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64 E. Main St.
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: 845-297-2640
Fax: 845-632-1224
Jere Popow

Jere Popow

Friday, October 2nd, 1959 - Friday, February 28th, 2020
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Jere Popow, age 60, of Wappingers Falls. New York passed away Friday, February 28, 2020.
Jere was born October 2, 1959 in Hudson, NY to the late Eva and John Popow. At a young age, he relocated with his family to Park St. in Wappingers Falls where he along with those who went on to be lifelong friends spent countless hours in their youth making memories at “Poe’s Wall”. He graduated from Roy C. Ketcham High School with the class of 1978. On May 24, 1987, surrounded by family and those same lifelong friends, he married the love of his life, Chris Ruta. He pursued his higher education through the UA Local 201’s apprenticeship program where he learned to love his work, enabling him to provide a wonderful life for his family. He proudly continued his career as a steamfitter with UA Local 21 until his retirement in 2013. Since retiring he remained active by tinkering around the house and lending a hand to any in need of his expertise. His creative and effective repairs are affectionately known by many to be “Jere Rigged”.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Ruta-Popow; his son, Matthew Popow; his daughter, Sara Popow; his mother and father-in-law, Helen and Aldo Ruta; his sister, Jan Cassidy; his nephews, Richard John Keller, Jon Michael Popow, Ian Robinson, and Alex Robinson; his nieces Ryanne Robinson, Susan Popow, Kim Popow Lazar and Jordan Keller.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Jon and Daniel Popow.
Jere is loved by so many, his strength, humor, compassion and overall zest for life has left an imprint on the hearts of all who knew him and he is truly unforgettable. Although he faced a long battle against Rheumatoid Arthritis and several other illnesses he tackled each day with positivity, resilience and a huge smile, inspiring all those around him. Friends may call at the Delehanty Funeral Home 64 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls, Friday from 5 to 8 PM. Services will be held Saturday at 11:30 AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Rhuematoid Arthritis Foundation at,or Rhumatoid Arthritis Foundation, 8815 Conroy Windermere Rd., Suite 309, Orlando, Fla. 32835 in memory of Jere Popow. To send a condolence, visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Delehanty Funeral Home
    64 E. Main St.
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 11:30am
    Delehanty Funeral Home
    64 E. Main St.
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Donations are being accepted for: Rhuematoid Arthritis Foundation.


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Please note that the information should be Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation: Funeral home entered the information incorrectly. sending checks the correct address is 8815 Conroy Windermere Road, Suite 309 Orlando, FL 32835

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Posted at 12:00pm
On behalf of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
We are here to console you in your time of grieving if you need us.
Call us anytime at 877.917.7326/407.917.7326 or
visit our website at

Sandra Buchholz
Founder & CEO
Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA
8815 Conroy Windermere Road
Suite 309
Orlando, FL 32835

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