Joseph W. Rake, Jr.
April 26, 1947-December 1, 2017
Joseph W. Rake, Jr., a longtime resident of Chester, NY passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill, NY. He was 70 years old. Son of the late Joseph W. Rake, Sr. and the late Keturah Decker Rake, he was born April 26, 1947 in Oxford Depot, NY. Joseph was the widower of Linda W. Boo Rake who predeceased him in 2010.
Joseph was a retired Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army and a member of the American Legion Post #488 of Monroe, NY. During his time in the Army, Joe spent several years stationed in Europe and belonged to several Lodges as a Free and Accepted Mason.
Survivors include his daughters: Eileen Rake of Washingtonville, NY, Kimberly Carminati of Chester, NY; his sons: the late Joseph W. Rake, III of Lodi, NJ, Howard Rake of California, and Robert Rake of Hawley, PA; his brothers: William C. Starr, Jr, Ronald Starr and Michael Starr; his sisters: Keturah H. Rico and Nancy Williams; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by his siblings: Mary "Tilly" Elwood, John F. Rake, J. Wayne Rake, Joanne Rake and Harry Elwood.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 7th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral will begin at 7:45 p.m. in the Funeral Home on Thursday evening. Cremation will take place at Poughkeepsie Rural Crematory.
Interment of cremains will take place at a later date in Orange County Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Goshen, NY with Military Honors.
Memorial donations may be made to New Jersey's Mission of Honor for Cremains of American Veterans, PO Box 149, Lodi, NJ 07644 or American Cancer Society-Eastern Division, 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553