John Atherly

John David Atherly

Tuesday, May 7th, 1935 - Monday, September 14th, 2020
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John D. Atherly, 85 of Hopewell Junction, NY after a two year illness passed away on September 14, 2020. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on May 7, 1935. He was the son of the late Harold and Dorothy Atherly.

He graduate from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. John then went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War Era. He then began his career with General Electric, ITT and finished his career working in sales for Motorola for 30 years. He also served as the Chairman of the Grace Smith House. He was a volunteer for the Dutchess County SPCA and the local chapter of the Red Cross.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Suzanne (Shaffer) Atherly, brother, Alan of Ames, Iowa, daughter-in-law Janice Atherly of Coral Springs Florida. He was the father of the late Jeffery, John and Lauren Atherly. Brother of the late, Donald and Darst Atherly.

Visitation is Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 4PM to 6PM. John’s funeral services will be directly after visitation at 6PM. Due to COVID restrictions, those planning to attend visitation and the service should consider arriving later in the visitation time frame. During both the visitation and funeral service, you will be required to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet social distancing. This includes while interacting with the family. Thank you for understanding during these unusual times.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 6:00pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Virginia Joy

Posted at 05:00pm
Dave came into my life at a very young age. He has been like a father to me, and Suzanne has been like a mother to me. Davve and Suzanne have had a major impact on my life. I love the both of you so much.
A funny memory was all the times Suzanne caught Dave having snacks and feedi6me snacks we were not supposed to have...
You are in heaven now with your children and are no longer suffering. You will be missed by so many people. We love you. Til we meet again!

Alan Atherly

Posted at 10:30am
We had some wonderful times together when we were young (and old). David was my best friend and confidant. I will miss him dearly. He was a wonderful and caring guy.

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