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Obituary for John David Atherly

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.