OSSINING, N.Y. -- Herbert Loistl of Ossining died Wednesday, April 22, at Cedar Manor Nursing Home after battling a long illness. He was 78.
Born in Hohenfurth (Lahrenbecher), Czechoslovakia on Sept. 20, 1936, he was the seventh of 11 children born to Johann Loistl and Katharina Prieschl. He immigrated to the United States in 1964. On June 11, 1965 in a civil service he married Heide Ziegler in the United States and then in a church wedding on July 10, 1965 in Esslingen, Germany.
Loistl enjoyed spending time with family and friends along the Neversink River in the Catskills and Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks. He also cherished trips back to Germany and Austria to visit his extensive family.
Loistl's earliest years were spent on the family farm in Czechoslovakia. When he was 10, after World War II ended, the family was forced to return to Germany, settling in Nördlingen. There, Loistl studied baking as an apprentice and eventually received his meisterbrief in baking, a skill that served him and his family well throughout his life. He worked at bake shops in Germany and then Yonkers and Hartsdale, as well as serving as food service director at Marymount College for 21 years. For several years, he owned his own bake shop.
Loistl is survived by his wife, Heide, daughter, Christine Loistl-Pointer, son-in-law, W. Andrew Pointer, and granddaughter, Caitlin M. Pointer, all of Ossining.
A private memorial service was held Saturday, April 25..
Memorial donations to the dedicated members of the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps or Phelps Memorial Hospital Center would be appreciated. Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining handled the arrangements.
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