Gerald Husted

Obituary of Gerald P. Husted

Gerald Paul Husted, 74, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023 in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was born July 3, 1948 in Cold Spring, NY.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mimi; his children Kristen, Katie and her husband Keith, and Beth; and grandchildren, Claire and her fiancé Stephen, Matthew, Paige and Jake. He is also survived by his in-laws, Jeff and his wife, Lisa and Doug and his wife, Janet. He was loved by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Marjorie Husted, his brother Robert Husted, in-laws Erma and William Eichenlaub, and sister-in-law, Amy Dane.


Jerry graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta and received his Master’s Degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration from the State University of New York at New Paltz.


Jerry was a student, teacher and administrator in the Wappingers School District. He was a student at James S. Evans Elementary and began his teaching career there. Throughout his thirty year career, he taught and led in many positions. He made an impact on teachers and students alike, throughout the district. 


He was an elder at Hughsonville Presbyterian Church and served on the Regional Presbytery. An avid history buff and perpetual learner, he served as Educational Liaison, Board President and Board Trustee Emeritus at Mount Gulian Historical Society.  


If you knew Jerry, you knew that he was a proud girl dad. He embraced his role in so many ways, including being a softball coach and a Girl Scout Camp Director. He loved raising his three girls who adore him. Even so, this didn’t hold a candle to the way he loved his grandchildren. Pop Pop delighted in them and they in him. 


Jerry was known for his quick wit, his delivery of a good joke, and making a mean Manhattan and the best margaritas! He will be missed beyond measure. 


Family will receive their friends on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 E. Main Street in Wappingers Falls.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the former Hughsonville Presbyterian Church, 2368 Route 9D in Wappingers Falls.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jerry Husted Children First Scholarship Fund. Checks can be made out to RCK with the scholarship name on the memo line. They can be mailed to Roy C. Ketcham High School, Attn: Principal Dave Seipp, 99 Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home
55 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
(845) 297-2610

Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Hughsonville Presbyterian Church
2368 Route 9D
Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
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