymans Hollow Fire Company, voted in at 16 years of age under a special vote, where he served as firefighter, president, financial secretary and one of the first members of the Board of Fire Commissioners at its inception.  He was also a 20-year member of the Town of Coeymans Planning Board.

     Survivors include his wife of 59 years, R. Catherine (Dopp) Osterhout;  children, Donald (Deborah) Osterhout, Cynthia (Arthur) LaFlamme and Timothy (Terry) Osterhout;  grandchildren, Bradley, Kyle (Tracy), Megan, Danielle, Brianna, Jeffrey, Aria and Addisen;  great-grandchildren, Nicole and Tyler;  sister-in-law, Austa Cole;  and several nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother Leland D. Osterhout.

     Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, March 10th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Burial will follow in Coeymans Hollow Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM.  Contributions in lieu of flowers in memory of Larry may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or the Coeymans Hollow Fire Department.