Obituary, Lester E. Nephew

Lester E. Nephew, 75, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, NY, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2023 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Mr. Nephew was a security technician for IBEW Local Union #363 in New City, NY. He later worked for Structure Works Inc. in Dover Plains.

Born on February 19, 1948 in Plattsburgh, NY, he was the son of the late Earl and Dora (Duffina) Nephew. Mr. Nephew proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post #1748 in Lake Katrine, NY. Mr. Nephew was also an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed hunting.

He is survived by two daughters, Helena Bailey of Clifton Park, NY and Joddie Smith and her husband, Jeffrey, of Kingston, NY. He is also survived by a sister, Rachel Cropley of Sevierville, TN; five grandchildren, Alyssa Bailey, Brooke Shultis, Hailie Shultis, Crystal Carman and Angelina Tennien; a great-granddaughter, Nova Worrell; his companion, Janine Lasch of Wingdale and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nephew was predeceased by three sisters, Clara King, Lorraine Bracey and Barbara Koskowski.

Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. Funeral services and military honors will follow at 12 noon at the funeral. To send the family an online condolence, please visit

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Author: Harlem Valley News