Byron R. Van Voorhis, 77, a longtime resident of New Salem Road, Town of Esopus, NY, died Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at Westchester Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born in Yonkers, NY on February 8th, 1944, a son of the late Byron and Grace (Wolven) Van Voorhis.
Byron was employed as a cable splicer for New York Telephone for over 30 years.
He loved his home that he built himself, and his horses, always dreaming of being a cowboy. He was a frequent visitor of HITS in Saugerties, and could always be found sitting on "The Bench" at Kingston's Rondout Waterfront.
Most important to Byron was his family, especially his granddaughter, Arianna.
Byron is survived by one son Todd (Rita) Van Voorhis of New Salem, two brothers, Gary (Patricia) Van Voorhis of Hamilton, NY, and Richard (Kathy) Van Voorhis of Kansas. He is also survived by Carol Van Voorhis of Port Ewen.
The family will receive friends during a walk-through visitation period at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The service will be private. Face coverings are required and social distancing will limit visitor capacity in the funeral home.
In lieu of fresh flowers, the family suggests indoor plants for loved ones to take home and nurture in memory.