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James E. Fluegel

September 22, 1953April 24, 2021

James E Fluegel, 67 of Longs SC passed away on Saturday April 24th, 2021 at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River, SC. Born on September 22, 1953 in Rhinebeck, NY, Jim was the son of the late George J and Ruth L Blagriff Fluegel. On November 6, 1971 he married the love of his life, Evelyn (Simmons) Fluegel, who survives at their home, his daughter, Ruth Laura (Fluegel) Frisenda, her husband Eric Frisenda with their sons, Noah and Peter Frisenda, his siblings Marilyn Valliant (Fluegel), Jon (Pat) Fluegel, George Fluegel (predeceased) along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and numerous friends; most especially Stephen J Cole and Chet Damon. Jim grew up in the Hudson Valley area and was employed by IBM East Fishkill as an engineering technician for over 25 years. He was a dedicated member and secretary of the Hendrick Hudson Lodge #825 in Red Hook, NY. Jim loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing,hiking and was a proud member of the Adirondack 46er Club. Jim’s latest adventure was golf. Jim enjoyed the game so much he decided to build a home on a course where he and his brother Jon played. Jim spent his days in the South Carolina sun, playing off the back nine, waving to his wife when the game was going well or giving a thumbs down when it was not going as planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research, Donate for Life, Covid 19 Research and the Hendrick Hudson Lodge #825 of Red Hook, NY


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Jerry Husman

May 1, 2021

I will always have fond memories of Jim and his Impala when we were in high school. Whether going to the races, cruising around, or working on it, it was an instant point of recognition. Once, he let me drive it, power shifting through the gears...before I had my license. Jim would also spend time at our garage painting cars, including my Thunderbird. He had a distinct talent with cars.

Rest In Peace.

Don Blagriff

April 30, 2021

Evie, Ruth and family, Marilyn, Jon & Pat, this is so heart breaking and unbelievable to Pat and I. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for all of you.
Although time and distance has separated us over the years I have many memories as a kid taking trips to Red Hook and Rhinebeck to visit the cousins, aunts and uncles that will always be with me. Jim and I spent a week at Aunt Dottie's house with Dennis one summer as early teenagers. A special time and place for me personally that will never be forgotten. Love to the Fluegel family.
Rest in peace Jim.

Don & Pat Blagriff