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Rudy Houghtaling, Sr.

October 27, 1934 — May 31, 2022

Liberty, NY

Rudy Houghtaling, Sr.

Rudy W. Houghtaling, Sr. of Liberty, NY, a retired carpenter and a longtime area resident died Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

The son of the late Alfred and Mildred Paddock Houghtaling, Sr., he was born October 27, 1934 in Rudtown, NJ.

Rudy had been a member of the Clarence Hoyt VFW Post 9217 Liberty, NY and the Paralyzed Vets of America.  In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and refinishing furniture.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Marilyn Hoffman Houghtaling at home; two sons, Rudy Houghtaling Jr. and his wife Anita of Liberty, NY and Michael Epstein and his wife Natalie of Liberty, NY; four daughters, Joan Davis of Youngsville, NY, Betty Ann Santoro of Liberty, NY, Stefanie Kellam and her husband Mark of Liberty, NY and Shari Vega of Colorado; 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Wilson Rudy Houghtaling and a son-in-law, Terry A. Davis, Sr.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 11 AM – 1 PM in the Harris Funeral Home West Street at Buckley, Liberty, NY.

Graveside services and burial will be Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1:30 PM in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Cox Road, White Sulphur Springs, NY.  The Rev. Paul Nilsen will officiate.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200

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Past Services


Saturday, June 4, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harris Funeral Home

, Liberty, NY 12754

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Cox Rd, NY 12783

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