Wakes To Be Held Thursday For North Salem Boys Killed In Storm

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Funeral arrangements for the North Salem boys killed by this tree will be Thursday and Friday.
Funeral arrangements for the North Salem boys killed by this tree will be Thursday and Friday. Photo Credit: Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — Funeral arrangements have been announced for the two boys killed Monday evening in North Salem when Hurricane Sandy blew a tree onto the house they were in.

Jack H. Baumler, 11, and Michael C. Robson, 13, died Monday when the tree fell on Baumler’s house. Robson, a neighbor, was visiting at the time.

Wakes will be held for both boys Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Beecher Funeral Home at 1 Putnam Ave. in Brewster. Calling hours for both are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Funerals will be held Friday, both at St. Joseph’s Church, at 10 Croton Falls Road in Croton Falls.

A service for Jack will be held at 10 a.m. Burial will be at a cemetery to be announced in South Salem. 

A service for Michael will be held at 1 p.m., with burial at Peach Pond Cemetery on Route 121 in North Salem.

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very sad and upsetting. Taken to young heaven is blessed with two more beautifl angels