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Charles A. “Tony” Mitzel

SAUGERTIES…. Charles A. “Tony” Mitzel, 74, of East Bridge St., died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, CT.   Born March 12, 1944 in Canton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Ruth I. Mitzel.  A US Army veteran of the Vietnam-era, he was stationed at the US Military Academy at West Point, NY where he was a member of the USMA Band’s Field Music Group “Hellcats”.

A lifelong musician he owned and operated the Kingston Music Center for over 30 years.  He was a founding member and the longtime conductor of the Saugerties Community Band.  Tony was also a member of the Saugerties American Legion Post #72.

Tony is survived by his long-time companion Pam Christiana; two sons: Charles “Tim” and wife Desiree of Kingston and Matthew M. and wife Stephanie of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, a twin sister Mary “Mickey” Bryan of Villa Rica, Georgia and three grandchildren: Nathaniel, Mahlon and Reece.

His Funeral Service, with military honors, will be held 10:00 AM Saturday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. corner of John & Lafayette Street.  Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Interment at Saratoga National Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s memory may be made to the Saugerties Community Band (C/O Pam Christiana, 5 Middle Rd, Mount Marion, NY 12456), the Veterans Administration Voluntary Service or a charity of one’s choice.   Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com

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