John T. Schloemer, 55, Van Wormer Rd., Mannsville, passed away Tuesday morning, April 16th, at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.
Calling hours are Friday, April 19th, from 3 pm – 8 pm at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.
Graveside services will be 11 am Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Maplewood Cemetery, Mannsville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mannsville United Methodist Church, PO Box 380, Mannsville, NY 13661 or to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.
John began his career with Contel Phone Co. in the Red Hook / Rhinebeck area as an installer in 1981.
While living in Red Hook, John owned and operated a tree company called “Trees are a Breeze.”
He transferred to Northern New York with Contel in 1988, working with the company through the changes from Contel, to GTE, to Citizens and lastly Frontier where he currently held the position of technical supervisor.
John married Jill Jenkins, September 21, 1985 at the First Baptist Church of Rhinebeck.
John was a member of the Mannsville United Methodist Church, serving as a trustee and was actively involved with the children, youth, photography and care of the church building, grounds and parsonage. John was an active member of the Red Hook Volunteer Fire Department while living there. He was a 10 year member of the Mannsville Village Board, the Mannsville Volunteer Fire Dept and the Ambulance Squad. He was a member of the Adams Rotary and South Jeff Chamber, serving as co-organizer of the Christmas Parade for many years.
John was a strong supporter and mentor to the youth in his community, serving as an assistant Cub Scout Master with Pack 37. John was very active with the Harold Dunn Soccer League (now Eastern Shore) and Mannsville T-Ball team. He volunteered for many years with the Tug Hill Tourathon.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking and skiing. He loved woodworking. John cleared the wooded lot to build his log cabin home at its present location. John had a passion caring for and rehabilitating all animals, both domestic and wild.
John is survived by his wife, Jill and their daughter, Ashleigh, both of Mannsville; his mother Joan Schloemer, Red Hook; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William (Billy) and Wendy, Tivoli, NY; Richard and Lisa, Red Hook, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Robert Matthies, Indian Lake, NY; two nieces, four nephews, two great nephews; his mother and father-in-law, Guy and Linda Jenkins, North Carolina.
John was predeceased by his father, William in February of 1990.
Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com.
Thursday, June 30, 2016, Watertown, NY
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