John J. Beers, a resident of Arkville, died at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
John was born on April 15, 1942 at Pound Ridge, the son of Carl S. and Josephine (Gottfried) Beers. He married Wilma McCann on July 22, 1967 at Arkville.
John worked for Duncan D. Campbell on the farm in Andes for many years. Later he was a truck driver for the Town of Middletown Highway Department. John enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, and deer hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma Beers of Arkville; daughter, Ann and her husband James Lawson and their children, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Nathan and Abigail; son, John J. Jr. and wife Michelle and their children, Savanna, John Paul and Ryan, James A, and his children Renee, Lance, Emilee Rose, and her mother Brenda Archibald; godson, James S. L. Stratton, and two great-grand daughters, Johanna Beers and Brianna Beers. Also surviving are sisters, Shirley Balcom of Andes, Cheryl and Ken Stratton of Margaretville, Barbara Hopkins of Santa Rose, CA, Jane Soderback of Andes, Rose and Bob Tenewitz of Florence, SC, and Debbie and Ernie Smith of Hallstead, PA and brothers, Carl S. Beers Jr. of Andes, Robert and Shelly Beers of Starlight, PA, Donald and Jamie of Bainbridge, and Terry Beers of Lake Como, PA. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
John was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Richard Beers and sisters, Betty Weed and Judy Betts.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville with the Rev Harold Patterson officiating. Calling hours will be held from noon until service time at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Committal will follow at the Andes Cemetery.
Donations in memory of John J. Beers may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.