Philip A Koenig

Philip A Koenig, age 75, of Gardiner, NY, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 3, 1942 in Queens, NY, the son of the late Vincent and Johanna (Zachman) Koenig. On May 3, 1964, he married Pamela M. Sokota at St. John’s Nepomurene’s Church in Manhattan. Pamela predeceased him on December 17, 2006.

Philip graduated from the Brooklyn High School of Automotive Trades on June 28, 1960. He was a member of the National Guard and was employed as a Trooper with the New York State Police in Middletown, NY from June, 1966 to September, 1988. He became a Sergeant in 1974 and a BCI Investigator until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the NRA/USCCA, his local Rod and Gun Club and the Tri-State Chapter of the NYS Troopers Retirement Association.

He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Koenig Collen and her husband, John, of Grafton, NY and Nancy Koenig Erlanger of Rhinebeck, NY; two sisters: Joan Koenig Shuart and Louise Koenig Sokota and three brothers, Philip E. Koenig, John Koenig and Richard N. Koenig and four grandchildren, James And Emily Erlanger and Jake and Kyle Collen. He was predeceased by a brother, Vincent Koenig.


In lieu of expressions of sympathy, Philip’s daughters request donations be made to Hospice. It was Hospice that allowed Phil’s wishes to be and die at home possible.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 11 am – 12 pm at Copeland Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY, followed by a Memorial Service from 12 – 1 pm.

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