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Gunther Pohle

Gunther Pohle

Monday, December 11th, 1922 - Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Gunther Pohle, 97, long-time resident of New Rochelle, NY, passed away after a brief illness Wednesday evening with his family at his side. For the last year, he resided in White Plains, NY. Gunther was born in Bad Godesberg, Germany, on December 11, 1922, to Ewald Pohle and Else (née Heuser). His father was a hairdresser, and when Gunther was five years old, the family emigrated from Germany to New Rochelle, where his father established a ladies’ hair salon. Gunther had an older brother, Herbert, and older sister, Renate Schulman (both deceased). He spent his childhood in the 1930’s playing on boats in Long Island Sound, and learning to be a professional photographer. During World War II, he joined the U.S. Merchant Marine and sailed the world as a cook on troop and supply ships until 1952, when he settled down to marry his sweetheart, Caroline Renis, back home in New Rochelle. They wed at St. Gabriel’s Church on April 26, 1952, and their marriage lasted more than 67 years until his death. After marriage, he also graduated from Walter Hervey Junior College in New York City, and worked a few years as an auditor for Commercial Credit. Beginning 1960, Caroline and Gunther raised three children on Fern Street in New Rochelle, Diane Borgia (Jim) of N. White Plains, Nancy Montagnino (Jim) of Saratoga Springs, NY, and David (Gerry) of Athens, NY, while Gunther worked more than thirty years as a clerk at the New Rochelle Post Office, and for many years part-time at a photo shop. He loved taking the family on vacations with the station wagon, spending time with his kids and Caroline, and making sure that his children did well in school. His retirement was spent with Caroline on the front porch at Fern Street, reading and talking. Gunther is survived by Caroline, 94, and, in addition to his children, he has three loving grandsons, James Borgia (Kelly), Dan Borgia, Max Montagnino, and granddaughter Alex Queenan (Dave), and great granddaughter Emily Borgia.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York 10605
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York 10605
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York 10605
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  • Interment

    Location
    Greenwood Union Cemetery
    Address
    North Street
    RYE, NY 10580
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David Stein

Posted at 03:03pm
Diane, please accept my condolences on your father's passing. Thinking of you and your family.
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Diane Borgia Posted at 03:27pm

David. We are just today sitting and reading your kind words. My father will love the tree. He loves nature and belonged to the arbor society. Thanks!
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Posted at 12:53pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... Love, Dan, Dave, Leah and Sai (Pitney Bowes)
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Keith & Peggy Wofsey

Posted at 07:11am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Our warmest condolences.
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Diane Borgia Posted at 03:29pm

Thank you very much for your kindness. My father loved nature and was always trying to plant more trees. He belonged to the arbor society. He will enjoy the tree. Best regards. Diane and family.
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