~~Norbert B. Nolte, 96, a longtime resident of Schuylerville, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Saratoga Hospital.
Born July 13, 1921 in Amsterdam NY he was the son of the late Bernard and Anna Traxon Nolte.
Mr. Nolte was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Amsterdam. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Coast Guard on the USS Campbell in the North Atlantic. He served with the US Navy and Naval Reserve until 1978.
Norbert was also a graduate of Siena College and taught History and Social Studies at Schuylerville Central School for several years. He became the Principal of Gilboa Central School and then retired as Principal of Schuylerville Central School in 1981. He was a former Village Justice in Schuylerville, Justice of Peace in the Town of Saratoga, Trustee and President of Schuylerville Public Library, founding member of General Schuylerville Emergency Squad, Trustee for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Saratoga County, volunteer at Saratoga County Senior Citizens Center, choir member of Visitation Church and communicant of Notre Dame-Visitation Church.
He liked to sail at Willfleet, Cape Cod, golf par 3, ski, swim at YMCA, walk, enjoyed woodworking, working around the house, singing songs at the piano after Sunday dinners, playing the violin, reading and history.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Norbert J. Nolte, and 2 sisters, Agnes Reynolds and Audrey Ellers.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 75 years, Matilda Nolte, who he faithfully visited daily at Wesley Health Care Center; his children, Michael (Glenina) Nolte, Andrew (Kathleen) Nolte, Maureen (Neil) Muscatiello, Jean (Peter) Hosford, Susan Nolte (Lee Grunes), Christopher Nolte (Carla Suna); daughter-in-law Kathy Lind; 14 grandchildren, Thomas Nolte, Kristina Brennan, Neil A. Muscatiello, Mark Muscatiello, Jennifer Valentine, Michael Hosford, Elizabeth Bovill, Julie Grunes, Jacob Nolte, Rachel Nolte, Darius Nolte Lind, Zachary Nolte Lind, Chloe Nolte Lind, and Sophia Nolte Lind; 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11am Friday, September 15, 2017 at Notre Dame-Visitation Church in Schuylerville with Rev. Martin Fisher, officiating. A committal service will follow at 12:30pm at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Memorials can be made in his memory to the General Schuyler Emergency Squad, PO Box 111, Schuylerville, NY 12871 or the Schuylerville Public Library, Schuylerville, NY 12871.
The family would like to thank staff and friends at Wesley Health Care Center, Woodlawn Commons, Saratoga Hospital and General Schuyler Emergency Squad.