Paul W. Roemer Sr., 80 of Hudson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 27, 2021. Born in Herrin, Illinois, he was the son of the late Rev. Harold B. Roemer and Frances Roemer. Paul is also predeceased by his brothers Robert (Bob) Roemer and Harold (Harry) Roemer. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Andrea Nabozny Roemer, daughter Amy Roemer Scheitinger, and son Paul (PJ) Roemer Jr. (Erin); grandchildren Emma Amelia Scheitinger, Haylee Elizabeth Roemer, Cody Ryan Acosta, and Colin James Acosta, and brother August Roemer (Lorraine). Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Paul was a graduate of Hudson High School and attended Valparaiso University. After college, Paul served in the United States Army in Vietnam. After serving his country, Paul entered the world of banking. He worked at Hudson City Savings Institution for many years and then transitioned into politics as Columbia County Treasurer, serving a two year term. Paul recently retired after 20 years from F.A.S.N.Y. Firemen’s Home, Hudson, NY, where he worked in the Museum of Firefighting and the Maintenance Department. In 1982, Paul was ordained as a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. He also served as Chaplain for J.W. Edmonds Hose Co. where he was recently recognized for his years of dedication and service. He was a member of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York and Knights of Columbus, Catskill. Paul was a faithful servant of Sacred Heart Church, Hudson, NY, St. Patrick’s Church, Catskill, NY, and St. James Church, Chatham, NY. Paul was a very dedicated, generous and kind deacon administering his various duties within the Catholic Church. He will be greatly missed by many. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday May 3, 2021 at 11:00am from St. James Church in Chatham. Interment will be Wednesday May 5, at 11:00am in Cedar Park Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses/aides of the Covid staff and the 2nd floor Observation and Telemetry Units, and all CMH hospital staff who took such loving care during his stays. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund www.VVMF.org or 1235 South Clark St suite 910 Arlington, VA 22202