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Top Stories 2012: Two North Salem Boys Killed By Fallen Tree

North Salem's Jack Baumler (left) and Michael Robson were killed during Hurricane Sandy.
North Salem's Jack Baumler (left) and Michael Robson were killed during Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Beecher Funeral Home

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – As 2012 draws to a close, The North Salem Daily Voice is recapping some of the biggest stories of the past year.

The entire community was saddened by the tragic loss of Jack Baumler, 11, and Michael Robson, 13, when the boys were killed by a fallen tree that crashed through the roof of the Baumlers’ Peach Lake home during Hurricane Sandy.

Friends and neighbors went to great lengths to support the families through their initial ordeal and to gather contributions to help them through financially.

Both the Baumler and the Robson families expressed their gratitude in a touching letter.

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