Joseph G. Liebhart was born in Germany in 1922. In Rye his family lived at 62 Freemon St, Harrison. Joseph enlisted in U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Joseph G. Liebhart served in the U. S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945 as a gunner on a B-17. He served in the Rhineland and Central Europe and received the World War II Victory Medal and European-African-Middle Eastern Medal with three battle stars.
Joseph G. Liebhart died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003 at the Baptist home. He was a Rhinebeck resident since 1986 and a former longtime Pine Plains resident. He
retired as a manager from IBM in 1985.
He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945 as a gunner on a B-17. He served in the Rhineland and Central Europe and received the World War II Victory Medal and European-African-Middle Eastern Medal with three battle stars.
Mr. Liebhart was a member of the Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck, the IBM Quarter Century Club and the Red Hook Golf Club. He, was also a past commander of the Shacameco Post #426 American Legion, Pine Plains, and Past Adjutant of the Dutchess County American Legion. For many years he was instrumental in the Pine Plains Little League. Mr. Liebhart was an excellent bowler and golfer; he recorded many 700 series and had one hole-in-one. Bom Nov. 1,1922 in Germany,
he was the son of Joseph and Anna (Hoffman) Liebhart. He married Vera E. (Doyle) Liebhart in 1952 at Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia.
In addition to his wife, Vera of
Rhinebeck, he is survived by a daughter Ann Watkins and her companion Dave Feroe of Rhinebeck, a daughter Jo-Ann and her husband Robert Wolfe of Stanfordville, three grandchildren
Michael Becwith and his wife Shannon, Robert Joseph Wolfe, and Natasha Elizabeth Wolfe, a sister Emmie Pilch of Danbury, Conn., a brother Henry Liebhart of Long Island and many nieces
and nephews. He was expecting his first great-grandchild in April.
At Mr. Liebhart's request there were no calling hours. Memorial services and interment was private at the Church of the
Messiah Memory Garden. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Church of the Messiah, P.O. Box 248, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Arrangements were handled by the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck