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Henry C. Koenigsamen

Potsdam- A celebration of life for Henry C. Koenigsamen, 79, of Potsdam will be held at a later date to be announced.  Mr. Koenigsamen died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center following a brief illness.


Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.


Henry C. Koenigsamen was born on November 14, 1936 in Jersey City, New Jersey.  He was the son of the late Harry and Helen (Kunz) Koenigsamen.  He was a 1954 graduate of Bethpage High School and a graduate of Farmingdale State College.  Henry worked as a Budget Estimator for Grumman in Bethpage, NY until his retirement in 1992.  On April 4th 1959 he married Sonia Lee Burmester in Bethpage.  Mrs. Koenigsamen died on March 10, 1995.


Following his retirement he worked as a Travel Agent, specializing in cruises.   He was a regular cruiser himself and introducing people to the activity made it all the more enjoyable, through his Travel Agent position.   He loved to travel, cook and in his younger years gardening and woodworking.  He also volunteered for the Potsdam Booster Club as Co-Treasurer and other volunteer roles. Most of all he loved entertaining and enjoying a nice glass of wine and sharing a meal with friends and family.   


He is survived by his daughter Linda Buchanan and her partner Randy LaFirst of Potsdam, his grandsons; Paul Buchanan and his wife Kari of Arkansas and Lee Buchanan of Washington D.C., he is also survived by his great grandson Hudson Miller.


He was predeceased by his wife Sonia Lee Koenigsamen and his daughter Janet Lee Koenigsamen.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Henry’s memory be made to the Janet Lee Koenigsamen  Scholarship Fund  C/O The College of St. Benedicts Suite 37 South College Ave Suite 212   St.  Joseph MN 56374


Online Condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.   

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Linda Sorry to hear of "Uncle" Hank"s passing . I hope he didn't suffer and his passing was peaceful. Thoughts of comfort to you and your family.

Denise A Gordon- Martin Jan 7 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Lynn Turner Nov 11 2016 12:00 AM


Sorry to hear about your dad! Your dad was so nice and i enjoy talking to him when I saw him around. He will be missed!!

Susan Lyman Nov 5 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Henry Koenigsamen

Karen Gravelle Nov 5 2016 12:00 AM

Linda, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. It was always a pleasure to visit with him as a former mailman. My thoughts and prayers for your comfort and peace.

Jerry Lambeth Nov 4 2016 12:00 AM

Linda and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. While I didn't know Hank for long, our visits were quite enjoyable. I hope you find comfort knowing that others care.

Beth Turner Nov 4 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Linda, Randy, Paul and Lee. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Poppy (HANK) was a wonderful man. Heaven could not wait any longer. I will miss seeing him at your house. Especially at Thanksgiving!

Maureen and Nick Carrara Nov 4 2016 12:00 AM