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Northern Westchester's William Kuebler, Photojournalist, Committed Environmentalist, Dies At 67

William H. Kuebler
William H. Kuebler Photo Credit: The Kuebler Family

William H. "Bill" Kuebler, age 67, of Katonah and formerly of Chappaqua, died Tuesday, Sept. 7 at Northern Westchester Hospital surrounded by his family.

Bill was born in Queens, to the late Harold Kuebler and Dorothea (Vermilyea) Kuebler. He spent his formative years and early married life in Chappaqua, graduating from Horace Greeley High School and Pace University.

Bill was a career photojournalist, most recently working, until his retirement, at Gannett Co. for The Journal News. He experienced the world from behind the camera lens with excitement, curiosity, and humor. 

A committed environmentalist, Bill focused his post-journalism life on non-profit and volunteer work. He worked for many years at the Westchester Land Trust in Bedford Hills, was a dedicated volunteer at Teatown Lake Reservation, and co-founded the “Take It or Leave It Shop” in Chappaqua, where he volunteered every Saturday for nearly 20 years right up until his passing.

Bill is the beloved husband of 26 years of Lori Ensinger, the loving brother of Kenneth (Janet) of Madison, CT, and the adoring uncle of Christopher (Brittany) and Kevin (Julia), also of Madison, CT. He is also survived by four grand nephews and nieces as well as several cousins.

A private memorial will be held at a later date at Bill’s beloved Captiva Island in Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westchester Land Trust.

Obituary contributed by Clark Associates Funeral Home.

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